1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Bazinga! Explore STEM at Camp

    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!

  8. 4-H Junior Leaders Club Seeks New Members

    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.

  9. 4-H Enrollment Deadline is February 15

    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.

  10. Revolution of Rabbits Program Offered Again this Year

    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.