Jr Fairboard Application Video

Checkout this video promoting Jr Fairboard Applications due December 2 posted on the 4-H Facebook Page.

Applications for youth age 13 and older by January: https://go.osu.edu/wcforms

Interviews: December 9 from 6:00-8:30 for 1st & 2nd year applicants

Why Join the Jr Fairboard?

Posted by Ohio State – Washington County 4-H on Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Email Wellness Challenge

Email Wellness Challenge

November 25, 2019 – January 5, 2020

  •  You are invited to sign up for the Live Healthy Live Well 6-week Email Wellness Challenge.
  •  Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from an OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Professional.

The goal of this six-week challenge is for you to reduce stress, and simplify your life by practicing wellness habits. During this challenge, you will gain ideas to help you:

  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Simplify your Meals
  • Organize your Holiday Décor
  • Embrace Humor and Positivity
  • Declutter your Gift List and Schedule
  • Eat more Vegetables and Fruits
  • Add more Movement (“Elfercise”) to your Day

What does it cost? Nothing – it is free!

Who can participate? Any adult with an email account.

How do I sign up?  Go to this link and register:

Washington go.osu.edu/ElvesWashington19

Camp Hervida Dinner & Fundraisier – Nov 9


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Doors open 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m., Drawing 7:00 p.m.

Churchtown K of C Hall, SR 676

$35 ticket (dinner and drawings for cash prizes)

Your club can provide a community service to our county-owned 4-H camp facility by being workers, donating an item to the silent auction and/or providing desserts at the Building Fund Drawing & Silent Auction on Saturday, November 9. This year’s proceeds will go toward operating expenses & kitchen improvements.

Workers are needed to clear tables and clean up the kitchen from 6:00 p.m. until finished. Another work crew is needed to tear down tables and chairs at the end of the fund raiser from 9 p.m. until finished. 4-H club members, parents and advisors who are signed up to work receive a free meal and do not need to purchase a $35 ticket.

An item for the silent auction can be made or solicited from a business by your club. Various kinds of gift baskets, gift certificates, novelties, tools, decorations, etc. are appropriate. Items can be dropped off at the Extension Office before Saturday or at the K of C Hall on Saturday by 4 p.m.

A total of 30 desserts are needed to help keep the meal costs down. Your club could provide one or more pies or cakes. Desserts can be dropped off at the Extension Office before Saturday or at the K of C Hall on Saturday by 4 p.m.

To contribute as a community service project for your club, please contact Jane at 740-568-8044. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Need a flier to promote the event: 2019 Hervida Dinner Flier


Need a Plat Book for Hunting Season?

2018 Plat Books Still Available

The Extension Office is selling 2018 Washington County Plat Books for $30

This 118-page spiral-bound book features the standard landownership map pages showing townships and ranges of Washington County, these maps include the property boundaries for all rural parcels, the name of the owner and the number of acres owned

Market Steer Announcements

2020 State Fair Market Beef Registration

DNA sample kits and EID tags are available from the Extension Office. All samples must be received at the Ohio State Fair by January 15, 2020

Market Steer Tag-in & Weigh-in for 2020

Tag-in for 2020 Market Steers to be taken to the Washington County Fair will be Saturday, December 14 from 8-10 AM at the NFO Building on SR 339 near Waterford.


Key Points on Sheep and Goat ID from USDA

Owner/Hauler Statements
On March 25, 2019, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) updated its scrapie regulations and program standards through the publication of a Final Rule in the Federal Register and the Scrapie Eradication Program Standards, Volume 1, which included updating identification requirements for goats and certain record keeping requirements for sheep and goats. These rules apply to sheep or goats that are moving or have moved in interstate commerce, that have resided on premises where interstate commerce is conducted, or that are owned by people who engage in interstate commerce. This includes animals moved though markets or other sites where interstate commerce occurs even if the particular animal has not left the state.

Click on this link for the complete article: http://u.osu.edu/sheep/2019/10/22/key-points-on-sheep-and-goat-id/

Trunk or Treat – Oct 26: Clubs Invited to Participate

The Washington County Fairboard will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on October 26 at 2:00. The event will be held on the fairgrounds rain or shine. The trunk or treat usually has 100 or more kids visit the event.

Need trunk or treat ideas? Just check out Pinterest. You can decorate your trunk, your truck, play a game, share 4-H information, etc.

Clubs, families, businesses, and individuals are invited to setup! What a great community service project!

Jr Fairboard Applications Due December 2

Applications for the Washington County Junior Fairboard and Barlow Junior Fairboard are now open to youth ages 13 and up. Membership is open to youth that are currently a member of 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. Applications are available from the Ohio State University Extension office located at 202 Davis Avenue, Marietta or the website: http://www.go.osu.edu/wcforms

The Junior Fairboard provides youth an opportunity to plan and conduct local fairs with other youth from the county. Junior Fairboard members are responsible for a wide variety of events, activities, and shows as well as to work closely with local Senior Fairboard members. Youth interested in becoming Junior Fairboard members may also attend the Ohio Junior Fair Conference in Columbus during January. The conference allows youth to gain knowledge of the Junior Fair program and responsibilities of the Junior Fairboard. All applications must be received in the OSU Extension Office by Monday, December 2nd. Interviews for 1st & 2nd Year Applicants will be held Monday, December 9 between 6:00 – 8 pm. Call 740-376-7431 to make an interview appointment.

2020 4-H Theme Ideas Needed

It’s time to choose a county-wide 4-H theme for 2020. The 4-H Advisory is looking for suggestions and asking for theme ideas to be submitted by Monday, November 4. Submit ideas to zimmer.2@osu.edu or by contacting https://www.facebook.com/OhioStateWashingtonCounty4H/ on Facebook. Of course you can call the office too at 740-376-7431