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Calendar of events

Calendar of events

July 21, Ross County 4-H Night at the Chillicothe Paints (Chillicothe)—7 p.m.
Join Ross County 4-H for 4-H Night at the Chillicothe Paints baseball game. Wear your 4-H gear to the game to get in free. Visit the Ross County 4-H Facebook page for more information.

Aug. 1, Dean's Charity Steer Show (Columbus)—2 p.m.
Celebrate Ohio agriculture, communities, and children at the 2023 Dean's Charity Steer Show at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair. Teams will consist of a Team Captain, Team Champion, experienced 4-H youth, and a steer in the show ring. The event will be hosted by Cathann A. Kress, vice president and dean of The Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. The Steer Show is coordinated by CFAES, Ohio Cattlemen's Association, Telhio Credit Union, and the Ohio State Fair. Support the 2023 Dean's Charity Steer Show today!

Aug. 19, Breakfast on the Farm (Canal Fulton)—8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Join Stark County Farm Bureau for a pancake and sausage breakfast at Clardale Farms, followed by a self-guided tour of the dairy farm. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds will go to purchasing grain rescue tubes for local fire departments. Visit the event Facebook page for more information and click here to register.

Aug. 21, Hearts of Darke Livestock Show (Greenville)—3 p.m.
Individuals with disabilities will be paired with a junior fair exhibitor who will serve as their mentor and assist them in showing a rabbit, goat, or lamb at the Darke County Fair. Visit the Hearts of Darke Livestock Show Facebook page for more information on this opportunity and how to register. Registration must be completed and submitted to The Great Darke County Fair Secretary Office by July 31.

Sept. 14, Celebration of Youth (Ostrander)—5 p.m.
Join us for the 4-H Celebration of Youth at Leeds Farm, 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander. This is an adult-only event (ages 21 and older) that includes opportunities to play on the farm! Whether you want to mingle and visit with 4-H friends or ride the zip line, there is something for everyone. For more details, visit the Celebration of Youth website.

Sept. 16, Licking County 4-H Golf Outing (Granville)—8:30 a.m.
Plan to join the Licking County 4-H Committee for their eighth annual golf outing to support Licking County 4-H scholarships and awards. You can support 4-H by golfing during the event, sponsoring a hole, being a corporate sponsor, or providing door or raffle prizes. Registration is due by Sept. 6 and includes a fee of $65. Visit the Licking County 4-H Facebook page or contact Darrick Foster at 740-475-7017 or

Sept. 20–22, Farm Science Review (London)—8 a.m.–5 p.m. (until 4 p.m. on Sept. 22)
Visit the Molly Caren Agricultural Center to experience Farm Science Review, an agricultural education and industry exposition event featuring more than 100 educational sessions, the most comprehensive field crop demonstrations in the United States, a career exploration fair, and more. Stop by the 4-H STEM tent and the CFAES Alumni Tent for a chance to participate in fun, educational activities, register for exciting giveaways, and learn more about alumni engagement opportunities. Visit the Farm Science Review website for more information about the event and to find out when tickets will be available for purchase.