Booth Building Reminder!

Booth Building Sign-ups

The Booth building is the place to showcase non-livestock, or Still projects. It’s an important part of the duties for 4-H clubs to make sure projects on display are cared for, promote 4-H, and maintain the building. As an expectation to remain a club in good standing, there are sign-ups this year to booth patrol.

While we are still working on some details, the overall duties of booth patrol include:

  • Maintaining tidiness in the building
    • Sweeping, trash pick up
    • Observe Cloverbud activities (if present) in the building
  • Guarding project displays and booths
  • Assisting patrons with voting for booth awards
  • Representing a positive image of 4-H
  • Answering questions, engaging fairgoers
  • Assisting in care of the Show Share Closet (lock password)
  • Keeping count of the number of visitors to the building

Also, 4-H clubs interested in having a booth at the fair: please email Lindsey (vangundy.44@osu.edu) your intent to have a booth. If enough interest is generated, we may be to construct some booths on July 16. Otherwise, clubs having a booth may set up their booths on July 17 between 3:00-8:00pm. Clubs with booths are permitted to check in projects during set-up day, July 17. Based on JFB, the theme will be Red, White, and MOO!

Booths may be constructed around your club’s interpretation of the theme title. Electric is not available for displays/decorations. Permanent alternation of the booth area is not permitted. Any staples used are the responsibility of the club to remove!! Voting will occur Saturday-Tuesday for People’s Choice Award. Banners will be given to People’s Choice top two club booths.

Booth Patrol Sign-up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AACAB28A7FCCF8-48997575-fair

Sign-ups will close July 10th.

Members without club booths may drop off projects for display in the booth building on Friday July 19 between 4-8pm or Saturday July 20 from 8-12noon. During drop-off times, members displaying projects will receive scored judging sheets and ribbons for their still projects. Projects will be available for pick up Saturday July 27, 8-12 noon.

Hunter’s Education Course June 26, 27,29

The Ohio Dept of Natural Resources willing be holding an in-person Hunter’s Education Course June 26th, 27th, 29th at the Ramser 4-H Center. Classes will be 6:00-9:00pm on the 26-27, and 8:00am-3:00pm on the 29th. There is no cost to attend, but registration is needed. There is a link below but it is NOT a direct link. If using the link below, be sure to put in the zip code for Mt Vernon (43050) to search. You can also search on the ODNR website for “Hunter’s Education” and “in classroom” option.

This is not a 4-H event, but is open to all youth in Knox County and surrounding counties. This could be used as a learning experience for Natural Resources projects, especially shooting sports projects. There will be some breaks during the class time, but lunch/snacks would be not be provided. Any questions should be directed to the ODNR.

Registration Search link: https://oh-web.s3licensing.com/Event/Search

R$RW Volunteers needed

Across the county, our schools have the opportunity to participate in a program called Real Money, Real World (R$RW). This program takes them through a reality-based scenario on what it’s like to balance a budget in today’s world given different variables such as child care, housing, transportation, and education. The simulation portion is a series of stations run by volunteers with each station giving the student a “piece of the puzzle” when learning how to budget. We are blessed to have FOUR county school participating this year! This also means we need a wealth of volunteers to run each station. Below are the dates, times and locations for each school.

We need 1 volunteer to run each station. It should only take a few hours’ time and there is no experience needed to run a station. All information will be provided. We ask you arrive 15-30 minutes early to get set up and ask questions the day of the simulation. Click the links below to sign up for a slot.

We cannot run this program without volunteers, and we appreciate the time you give to helping the youth of Knox County!!

May 15 – Clearfork High School, 7:40-10:30am  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AACAB28A7FCCF8-49143450-may15

May 17 – Mt Vernon Middle School , 7:30-10:00am https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AACAB28A7FCCF8-49142854-may17

May 20 – Centerburg Middle School, 8:00-11:00am https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AACAB28A7FCCF8-49143608-may20

If you have any questions about the simulation, please contact Lindsey from the OSU Extension Office vangundy.44@osu.edu . Thank you!

2024 Cloverbud Day Camp

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration is now open! Camper fees are $25 and should be paid to the Extension office no later than June 1. A health form will be sent out after registration is completed. We are limiting day camp numbers this year to 25 campers. Campers will be added to a waitlist after the quota is met. Payment must be received to hold a spot for your camper!

This will be the first year  we are going to 4-H Camp Ohio for Day Camp! Campers should dress for the weather that day! We will be doing a variety of nature, recreation, crafts, and snack sessions during the day. Please bring a labeled water bottle, packed lunch, swimsuit, towel and good attitude! Campers should also wear closed toe shoes (not crocs) for the majority of the day. They are permitted to wear water shoes,  crocs, or strap on sandals for creeking and pool activities. Flip flops are not permitted. Sunscreen and/or bug spray are encouraged!

Link to register: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjfvk9XbfqCYZsG

 

2024 Still Project Requirements

All 4-H families should have received Still Project requirements via email last week. Just in case they were not received, all still project requirements for 2024 are here as well. Please check with your advisor if you have questions, or feel free to stop into the OSU extension office. The office is open 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or call 740-397-0401.

2024 Still Project Requirements

4-H Booth Building Sign-ups

Booth Building Sign-ups

The Booth building is the place to showcase non-livestock, or Still projects. It’s an important part of the duties for 4-H clubs to make sure projects on display are cared for, promote 4-H, and maintain the building. As an expectation to remain a club in good standing, there are sign-ups this year to booth patrol.

While we are still working on some details, the overall duties of booth patrol include:

  • Maintaining tidiness in the building
    • Sweeping, trash pick up
    • Observe Cloverbud activities (if present) in the building
  • Guarding project displays and booths
  • Assisting patrons with voting for booth awards
  • Representing a positive image of 4-H
  • Answering questions, engaging fairgoers
  • Assisting in care of the Show Share Closet (lock password)
  • Keeping count of the number of visitors to the building

Also, 4-H clubs interested in having a booth at the fair: please email Lindsey (vangundy.44@osu.edu) your intent to have a booth. If enough interest is generated, we may be to construct some booths on July 16. Otherwise, clubs having a booth may set up their booths on July 17 between 3:00-8:00pm. Clubs with booths are permitted to check in projects during set-up day, July 17. Based on JFB, the theme will be Red, White, and MOO!

Booths may be constructed around your club’s interpretation of the theme title. Electric is not available for displays/decorations. Permanent alternation of the booth area is not permitted. Any staples used are the responsibility of the club to remove!! Voting will occur Saturday-Tuesday for People’s Choice Award. Banners will be given to People’s Choice top two club booths.

Booth Patrol Sign-up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AACAB28A7FCCF8-48997575-fair

Sign-ups will close July 1.

ExploreAg

Ohio Farm Bureau’s signature ag literacy and workforce development program, ExploreAg, offers FREE week, multi-day and day-long immersion programs for high school students. In ExploreAg, teens learn about agriculture and related STEM fields from industry experts, scientists, and educators. Participants visit locations like Kroger and Bob Evans, manufacturers like John Deere and Certified Angus Beef, and research laboratories at OSU, Wilmington and Findlay. Youth are able to develop their leadership and collaboration skills and prepare for college and further careers.

2024 Weeklong Summer Camps:

  • OSU Columbus Campus, June 9-14
  • OSU Wooster Campus, June 16-21
  • University of Findlay, July 7-12 2024

Summer Mini & One-Day Camps:

  • COLT Electric Lineman Training, May 31
  • Wilmington College, June 4-7

Deadline to apply is April 15. Selected students will be notified via email no later than May 1.

How to register: Exploreag.org

2024-ExploreAg-Flyer

2024 Ohio 4-H DairyPalooza

The 2024 DairyPalooza will be held April 20 at Canfield Fair in Mahoning County.  Pre-registration sheets and fees of $10 per person must be postmarked by April 5, 2024.  Registrations sent in after April 5 will be considered late, and registration fees will increase to $15 per person.  All DairyPalooza attendees – adults, youth and cloverbuds – are required to register in order to attend.

Registration begins on the day of the event at 8 a.m. Programming begins at 9 a.m. The event typically concludes by 4:00 p.m.

Flyer: Dairy Palooza Registration Form

Older Youth Beef Production Field Day

Older youth beef production field day will be for youth 14 and older.  This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the beef industry. We will have a hands-on day walking youth through the beef production cycle focusing on cow-calf management. Parents are welcome, as we have a tour scheduled in the morning of the ATI and CFAES Wooster campus with admissions staff.

For registration visit: go.osu.edu/2024youthbeefday

Registration Deadline – June 7, 2024

Cost: Youth $30, Parents $15. Lunch Included. Limited to first 30 youth registrations.