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Upcoming Opportunities:

2024 4-H Project Judging | July 9, 2024

Project Judging Results can be found on the Awards, Results, and Recognition page.

2023-24 4-H Tractor Clubs

  • Learn more about large equipment, engines, petroleum power, and ATVs.
  • Complete the Tractor Operator's Certification Program (youth ages 14 and older).
  • There are two 4-H Tractor Clubs in Licking County. Download the flyer by clicking the link above.
    • Flint Ridge Tractor Club will meet this fall/winter with the first meeting being Monday, October 2nd at 7:30pm.
    • Utica Tractor Club will meet this fall/winter with the first meeting being Sunday, October 15th at 6:00pm.

2024 Club Officer Training Workshop and New Family Orientation

  • Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Spring Hill Baptist Church
  • Great opportunity for members to learn about the office they will be serving in or to learn more about an office that they are interested in running for. This is also a great opportunity for new families to learn more about Licking County 4-H and to have questions answered.


Club Officer Resources:

Club Officer Handbooks & Materials:

Additional Resources:

Food, Clothing & Special Interest Projects:

Project Requirements & Supplements:

2024 Licking County 4-H Project Requirements (this booklet covers all 4-H projects and contains the 2024 Clothing & Food Supplements, as well as judging dates and awards.

Companion Animal Projects/Resources:

Includes cavy, cat, and rabbit projects. Ohio 4-H Companion Animals state website -  click on the previous link for information on events, resources and acknowledgments for dogs, rabbits and companion animals.

Dog Projects:

Dog Resource Handbook (201R) – Updates to this book have been added to our Books/Resource page under Publication Updates. There are two versions: 2016 edition and 2018 edition. Members can download one pdf with all the changes depending on which edition they own. Changes were made in these chapters: Breeds, Grooming, Communication and Behavior, Obedience, Judging, Showmanship, and Working Dogs.

The following information can be found at on the State 4-H Dog Resource Page.

  • Summary of Highlights/Major Changes to 2021 Ohio 4-H/Ohio State Fair Dog Show Rules
  • 2021 Ohio State Fair Dog Show
  • 2021 Ohio State Fair Vaccination Certificate

Public Speaking & Demonstrations Contests:

Tools for Public Speaking Member Guide

Preparing Your 4-H Demonstration - Sample demonstrations outline.

Encouraging Members to Demonstrate - Various ways advisors can encourage their members to present demonstrations.

4-H for Youth:

4-H is the ultimate youth development experience and is what you make it. Through trips, activities, projects, leadership roles, working in teams and new levels of responsibility, youth learn the skills necessary to be successful in an ever changing world. "Join the revolution of responsibility" and prepare yourself for greatness in 4-H! Click on the following link to the Ohio 4-H Youth Development - 4-H for Youth webpage

  • Ohio State Fair - 4-H is the largest youth development program in Ohio!  Located in the Youth Center, a portion of the building is used as exhibit space for 4-H projects and judging activities during the State Fair. Fairgoers can learn about the 4-H program by talking with the 4-H members competing each day.
  • Just for Teens -  more information about 4-H Ambassadors, CWF, Collegiate 4-H, Awards & Scholarships, CARTEENS, State Fashion Board, Teen Conference, and Teen Council

Additional Resources:

  • Saying Thank You:  A lot of respect can be earned or lost by our ability to say thanks.  Thank you notes help our sponsors realize that the award sponsorship really means something to you.  It helps make them more interested in sponsoring next year. For help in writing that thank you note or letter click on the following link:  Thank you flyer