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Wayne County Jr Fair Square Dance

Please join the Wayne County Jr Fair Board and Wayne County Rural Youth on Saturday November 9th for an evening of square dancing. The event will be held in their new newly completed Fair Event Center at 199 Vanover Street, Wooster OH 44691.  Admission is $5.00.  Questions?  Please call 330-264-8722.

Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarships – due 1/10/2020

The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is pleased to offer $44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to the soybean industry and the field of agriculture. To access scholarship details and the application, visit: https://www.soyohio.org/council/scholarships/

Please contact Julia Brown at jbrown@soyohio.org with any questions.

National Corn Growers Association Scholarship Opportunity – Due 12/1/2019

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate students at an accredited college or university. The five scholarship winners and their parent/guardian will be announced at NCGA’s annual tradeshow and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 26 – February 29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at https://membership.ncga.com/mobile/member.htmlApplications must be submitted by December 1, 2019. The online application is available here: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.

Teen Opportunity: Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Exceptional community citizenship is one of the values that makes FFA, 4-H, and Farm Bureau successful organizations. These groups are partnering to bring the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge to your members. Teens – if you have a concern for local community issues and a desire to be move involved – please contact Leslie Cooksey (cooksey.25@osu.edu) for your nomination! Delegate nominations are due by November 11, 2019. Information has been posted for the 2020 challenge at www.ohioffa.org/programs/ohio-yough-capital-challenge/.

Attention Sheep Exhibitors: Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

The Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium takes place at the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, including the youth program, on December 13 and 14, 2019. A celebration of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s 70th Anniversary also will take place. A youth discount is being offered (youth ages 12 and under are free, youth ages 13 – 22 are $25.00), these prices reflect the 2 day registration. This is a great opportunity for any sheep enthusiast or shepherds in your county. Click here for a flyer!

Friday speakers at the event will include Sandi Brock, Commercial sheep producer and face of “Sheepishly Me- Adventures in Sheep Farming” on social media and YouTube, of Shepherd Creek Farms in Ontario, Canada; Cameron Lauwers — a first generation sheep producer and fourth generation farmer from Capac, Michigan who runs 600 ewes in a mostly housed accelerated lambing system; and Dr. Luciana da Costa, DVM of the OSU Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicines, who will be sharing her expertise on mammary health and mastitis. On Saturday additional speakers including John Foltz, Ohio State Animal Sciences chair and Lee Fitzsimmons, from Wayne Savings Community Bank.

Online registration link for BSS http://www.ohiosheep.org/osia-programs.html#symposium

If you have any questions or concerns, contact:

Braden J. Campbell
Program Coordinator | OSU Sheep Team
College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science | Department of Animal Sciences
112 Gerlaugh Hall, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
(740) 434-3252 Mobile
campbell.1279@osu.edu https://u.osu.edu/sheep/

The Thank You Note Project Update

Were you able to visit The Thank You Note Project during the Fairfield County Fair?!? We are mailing out 116 thank you notes that were completed during fair week! Did you have a busy week and miss the Thank You Note Station? Great News: Bring your completed note to the Extension Office (831 College Ave. Suite D, Lancaster) by October 30 and the 4-H Endowment Committee will pay for your postage. The Extension Office is open Mon-Friday from 7:30am – 4:00pm. Now is a perfect time to say thank you!

Fairfield County 4-H’s Got Talent!!

Do you sing or play an instrument? Have another hidden talent you would like to share? The Fairfield County Junior Leaders is hosting a Talent Show for the Advisor’s Banquet this year. Please email Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu) if you would like to participate. Auditions are Monday, Oct. 28th at 6pm at the Extension Office (831 College Ave, Suite D, Lancaster). The talent show will be Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 during the Advisor’s Banquet!

 

Teen Opportunity: Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Exceptional community citizenship is one of the values that makes FFA, 4-H, and Farm Bureau successful organizations. These groups are partnering to bring the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge to your members. Teens – if you have a concern for local community issues and a desire to be move involved – please contact Leslie Cooksey (cooksey.25@osu.edu) for your nomination! Delegate nominations are due by November 11, 2019. Information has been posted for the 2020 challenge at www.ohioffa.org/programs/ohio-yough-capital-challenge/.