4-H Club Leadership Training: Next Week- Register Today!

Join us as 4-H professionals from southwest Ohio put on this Virtual 4-H Club Leadership Training.


It will take place on Monday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m.-noon

Register at www.go.osu.edu/clubtraining by Feb. 11.


We will have several breakout sessions including officer resources, mock meeting, zoom tips and tricks, parli pro, virtual club activities, and how to prepare for meeting.

Register today for Quality Assurance (QA)!

Any youth wishing to exhibit an animal at the fair in 2021 is required to complete Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance for exhibition at the Greene County Fair must be completed by June 1st. Any youth wishing to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair MUST complete Quality Assurance prior to the start of the OSF. All youth wishing to exhibit SWINE at the OSF must have a parent/guardian complete PQA. Contact Trevor Corboy by emailing at corboy.3@osu.edu for how to complete PQA.  Youth showing HOGS and BEEF at the Greene County Fair must participate in the PQA or BQA specific QA offered.  Youth showing any other animal can participate in any of the offered QA sessions.

To be eligible for participation in the Greene County Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Livestock Quality Assurance Programs.  If youth are taking the following projects, this is required: Beef (market steers, breeding, feeder calf), Dairy (heifers, feeders and cows if lactating or have lactated and feeders if selling- heifers before lactation do not need it), goats (all), poultry (all), rabbit (all), sheep (all), llamas & alpacas, and swine.

Parents are encouraged to attend but not required except for PQA for youth participating at the Ohio State Fair.

Youth need to attend a QA training conducted by OSU Extension or FFA Advisor.

Beyond the Classroom Monthly

Diversity in Math Movie Series – Secrets of the Surface

Once a month, enjoy a film depicting the lives of prominent mathematicians from underrepresented groups and join us virtually to learn about their passions and struggles. Watch the film ahead of time and connect for a panel discussion where we will talk about the math and the people and how this relates to each one of us in the current times.

The February feature is Secrets of the Surface, a documentary film that examines the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian immigrant who became a superstar in her field. In 2014, she was both the first woman and the first Iranian to be honored by mathematics’ highest prize, the Fields Medal.

February 10, 7 pm

Learn more or register: go.osu.edu/diversity-math



Beyond the Classroom Monthly

These monthly workshops are open to students in grades 6 to 12. Attendees get to explore math through engaging activities in a non-traditional environment.

Kolam is a form of traditional art in South India and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries. Some forms of it have a lot of symmetry and other beautiful mathematical characteristics. In this workshop we will explore Kolams under the eye of mathematics and create our own Kolam-like pieces.

February 20, 11 am – 12:30 pm

Learn more or register: go.osu.edu/kolam



If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in the events, please contact us at outreach@math.osu.edu Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.



Buckeye Aha! Math Moments’ activities have remained completely free during the pandemic and the vast majority of our in-person activities are also 100% free. If you have enjoyed our events or think our work is valuable, please consider donating. Every dollar counts and help us continue with our mission of spreading the love for math and increasing diversity in math careers.

Donate here



BAMM: Buckeye Aha! Math Moments is the outreach initiative from the Department of Mathematics at The Ohio State University. The initiative increases the public awareness, appreciation, and enjoyment of mathematics through a variety of activities, periodic events, and long term outreach projects.

Find more information about these and all our activities at https://u.osu.edu/mathoutreach/

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Teamwork from Home

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council would like to invite you to join us during our statewide Teamwork from Home event on Friday, February 19! You can register here: go.osu.edu/4hteamwork.


The first session will begin at 4:00pm with a break from 5:30pm-6:30pm. At 6:30pm, we will begin our second session. When you register, you can choose to join us for one or both sessions!


During these sessions you will have an opportunity to learn about older youth 4-H opportunities, meet others from around the state and country, and participate in several interactive activities! This program is being offered by the Teen Leadership Council committee who would traditionally be planning a luncheon during Ohio 4-H Conference. Since we aren’t meeting for our conference in-person, we are bringing the fun to you!

2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is once again sponsoring  the 2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition.  The essay competition is open to active 4-H Club members only.

2021 Essay Topic: Immunity: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats

Deadline for submission to the Ohio 4-H state office is March 29, 2021.  Submit essays to Lisa Jinks, jinks.2@osu.edu by midnight.  Each submitted essay will be reviewed by a panel of writing professionals and the top essay selected will be submitted for national competition.  Be sure to see important requirements and guidelines on the Foundation’s website.  Click here for rules and overview.

4-H Reminders

Here are a few reminders about upcoming programs that you can still participate in.  We would love to have Greene County 4-H members part of it.

  1.  4-H SPIN Club: Vibein to the 80’s: Join me in helping to present this new and fun upcoming 4-H SPIN club. Vibein to the 80s 4-H SPIN club will be covering life skills.  Life skills relevant THEN and how they’ve evolved to NOW!  This will be so fun. Youth will learn the following skills: nutrition, laundry, achieving the right “look” for a professional setting, financial management, home maintenance, and correspondence.  Register at www.go.osu.edu/spinskills
  2. Take the Leap Career Readiness Program: On behalf of the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, we would like to introduce you to the 2021 Take the Leap Year Program. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, Take the Leap Year is a teen-led, five-month free program available to Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18. Our goal is to help teens from Ohio gain leadership skills, career development skills, and learn how to establish and maintain goals. They will learn these skills through programming, journaling, and working with their peers. Registration is now open at go.osu.edu/taketheleap and due January 24, 2021. More information about the program:
  3. 4-H Club Leadership Training: Join us as 4-H professionals from southwest Ohio put on this Virtual 4-H Club Leadership Training.  It will take place on Monday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m.-noon Register at www.go.osu.edu/clubtraining by Feb. 11. We will have several breakout sessions including officer resources, mock meeting, zoom tips and tricks, parli pro, virtual club activities, and how to prepare for meeting.
  4. 2021 Quality Assurance Dates:  YOU NEED TO REGISTER!: Time to get 2021 Quality Assurance dates on your calendar! Dates are posted at www.go.osu.edu/greenecoqa Please register by clicking the date you want to attend virtually.  These dates will be done by zoom.

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

The Ohio Youth Capital Challenge is for youth who want to learn more about government and public policy and make a difference in their community!

Participants learn how to identify local issues, create solutions and follow the process through state government. Youth from 4-H, FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation work in teams, with support from college-age mentors. In 2021 they’ll participate in a series of online modules with topics designed to help them have a hands-on advocacy experience. Each team will present their solutions for the opportunity to receive a scholarship.

Youth who are in at least ninth grade and between the ages of 14-18 during the 2020-21 school year are invited to apply or can be nominated by their teacher. Applications are open now – visit https://ofb.ag/OYCC2021


College students are invited to apply to serve as a mentors to OYCC teens. They’ll guide students via Zoom as they analyze issues and create solutions to community problems. Upon successful completion of the program, mentors are eligible for a $500 scholarship. Want to know more? Apply at https://ofb.ag/oycc-mentor