Governor DeWine Mask Announcement

OSU Extension is working with CFAES and OSU Leadership to determine how Governor DeWine’s announcement may impact 4-H and Extension in-person programming. Stay Tuned. Thank you for your continued patience.

Hold the Dates- Poultry Pick Up

The Market Chickens and Market Ducks have been ordered.  The birds will be shipping out in July.  Members need to have their facilities or pens ready to go in July and look to pick up their market chickens on July 7 and the market ducks on July 21.  Please hold these dates and be ready to meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta.  Please look for a post closer to the dates to be sure the pick up day is the same.  We will be working with the hatchery to determine a pick up date and time.  More information to come.  For questions please contact the extension office at 740-376-7431.

Mandatory Horse Parent Meeting

The Washington County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee and the Extension Office will be hosting a mandatory parent meeting for all horse project members on Thursday May 13,2021.  The meeting will be at the OSU Extension Office located at 202 Davis Ave Marietta beginning at 6:30pm.  Social distancing and masks are required for the program.  For more information call the office at 740-376-7431.

Quality Assurance Training – Final Virtual Session

Quality Assurance Training is still mandatory for 2021 for all youth taking market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goat projects to be eligible to participate in junior fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Parents are encouraged to attend the training with their child.

All trainings will be held using Zoom and start at 7:00 pm:

Final Virtual Training: May 6

No more than two family members on one Zoom connection.

A Zoom link to attend the training will be emailed after you register.

Participants must sign-up and reserve a training spot at

Attendance will be taken throughout the training session. If someone doesn’t attend the full training, the training will have to be repeated.

A face to face session will also be held May 20 for members that are not able to attend a virtual training due to limited or no internet access.

Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply

The Marietta TSC will be participating in the national Paper Clover Campaign and the store is hosting our 4-H display at the front of their store. Stop by and support the campaign!

  • Paper Clover Runs Wednesday, April 28th through Sunday, May 9th.
  • As usual, counties will receive 80% of the funds. The funds will be used for camp and youth leadership experiences.

Ohio 4-H Updates Meeting Size Guidelines

Here is a recent announcement from the State 4-H Office regarding meeting size:

  • We are pleased to announce the size limitations of our groups can now be larger than 50 people. Group sizes may be up to 300, as long as physical distancing can be maintained, and other items outlined in the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events are followed. We continue to follow local health department guidelines and group size may need to be reduced, based on their directives.
  • Still in place: Physical distancing, properly worn face masks, frequent hand hygiene, self-monitoring for symptoms.

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. 2021 meeting dates: Jan 5, March 2, May 4, June 1, Oct 5, Nov 4


Plans for 2021 4-H Camps

4-H Staff are in the process of planning for camps at this time and working through the guidelines set forth by the state and the county health board in order to be able to provide a fun and educational camp experience for all ages this summer.

Specific camp details will be announced by May 7 (providing details are ready).

State Achievement Award Winners Announced

We had three Washington County 4-Her’s that submitted Ohio 4-H Achievement Award applications this past January. We are proud to announce and we would like to congratulate our two state winners! Julia Hartline for being the state winner in the Ohio 4-H Achievement award for Carteens. Julia is the daughter of Jeff and Kathryn Hartline and a member of the Backyard Gang & Carteens 4-H Clubs. Anna Holschuh is also a state winner in photography. Anna is the daughter of Bill and Pam Holschuh and a member of the Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club. The teens have won a trip to National 4-H Congress which is held in Atlanta, GA.