Hervida 100th Anniversary Planning Meeting

Do you have an interest in helping to plan for 4-H Camp Hervida’s 100th anniversary to be celebrated in 2022?

A planning meeting will be held on Monday, November 8 in the OSU Extension Meeting Room at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to attend this brainstorming and planning meeting!

The Extension Office is located on the second floor of 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta.

Rabbit & Poultry Meeting – County Fair

Rabbit & Poultry Barn Superintendent Candy Nelson is hosting an ideas meetings on November 4 at 6:00 pm in the Civitan Building on the Washington County Fairgrounds. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ideas and suggestions for next year’s fair. Open to everyone!

Camp Hervida Fundraiser – Nov 13


This is Hervida’s fundraiser that normally includes a dinner, auction & silent auction. Due to Covid the camp board will not be having the dinner or silent auction this year. The drawing will be held virtually on November 13. Tickets can be purchased from a Hervida Board Member or at the Extension Office.

Tickets are $35 donation.

Farmer Youth Initiative

Each year, the Washington Soil & Water Conservation District holds a youth program called Farmer Youth Initiative (FYI). This program is designed to get youth interested in hunting during Ohio’s two day youth gun season. The FYI program allows youth, coming primarily from urban are-as, single parent or limited in-come homes, to hunt private property, assisting landowners by controlling deer population through the harvesting of does.

Youth enrolled in the pro-gram attend a mandatory and busy orientation day, where they meet their guides and receive their assigned hunting property. Participants will also review hunter ethics, gun safety, proper game care, and what it means to be a good marksman. At the end of orientation, the enrolled will be allowed to gain shooting experience to achieve good marksmanship for an ethical harvest.
Each child receives their apprentice hunting license & permit, ammunition for orientation day and the youth season, field dressing gloves, a knife to dress game out with, basic survival kit, and a free deer processing certificate to use, if they harvest a deer. We also provide anything else they may need to have a positive day in the woods such as firearms, clothing, and foot wear.

After a day of hunting, on the Saturday evening of youth season, we give the young hunters a chance to get a warm meal made from venison and share their hunting stories at our hunter dinner.

Not only does this program give youth an opportunity to experience the outdoors and hunting, but it also will give them a hands on learning experience and an appreciation of the work and patience it takes to be a successful hunter.

fyi brochure

Application for Participation in FYI program

Assumption of Risk Form

Interested in learning more about this opportunity as a participant or as an adult wanting to assist, contact Hannah Swope at:

Washington SWCD
21330 SR 676 Suite E
Phone: 740-885-3318
E-mail: hswope@wcgov.org

County Fair Livestock Sale Checks

Watch your mailbox for County Fair Livestock Sale checks as the committee treasurer will be mailing them on Friday, October 15.

Don’t forget to thank your buyers or stop by their place of business with a thank you note, thank you gift or special treat!

4-H Toy Drive – Items Due November 16

Washington County 4-H will be competing in Marietta Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Challenge sponsored by Superior Toyota Hyundai in support of The Salvation Army’s Washington County Angel Tree program.

1. Toys must be newly purchased and unwrapped

2. Washington County 4-H will be taking donations until Tuesday, November 16 at 4:00 pm

3. All unwrapped toys must be dropped at the OSU Extension Office located at 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta

4. Call 740-376-7431 if questions

Last year Washington County 4-H won $5000 for placing second in the drive! The funds were deposited in the 4-H Fund at the Marietta Community Foundation.

October 11 Deadline for County 4-H Awards

Even though it will be Columbus Day, the Extension Office will be open! However, the building at 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta will be closed, but the Extension Office will be open. When you arrive at the building please call the Extension Office 740-376-7431 and an Extension employee will come down to the front door and let you in or receive your application.

Refer to last week’s post for details about the application, trips, pins and all the club awards!

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, October 6 through October 17.
  • Customers will be invited to add an additional donation at check-out or round-up.
  • As usual, counties will receive 80% of the funds. The funds will be used for camp and youth leadership experiences.