Thinking About Starting a New 4-H Club?

Do you think you would like to start your own 4-H Club? Well, it’s not as difficult as you think!

For starters all volunteers will need to complete a 4-H volunteer application, complete an interview with OSU Extension staff and pass a BCI/Fingerprint background check.

Once this is complete you will need at least five youth from three difference families to charter a new club. We also have a step by step procedure to get you going and 4-H Staff will work with you to get things rolling!

Please contact Bruce or Kathryn at 740-376-7431 for more details.


January 4-H Volunteer Packet

Each 4-H Volunteer will soon be receiving a January packet with updates for 2020. The packet will include:

  • Required training dates
  • Required Annual Child Abuse & Neglect Training
  • 4-H Calendar
  • Candy bar order info
  • 4-H Endowment Dinner info
  • Required club forms
  • 4-H Week promotion forms
  • Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference Registration
  • 4-H Open House Helper Form

4-H Camp Hervida – Super Exciting News!

4-H Camp Hervida has been blessed by some recent financial contributions and we wanted to share the great news!

  • A team of 4-H volunteers participated in the Marietta Community Foundation Nonprofit Challenge on November 16. There were 17 teams and the Hervida team won 2nd Place and $6000. The event was sponsored by Superior Toyota Hyundai and other local donors.
  • Hervida received an anonymous donation of $50,000 in December from a local donor.
  • The Hervida Board has been working to develop plans for kitchen renovation. Part of the plan includes new/updated equipment. A grant to purchase two new stoves ($10,795) has been funded by the Marietta Welfare League Grant Program!

4-H Film Crew Opportunity for Teens

Filmmakers Wanted
If you’re a teen interested in videos and filmmaking, you’ll want to apply to be part of the 4-H Film Crew! The crew will develop their skills in video production, editing, sound and writing to film 4-H youth from all over Ohio, and share their stories. Our first meeting is February 8 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center and we’ll get together throughout the year, both virtually and in-person. Find the details at and apply by January 30.

FIlm Crew flyer

Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation and the work of Cecilia Mainzer (a 4-H Member from Medina County and Teen Leadership Council officer), we will be hosting “Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day” on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center! This event is open to any 4-H member – ages 13 to 18 – and is completely FREE!

This day is jam-packed full of opportunities for participants with some highlights listed here:

  • Learn about 4-H opportunities at the state level from Health Heroes, State Fashion Board, and Teen Leadership Council
  • Rotate through career preparation workshops covering topics such as networking, etiquette, resume building, using LinkedIn, and interview planning
  • Engage in discussions about financial literacy and financial risk

Participants can register at OR can email the form back to me ( Registration is due by Friday, January 24.

Flyer: Take the Leap Flyer

County Fair Board Requesting Help for Fundraiser

Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Association is having a spaghetti dinner and gun raffle on Feb. 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the Jr Fair Building.

The fundraising committee is asking all 4-H and FFA club to donate a basket filled with goodies for our silent auction. Clubs can purchase items or get donations to fill their baskets. The basket that brings the highest bid – that club will received a $30.00 gift card from Little Caesars Pizza.

Any questions or concerns please call Candy Nelson at 740-336-2145 or Robyn Tullius at 740-350-6390. Thank you in advance for your support.

2020 Jr Fair Guide – Revisions Almost Finished

The Washington County Fair recently received notice from the Ohio Fair Manager’s Association allowing an additional day to be added to the fair schedule. Therefore the fair will now begin on Friday, September 4. The 2020 dates are September 4-8.

This additional day effects the Jr Fair schedule and final schedule revisions will be made at the January 10 fairboard meeting. As soon as we have these schedule changes the 2020 Jr Fair Guide will be posted/printed.