Ohio State Fair 4-H Results Announced

Nine local 4-H youth were recognized during the Ohio State Fair for receiving Outstanding of the Day Awards or Clock Trophy Awards. Outstanding of the Day awards were presented to the participants that scored in the top twenty percent of their class, whereas the top score of the day in each class received a clock trophy.

Josie Burke, Running Wild 4-H Club

  • Your Thoughts Matter – Senior – Outstanding of the Day

Savannah Disbrow, Backyard Gang 4-H Club

  • Companion Animals – Cat 1 – Honorable Mention

Katelyn Forshey, Backyard Gang 4-H Club

  • Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing – Outstanding of the Day

Julia Hartline, Backyard Gang 4-H Club

  • Workforce Prep – Senior – Outstanding of the Day

Allison Huck, Running Wild 4-H Club

  • Basic Archery – Outstanding of the Day

Melina Matics, Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club

  • Companion Animals – Cat 3 – Clock Trophy Winner
  • Club Leadership 2 – Clock Trophy Winner

Levi Reynolds, Barlow Buckeyes 4-H Club

  • Ohio Birds, 1st Year – Clock Trophy Winner

Kenzie Smith, Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club

  • Self-Determined – Natural Resources – Outstanding of the Day

Madison Smith, Cutler Clovers 4-H Club

  • Edible Landscapes – Outstanding of the Day

Bake Sale & Farmers Market Opportunity at TSC

Marietta Tractor Supply would like to partner with local 4-H Clubs and Members to attend their Farmer’s Market Event on Saturday, October 1. The event will be held in the store parking lot from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Clubs and members can sell baked goods, produce, etc. Contact Maryanna O’Brien or Gibson Cline at 740-373-1289

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications due August 12

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications for the 2022-23 year are now available. Please note, because it is only a one year term, current TLC members who wish to continue their service must re-apply.

Questions can be sent to Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu).

TLC members currently serving from Washington County include:

  •     Josie Burke  Committee Chair
  •     Melina Matics   Committee Chair

July 14 Project Judging Results

The results from the July 14 4-H Project Judging are now posted!

State Fair Orientation for Qualifiers will be Sunday, July 24 at 1:30 at the OSU Extension Office (1115 Gilman Ave). Qualifiers are required to attend State Fair orientation, receive State Fair information, tickets and have a photo taken on Sunday, July 24 at 1:30. If a qualifier cannot attend state fair, please call the Extension Office ASAP so the alternate can be notified and given the opportunity to compete at State Fair.

2022 project judging – blog and email as of 7-15-22

2022 project judging – blog and email as of 7-18-22

Peoples Bank Awards Grant to Hervida

We are excited to announce Peoples Bank Foundation has funded a grant for Hervida 4-H Camp to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) Unit at the camp facility. The unit is on order and will be installed for the 2023 camping season. Thanks Peoples Bank Foundation for helping to ensure the health and safety of our campers and visitors at Camp Hervida!

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