1. Quality Assurance and Skillathons for Junior Fair Exhibitors

    Apr. 24, 2017

    Quality assurance certification programs for Junior Fair exhibitors of all species who have not yet attended a qualifying session or who have not successfully tested out of the program will be held in Adams County on May 3 and 4. Participation in an approved quality assurance program or successfully testing out of quality assurance is required for 4-H and FFA members enrolled in beef, dairy, goat, poultry, market and breeding rabbits, sheep, and swine projects who wish to exhibit animals in the 2017 Adams County or Ohio State Fairs.

  2. Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Schedules Open House

    Apr. 24, 2017

    Have you or your children ever wanted to take a sneak peek at what campers experience when attending summer camp?  On Sunday, May 7, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp will be holding its fourth annual Open House to give you the opportunity to do just that. Many Extension professionals, camp staff, volunteers, and teen counselors will be on hand that afternoon from noon through 4 p.m. to provide you with a taste of what summer camp has to offer.

  3. Applicants Needed to Vie for Adams County Fair Queen

    Apr. 17, 2017

    The annual Adams County Junior Fair Queen Contest is a highlight of the Adams County Fair each July. This year’s queen will be crowned on Sunday, July 9, during the Fair’s opening ceremony in front of the Grandstand at approximately 5:00 p.m.

  4. Fur and Feather Ambassador Program Announced

    Apr. 04, 2017

    The Fur and Feather Ambassador Program is accepting applications for 2017.

  5. Market Goat, Lamb and Feeder Calf Tag-In for Fair

    Mar. 23, 2017

    4-H and FFA exhibitors who want to exhibit market goats, market lambs, and feeder calves at the 2017 Adams County Fair will need to bring their livestock to the Adams County fairgrounds on Saturday, April 29, for the annual tag-in. Market goats will be weighed and tagged as on feed for the fair from 8:00-11:00 a.m., and market lambs will be weighed and tagged from 11:00 a.m.-Noon.

  6. 4-H Awards Scholarships

    Mar. 20, 2017

    Eleven youth have been named as recipients of scholarships through the annual Adams County 4-H Scholarship Program. They were selected for the scholarships by a subcommittee of the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee as a result of interviews conducted on March 9. Scholarship criteria include an application and interview. Recipients must have been members of Adams County 4-H for a minimum of four years, including the current and immediate past year, and they must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Scholarships may be used at any accredited college or post-secondary training program.

  7. Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification Plans for 2017

    Feb. 24, 2017

    Again this year, youth wanting to exhibit hogs at the Adams County Fair will need to complete an identification form for each of their market hogs and attach at least two color photos, one of each side of the hog. Exhibitors and their families will also be expected to tag their hogs with official Adams County Fair ear tags provided through OSU Extension Adams County. The tag must be shown in one of the color photos, and the tag number must be clearly written on the form. Any ear notches must also be recorded on the form.

  8. Kids College Set for March 25

    Feb. 24, 2017

    4-H members of all ages are invited to attend this year’s 4-H Kids College on Saturday, March 25, at the OVCTC in West Union, with a registration deadline of March 10. This event is open to all 4-H members with an interest in the subject matter, regardless of what projects they are taking. Those enrolled in related projects will learn about project requirements, pre-fair judging, and Ohio State Fair expectations. Each course will provide hands-on learning opportunities, and members will complete one or more activities from their project books.

  9. Give a Hand – Give a Can for Hunger

    Feb. 21, 2017

    The Adams County 4-H Program will kick off its countywide community service project, Give a Hand – Give a Can for Hunger, on Wednesday, March 1. The project will run through March 30. This project involves the collection of non-perishable food items, cleaning items, pet toys and food, and personal care items for Inter-Faith House in West Union. This is the third year that the 4-H Program has conducted the Give a Hand service project.

  10. Adams County 4-H Members Earn State Recognition

    Feb. 06, 2017

    Areena and Shaye Goon, daughters of Taylor and Jessica Goon, Winchester, were recently recognized at The Ohio State University for their participation in Ohio 4-H Horse events and competitions during the 2016 season. Shaye participated in all eight events, which include horse bowl, the communication contest, hippology, horse judging, the State Fair horse skillathon, the State Fair Junior Horse Show, the competitive trail ride, and the groom and clean contest. Areena participated in seven of the events.