4-H Volunteer Updates and Reminders

Here are a few reminders for all 4-H volunteers.

Volunteer training Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 PM.  As a reminder, all volunteers need to participate in a training each year.  https://u.osu.edu/extensiongreene/2021/12/14/2022-4-h-volunteer-training-dates/

Your volunteer profile in 4-H Online will be listed as pending until the training and/or fingerprints are completed.

All clubs and committees must turn in a completed financial summary for 2021 by January 31, 2022.  Here is the link.  https://greene.osu.edu/sites/greene/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/Financial%20Summary_0.pdf You can email it back to any of us at the office, mail it, or drop it off at our office or in the drop box.  Thank you to those who have turned this in.  Again, please complete and turn in by January 31.

We need updated constitution and bylaws from clubs and committees.  Here is a link for the templates.  Please feel free to email if that is easier but we will accept it any way.


Additional club requirements:

We need a yearly calendar of meetings and a completed charter.  This is due by April 22.  Also, club dues will be due this day.


We are currently ordering books so if you have a book order, please let us know and we can get them ordered.


See you at volunteer trainings.  Thanks for all you do!

4-H Cloverbud Resources

Do you work with Cloverbuds? Here is a great blog with new articles and activities posted twice a month. The blog also has a feature to search for topics using keywords. You can also subscribe to receive email notifications when new articles are posted. https://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections

In case you missed the last post, it is focused on “Getting Active in the New Year” – https://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/2022/01/07/getting-active-in-the-new-year/

Forages for Horses Webinar Series

Between January and March in 2022, Forages for Horses will be offered as a virtual course. One live webinar will be offered per month along with “work at your own pace” materials that accompany each webinar. Webinars will be offered live on Zoom. Once registered, attendees will be granted access to the full online course including the webinars and complementary resources. The webinar schedule and topics are as follows: Thursday, January 20, 7:00 PM- Hay Analysis and Feeding Different Classes of Horses, Thursday, February 17, 7:00 PM – Nutrition and Parasites, and Thursday, March 17, 7:00 PM- Pasture and Weed Management, Soil Fertility, and Species Selection. The cost of the course is $75. Registration includes access to all online content through December 31, 2022, live webinar access, webinar recordings, the course manual, virtual social hours, and a voucher for free attendance to one of nine planned pasture walks to be offered spring to fall of 2022 at various locations across the state. Current and new members of the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council are eligible for a $15 discount on registration.


Register for the course by visiting https://go.osu.edu/foragesforhorsesregistration.

Food Pantry Needs

Our office is collecting items needed for the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Food Pantry.  If you are interested in donating, please drop them off by February 11 at our office and we will ensure they get to the food pantry.

Thank you for your consideration.

Needs include:

  • Fruit Cups
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal Bars
  • Granola Bars
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Pasta (ravioli and spaghetti-0’s)
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tuna Helper

Personal Care Items:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Kids Shampoo
  • Baby Wash
  • Deodorant (men and women)
  • Lotion

4-H Volunteer Training: Starts This Week!

Please add volunteer training dates to the calendar that was sent out.

As a reminder, all 4-H volunteers must participate in training annually.  The following are in-person training as of today that will take place at the OSU Extension Office.  All of these trainings will count for the requirement.  We will cover 4-H updates, OSU policy 1.50, and Laura Halladay will present Trauma 101.

  • Thursday, January 13, 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, January 26, 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 22, 6:00 PM- New volunteer orientation will be part of this
  • Wednesday, February 23, 10:00 AM- Cloverbud volunteer will be part of this

We will have a virtual option.  It should be up by the end of January.  Thanks for your patience.

All volunteers will need to participate in either one of the in-person trainings or the virtual training, and update their enrollment in 4-H Online by April 1, 2022 to remain an active volunteer.

All volunteers will receive a thank you gift at the training.  If you complete the online training, we will have it for pick up here.

National 4-H Conference Opportunity

Attention all Ohio 4-H members 15-19 years old!
Ohio 4-H is seeking qualified applicants to attend the National 4-H Conference March 19-24 in Washington D.C. (both in-person and virtually).
The conference is focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development, so if that sounds like something you are interested in, don’t hesitate!
To apply, complete the application and essays which can be found at https://ohio4h.org/fam…/just-teens/national-4-h-conference
Important information to note:
  • Applicants can be a 4-H member from any county in Ohio!
  • Applicants must be 15-19 as of January 1, 2022
  • Pending the application process of youth choosing the virtual or in-person experience, we will determine the number of delegates representing Ohio given our funding available.
  • Applicants must complete the attached application, including essays (no more than 2 pages total), and attaining signatures in order to be considered.
  • Applications (and all supporting materials) must be received by January 24 at 11:59 p.m. to Kayla Oberstadt(.1)
  • When applications are reviewed, the corresponding 4-H educator will be contacted for a reference for the identified candidate. No documentation or signature is required from the 4-H educator prior to application.
  • More information about the conference: https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/ 
  • You may enjoy viewing the video from a past National 4-H Conference to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWI1M5yKBUI
Application is to be emailed to mailto:oberstadt.1@osu.edu by January 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Livestock Quality Assurance Requirement and Dates

Are you planning on bringing a livestock animal to fair this year and need Quality Assurance?  Check this off your list soon!

Exhibitors of Beef: (market steers, breeding, feeder calf), dairy (heifers, feeders and cows if lactating or have lactated and feeders if selling- heifers before lactation don’t need it), goats (all), poultry (all), rabbits (all), sheep (all), llamas and alpacas, and swine must participate in Quality Assurance (QA) annually.

Get this requirement done early this year!  All of the following QA sessions will count for Greene County requirement for BQA and PQA.

  • Saturday, February 5, Cattle Barn, 9 AM- Please bring a chair!
  • Wednesday, March 2, OSUE, 6 PM
  • Thursday, April 14, OSUE, 6 PM
  • Tuesday, May 10, OSUE, 6 PM