Carving New Ideas Teen Workshop

Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University presents
Carving New Ideas Teen Workshop
(for youth in grades 8 through 12)

 

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that focuses on critical thinking and program facilitation for 4-H members in grades 8-12. The workshop is held at the scenic 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville, Ohio. Campers develop their leadership skills while making new friends from across Ohio and participating in fun activities. Camp counselors are college students at The Ohio State University. Adult staff members providing risk management, nursing services, and meals are staff and volunteers from Franklin County 4-H.

Check-in: Friday, October 29, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Check-out: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10:00am

All registrations are due by October 6, 2021.
Your registration will not be considered complete until:
~ this completed camp registration form with health information are submitted
~ payment is submitted in full

Payment options are on the final page of this online registration form.

 

  • Credit/Debit card (preferred) – Upon completing this registration, you will be forwarded to another site for credit/debit card payments. Also, this link will be emailed to you in your camp registration confirmation
  • Personal check – Make payable to The Ohio State University

Questions: Please call the office 614-866-6900, option 2

Detailed camper packets will be mailed to participants after the October 6 deadline.

4-H Teens Wanted!

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is seeking Ohio 4-H teens ages 14-18 to serve on the board of trustees. This year we will select two youth for a two-year term that will start January 1, 2022 and last until December 31, 2023. Applications are due by November 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. and can be found at https://go.osu.edu/join4hfoundation.

Top Five Reasons to Apply for Fair Royalty

Fair will be here before we know it, so don’t miss your chance to get involved. One way you become more involved at fair this year is through applying to be fair royalty. Being King or Queen of the 2021 Adams County Jr. Fair is high honor. But if you need more than just honor to apply, here are the top five reasons to apply for fair royalty.

 

  1. Tradition

Here in Adams County nothing is more sacred than the traditions we hold. Tradition is at the core of the fair, and is the reason why we still have fair royalty. Year after year, the contestants ride in the opening parade to their final presentation. And every year fair-goers excitingly watch to see who will be crowned king and queen.

We even have a Hall of Royalty in the Senior Fair Administration Building. Here the walls are lined with queens and kings from past years, all of whom proudly carried the crown. You never know, it could be hanging in the hall one day.

 

  1. Get-To-Know the Adams County Fair

When you become fair royalty, you don’t just get a sash and crown, it comes with responsibilities. It is the duty of the royalty court to work shows, passing out awards and congratulating exhibitors.

Through this work you will see more of the fair than ever before. You may be working shows you never attended before, and seeing firsthand the hard work exhibitors put into their projects. By the end of the week you will be an expert in most projects. You may even find a new project to exhibit next year.

 

  1. You are a Role Model

As royalty you will have many eyes watching you at all times. While this seems very intimidating, do not worry because people look at you with admiration. Adults and children alike know how prestigious the title is and look to you as an example.

Those who become fair royalty are the among the best and brightest our county has to offer. As fair royalty you can expect little kids wanting to talk to and take pictures with you. You also have the opportunity to get to know the exhibitors, and maybe even inspire them apply to be fair royalty.

 

  1. Visit Other Fairs

One really fun benefit of being fair royalty is you are strongly encouraged to visit other county fairs. Visiting other fairs not only builds strong relationships between the counties, but you also get to make friends from across the state.

When you are wearing your sash and crown, you are the literal embodiment of Adams County. This is a time to be proud and show off our county in the best light; highlight the best things our county has to offer.

 

  1. Life Long Memories

Being fair royalty means more responsibility and high expectations, but also lasting memories. Although fair week is long and hard work, you will cherish the connections you made during shows, and the time spent with fellow royalty. You will have new friends because of it, and new appreciation for fair.

Take my advice, this is an opportunity that left a major impact on me. I am so glad I had the chance to serve and recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it.

Carlie Cluxton, 2018 Adams County Jr. Fair Queen

 

Hopefully these reasons convinced you to apply for fair royalty. Remember only those who are 16-18 years old and currently involved in Jr. Fair can apply. Those who are serving as commodity ambassadors are also ineligible. Applications are due to the extension office by 4 p.m. on June 23rd.

Contest Rules

Application

Good luck to all the applicants! We will see you on Friday, June 25th for preliminary interviews and formal wear presentation.

 

 

Adams County Junior Fair Royalty Applications Available

Adams County Junior Fair members ages 16 – 18 are invited and encouraged to apply for the Adams County Junior Fair Queen & King Contest.  Participants must be an active member of a Junior Fair Organization including 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Scouts, or SkillsUSA.  Applications are available on the Extension website or by visiting the Extension Office.

Applicants will take part in a personal interview slated for Friday, June 25 with a public, onstage question later that evening.  The top 5 finalists for Queen and King will be announced that evening.  During the Adams County Fair Opening Ceremonies on July 11, those candidates will again take the stage to be interviewed and the Queen and King will be crowned.

Applications are due to the Extension office no later than Wednesday, June 23 at 4 p.m.  No late submissions will be accepted.  If you have questions, please contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu.

4-H Scholarship Deadline is Friday, February 26!

The Adams County 4-H and Chad Downing Memorial Scholarship applications are due in the Extension office by Friday, February 26.  Applications are available in pdf or fillable Word versions at adams.osu.edu.  Scholarship applications, including a) Completed Scholarship Application; b) Current high school transcript that includes GPA; c) One letter of reference from an Adams County 4-H advisor who is not a relative, may be dropped at the Extension office, in the dropbox outside the Extension office door, or scanned and emailed to watters.92@osu.edu prior to the deadline.

Adams County 4-H/Chad Downing Memorial Scholarship Eligibility and Criteria:

  1. 4-H members must be a high school senior (or equivalent) at the time of application.
  2. Applicant must have been a member of Adams County 4-H for at least four years, including the current and immediate past year.  The current year is the year that began on October 1 and continues through the upcoming fair.
  3. Applicant should have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in high school (on a four-point scale).
  4. Applicant should have been active in school and community activities, as well as in 4-H.
  5. Scholarships must be used at an accredited college or post-secondary training program.
  6. Application should be typewritten using Arial 11 point font; Maintain ½ inch left and right margins using the formatted application.

New in 2021, the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee is also administering the educational funds for the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative.  Applicants that have a background in agriculture or are pursuing an agricultural degree are eligible for these funds.

Scholarship Opportunities Available!

The Adams County 4-H and Chad Downing Memorial Scholarship applications are available in pdf or fillable Word versions at adams.osu.edu.  Scholarship applications, including a) Completed Scholarship Application; b) Current high school transcript that includes GPA; c) One letter of reference from an Adams County 4-H advisor who is not a relative, are due to the Extension office by 4 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2021.  Applications and materials may be scanned and emailed to watters.92@osu.edu prior to the deadline.

Adams County 4-H/Chad Downing Memorial Scholarship Eligibility and Criteria:

  1. 4-H members must be a high school senior (or equivalent) at the time of application.
  2. Applicant must have been a member of Adams County 4-H for at least four years, including the current and immediate past year.  The current year is the year that began on October 1 and continues through the upcoming fair.
  3. Applicant should have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in high school (on a four-point scale).
  4. Applicant should have been active in school and community activities, as well as in 4-H.
  5. Scholarships must be used at an accredited college or post-secondary training program.
  6. Application should be typewritten using Arial 11 point font; Maintain ½ inch left and right margins using the formatted application.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

  • Ohio 4-H scholarship opportunities can be found on the Ohio 4-H website .  These applications are due February 15 so don’t wait!
  • The Adams County Farm Bureau is offering two $500 scholarships for 2021 high school graduates, whom are the children/dependents of Adams County Farm Bureau members.  You can request an application from your high school guidance counselor or by contacting the Extension office.  Submission deadline is 4 p.m. March 25, 2021.
  • The Adams County Cattlemen Association is offering a Cattlemen’s Scholarship and a Beef Ambassador Scholarship.  Applications are available at the Extension Office or by contacting your school guidance counselor.  Submission deadline is March 13, 2021 for these applications.

Seniors, don’t delay!  Begin working on these applications now.  We will share additional opportunities as find them.

 

Connect With Us: Countywide 4-H Meetings via Zoom

Join us for countywide 4-H meetings via Zoom!

One Sunday a month October – March we will be hosting an Adams County 4-H meeting which will include pledges, program updates and a guest speaker geared toward career exploration.  We have lined up a great list of professionals to share with you about their careers, the training or education required, how they got there and other opportunities within their organization.

Mark your calendars for 3 p.m. on:

Sunday, October 25 – Lieutenant Robert Hayslip, Ohio State Hwy Patrol Batavia Post Commander

Sunday, November 22 – Lauren Worley, P&G Global Newsroom Leader

Sunday, December 6 – Danielle Poe, Director of Behavioral Health, Adams County Health Dept.

Sunday, January 24 – TBA

Sunday, February 28 – TBA

Sunday, March 28 – Kathy Garza Behr, Wildlife Communications Specialist, Ohio Division of Wildlife

After the countywide meeting, clubs will have the option to use private breakout rooms to conduct their own club meeting.  Advisors will receive more information about this opportunity via email.

Log in at https://go.osu.edu/adams4hcareers.  All 4-H Members are invited and encouraged to attend!