1. Kids College Connects Kids to 4-H Projects

    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.

  2. Mentors Needed for After School 4-H Tech Wizards Programs

    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:

  3. Why Talk About 4-H in December?

    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.

  4. Discover Yourself as a 4-H Volunteer!

    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.

  5. Annual 4-H Advisors Updates Scheduled

    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.

  6. 2016 Plat Book Now Available at OSU Extension

    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.

  7. 4-H Pledge Contest Winners Announced

    Jul. 22, 2016

    The annual 4-H Pledge Contest was held on Thursday, July 14, at the Adams County Fair. Participants must be 8 or 9 as of January 1 and in their first or second year of membership. They recite the pledge, using the appropriate motions, and are judged on their poise, accuracy, and diction. Molly Bauman, Queen’s Court, is pictured with third place winner Kylie Schumacher, Buckeye Barn Busters 4-H Club, and contest winner Makinlee Stevenson, Climbing Clever Cloverbuds 4-H Club.

  8. Junior Fair Board Erects Flagpole at Fairgrounds

    Jul. 22, 2016

    Using funds contributed by Representative Brad Wenstrup, members of the Adams County Junior Fair Board recently purchased a flagpole and erected it in the Martha Rhonemus Memorial Garden adjacent to the Junior Fair Activity Building at the Adams County Fairgrounds. A subcommittee composed of Jordan Crum, Peebles; Morgan Grooms, West Union; and Josie McDowell, Seaman, provided leadership to the effort. Tim Davis, former principal at Peebles High School, donated Sakrete to the project, and DK Auto Sales & Farm Supply, Manchester, donated mulch.

  9. Chad Downing Memorial 4-H Scholarship Winners Announced

    Jul. 22, 2016

    Five Adams County 4-H teens were awarded Chad Downing Memorial 4-H Scholarships just prior to the start of the Junior Fair Livestock Sale on Saturday, July 16.

    Winners of the 2016 scholarships include:

  10. Eleven Local Youth Qualify for Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show

    Jul. 22, 2016

    Eleven local 4-H members have qualified to represent Adams County in two or more classes at the annual Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show. The show takes place on the State Fairgrounds in Columbus from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29.

    Adams County qualifiers and their classes include:

    Baylie Clough, Peebles, daughter of Alan and Mindy Clough and member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club – Easy Gaited Showmanship, Easy Gaited Equitation, English, and Easy Gaited Pleasure, English.