State Achievement Awards for 2022

Ohio 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for success. Opportunities for teens begin at the local 4-H club level and expand to the county, state, national, and international levels through various awards, boards, travel experiences, and camping opportunities.

By annually completing and submitting your Ohio 4-H Achievement Record, you could be eligible to be selected for these various opportunities. State 4-H Achievement Awards and National 4-H Congress. 27 award recipients receive a trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia held in November each year.

Visit our county website for the fillable PDF application: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications

Visit the Ohio 4-H website for tips and tricks for filling out the application and other help sheets: https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

State 4-H Achievement Award applications are due to the Extension office by January 31st.

Deadline Reminder for Older Youth Applications

Older youth applications and letters were mailed out in early November. This opportunity will allow you to learn about scholarships, awards, workforce and life skills, and other leadership opportunities beyond the county level. Explore your leadership skills and build a strong foundation to stand on once you become a caring and contributing citizen in society. Even if you are unsure, we encourage you to complete the application; you can always reconsider.

Older youth applications are due by December 3rd

Click the link below to visit our website to learn more about each older youth opportunity. Possible groups for you to be a part of are Junior Leaders, Junior Fair Board, 4-H Committee, Sale Committee, and CARTEENS.

https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications

Entrepreneur Skill Building Opportunity

Do you know any youth that are interested in taking over the family farm, starting their own farm, or owning their own business in the agriscience industry? Please pass on attached flyer to anyone that is interested in attending Agricultural Entrepreneurship Camp on the weekend of September 24-26. Open to all youth that are in high school. Registration is now open and can be found here: http://go.osu.edu/exploreagcamp. This camp is a partnership between Explore Ag, Lucas County Extension, Franklin County Extension, Hocking College, Grow Next Gen, Venture Lab, and Young Entrepreneur Institute.

Ag Entrepreneur Camp Flyer

Junior Fair Events Reminder

Saturday, August 21 at the fairgrounds by last name:

8:00 – 9:30am last name T-Z

10:00 – 11:30am last name M-S

12:00 – 1:30pm last name F-L

2:00 – 3:30pm last name A-E

**Please notify the office if you have dropped a project so we aren’t waiting for you at Skillathon.** You must participate in Skillathon to be eligible to exhibit at the Morgan County Fair. Call prior to August 21 to schedule make-up if you cannot attend. Make-up does not count
towards Skillathon awards or Premiere Exhibitor. Your entry from must still be turned in by August 21 with an email address to send the online make up information.

ALSO NOTE:

  1. Livestock Sale Photos:
    • Must bring one printed photo per animal to the Extension Office prior to the fair or to the Junior Fair office during the fair. All photos must be turned in by Friday, September 10th at the latest. Photos should be in horizontal format (side to side orientation). Photo should include the animal and youth. Photos will be used on the Buyer “thank you” cards that handed out during the sale.
  2. If unable to bring animal to the fair, youth must create an educational poster to display in the Jr. Fair Building:
    • Poster cannot just be a photo of the animal. POSTER MUST TEACH US SOMETHING (How to feed, groom or handle your animal, a diagram labeling the parts of the animal, etc.) Poster must include photos of the animal and youth member, youth name and 4-H club or FFA Chapter.
  3. Winning 4-H Plans
    1. Making 4-H accessible for all! An adjustment or change to the site, project, and/or event to make it more supportive for the youth. OSU Extension is responsible for making reasonable adjustments to provide an opportunity for all youth. Check out the request form at this website: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications

Studying for Skillathon

Livestock skillathons are right around the corner!

If you have not already seen or heard of the study guides, here is where you can find a digital copy of them!

https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair

There are 3 stations to complete. One will focus on your project record book and drug use notification form practice, another will focus on quality assurance and project specific questions, and lastly, there is a station on an activity topic explained in the study guide.

If you have any questions, please call the OSU Extension office at 740-962-4854.

Volunteers Needed

We need some volunteers for Saturday, August 21 for livestock skillathons. There are two different ways to donate your time: half a day or all day. Half day shifts are either in the morning (8am – Noon) or afternoon (Noon – 4pm). If you have a preference, there are 3 different stations to volunteer for: project record book/Quality Assurance/Drug Use Notification Form, project interview, or the species activity station.

Additional Information for Livestock Projects

This information can also be found on our website along with other junior fair materials: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair

  1. All animal exhibits must be in place on fairgrounds by Noon on Monday, September 6th, 2021.
  2. Livestock Sale Photos:
    1. Must bring one printed photo per animal to the Extension Office prior to the fair or to the Junior Fair office during the fair. All photos must be turned in by Friday, September 10th at the latest. Photos should be in horizontal format (side to side orientation). Photo should include the animal and youth. Photos will be used on the Buyer “thank you” cards that handed out during the sale.
  3. If unable to bring animal to the fair, youth must create an educational poster to display in the Jr. Fair Building:
    1. Poster cannot just be a photo of the animal. POSTER MUST TEACH US SOMETHING (How to feed, groom or handle your animal, a diagram labeling the parts of the animal, etc.). Poster must include photos of the animal and youth member, youth name and 4-H club or FFA Chapter.
  4. Information about Premier Market Exhibitor:
    1. The award was designed to give youth that may not have the “best” animal a chance to compete for an award and be recognized in the sale. The award is based on the highest score of the combined skillathon, showmanship and market classes. Each category can be worth up to 100 points. For skillathon, it is the final score; for showmanship, it is 100 for first; 98 for second; 96 for third; down to 90 points. Previous Showman of Showman receive 100 points. Market classes work the same way. 100 for first; 98 for second down to 90 for sixth. In the event of a tie, the skillathon is the first tiebreaker, showmanship is second and market score is third. A couple years ago, we had a tie all the way through the tiebreakers, so both got the award. The final caveat we have is if an exhibitor has two animals in the same category (i.e. two market hogs) that have the final identical score, the animal that places highest in the sale order will receive the recognition on the sale bill.
  5. 2021 Junior Fair Schedule

Monday, September 6
12:00 Noon All Livestock Exhibits in place
12:30 PM MANDATORY BARN MEETING
1:00 PM Junior Fair Market Livestock Weigh-in
8:30 PM MANDATORY BARN MEETING for Junior Fair Horse Exhibitors
Tuesday, September 7
2:00 PM Royalty Crowning & Miscellaneous Project Awards
6:00 PM Sheep Show
Wednesday, September 8
9:00 AM Horse Show
10:00 AM Meat Goat Show
7:00 PM Swine Show
Thursday, September 9
9:00 AM Beef Showmanship/Breeding
9:30 AM Poultry Show
5:00 PM Market Beef Show
Friday, September 10
9:30 AM Dairy Goat Show
9:30 AM Rabbit Show
10:00 AM Dairy Cattle Show
6:00 PM All-Around Showmanship
Saturday, September 11
9:30 AM Parade
11:00 AM Market Livestock Sale
7:00 PM Livestock Exhibits Released

Wrap Up from Project Judging

What a great day to see all the hard work from 4-H projects displayed in front of judges! We were able to capture some photos of the youth to share with you. A huge thank you to all of the volunteers to help judge, Senior Fair Board for use of the fairgrounds, and OSU Extension staff for helping facilitate and prepare for this event!

Click this link to view the video: https://spark.adobe.com/video/bFfyXzuN324gt

Disclaimer: this video is just for viewing who took what projects, not to show you the results for awards. If you wish to see who placed in each project and who is going to state fair, please visit our website at: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-judging