February 5, 2021 - 6:06pm -- newman.221@osu.edu

Clark County 4-H Families and Volunteers:

Many 4-H clubs will be holding 4-H meetings in the upcoming weeks.  4-H clubs can currently choose to hold meetings virtually or in-person under very specific guidelines. 

We request that everyone review and follow the guidelines below for in-person 4-H meetings and activities.  These guidelines were set forth by Ohio 4-H and in consultation locally with the Clark County Combined Health District.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Patty House, 4-H Extension Educator, house.18@osu.edu


Highlights For In-Person 4-H Club Meetings and Activities (as of 2/2021)

  •  · Meeting/Event must be educationally focused.
  • · Maximum of 50 total people in attendance. Group size may be reduced based on COVID-19 spread in the community.
  • · Need at least 30 square feet per person whether meeting inside or outside.
  • · Maintain 6 ft. of social distancing between all participants.
  • · Wear masks at all times inside and outdoors.
  • · Provide hand sanitizer and/or hand washing area with soap and water for participants.
  • · Disinfect tables, chairs, equipment, supplies prior and after meeting and between users with an EPA approved disinfectant or bleach solution of 1/3 cup bleach to 1 gallon water.
  • · Provide individual copies of materials to each person. 
  • · Post signage at your 4-H club meetings and  activities regarding Wear Mask, 6ft. Social Distance, Hand Hygiene, etc.
  • · Don’t Provide Food or Drink for Participants. Potlucks and buffets ARE NOT PERMITTED!
  • · Discourage Participants From Bringing Food or Drink to Meetings.  When participants are eating and drinking, they are not wearing masks.
  • · Take attendance at every meeting/event using a roster include members, cloverbuds, volunteers, parents and/or others in attendance.  Rosters may be needed to help facilitate contact tracing with the local health
  •     department.  Must keep attendance records for 6 months!
  • · Encourage participants to SELF-CHECK prior to attending 4-H meetings and/or events for COVID-19 symptoms including temperature.      
  • · Participants Must Immediately Quarantine IF they develop COVID-19 symptoms, test positive to COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive to COVID-19.
  • · Participants In Quarantine and Isolation should seek medical care and contact the Clark County Combined Health District at 937-390-5600 to report exposure or positive COVID to assist with contact tracing. Must attend 4-H meetings/activities VIRTUALLY for 14 days or until quarantine is complete.


  • Clark County is at a Level 4, Purple or approaching Level 4, Purple.

·     Any non-educational 4-H meeting/event/activity.

·     If an individual who has attended a 4-H club meeting or activity within the last 14 days tests positive to COVID-19 or was exposed to a positive COVID-19.  Stop all in-person 4-H club activities and meetings for 14 days following the exposure. Only hold virtual meetings/activities during this time, assist Clark County Combined Health District with contact tracing.


Interested in Becoming A 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor

Any adult interested in becoming a 4-H shooting sports instructor in one of the shooting sports disciplines needs to complete the following on-line survey https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dng7iJBIinTPod8 no later than Feb. 8

In addition, if you are not a current 4-H Volunteer you will need to complete a New 4-H Volunteer Application available at https://clark.osu.edu or the 4-H App.

If you have any questions, please e-mail house.18@osu.edu or call 937-398-7599.


VIRTUAL New 4-H Volunteer Orientation – Feb. 18, 6:30 PM by ZOOM

Any adult that would like to become a Clark County 4-H Volunteer or is currently in the process of becoming a 4-H Volunteer must complete New 4-H Volunteer Orienation as part of that process. The next New 4-H Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM by ZOOM.   To participate in the ZOOM training, click on https://osu.zoom.us/j/93116395274?pwd=b1BCVHF5YlJibWlhMzFZUk1aQTBNUT09

Meeting ID: 931 1639 5274

Password: 689534

If you have not completed a New 4-H Volunteer Application, please download one to complete at https://clark.osu.edu or off the 4-H App.  You may e-mail the completed application to house.18@osu.edu or newman.221@osu.edu to process.  


4-H Cloverbud Advisor Training – Feb. 17, 6:30 PM, Arts & Crafts Bldg.

Are you a 4-H Cloverbud Advisor for your 4-H club or interested in becoming one?  You will want to attend this year’s 4-H Cloverbud Advisor Training on Wed., Feb. 17, 6:30 PM in the Arts & Crafts Bldg. on the Clark County Fairgrounds.

We will be focusing on a variety of activities and programming ideas to meet COVID-19 protocols with your 4-H cloverbuds when meeting in-person.  Participants will receive a Cloverbud Bag of Activities and Materials to use with your cloverbuds. 

In order for us to prepare, you MUST Pre-Register by Feb. 12, 2021 at  https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcountycloverbudadvisortraining

We look forward to seeing our Cloverbud volunteers and helping you gear up for 2021. 


VIRTUAL Ohio 4-H Conference

Any 4-H volunteer or teen that would like to participate in the VIRTUAL Ohio 4-H Conference needs to register no later than Feb. 12, 2021.  This is a great opportunity for you to attend some great training and updates on a variety of project related topics as well as life skill topics.  The event is FREE!  You may choose to participate in a one-hour session or multiple sessions.  Tailor your participation to fit your needs and interests.  The conference sessions will be offered on Feb. 20, 9 AM to 3 PM and Feb. 23 and 25, 7 PM to 9 PM.

To learn more and register go to https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference.


Next Weeks 4-H Committee Meetings by ZOOM

Meeting ID: 990 6027 3904  Password: 509618

Dial  +1 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 990 6027 3904 Password: 509618

  • 4-H Swine Committee Meeting – CANCELLED Due to Ohio Pork Expo


Clark County 4-H App – Is It On Your Phone Yet?

If not, do not delay any longer.  Go to your Google or Apple App store to download.  The App is Free and will be the easiest way for you to stay up-to-date on all the Clark County 4-H happenings, rules, guidelines, etc.  See what you can find on the 4-H App Now and in the Future!    

Clark County 4-H App Your 24-7 Access to…Clark County 4-H App and QR Code

  • 4-H Calendar with up-to-date changes
  •  4-H and Fair Applications and Forms and Links to On-Line Surveys
  • List of All 4-H Clubs and the Ability to E-mail Advisor Contacts
  • Weekly 4-H Updates
  • 4-H Projects – With Links to Specific Project Requirements and Fair Book Rules
  • 4-H Judging and Fair Results
  • Up-to-date Fair Schedule
  • Fair Show Bills


2021 Clark County 4-H and FFA Dairy Clinic & QA

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, 9 AM to 11 AM, Youth Building Clark Co. Fairgrounds and by ZOOM


Register by Feb. 11.  Go to https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcounty4hdairyclinicregistration

All Covid-19 Protocols Will Be Followed.

Dairy Clinic Presentations include:

  • Managing Health for Dairy Projects - Dana King, DVM
  • Feeding Decisions for Dairy Projects - Animal Nutritionist
  • Dairy Feeder Project Selection Guidelines - Jill Lokai, Dairy Evaluator
  • Dairy Project Rules and Guidelines - Dairy Committee Representatives and Patty House,  4-H Extension Educator
  • Quality Assurance - Patty House, 4-H Extension Educator 

Door prizes will be offered as well by the Clark County 4-H Dairy Committee.  Door prizes will include equipment, feed, and a dairy feeder calf provided by VanRaay Dairy.  Whether you participate in person or by ZOOM you will be eligible for door prizes.  

4-H Project Books will be available for purchase at the Dairy Clinic.  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.  

  • Dairy Heifer Book - $6.44
  • Dairy Cow Book - $6.44
  • Dairy Feeder Book - $6.44
  • Dairy Market Steer Book - $6.44
  • Dairy Resource Handbook (needed for Dairy Heifers and Dairy Cows)  - $17.20
  • Beef Resource Handbook (needed for Dairy Feeders and Dairy Market Steers) - $19.08


In the 4-H Spirit,
Patty House
4-H Extension Educator