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2024 4-H Animal Schools

The Lorain County 4-H Animal School's objective is to provide a safe, fun, and hands-on opportunity for 4-H animal project members with their animals.  Youth will gain knowledge and skills from well-respected and approved experts in various Interest Areas.  Interest areas will rotate each year

 Click on the name of the school below to be directed to the online registration

Click on the species for additional information on the track.  Additional information is posted as it becomes available.

Online registration closes one week prior to each school or when the school has reached capacity- whichever is first.

Date

Species

Time

Location

Cost

May 4

Horse

9:00 am- 2:30 pm

Lorain County Fairgrounds

$20

 

Saddle Horse

 

Pony Ring

 

 

Small Equine

 

Cow Palace

 

 

Draft Horse

 

Draft Barn/Track

 

May 18

Small Animal

9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Lorain County Fairgrounds

$10

 

Dog

 

Cow Palace

 

 

Cat

 

Barn #15

 

 

Cavy

 

Barn #15

 

 

Rabbit

 

Barn #10

 

 

Fowl

Chicken, Turkey, Waterfowl

Barn #9, 8, 7

 

June 1

Large Animal

9:00 am-2:30 pm

Lorain County Fairgrounds

$20

 

Beef

 

Cow Palace

 

 

Dairy Cattle

 

Barn#2

 

 

Goat

Boer/Market, Dairy & Pack

Barn #3

 

 

Sheep

 

Barn #3

 

 

Swine

 

Barn #9

 

The Lorain County 4-H Animal School's objective is to provide a safe, fun, and hands-on opportunity for 4-H animal project members with their animals.  Youth will gain knowledge and skills from well-respected and approved experts in various Interest Areas.  Interest areas will rotate each year.


2024 4-H Project Skillathon

A skillathon is an event that uses the experiential learning model of doing, reflecting, and applying to test one’s knowledge. The word “skillathon” is derived from the suffix -athon, which means an event, and the prefix skill, or what is being tested at the event. In Ohio, skillathons typically include five stations, each taking about five minutes to complete, although stations can be changed to fit the time available. Some skillathons offer different age- or skill-appropriate stations for juniors, intermediates, and seniors. Youth move from station to station attempting to perform tasks such as matching breeds with descriptions, labeling animal body parts, identifying meat cuts, designing appropriate housing, etc. 

July 8 - New Russia Township Lodge

Small Animal Projects- Cat, Cavy, Dog, Fowl, Rabbit

July 9 - New Russia Township Lodge

Large Animal Projects- Beef, Dairy, Goat, Horse, Sheep, Swine 

July 10 - New Russia Township Lodge

FCS & Shooting Sports Projects- Food & Nutrition, Sewing & Clothing, Shooting Sports

Review the year's Topics to get a head start on studying!!

2024 Topics by Project Area

Awards

Awards will be provided to the top-scoring youth in each project area and overall winners in Small Animal and Large Animal project areas.

Are you interested in contributing to this year's awards?

Donation Information and Form   

4-H Educational Board Membership

4-H Educational Board Description

Educational Board Member Application - Deadline October 14, 2024

Teen Ambassador Application - Deadline October 14, 2024

Meeting  Agendas & Minutes


County Event Guidelines

County Event Request Packet

This document includes a description of the application process, examples, and forms for 4-H Clubs in Lorain County.

County Event Request Form

Jr. Fair Rental Contract 

This document is to be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the event.  The 4-H Educational Board meets on the 3rd Monday of the month.

County Event Report Form

This document is to be submitted 30 days following the approved event.

Lorain County 4-H Show SOP

This document provides the standard operating procedures (SOP) for all Lorain County 4-H Shows, Horse Shows, and Dog Shows. 


4-H Teen Ambassadors

Who:       Any 4-H member ages 12 and up

What:      The 4-H Educational Board is looking for youth interested in participating in fun hands-on learning and sharing what they learn regarding 4-H projects.  Youth applying for this opportunity will choose from five different project areas including Large Animal, Small Animal, Family & Consumer Sciences (food & clothing projects), Ag & Still Life, or Horse.  Ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate in state and local training in subjects specific to their project areas as well as in leadership, teamwork, and communication. 

When:    Quarterly Ambassador meetings will include leadership training, general meeting, and project area break-out meetings.

Application deadline:     October 16, 2023

Application