Achivement Form Workshops Offered

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting two different Achievement Form Workshops for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 3, 2021 (6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by October 1 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

 

  • November 7, 2021 (5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center): A more in-depth session will be offered for those who have completed or made significant progress on their form; small group coaching will be available for members to receive personalized feedback.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by November 4.
    • This session will only be hosted in person and will not be recorded.

More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.

Apply to Serve on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board

The Ohio 4-H Foundation Board is currently accepting application for two new teen representatives.  The board is looking for strong leaders between the age of 14-18 as of January 1.  The term runs January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023.

Responsibilities of board members include:

  • Attend three face-to-face meetings that are held throughout the state or by Zoom (one in January, one in spring, one in fall).
  • Serve on a committee. The committees typically meet one time a month via Zoom (often times the committees meet during the day).
  • Assist with the Celebration of Youth fundraiser preparations.
  • Voice youth perspectives in every avenue to all board members and youth throughout the state.

Click here to learn more and to apply.  Applications are due November 1.

Apply for Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member for the 2021-22 program year are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note: applications, supplemental materials, and program fees are due (received, not postmarked!) by Friday, August 13, 2021.

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success.  Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program.  Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction.

TLC Application

The 4-H Outpost Needs You!

There are still several open shift in the 4-H Outpost.  If your club has already signed up for a shift – thank you, we couldn’t do it without you!  If your club has not signed up or if your club is able to take a second shift, please consider helping out.  As a reminder the 4-H Outpost is the only fundraiser for the 4-H Committee.  All of the funds are used to support the local 4-H program through state and national camp/trip scholarships, county camperships, the Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship, project awards, programming efforts, and more!

Also, if you are interested in being a grill master in the Outpost for a week, a day, or a shift, please contact Sharon Francis at 513-332-4897, to make arrangements.  Grill masters must be at least 18 years of age.

4-H Outpost Sign-Up

Livestock Arrival and Dismissal Instructions

ARRIVAL
Friday, July 23, 6pm to 11pm
All cattle, all sheep and market goats and meat breeding does arrive
Saturday, July 24, 7am to 10am
All Dairy goats and fiber animals arrive
Saturday,July 24, 7am to 9am
Market poultry arrive
Saturday, July 24, 9am to 11am
Exhibition poultry arrive
Saturday, July 24, 11am to 1pm
All rabbits arrive
Saturday, July 24, 6pm to 11pm
All hogs arrive
Sunday, July 25, before 11am or after 4pm
All Horses arrive
DISMISSAL
Clermont County Junior Fair Livestock exit options are as follows:
  • Hogs – due to the recommended 72 hours or less on the ground from the State Vet, hogs may leave one hour after Tuesday or Thursday’s show. You need to make arrangements with Kim or Jerry Hill.
  • All other livestock not selling in Saturday’s auction – may leave between 8-10:00am on Friday. These MUST be loaded out the back gates. NO ONE will be permitted to drive through the fairgrounds.
  • All other livestock selling in Saturday’s auction – may leave Sunday between 1:00am and 10:00am.

4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle Reminder

All members who participated in clothing and textiles project judging are invited to the 4-H Style Revue.  The 4-H Style Revue is a recognition ceremony where members model their constructed projects and project placings and state fair delegates are announced.  The 4-H Style Revue will be held on Saturday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.  Participants should wear their constructed garment along with any other items to complete your total look.  Be sure to bring extra clothes, as garments will be collected immediately following the 4-H Style Revue to exhibit in the 4-H Hall during fair week.

Winners’ Circle is a recognition ceremony for members who participated in General Project Judging (except clothing and textiles projects, those awards are announced during the 4-H Style Revue).  Project placings and state fair delegates will be announced.  The Winners’ Circle ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building.

We invite all club members and their families to attend the 4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle!

TODAY: General Project & Club Flower Display Check-In

General project check-in is today, Thursday, July 22, from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. in the 4-H Hall.  All members who participated in general project judging as well as any member who completed an advisor review for their general project, is invited to exhibit his/her project in the 4-H Hall during fair week.  Members participating in the Style Revue, on Saturday, will check in their project immediately following Style Revue.  As a reminder, members are required to have a project on display to be eligible for a fair pass and to receive fair premiums.

Clubs who created flower displays for the Club Flower Display Contest, must also check-in their flower displays from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the 4-H Hall today, Thursday, July 22.  Clubs will select the location for their display on a first-come, first-served basis.  Awards will be presented on Thursday, July 29, during the Skillathon and Outstanding Exhibitor Awards Ceremony.

All projects must be removed from the 4-H Hall on Saturday, July 29, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Flower displays must be removed from the grounds by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 1.  There will not be a project pick-up on Sunday.

NEW! Showmanship Registration

All Clermont County Livestock Exhibitors interested in showing in their species showmanship contest is required to complete a Google form registration. The deadline to register for all species showmanship is Sunday, 7/25 at 4:00pm. Pee Wee showmanship registration will be in the Junior Fairboard office. Please check the fair book for pee wee age requirements.

Don’t Forget to Register for Fair Week Events

We have several events that happen during fair that require registration.  To help us plan, please register no later than Friday, July 23.

STEM CHALLENGE
Event Date: Tuesday, July 27
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 4-H Hall
Register Here

Participants will learn how to use a Sphero as an engine in a carriage of their own making, how to create stable, swift craft capable of steering around or overcoming obstacles with losing their passengers.
General Rules:
1. Participants should be between the ages of 8 and 18.
2. Pre-registration must be submitted to the Ohio State University Extension Office by 4 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018.
3. Participants can work in teams of up to 3.
4. Investigate the scientific method as you formulate and test your hypothesis.
5. Develop problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills.

CLOVERBUD SHOW & TELL
Event Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 4-H Hall
Register Here

General Rules:
1. Clermont County 4-H Cloverbuds are encouraged to bring an item to share as part of show and tell with Junior Fair Royalty.
2. The item should be something that the Cloverbud made or learned about at a club meeting or as part of their participation in the Cloverbud program.
3. No animals may be brought to Cloverbud Show and Tell, regardless of size.
4. Each participant will receive an award.

FRUIT & VEGGIE CAR DERBY
Event Date: Friday, July 30
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 4-H Hall
Register Here

General Rules:
1. Participants must be 8 years old and in the third grade to 18 years of age as of January 1 of the current year and a member of a Clermont County 4-H, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, American Heritage Girls Program to be eligible.
2. Entries will be judged in four divisions:
Cloverbud – age 5 and in kindergarten to 8 and in the second grade
Junior – age 8 and in the third grade to 11 as of January 1 of the current year
Intermediate/Senior – ages 12-18 as of January 1 of the current year
Adult – 19 and older as of January 1 of the current year
3. Entries will be judged in three categories: Fastest car in each class, Most Creative design in each class and the Longest Distance in each class.
4. The most creative category will be chosen at the judges’ discretion.
5. The fastest category will be judged by the car that makes if from the top to the bottom of the incline in the shortest amount of time.
6. The longest distance will be judged as part of the fastest category. Distance will be measured from the bottom of the ramp to the back wheels of the car.
7. Each participant may make one entry. These entries should be brought to the fair already assembled.
8. Entry criteria: Each participant must make a car that is able to roll down an incline. Cars must be made out of at least five different fresh fruits or vegetables and must have at least three wheels. To assemble the car, you may use up to 2 bamboo skewers, 6 wooden toothpicks and one rubber band. These cars must be made out of 100-percent fresh fruit or vegetables except for the items listed above to hold the car together (bamboo skewers, toothpicks and rubber band).

Check out all of the events offered by OSU Extension: Pre-Fair and Fair Week Events

Check out all of the fair events: Clermont County Fair Book