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Warren County 4-H Newsletter: March 23, 2022

Upcoming Dates:

March 24: New Member Orientation, Event Center, 7pm

March 31: Quality Assurance, Event Center, 7pm

April 1: 4-H Enrollment Deadline, 4:30pm

April 4: 1st Year Dog Training

April 19: Senior Reception, Event Center, 6:30pm

4-H Enrollment

The deadline to enroll is April 1st if you would like to participate in the 2022 Warren County Fair. Enrollments can be completed at v2.4honline.com. This is only 9 DAYS AWAY! Please be checking your enrollments for accuracy and ensure you get your enrollment submitted by April 1st at 4:30 pm.

  • Make sure you double-check all your projects! Incorrect project enrollments now will result in no fair entries later.
  • Cloverbuds, Age 5 & in kindergarten to age 8 & in 3rd grade, can only enroll in project #715 My Cloverbud Year. No other projects!
  • You can add projects yourself after your enrollment is approved!

New Member Orientation

Inviting all 1st-year 4-H members to our New Member Orientation, tomorrow, March 24th at 7 pm. This will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds Event Center. Members and parents are encouraged to attend. This orientation will provide new families with the start to have a successful 4-H career.

Lottery Lamb


Cost: $275 per lamb with a maximum of two lambs per exhibitor. Lambs are limited. It will be first-come, first-served. Some of the lambs will again come from Achor Club Lambs. We are not sure how many lambs we have available yet, so register early to improve your odds of getting a lamb.

Deadline: The deadline to reserve lambs is March 31, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Checks should be made out to “Nahrup Club Lambs” and must be brought into the Extension office. There will not be a show-up bonus this year to keep the initial price as low as possible.

Lottery Date: Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Building E. Lambs will be available to view starting at 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, email Greg Meyer at meyer.213@osu.edu.

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Quality Assurance

Every 4-H member who plans on exhibiting market livestock or lactating dairy animals is required to attend one session of Quality Assurance each year. One parent is required to attend with exhibitors. All QAs will be in person at the Event Center and starting at 7 pm. Pre-registration is not necessary.

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4-H Clover Crusaders

The 4H Clover Crusaders had an election meeting on February 27, 2022. Their former president, Jacob Goldschmidt passed the presidential torch to Andrew Bowser. The other three that sit up at the officer table are Lilliana Carlisle, Vice President, Kaylene Gale, secretary, and Jarren Gale, treasurer. Kenzley Gale was re-elected as a news reporter. Aubrey Carlisle and Andrew Walls are the health and safety officers. And lastly, the recreation officers are Jett Gale, Rebecca Bowser, Brooklyn Goldschmidt, and Hannah Brown. The new officers are looking forward to leading a successful 2022 4H year.

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Several Warren County 4-H advisors attended the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference earlier this month! Advisors went to several sessions and obtained new ideas to bring back to Warren County's program.

Department Royalty

Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 19 as of January 1, 2022, not married, not have been married, nor have borne or fathered a child. Applicants must be enrolled in Warren County 4-H for 2022 and must be taking a project in the department they are applying for this year, along with 2 previous years' experience taking projects in said department.

After your application has been submitted and the application is closed, you will receive a text message from Sr. Superintendent Dana Bullock to schedule your mandatory in-person interview on Tuesday, May 10th.
This application will close on Friday, April 29th at 5:00 PM. No late applications will be accepted.

Applications can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-ipV9wTCCpDbNxeGlHp6PxQzOZ3BlbInPNkAIOJO8di2eMg/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Dairy Project Update

Spring Dairy Expo: For those of you who can, we will meet at the PBS Animal Health display at 11:30 prior to the sale at noon on Tuesday, March 29. The Expo is held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Hope you can come!

Just to make those of you aware who are new to the dairy program, we do not have a Dairy Cattle Club. You don’t leave the club you are in to take a dairy project. You stay with your club and take the dairy projects like you would take any other projects that are not club-specific. I know there are specific horse, dog, livestock, and general projects clubs but dairy is not that way. You get to have dairy experience and receive the support from the dairy advisors as you need it along with attending optional clinics, meetings, and field trips.

Natasha Neal attended a project update meeting for dairy. She says the dairy book is completely different this year and has suggested we have a meeting to discuss the changes. We will schedule a zoom meeting sometime after April 1 signup deadline when we know who will be taking the projects. Project books won’t be available until after April 1. There is an additional online quality assurance you take online and print off a certificate. More to come.