Upcoming Opportunities:

2020 Licking County 4-H Tractor Club Meetings - Club meetings begin on October 7, 2019...Click here for informational handout

2020 Still Project Judging - Virtual for 2020! Videos will need to be uploaded July 12-19, 2020.

CANCELLED: 2020 Dairy Foods Contest - Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 6:30pm - Babcock Building at the Hartford Fairgrounds: 14028 Fairgrounds Rd., Croton


County Fall 4-H Awards & Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Submission:

Apply for county and state achievement awards, scholarships, camps and conferences using the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record. Members who are at least 14 years old as of January 1 of the current year are eligible to apply. Packets are available in September each year and due in October. How do you know if you're eligible?  If you are a current 4-H member who will have passed your 14th birthday (but not yet passed your 19th birthday) by January 1, 2020, you are considered to be eligible for these opportunities.  However, in order to compete for awards selection and recognition, you must complete and submit an Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Form.


Achievement Awards Informational Meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the OSU Extension Office starting a 6:00 pm

2020 Achievement Award Letter / Award Packet / Forms A & B (Forms A & B to be inserted as pages 2 & 3 of Award Packet when turned in)  - Word doc

2020 AchievementAward Form Packet - PDF format

2020 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Packet - Word doc

2020 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Packet - PDF format

2020 4-H Teen Member Interest Inventory Form - Do you have an interest in becoming a 4-H Camp Counselor or joining the Junior Fair Board, Food & Fashion Board or being a 4-H CARTEENS Facilitator - Returning this form to the OSU Extension Office is a great way to insure that you don't miss out on upcoming leadership opportunities.


Other 4-H Record Resources:

  • Create a Winning Achievement Record - Use this PowerPoint presentation to assist you in completing your Ohio 4-H Achievement Record. Lots of good ideas!
  • My 4-H Career Record Book - Keep this book in a safe place and add to it each year. This will provide you with a thorough record of your 4-H career and will make applying for awards and scholarships easy
  • Member Record Form - Use this form to maintain a record of your 4-H activities, projects, awards and honors. It will come in handy when you become eligible to apply for county and state achievement awards, scholarships, camps and conferences through the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record.


2020 Photo ID Badges - Who needs to have a picture taken this year?

  • All new exhibitors and ALL advisors (Advisor photos will now be good for three (3) years. All advisors should have their photo taken in 2020)

  • Any exhibitor who did NOT have a badge in 2019 (member was not enrolled for 2019 or forgot to have their picture taken in 2019).

  • Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2020.

  • Advisor badges will be issued from the Senior Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Junior Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4-H Center. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be confiscated if presented.

  • Junior Fair Exhbitor and Advisor Photo ID Pick-up Schedule

Still need help in trying to decide what project to take:  Project Central is an easy way for 4-H members and project helpers to preview Ohio 4-H project books and resources. Take a closer look at a book, find out what others have to say, and share your experiences.  Go to: http://projectcentral.ohio4h.org/

Club Officer Resources:

Club Officer Handbooks & Materials:

Additional Resources:

Food, Clothing & Special Interest Projects:

Project Requirements & Supplements:

2020 Licking County 4-H Project Requirements (this booklet covers all 4-H projects and contains the 2020 Clothing & Food Supplements, as well as judging dates and award definitions)

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 www.go.osu.edu/dog on the State 4-H Dog Resource Page.

Public Speaking & Demonstrations Contests:

2020 Cloverbud Pledge, Demonstrations Contests and Health & Safety Speaking Contests Entry Form - Entry Due Friday, May 29, 2020

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