Dairy Palooza

The 2020 DairyPalooza is celebrating 10 years as being the premier 4-H dairy event in the state of Ohio! This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 25 at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. In the morning a state-certified Quality Assurance program for 4-H-aged youth will be offered, while adults and Cloverbuds can attend tracks of sessions designed for them. In the afternoon, youth can go to breakout sessions of their choice covering a range of topics – nutrition, showmanship and fitting, reproduction, genomics and more.

Registration starts at 8:00am, with the program beginning at 9:00am. The pre-registration deadline is April 4, at a cost of $6.00 per person. With this you will receive a t-shirt, pizza lunch, take-home materials, and more. Late- or Walk-in registrations will cost $10.00 per person, and will not include the t-shirt, but will include pizza and take-home materials while they last. People can register as an individual/family online. People may also register as a group, as well as using paper registration.

The DairyPalooza website is:  http://www.ohiodairypalooza.com/.  For more information please refer to the website and/or contact Lisa Gress at randroliver@gmail.com.

Science Saturdays

Sausage, Grill, Bbq, Meat, Eat, Food, Hot, Sausages

Do you know where your meat comes from? Did you know that pigs eat plants that turn into sausage?! Join our friends from OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and learn more about meat and food science. You’ll make your own sausage to sample and receive recipes to try at home. Please note: space is limited to the first 20 registrations received from youth in grades 3-6. Please visit the website below for more information.

https://ohio4h.org/events/science-saturday-2

Advisor Update

Advisor update is scheduled for Monday, February 10th at Riecker Building, room 325 at 6-7:30pm. At least one advisor from each club must attend this information session. We will review the 4-H program split and discuss the changes for the upcoming 4-H year. Also, there will be Policy 1.50 training available that evening.

4-H Fashion Board Reorganizes for 2020

First meeting for 2020 is scheduled for January 28, 2020 from 6-8 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in McConnelsville.  Fashion Board is open to any 4-H member, except Cloverbuds, who would like to learn more about sewing.

Ohio 4-H Conference

Mark Your Calendar!

The 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference is scheduled for March 14th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It’s a wonderful day for both teens and adult volunteers.

Packets of information are available at the extension office. The 4-H Advisory Committee covers the cost of the conference if you turn in your registration to the extension office by February 5th. If you miss the deadline, you can still register yourself until Friday, February 14th, but you will have to pay your own registration.

If you have any questions, please call the extension office at 740-962-4854 for more information.

End of the Year Financial Reports

End of the Year Financial Report for 4-H Clubs and 4-H Affiliates

The report is due January 31st and new for 2020 – you need to submit the December 2018 or January 2019 bank statement and the December 2019 bank statement if your club has a checking or savings account. You have two options to complete this report:

Option 1: complete the paper copy and mail it or drop it off at the office with your bank statements. DO NOT fax or scan/email due to sensitive information on the form.

Option 2: complete the form online through a secure site and bring the bank statements to the office by the January 31st deadline. Go to ohio4h.org/volunteers/volunteers/club-leaders/finances/clubaffiliate-yearly-financial-summary. Follow the instructions to complete and submit through a secure email system.

New to the Jr. Fair

Carcass Evaluation (market hogs & market lambs only) and Market Ducks project!

An information session open for all (parents, exhibitors, and advisors) to discuss rules and logistics will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 7:30pm. Members from the Sale Committee welcome any questions and concerns. If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please contact the extension office at 740-962-4854 for more information.

Reminder: Carcass Evaluation is NOT a project, but Market Ducks is a project for youth to enroll in for this year.

Position Available – OSU Extension

OSU Extension Morgan County part-time Program Assistant position for 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR).  Duties include assisting 4-H Educators and other staff with 4-H enrollment, volunteer recruitment, data entry, record keeping, and organization/maintenance of files. The Program Assistant will coordinate with other office staff to plan and deliver school and community-based educational programs and activities for youth based on the 4-H model.

For a complete position description, minimum qualifications, and application instructions, go to www.jobsatosu.com and click Search Postings.  Under Job Opening Number, type 456728, click Search.  To assure consideration, please apply by January 26, 2020.  The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.