Explore AG Camps

Camps are open to Ohio students interested in science, food and a variety of ag careers. Students must be a high school freshman, sophomore or junior.

  • DATES OF CAMPS: Students can attend one of four camps.
  • June 14-19 – Ohio State University Main Campus
  • June 21-26 – Ohio State University Main Campus
  • July 5-10 – Central State University
  • July 12-17 – Ohio State University ATI Campus


Deadline to apply is March 6

2020 ExploreAg Updated Flyer – 1

Washington County Born & Raised Card/Breed Verification Card

Click here for 2020 Card – this card is required for Market Dairy Goats & Dairy Feeder Steers. If you your Market Beef, Market Lamb, Market Goat, Feeder Calf, or Market Rabbit is born and raised in Washington County then you can submit a card to be eligible for Best Born & Raised award. Check the card for various due dates. The card is also available at the OSU Extension Office.

4-H Camp Counselor Applications – Due Jan 31

  • Teens (age 14 by camp time) are invited to apply for 4-H Camp Counselor positions
  • Teens are needed for all of these camps. You can help with one or all three (based on age)
    • Cloverbud Day Camp at Camp Hervida          June 30            No Charge
    • Beginner Camp at Camp Hervida                     July 1-2           $20 registration fee
    • Junior Camp at Camp Hervida                         July 6-10         $40 registration fee
    • Senior Camp at Camp Hervida                         July 20-24      $40 registration fee
    • Space Adventure Camp at Marietta College   June 9-11         No Charge

Online Application, Reference Link and Interview Signups can be found at this link:



Training Dates:

Su    Mar. 8th        2:00-5:00 PM        Counselor Training            Phillips Elementary

Su    April 5th        2:00-5:00 PM        Counselor Training            Phillips Elementary

Su    May 3rd        2:00-5:00 PM        Counselor Training            Phillips Elementary

Wed&Th June 3-4         7:00PM-2 PM       Counselor’s Camp             Camp Hervida

Have questions? Contact Camp Director, Martha Webster at marthaw09@gmail.com, 740-350-7585 or the Extension Office at 740-376-7431


Enjoy the Holidays!

The OSU Extension staff wish our 4-H Volunteers, Members and Families a joyous holiday season as you spend time with family and friends. Savor the moments and make lots of memories!! If you are out viewing Christmas lights over the holidays, take note of 4-H Clover on the Barlow Fairgrounds.


Ohio 4-H Science Saturday at OSU – Geology

4-H Science Saturdays are back in 2020! Join us on January 11 for Can You Dig it? Our friends from OSU’s Orton Geological Museum will be here with fossils and gemstones, you create a volcano and dig into paleontology. It all happens at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find the details and register at go.osu.edu/4HSciSat.

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Teens interested in learning more about government are invited to apply for the 2020 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. A select group of youth will learn how to make a difference through public policy and action. Delegates will travel to Columbus for an overnight training with legislators and aides in the State Capital, develop policy and prepare a presentation for public hearing. Don’t miss this great opportunity for a firsthand experience of government in action and the opportunity to win scholarships. More at go.osu.edu/OYCC2020.

State 4-H Award Form Training – Dec 9

To help youth/parents/advisors improve state award applications and gain a better understanding of the state award process, We will be conducting an Achievement Award Workshop on Monday, December 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 in Extension Office Conference Room. This is the same night as Jr Fairboard Interviews.

Find information on the state process here: https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

Space Camp Experience

Taylor Starkey attended space camp this past summer and made new friends and memories.  She says “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.”