Clermont County Fair General Project Judging

Last Wednesday and Thursday Clermont County 4-H completed their General Project judging. Our judges saw 235 projects from our 4-H members. Projects this year were very creative and presented in unique ways. This year we were also able to offer a virtual judging option for those that could not compete in person. We were very lucky to have 24 fantastic judges and many volunteers to help us complete judging for this year. Be on the lookout for these amazing projects displayed at our 2021 Clermont County Fair. Thank you to all of our judges and volunteers for making judging this year possible. Congratulations to all the Clermont County 4-H members who have completed 2021 4-H project judging.

                          

2021 4-H Cultural Immersion Project in Puerto Rico

There will be a third youth 4-H Cultural Immersion Project experience to Puerto Rico from November 23 – December 1, 2021.

Below is a preliminary application for the Project. There will be a follow up applicant zoom interview before selecting participants. The experience is for 4-H youth ages 15-19.  The cost is $500 plus airfare (approx.. $600).  Participants will be staying in two locations – Castaner  and a small mountain town in the center of the island and San Juan.

One of the goals for this project is to join 4-H youth from Puerto Rico for several service projects and local events.  Please contact Steve Brady – Warren County 4-H Youth Development Educator for more information: brady.111@osu.edu

APPLICATION

Virtual Statewide Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Recognition

4-H Grows Here logoThe president and board of the Ohio 4-H Foundation invite you to attend the virtual Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Recognition. Please join us for an evening of celebration as we honor Ohio 4-H members’ top achievements.

There are no seating limitations!

When: June 9, 2021 @ 7 PM

Where: YouTube Premiere

The virtual event will be held via YouTube Premiere. The link will be sent to you the day before the event.

RSVP HERE

2021 Ohio 4-H Youth Skillathons

Ohio 4-H youth skillathon information for virtual and in-person sessions is now online. Rules and flyer for both are also posted.

Virtual Skillathon Registration is Due by, June 14th, 2021! Register Here

 

 

  • Those exhibiting at Ohio State Fair and want to be eligible for OUTSTANDING MARKET EXHIBITOR (OME) awards must participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair.
  • Those exhibiting at Ohio State Fair and want to be eligible f or OUTSTANDING BREEDING EXHIBITOR (OBE) awards must participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online.

4-H Design BOGS Boot Contest

BOGS Boots is asking for kids and adults to help design the next limited-edition BOGS 4-H boot. Participants are encouraged to draw something that represents a 4-H activity or their own 4-H experience for the chance to have their design reproduced on the limited-edition boots.

 

This contest is open to both kids and adults and ends June 1. See details, contest entry form, and social graphics below.

ENTRY FORM & DETAILS

Find Your SPARK in Clermont County 4-H

There are more than 200 projects in the Ohio 4-H Family Guide, You can find your spark in everything from archery to computers, genealogy to money management, pigs to weather.

Enroll in Clermont County 4-H TODAY!!!

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 be a 4-H member, a child must be age 8 and in the third grade. 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.

To learn more about 4-H or to find a club in your area and advisor contact information, please visit our website, or contact Kelly Royalty,  4-H Youth Development Educator, at 513-732-7070 or email royalty.9@osu.edu.

4-H In-Person Meetings & Events Guidelines Updated

As we begin the new year, the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events has been updated to reflect current guidance from Ohio State University and health officials. Beginning SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, the following is in effect:

  • Hosting virtual meetings and events is preferred
  • If activities are critical/essential and are in-person, they must be education-focused
  • Group cannot be larger than 50 people, including adults, youth, presenters, etc.
  • Social distancing must be maintained.  To provide six feet of physical distance between individuals, the occupancy of meeting spaces must be decreased by half
  • Face masks are required inside and outside at all times
  • Potlucks and buffets are not permitted

Any time a county is designated a Level 4 Public Health Emergency (color-coded purple) or is approaching purple (red with an asterisk) by the Ohio Department of Health, all in-person 4-H
club meetings and events must be held virtually or postponed until the designation changes to Level 3 or below. On January 14, Clermont County was designated as “approaching purple.”  Therefore, all 4-H meeting and events must remain virtual until our county designation lowers.

Find details and updated guidelines at  Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events