Marion County Junior Fair Board Applications Now Available

The Jr. Fair Board is a group of teens selected to assist in being responsible for Jr. Fair activities. As a result of participation, Jr. Fair Board will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Marion County Junior Fair program will be strengthened and expanded.

  • To apply you must be 14 years old by January 1, 2019 and in GOOD standing as a 4-H, FFA, Scouts, Farm Bureau, FCCLA or any other youth organization member.
  • Applications will be screened and selected individuals will be contacted for interviews if needed.
  • Return the following by August 31, 2018
    • Jr. Fair Board Application (completed and signed).
    • Two (2) Letters of recommendations – one letter from a Junior Fair related organization and one from an educational/community-related individual who can speak to your dedication and work ethic. Forms cannot be filled out by family members.

JUNIOR FAIR BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with Junior Fair Specie Barn Advisors.
  • Assist in planning and conducting Junior Fair activities, shows and events.
  • Attend all year-round (monthly) and special meetings and special events of the Junior Fair Board and department committees. If unable to attend, personally notify the Extension Office. The Constitution is strict regarding attendance!
  • Maintain active and model membership in the organization you are representing on the Board for your full term.
  • Click here for a complete list.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Any member with two unexcused absences from regular Board meetings shall be retired from the Board. That member`s position shall be treated as a vacancy. A member missing four meetings, regardless of excuse, will be retired. Any member unable to attend a meeting shall contact the Extension Office before the meeting and state the reason for the absence. A vacancy occurring on the Board in any department shall be filled by the Board at the next regular Board meeting.

 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

  • Apply by completing a Junior Fair Board Application (completed and signed) and returned o the Marion County Extension Office or emailed to long.1632@osu.edu no later than 4 p.m. on August 31, 2018.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation – one letter from a Junior Fair related organization and one from an educational/community-related individual who can speak to your dedication and work ethic. Forms cannot be filled out by family members.

 

For more information or questions, please contact Margo Long, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, long.1632@osu.edu or 740-223-4040.

2018 Fair Shirt Order Form are Now Available

The fair shirt order form is now available! This year’s shirt will be gray with red ink. Click here to download a copy.

Prices:

  • Youth sizes small-large are $10
  • Adult sizes small – X-large are $10.
  • Adult 2X are $11.
  • Adult 3X are $12.

Turn this form and payment in to the Marion County Extension Office located at 222 W. Center St. by June 13, 2018.

Checks payable to:  Marion Co. Junior Fair Board

Get Involved beyond Marion County 4-H

The 4-H Older Youth Opportunities Chart is a fantastic resource that provides a description of each of the following opportunities, as well as what 4-H youth need to do to apply. I encourage all families to review it annually to see what their member is eligible for. If you do indeed decide to apply for an opportunity, please let me know.
TRIPS/CONFERENCES
Ohio Fair Managers Convention: Day-long conference in Columbus, Ohio on January 6, 2018. All Marion County Junior Fair Board members will be invited and are encouraged to attend.
Ohio 4-H Conference: Day-long conference in Columbus, Ohio on March 10, 2018. All active 4-H teens are eligible to attend.
Ohio Capital Youth Challenge: 40 youth who are exceptional leaders and citizens in their community are selected to serve as delegates for the OCYC. Phase I is held March 26 and 27 and Phase II is held May 19. If interested, please notify Margo by November 15 so that she can put together a nomination packet.
Buckeye Leadership Workshop: Become a better leader! Will be held April 4-8, 2018 in Ashley, Ohio. Youth ages 15 OR freshman in high school and older can apply here.
Citizen and Leadership Washington Focus: Held annually in June and July. Youth in grades 7-12 explore, develop and refine their civic engagement skills in Washington D.C. If interested, please notify Margo by January 30, 2018.
National 4-H Dairy Conference: Held annually in September/October. To apply, youth should complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to Margo by December 31 for her review.
International Programs & Exchanges: 4-H has established a strong exchange program with Japan and is always looking for families who would like to host a Japanese youth in the summer. In addition, outbound travel opportunities vary annually. Click here for more information.
STATE-LEVEL BOARDS & COUNCILS
Ohio 4-H Health Heroes: Board of teens who promote healthy living. Applicants must be in grades 8-12 as of the current school year. Terms begin annually in October.
Ohio 4-H Fashion Board: Board of teens who promote 4-H clothing and textile projects. Eligible youth must be nominated by their county. Term begins annually at the Ohio State Fair.
Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council: Statewide group of teens and young 4-H alumni who advise the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Ohio 4-H program. Eligible youth must be 14 to 18 years old as of January 1 of their application year. Applications are due Friday following the Ohio State Fair.
Ohio State Junior Fair Board: Comprised of outstanding individuals who spend the entire 12 days of the Ohio State Fair planning and coordinating State Fair activities. To apply, youth should complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to Margo by December 31 for her review.
STATE-LEVEL CAMPS & WORKSHOPS
Making Extreme Counselors Camp Counselor Training Workshop: Two day long workshop in Columbus, Ohio on February 17 & 18, 2018. All Marion County 4-H Camp Counselors will be invited and encouraged to attend.
Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp: Scheduled for June 29-July 1 and July 13-18, 2018. Youth ages 9-12 and 12-18 are eligible. Older teens and alumni may also apply to be counselors at the camp.
Ohio Military Kids Camp Counselor: This amazing camp is held at Kelley’s Island on Lake Erie in August. Applications to be a counselor are due annually in March.
Sea Camp: Scheduled for July 7-11, 2018 at Kelley’s Island on Lake Erie. Eligible youth must be ages 13 to 18 years old. Registration to be a camper is due June 1. Older teens and alumni may also apply to be counselors at the camp.
2018 State 4-H Leadership Camp will be held June 2 to 6. This camp is open to teenagers ages 15 to 18 years old. The focus of the five-day leadership experience is the development of concrete peer leadership skills that will enable participants to have an immediate impact in their home 4-H club, county, community, or school. Bonus: The county may be able to cover some or all of the cost! Email Margo for more information.