May 1st is Final 4-H Enrollment Deadline

Did you miss the April 15, 2019 4-H Enrollment Deadline or need to add a project? Well, you have one final deadline to enroll. All 4-H Members must be enrolled by May 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm. This includes FFA members taking a market or breeding livestock project. Enrollments accepted between April 16 and May 1 must be accompanied with a $10 late fee.

Hog Tags & Tag-in Reminders

  • Tag-In at Waterford Community Fair grounds on June 3, 6:00—7:00 pm. OR
  • 4-H or FFA advisor obtain their own Allflex tagger, advisor will contact Chris Campbell @ (740-984-4646) or the Extension office (740-376-7431) with the number of tags needed for their club members and pick them up between April 15 – May 15. The advisor is the only one who can make arrangements for the pick up of hog tags. No parents. The advisor or someone appointed by the advisor will tag the members’ hog(s).  They will then submit the members name and hog tag number(s) to the OSU extension by May 31.  The advisor will be responsible for making sure that their members’ hog(s) are tagged before May 31.
  • By May 31, 2019 all hogs not brought to tag-in must take a picture of tag in hog’s ear and send it to:  Must include name of exhibitor with their hog tag number. Sample Photo: Submit 1 or 2 photos showing the tag number in the pig’s ear and showing the color & markings in the other photo.  If the pig is one solid color then only one photo is needed.
  • If pigs are purchased at Campbell Hog Farm, they will be tagged when purchased.


Hervida Chicken BBQ

Hervida Chicken BBQ – Please come support the Chicken BBQ Dinner at Hervida on Saturday, May 4. Meal served 4:30 to 7:00pm. This is also a great opportunity to volunteer for camp by serving, clearing tables, or donating a dessert! Donations for the Country Store are always welcome!! Contact Jane Lennox at 740-568-8044

4-H Cloverbot Challenge

The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge is a statewide event designed just for our youngest 4-H’ers. Teams work together to research a topic, build a model out of interlocking bricks and create a poster highlighting their experience. On June 29, the teams will come together at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center to share their work, visit with one another, participate in kid-friendly activities, and celebrate their efforts with a closing celebration and award ceremony.

Teams may have a minimum of two members, but no more than eight, and are coached by an adult team leader. Details and registration information can be found at

Questions? Contact Beth Boomershine at or Sally McClaskey at

If your club would like to borrow a lego kit from the Extension Office to participate in the state event, please call and check on availability.

Local Student Leadership Conference for 6th-8th Grade Students

Friday,  May 17, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

The Gathering Place, Marietta College campus, N. 7th Street, (on the corner of Butler and 7th Streets)

Young Women and Men of Purpose is a free leadership training for 6th – 8th grade students in youth-led

Prevention groups (SADD, Teen Institute, etc.), student councils, and members of other student leadership groups or students that may not be involved in groups but have leadership potential.   This one-day conference will feature dynamic youth leadership presenters, including Paradigm Shift and Harvey “Be the Best” Alston.   Please send up to 20 students from your school; we are limiting this training to 150 youths, so send in the registrations as soon as possible, but by May 1st.  If there are slots open after this  deadline, you will be notified by email.  Your students must be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone.    Please register all adults who will be attending, as well as all students.

Complete detail and registration: YMWoP flyer registration-2782uq2

Please Help our Nebraska Farmers

I’m sure you have seen the devastation that has occurred in the mid-west due to flooding in the last month or so. The farmers and ranchers have suffered many losses and it will take years for them to rebuild. As a small farmer myself, I have been asking myself how I can help. As a community service project , I would like to do a money drive to send as relief for the farmers and ranchers that suffered flood damage and lost everything in Nebraska. The organization I would like to use is the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund. Through research I have learned that they work to assist cattle producers that have been impacted by natural disasters. 100% of the funds received go to the cattlemen affected (

I will be doing a fund drive at Fort Frye High School and asking local FFA Chapters to join me in my efforts and complete a fund drive as well. I would like to get our 4-H families involved as well. The drive will last until May 15th. 4-H Extension Educator, Bruce Zimmer will by my adult person to assist me in counting the money with me and sign-off in a record book for this community service project. At the end of my fund drive (if there are cash donations) I will purchase a money order to send to the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund. This is at the direction of the Citizen’s Bank Co. in Beverly, OH.

Thank a farmer by donating in part of a relief effort for Nebraska farmers suffering from flood damage. To donate, checks can be made payable directly to Nebraska Cattlemen’s Disaster Relief Fund. All funds will be tracked and recorded in a service ledger. One money order will then be purchased and forwarded to them.

Thank You for your Consideration to help America’s Farmers,

Connor Tullius


Please send donations by May 15th to Connor and make checks payable to Nebraska Cattlemen’s Disaster Relief Fund

Connor Tullius

113 Hupp Rd.

Beverly, OH 45715

● $400 million estimated in livestock damage
● $440 million estimated in crop damage
● Nebraska is ranked 1st in beef production
● 91% of Nebraska is farmland

Local Equestrian Center Hosting Clinic

New Image Equestrian Center – Hosting SPRING INTO SUCCESS

New Image Equestrian Center is hosting an Equine Behavior clinic April 27 & 28 from 9am-4pm. There is still time to be a participant. It is a 6 hour per day clinic  with outside clinicians. Contact them for prices and find them on Facebook too.
Come turn your horse into a willing, happy partner. This will help any discipline from trail riding to upper level Dressage. Must have snaffle bridle, any saddle will do, we will help you with that as well. Demos each day as well. Come join us for a fun filled day. Text Sheri at 740-525-2853 for further information and registration.

Livestock Quality Assurance Session #2 – April 22 at Warren High School

April 22 from 7-9 pm at Warren High School is the second QA session. Members planning to take market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goats projects and a parent/guardian must attend a Livestock Quality Assurance training in order to participate in Jr Fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Members may attend a QA session in any Ohio county, the member must still be accompanied by an adult.

Test-out Option – Youth ages 12-14 and 15-18 may participate.  The test will be offered after each QA session. Pre-registration is required by calling the Extension Office at 740-376-7431