New Volunteer Applications for 2024

The deadline of January 31st is quickly approaching. If you or anyone you know is interested in an opportunity to volunteer for Morgan County 4-H get those applications in!

 

Do you know anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for 4-H? The application to become a new volunteer in 2024 for Morgan County is now available as a printable document or an online survey.

This application is the first step in the process of being selected to serve in this role. Here is the online application. https://go.osu.edu/newvolunteermoco2024

To receive a printable document of the application please call the office at (740)962-4854.

Trainings and interviews take place in early February, so the deadline to turn in your application is by January 31st.

Cloverbud STEM Day December Wrap-Up

We had our last STEM day of the year yesterday. The theme was “Winter Wonderland” The kids had a great time!

They got to make paper snowflakes while learning about snowflakes, also they made ornaments and learned about different clouds, weather and snow, they also learned about squirrel winter habits and what caching means.

We played games and Snowman Relay which were a great hit!

 

For snack they made little snowmen.

 

Thank you all for a great year for our cloverbuds! We hope to have a great year for STEM days next year as well!

LAST REMINDER: Older Youth Opportunities

The deadline is coming quickly and we have very little numbers this year! PLEASE promote this!

Any youth interested in  Junior Leaders, Junior Fair Board, 4-H Committee, Sale Committee, and CARTEENS. Please read further.

Older youth applications are due by November 20th.

Click the link below to visit our website at http://morgan.osu.edu to learn more about each older youth opportunity.

Older youth letters have already been mailed out. This opportunity allows 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.

Application available at https://go.osu.edu/olderyouthmorgan2024

Older Youth In Training 2024

OYIT is a program for 4-H members 13 years old as of January 1, 2024. It is a year to learn more about all the older youth programs that become available to youth at 14+ years old in 4-H years. In addition, you help plan Cloverbud Day Camp and the program is REQUIRED to be a CIT (Counselor in Training) in 2025. 4-H members that are interested need to complete the interest form by November 20th by 4:30 PM.

Complete interest form/application at: https://go.osu.edu/oyit2024moco

Older Youth Oppourtunities 2024

Older youth letters to be mailed out soon. This opportunity allows 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 November 20th

Click the link below to visit our website at http://morgan.osu.edu 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.

Application available at https://go.osu.edu/olderyouthmorgan2024

Preparing for Skillathon

Livestock Skillathons are right around the corner! Saturday, August 19th.

If you have not already seen or heard of the study guides, here is where you can find a digital copy of them! Under this tab you can also find the entry forms, that have also been mailed out.

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, 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.

Buckeye Bunny will be there this year to sell some supplies for any exhibitors that want to utilize that!

Also we are in need of volunteers to work the stations at Skillathon. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Sophia; whisman.30@osu.edu 740-252-5435. There are shift opportunities available!

 

 

 

ACT SOON: Project Judging 2023

It is almost time for 4-H still project judging! Letters have been mailed with more information! 4-H Project Judging will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2023 at the fairgrounds. Be sure to sign up for an appointment time using this link: https://go.osu.edu/mocoprojectjudging2023. The sign up link closes on Friday, July 11, 2023 at 11pm.

IF taking more than 4 projects you may need to restart survey after logging the first 4 and signing up for other time slots as needed!

Clothing Judging will take place on Thursday, July 20th at the Opera House. Be sure to sign up for this using the same link.

Not sure what to bring to judging? Please check your project requirements we sent out earlier this year!

 

If you have any questions, please contact the OSU Extension office at 740-962-4854 or whisman.30@osu.edu

June Cloverbud STEM Day Recap!

We kicked off our second Cloverbud STEM day! We had 12 Cloverbuds. The theme for the June STEM Day was Summer. Junior Leaders and Older Youth In Training led a summer themed activity and gave a lesson to go with it at each of the 3 stations. The picture collage below shows the Cloverbuds engaging with the Junior Leaders and Older Youth in Training at each of the different stations. The stations were Flowers where they discussed different things about Petunias and got to plant one!, Flags where they discussed the history of the American Flag and learned how to fold one using paper, and pinwheels where each Cloverbud got to make their own pinwheel and learned about wind.  To conclude the event, the Cloverbuds ate fruit kabobs with strawberries, pineapple and grapes and got to listen to a presentation from our special guest, Jeff Bragg, who came and talked about the history of the American Flag and taught them hands-on how to fold a real American Flag!

 

Thank you to all the participants, Junior Leaders, and Older Youth in Training  and a huge thank you to Jeff Bragg for coming to speak to the Cloverbuds!

If you are interested in joining us for our next STEM day it will be December 20th from 1pm-3pm! It will be our last one this year!

 

 

Junior Fair Board Fundraiser

The Junior Fair Board fundraiser ends THIS Friday! If you are interested in supporting please get into contact with me!

These funds go to a trip in September for our Junior Fair Board members to reward them for all their hard work for fair week!

It is super simple, you order using a link specific to the sellers and it gets shipped directly to your door!

 

A big thank you to all who have supported this so far!

 

Any questions, contact whisman.30@osu.edu or call 740-252-5435

Junior Fair Livestock Project Update

 MORGAN COUNTY LIVESTOCK SUPPLEMENT
RECORD BOOK

To those who utilize the printable version of the Livestock supplement record book here is the link to print them yourself!

fhttps://morgan.osu.edu/sites/morgan/files/imce/2023%20Livestock%20Record%20Book_0.pdf

Keep in mind you need one Livestock Record Book for each project (not animal) you are
enrolled in. This book is only for 2nd year projects and beyond.

 

MORGAN COUNTY SKILLATHON

Skillathon is set to be on August 19th this year! You will receive a letter in the mail regarding more information about this closer to time!

The study guides are available and uploaded on our website!

You can find them here: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair