Washington County Horse Packet 2021

The horse packet for Washington County is posted and available at the OSU Extension Office.  Members may print off the packet from this link:  Horse Packet 2021  Animal Declaration and immunization forms are due June 1 to the extension office and a reminder that enrollment is online this year and members must be enrolled in their project by April 15th.  For questions please call Kathryn or email hartline.24@osu.edu

ChickQuest Reservations Being Accepted

The Washington County OSU Extension Office is now taking reservations for their chickquest program and incubators.  Teachers and educators can call the office or email Kathryn at hartline.24@osu.edu to reserve an incubator and supplies.  Chick Quest, a Classroom Journey through the Life Cycle of Chickens, is a 4-H SET School Enrichment program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering, and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg.  From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.

Quality Assurance Test Out Option Available

The Washington County 4-H Program will be offering a quality assurance test out option on Monday February 15, 2021 at 9am.  The test will be administered at the OSU Extension Office for youth ages 12-14 years old and youth 15-18 years old.  The quality assurance test with a passing score for youth ages 12-14 will allow them to not attend an annual quality assurance training until they turn 15 as of January 1st.  Youth members ages 15-18 years old who pass the test will not need to attend an annual quality assurance training for the remainder of their 4-H / FFA career.  The tests are administered by 4-H professionals and consist of multiple choice questions.  If youth are interested in taking the test they may call the extension office at 740-376-7431 to set and appointment for February 15th.  If you would like more information you may also email Kathryn at hartline.24@osu.edu

State 4-H Horse Advisor/Volunteer Training

The State 4-H Horse Advisor Volunteer training event will be held virtually this year.  Participants can watch presentations via OSU Scarlet which is the platform where modules of information will be posted to listen to at your own pace. Registered participants will be sent a link for an optional Q&A Zoom meeting on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 10:00am to 12:00pm with the State 4-H Horse Advisory Committee. The modules will be available for viewing from 9:00am Thursday, January 28th through 9:00pm Sunday, January 31st.  Interested volunteers should preregister by January 22, 2021.  Visit horse.osu.edu to find more details and register for the event.  A link will be sent to you for the scarlet modules and zoom session link once registration is complete.

Family Career Awareness Day 2020 is Virtual

Building Bridges to careers recently hosted a virtual Family Career Awareness event.  We invite all 4-Her’s and parents to visit their site and learn about the opportunities locally including careers in extension.  You may explore different videos from local businesses and organizations to understand the career opportunities offered.  Please reach out if you have questions about extension.  We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about the career we enjoy.  The site is:             https://bb2careers.org/fcad

Saying “Thank You” is Important

Have you had a great 4-H experience this year, or maybe you were able  to put some money in to your college fund after the livestock sales.  Now is a great time to say thank you to our local businesses, volunteers, and project helpers.  A great way to say thanks is to write a quick thank you note and drop it in the mail or even stop by the business personally to offer a thank you.  Saying Thank you is easy and lets other’s know you appreciate their support.  Who will you thank this year??

  • Livestock Buyer
  • Fair board members
  • Trophy / Award Sponsor
  • 4-H Advisor
  • Project Helper
  • Parents

New 2021 Family Guide

The new family guide is now posted to the Ohio 4-H page.  Plan for your 2021 special interest and livestock projects today.  Family guides will be mailed to each family this year who is a current member.  New members will be able to pick up a family guide at OSU Extension in Washington County or by contacting your 4-H Club Advisor.  Here is a sneak peek for you to get a jump start….

  https://ohio4h.org/familyguide

Washington County Fair Trash Can Contest

Clubs wanting to participate in the Washington County Fair trash can painting contest should register with their contest entry form.  Trash cans should include your group’s name and the year 2020. Trash cans will be judged on creativity, neatness, and overall appearance. This contest is open to all 4-H Clubs, FFA and FCCLA Chapters, and Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops. Organizations should go to Washington County Fair Grounds and pick up a trash can located under the old sheep barn next to the multi purpose building.  Trash cans and entry forms are due to the junior fair building on Thursday September 3, 2020.

Educational Equine Session

The educational equine session will be held on July 14, 2020 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Washington County Fair Grounds.  Social distancing will be followed and masks are expected to be worn.  Educational Equine Session are mandatory to exhibit at the Washington County Fair.  The safety videos will also be shown at this meeting for members and parents who need to view the videos.  Members must bring their own drink and snacks.  No food or drinks will be provided at this meeting.  This session is an open workout for members, and horses are encouraged but not required.  Please call the extension office for more information 740-376-7431.