Trailblazers 4-H Club Tack Auction

Trailblazers 4-H club along with Broken Wheel Tack will be hosting a tack auction on April 22, 2023 and 6pm.  The event will take place at the Barlow Fairgrounds with doors opening at 4pm.  New and used tack and other items will be auctioned.  Trailblazers will have a food booth on the grounds.  For more information contact Pam Moore 740-516-4157.

Holiday Crafting Day A Success

The Washington County 4-H program hosted a crafting event for local youth at the Extension Office.  Youth made bracelets, ornaments, handmade cards, decorated ornaments, designed Ugly Christmas Sweaters on the ipads and baked cookies.  They also tied fleece blankets and shopped the Santa shop for friends and family.  Youth enjoyed these crafts donated by Joann Fabric & Crafts of Marietta. 

OSU Extension is Hiring a Part-time Position

Part Time Program Assistant Position Open (20 hours per week)
Ohio State University Extension, Washington is hiring a part-time program assistant teaching Family and Consumer Science classes. Contact Amanda Bohlen for more information by calling the office at 740-376-7431.

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State Fair Orientation – July 24

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.

Project Judging Results with State Fair Judging Dates: 2022 project judging – blog and email as of 7-18-22

Local Swine Clinic – May 10

Route 7 Feed and Supply will be hold a free educational show pig clinic on Tuesday May 10th at 6:30pm. Click on the flyer for details: 22 Show Pig Clinic_

Note: sharing of this local opportunity does not imply product or business endorsement.

STEM Scholarships for Juniors & Seniors

Do you know an Ohio High School 11th or 12th grader that has participated in some sort of STEM research (Science Day, Believe in Ohio, FFA, 4-H, ODNR Student Symposium, Scouts, Career Tech, etc.)? Don’t let them miss out on this opportunity!

There will be one scholarship awarded per Ohio legislative district.

Washington County 4-H Endowment Dinner Planning in Full Swing

The Washington County Endowment Committee is counting the days until their annual fundraising event planned for April 2, 2022.  The Endowment dinner will include a choice of chicken or steak dinner and feature a silent and live auction.  The Endowment committee is excited to bring this event back to an in person event this year.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth and are available for purchase from the Extension office or any committee member.  4-H families and clubs may contact Sally at the extension office to sign out tickets to sell or stop in and purchase your tickets at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  The committee is still accepting donations for the silent and live auctions and encourage clubs to donate a themed basket item.  The doors to the event will open at 5pm with dinner served at 6pm and the live auction beginning at 7.  For more information please call the Extension Office at 740-376-7431.

OSU Extension Holiday Office Hours

We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year! Listed below are the days the OSU Extension Office will be closed for the upcoming holidays: December 23 – 29, & 31, 2021. The office will be open December 30 and re-open with regular hours on Monday, January 3, 2022. Please stay safe and healthy!

Holiday Make-it & Take-it Day

The Washington County 4H program will be hosting a holiday crafting day at their office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  The event will take place on December 22 from 9:30am to 12 noon.  All youth K through 12 are invited to attend(this event is open to any youth, you do not need to be a 4H member to attend).  Our crafting day will consist of card making, ornament making, gift tag workshops, and  no sew fleece blankets.  A holiday snack and Christmas movies will be offered as well.  Our current 4H members are encouraged to bring a friend and wear their favorite holiday shirt.  We ask that you RSVP using the following link: . Attendees may stay for the entire time or just drop in for an hour or more until the conclusion of the event.  For more details please call our office at 740-376-7431.

Washington County Fair Livestock Sale Results

Premier Exhibitor & Grand Champion Market Chickens  – Travis Morris was purchased by Haessly Lumber for $1,550.

Reserve Champion Market Chickens  –  Dylan Barth was purchased by Dairy Queen of Marietta, Jay Edwards – State Representative, Mark Porter Chevrolet Buick GMC, & Peoples Bank/Peoples Insurance for $1,350.

Premier Exhibitor Market Turkey  –  Jack Roe was purchased by Dairy Queen of Marietta & Peoples Bank/Peoples Insurance for $1,150.

Grand Champion Market Turkey  –  Daryan Enochs was purchased by Don Jones – State Representative 95th District, Jay Edwards, State Representative, & Mark Porter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for $2,000.

Reserve Champion Market Turkey  –  Taylor Tidd was purchased by Stevens’s Oil & Gas LLC for $900.

Premier Exhibitor & Reserve Champion Market Rabbits  –  Steven Anderson was purchased by C & J Farms, Campbell Farm Market, Coffman Farms, Inc., Redondo Farms for $1,850.

Grand Champion Market Rabbits  –  Chloe Schweitzer was purchased by Fouss Septic Systems for $2,050.

Premier Exhibitor Market Goat  –  Jenna White was purchased by Don Jones – State Representative 95th District & Jay Edwards, State Representative for $1150.

Grand Champion Market Goat  –  Julia Hartline was purchased by Pioneer Chevrolet Cadillac for $1,200.

Premier Exhibitor & Reserve Champion Market Lamb  –  Alyssa White was purchased by Pioneer Chevrolet Cadillac for $2,000.

Grand Champion Market Lamb  –  Brady Barth was purchased by Wood Heating & AC for $3,000.

Premier Exhibitor Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Macie Smith was purchased by Mountaineer Mechanical for $1,450.

Grand Champion Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Gavin Hiener was purchased by Andrew Lisk/Lisk Lawn Care for $2,400.

Reserve Champion Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Caleb Hartline was purchased by Bradley Payne Architect for $1,400.

Premier Exhibitor – Kesselyn Bigley was purchased by Dr. Ashley Payne, DVM for $2,900.

Grand Champion Market Steer – Delaney Gates was purchased by D & A Rentals LLC for $7,400.

Reserve Champion Market Steer – Briceson Cline was purchased by Mondo Building for $5,000.

Rate of Gain Market Steer – Isaiah Tullius was purchased by Beverly Feed & Equipment for $2,700.