2023 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference Youth Symposium

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension will host the 8th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. The conference is planned for Friday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster, OH 44691. All women and young women (high school age) who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural, or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.

 

New for 2023 – High school and college undergraduate students are invited to present on an agriculture-related topic. This may be a research project on a topic related to agriculture or natural resources, an aspect of an FFA Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE), or an agriculture or natural resource topic of special interest to the student. Students may present as an individual or part of a team (maximum of 5 members).

 

Students are asked to submit their proposals (http://go.osu.edu/EOWIATeenPresenter) by Sunday, February 26, 2023. Scoring considerations are as follows.

50 Points – Agriculture or Natural Resources Related Topic

30 Points – Program description including connection between the topic and the field of agriculture and/or natural resources.

10 Points – Future Implications

10 Points – Research method, evaluation and/or sources for topic of interest

Five projects will be selected for 5-7 minute Ignite Sessions (2:45-3:30 pm). Those five projects, as well as additional projects, will be invited to display a poster during the event from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. Posters do not need to be manned, although an optional meet the poster presenter time will be held 12:00 – 12:30 pm.

 

Students will be notified of their acceptance by March 3, 2023.

 

Students who are selected for the Ignite session and/or poster sessions may attend the full event, including lunch, for $10. There is no fee for students who are only attending the poster presenter time or the Ignite session and not having lunch.

For additional information, please contact Chris Kendle, OSU Extension Tuscarawas County at 330-339-2337.

2023 EOWIA Youth Symposium

4-H Club Packet

Below are the links to all of the forms included in the club packet. All forms should be completed by the 4-H Club head advisors and are due to the Extension Office (or emailed to burdsall.9@osu.edu) by 4:00 p.m. on March 1.

Club Information Survey – DUE: February 8
Help us update our club list and make sure we have the most up-to-date information.

Club Packet Contents – DUE: March 1
Annual Financial Summary

4-H Club Charter Checklist

4-H Meeting Calendar

Equipment Inventory

Proof of Insurance -Policy Flyer

Proof of Insurance -Policy Application

Additional Helpful Forms

4-H Project Book Order Form
We keep an inventory of 4-H project books in the office.  If we need to order books, orders are placed on Friday afternoons.

Winning 4-H Plan
Request for accommodations due to the Extension Office by May 1.

Club Fundraiser Request
Fundraiser requests are due 45 days prior to the event and must be approved by the Clermont County 4-H Committee.  The 4-H Committee meets the second Monday of each month.

Club Transfer Form
Requests are due by March 1.

Across County Lines Policy and Request Form
Requests for 4-H Membership Across County Lines are due by February 15.

4-H Enrollment – Deadline: March 15

Instructions for returning 4-H members

Instructions for returning 4-H volunteers

Instructions for new 4-H members

As a reminder, it is very important that returning members and volunteers do not create a new profile in 4-H Online.  If they have trouble registering, please contact the office at 513-732-7070.

Ohio 4-H Conference Registration

The 2023 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!  The event will be held on Saturday, March 11 from 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  The cost to attend is $40 and includes lunch. The Clermont County 4-H Committee will reimburse 50% of the registration fee to volunteers and members, after the conference.  Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.

Event details and registration can be found at:
https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference

 

 

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 Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the 4-H Hall.

Click here to access the new volunteer application.

2023 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

It’s time to start a new 4-H year!  Below is a list of volunteer training options along with the registration links.  All returning volunteers are required to attend ONE training in order to remain active.   Both the in-person and live virtual training options satisfy the training requirement. Registration is due by Monday, February 13, unless stated otherwise.

Training Options for Returning 4-H Volunteers

  • 4-H Horse Advisor/Volunteer Training
    Saturday, January 28, 9:00a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

    Cost: $40 (includes boxed lunch from City BBQ)
    Topics include: Program updates, mental health first aid resources for youth, equine respiratory diseases, tack & equipment, Ohio 4-H horse show classes, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants (policy 1.50)
    Pre-registration is REQUIRED, registration deadline is Friday, January 13. The event schedule and registration link can be found online at:
    https://ohio4h.org/events/state-4-h-horse-advisor-training-0
  • 4-H Volunteer Training (In-person)
    Monday, February 20, 10:00 a.m., 4-H Hall
    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club finances, program management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
    Click here to register
  • 4-H Volunteer Training (In-person)
    Monday, February 20, 6:30 p.m., 4-H Hall

    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club finances, program management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
    Click here to register
  • 4-H Volunteer Training(Live Virtual Training)
    Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m., Zoom

    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club finances, program management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
    Click here to register here
  • Ohio 4-H Conference
    Saturday, March 11, 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Greater Columbus Convention Center
    Cost: $40 (includes lunch and 50% will be reimbursed by 4-H Committee)
    Registration is due to the Extension Office by Wednesday, February 8.  Event details and registration can be found at the link below:
    https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference
    * Volunteers must attend session 407 or 518 for attendance to be counted toward volunteer training requirement

Training Options for New 4-H Volunteers

  • New Volunteer Orientation
    Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., 4-H Hall
    Topics include: About 4-H, Volunteerism, Club Management, Working with Youth, Risk Management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
    Click here to register here

Accepting 2023 Camp Counselor Applications

We are now accepting 4-H Camp Counselor Applications!

Youth from Clermont and Hamilton Counties, ages 15-18 (as of January 1) are eligible to apply.

Camp will be held June 14-17, at 4-H Camp Graham, located in Clarksville, Ohio.

Click the link below for more details and to access the application.  Applications are due by 11:59p.m. on Sunday, January 22.

2023 Clermont/Hamilton Camp Counselor Application

State Fair Large Animal DNA Kits

Exhibitors taking large market beef steer or heifer to the 2023 Clermont County Fair, must attend market beef tag-in on January 7th, from 8-10 a.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds.

For those who plan to participate in the 2023 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.

The 4-H Advisory Committee is seeking your feedback!

You may have noticed the 4-H Outpost got a much needed facelift this year: fresh paint, new ceiling fans, supplies, and more! To better show off these new changes, the Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee revised the ordering system to improve efficiency and ease of ordering.

Please help us more forward into 2023 by providing feedback about your experience.

Thank you so much for supporting the 4-H outpost. This survey will take about 5 minutes.

To take the survey now CLICK HERE

 

*The 4-H Outpost is the only fundraiser for the 4-H Committee. All 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!

Seeking Nominations for the Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee

Are you looking for a new way to become involved with the Clermont County 4-H program?  The Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee is accepting nominations for members to serve the 2023-2025 term.  In order to add a youth voice to the committee, youth nominations are also being accepted.  Youth must be at least 15 years of age and will serve a one year term on the committee.  Members of the 4-H Committee assist in determining the priorities and direction of the local 4-H program, are responsible for planning and conducting 4-H events, assisting with fundraisers, and promoting the 4-H program. Members over 18 years of age must be approved 4-H volunteers or agree to complete the 4-H volunteer process. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know to serve on the committee, please complete the nomination form below before Monday, October 3.

Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee Nomination Form