New to 4-H? Join the club!

4-H enrollment season is here! Registration for the Clermont County 4-H program is due by March 15.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun through experiential learning. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop skills, become leaders and assist in shaping their communities.

4-H gives youth a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers to cake decorating, from building rockets to raising sheep.  4-Hers go places – to camp, to fairs, to state and national conferences and competitions. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.

Clermont County has nearly forty 4-H clubs, specializing in home economics, leadership, shooting sports and animal science. Through individual and group projects, 4-H instills integrity, service, leadership and personal growth in youth. To view a list of projects and resources, please visit ohio4h.org/familyguide.

To be a 4-H member, a child must be age 8 and in the third grade. Youth ages 8-18 (age as of January 1 of the current year) are eligible to participate in 4-H. For younger children (age 5 and in Kindergarten), Clermont County offers a program called 4-H Cloverbuds.  Cloverbuds participate in non-competitive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands on interest areas.  Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan.

New Families 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!

To learn more about 4-H or to find a club in your area and advisor contact information, please visit our website, or contact the extension office at 513-732-7070.

 

 

2023 Clermont County 4-H Enrollment is Open!

 

4-H enrollment season is here! Registration for the Clermont County 4-H program is due by March 15.

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.  It’s important to note that club advisors may have established an earlier date for club purposes.

Click the link below to access the  enrollment database.   We recommend bookmarking this page for easier access.

4-H Online 2.0

RETURNING Families will use the 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.

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!

A Month of Giving: Peanut Butter Jelly Drive

Clermont County 4-H is partnering with (or competing against, however you want to look at it) Brown and Highland County 4-H to sponsor a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive.  We will be collecting donations from November 1-30.  Clubs, organizations, community members, and businesses are encouraged to participate.  However, the 4-H club that donates the most items will win a pizza party for their club! Donations can be dropped off at the Extension Office Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m.-4:30 p.m. or at  the 4-H Recognition Banquet. The items collected will be donated to Empower Youth to be included in the food packs that will be sent home with kids over winter break.

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Entrepreneur 4-H SPIN Club

Ohio 4-H is proud to partner with Believe in Ohio (https://believeinohio.org/) to kick off a new STEM- based 4-H SPIN club this fall and winter for high school youth.

This club will meet virtually on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm starting on 10/27 – 12/15 (skipping Thanksgiving).   Youth will learn about the components of an entrepreneurial business plan and create a STEM-based project and pitch video as the final product.  Projects will be eligible for local ($100-500), regional ($1,000) and state ($5,000) based scholarships.  In Spring 2022 not all scholarships were given out.

Youth who participate will be 2023 4-H members in the county they live in.

To participate in the club, sign up using the link below.
https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6m1FfsTCTRNrNWe

Youth can only miss 2 meetings to be eligible for awards. Youth can also submit their project as a self-determined 4-H project in their own county for county based awards and recognition in summer 2023.

All meetings will be recorded.  Youth will work on their STEM business plans with the help of a STEM advocate from Believe in Ohio from 12/15/22 – 1/31/2023.

More information about the scholarships and program can be found here :
https://believeinohio.org/scholarships/

If you cannot make the Thursday night meetings, you could also participate on your own as an independent student, but would not receive the support of the STEM Advocates, and learning with other 4-H members.
https://believeinohio.org/independent-students/

Deadline Approaching for JFB Applications

As we wrap up the 4-H year, it’s time to start planning the 2023 Clermont County Junior Fair! All members of 4-H, FFA, Scouts and other youth serving organizations, at least 13 years of age, are eligible to apply.  Livestock and general projects committees are accepting new members. All new and retuning members are required to complete an online application.  New members must also submit one reference form, using the link below. Applications are due by Sunday, October 16.  All applicants are required to attend interviews on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the 4-H Hall. 

2023 Clermont County Junior Fair Board Application

Personal Reference Form for Junior Fair Board

Friends of the Fair Quarter Auction

Looking for a fun, family friendly activity to support our youth? Come join Friends of the Fair for their annual quarter auction on Saturday October 29th at 2:00pm in the 4-H Hall. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Friends 0f the Fair

Bidding paddles are $1, and admission is free.

Since 2008, Friends of the Fair has aided in improving the fairgrounds for the youth of Clermont County.

For more information please contact Jan Schoellman or visit the Facebook event page HERE

Deadline Extended for 4-H Club Officer Book Submissions

Do you need a couple more days to finalize your club officer book?  The deadline for officer book submissions has been extended to 4:00p.m. on Wednesday, October 5.

Club officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, News Reporter, Health Officer, Safety Officer, Community Service Officer, Historian and Recreation Leader) are encouraged to submit officer books for judging.  Books will be judged on content, neatness, workmanship and creativity, and placed 1st-5th.  Books can be dropped off at the Extension Office, between 8:00a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Officer Book Competition

2023 Junior Fair Board Applications

As we wrap up the 4-H year, it’s time to start planning the 2023 Clermont County Junior Fair! All members of 4-H, FFA, Scouts and other youth serving organizations, at least 13 years of age, are eligible to apply.  Livestock and general projects committees are accepting new members. All new and retuning members are required to complete an online application.  New members must also submit one reference form, using the link below. Applications are due by Sunday, October 16.  All applicants are required to attend interviews on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the 4-H Hall. 

2023 Clermont County Junior Fair Board Application

Personal Reference Form for Junior Fair Board