Clark County 4-H Families and Volunteers:
It is not TAX DAY this week, but it is 4-H Enrollment Day! Please make sure you have enrolled in 4-H by April 15th! Go to https://oh.4honline.com to enroll. If you need any help completing the on-line enrollment process, please contact Linda Newman at 937-398-7604 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your cooperation!
It was announced this week that the 2021 Ohio State Fair will be July 19-August 8. It will be limited to just exhibitor participation with livestock, horses, dogs, and miscellaneous 4-H projects – no spectators. There has not been a schedule of what shows and 4-H project judging will be done on what days at the Ohio State Fair. Until we know the Ohio State Fair schedule, we do not know whether we will need to make any adjustments to the Clark County Jr. Fair schedule. We will keep you updated as needed.
I know many of you are wondering “What about 4-H Camp”? We have been working with Camp Counselors and Camp staff to plan an exciting 4-H camp. Counselors have been amazing at planning despite not knowing what format camp will be offered. Ohio 4-H is awaiting a final determination from OSU Administration at the Provost level regarding June overnight 4-H camps by this Friday, April 16. OSU Administration has provided approval for 4-H in-person day camp programming. We are committed to providing the best possible 4-H Camp experience whichever direction we receive final approval. Look for an update soon!
Beginning Monday, April 19, the OSU Extension Clark County Office will resume normal office hours 8 AM to 4:30 PM – Monday through Friday. All COVID-19 protocols are still in place. You may purchase project books either with cash, check or credit card at our office. We still are not able to lend out Skill-a-thon or Cloverbud Kits due to the required disinfecting protocol, however there are many great on-line project related resources. Check out the links on the 4-H App under Projects or on the website at https://clark.osu.edu.
There are a lot of important updates in this Weekly 4-H update. Please READ CAREFULLY and TAKE appropriate ACTION(s)!
Upcoming 4-H Committee Meetings
- Beef Committee, Tues., April 13, 6 PM, Arts & Crafts Bldg.
- Swine Committee – CANCELLED for Tues., April 13 – RESCHEDULE TO BE DETERMINED
- Sheep Committee, Mon., April 19, 6 PM, Fire Barn
- Horse Committee, Mon., April 19, 7:30 PM, Outdoor Horse Arena
- Shooting Sports Committee, Mon., April 26, 6:30 PM, Arts & Crafts Bldg.
- Rabbit & Poultry Committee, Tues., April 27, 6:30 PM, Arts & Crafts Bldg.
2021 Mitchell-Woodland 4-H Pig Project Partnership Award
Clark County 4-H Member Maddie Mitchell with Mitchell Farms is partnering with Modern Woodmen of America to support a fellow 4-H member in pursuing a 4-H pig project for 2021. They are donating a pig from one of Maddie's litters. This partnership came about to help 4-H members and families that have been impacted by COVID-19 in some way that limits their ability to participate in 4-H with a pig project.
To qualify applicants MUST:
- Have previous 4-H swine project or open class swine experience and/or have a sibling or family member with swine experience;
- Be at least 8 years of age and in the 3rd grade and no older than 18 years of age by Jan. 1, 2021; and
- Be a current Clark County 4-H member
To be considered, go to https://go.osu.edu/2021mitchellwoodland4hpigpartnershipaward complete the on-line survey and submit no later than midnight April 20, 2021. The selected applicant will be notified by April 25, so that he or she may pick up their pig before the May 1, 2021 market hog possession deadline.
Market Goat Exhibitor Registration Required by Midnight May 1
All 4-H and FFA members who plan to show market goats at the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair must complete the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair Market Goat Exhibitor Registration On-Line Survey no later than midnight May 1.
Go to https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcountyjrfairmarketgoatexhibitorregistration to complete. You must list all the market goats you are bringing to tag in. You may tag-in up to 5 market goats, show 2 and sell 1 at the Clark County Jr. Fair.
You must enter for each market goat the following information:
- Complete scrapie tag number for each market goat – Example - OH11442-20201.
- Sex of market goat
- Birthdate of market goat
- Breed of Market Goat
- Purchase Date
- Location Where Goat is Housed if Different Then Your Address
- Breeder of Market Goat if County Produced Eligible, Name, Address, E-Mail, Phone Number
Market goat producers will be contacted to verify county produced goat eligibility of the goats listed by exhibitors. A complete listing of market goats per breeder will be e-mailed and/or mailed to them to sign off that they are the producer.
Market Lamb Exhibitor Registration Required by Midnight May 1
All 4-H and FFA members who plan to show market lambs at the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair must complete the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair Market Lamb Exhibitor Registration On-Line Survey no later than midnight May 1.
Go to https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcountyjrfairmarketlambexhibitorregistration to complete. You must list all the market lambs you are bringing to tag in. You may tag-in up to 5 market lambs, show 5 and sell 1 at the Clark County Jr. Fair.
You must enter for each market lamb the following information:
- Complete scrapie tag number for each market lamb – Example - OH9739-0148.
- Sex of market lamb
- Location Where Lamb is Housed if Different Then Your Address
- Breeder of Market Lamb if County Born and Raised Eligible, Name, Address, E-Mail, Phone Number
Market lamb producers will be contacted to verify county born and raised market lamb eligibility of the lambs listed by exhibitors. A complete listing of market lambs per breeder will be e-mailed to them to sign off that they are the producer.
Dairy Feeder Exhibitor Registration Required by Midnight May 1
All 4-H and FFA members who plan to show dairy feeders at the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair must complete the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair Dairy Feeder Exhibitor Registration On-Line Survey no later than midnight May 1.
Go to https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcountyjrfairdairyfeederexhibitorregistration to complete.
You must list all the dairy feeders you are bringing to tag in. You may register up to 5 dairy feeders, show 2 and sell 1 at the Clark County Jr. Fair.
You will need to enter for each dairy feeder the following information:
- Animal I.D. (Farm tag or tattoo), if they have one, if not leave blank
- Breed – Holstein or Brown Swiss
New 4-H Volunteer Orientation - This is the last New 4-H Volunteer Orientation until Fall.
When: Thursday, April 29
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: BY ZOOM (not in person)
Who: Any adult who has started the 4-H Volunteer process or who would like to start the 4-H volunteer process
Livestock I.D. Day – Saturday, May 8, Clark County Fairgrounds
To adhere to COVID-19 requirements, we are requiring that ALL market goat exhibitors and dairy feeder exhibitors register for a specific time to come to Livestock I.D. Day.
Please go to the links below to register for a time by Midnight May 6.
- Dairy Feeder Tag-In Time - https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkjfdairyfeedertagintime
- Market Goat Tag-In Time - https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkjfmarketgoattagintime
Since, Market Lambs are tagged on the truck and trailer, those exhibitors do not need to schedule a specific time. The truck and trailer line serves that purpose already.
- Market Lamb Tag-In: 8 AM to 10 AM, Road Beside Sheep Arena, $4/market lamb
- Dairy Feeder Tag-In: 8 AM to 11 AM, Cattle Arena, $10/dairy feeder
- Market Goat Tag-In: 9 AM to Noon, Goat Barn, $5/market goat
Exhibitors will need to have exact cash or checks in an envelope. No change will be provided. Please come prepared. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
Market Hog Exhibitor Registration Required by Midnight May 15
All 4-H and FFA members who plan to show market hogs at the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair must complete the 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair Market Hog Exhibitor Registration On-Line Survey no later than midnight May 15.
Go to https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcountyjrfairmarkethogexhibitorregistration to complete. You may register up to 10 market hogs, show 2 and sell 1 at the Clark County Jr. Fair. You must list the current Adult PQA+ Certification Number and name of family member (parent/guardian/self if at least 14) has obtained this certification. Adult PQA+ certification will be offered at the May 4, Swine Clinic, 6 PM, Clark County Fairgrounds.
You must enter for each market hog the following information:
- Ear Notch
- Sex of market hog
- Breed (If eligible for the Breed Classes)
- Class (4-H 1, 4-H 2, FFA, Scramble, Breed)
- Breeder of Market Hog if County Farrowed Eligible, Name, Address, E-Mail, Phone Number, Purchase/Farrow Date
Market hog producers will be contacted to verify county farrowed market hog eligibility of the hogs listed by exhibitors. A complete listing of market hogs per breeder will be mailed/e-mailed to them to sign off that they are the producer.
Last Chance to Register for April Youth Quality Assurance ZOOM Sessions
When: Wed., April 14, Register by April 12
Wed. April 21, Register by April 19
Time: 7 PM to 8 PM
Who Must Participate: Market Beef, Market Dairy Steers, Market Goats, Market Hogs, Market Lambs, Meat Chickens, Meat Ducks, Meat Turkeys, Market Rabbits, Lactating Dairy Cows and Lactating Dairy Goats
Register Using This Link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1C9oT8gDz2I1vjU or https://go.osu.edu/2021aprilqazoomsessionsreg
Complete Youth Quality Assurance Evaluation for Prizes
We encourage youth who complete their quality assurance requirement in April to complete the QA Survey by April 25 for the April Prize drawings. You must complete Quality Assurance prior to completing the survey.
Go to https://go.osu.edu/21clarkcoqaevaluation to complete the evaluation. Prize winners will be announced in the Weekly 4-H Update following the April 25 drawing.
Club’s Choice 4-H Fundraiser
Help support Clark County 4-H by purchasing in the Club’s Choice Fundraiser. Register and place your order by May 6, 2021 at https://seller.clubschoicefundraising.com/Account/Register?gp=CLAR48 Use the Clark County 4-H Code – CLAR48. Pick-Up your orders on May 25, 5 PM to 7 PM at the Extension Office. 4-H Fundraising dollars will be used to support 4-H Camp, 4-H Project Opportunities, Awards and more. Every fundraising dollar will make a difference in helping to “Make the BEST Better” for Clark County 4-H.
Meat Chicken and Meat Duck Orders Due May 3, 2021
All 4-H and FFA market chicken and market duck exhibitors MUST purchase your day-old chicks and ducklings from the Rabbit & Poultry Committee Bulk Order. Please use the links below to complete the forms and send payment to be received no later than May 3.
- 2021 Meat Chicken Order Form - https://clark.osu.edu/sites/clark/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/Application_Forms/Poultry/2021%20Clark%20County%20Market%20Chicken%20Order%20Form.pdf
- 2021 Meat Duck Order Form - https://clark.osu.edu/sites/clark/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/Application_Forms/Poultry/2021%20Clark%20County%20Market%20Duck%20Order%20Form.pdf
4-H Flower Bed Meeting
When: Thursday, April 22, 6:30 PM, Youth Building
Who: 4-H clubs interested in adopting a flower bed at the Clark County Fairgrounds – one volunteer to
represent your club at the meeting.
What: Learn about this year’s flower bed program, opportunities and incentives.
Scramble Applications Now On-Line Due June 1
Any 4-H or FFA member that is eligible and interested in applying to participate in the 2021 Clark County Fair Calf and Pig Scrambles may now apply.
The on-line applications are available at:
- Calf Scramble - https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RJe0cqHHVNdOXI
- Pig Scramble - https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e8QVYOM4RTSr9gq
Non-family reference letter must be sent to the Fair Office and received no later than June 1 and may also be e-mailed to Jamie Gothard - email@example.com
Scramble Rules can be found at https://clarkcoag.com.
In the 4-H Spirit,
4-H Extension Educator