All About Goats Webinar Series

The Ohio State University Extension Small Ruminants Team is hosting a 6-part All About Goats! spring webinar series. This webinar series is going to answer producers burning questions concerning their own herd and help new producers start their herds. Whether you are thinking about raising Dairy or Meat goats- this webinar is for you! All youth livestock exhibitors are encouraged to attend. Registration is required and can be completed by visiting  

Flier: workshop flyer dates 2024 ODNR-1

Club Candy Bar Sale

Advisors will place club orders by MARCH 25

  • We will continue selling Anthony Thomas Chocolates for 2024.
  • 4-H Clubs must pre-order the number of CASES (each case contains 180 bars) you plan to sell.
  • There will be ONE choice for 2024 – Each case of 180 bars will contain six bags of 30 bars including 10 peanut butter, 10 caramel and 10 crunch.
  • No late orders will be accepted after order is placed with the candy company.
  • No returns allowed.
  • Orders can be picked up beginning April 24
  • All cases pre-ordered by your 4-H Club must be paid for by the May 30 deadline.
  • Advisors must email Sally Shaw with orders or phone (740-376-7431) in their order by March 25.

4-H College & Career Scholarships – App due March 1

Applications are now being accepted through March 1 for Washington County 4-H college and personal development scholarships.

Applicants for the College Scholarship program must have been enrolled and in good standing in Washington County 4-H Program at least three years. Applicants must be a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application with plans to attend any accredited associates or bachelors program. The program will award three $500 college scholarships.

Applicants for the Personal Development Scholarship program must be at least a high school senior, high school graduate, Washington County 4-H Alumni OR current Washington County 4-H Volunteer. Applicants must have been involved in the Washington County 4-H Program a minimum of three years as a member or volunteer. The purpose of this scholarship is to reimburse applicants for expenses incurred for further training or technical education. Reimbursable expenses include: books, tools, supplies, tuition, school fees, continuing education fees, room & board, etc. The program will award four $250 scholarships.

Application:  2024 Scholarship Application

4-H Endowment Dinner Ticket Info

The 2024 Washington County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the Washington County Jr. Fair Building. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance.

To purchase tickets, go to:, contact a committee member listed on the flyer, or call the OSU Extension Office at 740-376-7431. All tickets will be distributed at the door the night of the event. Also, a table of 8 can be reserved for $300 by filling out this form ( and submitting it to the Extension Office by Friday, March 29.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for the Silent Auction. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the Live Auction starting at 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes a choice of grilled NY strip steak or grilled chicken breast with apple sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, green beans, roll, dessert, and beverages.

2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Training Dates

2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Training Dates Announced!

Monday, March 18 at 7:00 pm at Jr Fair Building

Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 am at Jr Fair Building

Monday, May 13 at 7:00 pm at Jr Fair Building

Please remember that QUALITY ASSURANCE is mandatory for all youth (taking market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goat projects) and one parent/guardian must attend in order to be eligible to participate in junior fair events, shows and sales at the fairs.

Test-out Option – Youth ages 12-14 and 15-18 may participate in the test-out option. The test will be offered immediately following each QA session.

Looking for study material to prepare for the test:

4-H Clothing Sale

It has been awhile since we have ordered Washington County 4-H clothing. The 4-H Advisory Committee is working with local company – Hoyt Custom Designs to provide several options.

Orders can be placed online at:

Or you can print the order form: 2024 shirt order form

Orders are due by March 8

Plans are to have the orders available the week of April 8. So they should be ready for the 4-H Endowment Dinner (April 13)

County Fairboard Annual Fundraiser

Join the Washington County Fairboard for their annual Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, February 24. Buy your tickets at the door! Doors open at 5:30 pm at the Jr Fair Building.

Active Parenting Sessions (no charge)

Blast Off! is three 4-session online parenting series. The curriculum, Active Parenting, uses videos and discussion to introduce information that may help participants to improve their parenting, which also might help them to be less stressed.  Each series focuses on parenting a specific age of children: birth to five, five to twelve, or teenagers.

Active Parenting:  First Five Years     Mar (2024) 5, 6, 7, 8 12:30-2:30pm

  • This workshop is for parents of birth to five-year-old children.  We’ll discuss how to use freedom and non-violent discipline to nurture your young child.

Active Parenting: Ages 5 – 12      Apr (2024) 9, 10, 11, 12 12:30-2:30

  • This workshop focuses on helping parents to raise responsible young school-aged children.

Active Parenting:  The Teenage Years     May (2024) 14, 15, 16, 17 12:30-2:30

  • Helping parents raise responsible confident tweens and teens, who may be facing issues such as self-esteem, technology, drug and alcohol use, bullying.

Pre-Registration is required for each series. There is no cost to register. Active Parenting books for you to keep will be mailed participants who have attended three sessions.

Please go to the following link to register:

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. Remaining 2024 meeting dates: March 5, May 7, June 4, Oct 1, Nov 7

Ohio State Junior Fairboard Apps Due – March 1

The Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board is made up of our great state’s best and brightest young leaders, hand-picked to contribute to the success of the Ohio State Fair each year. Selected to represent their respective youth organizations, these students serve on behalf of thousands of students across Ohio. As ambassadors for 4-H, FFA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Farm Bureau, and other career tech organizations. They are able to share their experiences and emphasize the value of the Junior Fair with patrons throughout the 12 days of the Fair.

For these dedicated Junior Fair Board members, the passion for the Fair is in their blood. They have risen through the ranks over the years, spending their childhood summers caring for livestock animals, exhibiting their projects at both the county and state level, attending group meetings, assuming leadership roles, taking part in summer camps and growing, all while these organizations have shaped their lives.

These students, ages 16-20, come together for two weeks of hard work, building enduring friendships and professional relationships along the way. Their personalities and experiences provide a youthful and fun perspective as they fill the roles of welcoming officials at livestock shows, Smokey Bear’s courteous assistants, friendly faces working at the Monster Mural and concert ushers at Celeste Center.

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