Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation) are due (not postmarked; received!) by Friday, August 9, 2019. The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.

Current Members from Clermont County: Sarah Francis (Heritage Builders), Maddie Hill (Buckles & Boots), Lillian Wildey (Buckles & Boots)

 

In search of the 2019 Ohio Lamb and Wool Ambassador

Changes are in the Air! In 2019, this program will referred to as the Ohio Lamb and Wool Ambassador Program, the person selected will serve as an ambassador for the industry throughout their year of reign at numerous promotional events and activities around the state.

Selection takes place at the Ohio State Fair. Contestants will attend an interview and answer an impromptu question from a panel of judges at the conclusion of the Ohio State Fair Guys and Gals lead competition. The selection of the ambassador is based on personality, presentation, poise and knowledge of the Ohio Sheep, Lamb and Wool industry.

Please note: this contest has been opened up to both male and female contestants.

Contestants are encouraged to participate in the Ohio State Fair Guys and Gals Lead competition and we encourage all youth between the ages of 17-22 who are involved in the industry to consider applying for this position. This is a tremendous opportunity to build a wealth of knowledge of the Ohio sheep, lamb and wool industry, expand communication skills, and network within Ohio agriculture.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the 2019-2020 Ohio Lamb and Wool Ambassador, please download the application by visiting ohiosheep.org . All applications must be postmarked to the Ohio State Fair by June 20, 2019.

If you would like more information on the Ohio Lamb and Wool Ambassador contest or would like the 2018-19 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen Kait Stillion to make an appearance at your local event, please contact Kristin Reese at 614-582-3208 or localfarmmom@gmail.

Google Doc Application Available here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebKFGD6NRDjR0oElHKx1kCKtOajpR1EzTXl0CFRSpWnutl-A/viewform

 

 

Clermont County Youth Represent Ohio at National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council members, Sarah Francis and Lillian Wildey, were selected as Ohio delegates to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C.  National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Sarah and Lilly participated in hands-on activities to learn about civic engagement, civic education and personal development.  They attended roundtable meetings to discuss current issues, such as Ag Challenges and Youth Policy and developed briefings to present to government agencies related to their topic.

Throughout the week, Sarah and Lilly had the chance to explore our Nation’s Capitol and pay tribute to those that fought for our freedom. They also got to see the cherry blossoms in their peak blooms!  They visited Capitol Hill and had the chance to meet with some of our Ohio legislators including Senator Rob Portman and Representatives Jim Jordan, Bill Johnson, and Brad Wenstrup.

Sarah Francis is a member of Heritage Builders 4-H Club and Lillian Wildey is a member of Buckles and Boots 4-H Club.  Congratulations, Sarah and Lillian!  We’re proud to have you represent Ohio and Clermont County 4-H!

 

Great Opportunity for 4-H Training (Youth & Adult)

Mark your calendars for a Multi-County 4-H Training on Thursday, February 28.  Great way for 4-H Volunteers to get their mandatory Policy 1.50 Training (two sessions offered) and youth to get their Quality Assurance Training.

Register today at: go.osu.edu/2019multicountytraining.

Topics include:

  • Policy 1.50 – Two sessions offered.  Come early for the 6:30 class.
  • Livestock Updates and Quality Assurance – from Lizz Share, State Extension Specialist, 4-H/Youth Development Livestock and Food Animal Programs
  • Cloverbud Volunteer Resources
  • Poultry
  • Cake Decorating & Creative Arts
  • Teen Trips & Opportunities
  • Growing Great Qualities in Kids
  • How to Complete Your 4-H Project

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for youth and adult volunteers!

Thank You, Volunteers!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Thank you all for being key to our success.  It was a pleasure to celebrate so many wonderful individuals, members, clubs and 4-H supporters at our annual 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.  Congratulations to Sharon Francis, 4-H Volunteer of the Year and Clermont County Juvenile Court & Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, Friends of 4-H Award recipients!

    

We appreciate our volunteers and all they do to make Clermont County 4-H successful!

 

 

 

4-H Photo Contest!

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 7-13, 2018!  OSU Extension Clermont County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week  with #Clermont4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

  • Monday – 4-H Families
  • Tuesday – Leadership
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Friday – Clermont County Fair

To qualify for prizes and to make it easier for our National 4-H Week Photo Contest judge, we will create a facebook thread for each theme/day. Post your pictures in the comments of the appropriate theme/day (posted daily) with #Clermont4H.

A winner will be chosen each day and winning photos will be on display at TSC Eastgate Saturday, October 13, for customers to vote on the grand prize winner! The grand prize winner will receive a prize package valued at more than $100!  Click Here to have a club presence at Tractor Supply on October 13!

 

 

 

Gather Your 4-H Photos

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 7-13, 2018!  OSU Extension Clermont County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week  with #Clermont4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  (More details to come)

  • Monday – 4-H Families
  • Tuesday – Leadership
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Friday – Clermont County Fair

Congratulations to Clermont County’s Teen Leaders

We are pleased to announce Sarah Francis, Maddie Hill and Lillian Wildey as 2018-19 Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council members!

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. Their term will run from September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019.

Congratulations Sarah, Maddie and Lillian!

Thank you to Elise Bezold, Sarah Francis, Maddie Hill and Jetta McCart for representing Clermont County as 2017-18 TLC Members.

Apply now for 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC)

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 10, 2018.  The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019.

Following are highlights and 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 2018-2019 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.

 

 

Reserve Your Spot for the LOOK Leadership Program

Registration is currently open for the LOOK (Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge) to Clermont Youth Leadership Program for the 2018-19 school year.  Clermont County High School students may register by contacting OSU Extension Clermont County or by seeing their school guidance counselor.

The LOOK to Clermont youth leadership program is managed by OSU Extension Clermont County in partnership with UC Clermont College.  Students are eligible to earn college credit through the Ohio State University.  The LOOK program is a series of classroom and practical learning experiences designed to develop and enhance leadership skills and potential, as well as increase awareness of critical issues in Clermont County such as community development. Participants also complete a group leadership project that benefits the community.

LOOK Enrollment Form 2018

LOOK Brochure