Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a virtual Achievement Form Workshop for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 1, 2023 (6:00-7:30 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at https://go.osu.edu/AchForm2023 by September 29 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

If you are interested in having your  form reviewed, please let me know and I can help connect you with one of our teen leaders.

Have no idea what the Achievement Record is? That’s okay! See the additional attached flyer: Achievement Record Flyer FINAL that describes what the achievement record is and what awards are available for those that win.

More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.

Achievement Form Workshop Flyer 2023

4th H Club Challenge

We pledge our “health to better living” but do we actually practice it? The 4th H Club Challenge encourages Ohio 4-H Clubs to learn, practice, and advocate for healthy choices and behaviors at 4-H club meetings. Practicing healthy habits and choices now has lifelong effects on the health of youth.

Each club that completes the challenge before the deadline will enter into the $100 voucher drawing for their region to use for their club (project books, educational tools, etc.)! Each region will have a winner. The first 25 clubs that complete the registration and pre-survey will get an extra entry. How does it work? Apply 3 healthy practices per meeting at 6 or more 4-H clubs/meetings from April – December 2023.

  1. Register and complete pre-survey.
  2. Record the dates and activities in the 4th H tracker link. (the tracker link will be provided after registering)
  3. Share a picture of your club doing a healthy practice on social media. Be sure to include the official hashtag #Ohio4thHClubChallenge.
  4. Submit all activities to the tracker link by December 31st, 2023.

More information can be found at https://go.osu.edu/4thHClubChallenge. Attached is a graphic both in PNG and PDF file for your newsletters, social media, etc.

Community Service Challenge

Calling all 4-H Clubs! The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council has a community service challenge for you in honor of Earth Day this month! We challenge you to complete one or more of these community service projects related to environmental stewardship listed on the attached flyer. If your club completes one of these activities, follow the link/ QR code listed to add your club’s name (go.osu.edu/4HClubEarthDay). You might be featured on our social media, AND you are automatically entered into a drawing to win a prize from the 4-H mall for your club! Entries are due by June 1st, 2023. Happy Earth Day, from The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council!

Flyer: Earth Day Challenge TLC

Heart of the Great Outdoors 4-H Project Day

Calling All Ohio 4-H’ers!

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites Ohio 4-H members to explore the state’s rich natural wonders through hands-on activities that fulfill the requirements of select project books.  4-H members will disperse throughout Alum Creek State Park to participate in workshops led by expert ODNR staff and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers.

HEART OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS: 4-H PROJECT DAY

Hosted by ODNR at ALUM CREEK STATE PARK

Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 10 am to 4 pm

Flyer with more details attached: NR 4-H Project Day

Workshops

  • Geology: Can You Dig It?
  • Why Trees Matter
  • Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing
  • Ohio Birds
  • Insect Adventures
  • Explore the Outdoors
  • Photography Basics
  • Get Started in Art

RSVP by scanning the QR code on the flyer or by navigating to: https://forms.office.com/g/ipZPwR7Gwg

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Conner at jordan.conner@dnr.ohio.gov.

2023 Ohio 4-H Dairy Palooza

DairyPalooza registration is still available and you should reserve your spot soon to assure you get one of their souvenir t-shirts.  The registration form is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13GdLEkx2k2dkec5htxbMAT6pmKfihMeQ/view?fbclid=IwAR0Yy9ulWbrlxUitOHBFf5qEq6QVqdr6SKr_z232C4NkVpxLOKTfCxs9dYA and information is on the Ohio 4-H Dairy Palooza Facebook page or contact Bonnie Ayars (ayars.5@osu.edu).

We are anxiously awaiting your response and attendance for the 2023 version of Palooza.  Remember there is QA training available and many dairy related workshop sessions.  All takes place at the Wayne County Fairgrounds Coliseum on April 22.

 

This is Ohio 4-H! Photo Contest

Help recognize the 4-H members, Cloverbuds, volunteers, or educators in your life who embody This is Ohio 4-H! by submitting your photos. Any 4-H member may submit photos for the This is Ohio 4-H! Photo Contest. There will be two divisions, Junior (4-H age 8-13) and Senior (4-H age 14-19). All entries must be submitted by May 17. Winners will be featured in a special Ohio 4-H Highlights newsletter and used to promote 4-H around the state. Please see attached guidelines for full details.  Flyer: This is Ohio 4-H Photo Contest Guidelines

Submission:

Please submit a JPEG file for each photo. One photo may be submitted per category.

If you have any questions, please email ohio4hfoundation@osu.edu.

2023 State 4-H Event Youth Assistants Needed

The Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistants (4HEYA) are a statewide group of 4-H teens that assist with Ohio State Fair events. In this process, members have an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program. They develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success. 4HEYAs work in partnership with the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, but the experiences as a whole are different.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?: 4-H members who are 13-18 years old as of January 1, 2023 and have previously completed at least one year of 4-H

COMMITMENT: 

  • Term: June 1 -August 31(Applicants are still eligible to apply to be a member of TLC for the next term. Find more information about TLC here.)
  • Working Events: Members are required to work at least 3 events at the Ohio State Fair. They will have the opportunity to sign up for their particular events in June.
  • Number of Meetings/Events: In addition to working events, members are required to attend one of the training options (either July 11 or 17, 2023), both are held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
    • Please note, individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.

LOCATION: All meetings and events are held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. There are some Ohio State Fair events that are “off-site,” but members will be notified of the location prior to signing up for an event.

APPLICATION: Interested Ohio 4-H members are asked to submit by May 15:

  • completed application (go.osu.edu/4HEYAapp),
  • program fee ($25 submitted at go.osu.edu/4HEYA25 for new applicants, $15 submitted at go.osu.edu/4HEYA15 for returning applicants),
  • two references (one must be from a non-related Extension professional and one can be from non-related 4-H club advisor, coach, teacher, etc.)
  • DEADLINE: May 15 (no late applications will be accepted!)

YOUTH SELECTED RECEIVE: 

  • 4HEYA Polo
  • 4HEYA Nametag
  • State Fair admission and parking ticket(s) for the day(s) events are worked.
  • State Fair meal ticket(s) for the day(s) events are worked.
  • Optional state fair housing in the Rhodes Center Dormitory.
    • NOTE: This is not required, but is an option for youth to stay overnight, if they desire to do so due to event work schedules. While youth are not chaperoned after the event(s) worked, there are adults present in the dormitory on the fairgrounds who monitor curfew and security of the dormitory. Housing is in a gender-specific shared living space, with several bunk beds in one room. 4-H representatives will be housed with other youth participants (4-H members and non-members) of the Ohio State Fair.
  • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair.
  • An opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the state 4-H program.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Frances Foos (foos.61@osu.edu; 614-247-9945) or Sarah Longo (longo.79@osu.edu; 614-688-2533)

Ohio 4-H Livestock, Horse, & Companion Animal Project Resources

The Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences pages have several resources for our exhibitors to assist and help guide them in the project journey’s.  There are factsheets, webinars, resources, and videos for families to check out.  Below are the links for the respective pages.

 

4-H Urban Immersion Project

The 4-H Urban Immersion Project (UIP) is an Ohio 4-H initiative that combines cross-cultural learning, teamwork and service learning in the urban environment of Washington, DC.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the UIP Experience!

4-H teens ages 15-18 and still in High School are eligible for this 4-day service-learning experience that will build skills and abilities to prepare youth for success in a diverse workplace as well as build cultural understanding of those who are different.  This experience will not be about shopping or sightseeing, although we will visit some monuments and historic sites. The cost of the experience is $180.  Limited scholarship funds are also available.  All teen applicants will be contacted to complete an additional phone interview before selection.

  • Who:                         Teens ages 15-18 (by the date of the trip – still in High School)  –  Space is limited.
  • Where:                      Washington, DC (Washington Seminar Center – 201 4th St. SE, Washington, DC)                      
  • When:                       Thursday (6am), September 21st – Sunday, September 24th, 2023
  • Application:             https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:6fe9638f-9d08-330c-844b-8a66900ed822  (go.osu.edu/uip23)
  • Cost:                          $180 (check payable to Warren County Extension) (Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation)

 

2023 National 4-H Conference

The National 4-H Conference is the premier civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members (15-19 years old) who are actively engaged in 4-H programs across the U.S. and its territories. The conference is administered by 4-H National Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This experience upholds a tradition dating back to 1927. Known then as the “National 4-H Club Camp,” delegates slept in tents on the grounds of the National Mall in front of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. Held annually, except for several years during World War II, the camp served to develop the next generation of leaders. Delegates attended training workshops, became acquainted with government, and had the opportunity to meet with state leaders. In 1958, the event name was changed to National 4-H Conference and, in 1959, the meeting moved from the National Mall to the newly founded National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD (right outside of Washington, D.C.). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National 4-H Conference was cancelled in 2020 and held virtually in 2021. In 2022, National 4-H Conference resumed in-person programming as a hybrid format, also offering a virtual attendance option to delegates.

Today:

National 4-H Conference is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development. Delegates arrive ready to connect, learn, engage, lead, and impact their communities, their nation, and their world. In 2023, National 4-H Conference returns for youth delegates to attend in-person in Washington, D.C. or participate virtually through an online conference platform during April 14-19, 2023. Ohio delegates are expected to attend in-person for this conference even though there is a virtual option.

For more information please visit: 2023 National 4-H Conference Delegate Application or visit: https://go.osu.edu/N4HC