1. OSU Extension Office RE-OPENING - Monday, June 8

    Jun. 02, 2020

    Dear Putnam County 4-H members, families, volunteers and supporters,

    We have a few pieces of good news to share.  

    OSU Extension Office RE-OPENING- Monday, June 8!

    Our office has received OSU approvals to re-open soon. We look foward to seeing everyone! Thank you for your patience during these last few months! We hope to have our office staffed by Monday June 8. We do however have some operation procedures we must follow. Please read carefully:

  2. 4-H Update

    May. 29, 2020

    Here are a few updates and reminders for Friday May 29, 2020

    1. 4-H members need to complete their Flipgrid judging videos by June 14.  These will need done for 4-H project completion and eligibility for junior fair related activities.

    2. Youth Quality Assurance training for market animal exhibitors will need completed before participating in any Junior Fair Activities.   

  3. The 2020 Ohio State Fair Has Been Canceled

    May. 21, 2020

    Today, the Ohio Expositions Commission announced that it will cancel the 2020 Ohio State Fair, originally scheduled for July 29 – August 9 in Columbus. Members of the Commission expressed concern for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a socially distant fair that would adhere to social distancing protocols and its impact on the long-term viability of the Ohio State Fair.

  4. 4-H May Newsletter

    May. 12, 2020

    Dear Putnam County 4-H Members, Families, Volunteers and Supporters,

    Please see below a few things that I wanted to share as our 4-H Program and Junior Fair moves through May:

  5. 4-H Project Judging

    May. 11, 2020

    There will be a new look this year in the way your 4-H projects will be judged (livestock, special interest, and misc. projects). All 4-H Exhibitors will be required to record a three to five-minute video and submit the video by using flipgrid. The deadline to submit your videos is June 14. You will be receiving written instructions and guidelines in the mail. Click here to view a Youtube video on how to record and submit your project video using Flipgrid.

  6. Food Preservation Office Hours

    May. 10, 2020

    Do you have a question about home food preservation?  Join us for Food Preservation Office Hour webinars hosted by Ohio State University Extension. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  The presentation dates and topics include:

  7. What is OSU Extension?

    May. 06, 2020

    Just what is it that we all do and why we all do it every day! Click here to view a short informational video on "What is OSU Extension?" Hope you find it helpful.

  8. Thank a Farmer Campaign

    Apr. 22, 2020

    We are launching a Thank a Farmer Campaign with Putnam County Soil and Water and hope everyone all will join in to help us. Farmers are essential workers and are getting ready for their busy season. Please see the coloring pages below, draw 1 or all 5! After coloring, please include the child’s name or family name in the “created by” box. When you are finished, you can mail them to a local neighbor that farms, a farming family member, or surrounding farmer. If you don’t know any local farmers, please give us a call and we can provide you an address for one.

  9. 4-H Livestock Exhibitors - April 17 Update

    Apr. 17, 2020

    As we hope for a normal schedule of summer fair events and we prepare for 4-H Judging, please see some notes below:

  10. Attention Swine Exhibitors Planning to Show at the Ohio State Fair

    Apr. 15, 2020

    In order to create more market access options it has been decided by the State Fair Swine Committee that the 2020 Ohio State Fair Junior Barrow Show will require a valid adult Pork Quality Assurance certification number at time of entry (June 20, 2020 entry deadline). The PQA certification number should be an adult parent, guardian or someone who is most closely responsible for helping the youth with care and feeding of their project. Youth who are 14 on or before January 1, 2020 are eligible to receive adult PQA certification. Certification can be achieved via online training.