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Franklin County 4-H News - April 12, 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.

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. No registration required.

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


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

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)

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.

Congratulations Trip Award Winners!

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: Franklin County Fairgrounds (Edwards Building)

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!

Important Calendar Dates

Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at the

Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building

2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210

Horse Safety & Ethics - April 12, 6:30pm

Livestock Quality Assurance - April 14, 6:30pm

4-H Council Meeting - April 20, 6:00pm

Advisor's Fair Update - April 20, 7:00pm

Horse Advisory Committee - May 2, 7:00pm (fairgrounds - Ganyard Bldg)

Livestock Quality Assurance - May 11, 6:30pm (fairgrounds)

4-H Camp Registration Deadline - May 15

Horse Safety & Ethics - May 16, 6:30pm

Fair Entry Deadline - June 4

4-H Camp - June 14-17 (4-H Camp Ohio)

Livestock Evaluation Interviews - July 13 (fairgrounds)

Franklin County Fair - July 18 - 24 (fairgrounds)

County Pin Award Form Deadline - September 5

4-H Recognition Program - October 2 (fairgrounds)

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