Looking for host families for Japanese students for a 3 week stay in the summer.

Looking for some new fun and educational excitement this summer? How about hosting a boy or girl from Japan in your home for 3½ weeks? (July 23 – Aug. 17) The Ohio 4-H International Program is offering hosting opportunities to 75 families around the state, and Japanese youth on the other side of the world are anxiously waiting to learn who their new family might be! Host families should have their own child aged 10-15 who will serve as the main host sibling. Families will be matched with a Japanese youth of the same gender and approximate age. Special trips and activities are not required. The focus is on everyday family life. Host families provide lodging, meals, and any family activities. Medical insurance is provided. Youth bring money for personal spending (gifts, souvenirs, etc.) For more information, please visit www.ohio4h.org/youth/international or contact thalheimer.1@osu.edu

Ohio State Fair Scholarship Info – due April 1, 2018

Ohio State Fair Applications will be available soon! The applicant must be a high school junior or senior, or a graduate continuing their education at an accredited institution. They must reside in the State of Ohio, and must have been both eligible to be a participant in the Junior Fair (not older than 19 years of age as of January 1, 2018) and must have served as an active participant in both the Ohio State Fair Junior Division and their local County Fair. (This scholarship is not just for livestock exhibitors! Think about all those miscellaneous projects that have been taken!).

Attached is the Ohio State Fair Scholarship information: rules, scholarships available, and application: OSF Scholarship Rules and Application. There will also be an online application; however the website has not been updated with the 2018 scholarship information as of this email. Once it is, the website to find this info is https://ohiostatefair.com/scholarships/.

All applications must be postmarked by April 1, or completed online by that date.

For questions, please contact Stacey French at S.French@expo.ohio.gov.

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps – Seeking Camp Counselors!

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps are seeking camp counselors. The application is on the website here: https://ohio4h.org/families/members/events-opportunties/shooting-sports/4-h-shooting-ed-camp and is due to Christy Clary (contact info below) by March 15th, 2018.

They are looking for great camp counselors. Shooting Sports experience is not required!

Junior Shooting Sports Camp is June 28-July 1st (campers arrive on the 29th) at Canter’s Cave. Youth must be at least 14 years old as of January 1, 2018. Youth must complete all required training. If a youth is not a counselor in their own county but interested, they do have a training opportunity April 20-22nd at the adult instructor workshop. If youth are a counselor in their own county, they do need to fill out an application but will not be required to attend any additional training.

Senior Shooting Sports Camp is July 7th-13th (campers arrive on the 8th) at Canter’s Cave. Counselors must be at least 18 as of January 1, 2018 and not attending SS camp as a camper. This is a great way to keep young alumni who have recently aged out involved! For alumni, a great system has been to have them go through volunteer screening in the county. Training is available April 20-22nd for these individuals also.

Christy D. Clary
County Extension Director
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Brown County
325 W. State Street, Bldg. B, Georgetown, OH 45121
937-378-6716 Office / 937-378-6646 Fax
clary.42@osu.edu brown.osu.edu

4-H Camp Tech is on June 13-15

Are you ready to geek-out at 4-H Camp Tech?! Join us for this overnight program from June 13-15 on the OSU campus in Columbus where you’ll learn coding, robotics, engineering design and more. This camp is open to youth entering grades 6,7 or 8 in fall 2018. Camp Tech is based at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center with overnight accommodations in an OSU. Dorm. Find the details at 4-H Camp Tech!

ExploreAg Science Camp Accepting Application

ExploreAg science camp accepting applications

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – High school freshman and sophomores in the 2018/2019 school year who are considering careers is science, technology or engineering are invited to apply for the integrated science camp ExploreAg.

Rewarding careers are available in the food, fuel and fiber sector. The one-of-a-kind ExploreAg Camp will expose students to the many career opportunities that are in high demand.

Fifty students will be chosen through a competitive process to spend one week on a college campus for an introduction to agriculture and hands-on learning experiences. Internationally known teachers, scientists and researchers will expose students to food science, precision agriculture, animal science, natural resources, management skills, technology and agricultural business. Along with classroom experience, the students will participate in field experiences that highlight cutting-edge research and will interact with industry partners to learn about possible careers in related fields. Students also will participate in leadership development activities and be offered guidance in planning for college.

Students may choose between camps at Ohio State University in Columbus June 10-15 or OSU-Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster June 17-22.  The application deadline is April 6, and students who are selected will be notified by April 23.

Students will be required to submit a video application, provide contact information for three adults willing to recommend the student and submit a resume.

The camps are free, but a $50 deposit must be provided by students accepted to the camp. The deposit is refunded upon completion of the camp.

ExploreAg is a signature project of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s Fisher Fund, named after former Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher. The foundation has committed $125,000 to the first two years of ExploreAg.

For more information or to submit an application, visit ExploreAg.org.

CONTACT: Joe Cornely

PHONE: (614) 246-8230 or

E-MAIL: jcornely@ofbf.org