Ohio State University Extension
4-H Advisor News
Tuscarawas County Dear 4-H Advisors:
419 16th Street SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663-6403 March is such a busy time! We hope you are all finding opportunities to
Phone: 330-339-2337 meet with your club members to go about the very important task of
Fax: 330-339-7442 deciding projects for 2010. This is a good time to take a look at the 2010
Hours: Monday-Friday Project Guide and note the recommended age guidelines for projects.
8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Visit our web site: Beginner projects are recommended for members with no experience in
http://tuscarawas.osu.edu a project area, ideally members 8 – 10 years of age. Intermediate projects
OSU Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that
all educational programs conducted by Ohio State University Extension are
are recommended for members with some experience or members 11 –
available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race,
color, age, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, sexual 13 years of age. Advanced projects assume the member has project
orientation, national origin, or veteran status.
Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration
experience and is 14 years of age or older. While at the county level we
and Director, OSU Extension TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-
292-1868. do not require that members stick to the recommended age guidelines,
these become important when looking toward state fair participation.
Inside this issue:
Call us if you have any questions about project selection or requirements.
Enrollment Deadline 2
4-H Age Guidelines 2
There are many deadlines and project information included in this news-
4-H Membership Across Co. Lines 2
Horse Safety and Ethics 2
letter, so it is very important to read through the newsletter carefully and
Quality Assurance Sessions 2 in its entirety.
Animal Registrations, Weigh-in, Tagging 3
and Picture Deadlines
Project Reminder 4
Rabbit Auction & Show 4
Rabbit Project Selection Guide 4
Dog Projects 4
Strut Your Mutt 4
Interview Judging 5
Shooting Sports Update 5
Christine Kendle Barb Airgood
4-H Camp Piedmont Workday 6 Extension Educator Extension Program Assistant
Occasional Quantity Cook Training 6 Family & Consumer Sciences 4-H, Youth Development
4-H Space Adventure Camp 6
4-H Plaque Sponsorship 6
Frozen Food Sale 6
Teens Promoting Active Communities 7
Community Service Ideas 7
Fund Raising Ideas 7
4-H Camp Candy Bar Sales 7
Car Wash or Bake Sale 7
2010 Junior Fair Board Members and 8
Camp Counselors Selected Re-chartering Reminder
State/National Older Youth Opportunities 8 All clubs must complete a new club charter form for 2010 regardless of
New Advisor Interviews 8 when the club was initially chartered. The forms should be turned into
the Extension office with your club enrollment information by Thursday,
April 15, 2010. The form is included with this newsletter.
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4-H Enrollment Deadline
The final enrollment deadline is April 15 for all members to be enrolled in a 4-H club with a project to
participate in the 2010 program year. Along with the enrollment cards, each club must turn in the enroll-
ment “ivory colored” sheet. This would be a good time to turn in your book order form as well. Remember to
have your members who are taking a livestock project indicate how many years they have taken the pro-
ject on their enrollment card. All clubs must turn in a club constitution and a copy of your club’s program
for the year to have on file at the Extension office. This is required to be an official club.
4-H Age Guidelines
Any child currently in third grade and who was at least 8 years old before January 1, 2010, is old enough to be
a 4-H member. Anyone who becomes 19 years old before January 1, 2010, is no longer eligible to be a 4-H
member and should be encouraged to volunteer as a resource person. 4-H Cloverbuds is for youth in grades
kindergarten through second grade as of January 1, 2010.
4-H Membership Across County Lines
Again in 2010, 4-H membership in two counties simultaneously is not possible. Youth are expected to join the
4-H program in their county of residence. It is recognized that limited situations may occur where member-
ship in a county other than their county of residence may be positive. The educators in both counties must be
in agreement that the change should occur. Contact the Extension office if you have questions.
Horse Safety and Ethics
First year horse advisors and 4-H members taking a horse project for the first time need to attend the Manda-
tory Horse Ethics Meeting on May 4, 7:00 p.m. at New Life Church of God in Dover. Parents are encour-
aged to attend.
Quality Assurance Sessions
New this year, ALL 4-H members taking any animal project that exhibits at the fair (except horse who
have a separate training) must attend a quality assurance session. This includes 4-H members enrolled in
market steer, beef breeding, feeder calf, hog, market lamb, sheep breeding, market goat, dairy goat, pygmy
goat, market broilers, pullets, fancy poultry, ducks & geese, turkey, meat pen of rabbits, breeding rabbit, pet
rabbit, dairy cattle and llama. The remaining scheduled dates are:
March 24—7:00 PM Buckeye Career Center
April 25—2:00 p.m. @ Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 202 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia
April 29—7:00 PM @ Dover Middle School
May 11—7:00 PM @ Tusky Valley School
Attendance at a Tuscarawas County Quality Assurance Session is mandatory in order to exhibit an animal at
the 2010 Tuscarawas County Fair. Members may attend any of the sessions, but we will highlight Dairy Cattle
on the April 25 session. Project books, requirements, and project information will be distributed at each
session. Dairy books will only be distributed at their specific session. Registration will begin 1/2 hour before
each session to purchase and pick up books and materials. Cost of books are:
1st Year Steer Notebook (includes project & record book)—$7 each
Market Steer, Market Lamb & Market Swine Project & Record Books—$5 each
Beef & Swine Resource Handbooks—$12 each
Sheep Resource Handbooks—$11.25 each
Rabbit Resource Handbook—$10.25 each
Goat Resource Handbook—$15 each
All Small Animal Project & Record Books—$5 each
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Animal Registrations, Weigh-in, Tagging and Picture Deadlines
In order for a member to exhibit a livestock project at the Tuscarawas County Fair there must be either a color
picture turned in or they have to be registered through tagging or tattooing.
Please check with your members to be sure they made or will make these deadlines! Forms are included in the
project books and extra forms can be picked up at the Extension office if needed. These are mandatory forms
in order to exhibit at the Tuscarawas County Fair. Members may have one back-up listed on the form.
• Horses—color picture due on or before 5/28/10 by 4:30 p.m. to the Extension office.
• Dairy Cattle—color picture due on or before 6/15/10, 4:30 p.m. to the Extension office.
• Dairy Goat—color picture due on or before by 6/15/10, 4:30 p.m. to the Extension office.
• Pygmy Goat—color picture due on or before 6/15/10, 4:30 p.m. to the Extension office.
• Beef Feeder Calf—color picture due on or before 6/15/10, 4:30 p.m. to the Extension office
• Beef Breeding—color picture due on or before 6/15/10, 4:30 p.m. to the Extension office.
• Sheep Breeding—color picture due on or before 6/15/10, 4:30 p.m. to the Extension office.
Animal Weigh-in, Tagging, and Check-in:
• Pony Measuring—5/22/10, 1:00—4:00 p.m. at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.
• Market Hogs—must be brought to the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds for tagging and registration. This
event will be held on 6/11/10, 4:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and on 6/12/10 from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. You may
bring your hogs at either time. Each exhibitor may tag in two hogs and there may be a back up shared by
immediate family members as in the past.
• Market Lamb—weigh-in & tagged on 6/11/10, 4:30-8:00 p.m. or 6/12/10, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the
• Market Goat—weigh-in & tagged on 6/11/10, 4:30-8:00 p.m. or 6/12/10, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the
• Breeding and Pet Rabbit—checked and tattooed on 6/11/10, 4:30-8:00 p.m. or 6/12/10, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at
the Fairgrounds. (All 4-H’ers taking one of these projects must bring their rabbits to be registered even if
they have been registered in the past.)
• Market Rabbits—Doe must be in possession, registered and tattooed on 5/15/10 at Fairgrounds from 9:00
a.m.—12:00 p.m. A total of 6 rabbits must be tattooed on 8/28/10 at the Extension office 10:00 a.m. –
• Broilers—picked up on 8/6/10 at Jr. Fair Board office on the fairgrounds 3:00—5:00 p.m.
• Market Steer—had to be tagged & registered on 12/12/09.
Animals must be present at their respective weigh-in/tagging/check-in to exhibit at the Tuscarawas County
Fair. There are no make-up dates.
In beef breeding, beef feeder calf dairy feeder, and sheep breeding a member may exhibit a third animal if they
are enrolled in the corresponding market/dairy project which must be in a different class. This is also true for
horse production projects. A member may take a production project plus two additional large animal projects
as long as one of those projects is a horse.
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Rabbit Auction & Show Pet Rabbits will be judged in a separate show on
Friday, September 24 in the small arena. The
The Tuscarawas County Rabbit Breed- class will consist of 50% knowledge about rab-
ers Assoc. will be having a rabbit auction in con- bits. Other parts of the judging may include pro-
junction with the April 17, 2010, rabbit and cavy ject records, grooming and conditioning of the
show at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in rabbit, and the member’s ability to handle the rab-
Dover. The judging of classes will start at 9:00 bit and the correct showmanship techniques.
a.m. You can show, buy or sell or just visit this
huge event. There will also be an equipment Keep in mind that the rabbit will have to be kept
dealer on the premises. at the fair all week.
For more information you may call Deb Brown Youth are encouraged to purchase purebred rab-
at 330-343-8407. bits as their pet or they may be of any breed, mix
of breeds, or unknown parentage. They do not
have to match ARBA standards. Pet rabbits may
Rabbit Project Selection Guide be spayed or neutered.
Market Rabbit Project #226—This project is for
those who want to raise, exhibit, and sell a pen of 3 Dog Projects
meat rabbits. All members must have in their care
the doe or does that will produce the offspring and Jamie Beaber will be coordinating the
register the doe on May 15, 2010. Market Rabbits dog obedience & showmanship projects
may compete at the County Fair in the regular again this year. The dog organizational meeting is
showmanship classes and must compete in the set for Monday, May 3, 2010 at the Fairgrounds in
Market Rabbit Class. Three to six offspring of the the Clover Café.
registered does must be tattooed on August 28.
Regular dog meetings are tentatively scheduled for
Breeding Rabbit Project #225– This project is for Mondays at the Fairgrounds. All dates and times
those who want to raise and exhibit breeding stock. will be confirmed by enrollment deadline. If you
A 4-H member does not have to raise a litter but have any questions call Jamie Beaber at 330-339-
may consider it as they progress through the pro- 5608 or the Extension office.
ject. Breeding Rabbits may compete at the County
Fair in the regular showmanship classes and a re-
sponding 4 or 6 class. All rabbits must meet fair
requirements and be registered on June 11 or 12.
Strut Your Mutt
Pet Rabbit Project #227-This project is for those
who want to raise a rabbit as a pet or a companion. The Tuscarawas Valley Kennel Club is having a
This means that they would raise the rabbit differ- Strut Your Mutt event on July 24, 2010, at the
ently than others in the rabbitry. For example, they Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover from
may be housebroken and kept in a cage in the 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Registration starts at 9:30
house. Even if not kept in the house, a pet rabbit a.m.
would typically spend considerable time outside
the cage. They are in need of help from any 4-H Club that
would enjoy working with people and their dogs.
If you are looking for a community service pro-
ject for your 4-H Club, this would be a great
one. Contact Shirley Vrsan at 330-874-3626 if
your club is interested in helping.
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All youth are required to attend an interview judging evaluation to receive a project grade and to exhibit at the
county fair. Interview judging will be held at the following times and locations this year. Pre-judging will be
held on June 25 and July 14 at J.I.M.’s Place by appointment only after June 1.
Writing Projects are due to the Extension office by Noon on July 1. Interview judging for writing projects
will be at Midvale Elementary School on Tuesday, July 20 at the members scheduled club time.
Dog Care Project #201D on Wednesday, July 14 at J.I.M.’s Place, 228 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia.
Dog projects #201O, 201S, 201P, 201W— Judging time and place to be determined.
Horses, Small Livestock Animals (Goats, Poultry & all Rabbit projects) on Monday, July 19 at Midvale
Elementary School in Midvale.
Miscellaneous and FCS Related judging on Tuesday, July 20 at Midvale Elementary School in Midvale.
Foods Judging on Friday, July 16 at J.I.M.’s Place, 228 West High Avenue, New Philadelphia.
Clothing Judging on Wednesday, July 21 at Broadway United Methodist Church at 120 Church Avenue SE,
New Philadelphia with Style Review beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Swine Judging on Wednesday, July 21, at Midvale Elementary School in Midvale.
Livestock (Dairy, Sheep & Beef) Judging on Thursday, July 22, at Midvale Elementary School in Midvale.
Note—Member’s presentation and attitude will affect rating. Dress Code as stated in member project
guidelines: Clothing needs to be neat and clean, appropriate for an interview. No blue jeans, no shorts, and a
conservative shirt (at least 1 inch straps, no midriff showing). Skirts need to be fingertip length. There are to
be No School Projects used as 4-H projects!
Shooting Sports Update
The Shooting Sports program is for youth interested in learning how to safely and responsibly use
archery, pistols, shotguns, rifles, and muzzle loaders. The first meeting is an informational meeting and will
be on March 25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at B & A Primitive Weapons in Roswell (off Route 39 across from the
City Park behind the Marathon Company). Future meeting date schedules will be passed out at this time. If
you have questions, call Joe Martin at 740-922-5814.
The Living History project, listed in the Family Guide under shooting sports, does not involve shooting.
Therefore, members enrolled in this project don’t need to go to shooting sports.
The Safe Use of Guns project is not a shooting sports project, but it’s recommended that members take this
project before or with their first year in Shooting Sports. Safe Use of Guns is a beginning level project for
4-H members who have an interest in guns and have an adult who can supervise their shooting.
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4-H Camp Piedmont Workday 4-H Plaque Sponsorship
Tuscarawas County’s camp work day is 4-H FCS Committee would greatly
set for April 24, 2010. If your club is appreciate your help in obtaining spon-
planning to participate, please call the Extension sorships for 4-H plaques again this year.
office 2 weeks prior with the number of adults
and children attending. We need to know the A plaque is awarded to the 1st place winner in all
number of workers planning to be there so we miscellaneous and family and consumer sciences
can organize work assignments. You will need projects. This does not include livestock projects.
to bring food and beverages you might need for There were 108 plaques awarded last year.
the day. It would be helpful to designate a con-
tact person with phone number in case we need Each club is asked to consider sponsoring at least
to relay any information. one plaque. Please also consider approaching busi-
ness owners who may be interested in helping out.
Occasional Quantity Cook Training The cost per plaque is $6.50 this year. See
Are you planning to have a food stand or work instructions on the sponsorship form included
with food in your 4-H club in the up-coming with this newsletter. The form can also be found
year? The OSU Extension Food Preparation/ on our county’s website (http://tuscarawas.osu.edu)
Service Policy states: “Individuals (volunteers click on 4-H Youth Development, then forms.
or paid staff) providing leadership to the on-site NOTE: Deadline for return of sponsorship forms
preparation and service of food, for sale or give is July 1.
away . . . will have completed the Safe Food
Handling for the Occasional Quantity Cook
training or an equivalent educational opportu-
nity, prior to engaging in the food preparation or Frozen Food Sale
service.” The Tuscarawas County 4-H bulk pack
frozen food sale is going on now! Or-
We want everyone to be food safe! Food Safety der forms are available at the Extension office and
Short-courses for 4-H Volunteers will be held on need to be turned in by Tuesday April 7, 2010.
Thursday, May 6 from 7 – 9 PM at the Extension Please be sure members check that the buyer fills the
Office. Please call 330-339-2337 to register. form out completely, including their address, phone,
club, and member name. The orders will be ready
If you are unable to attend the training, and your for pick up on Wednesday, April 21 from 3:00
club plans to have a food fundraiser, you may p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Tuscarawas County Fair-
also contact the Extension Office to do a self- grounds.
study course. The DVD and binders will be
loaned out for a period of 1 week. Please call 4-H Members earn camp scholarships beginning
ahead to reserve the self-study course. with a minimum of $100 in products sold at each of
the spring and fall sales. Wilson’s Zero Foods is
also offering a portable DVD player for a drawing as
4-H Space Adventure Camp an added incentive. For every 5 items a member
sells, a ticket is put into a drawing after the sale.
An Exploration of Flight, 4-H Space
Adventure Camp will be held on June 15-17,
2010, at Marietta College. The Deadline to sign
up is May 15. The registration fee is $175. A
deposit of $50 is required with registration by
May 14 with balance due by June 1.
Additional information and application forms
may be picked up at the Extension office.
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Teens Promoting Active Fund Raising Ideas
Communities Event Kim Beers of Creekside Gardens in
Several 4-H’ers from various clubs Strasburg is offering this easy fund-
throughout the county have been busy working raiser for 4-H Clubs to generate in-
through the winter months with the aim of en- come selling hanging baskets, flats of
couraging their local communities to become flowers and vegetables in 4” pots and six packs.
more physically active. The teens have planned They have an easy to complete form with all the
several walking trails and “Active Community information you will need. Your forms must be
Events” which will be held this spring. completed and turned in by no later than April
19. Pickup is at their site in Strasburg. You may
A special event celebrating the culmination of this choose the weekend before Mothers Day, May
project will be held at the Tuscarawas County 1st. or the Friday before which is May 7th. Give
Fairgrounds on April 22 from 6:30 –8:00 p.m. Kim a call at 330-878-7606 for all the details or
This event will also honor Earth Day and serve as stop by their location at 7532 SR 250 NW, Stras-
a kick-off event for the Fit Youth Initiative’s 6th burg. Forms are also available at the Extension
annual community summer walking challenge. office. If you need fund raisers other times of
This event would be a great opportunity for 4- the year, please call Creekside Gardens and they
H’ers interested in exploring the county’s trails will create a program for which ever season you
and green spaces while becoming more active and choose.
4-H Camp Candy Bar Sales
Remind your members that 4-H camp will be
held Monday, July 5 through Thursday July 8 at
Camp Piedmont. Thanks to the Clover Café we
are able to keep our fees at $90. We will be con-
ducting our annual candy bar sale to assist with
Community Service Ideas camp fees. Information will be included with the
camp letters which will be sent to all members,
Listed below are some additional grades 3-8.
community service opportunities with contact in-
formation to add to your list from advisor train-
ing. We often get requests from agencies and Car Wash or Bake Sale
businesses so check if you need new ideas.
AgLand in New Philadelphia is offering their
• Safe Kids Healthy Kids Day - May 23. West High Avenue location to 4-H Clubs who
Contact Barb if you are interested at 330-339- want to conduct fundraisers. Contact Joyce or
2337. Alicia at 330-339-1062 for more information and
to schedule an event.
• Donate infant & child personal care items to
Job & Family Services. Call: Barb DeBord Jim Kopras of Sherwin Williams Paint Store in
for information—330-339-7791. New Philadelphia has also offered their parking
lot to 4-H Clubs who want to have car washes or
• Big Brothers Big Sisters: bake sales. For car washes, they supply the
Bowl for Kids Sake—Saturday, March 27, water, soap, and buckets. If you would like to
2010 at 1:00 or 3:00 p.m. Contact Shelly schedule an event you can call him at 330-364-
Snyder at 330-339-6916. 5591.
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2010 Junior Fair Board Members and State/National Older Youth
Camp Counselors Selected Opportunities
Each of these members will work hard to plan There are numerous state and national youth
and coordinate the events. Please congratulate opportunities available through the 4-H
them on their leadership abilities. program. Congratulations to Kayla Hinds and
Katlyn Beavers who were selected for Citizen-
The follow members have been selected to ship Washington Focus (CWF). They will
serve on Junior Fair Board: travel to DC with 4-H’ers from across Ohio
and spend the week learning more about
Justin Beach Danielle Korintus United States Government and touring the
Abby Bichsel Justine Laughlin Capital.
Stephanie Bond Codie McCain
Jimmy Collins Courtney Mike Kaitlyn Hinds and Jessica Pitcher will be
Rob Collins Clarissa Mutti attending State Leadership Camp at Camp
Matt Demattio Victoria Oliver Ohio and Clay Zeigler will be attending Sea
Bobby Dewalt Jessica Pitcher Camp at Kelly’s Island. CWF and Sea Camp
Mallory Galbreath Sarah Ramsey scholarships are made possible through the
Cassie Glazer Brandon Schott generous support of the 4-H Committee using
Trisha Green Bryer Schupp proceeds from the Clover Café.
Kaitlyn Hinds Brooke Stafford
Kayla Hinds Jessica Stoneman New Advisor Interviews
Kelsie Hinds Jacob Triplett
Keith Hoagland Eryn Vogel Just a reminder that only two dates remain for
Laura Johnson Keaven Vogel new advisor applicant interviews. They are
Tara Jones Jamie Walton March 10, at 1:00 p.m. and April 14, at 7:00
Tonya Kendle Vanessa Wenger p.m.
Advisors must have their application in, inter-
The follow members have been selected to view and finger printing done before the dead-
serve as Camp Counselors: line of April 15. They must also turn in an
advisor card with their club’s enrollment cards.
Katie Beavers Cayley McCoury
If you have any questions please do not hesi-
Elizabeth Beller Codie McKain
tate to call the Extension office.
Stephanie Bond Michala Metzcar
Woody Burrier Sue Miskimen
Zachary Carman Ashten Nign
Ethan Edie Mitch Osso
Rachel Ghindea Jessica Pitcher
Cassie Glazer Sarah Ramsey
Mike Grim Shelby Randulic
Kaitlyn Hinds Jessica Stoneman
Kayla Hinds Jacob Triplett
Kelsie Hinds Eryn Vogel
Tonya Kendle Vanessa Wenger
Drew Kuecher Kameron Wise
Dylan Lewis Clay Zeigler