Volunteers: Watch For Your January Mailing

Happy New Year to our 4-H Volunteers! Please watch your mailbox for our annual January mailing. It will include announcements about:

  • Club Organizational Paperwork (due Jan 26)
  • Ohio 4-H Conference (reg due Feb 9)
  • 4-H Candy Sale (club orders due March 25) – NEW DATE!

ALL club volunteers are REQUIRED TO ATTEND an in-person training.

Annual 4-H Club Volunteer Training

Our annual club advisor training will be held face-to-face on the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Extension Office or
  • Monday, February 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the Extension Office or
  • Monday, February 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Extension Office.
  • Club Volunteer Topics will include: Club Constitution & Bylaw Revisions, Involving & Communicating with Parents, New Pricing for Project books, What’s in a 4-H Project Book?, New procedures for Club Secretary & Treasurer Records, How to Keep Teens Active in 4-H, Review 2024 Menu of Cloverbud Activities for Club Use, Annual Youth Activities & Programs Policy Training.

General 4-H Volunteer Training (for volunteers without a club)

  • Tuesday, February 20 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Extension Office
  • General 4-H Volunteer Topics will include: Ohio 4-H Goals, Overview of Washington County 4-H, Ages & Stages of Youth, How you can help as a 4-H volunteer, What is a SPIN Club, Annual Youth Activities & Program Policy Training.

Registration is limited for each session. Register at this link: https://go.osu.edu/washvolunteertraining

Summer Camp Counselors Needed – Apps Due March 1

4-H Camp Counselors Needed!

Applications are due to the OSU Extension Office no later than March 1, 2024 by 4:00pm.

Online Application: https://go.osu.edu/washcampcounselor


The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of teens/young adults selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 6-15 during 4-H camp.

Roles and Responsibilities of 4-H Camp Counselors include:


  • Must be at least 14 years old by the start of camp.
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 12 hours of training. (2 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors).
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • First time applicants must provide two references, attend assessment, and complete an interview (during counselor assessment as a group).
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.


  • Sunday, March 17         3:00-5:00 PM        1st & 2nd Year Counselor Assessment & Interviews(Interviews completed as a group during assessment) at Extension Office
  • Sunday, March 24         3:30-5:30 PM          Counselor Training at Extension Office
  • Sunday, April 14            3:30-5:30 PM          Counselor Training  at Extension Office
  • Sunday, April 28            3:30-5:00 PM          Counselor Training at Extension Office
  • Sunday, May 12             3:30-5:00 PM          Counselor Training at Extension Office
  • June                                Date TBD                 Counselor Retreat (day trip)
  • June 9 – 10                       Time TBD                 Counselor’s Camp at Hervida
  • Sunday, June 16             3:30-5:00 PM          Counselor Training at Extension Office
  • Tuesday, June 18           5:00-7:00 PM         Counselor Training at Extension Office

 CAMP DATES & FEES FOR CAMP COUNSELORS (Select the Camps YOU are available to help with on the Counselor Application)

  • Counselor Camp at Camp Hervida                  June 9-10             (Time TBD)                                                No Charge
  • Space Adventure Camp at Marietta College  June 14-16           (Counselors’ Training – TBD)                 No Charge
  • Junior Camp at Camp Hervida                         June 24-June 28   (Counselors Arrive Sun. Evening)     $40
  • Cloverbud Day Camp at Camp Hervida          July 1                     (Counselors Arrive day of)                     No Charge
  • Beginner Camp at Camp Hervida                    July 2-3                  (Counselors Stay After Cloverbud Camp)    $20
  • Senior Camp at Camp Hervida                        July 22-26             (Counselors Arrive Sun. Evening)      $40 (Cost same whether Counselor or Campselor


  • Martha Webster, Camp Director
  • Cell: 740-350-7585
  • OSU Extension – Washington County
  • PHONE:  (740) 376–7431
  • 1115 Gilman Avenue
  • Marietta, OH  45750

Jr Fairboard Members attend Conference

Local youth recently attended the Ohio Junior Fair Conference held in conjunction with the Annual Ohio Fair Managers Convention in Columbus. Washington County youth represented the Barlow and Washington County Junior Fairboards. The teens attended a variety of workshops and session to build their leadership skills and provide skills to assist them in conducting the junior fair events, livestock shows and activities at the Barlow and Washington County Fairs.

  • Front row – McKensie Mason, Allison Huck, Julia Silvus, Christy Willis
  • Middle row – Ericka Schultheis, Emma Schaad, Trinidee McKenzie, Mollie Lang, Maggie Fulton, Rylee Young, Carl Hofmann, Jr
  • Back row – Austin Greene, Brandon Hvizdak, Dalson Greene, Maddox Antill, Mason Antill, Bryce Saltzwedel

Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Applications Due Jan 31

Thinking about applying for National 4-H Congress/State Achievement Award? Applications are due January 31 to the OSU Extension Office. The award application can be downloaded from the State 4-H Website: https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

Here are the award categories:

  • Beef
  • Citizenship & Community Service
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Communications
  • Companion Animals
  • Creative Arts
  • Dairy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Life & Child Development
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Gardening & Horticulture
  • Goats
  • Health & Safety
  • Horse
  • Llama
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical & Engineering Science
  • Personal Development
  • Photography
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Shooting Sports
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Woodworking

2024 Jr Fair Guide Now Available

You can stop by the OSU Extension Office and pickup a 2024 Jr Fair Guide or download a pdf here. Club advisors will also receive books to distribute to 4-H Club Meetings

All advisors, members. and parents can use the Table of Contents to find the activity or exhibition of interest. Livestock and Non-Livestock rules for each of our three fairs, include skillathon requirements, has its own individual section, as outlined in the Table of Contents.

Detailed rules for each of our market livestock projects are listed in the guide. Is your animal housed somewhere besides your own address? Then you will find a Livestock Project Housing Agreement (Due April 1) is also included.

2024 Jr Fr Guide – 1-9-24

Special thanks to our advertisers that make this book possible!

  • Brick Insurance Group, Inc., page 2
  • Peoples Bank page 14
  • Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc., page 21
  • Belpre Sand and Gravel, page 22
  • Dietz, Futrell & Walters Insurance, Inc. page 27
  • Green Meadow Veterinary Hospital, page 38
  • Farm Credit, Mid-America, page 53
  • Apex Feed & Supply True Value, page 82
  • River City Dental, page 82
  • Sherlock Oil Company, Inc., page 82
  • Edgell-Jackson Trucking, LLC, page 82
  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Mary Segrest, page 84

Good Luck – Miss Ericka!

Best of luck and fun to Ericka Schultheis, 2023 Jr Fair Queen as she represents Washington County in the Ohio Fairs Queen Contest!

Dairy Feeder Breed Verification Card

2024 Dairy Feeder Exhibitors will need this Breed Verification Card signed by the breeder. Cards have been mailed to all 2023 exhibitors.

Dairy Feeder Breed Verification Blue Card 2024

  • Animal Age/Breed: Must be born after Jan. 1st the year of Fair. Dam must come from State of Ohio dairy farm who has been selling milk since Jan. 1 of year prior to fair. Calf must be purchased directly from a dairy farmer. Calves must be purebred (absolutely no crosses) Acceptable dairy breeds:  Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn. If DFS is to be entered as Milking Shorthorn, exhibitor must present registration papers as proof of dairy breed.

Ohio 4-H & FFA Game with the Buckeyes

Friday, February 16th, 2024

Thank you so much for being so excited about the Ohio 4-H and FFA Day on Friday, February 16th. We cannot wait to have you attend the event and Hockey game. This email will include the day of game information and a link to purchase tickets for your program.
Ohio State is thrilled to be hosting our annual FFA Game again this season and this year the invitation is being extended to Ohio 4-H. We also are excited to announce a continued partnership with The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to provide academic programming prior to the game. Their team will reach out in January to all groups requesting tickets to determine interest in their pre-event programming!
Prior to the Buckeyes Hockey game versus Wisconsin, the program that afternoon will include time with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences exploring topics related to the undergraduate majors offered by the college.

Tickets will be $11 per person at the group rate. The earlier you purchase the better!

Program Details

• Parking is FREE. Attendants will be outside directing traffic and will help with parking locations. Buses may drop off students at the door to the Schottenstein Center and then park in Buckeye Lot 1 (directly across from the Covelli Center) for the event. Click HERE to see a parking map.

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Programming
3:00PM – 5:00PM
• 3 p.m. Session option
• 4 p.m. Session option
• Wrap up around 5 p.m. then your group can leave to grab a bite to eat.

5:00 PM – 6:00PM
• Allotted time to eat somewhere close to the arena and make it back when gates open at 5:30 PM! Concessions will be available throughout the game. Groups will not be able to bring food into the Schott from outside vendors.
• We are a cashless arena and students can transfer cash into pre-paid cards at the arena with their cash, but it would be easier if they had a debit or credit card.

Ohio State Men’s Ice Hockey Game
Doors Open 5:30pm/Game Start 6:30pm
• All tickets are digital. We recommend the Group Lead have all the tickets on one or a few phones and then scan all students in themselves instead of sending tickets out individually.

Purchasing Tickets
• If purchasing tickets, please contact Isaiah Eichler at eichler.40@osu.edu or by phone at, 614.247.9182.
• You are welcome to click the BUY TICKETS button below to do it online.
• Account Manager will help manage all of your tickets. If you are having any trouble with our app, please use the Digital Ticketing Guide for help!
• If you are purchasing for a large group in bulk feel free to reach out to avoid fees!
• Our staff will be in and out of the office throughout December. It will be easier to reach me via email.

We look forward to seeing everyone on February 16th, 2024!

National Shooting Sports Quiz Bowl – open to all!

2024 Announcement

Greetings all,

The 2024 4-H Shooting Sports National Quiz Bowl registration portal is now open.  Quizzes this year are comprised of 50 new questions for Intermediate/Seniors and 25 new questions for Juniors as a mix of General 4-H, STEM, Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Archery, Hunting Skills and Western Heritage – hosted on a brand new, exciting, hopefully trouble free, platform.

Quiz Bowl registration price is the same as last year,  $10 for individuals and $40 for teams.  Team members are automatically scored as individuals and receive individual awards/recognition as well as team awards/recognition.

Upon registration you will be provided a link to the study materials and a personal quiz link.

The Quiz may be taken anytime between January 15-19, 2024.  You will only have one chance to take the quiz.  Quiz scores are based on the number of correct answers and the amount of time remaining in the quiz.


Junior Individual (Age 9-11) 

Intermediate and Senior Individual (ages 12-19)

Teams ( ages 9-19, uses oldest team member’s age)


2023 Team Champions

Junior – Virginia Trigger Time Juniors

Intermediate – Virginia Trigger Time Club #2

Senior – Missouri Mo Air Pistol Club


2023 Individual Champions

Junior – Ronnie Secratt, Oklahoma

Intermediate – Katherine Hennings, Oregon

Senior – Blair Dahl, Texas

Do you think you have what it takes to dislodge these champions from their podium?

Good Luck!!!

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Contact info below.

Sincerely,  Todd



Todd Williver

4-H Shooting Sports Program Manager
Oregon State University
106 Ballard Extension Hall

Corvallis, OR  97331

Office Direct 541.737.7645