Canter for Cancer Liv Montgomery Benefit Open Horse Show

All horse project members are invited to attend the Liv Montgomery Benefit Horse show in Jackson County.  The Open Horse show will be held on October 15, 2022. with registration beginning at 8am and show starts at 9am.  All the proceeds from the show will benefit a Jackson County horse exhibitor battling cancer.  For more information contact Sam Simpson 740-710-1340 or Jamey Sexton 740-418-8133

CARTEENS Recruiting Teen Members

We are recruiting for the CARteens 4-H Club and wanted to invite you to one of our meetings.  CARteens 4-H members lead hands on activities for teen traffic offenders once a month.  Our next meeting is Wednesday October 12th from 530-9pm or our November meeting is Wednesday November 9th from 5:30-9pm.

Our meetings start with setting up the conference room for presentations, eating pizza together for a meal and holding a short meeting with announcements. The presentation would be from 7-9pm with 4-H members leading different activities during the presentation.  Please join us to observe and determine if you would like to join our club as a teen member.  We meet the second Wednesday of each month and take July off.    We hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings, we meet at the OSU Extension Office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  Please let us know if you will be joining us so we have enough food for the meal that evening!  You may call our office at 740-376-7431 or email .  If you have questions about the club or program please reach out.

Ohio State Fair 4-H Food Drive

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council’s Community Service Committee (chaired by Melina Matics) has developed a plan for a non-perishable food drive that will support multiple counties in Ohio! Please help the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council reach their community service goals by contributing to the canned food drive at Ohio State Fair! All 4-H families are welcome to contribute by bringing in non-perishable foods to the Lausche Building (where 4-H projects are judged) each day of the State Fair. Ongoing counts of the top-contributing counties will be tallied throughout the Ohio State Fair from July 27-August 7! Thank you for supporting our communities!

Food items collected will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective. The Mid-Ohio Food Collective is Ohio’s largest food bank and it serves 20 counties covering nearly 10,000 square miles! Will your 4-H families help us contribute to the 170,000 meals provided each day in central and eastern Ohio?  – Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Program Specialist

Chicken and Duck Pick Up Dates

The Washington County bird pick up dates are quickly approaching, and we are reminding exhibitors to have their pens ready.  Please be sure to have a clean pen with your new bedding ready for when the chicks and ducks are delivered.  We also ask exhibitors to bring your own crate, box, tote, etc to take your birds home in and be sure these items are clean as well.  Our pick up dates are schedule for July 7th from 3 to 4:30pm at Heritage Country Store located at 219 S Third Street Marietta.  The ducks will be arriving on July 21st from 3 to 4:30pm.  Please contact Heritage Country Store before arriving if you need feed or supplies for your birds at 740-374-7741. Also watch for updates on our facebook page for when the birds arrive.  If you need information the day of pick up then please call our office at 740-376-7431.  We cannot hold birds, exhibitor does not have to be present at pick up.  Please arrive during the scheduled pick up time and be sure to give your birds fresh food and water when you get them home.


ATTENTION ALL HORSE MEMBERS!!  Our horse paperwork deadline is quickly approaching on June 1, 2022.  Members will need to turn in their horse declaration form, Immunization form, stall reservation for County Fair, Lease agreements, and PAS forms for those participating.  The Saddle Horse Committee and Athens County Horse Advisors have partnered together to offer a PAS show on Saturday June 4, 2022 and we will conclude with a Fun show following the PAS events/classes.  The PAS show is the state qualifying event for horse members to be eligible to compete at the Ohio State Fair.  This event will be held at the Washington County Fair located at 922 Front Street Marietta Ohio.  Horse members in Washington and Athens County will not be charged a fee for PAS classes, however all other out of county participants must pre-register with a $10 fee per class by May 27th.  The Fun show will immediately follow the PAS event and all participants must be 4-H / FFA members of 4-H project age and follow all 4-H Uniform Horse Rules.  Fun Show classes are $2 per class with a fee of $10 max for the day.  Participants will register at the event approximately 1 hour before the show.  PAS Fun Show  

The last Educational Equine Session is scheduled for June 25th from 9am to noon at the Washington County Fair, any horse member planning to exhibit at fair must attend one Equine Session to be eligible to show.  For questions please call OSU Extension 740-376-7431.

Washington County 4-H Endowment Dinner Planning in Full Swing

The Washington County Endowment Committee is counting the days until their annual fundraising event planned for April 2, 2022.  The Endowment dinner will include a choice of chicken or steak dinner and feature a silent and live auction.  The Endowment committee is excited to bring this event back to an in person event this year.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth and are available for purchase from the Extension office or any committee member.  4-H families and clubs may contact Sally at the extension office to sign out tickets to sell or stop in and purchase your tickets at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  The committee is still accepting donations for the silent and live auctions and encourage clubs to donate a themed basket item.  The doors to the event will open at 5pm with dinner served at 6pm and the live auction beginning at 7.  For more information please call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431.

CARTEENS is Searching for Teen Members

The Washington County CARTEENS club is recruiting new members.  If you are a youth ages 14-18 years of age we would like to talk to you!  CARTEENS is a 4H club that uses teen presenters to teach their peers traffic safety.  The club meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday.  Teen members earn community service hours, learn public speaking skills, and make new friendships.  Teens also gain traffic safety confidence while organizing fun, hands on activities during presentations.  CARTEENS members may belong to another 4H club or may be brand new to 4H!  Join us for our next CARTEENS meeting to observe and meet our current members.  Call 740-376-7431 to reserve your spot and talk with the advisor or current members for more details.