Beef Program
4-H Dog Program 4-H Horse Program
4-H Poultry Program 4-H Swine Program


Beef Program

2021 Beef Skillathon Study Guide

4-H Dog Program

Paver Fundraiser underway

The Dog Committee has been actively raising funds to help support the construction of a new dog barn on the fairgrounds.  They are currently selling engraved brick pavers to be included in the walkway to the barn.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the order form.


Ohio 4-H Dog Program Website

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4-H Horse Program

The Darke County 4-H program currently has five active 4-H clubs that focus on equine projects:  Buckeye Buckaroos, Greenville Rangers, Horse & Rider, Silver Hoofs, and Trails & Tails.  For information on how to contact any of these clubs, CLICK HERE.

EquiSTEP: Ohio 4-H Horse Program’s Equine Safety, Training, and Education Program

All 4-H members enrolled in horse projects must complete the online EquiSTEP course.  The course consists of modules related to helmet safety, safety and handling of horses, horse health and nutrition, and sportsmanship.  4-H members must complete the whole course, including the quiz and survey at the end.  4-H members will have until April 15, 2021 to complete EquiSTEP for 2021.  Failure to complete the course by April 15, 2021 will result in the member not being able to participate in horse related events in 2021.  This includes ride nights, PAS, state fair, and county fair. 

In order to enroll, each member needs their own unique email address.  School emails will most likely not work due to school email security restrictions implemented by the schools. 

To enroll in EquiSTEP, CLICK HERE.

Important Forms for 4-H Horse Club members

Horse ID Form - This form should be completed and submitted with the PAS form.

Out-of-County PAS Form - Any youth who plans to attend a PAS show in another county, must have the Out-of-County PAS form completed in its entirety and signed by Rhonda prior to attending. Also required is a completed Horse ID form.  This form should be completed and attached to the out-of-county form.

Out-of-County PAS Show Dates

Any youth who plans to participate in the Ohio State Fair Jr. Fair Horse Show must provide a copy of their equine’s current negative Coggins test (dated on or after January 1st of the current calendar year) to the Extension Office to be submitted with their PAS verification form.  CLICK HERE for additional information. 


Scoring your Horse's Body Condition

Hay Judging

Over Fences Guidelines

Ohio 4-H Horse Program Website

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4-H Poultry Program

Poultry Project Resources

Backyard Poultry Production


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4-H Swine Program


Swine Project Resources

Swine Nutrition

Raising A Ractopamine-Free Swine Project

Summary - Ractopamine-Free Project

Exhibiting a Ractopamine-Free Swine Project

Ohio Pork Council Ractopamine-Free Website

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