Quality Assurance Resources

Our fair Vet Dr. Phil Lowe helped us develop some Preventative Health Recommendation for Animals. Learn about recommended vaccinations and parasite control. This was mentioned in this week’s Livestock Quality Assurance Training: 2020 Health Recommendations – LOWE

My Feed Practices Check-up – Review this check-list and see how you are doing with feed storage, feed knowledge and feeding practices: My Feed Practices Check-Up

2021 Livestock Factsheets – new to livestock projects or are you taking a new project this year? Check out these Livestock Factsheets and learn more about the project expectations. Click on these links to download the factsheets you need:

Breeding Livestock/Fancy Poultry Market Goat
Market Chickens Market Hog
Market Dairy Goat Market Lamb
Dairy Feeder Steer Market Steer
Market Ducks Market Rabbits
Feeder Calves Market Turkeys

Quality Assurance Training – Final Virtual Session

Quality Assurance Training is still mandatory for 2021 for all youth taking market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goat projects to be eligible to participate in junior fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Parents are encouraged to attend the training with their child.

All trainings will be held using Zoom and start at 7:00 pm:

Final Virtual Training: May 6

No more than two family members on one Zoom connection.

A Zoom link to attend the training will be emailed after you register.

Participants must sign-up and reserve a training spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EADA72CA1FD0-20213

Attendance will be taken throughout the training session. If someone doesn’t attend the full training, the training will have to be repeated.

A face to face session will also be held May 20 for members that are not able to attend a virtual training due to limited or no internet access.

Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply

The Marietta TSC will be participating in the national Paper Clover Campaign and the store is hosting our 4-H display at the front of their store. Stop by and support the campaign!

  • Paper Clover Runs Wednesday, April 28th through Sunday, May 9th.
  • As usual, counties will receive 80% of the funds. The funds will be used for camp and youth leadership experiences.

Ohio 4-H Updates Meeting Size Guidelines

Here is a recent announcement from the State 4-H Office regarding meeting size:

  • We are pleased to announce the size limitations of our groups can now be larger than 50 people. Group sizes may be up to 300, as long as physical distancing can be maintained, and other items outlined in the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events are followed. We continue to follow local health department guidelines and group size may need to be reduced, based on their directives.
  • Still in place: Physical distancing, properly worn face masks, frequent hand hygiene, self-monitoring for symptoms.

Horse Equine Session #1 held Sunday

Our first Educational Equine Session will be held Sunday April 25th at 1pm in the afternoon.  The horse session will be held at 1430 Rosemar Rd. Vienna WV.  The session will consist of showmanship and we will be hosting a Chiropractic Speaker.  Members may bring their horses to the session and new horse members will be required to watch the safety video before they can participate in the session.  The video will be shown at the beginning of the event.  Masks and social distancing is required for all those attending.  Please bring your own water bottle to the event as well.  No food will be served.  For more details contact Kathryn at 740-376-7431.

4-H Advisory Committee Seeking Teen Members

Are you a teen at least 14 years old and would like to put your leadership skills into practice? The Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee is looking for teens that would like to be youth representatives and serve a one year term.

The committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 at the Extension Office. 2021 meeting dates: Jan 5, March 2, May 4, June 1, Oct 5, Nov 4


Hervida Chicken BBQ – Volunteers Needed

Please come support the Chicken BBQ Dinner at Hervida on Saturday, May 1. Meal served 4:30 to 7:00pm. Dinners will be available for eat-in or carry-out.

This is also a great opportunity to volunteer for camp by serving, clearing tables, or donating a dessert! Donations for the Country Store are always welcome!!

Here is a link to make a dessert, donate items for the country store, cut & keep desserts stocked, serve & stock beverages, clear tables & wipe trays, run dishwasher, or prepare carry-out meals.


Babysitting Safety Training – May 1

This class provides training for those 11+ years old that provide babysitting and child care services. Training focuses on:

  • Business of babysitting
  • Proper supervision
  • Basic caregiving skills
  • Responding properly to ill or injured children and infants

Class Details:

  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Offered by Washington County Care Center

Learn more by: Calling – Erica at 740.373.6283 Ext. 2018 or
Email – erica.chidester@thecareercenter.net