July 15 Project Judging Results

The results from the July 15 4-H Project Judging are now posted!

State Fair Orientation for Qualifiers will be Sunday, July 25 at 1:30 at the Washington County Junior Fair Building. Qualifiers are required to attend State Fair orientation, receive State Fair information, tickets and have a photo taken on Sunday, July 25 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. The 2021 OSF will only be a judging event (no rides, no concessions, etc) where the member and one adult will be allowed in the judging building. There will not be an awards presentation at the end of each day.

Release for 2021 project judging – blog and email

OSU Extension Is Moving!!

OSU Extension is moving from Davis Ave to 1115 Gillman Ave (second floor). The Extension Office will be closed starting noon Monday, July 19 thru Friday, July 23 to allow for packing, moving, and unpacking.

Staff will have limited email access during this time.

4-H Public Speaking Results Announced

The results from the July 13 4-H Public Speaking Contest!

4-H Illustrated Talk or Demonstration – Senior Division:

  • First Place – Melina Matics (Ohio State Fair Qualifier)
  • Second Place – Talise Billiter

4-H Illustrated Talk or Demonstration – Intermediate Division:

  • First Place – Trinidee McKenzie (Ohio State Fair Qualifier)

4-H Illustrated Talk or Demonstration – Junior Division:

  • First Place – Nathaniel Cline
  • Second Place – Ava Lamp

4-H Pledge Contest:

  • First Place – Trinidee McKenzie
  • Second Place – Mattie Sandford
  • Third Place – Aybree McHenry
  • Fourth Place – Ava Lamp

4-H Creed Contest:

  • First Place – Trinity Bailey

If you were selected as a state fair qualifier you will be expected to attend State Fair Orientation on Sunday, July 25 at 1:30 at the Extension Office. Media pictures will be taken at Sunday’s orientation so please wear a nice shirt.

The state fair orientation will be held in the Washington Co Jr Fair Building.

Chicken Pick Up Date

The chicks will be arriving this week on Thursday July 8!  Please have your pens ready at home and meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta from 3-4:30pm.  We will be posting on facebook when they arrive, please bring a box to transport them home in and practice social distancing.  For questions call us at 740-376-7431

Virtual Day at NASA for 4-H Families

On Friday, June 25th from 10-12, NASA has offered a Virtual Day at NASA for 4-H families. Families will get to meet and speak with NASA scientists, take a virtual tour of the Icing Research Tunnel and complete at Mars Helicopter Hands-on activity. A break out room for high school students to explore internships and careers at NASA will be added if any high school students register. To register, please click on the link below:
4-H Day at NASA Registration Form
Please feel free to share this with your clubs and program sites. They can only provide us with 80 connection links ( a family or site registering only counts as one link, even if there are multiple participants), so please encourage early registration.

Applebees “Together We Care Night” to Benefit 4-H Horse Program

The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee is excited to announce their partnership with Applebees to host a fundraising event.  Mark your calendars for June 29, 2021 and stop in and order off the “Together We Care Menu”.  If you prefer not to dine in then call for your curbside to go order and help raise funds to support the 4-H horse program in Washington County.  The 4-H horse program will receive 50% of the menu item profit for all items purchased off the “Together We Care” menu on Tuesday June 29th.  We are encouraging all of our 4-H members, volunteers, business supporters and others to order lunch or dinner to help us with needed supplies and awards for the horse program.  This event will run all day and the Washington County Saddle Horse Committee Members and 4-H members will be present to greet guests from 4-8pm.  Please review the attached menu to see qualifying items. 

July 4-H Newsletter Posted

The July 4-H Newsletter is now posted and ready for viewing. https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/washington-county-4-h-newsletters.

It has also been sent out for mailing to all 4-H families and volunteers. Newsletter inserts include:

  • 4-H Project Judging Schedule for July 15
  • A Night to Shine Application for Mentors (4-H & FFA members wanting to share their animal projects)
  • A Night to Shine Application for Special Needs Youth
  • Livestock Skillathon Study Guide for July 31
  • County 4-H Speaking Contest Registration Form

July 2021 – with inserts

Mask Update for 4-H and Extension Programs

Effective immediately, June 1, 2021:
  • Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at 4-H camp (day or overnight) for ALL employees AND clientele.
  • Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at any OSU Extension (including 4-H non-camp) programs and activities for ALL employees AND clientele.
  • Face masks are strongly recommended for those who are not yet fully vaccinated.
  • All other health and safety guidance is still in effect, such as physical distancing and sanitizing.
Local guidance (i.e., local health department, local landlord or building requirements, etc.) prevails, if there are more stringent requirements.
Individuals and/or family members may not attend if they or anyone living their household is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, or as been directly exposed (confirmed or suspected) to COVID-19 if they are not fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccinations are our best current protection against infection and a fatal outcome. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask, however we strongly recommend eligible, but unvaccinated, individuals to continue to properly wear a face mask when social distancing cannot be maintained.
These guidelines may be modified at any time if conditions change, and/or if the guidance is not followed, and/or if a local health department issues more stringent requirements.