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February 7, 2017 - 1:45pm -- Anonymous

Wayne County 4-H has kicked off the new-year with some key changes and the continuation of many great traditions.  This month more than 300 4-H volunteers attended volunteer training events at the Fisher Auditorium where they learned about many of the changes and highlights of what is planned for 4-H at the county and state levels in 2017. 

New for 2017 Wayne County, 4-H has made some changes to our Livestock Quality Assurance program.  Traditionally this program was offered in conjunction with our livestock Skillathon events in July.  We have separated these two events and youth will need to complete Quality Assurance in the spring.  The Quality Assurance program will be offered at OSU / OARDC Fisher Auditorium from 6-8 pm on the evenings of March 28th, April 26th, and May 25th.  Skillathon will be held July 20th, 24th, and 25th from 7-9 pm at the Fisher Auditorium.  To be eligible to exhibit and show animals at the 2017 Wayne County Fair, youth will need to complete both Quality Assurance and Skillathon.  One exception will be a group of up to 200 youth that will be accepted in to a special pilot project to try out livestock project interview judging.  This group will be exempt from Skillathon but still must complete Quality Assurance and the project interview.  Sign up for this group will begin June 1st.

Also new for 2017 there will be a fundraising gala called the Wayne County 4-H Legacy Dinner.  The Legacy Dinner will be held on April 20th at Shisler Conference Center.  The event will include a cocktail hour, dinner, and short program followed by a live auction with all proceeds raised going to support 4-H Camp Scholarships, support for 4-H livestock judging and education teams, and 4-H teen leadership development programs.

4-H Camp dates for 2017 were also announced.  Cloverbud Day Camp for youth ages 5-8 and in the Kindergarten through 2nd grade will be held June 6th through 8th at the Fisher Auditorium / OARDC campus.  Junior Camp for youth ages 8-13 will be held at 4-H Camp Ohio from June 29th through July 3rd.

4-H offers youth ages 5-19 the opportunity to learn and develop life skills through a myriad of activities and 200+ educational projects. To learn more about Wayne County 4-H and connect with a 4-H club in your community, visit the Wayne County Extension website at