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

 

 

OHIO STATE FAIR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 15!

If you exhibit at the Ohio State Fair and meet the scholarship eligibility requirements, don’t miss out on this scholarship opportunity!

In an effort to recognize outstanding Ohio youth and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a scholarship program. The purpose of these scholarships is to assist high school juniors and seniors (2018-2019) and graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate course of study in any field.

Available scholarships include seven Endowment Fund scholarships; (3) Jr. Fair Beef Cattle, (3) Jr. Fair Swine, and (3) Jr. Fair Sheep Exhibitor scholarships, (2) Jr. Fair Poultry, (2) Jr. Fair Dairy Cattle Exhibitor and (2) Jr. Fair Horse Exhibitor scholarships; (1) Jr. Fair Dairy Goat, (1) Jr. Fair Boer Goat, (1) Jr. Fair Rabbit, and (1) Jr. Fair Dog Exhibitor scholarship; and (3) Jr. Fair Exhibits & Activities scholarships. All of the scholarships offered are $1,000 each, except for the Governor James A. Rhodes Junior Fair Endowment Fund Scholarship which is $1,500.

Scholarships will be awarded to junior exhibitors during the Ohio State Fair. Applicants will be judged on scholastic standing, citizenship and leadership, Ohio State Fair participation, county fair participation, and financial need. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2019.

Scholarship information and the application can be found at https://ohiostatefair.com/scholarships/

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!

WANTED: Members for the Ohio 4-H State Skillathon Team

Attention Youth Interested in the Ohio 4-H State Skillathon Team:

There will be an information session on January 20th, 2019, (2:00 – 4:00 PM) at the Animal Sciences Building (2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210) for those interested in an opportunity to be chosen to represent Ohio during the National 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest in Louisville in November.

Anyone interested is encouraged to attend the January session to ask any questions, etc.  Please respond with your intentions to be at the first session to Lizz Share at share.8@osu.eduPlease respond by January 16th, 2019.

Starting in January, practice sessions will be conducted to work on individual and team activities on Sunday afternoons (2:00 – 4:00 PM) located at the Animal Sciences Building (2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210).

  • Sunday, January 20th (informational, parents are welcome to attend)
  • Sunday, February 17th
  • Sunday, March 17th
  • Sunday, April 14th
  • Sunday, May 19th
  • July – Ohio State Fair Skillathons
  • Sunday, August 18th
  • Sunday, September 8th
  • Sunday, September 22nd (Mock Contest and selection of team)
  • Additional practices in Oct/Nov for team members

The practices in Sept/Oct/Nov are mandatory and you must be able to attend the mock contest to be eligible for the team.

Summer Fun at the Ohio State Fair!

For those of you planning to go to the Ohio State Fair, check out some of these Evening Activities.

  • “4-H’s Got Talent Show”  NEW Event! – Saturday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Cloverbud Activity – Seed Art – Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m.
  • 4-H Yoga – Wednesday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Performance by the Licking County 4-H Band – Sunday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.

 

4-H’s Got Talent Show

Got talent? Check out this new event at the Ohio State Fair Youth Center. The event will be held Saturday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. and is open to 4-H members only.  Members have a chance to win a clock trophy! Spots are limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so register soon! Please go to ohio4h.org/ohiostatefair for the application to apply.

 

Cloverbud Activity

Looking for something for your Cloverbud to do at the Ohio State Fair? Check out our seed art activity held in the Youth Center on Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. No need to pre-register, just join us for some fun!

 

4-H Yoga

Interested in learning more about yoga and how to include it your 4-H club activities? Yoga has a multiple mental and physical health benefits and is something people of all ages can do. Please join the Ohio 4-H Health Heroes in learning some fun and relaxing yoga poses at the Ohio State Fair Youth Center. This event will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 5:00 pm.

 

Licking County 4-H Band Performance

Looking for a cool place to enjoy a show at the Ohio State Fair? Join us in the Youth Center on Sunday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. for a performance by the Licking County 4-H Band. This band began in 1948 and currently has 4-H members ages 11-19 who attend school or live in Licking County. You are in for a real treat. Join us!