Jr Fairboard Applications Due – Nov 30

Applications for the Washington County Junior Fairboard and Barlow Junior Fairboard are now open to youth ages 13 and up. Membership is open to youth that are currently a member of 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. Applications are available from the Ohio State University Extension office located at 202 Davis Avenue, Marietta or the website: http://www.go.osu.edu/wcforms

The Junior Fairboard provides youth an opportunity to plan and conduct local fairs with other youth from the county. Junior Fairboard members are responsible for a wide variety of events, activities, and shows as well as to work closely with local Senior Fairboard members.

All applications must be received in the OSU Extension Office by Monday, November 30. Interviews for 1st & 2nd Year Applicants will be held Monday, December 7 between 6:00 – 8 pm. Interviews can be scheduled at https://go.osu.edu/jfbinterview

Ohio 4-H Teen Survey – please provide your feedback!

Hello 4-H teens!

Ohio 4-H is seeking input from you to help us design virtual programming that would be specific to ages 13-19. We know that during a time of distance learning and modified 4-H programs, that there are many new opportunities to explore! With your feedback to a short survey, Ohio 4-H intends to use your thoughts and ideas in offering more teen-specific programs that can be accessed virtually!

Please visit www.go.osu.edu/ohio4hteeninterest and respond to the survey questions by October 16 to have your feedback shared! If you received this survey from another source, you are only asked to complete it once. Thank you in advance for taking a few moments to complete this survey!

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council Applications Due Aug 14

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications for the 2020-2021 year are now available! Please let any interested individual know, so they may apply! Please note, because it is only a one year term, current TLC members who wish to continue their service must re-apply.

Applications and more information for this group are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation) are due (not postmarked; received!) by Friday, August 14, 2020. We recognize this falls during some county fairs, so encourage teens to apply early! We will accept applications as early as today!  The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021.

Washington County 4-H Club Officer Virtual Training – Recordings

If you were unable to attend the live 4-H Club Officer Trainings, here are links to each of the recordings. Special thanks to each of our presenters (4-H Alumni and Members) that made these presentations possible!

Presidents & Vice Presidents: Hosted by Sierra Sinclair



Treasurers: Hosted by Alexis Lane



Secretaries & News Reporters: Hosted by Tyler Hartline

Historian & Club Scrapbooks: Hosted by Haley Tornes



Health & Safety Officers: Hosted by Melina Matics

Recreation Leaders: Hosted by Alex Bauerbach

Community Service: Hosted by Maggie Gottfried


Ohio 4-H Sea Camp Seeking Camp Counselors

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp is recruiting positive role models to serve as camp counselors and staff for this summer! Sea Camp is held from July 11-15, 2020 at Erie County 4-H Camp Kelleys Island. Mandatory on-site training for volunteers and counselors begins on July 10.

If you:

  • Are at least age 18 as of July 11, 2020;
  • Have the week of July 10-15, 2020 available to spend on Kelleys Island;
  • Are enthusiastic in working with teenage youth in a camp setting;
  • Have previous experience as a camp counselor (recommended, not required);
  • Look forward to aquatic discovery and exploration in and around the waters of Lake Erie;
  • Enjoy outdoor recreation such as boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, and other new adventures…


  • Being a Camp Counselor at Sea Camp is a perfect fit for you!

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp is held July 11-15 at Erie County 4-H Camp on Kelleys Island. Counselors will arrive on Friday, July 10 for training and must be available for the duration of camp.

For those of you unfamiliar with Kelleys Island, there is a ferry that travels to and from the island! Staff members will need to drive or arrange transportation to/from Lakeside Marblehead ferry dock.

Camp activities include: water and sun safety, aquatic science, water navigation skills, boating education, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, career exploration, teambuilding challenges, and so much more! Housing for all staff and campers is traditional cabins with bunks.

If you are interested in applying to be a counselor, please complete the following steps and send ALL documentation by April 1 to the Coshocton County OSU Extension Office (724 S. 7th Street, Room 110, Coshocton, OH 43812) :

  • Complete the application
  • Sign Standards of Behavior
  • Sign 4-H Camp Counselor Code of Conduct
  • Have two references complete a referral for you

Maybe being a camp counselor isn’t for you, but you are interested in being involved in camp in another way!

For individuals interested in serving as an adult staff member and/or instructor to Ohio 4-H Sea Camp, please visit: https://ohio4h.org/camp/sea-camp and select the option that is most appropriate for your interest. “Volunteer Staff” include adults who are on-site for the duration of camp and serve as instructors and program support throughout the week. “Guest Instructors” are volunteers who would be at camp for teaching a particular topic for one or two days of camp programming.

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp is under the direction of the following OSU Extension staff members:

Camp Director: Kayla Oberstadt, Ohio 4-H Program Manager

Assistant Camp Director: Jenny Strickler, Coshocton County 4-H Youth Development Educator

Assistant Camp Director: Ashley Hughey, Portage County 4-H Youth Development Educator

Any questions about overall camp information can be directed to Kayla (Oberstadt.1@osu.edu) or 614-292-3758. Point of contact for camp counselors is Jenny Strickler (strickler.60@osu.edu). Point of contact for guest instructors and adult staff is Ashley (Hughey.28@osu.edu).

4-H Teen Survey – for teens only

Hey 4-H Teens, can you take a couple of minutes to complete this survey about your career plans? This information will be used to gather knowledge of the major area of focus teens wish to pursue after high school. 4-H counties participating in this survey include Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, and Washington Counties.



Ohio 4-H College Scholarships – Due Feb 15

Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. In addition to the scholarships listed below, individual counties may also offer county-based scholarships. To qualify for the scholarships below you must fill out the college scholarship application through the CFAES website by February 15.


Attend Any Accredited Post Secondary Institution

  • All American Youth Horse Show Foundation 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships to Ohio high school seniors and current Ohio 4-H horse members enrolling at any accrediated Ohio post secondary institution in any course of study.
  • Mary E. Border Ohio 4-H Scholarship. Income provides scholarships at the University or other accredited universities for incoming freshmen or undergraduates who were 4-H members or advisors.
  • Farm Credit Services of Mid America. Provides scholarships to students studying agribusiness or economics.

Attend The Ohio State University – Any Major

  • Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Glick Bolender, Jr. 4-H Scholarship. Income is used to provide an undergraduate need-based scholarship/s to a student who is a member of Ohio 4-H with preference given to those from Pickaway County, Ohio.
  • George W. Broughton 4-H Scholarship. Provides schoalrships for current or former 4-H members who enrolled at OSU with first preference given to a student from Washington County, Ohio. Second preference is for students from Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, or Noble counties in Ohio.
  • Ashley Brittany Calhoon 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships forstudents who have been active in 4H.
  • William E. Goos Memorial Scholarship. Provides scholarships for students who are memebrs of 4-H. First preference is for Butler County.
  • Pfeiffer, Miller, and Saunway Family 4-H Scholarship. Used to provide at least one undergraduate scholarship to a current or former 4-H member who had demonstrated excellence in community service, leadership and public speaking.
  • The Vaughan Family 4-H Scholarship Fund. Provides support to an incoming first year student with preference to students with demonstrated need who have participated in 4-H in Crawford County.

Attend The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

  • Ramona Alvarez & Butler County 4-H Scholarship. Undergraduate scholarship to an incoming freshman at The Ohio State University. Qualified candidates must be from Butler County & current or former 4-H members. First preference for female students.
  • Bob Evans Farms Scholarship. Provides scholarships for entering freshmen in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
  • The Albert F. and Margaret E. Gehres 4-H Fund. Income supports scholarships for current or former 4-H members
  • AB Graham Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Scholarship. Provides at least one annual scholarship for Ohio 4-H members and/or alumni who have demonstrated excellence in community service and leadership and have been enrolled in the Ohio 4-H programs for a minimum of 3 years with preference given to applicants who are involved in innovative and non-traditional programs and/or programs that emphasize leadership and preference for entering freshmen.
  • The J. Lyndon Johnson Scholarship. Provides scholarships for current or former Ohio 4-H or Ohio FFA members with a minimum of 3 years participation and a farming background.
  • Charles & Gwyenna Lifer 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students with a major in the area of agriculture or natural resources. Preference given to those from Richland, Knox, and Monroe counties.
  • Tiney and Helen McComb Family 4-H Scholarship. Supports current or former 4-H member with at least two years of participation in 4-H, majoring in areas of business, finance, or economics in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences or in The Max M. Fisher College of Business.
  • Pike County R.O. McFerren Scholarship. Used to award scholarships to entering freshmen from Pike County enrolled in majors in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at the Columbus campus or the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.
  • Carl Meads Memorial 4-H Scholarship.  Supports current or former members of Ohio 4-H with at least 5 years participation and have shown cattle for at least 3 years.  Preference shall be given to those majoring in Animal Science.
  • 4-H Ohio Township Scholarship. Provides scholarships for current or former 4-H members.
  • Pike County 4-H Scholarship. Used to award a scholarship in honor of Vancil Brown to 4-H members from Pike County Ohio
  • John L. Ryant Memorial 4-H Agriculture Scholarship. Provides scholarships for an incoming freshman preferably from Delaware County, who is a current or former 4-H member and who has demonstrated qualities of leadership.
  • Paul A. & Ethel I. Smith 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for students studying a farming or other agriculture-related discipline.

Attend The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology

  • Bea Cleveland 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Mabel Sarbaugh 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Alga D. “Peg” Weaver 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students in the College of Education and Human Ecology.

Collegiate Level Scholarships

  • Cunningham 4-H Leadership Scholarship. Income supports leadership development programs and activities that recognize outstanding leadership among older and/or former 4-H members who are student leaders.
  • Arthur F. Bell & William J. Hoewischer Agricultural 4-H Scholarship.  Provides scholarships for students from Shelby or Muskingum County, Ohio in good academic standing who have participated in 4-H for at least 5 years. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities.
  • Jonard Family Scholarship. Provides support for students from Jefferson, Harrison or Delaware counties in Ohio who participate in 4-H programs.
  • John T. Mount 4-H Achievement Award. Provides scholarships for current or former 4-H members.