Mask Update – At 4-H Camps

Effective June 1, 2021  – Mask Update

  • face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at 4-H camp (day or overnight)
  • face masks are not required to be worn outside at any OSU Extension (including 4-H Club Meetings & Activities) programs and activities
    • face masks are strongly recommended for those who are not yet fully vaccinated (strongly recommended means the individual chooses to wear a mask or not)

4-H Public Speaking Clinic – June 7

Date: Monday, June 7

Time: 10:00 am

Location: OSU Extension Office


  • Why learn good public speaking skills
  • Set personal goals
  • Practice activity
  • Presentation Building – intro, body, closing
  • Skills to practice
  • Learn about County & State Speaking Opportunities

Who Should Attend:

  • Club Officers
  • Members Interested in County Speaking Contest (July 13)
  • Anyone interested in practicing public speaking

No Pre-registration Required

Hog Tag Pictures

By June 1, 2021 all hogs project members must take a picture of tag in hog’s ear and send it to: Must include name of exhibitor with their hog tag number. Sample Photo: Submit 1 or 2 photos showing the tag number in the pig’s ear and showing the color & markings in the other photo.  If the pig is one solid color then only one photo is needed. Pictures must be submitted by ALL exhibitors, regardless of who tagged them or where purchased.

June 5 – Market Goat, Market Lamb, Dairy Feeder Steer Tag-in

Required Tag-in for Market Lambs, Market Goats, Dairy Feeder Steers will be Saturday, June 5 from 8—10:00 am at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Watch for road signs to indicate lineup locations.

All Market Goats & Market Lambs must Scrapies Tags in the ear by the June 5 tag-in. The Scrapie Tag should be put in by the breeder or where you purchased your animals.

Blue Breed Verification Cards Required for Dairy Feeder Steers – due June 5 – must be sign by dairy farmer where purchased in Ohio and include the ODA Producer number.

Cards are available from the OSU Extension Office, your advisor or printed here: Breed Verification Blue Card 2021

Change for 2021: The Dairy Feeders are usually given an Inforce 3 vaccination at fair weigh-in. This vaccination will now be given to all dairy feeders at the June tag-in. Inforce 3 provides protection against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis, Parainfluenza 3, Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Castration must be done by tag-in. The Fair Vet – Dr Lowe will be checking animals during tag-in.

Welcome Aboard to 4-H – Six Sessions for New Members

Calling all first year members and last year Cloverbuds to join the new SPIN Club: Welcome Aboard to learn more about 4-H! The topics we will cover are What is 4-H?, The different project areas, Local opportunities as well state opportunities.

The SPIN Club will start meeting on May 24th. We will be meeting twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.

  • Session 1       5/24 : What is 4-H?
  • Session 2      5/27: Different Projects
  • Session 3      5/31: Different Projects Continued
  • Session 4      6/3: Different Projects Continued
  • Session 5      6/7: Local Opportunities
  • Session 6     6/10: State Opportunities

The SPIN Club will be led by Sloan & Melina Matics. Questions can be directed to Attached is a link for the Zoom meeting.

Topic: Welcome  Aboard to 4-H SPIN club
Time: 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) each evening

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 744 7052 6796
Passcode: a4HV8u

PAS Horse Show cancelled

It is with regret that we are cancelling the 2021 Performance Against Standards (PAS) horse show scheduled for June 12, 2021.  There are still many opportunities for members to travel to neighboring counties and many counties across Ohio.  Please visit for a complete list of shows.  Horse members who wish to qualify to attend state fair may attend up to 2 shows and must qualify in 2 classes to attend the Ohio State Fair.  Those members who are attending shows in other counties need to have paperwork signed by our 4-H professionals in Washington County a week before the show and they must also preregister for the show.  All horse paperwork including animal declarations and immunization records must be on file by June 1 and the member must have attended an educational equine session prior to attending the PAS show.  The member will need to pay any associated class fees and obtain a receipt to submit to the saddle horse committee.  The committee will then review the classes and receipts and offer a reimbursement for Washington County Horse members up to $40.  For more information please call us at 740-376-7431.

Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp

Ohio State University Extension proudly offers this camp for individuals with with disabilities
ages 8-18. This camp will be hosted from the Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education Center/
Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp near Jackson, Ohio. Alumni are also invited to continue to participate.

Special Needs Camp Packet 21

  • When: July 9-11, 2021 FROM YOUR HOME (if anyone may need a hot spot for the
    weekend, please contact us. We may be able to work that out.)
  • Times to hold – we are planning to have hour long Zoom Meetings on Friday at 4
    pm, Saturday at 10 am and 4 pm, and Sunday at 10 am. (Schedule may change as
    presenters are confirmed…)
  • Fee: $20.00 for each person who receives activity supplies – Thanks to support from
    the Ohio 4-H Foundation
  • REGISTRATION FORMS: See attached! Return registration forms to 􀀰􀁈􀁌􀁊􀁖 County
    Extension Office by June 1st, 2021 to ensure that we can obtain and mail all

Registration packet is attached, and can be found here as well – If you have any questions, please contact me or Kathy Bruynis at or

Car Wash Guidelines for Marietta & Belpre

Is your club or organization thinking about having a car wash to beat the summer heat and raise some funds?

Vehicle wash water often contains detergents, oil, grease, nutrients, and toxic metals. This has a potential to add additional nutrients and harmful chemicals to streams & rivers. Left untreated, the polluted discharges can not only affect the aquatic life in waterways, but could eventually affect drinking water supplies.

If you are planning a car wash please read this information (attached)

Marietta Car Washing Brochure City

Belpre Car Washing Brochure City

Governor DeWine Mask Announcement

OSU Extension is working with CFAES and OSU Leadership to determine how Governor DeWine’s announcement may impact 4-H and Extension in-person programming. Stay Tuned. Thank you for your continued patience.

Quality Assurance – Final Session on May 20

If you missed Virtual Livestock Quality Assurance Training in March, April and May, here is the final option.

May 20 – at 7:00 pm there will be Face to Face Livestock Quality Assurance Training held in the Jr Fair Building on the Washington County Fairgrounds. No per-registration required to attend the face to face training.

Quality Assurance Training is mandatory for 2020 for all youth taking market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goat projects in order to be eligible to participate in junior fair events, shows and sales at the fairs.  Parents are encourage to attend the training with their child.