Hervida to be Featured at Marietta Ice Festival

4-H Camp Hervida will be celebrating 100 years of camping in 2022. To kick-off this celebration we invite you to visit the Hervida Ice Sculpture at the Mariette Ice Festival this Saturday!
Please stop by Peddler of Dreams Art Space for Kids 270 Front St on Saturday, January 15 and see the Hervida Ice Sculpture!
Come inside for hot cocoa, a s’mores bar and free art activities for kids! Learn about Camp Hervida and all it has to offer. Meet some 4-H camp counselors who can share their amazing experiences and memories about camp with your child.

AgriBusiness Planning Position Open at Career Center

The Washington County Career Center has advertised a part-time, up to 30 hours per week position. This position will open when Marty Clark retires. The position is AgriBusiness Planning & Analysis Coordinator. Qualifications include a high school diploma or higher required. Relevant postsecondary certification or associates degree preferred. Min. of 3 years related experience required. Proficient skills with computers/programs an verbal & written communication. Demonstrates an understanding of teaching and learning of the adult Agriculture population.

Contact Anthony Huffman or Marty Clark at the Career Center for more details and a complete job description. 740-373-2766

Farmer Youth Initiative

Each year, the Washington Soil & Water Conservation District holds a youth program called Farmer Youth Initiative (FYI). This program is designed to get youth interested in hunting during Ohio’s two day youth gun season. The FYI program allows youth, coming primarily from urban are-as, single parent or limited in-come homes, to hunt private property, assisting landowners by controlling deer population through the harvesting of does.

Youth enrolled in the pro-gram attend a mandatory and busy orientation day, where they meet their guides and receive their assigned hunting property. Participants will also review hunter ethics, gun safety, proper game care, and what it means to be a good marksman. At the end of orientation, the enrolled will be allowed to gain shooting experience to achieve good marksmanship for an ethical harvest.
Each child receives their apprentice hunting license & permit, ammunition for orientation day and the youth season, field dressing gloves, a knife to dress game out with, basic survival kit, and a free deer processing certificate to use, if they harvest a deer. We also provide anything else they may need to have a positive day in the woods such as firearms, clothing, and foot wear.

After a day of hunting, on the Saturday evening of youth season, we give the young hunters a chance to get a warm meal made from venison and share their hunting stories at our hunter dinner.

Not only does this program give youth an opportunity to experience the outdoors and hunting, but it also will give them a hands on learning experience and an appreciation of the work and patience it takes to be a successful hunter.

fyi brochure

Application for Participation in FYI program

Assumption of Risk Form

Interested in learning more about this opportunity as a participant or as an adult wanting to assist, contact Hannah Swope at:

Washington SWCD
21330 SR 676 Suite E
Phone: 740-885-3318
E-mail: hswope@wcgov.org

A Night to Shine in the Show Ring

This year, the Washington County Junior Fair has added a special event, “A Night to Shine in the Show Ring.” This show will showcase the talents of special needs youth from across the county, as they pair up with a 4-H show mentor and show their animal. We are extremely excited to offer this show, and can’t wait to see all of the youth!

Washington County 4-H members will utilize animal projects to mentor youth. By providing ALL participants the opportunity to experience a 4-H animal project this will allow special needs youth to achieve success in the show ring.

A night to shine in the show ring is to give our special needs youth in the county the experience of showing a livestock animal in the ring at the fair.  Mentors will meet with their special needs partner on August 13 from 6 – 7:30 at the OSU Extension Office for ice breaker games, meet your partner, what to wear and to schedule a farm visit.

Farm visits are to be scheduled between August 8-August 29th for your special needs partner to meet your animal and learn how to show.  Mentors and their partners will show the animal during our Night to Shine in the Show Ring on Monday, September 6th at 5pm in the Multi-Purpose Barn.

Participant Application (Special Needs Youth) – A night to shine Participant Application

Mentor Application (4-H & FFA Members wanting to share their project animals) – A night to Shine Mentor Application

Jr Fair Royalty Applications Due – June 14

Waterford Community, Washington County, and Barlow Independent Fairs are seeking youth to apply for: Jr Princess, Prince, Queen, King, Dairy Princess, Horse Princess

 Applications must be RECEIVED at the Extension Office by June 14, 2021

Interviews: August 16, 2021 evening (Time TBA)

 Judging & Crowning: August 19, 2021 – 5:00 pm

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A member of a Junior Fair youth organization in Washington County.
  2. Candidates must be a Junior Fair Exhibitor at a Washington County Fair.
  3. Queen 16  – 19 as of January 1, King candidates: 16-19 years of age as of January 1, 2021. Princess, Prince, Dairy Princess, and Horse Princess candidates: 12-15 years of age as of January 1, 2021.
  4. Contestants may not be married, nor have been married, nor borne or fathered a child, or be with child.
  5. Has not previously served as Junior Fair King or Junior Fair Queen of Washington County.
  6. Prince, Junior Princess and Dairy Princess, Horse Princess may not run consecutive years for the same title.

Entry fee is $30.00.   Make checks payable to Washington County 4-H Committee/Royalty.

All schools, youth organizations and civic organizations are invited to encourage candidates to enter the contest. Eligible Junior Fair organizations include 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, FCCLA, and FFA.

Cake Decorating Project Clinic

Date: Monday, June 21

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Location: OSU Extension Office

Who: All members taking the 4-H Cake Decorating Project or interested in cake decorating are invited.

Registration: Call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431

What to Bring: 4-H Cake Project Book, Cake Decorating Supplies, bags and tips. Also bring a cake – one layer, either round or sheet cake.

Instructors: Sloane & Melina Matics

4-H Public Speaking Clinic – June 7

Date: Monday, June 7

Time: 10:00 am

Location: OSU Extension Office

Topics:

  • Why learn good public speaking skills
  • Set personal goals
  • Practice activity
  • Presentation Building – intro, body, closing
  • Skills to practice
  • Learn about County & State Speaking Opportunities

Who Should Attend:

  • Club Officers
  • Members Interested in County Speaking Contest (July 13)
  • Anyone interested in practicing public speaking

No Pre-registration Required