Stories tagged with: 4-H

September 5, 2014 - 6:34pm
51 weeks 5 days ago

Cattle showing is always a big portion of the Morgan County Fair.

Kelsi Haines has been showing cattle through 4-H since she was 9 years old and has grown up around cows all her life. She told us a lot of hard work goes in to preparing your cows for the fair.

"Getting up every morning, washing your calves, feeding them, walking them every evening. Washing them again. Doing it all over. Everyday."

Haines says when judging the cattle, the amount of meat, muscle, and...

August 12, 2014 - 6:51pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

For some, the fair is all about the food.  For others, it's the rides.  But for 4-H members, it's about all that hard work put into their projects finally paying off.

"We have approximately 1800 youth in our 4-H program which is the biggest part of our Jr. fair program," said 4-H extension educator Michelle Fehr.

While 4-H encompasses a wide range of activities, many of those 1800 are involved with showing animals.

"This year we tagged in about 330...

March 3, 2014 - 6:03pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners have decreed the first full week of March "Ohio 4-H week"

Commissioners met with 4-H leaders this afternoon to read the proclamation. The 4-H flag will also fly over the court house all week. 4-H empowers youth for positive change.

"One of the things that i really like and look forward to is the family connection," said Michelle Fehr, extension educator of 4-H youth. "There are many people in several areas that...

September 19, 2013 - 5:23pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

A new full-time position with the Ohio State University Extension Agency is open in Muskingum County.

Educator, Mark Mechling says he is currently looking to fill a 4-H Educator position. The deadline is October 6th.

"the 4-H Educator positions requires a master's degree," said Mechling. Their main job will be to work with the youth of Muskingum County who are enrolled in the 4-H programs. "

Along with a master's degree, the position requires strong...

September 13, 2013 - 5:50pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

Shania May is part of the 4-H Cousin's Club and she spent Friday showing off her Port Polish rabbits in the rabbit hut. Although this is May's first year showing, she knows a lot all thanks to YouTube. It's also Cody Harding's first year showing for the Leatherwood Valley 4-H Club. He won first place in his showing and says holding the rabbit close to you is key.

"Holding it by it's ears and flipping it over; that's how you communicate with it and just tell it to calm down and...

March 4, 2013 - 5:52pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioner's Office signed a proclamation to recognize 4-H week in Muskingum County. It's a way for the organization to let the community know what the program is about and how it can benefit Muskingum County's youth. 4-H is a nationwide organization and is offered in every county in Ohio. The program is designed to develop life skills in young people.

"There are over 170 projects that are offered to 4-H members. They are organized into 4-H clubs so they...

March 8, 2012 - 7:17pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

The local branch of a national organization is being recognized...

The Muskingum County Commissioners proclaimed this week as Ohio 4-h Week. Vicki Reed is involved in 4-H youth development, and said this week is a great way to promote the organization.

"4-H does so much. Where do I begin... Leadership skills and leadership development, developing responsibility, how to make decisions. You know, learning, mastering skills."

Reed said 4-H is quite popular,...

July 13, 2011 - 6:38pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Muskingum County 4-H students got to show off their dogs Wednesday afternoon.

Agility course and obedience judging took place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Advisor Lynn Sellars says it takes a lot of work to prepare the dogs and kids.

"They have to learn some obedience, they have to be able to lead." Sellars said about the dogs. "They have to be able to do a down when instructed, and they have to be able to follow the pointing hand to do a jump."


March 7, 2011 - 7:02pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

An area club is being recognized by the Muskingum County Commissioners.

The commissioners have declared March 6th-12th as Ohio 4-H week. They believe the program has contributed to the growth and development of the state's youth.

"We're just very blessed in this county to have that kind of support, they support us in a lot of different ways and without them we wouldn't be able to function," said Extension Educator Vicky Reed.

All week long area members will...

March 3, 2010 - 5:44pm
5 years 26 weeks ago

A program that helps students learn skills to succeed in life is getting a little local help and it's in the form of a moving billboard.

4-H in Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties will be promoted around the area by Smith Concrete trucks now sporting the 4-H logo and website.

"This is the first," said Vicki Schwartz, Associate State 4-H Leader. "This roving cement truck will be going through three counties and letting everyone know how they can get involved...

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