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Franklin County 4-H News - March 22, 2022

You are receiving this newsletter because you were either enrolled in Franklin County 4-H last year or have recently enrolled in 4-H for 2022. Please pay close attention to the information in this newsletter as it contains a lot of information that is important to Franklin County 4-H members. If you are no longer in Franklin County 4-H, feel free to unsubscribe at the bottom of the page.

Time to hit the road for the annual Franklin County Clover 5K at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard on April 2! The Clover 5K is a fundraiser to support the Walk & Serve community service event. After the run, enjoy a made to order omelet, fruit, and more! Runners also receive a commemorative "woodal", a hand-stamped wooden medal.

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Franklin County 4-H Camp

All youth, ages 8 and in 3rd grade through 13, are invited to join a wild west adventure at Franklin County 4-H Camp. Campers will have fun meeting other youth while participating in a variety of camp activities like canoeing, disc golf, bottle rockets, creeking, nature exploration, swimming, hiking, team challenges, a brand new high ropes course, a climbing wall, campfires, crafts, and so much more!

Financial aid is available in the form of partial camperships for 4-H families with financial need.

Date: June 13-17, 2022
More Information:
Priority Registration for 4-H Members: March 15-April15
Open Registration: April 15-May 15 (or until camp is full)


Again this year, each family will do their own online 4-H enrollment. It's a fairly easy process especially since you can just use the email and password that you used last year (for both 4-H enrollment and fair entries)! Enroll at

After you have attended a club meeting this year, you may enroll online. There is a very helpful video below. Before enrolling make sure the youth in your family know which projects they are planning on taking this year. You must enter your projects for 2022 before submitting enrollment.

Changes can be made to your project selections until the 4-H enrollment deadline on April 1, 2022. Email Rachel at by April 1 if you need to make changes to your enrollment after you've submitted it.

NOTE: Simply enrolling online does not complete the requirements for club enrollment. You must attend 4-H meetings (make sure your club advisor knows who you are), complete your project(s), and participate as an active member of your club!

Also, note that all members will pay a $20 county activity fee. This is in addition to any fees that your club may possibly have. Turn your county activity fee into your club advisor or club treasurer.

4-H Project Requirement Guide - Now Available!

Do you know what you need to do in order to complete your project? Make sure you check out the Franklin County 4-H Project Requirement Guide HERE.

2022 Franklin County Fair Book Online Now!

The 2022 Franklin County Fair Book can be found on the fair's new website!

Franklin County 4-H Unites for Community Service & Healthy Living

Walk and Serve - WEBSITE:

Everyone is welcome to participate in Walk and Serve! If your club is not hosting a non-profit organization that day, don't worry! You can still participate! The 4-H Walk & Serve will showcase 15 non-profit organizations that serve Central Ohio. There will be a station for each organization where you can learn about their cause. Then you can complete a hands-on community service project that will benefit them!


You can help promote Walk & Serve with your school, co-workers, family, friends, and community. Invite them to join the fun!

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Time: 9:30am - noon (open house style)

Where: Franklin County Fairgrounds

Cost: Free

More Information:

Congratulations to our State Achievement Award Winners

Required Horse Safety & Ethics Class

All 4-H members taking a horse project (this does not include horseless horse) for the first time this year are REQUIRED to participate in a Horse Safety & Ethics session prior to participating in any 4-H activities with a horse. A parent or legal guardian must attend with the member. The member must also purchase and read the book Horse Safety & You prior to attending.

Two sessions are held. Members may choose which one they want to attend.

April 12, 2022 6:30pm

Kunz-Brundige Franklin Co. Extension Bldg

2548 Carmack Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

May 16, 2022
, 6:30pm

Kunz-Brundige Franklin Co. Extension Bldg

2548 Carmack Rd., Columbus, OH 43210


REQUIRED Horse Forms Due April 1, 2022

Equine Activities Disclosure
Horse ID Form
Horse Lease Guidelines

Horse Royalty Applications - Due April 1, 2022

4-H Clubs with Horse Projects
At least one advisor should be representing your club at 4-H Horse Advisory Committee meetings held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.
- April 4, 7:00pm
- May 2, 7:00pm
- June 6, 7:00pm

Franklin County 4-H Horse Website -

WARNING: Poultry Projects

Last week, USDA APHIS announced that cases of High Path Avian Influenza have been found in Ohio. What does that mean for 4-H members or anyone with backyard poultry? Biosecurity will be critical to avoid an outbreak in your flock this year. You can find many helpful resources on how to increase your biosecurity at the USDA website.

Club Advisor Enrollment Drop-Off

The deadline for 2022 4-H club enrollment and fees is April 1. There are a few options for club advisors to drop off their enrollment items.

  • Drop it off during business hours at the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building.
    2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210
    Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

  • Place it in the NEW After-Hours 4-H Dropbox just outside the entrance to the building.

  • Mail it by the deadline to:
    Franklin County 4-H
    Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Ext. Bldg.
    2548 Carmack Road
    Columbus, OH 43210

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel at

Advisors: Save the Date! Required Attendance

All 4-H Clubs are required to send at least one representative to the annual 4-H Club Advisor Fair Update, April 20, 7:00pm.

Why is attendance required for this event? All clubs need to send at least one representative so that they are informed about the fair entry process. The representative is then responsible for sharing the information with their club. All advisors are encouraged to attend so they can hear the info firsthand.

Date: April 20, 2022

Time: 7:00pm
(The update will start after a short 4-H Council meeting.)

Where: Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Bldg.

2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210


Are you taking any of these 4-H projects to the Fair?

  • Market Rabbits
  • Market Poultry
  • Market Lambs
  • Market Goats
  • Lactating Dairy Goats
  • Market Beef (including beef & dairy feeders)
  • Market Swine

If you answered yes to the question above, YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW to attend a livestock quality assurance session in order to exhibit your animal at the fair. Franklin County is offering two sessions this year.

Franklin County 4-H Session 1:

Date: April 14, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building

Franklin County 4-H Session 1:

Date: May 11, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Franklin County Fairgrounds

Livestock Possession Dates & Requirements

All 4-H members taking livestock projects to the Franklin County Fair should download the LIVESTOCK REQUIRMENT SUMMARY which has information regarding deadlines for possession and other requirements.

Be An Award Sponsor!

Did you know that individuals, families, and companies can sponsor awards that are given out at the Franklin County Junior Fair? Download the sponsorship form here!

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