Feb. 02, 2017
Registration is now open for the 2017 STEM Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Attending this camp may help your children or grandchildren decide what they want to be when they grow up. Do they want to be scientists, doctors, or engineers? What about farmers or video game designers? Maybe they want to work with animals? Or would they rather play with computers? A few days at STEM Camp may help them decide. And, they’ll have fun along the way!
Feb. 01, 2017
The Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders Club is open to anyone in 7th grade or above who is interested in working with peers from across the county to develop leadership skills and have a good time. The group has a focus on leadership development and service, with members engaged in learning and leading team building and problem solving events and activities for the county’s 4-H program and service activities to meet the needs of the local community.
Jan. 30, 2017
Youth interested in joining Adams County 4-H and exhibiting their 4-H project work or animals at the 2017 Adams County or Ohio State Fairs must enroll as a 4-H member on or before February 15. Enrollment forms, additional information on joining 4-H, and Ohio 4-H Family Guides are available from local 4-H club advisors.
Jan. 09, 2017
The Revolution of Rabbits program, now beginning its fifth year, is a unique opportunity for low income or at-risk youth to raise and exhibit market rabbits at the Adams County Fair. The goal of the program is to teach youth responsibility as they learn to care for animals, keep feed and financial records, and so on, while at the same time having the opportunity to make friends and excel through 4-H.
Jan. 03, 2017
Kids College connects kids to 4-H projects. Courses are available at this year’s event to help youth complete the non-livestock 4-H projects listed below. And, although the Kids College registration deadline is March 10, youth must enroll in a local 4-H club and the related project by the February 15 deadline if they want to exhibit the project in this year's Adams County or Ohio State Fairs. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H to attend Kids College. They may attend Kids College even if they choose not to enroll in a related project.
Dec. 21, 2016
Great news! The OSU Extension Adams County 4-H Tech Wizards program is expanding to reach youth at all four county elementary schools in 2017! However, to do so successfully will require committed adult volunteer mentors at each school. The 4-H Tech Wizards program is a grant-funded after school mentoring program designed to engage youth in STEM focused learning (science, technology, engineering, and math).
The after school programs will take place as follows:
Dec. 16, 2016
“Why are we talking about 4-H in December?” you ask. Because the Adams County 4-H enrollment deadline is February 15th, and many of the area’s 4-H clubs will be organizing for 2016 in the next several weeks.
Youth interested in joining Adams County 4-H and exhibiting their 4-H project work or animals at the 2017 Adams County or Ohio State Fairs must enroll as a 4-H member on or before the February 15th deadline. Enrollment forms, additional information on joining 4-H, and Ohio 4-H Family Guides are available from local 4-H club advisors.
Oct. 28, 2016
Without adult volunteers, Adams County would have no 4-H clubs, no Junior Fair events and exhibits, and no OSU Extension-backed, positive youth development program working to help local youth develop into competent, caring, and committed adults.
Oct. 21, 2016
The annual Adams County 4-H Advisors Update will be offered on Monday, December 5, from 7-9 pm. The program will be held in the cafeteria at the OVCTC. At least one advisor per club must attend this important meeting. It will serve to kick off the 4-H year and introduce and explain any changes to policies, procedures, and programs. In addition, we will review OSU and IRS reporting requirements for clubs, discuss proposed fair rule changes, and provide opportunities, for advisors to share ideas with others.
Jul. 27, 2016
Who owns Adams County? Thousands of people have a piece of it, and they are listed in the new plat book published by Mapping Solutions for the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. The 2016 book is available for purchase for $25 at our office in West Union. Premium wall maps are also available. For more information contact the office at (937) 544-2339.