Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day

“Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day” will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center! This event is open to any 4-H member – ages 13 to 18 – and is completely FREE!

This day is jam-packed full of opportunities for participants with some highlights listed here:

  • Learn about 4-H opportunities at the state level from Health Heroes, State Fashion Board, and Teen Leadership Council
  • Rotate through career preparation workshops covering topics such as networking, etiquette, resume building, using LinkedIn, and interview planning
  • Engage in discussions about financial literacy and financial risk

See flyer for registration information or click go.osu.edu/taketheleap

Registration is due Friday, Jan. 24

Meat Judging Coaches Clinic – January 25th

Dr. Lyda Garcia is back at it bringing a top tier coaches training to the new year 2020. This professional development is designed for both FFA and 4-H Meat Judging Team coaches who are training teams to compete in local, state and national Meat Evaluation events in both the FFA and 4-H arenas. Participants will learn how to evaluate and coach all components in this competitive event as well as experience the judging component first hand as carcasses, retail and wholesale classes will be available for coaches to evaluate, in addition to learning how to identify the retail cuts in this competition. Presenters will also provide insight on how to coach your teams in all areas of the event. Click here to register.


National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition

2020 Essay Topic: Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season

Honey bees have developed special skills to overwinter in the United States. Please discuss one of these skills and then include a discussion about what you do to prepare your hives for winter. Include a photo of one of your hives, either using infrared technology or showing winter wrap, hay bales, special feeders, etc. to demonstrate how you prepare your hives for winter


The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. – 2020 4-H Essay Contest – Deadline for submission to the state 4-H office March 23, 2020.  Submit essays to Lisa Jinks, jinks.2@osu.edu by midnight 3/23/2020. Submissions will be reviewed and the top state essay selection will be forwarded to the Foundation for national competition. CLICK HERE FOR RULES/OVERVIEW.

Achievement Award, Scholarship, and Trip Workshop- Fri. Dec. 27!

Do you want to apply for trips or award opportunities?  Are you looking for some scholarships?

Then don’t miss this opportunity.  You need to fill out an Ohio 4-H Achievement Award for these opportunities.  We will have an opportunity to work on these forms.  We can answer any questions, provide suggestions, and offer feedback.

Bring your rough draft of your form so we can help!

This is a great opportunity to finish your trip application, Ohio Achievement Record, and get a head start on scholarship applications.

The completed forms are due to our office by Friday, January 31 at the latest.