Green & Growing

Franklin County 4-H News - May 2017


Whether this is your first year or last year in 4-H, we want to take this opportunity to share how glad we are that you've decided to be a part of the Franklin County 4-H Program!


  1. Pay close attention to communications from your club advisor. You don't want to miss important events, deadlines, or instructions that could impact your eligibility to participate.

  2. Pay close attention to these newsletters and updates that you'll receive from Beth Boomershine. There is always important information that is intended to keep you informed about Franklin County 4-H, Franklin County OSU Extension, and Ohio 4-H events and opportunities. We promise we won't send you spam.

  3. Know the requirements for completing your project. You can find that information HERE.

  4. Keep track of important dates. Have you checked out these sources?
    Franklin County 4-H Calendar
    Franklin County 4-H Horse Information
    Franklin County Fair Information

  5. If you are taking a livestock project, make sure you get your I.D. forms in by the correct date. Check out the Livestock Requirement Summary for details.

  6. Don't forget to make your fair entries online by June 10. In order to take part in your project evaluation, you must make a fair entry! Ask your club advisor how to do this.

    - Please note that the 4-H program does not oversee the Franklin County Fair. We are very fortunate that the Fair Board works closely with 4-H to allow our members to be a part of such a wonderful event. They require our members to make fair entries to take part in project evaluations and contests for ribbons and awards. For the fair to run smoothly, they require fair entries! Questions about fair entries should be directed to

  7. Present a project demonstration for your club. Ask your advisor how to do this. Enhance your public speaking skills!

  8. Take part in a club community service project! Use your hands to larger service.

  9. Celebrate your accomplishments! This fall, you'll have the opportunity to apply for awards that recognize you for your 4-H participation. Turn in your award forms by September 5. Then attend the Awards Ceremony on October 9 to receive your awards!

  10. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Take the many opportunities at events this summer to get to know 4-H members from other clubs, demonstrate good sportsmanship, and enjoy the experience as we Make the Best Better.

In the Spirit of 4-H,
Beth Boomershine & Sue Hogan

Franklin County 4-H Educators

There aren't many bunks left at this summer's Franklin County 4-H Camp, June 13-17. Register now to reserve your spot. The deadline is Monday, May 15. Click HERE for more information.
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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. The Franklin County 4-H session dates have passed. If you missed those opportunities, it is your responsibility to find another option. A list of approved sessions in other counties can be found in our previous newsletters.



Did you know that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases directly to Franklin County 4-H! All you have to do is select Franklin County 4-H Council (Columbus, OH) as your charity of choice on your Amazon account. Then just shop by logging in at It's still your same Amazon account - just more charitable and doesn't cost you anything extra! You still get the convenience of shopping on Amazon while they donate to 4-H.
Select Franklin County 4-H Council as your charity now by clicking this link:


Help support Junior Fair Activities by linking your Kroger Plus card to #84945 "Franklin County Junior Fair Board" You must re-enroll each year and then each time you shop at Kroger, 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Junior Fair! Junior Fair fundraising efforts support ribbons, awards, and activities that 4-H members take part in at the fair.

Shop for "Fair Gear"

The Junior Fair Board is selling Franklin County Fair Apparel to raise funds for the new Jr. Fair Office on the fairgrounds. Please consider ordering merchandise from this link. Items will be delivered on June 26 during Creative Baking or at any pre-fair Event.
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