Barlow Fair Livestock Sale Results

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Duck Sale Results

FC Heifer Sale Results

FC Steer Sale Results

Mkt Dairy Goat Sale Results

2019 Barlow Independent Fair Market Livestock Auction Results

 Feeder Calf Heifers

Grand Champion Feeder Calf Heifer shown by Aiden Woodruff was purchased by The August Lauren LLC for $2,900

Reserve Champion Feeder Calf Heifer shown by Katelynn Valandingham was purchased by Seaman’s General Merchandise for $1,500

Feeder Calf Steers

Grand Champion Feeder Calf Steer shown by Aiden Woodruff was purchased by Ward Farm Supply, Inc. for $2,850

Reserve Champion Feeder Calf Steer shown by Delaney Gates was purchased by Seaman’s General Merchandise for $2,600

Premier Exhibitor Feeder Calf shown by Kristen Winstanley was purchased by John Excavating for $1,275

Market Ducks

Grand Champion Market Ducks shown by Rebecca Williams was purchased by BELHI Trucking for $1000

Reserve Champion Market Ducks shown by Roseanna O’Brien was purchased by Schilling for Commissioner for $550

Premier Exhibitor Market Ducks shown by Tate Jonas was purchased by Derick Kemper Unlimited for $150

Market Dairy Goat

Grand Champion Market Dairy Goat shown by Logan Renner was purchased by Carr Auto Glass & R.C. & Son Construction for $1,200

Reserve Champion Market Dairy Goat shown by Garett Coffman was purchased by Coffman Farms, Inc. & Mr. & Future Mrs. Campbell for $650

Premier Exhibitor Market Dairy Goat shown by Kaitlyn Schaad was purchased by ParMar Stores for $700

Two Great Reasons to Apply for 4-H Trip Awards

My name is Bijou Burgardt and I attended 4-H State Leadership Camp this year which ended up being one of the best camps I’ve ever been to. I got to try a lot of new experiences. My favorite new experience was zip lining. At first I was worried and kinda scared of doing it, but in the end I ended up doing it twice! We also got to rock climb, go on a high ropes course, shoot rifles and do archery. I had so much fun and I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to attend. I hope to encourage others to attend as well.

Bijou Burgardt

Hi, my name is Michael Gardner, I am 13 and going into the 8th grade. My enjoyed my trip to Space Adventure Camp and I had the best time. It started a little rocky and I wanted to go home the first night because this was my first time away at a camp. I was able to get through that first night and had lots of fun after that. If you feel scared and want to leave, don’t because you will miss out on a lot of fun and a really great experience. While I was there, I met so many great people. The campers were awesome to hang out with and the counselors and staff were very kind. We built our own hot air balloon, model rocket and bottle rocket, then got to launch them all. We also went to the planetarium, played flight simulator and went swimming. My favorite part was eating pizza during lunch and near 11 pm which was lights out. I would recommend Space Adventure Camp for anyone interested in science and interested in meeting some great people.

Michael Gardner

TSC Coupon for October 5

Be sure to visit TSC on October 5 for 4-H & FFA Discount Day. Take this flyer and receive 20% off apparel, 10% off feed and some other great deals!Ohio is one of only four states being offered a TSC discount day.

Must be used at TSC on October 5.

Click and print: TSC Coupon OH


Gerken Announces Retirement from OSU Extension

Dear Friends,

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement effective September 27, 2019.

I have had the pleasure of a career for 33+ years at Ohio State University Extension, in Economic Development, Community Development, and the last few years in the 4-H Program.  The 4-H program would not be as successful as it is without the volunteers that so graciously give their time and all who participate and give their endless support to the program to help grow our children to be successful adults.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the support that I have been given from all of you, including 4-H’ers.  You have all helped me to grow both personally and professionally.

The years here have given me many great memories to treasure, and it is the people that have made the years here so enjoyable. I cannot express just how much I will miss everyone.

As I move on to the next chapter in my life, I wish only the best for everyone and the continued success of the Washington County 4-H Program.

Jill Gerken

The OSU Extension Staff wish Jill all the best as she retires. Her helpful voice on the phone and cheerful greeting at front office will be missed. If you would like to send a card or best wishes note to Jill, please address it to Jill’s attention and mail it to the Extension Office. OSU Extension, 202 Davis Ave, Marietta, OH 45750

Two More Reasons to Apply for 4-H Trip Awards

Staying at Marietta College for Space Camp is a memory I will always treasure! We got to go into the planetarium and got to learn in some of the college classrooms. We got to see what it was like to drive a plane and got to see Jupiter with our own eyes. Staying in the dorms and seeing what it was like to go to Marietta College was amazing. Learning and having fun at the same time is exactly what Space Camp is all about! I made so many new friends and saw some of my friends from school. This is an experience that will last a lifetime!

Taylor Starkey (2019 Attendee)

Thank you for the scholarship to go to Senior Shooting Sports Camp. I had so much fun there. I love meeting new friends everywhere I go. In the evenings we participated in team building activities, shot different types of guns, and lethal impact. My favorite part was shooting a 50 caliber rifle. It’s the largest rifle a civilian can own. The boom was really loud, they even let me keep the casing. The rifle was equipped with large springs to absorb the recoil. The stand was part of the rifle as it is too heavy to stand and hold. That was the most exciting part of the camp. I highly recommend this camp to others. There is never a dull moment, we are busy from sunrise until sunset has passed. Thank you for the opportunity to attend shooting sports camp.

Taylor Haines (2019 Attendee)

Trip award applications are due: October 14


Barlow Fair Schedule

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Wednesday, September 25

  • 2:00-8:00pm                  Jr. Fair Rabbits & Poultry can be checked in, animals must be finalized by 9pm.
  • 12:00-8:00pm                Put in 4-H Booth Displays
  • 5:00-5:30PM                  Market Dairy Goat Weigh-in
  • 5:30-8:00pm                  Jr. Fair Feeder Calf Weigh-in
  • 5:00-8:00pm                    Market Duck Weigh In
  • 9:00pm                           All Jr. Fair rabbits, poultry & feeder calves must be in place

 Thursday, September 26

  • 8:00am               Gates Open
  • 12:00pm              Jr. Fair sheep, goat and dairy must be in place
  • 6:30 pm              Jr. Fair Showmanship – Dairy / Beef Breeding & Open Dairy / Beef Shows

Friday, September 27

  • 8:00am Gates Open
  • 9:00am                Jr. Fair Poultry Showmanship (senior division will show first)  Jr. Fair & Open Poultry Show (immediately following showmanship)
  • 3:30pm             Junior Market Dairy Goat Show (Showmanship will show first)
  • 6:00pm             Parade
  • 8:00pm             Jr. Fair Showmanship’s & Open Sheep/Goat Show

Saturday, September 28

  • 8:00am                Gates Open
  • 8:00am                 Feeder Calf Show Market Classes (heifers show first)  Feeder Calf Showmanship to Follow (senior division will show first)
  • 10:00am                Jr. Fair Rabbit Showmanship and Jr. & Open Rabbit Show (immediately following   showmanship)
  • 4:00pm                 Buyer Appreciation Reception
  • 4:45pm                 Presentation of Skillathon & Poster Awards– Show Barn
  • 5:00pm                 Jr. Fair Market Livestock Sale: Pies and Cakes sell first, then Feeder Calf Heifers, Feeder Calf Steers, Market Ducks, Market Dairy Goats

Sunday, September 29

  • 8:00am               Gates Open
  • 9:00AM              Open Horse Show (Youth and Adult Classes)
  • 9:30 am              Goat Yoga
  • 11:00am               Animal Beauty Contest
  • 4:00pm               Begin removing exhibits
  • 6:00pm               All entries must be removed


Attention Parents & Volunteers – Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Washington County Behavioral Health Board is sponsoring a Youth Mental Health First Aid training on November 20, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at our new location, 1115 Gilman Avenue (the Jobs & Family Services building)in the second floor conference room.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (approximate ages age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Class participants who successfully complete the course  will receive Youth MHFA certification for three years and a  Youth Mental Health First Aid manual.

Registration Info: Youth MHFA registration form November 20 2019

ChickQuest, a Classroom Journey Through the Life Cycle of Chickens

A 4-H School Enrichment Program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg.

From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. The United Soybean Board, the Ohio Soybean Council and OSU Extension want to provide this curriculum for 185 elementary teachers in Ohio during the 2019–2020 school year. Each teacher will receive:

• Teacher Guide
• Science Log books, set of 25
• incubator
• fertilized egg coupon
• kit that includes experiment supplies
• one day of professional development training for the teacher

“Your enthusiasm was contagious. I feel ready to help my students better understand life cycles of living things. We have already ordered our eggs.” (teacher, Bexley City Schools)
Nov 1, 8 am to 4 pm
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43221
Register now!

Feb 5, 8 am to 4 pm
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43221
Register now!

March 5, 8 am to 4 pm
Mason CLC Community Room
700 E Exchange St
Akron, OH 44306
Register now!