Ohio 4-H Conference 2023 & Congratulations

Calling all Teens and Volunteers:

2023 is in full swing which means now is the time for youth and adults to be enrolling in 4-H for the year and signing up for all the things such as the Ohio 4-H Conference. More information on training and such will be coming soon but we wanted to get this announcement out quickly.

Congratulations to Jamie Loudon on being recognized as one of the Ohio 4-H Alumni Award Winners. Jamie is a Brown Co. 4-H alumnus and has been a volunteer for 20+ years. He is currently serving as the head advisor of the Georgetown Hooves and Halters 4-H Club and is active in multiple 4-H and community events.

Jamie will be recognized during the adult luncheon at the Ohio 4-H Conference scheduled for March 11th at the Columbus Convention Center. This is a great opportunity for adults and teens to participate in a variety of educational sessions! There is truly something for everyone.

The Brown County 4-H Committee is once again sponsoring this event to reduce the cost to just $15 for any current 4-H volunteer or member who would like to attend.

Registration and payment are due to the Extension Office by February 10th by 4:30pm. The registration form as well as the list of sessions can be found online at: https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference

Please share this with all the teens in your club (youth 13+). There have been lots of great ideas and activities come out of those who have attended in the past. If someone who is not a current volunteer would like to attend, they may at the full cost of registration.

Debating if you should attend? There are two luncheons. One just for teens and one for adults. During the adult luncheon is the awards ceremony for various awards and where Jamie will be recognized. We would love to see as many of our volunteers in attendance as possible.

And just a couple of other friendly reminders:

Apply to be a 4-H Volunteer

The application to apply to be a new 4-H volunteer is now available! Applications are the first step in becoming a volunteer. Once an application is submitted, further guidance will be sent to interested applicants on training, interviews, and background checks. All materials including the background check are due by April 1st. Don’t delay.

You can apply online at http://go.osu.edu/brownvolunteerapp

If you are a returning volunteer, you do not need to fill out this application if you were active in 2020. Returning volunteers will just need to submit their enrollment through our 4-H Online site as they did last year. If you are due to be rescreened with a background check, you will receive notification in the system and will be receiving a letter in the mail after the first of the year.

If you have any questions on any aspect of the volunteer process please reach out! Call our office at 937-378-6716 and Christy or Cindy will be able to help. You can also email Christy at clary.42@osu.edu.