2020 4-H Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is essential so that volunteers not only understand the expectations of their role but have the skills, competencies, and information necessary to be successful.  Each year, all returning volunteers are required to attend ONE training in order to remain active.  We will be offering the online training again this year.  Both the in-person and online training options satisfy the training requirement.  Please note that at least one volunteer from each club must attend an in-person training to obtain a club packet.  Below are the in-person training dates as well as the link to the online training instructions.  The deadline to complete the required training is March 15.

2020 4-H Volunteer Training Schedule
January 29, 10:00 a.m., 4-H Hall
4-H Club Advisor Update

  • State-mandated Policy 1.50 training, important dates and information

January 29, 6:30 p.m., 4-H Hall
4-H Club Advisor Update

  • State-mandated Policy 1.50 training, important dates and information

March 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Warren County Career Center
Multi-County Volunteer Training

  • Overview for new volunteers
  • State-mandated Policy 1.50 training
  • Break-out sessions

March 14, 2019, Columbus Convention Center
Ohio 4-H Conference
Registration due: February 7

Not able to attend an in-person training? Take advantage of the online training option!  Below are the step-by-step instructions for completing the online training.

*Please note: You must re-enroll yourself as a 4-H volunteer before you are able to access the online training modules.

Online Volunteer Training Instructions

Clermont County Pork Producers Offering $500 Scholarship

The Clermont County Pork Producers are excited to announce that they will be offering a $500 scholarship to a high school senior or college/technical school student that is active in Clermont County 4-H / FFA. This scholarship has been talked about for many years and the committee is now able to put their plan in action.  The goal is to assist young adults in achieving their goals by helping further their education.  This scholarship is open to any 4-H/FFA member; it is not limited to swine exhibitors.  Applications are due by March 15th.  The scholarship will be awarded during the Clermont County Fair.

Clermont County Pork Producers Scholarship Application

Scholarships Available to Ohio 4-H Members

Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. There are currently 36 statewide 4-H scholarships being offered.

Criteria, Instructions, and Application

In addition to personal information, before beginning this 4-H Scholarship Application please make sure you have the following items available.

  • Academic honors you have received
  • If you are or will be an Ohio State student, your OSU username.# and ID# can be found on your receipt of admission application email
  • Information about your current or anticipated college or university (name, city, state)
  • Intended academic major
  • Detailed information about your major 4-H leadership roles; you should know the names of the roles, the years, level(s), duties and accomplishments
  • Detailed information about major 4-H honors that you have received
  • Information about your educational, career, or personal goals and what impact 4-H has had on those ambitions
  • Personal statement explaining why a 4-H scholarship would be important to you achieving a college education AND how 4-H has contributed to your personal development, leadership and other skills and to your likely success in life

College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences scholarship information and online application

College of Education and Human Ecology scholarship application information

Brief Descriptions of Ohio 4-H Scholarships Available

4-H Filmmakers Wanted

FIlm CrewIf you’re a teen interested in videos and filmmaking, you’ll want to apply to be part of the 4-H Film Crew! The crew will develop their skills in video production, editing, sound and writing to film 4-H youth from all over Ohio, and share their stories. Our first meeting is February 8, at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center and we’ll get together throughout the year, both virtually and in-person. Find the details at go.osu.edu/4hfilmcrew and apply by January 30.

Jerry Krebs Received Friend of Extension Award

At the Ohio State University Extension Annual Conference, Jerry Krebs was awarded the Joint Council of Extension Professionals and Epsilon Sigma Phi Friend of Extension.  Jerry has been an active 4-H volunteer for 50 years in Clermont County.  His dedication to 4-H and Extension is unprecedented.  His involvement in the county 4-H program includes being the head advisor of Goshen Boosters 4-H club as well as the coordinator for 4-H CARTEENS and serves on the 4-H Advisory Committee.  He also supports Ohio State University Extension through his service as an OSU Extension Advisory Committee member, Assuring Quality Care for Animals Committee member, Safe Communities Coalition member and Junior Fair Consultant.

Jerry is deeply committed to the development, promotion and success of the Clermont County Youth Development Program through his leadership and volunteerism.  We appreciate all that Jerry has done and continues to do for OSU Extension.

Don’t Miss Out! Apply for State & National 4-H Camp/Trip Scholarships

The Clermont County 4-H Committee is accepting applications for 2020 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 14 different state camps and national trips.  All youth who apply for a scholarship must complete the 2020 State and National Camp/Trip Scholarship Application and attend an interview.  Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020.  Interviews will be held on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.

2020 State & National Camp/Trip Scholarship Application

2020 Market Beef Registration

The tag-in/weigh-in date for market beef is Saturday, January 11 from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds.  All market steers, dairy steers & market heifers that are planning to show in the 2020 Clermont County Fair are required to be tagged.

Also, the Ohio State Fair requires all market beef entered in the 2020 Ohio State Fair to have individual DNA samples taken from each animal that may potentially be entered. These DNA samples must be in the possession of the Ohio State Fair by January 15.  DNA sample collection kits are available at the Extension Office and will be available at tag-in.

Prior to submission, the nomination envelope for each sample kit remitted must be signed by either the 4-H professional or FFA advisor, depending in which organization the youth is taking the market animal(s).

For additional tag-in dates visist: https://u.osu.edu/extensionclermont/2019/12/31/junior-fair-animal-registration-and-tag-in-dates/

Junior Fair Animal Registration and Tag-In Dates

As you are planning for 2020, add the Junior Fair animal registration and tag-in dates to your calendar.

Animal Weigh-In/Tag-In Project Registration
The following species DO come to the fairgrounds

  • Market Beef
  • Market Lambs / Breeding Ewes
  • Market Goats / Meat Breeding Does
  • Market Hogs
  • Feeder Heifers / Feeder Steers
  • Breeding Heifers

Livestock Weigh-In / Tag-In Dates:

Saturday, January 11  8am – 10am
Market Beef

Saturday May 9  8am – 10am
Market Lambs / Breeding Ewes
Market Goats / Meat Breeding Does
Market Hogs

Saturday May 16   8am – 10 am
Feeder Heifers / Feeder Steers
Breeding Heifers

In-person livestock registration will return in 2020.  All youth planning to exhibit at the 2020 Clermont County Fair are required to register their livestock projects in-person.  This process will replace the club packets that were previously sent to head advisors.  The goal is to help ensure exhibitors are registered for the correct classes.

Exhibitor Only Project Registration
The following species DO NOT come to the fairgrounds to register.  Instead, the exhibitor will need to have available the scrapie tag/tattoo, date of birth, sex of animal and whether it is dry or in-milk to register each animal in-person on one of the dates listed below.

  • Market Poultry / Fancy Poultry
  • Market Rabbits / Exhibition Rabbits
  • Dairy Goats / Pygmy Goats / Pack Goats
  • Alpacas
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Small Animals

Exhibitor Only Registration Dates:
February 1, 8am-10am, Junior Fair Board Office
March 14, 8am-10am, Junior Fair Board Office
April 4, 8am-10am, Junior Fair Board Office

This in-person registration does not replace 4-H enrollment.  It is very important to make sure that youth are enrolled in 4HOnline for the appropriate projects to be eligible to exhibit at Clermont County Fair.  The 4-H enrollment deadline is March 15.

Keeping it REAL at Bethel-Tate High School

On November 26, all students at Bethel-Tate High School experienced workforce readiness.  Freshman completed the Real Colors® personality assessment.  Sophomores visited Grant Career Center to learn about the programs offered while Juniors and Seniors participated in the Real Money. Real World. spending simulation.

Real Colors® is a fun, interactive workshop that provides participants with the skills to understand human behavior and can easily be incorporated into all aspects of your personal and professional life. Through Real Colors®, participants gain a new perspective on themselves and the things that are most important to them. This is a great activity to complete as a Freshman as it provides valuable skills and insights.

Real Money. Real World. spending simulation is an activity developed by OSU Extension professionals and is an interactive, hands-on classroom experience that gives young people the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those they will make as adults.

This day was a partnership between all program areas of OSU Extension Clermont County(4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Family & Consumer Science), Empower Youth and Bethel-Tate High School.

For more information on OSU Extension programming please contact our office at 513-732-7070 or visit our website at clermont.osu.edu. Follow us on our weekly blog by subscribing and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Click HERE for a video.

Thank You for Spreading the Love!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Clermont County 4-H Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive.  We had a friendly competition for bragging rights going on with Brown County to see who could collect the most and the winner is….BOTH!  That’s right, both counties collected exactly 552 jars!  But remember, the real winners are those who will receive weekend food packs from Empower Youth and Project Lunchbox. Thank you to everyone who participated!

The 4-H Committee offered an incentive of a pizza party to the club that collected the most jars and the club that collected the most jars is:
Select 4-H’ers!