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Warren County 4-H Newsletter: April 6 2022

Upcoming Dates:

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

April 21: New Advisor Orientation, 7 pm, Extension Office

April 23: Goat Clinic, 8:30 am, Fairgrounds

April 25: 1st Year Dog Training, 7 pm, Event Center

April 27: Poultry Clinic, 6 pm, Event Center

May 2: Food & Fashion Clinic, 6:30 pm, Event Center

May 2: Market Hog, Market Goat, Market Lamb 4-H uploads due & County Born paperwork, 4:30 pm

4-H Online Animal Uploads

If you are showing a Market Goat, Market Hog, or a Market Lamb, you must register it using 4-H Online, v2.4honline.com, by May 2nd.

County-born paperwork for goats and lambs is due to the Extension office by May 2nd. Copies of these forms can be found on our website at warren.osu.edu

If you are showing a Horse or a Dog you must register it on 4-H Online by June 1st.

Please use the following help sheets to help you complete this process:






Senior Reception

Warren County 4-H would like to recognize all our high school seniors and scholarship winners at Senior Reception, on April 19th at 6:30 pm. This will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds Event Center. All seniors and their families are invited to attend.

Please RSVP with a number of how many are attending to Stevens.1068@osu.edu by Wednesday, April 13th.

All seniors should fill out the survey at https://forms.gle/6xyr99b9Pe9eDz6a9 Once you have completed the survey, please send in a baby and senior picture to stevens.1068@osu.edu.

2022 Goat Clinic

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Fairground Workdays

We are putting together a Workday at the Fairground schedule. These workdays are being offered to give clubs the opportunity for community service and for clubs renting meeting space at the Fairgrounds. Clubs meeting at the Fairgrounds have options of making a payment or they can work their fees in a trade for services rendered on the Fairgrounds.

Scope of work to be issued:


Picking up trash

Cleaning barns/bleachers

Setting up pens….

Other similar types of duties.

~All equipment and supplies are provided~

Dates and times available

April 23rd 9am-Noon

April 30th 9am-Noon

May 15th 9am-Noon

May 21st 9am-Noon

June 4th 9am-Noon

June 5th 9am-Noon

June 25th Noon – 3pm

To sign up, please contact Melanie or Kim at the Senior Fair Office,


If these dates and times do not work for your club, please call the Senior Fair Office @ 513-932.2636 and we can work out another date.

This is a club event Advisor(s) need to be present. Please wear appropriate clothing, gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, etc...

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Camp Graham is Hiring!

Are you or anyone you know looking for a summer job? Camp Graham is hiring a food service manager. More details can be found at go.osu.edu/CJVj.

If you have any questions please reach out to Steve Brady, brady.111@osu.edu

Real Money, Real World Volunteers

OSU Extension is facilitating a Real Money Real World simulation at Kings High School on Friday, April 29th and at Lebanon High School on Friday, May 6th and we are looking for community volunteers. Volunteers work at one of the 14 booths that the students must visit. Your role is to explain the choices they have and help them make a reasonable choice based on their circumstances. No experience is necessary to volunteer. More details about each booth and the choices available will be covered during the volunteer orientation.

Kings High School:

8:25 am-2:15 pm working with 6 classes with a lunch break from 11:45 to 12:40.

Arriving at 7:55 am for a brief volunteer orientation

Lebanon High School:

AM Shift: 7:15 am-11:28 am working with 5 classes

Arriving at 6:45 am for a brief volunteer orientation


PM Shift: 12:03pm-2:25pm working with 3 classes

Arriving at 11:30 am for a brief volunteer orientation

Please email stevens.1068@osu.edu if you are interested in volunteering for either of these days.

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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Warren County 4-H Livestock Judging Team

Practice for the Warren County 4-H Livestock Judging Team is scheduled to start on May 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office (320 E. Silver Street, Lebanon) The team meets almost every Thursday in May, June, and early July. The Ohio State Fair Judging Contest is on July 28, 2022. Anyone, with an interest in joining the team, needs to send an email to Greg Meyer at meyer.213@osu.edu so that you can be added to the email list.

About the Program

The Warren County 4-H Livestock Judging Program is respected throughout the state. Our teams have won state competitions and have competed well at national contests. We expect to place highly when we go to contests. The Ohio State Fair contest is our priority. Top placing senior teams at the Ohio State Fair are selected to represent Ohio 4-H at National livestock judging contests. Past Warren County 4-H teams have represented Ohio 4-H at contests in Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In 2011, a team of Warren County 4-Hers finished tenth at the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. In the past four years, five Warren County 4-H members were selected for the Ohio 4-H All-Star team which represented Ohio 4-H at the National Contest in Louisville, KY.


Open to any Warren County 4-H member. The teams are divided into divisions by 4-H age. Seniors are 14 years and older and juniors are 13 years and younger. Experience with livestock and livestock judging is not required to participate in this program. We will teach you what you need to know to compete in livestock judging contests.

What Will You Learn?

· You will learn how to evaluate beef cattle, meat goats, sheep, and swine based on current industry standards.

· You will learn how to gather facts and organize your thoughts to make better decisions.

· You will learn how to give an oral reasons presentation to defend the decisions that you make.

Contact Greg if you would like more information about the judging program.

Urban Immersion Project

Who: Teens ages 15-18 (by the date of the trip)
Where: Washington, DC
When: Friday(6am), September 2nd – Monday, September 5th, 2022
Cost: $170

The Urban Immersion Project is a 4-H initiative that combines cross-cultural learning, teamwork, and service-learning in the urban environment of Washington, DC.
Teens ages 15-18 are eligible for this 4-day service-learning experience that will build skills and abilities to prepare youth for success in a diverse workplace as well as build a cultural understanding of those who are different. This experience will not be about shopping or sightseeing, although we will visit some monuments and historic sites.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 15th, 2022. The application can be found at https://warren.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/urban-immersion-project

Ohio 4-H Night at the Dayton Dragons

Come join friends, family, fellow 4-H'ers, and 4-H Leadership for a fun night out at a Dragons game on Saturday, May 7. The game starts at 7:05 pm, with gates opening at 6 pm.

Families can purchase tickets directly at www.go.osu.edu/ohio4hdaytondragons Tickets are $10.00.

Please be sure to line up behind the outfield lawn area (Lawn D) by 6:15 pm to participate in a pre-game parade of all the 4-H counties in attendance this evening.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact your Dragons representative:

Carl Hertzberg - carl.hertzberg@daytondragons.com