February 27, 2021 - 1:43pm -- newman.221@osu.edu

Clark County 4-H Families and Volunteers:

Governor DeWine announced this past Thursday that Ohio’s Fairs can move ahead with planning for full Fairs this summer.  I know that is exciting news not only for 4-H families, but the entire Clark County community.  The Clark County Fair Board is making some major improvements to the Clark County Fairgrounds including: 

  • Concreting all of Barn 6, so that all poultry projects (chickens, ducks and turkeys) can be housed together at Fair;
  • Putting a concrete pad by the Dog Barn for the 4-H Dog Committee to put up a metal shed to hold the dog training, rally, agility supplies. 
  • Putting a new metal roof on the Youth Building;
  • Putting in touchless water faucets and toilet flushers in the 3-Building Complex Bathrooms; and
  • Resurfacing the floors in the 3-Building Complex.

Please share your thanks to the Fair Board for this investment. 

This year’s Fair Theme is “All American Flare at the Clark County Fair”.  Yes, this is a repeat of the 2020 Fair Theme.  It was decided to keep this theme, since some 4-H clubs had already purchased decorations last year.  It’s never too early to start planning your 4-H club’s booth, barn decorations and flower bed plans around the Fair theme.

4-H In-Person Club Meetings

Just a friendly reminder as you attend 4-H club meetings, everyone MUST wear a MASK at all times and maintain 6 ft. SOCIAL DISTANCING.  We all have a responsibility to protect each other and help our community stay safe and healthy. 

Even though we are beginning to see restrictions lessened in many areas as students are returning to in-person classes, community curfews lifted and restaurant hours extended, MASKING and SOCIAL DISTANCING is STILL REQUIRED!  If we ever expect to get closer to normal, we MUST do our part to keep COVID numbers under-control and trending downward. 

  • Wear Your Mask to Club Meetings – If you forget one, 4-H club advisors have single use ones available.
  • Sanitize Your Hands Upon Entry and Exit of Club Meetings – Hand sanitizer was given to club advisors to provide you the ability to do this.
  • Respect Others By Maintaining at Least 6 Ft. Social Distance – Family units should sit together.


OSU Extension, Clark County Employment Opportunities

Office Assistant:  We have just posted an Office Assistant position to replace a retirement position from last year.  If you or someone you know would be interested in this office support role, please go to https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/OSUCareers/job/Satellite-Campus/Office-Assistant-Clark-County_R7578-1.

Summer College Interns:  We will be hiring college summer interns to assist with 4-H youth development programming.  If you are a current college student and are looking for an internship, please e-mail house.18@osu.edu.



  • Attend Quality Assurance Club Advisor Training on March 1, 6:30 PM, Arts & Crafts Bldg.  If your 4-H club does not have a 4-H club advisor attend this year’s training, your club will not be able to offer Quality Assurance in the Club in 2021.    Sign-Up at to attend at:  https://go.osu.edu/2021clark4hqatrainingclubadvisors.


4-H and FFA Rabbit & Cavy Clinic & QA In-Person and By ZOOM

Sat. March 13, Youth Bldg., Clark County Fairgrounds


Register by March. 11.  Go to https://go.osu.edu/2021clark4hrabbitcavyclinicqa

All Covid-19 Protocols Will Be Followed.

Quality Assurance – In-Person and ZOOM – 9 AM-10 AM:  Only market rabbit members may attend in person for QA.  Any other 4-H or FFA member with any kind of market animal project may participate by ZOOM.  Regardless of how you choose to participate you must register by March 11.  A ZOOM link will be e-mailed on Friday, March 12 to anyone who chooses to participate by ZOOM on March 13th.  

Clinic – In-Person and ZOOM – 10 AM to Noon:  This year's Rabbit and Cavy judges will be presented.  Rabbit cages and equipment will be available for purchase.  Selection, care and health related topics will be covered and review of the rules.  

4-H Project Books will be available for purchase.  The cost for each book is listed below.  Please make checks payable to OSU Extension, Clark County.  If paying by cash, please have exact cash.  

  • Pet Rabbit Book - $6.44
  • Market Rabbit Book - $6.44
  • Breeding Rabbit Book - $6.44
  • Cavy Book  - $6.44
  • Rabbit Resource Handbook  - $11.83
  • Cavy Resource Handbook - $13.96


Want to Purchase 4-H Project Books

Club Orders:  Please use the Publication Order Form and e-mail to newman.221@osu.edu. 

Individual or Family Orders: 

  • E-mail newman.221@osu.edu your order or call 937-398-7604 to place your order.  You will then be given a total and you may pay on-line at https://go.osu.edu/clarkextensionpayment.  Then stop by the Extension Office during our office hours to pick-up or call for curb side pick-up from the Extension parking lot. 
  • Stop into the Extension Office – Mondays – 11 AM to 4:30 PM, Wednesdays – 9 AM -4:30 PM or Fridays – 11 AM-4:30 PM or schedule a specific day and time. 


4-H Enrollment Deadline April 15

Every 4-H member and volunteer must enroll or re-enroll in 4-H using 4-H on-line at https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in.  You may access the direct link to enroll on the Clark County 4-H App under Clubs and Enrollment and complete enrollment off your phone. 

Please e-mail Linda Newman, Office Associate, newman.221@osu.edu or 937-398-7604 for enrollment assistance including but not limited to:

  • To correct an error while re-enrolling – enrolled under wrong club, wrong project, etc. 
  • To  obtain the e-mail connected to your 4-H On-Line enrollment
  • To change your e-mail to a new email so you can re-enroll
  • To assist you with getting enrolled or re-enrolled.


Local Producer Auctions and Sales for Project Animals

Local livestock breeders contact each year to mail their auction and sale information to potential youth who may be looking for 4-H project animals.  We do this as a service and it is not an endorsement.  The local producer provides pre-stamped flyers and we run labels based on the previous years project enrollment.  OSU Extension, Clark County staff put the labels on the flyers and place in the mail.  Those fliers will be hitting mailboxes in the upcoming weeks as spring market hog and market goat sales begin.    

Clark County Cattle Producers Spring Beef Show – Sat. March 13, Cattle Arena

Any Clark County 4-H or FFA beef project member may participate in this show being offered by the Clark County Cattle Producers since the Spring Beef Classic had to be cancelled.  Any 4-H or FFA member with a scramble calf must show that calf at the show.  There are no entry fees and the show is only open to Clark County 4-H and FFA Beef Project Members.  For more information on the show, go to the Clark County Cattle Producers facebook https://www.facebook.com/clarkcountycattleproducers/.    


In the 4-H Spirit,

Patty House
4-H Extension Educator