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:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EADA72CA1FD0-4hholiday . 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.

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications due August 13

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications for the 2021-22 year are now available and can be found on the Ohio 4-H website at go.osu.edu/TLC! 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 about the group can be found online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due (received, not postmarked!) by Friday, August 13, 2021 to Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu).  The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2021-August 31, 2022.
  • TLC members currently serving from Washington County include:
    Burke Josie Washington Council Member
    Matics Melina Washington Committee Chair

Cloverbud Pictures Needed from Clubs for Fair Booths

Attention Cloverbud Advisors!!

Please snap a few pictures during your 4-H Cloverbud meetings and activities this summer. We would like to feature each club in the Cloverbud Booth that is displayed at our local fairs. Think about a group picture, fun activities, community service project – whatever you are doing! Just snap some pictures and email them to Bruce Zimmer at zimmer.2@osu.edu

Car Wash Guidelines for Marietta & Belpre

Is your club or organization thinking about having a car wash to beat the summer heat and raise some funds?

Vehicle wash water often contains detergents, oil, grease, nutrients, and toxic metals. This has a potential to add additional nutrients and harmful chemicals to streams & rivers. Left untreated, the polluted discharges can not only affect the aquatic life in waterways, but could eventually affect drinking water supplies.

If you are planning a car wash please read this information (attached)

Marietta Car Washing Brochure City

Belpre Car Washing Brochure City

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


  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.

Application available at: https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/washington-county-4-h-forms

Application can be printed here: Royalty Contest Application 2021