2019 Dates: June 9-13, 2019 at 4-H Camp Clifton

2019 Dates: June 9-13, 2019 at 4-H Camp Clifton

Camper Packets – To be posted March 15, 2019

Counselor Online Applications – Due October 10, 2018

Jersey Cattle Association offers scholarships

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Jersey Cattle Association offers scholarships

Apply for the 2019 Fred Stout Experience awards by December 1st


Organized in 1868, the American Jersey Cattle Association has sponsored educational programs and activities for young people interested in the Jersey breed since 1917. (egrego2, Flickr/Creative Commons)REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Persons who have a strong desire to pursue a career in managing and/or marketing Registered Jersey™ cattle are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Fred Stout Experience awards.

The awards are presented annually in memory of Fred J. Stout Sr., Mt. Carmel, Ill., a lifelong Jersey breeder and member of the Jersey Marketing Service staff from 1978 to 1997 who believed that the best learning experiences happen in the everyday world.

Awards will be made for two paid internships, one with Jersey Marketing Service, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and the other an on-farm, customized experience on a Jersey dairy operation. The awards, provided by a permanent endowment established by friends and colleagues of Fred Stout, will pay for housing, travel and related activities required by the cooperating employer up to the maximum amount of the scholarship award.

Applicants must have completed their high school education. To apply, submit a one page résumé listing previous work experience, skills and other qualifications, plus a separate cover letter stating your ambitions, goals and career aspirations, including plans for achieving them. The letter must also explain how and why the Fred Stout Experience will be of benefit in achieving future goals. A summary of involvement with and interest in Registered Jersey™ cattle is required. Specify which experience (marketing internship, on-farm internship) is preferred, or indicate if you are interested in both opportunities.

Two letters of support are required, one from an active breeder of Registered Jersey™ cattle, excluding immediate family members; and the other from a teacher, mentor or past employer. These must be mailed directly by the supporters to the AJCA office.

December 1, 2018 is the deadline to submit applications and required letters of support. Email is preferred using the address info@usjersey.com. If sending by mail, address to Fred Stout Experience, c/o American Jersey Cattle Association, 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-2362.

Previous recipients of the Fred Stout Experience Award are Tara Bohnert, Illinois (2003); Allison Waggoner, South Carolina (2004); Dan Bauer, Wisconsin (2005); Aaron Horst, Pennsylvania (2006); Jacob Pieper, Maryland (2007); Katie Albaugh, Maryland (2008); Brady Core, Kentucky (2009); Kim Wilson, Missouri and Ivy Roberts, Florida (2010); Joseph Fjarlie, Wisconsin and Amy Maxwell, Iowa (2011); Robert McGarry, Vermont and Lyman Rudgers, New York (2012); Meagan Bolen, Ohio and Wyatt Smith, Minnesota (2013); Olivia Pearson, North Carolina and Meagan Chittenden, New York (2014); Tyler French, South Carolina and Gerret Boer, Texas (2015); Austin Woods, Wisconsin and Laura Bell (2016); Tyler Kirchdoerfer, Missouri and Blake Koehn, Oklahoma (2017); and Amanda LoRusso, Connecticut (2018).

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About the National Jersey Youth Programs

Organized in 1868, the American Jersey Cattle Association has sponsored educational programs and activities for young people interested in the Jersey breed since 1917. Junior members have the same registration privileges as Lifetime Members, and also the incentives of a comprehensive program leading to national recognition for their achievements with Jersey cattle. These programs include:

  • Free membership in the association until the youth’s 21st birthday;
  • The National Jersey Youth Production Contest and Pot O’Gold Sale, which create
    incentives for keeping production and management records;
  • The National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest, the ultimate recognition for
    Jersey youth between the ages of 16 and 20; national scholarships that help pay
    for hands-on work experiences and college educations;
  • The All American Junior Jersey Show, providing the thrill of competition in the
    largest show of Registered Jerseys™ in the world and introductions to lifelong
    friends from across the United States; and
  • Jersey Youth Academy, and intensive educational program held biannually at the association’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio

​Ohio 4-H Health Heroes

​Ohio 4-H Health Heroes

A Teen Healthy Living Advocacy Group

Are you a 4-H teen interested in learning about healthy living?

Consider becoming a 4-H Health Hero! Health Heroes promote healthy eating, encourage people to lead active lifestyles, and promote community change.

Teens who participate will have the opportunity to:

•Gain valuable leadership and communication skills

•Meet other Ohio 4-H youth interested in healthy living

•Leave a positive impact on family, friends, and the community

•Be recognized at the 2019 Ohio 4-H Conference

For more information, requirements to serve, and to apply, visit: www.ohio4h.org/healthheroes


Achievement Form Workshop hosted by the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council

Achievement Form Workshop hosted by the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council

Saturday September 15th, 2018 5:00-7:00pm

Learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion, improve record keeping skills, and enhance forms to make them even stronger!
•Location: Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center Auditorium, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH
•Cost: FREE
•Who: 4-H Members completing the achievement form, 4-H professionals, parents, and advisors
•RSVP by September 10thto: Hannah Epley, Epley.24@osu.edu, 614-247-8144

Achievement Form Workshop
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Hosted by the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council
Ohio 4-H Youth Development
Future Workshop: Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm, Ag Admin Auditorium on OSU Columbus Campus

RSVP for this session by November 5thto Epley.24@osu.edu

This is an in-depth session for those that have completed the form in past years. It will offer work stations and coaches to help attendees with an already started or previously completed achievement form.

Defining Adventures for Women in Nature


Defining Adventures for Women in Nature



Join us for the first ever all outdoors camp for girls ages 16-19 & still in 4-H.

Cost: $115
What you need to bring: Meals, snacks, (tent), and on-site transportation are provided. Registration for this event is limited and will be filled  on a first come first served basis. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. A camp packet will be sent upon receipt of registration  with detailed information including map, supply list, health form, etc. Deadline to register is October 1st. For questions or additional  information please contact the Harrison County OSU Extension office at 740-942-8823 or visit the following link: http://go.osu.edu/DAWN

What you need to bring:

Sleeping Bag
Small backpack (school size)
Sturdy shoes & warm clothes
Time Commitment
Humor and Fun


Sleep in a Tent
Outdoor Cooking
Autumn Hiking
Campfire Conversations
Explore Nature
Strengthen Life Skills
Wilderness First Aid
Connect Meaningfully


JOIN US FOR 30 DAYS OF DOING SEPTEMBER 1-30 Join us for 30 days of hands-on activities to help inspire kids to do—you could win a $10,000 scholarship for your kid!

We believe in empowering kids with the skills they need to succeed. In 4-H, mentors inspire kids to be True Leaders through hands-on doing—empowering them to pursue their passions and chart their own course.

Help us inspire 1,000,000 kids to do. Join 30 Days of Doing.


4-H Shooting Sports

Want to Join Shelby County Shooting Sports?
Attend our next meeting on Monday, October 1st at 6:30pm to learn more about our club and what we offer.

Meetings are held at Shelby County Deer Hunters is located at 7988 Johnston Slagle Road, Sidney
Kids will be on the range so be sure to wear closed toe shoes!
Must be 9 years old by January 1, 2019 to join.

Need More Information?
Email ShelbyShootingSports@yahoo.com

​Reminder that the 26th Annual 4-H Breakfast is Sunday, September 9th from 8am-1pm at the Sidney Elks

​Reminder that the 26th Annual 4-H Breakfast is Sunday, September 9th from 8am-1pm at the Sidney Elks

Take part in celebrating over 100 years of 4-H by treating yourself to a delicious breakfast!

Sunday September 9th from 8am to 1pm  at the Sidney Elks-BPOE 786, 221 South Main, Sidney, Ohio (Handicap Accessible).

The public is invited!!!

Buffet Menu includes: Sausage links and patties, Bacon, Eggs, Pancakes, Home Fries, Sausage Gravy, Biscuits,Toast, Orange Juice, Coffee & Milk.​

Adults are $7

Children 16 and under are $3

Reminder of the Annual Consignor’s Meeting Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Annual Consignor’s Meeting

Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Livestock Complex, Fairgrounds

  • The agenda will include:
  • Presentations of reports concerning current sales.
  • General topics of discussion relating to sale operation and business.
  • Dispersal of gathering to sub-committee groups:
    • Steer/Market Heifer/Feeders
    • Swine
    • Lamb
    • Rabbit/Cavy
    • Goat
    • Chicken/Duck/Turkey
    • Dairy
  • Discussion of 2019 Fair Suggestions.
  • Election of new committee members from sub-committee groups.
  • Distribution of sale checks to consignors.
  • Checks
  • No checks will be distributed until all business has been disposed.
  • If you are not able to be at this meeting, make arrangements for another exhibitor or advisor to pick up your check.
  • Anyone who takes a check for another person will be required to sign for it.
  • Checks not picked up on September 5th WILL NOT BE MAILED ~ ~ arrangements must be made through Sale Committee Treasurer Kelly Bensman, at kbenssalecomm@gmail.com for obtaining checks.

Youth who exhibited in the previous year’s fair and plans to exhibit in the next year’s fair is eligible for election. Adults who are parents or guardians of eligible youth may be elected for the adult terms on the Shelby County Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee.

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association renews the 4-H Partnership Program for 2019!

4-H Partnership Program

 The Ohio State Beekeepers Association renews the 4-H Partnership Program for 2019!

For 2019, the OSBA will selectively sponsor five 4-H members across Ohio by providing the basic woodenware and toolkits to establish 2 complete hives.

By partnering OSBA, Extension 4-H staff, and local beekeeping organizations with the 4-H members undertaking the beekeeping project, the program will support and encourage young beekeepers by providing experienced practical support and reducing the expenses required to get started in beekeeping. Ideally, active participation of key players, including the student, his/her guardian, 4H advisor, local association and a mentor will significantly increase the likelihood of success of the 4-H beekeeper through experiential learning. Local beekeeping associations who participate gain visibility to a new and vital audience and increase positive community involvement of the “next generation” of beekeepers.

While the document below explains the program guidelines in detail, here is a quick overview:

Selection Criteria

  1. Youth must be between the ages of 12 and 18 by January 1st of the scholarship year (2019), be a member of 4-H, and enrolled in public, private or home school.
  2. Applicant must complete and return the application by November 2nd, 2018.

Selection Process

  1. The selection committee will carefully consider each candidate and select finalists.
  2. The OSBA 4H Beekeeping Partnership Program Scholars will be announced by December 3rd, 2018.

The selected Partnership Program Scholars will receive:

  1. Woodenware and tools for two hives (see attached document):
  2. 1 year free membership to the OSBA, with electronic newsletter
  3. Free attendance to the OSBA Fall Convention (including 2 guests).
  4. OSBA Beekeeper Training DVD
  5. OSBA Apiary Diagnostic Manual


Download the 2019 Program Documents and Application  for application forms and additional information.  If you have any questions, please contact the OSBA 4-H Partnership Program by email at 4h@ohiostatebeekeepers.org or call 567-703-6722.   Completed applications are due by November 2nd, 2018.