Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Due February 9th

The Ohio 4-H Conference will be held Saturday, March 9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Registration costs $40, and is due Friday, February 9.

Link to Registration Form: reg form_0.pdf (ohio4h.org)

Print out, fill out, and turn into extension office!

The Ohio 4-H Conference is the largest gathering of teen and adult volunteers in the state! During the day volunteers will have the opportunity to attend five different sessions and three different workshops. These workshops and sessions will equip volunteers with new resources, group management strategies, activity ideas, and overall confidence. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to hear updates from the state departments and dive into various different project areas.

Link to Conference Booklet: 2024 O4HC Reg Book_1.pdf (ohio4h.org)

Make sure to look through the conference booklet before registering. You will need to select specific workshops and sessions to attend.

Need more to convince you?

Well after the conference the Ohio State Collegiate 4-H organization will be hosting a Plowboy Prom from 7-9:30 PM at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Cash entry of $5 due at door, dress code is 80s Disco. Be ready to boogie the night away!

4-H Volunteer Lunch & Learn Series

4-H Volunteers are invited to join our zoom series of Wednesday Lunch & Learns: bite-sized training and support for busy volunteers.
We recognize that 4-H Volunteers have a full plate. We’re here to help! Grab your lunch and log on each Wednesday at noon beginning February 14 through March 13 as we cover a different topic to help support you in your club work.
Register at go.osu.edu/4HLunchNLearn and join us for one or all five!

Ohio 4-H State Horse Volunteer Training Opportunity

Registration is now open for the 2024 State Horse Volunteer(Advisor) Training! Registration is limited to the first 175 participants and closes on January 17th. If 175 participants registered before the deadline the registration will close when the limit is reached. Go to go.osu.edu/horsevol24 to register now. Registration is online only and must be paid via credit or debit card. If you have any questions please email seitner.2@osu.edu.

2024 4-H Volunteer Training

Dates are set for 2024 4-H Volunteer training. All 4-H volunteers are required to attend an annual training. Returning volunteers that attended November 21 have met the requirement for this year.

Remaining opportuntities for returning volunteers are:
Tuesday, January 9, 6-8 p.m. at the fairgrounds
Saturday, January 27, 8-10 a.m. at the Annex conference room (Extension office)
New Volunteers must attend New Volunteer training their first year, even if you attended our kick off training on November 21. The next opporutnity for new volunteer training is Thursday, January 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Questions? Email watters.92@osu.edu or call 937-544-2339

Chicken & Noodle Dinner Fundraiser

The Adams County 4-H Small Animal Committee and Horse Program invite you to attend a Chicken & Noodle Dinner drive-thru on Thursday, November 16, 4-6 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center. The menu will include chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Cost of the meal is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Adams County Junior Fair Small Animal and Horse Programs.

The Small Animal Committee also has whole, frozen, fair chickens available for $4/lb. Most birds weigh approximately 7 pounds. Please contact Ryan at 937-798-3733 to reserve your chicken.

4-H Volunteer Training

All new and returning 4-H Volunteers are invited to attend our Fall 4-H Volunteer Training on Tuesday, November 21 at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center. This will meet the annual training requirement for returning volunteers. New volunteers will be required to attend a training specific to new advisors, but may also attend this event.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with training sessions and recognition following.
At least one volunteer from each club should plan to attend to receive new program year packets and information.
Please register at go.osu.edu/volunteertraining by November 15.
Additional training dates will be available for those unable to attend.


Fair Registration Day is June 1

June 1st is “Junior Fair Entry Day”, here is a list of fair forms and project registrations due by June 1.


Volunteer Lunch & Learn Series Coming in April

April is National Volunteer month and we LOVE our 4-H Volunteers! We know there are lots of moving pieces to the 4-H program and want to support our busy volunteers as they do the heavy lifting.

Join 4-H Educators from across southern Ohio for quick, accessible, 30-minute Zoom sessions on Wednesdays in April. Each session will take place on Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. and will cover a specific topic to support 4-H volunteers in their club work.

April 5 – Effective Communication – Tips and tricks to get the message out to families and members.

April 12 – Financial Management & Fundraising – Are all of those required forms overwhelming? Are you unsure of what the rules are about bank accounts, fundraisers, or club finances? We can help!

April 19 – Creating Positive Club Culture – Make meetings matter to your members and their families. 4-H is supposed to be FUN! Let’s put that spark back into our clubs.

April 26 – Member Retention and Engagement – Keep members (and families) engaged! Ideas to motivate them to put forth effort and participate at a higher level.

Register for 4-H Volunteer Lunch N’ Learns at go.osu.edu/4HLunchNLearn to receive a Zoom link that will work for all four sessions. We know our volunteers are busy, so attend one or all four as your schedule allows.

Shooting Sports Instructors Needed!

We are looking for Shooting Sports instructors! All disciplines needed. We have an especially large number of members enrolled in archery this year. If you are interested, reach out to Kristy at Watters.92@osu.edu or Adams County Shooting Sports coordinator Connie McDonald.
In order to become a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor you must be a screened 4-H Volunteer. To become a volunteer apply now at https://go.osu.edu/ACVolunteer and complete a BCI background check.
The registration for the spring Shooting Sports Workshop at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp April 8th-10th is now live. Registration is due by March 31st.
Information can be found on the state website here: https://ohio4h.org/…/eve…/shooting-sports/state-training

Register Now For Ohio 4-H Conference

The Ohio 4-H Conference takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the second Saturday in March.

The Ohio 4-H Conference is the largest gathering of 4-H volunteers in the United States! Nearly 1,200 teen and adult volunteers participate each year. The Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to equip participants with resources, information, and skills to meet the ever-changing needs of youth. Attendees have the opportunity to receive training in more than 125 different topics such as career exploration, risk management, camping, leadership, cake decorating, dancing, animal sciences, and much more.

In addition to the educational sessions, the day features the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of volunteers. The teens (age 13 and older) have a luncheon that recognizes their peers and often features a keynote speaker. Matthew Swearingen, Adams County 4-Her, has been named the Ohio 4-H Teen of the Year and will be recognized at the Ohio 4-H Teen luncheon and Joy Bauman, Adams County 4-H Volunteer, will receive the Ohio 4-H Alumni Award at the Volunteer luncheon. The Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee provides financial support to teens and volunteers wishing to attend Ohio 4-H Conference. This year we would like to take an especially large delegation to cheer on Matthew and Joy as they are recognized for their achievements.

To register, please find the registration booklet and registration form at the link below. Complete the registration form, listing your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for each time slot. Please be sure you are not requesting sessions and workshops that overlap. Once your form is complete, drop it off at the Extension Office or email it to Barbie at rowe.316@osu.edu so she can submit your registration. Sessions do fill on a first come, first serve basis so the earlier you register, the more likely you are to get your first choice! Registration closes February 11, 2022.

Click here for additional Conference information and registration materials.

Come join the fun at the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference!