End of Year 4-H Recognition Forms

As the end of the 4-H year approaches, 4-H members and clubs are encouraged to submit achievement awards, honor club applications, officer books and pin orders.

Achievement Awards
A 4-H Achievement Award is an award that recognizes 4-H members, at least 8 years old and in 3rd grade to age 19, for his/her involvement in the Clermont County 4-H Program. Members earn points for their participation in 4-H club, county, district, state, national and international events and activities. Any application that does not provide the requested information or does not have all of the proper signatures will not be considered. Please submit only one application per person.

Honor Club
Honor club is the highest standard of excellence that a 4-H club can achieve in Clermont County. There are 14 requirements that are mandatory. Additionally, clubs must meet 14 of the 32 non-mandatory requirements.  Clubs will be recognized on a county-wide banner during the Clermont County Fair. In addition to recognition at the fair, clubs will receive a gift for their achievement.

Pin Order Form
Member and volunteer pin order forms are also available. Funds from the Kathleen Retzler Memorial 4-H Endowment Fund will be used to cover the costs of all pins. Pin order forms are due to the Extension Office by Wednesday, October 11. To allow enough time for order shipment, no late orders will be accepted.

Officer Book and Club Scrapbook Competition
Club officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, News Reporter, Health Officer, Safety Officer, Community Service Officer, Historian and Recreation Leader) are encouraged to submit officer books and club scrapbooks for judging.
Books will be judged on content, neatness, presentation/construction and creativity.

All forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11.

Achievement Award Application

Honor Club Application

Pin Order Form

Congratulations, State Fair Winners!

Congratulations to our 4-H members who received top honors at the Ohio State Fair!

Project Result/Placing Name Club
Life Skills Projects
Grow Your Own Vegetables Outstanding of the Day Malachi Martinez Creative Minds
Cat, Level 2 Outstanding of the Day Clair Stroup Creative Minds
Cavies, Jr. Clock Trophy Lizzie Derflinger Maple Rey Milk & More
Pet Rabbit Outstanding of the Day Karli Shuck Carrot Crunchers
Sew Fun, Jr. Outstanding of the Day Lydia Hamilton Round Up Rustlers
Family History Treasure Hunt Outstanding of the Day Clair Stroup Creative Minds
Workforce Preparation Outstanding of the Day Sarah Francis Heritage Builders
PetPALS Clock Trophy Hailey Randall Country Kids
Star Spangled Foods, Jr. Outstanding of the Day Mackenzie Minning New Richmond 4-H’ers
Dress-Up Outfit – Formalwear Clock Trophy Sarah Francis Heritage Builders
Grill Master, Jr. Clock Trophy Clair Stroup Creative Minds
Fast Break for Breakfast, Jr. Outstanding of the Day Grace Pride Heritage Builders
All About Dogs, Jr. Outstanding of the Day Rachael Stroup Creative Minds
Shooting Sports – Shotgun, Sr. Outstanding of the Day Lennie Hoskins Shamrock Trails
Basic Archery Outstanding of the Day Ezekiel Martinez Creative Minds
Self-Determined, Sr. Outstanding of the Day Jetta McCart Down to Earth 4-H’ers
Self-Determined, Sr. Superior Catherine Angelo Wonders of the World
State Fair Communications Contest
Sr. Team Demonstration Contest Clock Trophy Becky Novak Buzzing Enthusiasts
Sr. Team Demonstration Contest Clock Trophy Molly Novak Buzzing Enthusiasts
Intermediate Team Demonstration Clock Trophy Nadia Privett Buzzing Enthusiasts
Intermediate Team Demonstration Clock Trophy Bella Garrison Buzzing Enthusiasts
4-H Infomercial Outstanding of the Day Jetta McCart Down to Earth 4-H’ers
4-H State Fair Horse Show Winners
Senior Hunter Hack 9th Kimmberlie Coghill Young Riders
Hunter Showmanship, 18 yr. olds 6th Payton McElfresh Young Riders
Hunter Under Saddle, 17-18 yr. olds 8th Lauren Current Young Riders
Hunt Seat Equitation, 16 yr. olds 8th Sarah Twine Equine Club
Hunt Seat Equitation, 18 yr. olds 8th Kimmberlie Coghill Young Riders
Western Showmanship, 17 yr. olds 10th Lauren Current Young Riders
Jr. Trail 1st Lauren Hoover Equine Club
Western Horsemanship Grand Champion 10th Lauren Hoover Equine Club
Western Horsemanship, 9-11 yr. olds 1st Lauren Hoover Equine Club
Western Horsemanship, 17 yr. olds 10th Lauren Current Young Riders
4-H State Fair Dog Show Winners
Dog/ Rally Intermediate A – 4th Place, 5th Place, 4th Place and 2nd Place Jenna Turner Buzzing Enthusiasts
Dog/ Rally Intermediate A – 12th Place, 13th Place, 10th Place, and 6th Place Jenna Turner Buzzing Enthusiasts
State Fair Skillathon
Beef Skillathon
10 Year Old 1st Olivia Liming Ultimate 4-H’ers
12 Year Old 2nd Kaylee Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers
14 Year Old 2nd Luke Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers
15 Year Old 13th Tate Liming Ultimate 4-H’ers
Dog Skillathon
17 Year Old 5th Jenna Turner Buzzing Enthusiasts
Horse Skillathon
10 Year Old 2nd Lauren Hoover Equine Club
17 Year Old 9th Lauren Current Young Riders
18 Year Old 13th Kimberlie Coghill Young Riders
Poultry Skillathon
9 Year Old 7th Milo Jensen Equine Club
9 Year Old 11th Ethan Besanko Equine Club
10 Year Old 8th Olivia Liming Ultimate 4-H’ers
12 Year Old 2nd Paisley Besanko Equine Club
14 Year Old 9th Luke Uhlenbrock Buckles & Boots
16 Year Old 6th Jetta McCart Down to Earth 4-H’ers
Poultry Record Book – 14 Year Old Outstanding Luke Uhlenbrock Buckles & Boots
Poultry Record Book – 16 Year Old 1st place Jetta McCart Down to Earth 4-H’ers
Swine Skillathon
10 Year Old 9th Olivia Liming Ultimate 4-H’ers
12 Year Old 3rd Kaylee Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers
14 Year Old 1st Luke Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers
Swine Skillathon Overall Champion Luke Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers


Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

In a series of four classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. The program includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with a nutrition educator, plus a follow-up reunion class held at a later date. Learn more.


The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact the Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association Starter Flock Committee Chairperson, Tabitha Weisend, at 740-459-9751 or tabithasregcheviots@yahoo.com.

Preserving the Harvest

Subject: Two wooden shelves holding a variety of canned vegetables and fruits, lined up in rows of glass jars. Food staples canned include jellies, sauces, or slices of carrots, green beans, tomatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, sauerkraut, roasted red peppers, dill pickles, raspberry jam, orange marmalade, grape jelly, and a tomato and corn soup.Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables. OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences staff teaches the basics of home canning and preservation. We emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product.
Join us for a free class, Preserving the Harvest Basics, Monday, August 12, from 6-8pm at the Bethel Library.
To test your skills, join the Preserving the Harvest Workshop.
WHEN: August 20, from 10am-4pm
WHERE: 4-H Hall Kitchen – Clermont County Fairgrounds
COST: $40 (Includes So Easy to Preserve ($18 value), pressure gage testing ($5 value) and workshop supplies

Teen Leadership Council Applications Available

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success.  Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program.  Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction.

Here are some highlights about the responsibilities of the council:

  • Age: Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer.
  • Number of Meetings/Events: See the program structure outline on the application for specific numbers of meetings and events. Members are required to attend at least 75% of meetings and events.
  • Working Events: Members are required to work a number of statewide events at the Ohio State Fair, and elsewhere throughout the state (Farm Science Review, Legislative Luncheon, etc.).  Each level of membership differs in the number of events that are required.  See the program structure for more information.
  • Location of meetings: Meetings are typically held at the Ohio 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio, but there are occasionally instances when they are held elsewhere due to events on Ohio State’s Campus.  In these instances, meetings may be held at locations close to campus.  Refer to the application for the locations for the 2019-2020 year.  Members will be notified prior to the location change.
  • Additional Opportunities: Depending on the level of involvement, council members have the option to apply for additional opportunities including the National 4-H Conference, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, and other opportunities that may arise.

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation) are due (not postmarked; received!) by Friday, August 9, 2019.

A Day in the Ring

Back for it’s second year, A Day in the Ring adds cattle to the show!  A Day in the Ring was held on Thursday, July 25, in the Gibbons Arena.  The show was a special event in partnership with the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  Clermont County Junior Fair youth were partnered with an individual from the Board of Developmental Disabilities to educate them about their project and teach them how to show a goat or cow.  Participants then exhibited their animal in a non-competitive show.  The goal of A Day in the Ring is to allow individuals with special needs the opportunity to achieve success in the show ring and for 4-H members to utilize their animal projects to mentor others.

After the show, contestants and their mentors enjoyed lunch together, and a few were featured in a live broadcast with 99.5FM The Edge!


Support the 4-H Outpost

Thank you to all of the clubs that have worked a shift in the 4-H Outpost!  If your club has not worked a shift but is signed up to work the outpost, please make sure that ALL servers are wearing a hat.  If you do not wear a hat, you will be given a hairnet at the beginning of your shift.

We still have a couple of shifts open on Wednesday (July 24)  from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. as well as a shift on Thursday (July 26) from 5-9 p.m..  If you or your club is available to help, we would greatly appreciate it!

For those visiting the fair, stop by the 4-H Outpost to support your local 4-H program!  Our 4-H members would love to serve you!