County Fair Tag-in Dairy Feeders, Market Goats, Market Lambs – June 6

The Livestock Committee and Washington County Fair Board plan to have tag-in on Saturday, June 6 from 8-10 am at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Social distancing will be practiced as well as the use of gloves and masks by volunteers.

Participants & family members bringing animals to tag-in will be asked to stay in the vehicle for everyone’s safety. Only one person will be asked to get out of the vehicle and provide instructions about which animal belongs to the appropriate exhibitor.

Blue cards for Breed Awards for Market Beef, Market Lambs, and Market Goats will be due June 6 to be eligible for these awards. Includes having all signatures as well as the Breeder’s signature.

Blue cards for Breed Verification MUST be complete and turned in for Dairy Feeder Steers. Includes having all signatures as well as the Farmer’s signature.

Blue card can be printed from here:

Hog Tag Announcement – New Dates

Hog tags for Waterford – 4-H or FFA advisors will continue to contact Chris Campbell or the OSU Extension Office with number of tags needed for their club members and pick them up starting July 6.

Hogs must be tagged by July 17

No hog tag-in will be held at the Waterford Fairgrounds.

Due July 19: Pictures of ALL hogs with the tag in the hog’s ear and send it to: include name of exhibitor with hog tag number

4-H Enrollments Due May 1

All 4-H Enrollments must be mailed to OSU Extension, 202 Davis Ave, Marietta, OH 45750

  • Even if you don’t have the advisor signature on the form, it is important that the form is postmarked by May 1, 2020.
  • Download and print from:

Washington County 4-H Club Officer Virtual Training – Recordings

If you were unable to attend the live 4-H Club Officer Trainings, here are links to each of the recordings. Special thanks to each of our presenters (4-H Alumni and Members) that made these presentations possible!

Presidents & Vice Presidents: Hosted by Sierra Sinclair


Treasurers: Hosted by Alexis Lane


Secretaries & News Reporters: Hosted by Tyler Hartline

Historian & Club Scrapbooks: Hosted by Haley Tornes


Health & Safety Officers: Hosted by Melina Matics

Recreation Leaders: Hosted by Alex Bauerbach

Community Service: Hosted by Maggie Gottfried

Chickquest Program on Facebook

We have been busy hatching chicks with our chickquest program.  Interested classrooms and members can view a live hatch and watch the chicks continue to grow.  Visit our facebook page at Ohio State – Washington County 4-H and learn how to set the incubator, prepare a brooder box, and watch a chick hatch.  You may continue to visit the site for updates on the chicks as they grow and develop over the next few weeks.  Want to learn more?  Email for teaching materials that go along with the 21 day hatch program.

4-H Project Books – How to Get Yours

  • Download for Free
  • Buy Books Online (Free shipping or 20% off)
  • Make your Own Self-Determined Project
  • Print a Washington Co 4-H Livestock Record Book

Download for free

A special collection of project books is available for free on the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects web page. Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there.

  • Discovering 4-H (91)
  • Sew Fun (409)
  • My Favorite Things (496)
  • The Writer in You (588)
  • Get Started in Art (592)
  • Family History Treasure Hunt (442)
  • Let’s Start Cooking (459)
  • Yeast Breads on the Rise (462)
  • Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals (485)
  • Your Thoughts Matter (359)
  • The Laundry Project (405)
  • It’s My Home (491)
  • Leadership Road Trip (375)
  • Pantry Panic (376)
  • Explore the Outdoors (611)
  • Ohio Birds (621)
  • Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry (493)
  • Not Just Knots (540)
  • Horseless Horse (173)
  • Science Fun with Physics (500)

 Buy online

If you would like to buy a print copy of a Perfect Stay-at-Home project or any other project book, you can order directly from with one of these special discounts for Ohio residents: FREE2020 (for free shipping) OR 20IN2020 (20% off the entire order). Use the coupon that works best for you. Orders can be shipped directly to a person’s home as long as it is an Ohio address.

Please review your order carefully. Extension Publishing is unable to take returns. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used. See printable ordering instructions HERE.

Make your Own Self-Determined Project

If you would rather not purchase a book in this way, self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. Our extraordinary educators are even preparing one called My Stay-at-Home Summer! (For project judging, self-determined projects are judged in self-determined categories.)

Print a Washington County 4-H Livestock Record Book

Please keep in mind this book is ONLY for 2nd Year Projects and Beyond. If this is your second year or beyond taking a market project or breeding project, then you can use this county record book. You will need one Livestock Record Book for each project (not animal) you are raising. If this is your first year taking a market project or breeding project, then you will need to buy the appropriate record book from 

You can download and print the Washington County 4-H Livestock Record Book as a printable pdf or fillable pdf at

4-H Cloverbud Volunteer Training

Do you work with 4-H Cloverbud and want to learn more about the program, working with K-2 youth, how to plan a meeting, and activities available to use? Here is link to a recent video about 4-H Cloverbud Volunteer training in Washington County.

Video Link:

Using Zoom – a How to Guide

Whether you are getting ready to attend Livestock Quality Assurance or host a 4-H Club Meeting using Zoom, here is a great guide to assist you.

Learn about:

  • Steps to Download Zoom on a Mobile Device
  • Steps to Attend a Zoom Meeting on a Mobile Device
  • Steps to Attend a Zoom Meeting on a Computer
  • Steps to Host a Zoom Meeting on a Mobile Device
  • Steps to Host a Zoom Meeting on a Computer
  • Controls While Hosting a Meeting for Mobile
  • Controls While Hosting a Meeting for Computer
  • Virtual Club Meetings – Best Practices

Steps to Access & Host on Zoom