Summary of Changes in Calendar of Events due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

This page was last updated on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Please see the list below for information regarding events occurring in the future. Please contact Heather at if you have questions regarding the information in this release.

Past Events:

  • 2020 Senior and Volunteer Banquet- Postponed
  • Rabbit QA- Postponed


  • All Events Canceled or Postponed: No 4-H Club Meetings or Gatherings permitted.


  • 07 – 4-H Meetings & Events can resume
  • 16- 4-H Still Project Judging –  Will be conducted, working on modifications to ensure safety with help from health department. 
  • 21- 4-H Communications and Arts Show- Still planning on conducting, working on virtual ways to submit if not able to attend physically.
  • 23- Livestock Sale Workshop – on schedule, may offer virtually


Preparing Youth for Success

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.

4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

Heather Gottke is the 4-H Extension Educator for Van Wert County Extension

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.