Apply for State and National 4-H Opportunities

The Clermont County 4-H Committee is accepting applications for 2022 State and National 4-H Camps and Trips.  4-H camps and leadership trips are excellent opportunities for youth to expand their knowledge, develop new friendships, and learn exceptional leadership skills.  The 4-H Committee is providing scholarships for Clermont County 4-H members to attend 10 different state camps and national trips.  All youth who apply for a scholarship must complete the 2022 State and National Camp/Trip Scholarship Application in it’s entirety.  Interviews will be held on an as needed basis.  Applicants will be notified if an interview is necessary.  Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022.

2022 State and National 4-H Camps and Trips Scholarship Application

National 4-H Conference Opportunity

Ohio 4-H is seeking qualified teen applicants to attend the National 4-H Conference March 19-24 in Washington, D.C. (or, if choosing virtual programming – March 20-24). It is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development.  Delegates arrive to D.C. ready to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation, and their world.  Additional information can be found in the application at the link below. Selected Ohio 4-H teens will receive full scholarship coverage to attend National 4-H Conference (travel, housing, registration fees).

To apply, complete this application and email to Kayla Oberstadt (oberstadt.1@osu.edu) by January 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Important information to note:

  • Applicants can be a 4-H member from any county in Ohio!
  • Applicants must be 15-19 as of January 1, 2022
  • Pending the application process of youth choosing the virtual or in-person experience, we will determine the number of delegates representing Ohio given our funding available.
  • Applicants must complete the attached application, including essays (no more than 2 pages total), and attaining signatures in order to be considered.
  • Applications (and all supporting materials) must be received by January 24 at 11:59 p.m. to Kayla Oberstadt(.1)
  • When applications are reviewed, the corresponding 4-H educator will be contacted for a reference for the identified candidate. No documentation or signature is required from the 4-H educator prior to application.
  • More information about the conference: https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/ 
  • You may enjoy viewing the video from a past National 4-H Conference to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWI1M5yKBUI

Join Clermont County 4-H

The 4-H program is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills as they work in partnership with caring adults. What does that mean? In 4-H, we are committed to helping young people develop skills that will help them succeed. We want to empower all youth to reach their full potential.

4-H’s hands-on approach is proven to grow life skills like confidence, independence, resilience, and compassion through stages and developed through experiences, not instruction. The result? Kids who are empowered with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

Now is the time to enroll in the Clermont County 4-H program!  While youth can join 4-H anytime throughout the year, in order to be eligible to exhibit at the Clermont County Fair, members must enroll by March 15, 2022.

Click the link below to access 4-H Online 2.0.

4-H Online 2.0

RETURNING Families will use the family email address that is on file with the Extension office and the password previously created for 4-H Online.  If you don’t remember your password, you can choose “reset password” on the home page of 4-H Online.  If you are not sure which email address you use, please contact the office or your club advisor.  If you have been in 4-H before, please do NOT create a new profile.

Returning Member Enrollment Help Video

Step-by-Step Instruction Guide for Returning Members

Step-by-Step Instruction Guide for Returning Volunteers

NEW families, those who have not previously been involved with 4-H, will need to create a new profile following the instructions below.

New Member Enrollment Help Video

Step-by-Step Instruction Guide for New Members

If you are looking for a new project or still trying to decide what to take, check out the “What’s your 4-H?” Quiz!

If you have questions, please contact the Extension Office at 513-732-7070.

Market Beef Tag-In and State Fair DNA Kits

Exhibitors taking a steer or market heifer to the 2022 Clermont County Fair, must attend market beef tag-in on January 15, from 8-10 a.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds.

For those who plan to participate in the 2022 Ohio State Fair Large Market Beef show (steer or market heifer), DNA kits are available at the Extension Office. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to complete the registration process and for it to be in possession of the Ohio State Fair by January 15 each year. Not postmarked but in possession by January 15.

 

Join Us at the Ohio 4-H Conference

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.

Sessions will start at 9:00 am on March 12, 2022 in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  Click here to access the registration materials (booklet/registration form).  Registrations are due to the Clermont County Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9.

Share Your Spark: Become a 4-H Volunteer

Volunteers are the foundation of the 4-H youth development program. Behind every 4-H member is an adult mentor who is willing to share their time and passion.

Applications are currently being accepted for new 4-H Volunteers.  Candidates must complete an application, submit three references, complete a background check, attend an interview and participate in a new volunteer orientation.  Applications must be submitted by February 15.

Orientation for new volunteers will be held on Wednesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the 4-H Hall.

Click here to access the new volunteer application.

November Office Closures

As a reminder, OSU Extension, Clermont County will be closed on the following dates in November.

  • Thursday, November 11 – Veterans Day
  • Monday, November 22 – Intermittent Office availability due to staff availability
  • Thursday, November 25 – Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 26 – Columbus Day Observed
  • Tuesday, November 30 – OSU Extension Area 22 Professional Development Retreat

Our regular office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

RSVP Today for the 4-H Recognition Banquet

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. – Elizabeth Andrews

We value our 4-H volunteers and invite them to attend the 2021 Recognition Banquet hosted by the Clermont County 4-H Committee.  The dinner will be held on Friday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.  RSVP to OSU Extension 513-732-7070 or clark.2652@osu.edu by Wednesday, November 10.

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Clermont and Brown County 4-H are once again partnering with Empower Youth to collect peanut butter and jelly to fill weekend food packs for families. You can drop off donations of PLASTIC containers of PB&J to the Extension Office between now and November 22nd. The club that donates the most items will win a pizza party. Community members may also drop off items – you can choose to designate a club or not.
**Please donate plastic containers only! We can NOT accept glass containers as these food packs are sent home on the bus with kids and glass containers are unsafe.**

You’re Invited to the 4-H Recognition Banquet

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. – Elizabeth Andrews

We value our 4-H volunteers and invite them to attend the 2021 Recognition Banquet hosted by the Clermont County 4-H Committee.  The dinner will be held on Friday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.  RSVP to OSU Extension 513-732-7070 or clark.2652@osu.edu by Wednesday, November 10.