Don’t forget to write your thank you notes!

Don’t forget to write your thank you notes!

Now that fair is over, please make sure you take the time to write a thank you note to the sponsors of your awards and buyers.  This is very important to show appreciation to these supporters.

While you are at it, feel free to write a letter of appreciation to others who helped make your 4-H year memorable.  This could be parents, club leaders, volunteers at fair, etc.

Also, please take the time to thank the Senior Fair Board directors and barn superintendents (120 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH 45385).

Remember, the sponsors of awards and buyers did not have to do this for you.  Please do these thank you notes in a timely manner to show your appreciation.

Review this document for tips on writing these important notes.

Virtual Cincinnati Buckeye Run 2020

This year the Cincinnati Buckeye Run is going Virtual. No worrying about getting up at 7:00 AM to make it to the event. Just log your miles and times from Sunday, September 6 to Saturday, September 19 for your chance to win prizes, gifts and to support Hamilton County 4-H.

This years run will be VIRTUAL.  https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aXlanxhD9UDN2hD?fbclid=IwAR2qZAv7xkjUSw3pEf2ymA6ITBWgiKGUqcTqbH7IB-LtnrCZOIz8O-9EBw4 

The 2020 run is free but a suggested donation of $25 is appreciated. All funds are used for general operating expenses to enhance and extend the reach of Hamilton County 4-H.
After registering you’ll receive a digital registration packet and a link to the liability waiver from OSU. We hope that you’re ready to showcase your support for Hamilton County 4-H! #HamiCo4H #Cincy4H

Donations from this race race benefit Hamilton County 4-H and our efforts to provide positive youth development through community clubs, school based initiatives, after-school programs and SPIN clubs.

Hamilton County 4-H has:

Served nearly 4,000 youth, representing a diverse cross section of Hamilton County.
Partnered with 50 classrooms for ChickQuest, and 4 school gardens thanks to the generous support of the L&L Nippert Cheritable Trust.
Continued serving more than 600 youth through our innovative 4-H Agri-Science in the City Program in partnership Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill.

Provided more than 150 youth with the chance to exhibit their 4-H projects at the Hamilton County Community Fair. Projects included robotics, nutrition, photography, vegetable gardening, animal husbandry and leadership.

Registration opens July 15, until then you can donate to our efforts.

K-12 Teachers

Attention Greene County Teachers!  If you need resources, assistance, lessons, guest speakers, anything, please ask us.  OSU Extension has so many resources and we can work together to ensure the youth have the education and the most positive experience possible.

We can zoom, teach, or share OSU Extension and 4-H resources with you to help.  Please reach out to us at supinger.5@osu.edu and I can help or get you in touch with someone in our office who can.

 

Writing Thank You Notes

Now that fair is over, please make sure you take the time to write a thank you note to the sponsors of your awards and buyers.  This is very important to show appreciation to these supporters.

While you are at it, feel free to write a letter of appreciation to others who helped make your 4-H year memorable.  This could be parents, club leaders, volunteers at fair, etc.

Also, please take the time to thank the Senior Fair Board directors and barn superintendents (120 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH 45385).

Remember, the sponsors of awards and buyers did not have to do this for you.  Please do these thank you notes in a timely manner to show your appreciation.

Review this document for tips on writing these important notes.

Online DUNF for Fair

It is with much excitement that I share with you that the Greene County Fair is utilizing an Online Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) for this years fair. Please see important information and links below –

* A DUNF is REQUIRED for each Market/Lactating animals which will be exhibited at the Greene County Fair

* All exhibitors MUST complete the DUNF by Tuesday, August 4 at 8:00 a.m.

* Links Instructions – https://greene.osu.edu/sites/greene/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/Livestock/Online%20DUNF.pdf

Form – ​​https://go.osu.edu/greenecodunf

If your animal is listed below, fill out this electronic DUNF form by Tuesday, August 4 at 8:00 a.m.

Cattle

  • Large Market Beef (steer/heifer)
  • Veal Calf (not a feeder)
  • Dairy Steer
  • Lactating Dairy Cattle (cow not a heifer)

Swine

  • Market Hog (barrow/gilt)

Goat

  • Dairy Market (wether/doe) Must use scrapie ID#
  • Meat Market (wether/doe) Must use scrapie ID#
  • Lactating Dairy Goats (even if currently dry)

Poultry 

  • Market Chicken pen
  • Each Market Turkey
  • Each Market Duck

Sheep

  • Market Lamb Must use scrapie ID#

Rabbit

  • Meat pen

Today’s Teen Tip

Today’s Teen Tip video was created by Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Katie Schlagheck.  It is called “How to Measure Ingredients” and it can be found here.  Measuring liquid ingredients is much different than measuring dry ingredients, Katie will demonstrate the correct technique for both including the best way to measure flour and brown sugar.

4-H Skillathon

 

To support the continued learning needs of youth livestock and companion animal exhibitors throughout Ohio, Ohio State University Extension and the Department of Animal Sciences are pleased to offer virtual Skillathons this year. Our 4-H Animal Sciences team will conduct online Ohio Youth Skillathons in 2020 with the chance to compete for the highest score. These Skillathons will encompass the same educational materials, by species, that would typically be evaluated
at the Ohio State Fair. Please save the date(s) for the species you would like to participate in.

Please see pictures for registration information.

 

4-H Requirements

Do you need to review the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-person Meetings and Events again?

There is a lot of information in here for conducting all in person meetings and events.  Thanks

https://ohio4h.org/sites/ohio4h/files/imce/Resources/COVID-19_Resources/Ohio%204-H%20Planning%20Guide%20for%20In-person%20Meeting%20%26%20Events%20with%20SS%20Update-7-13-20.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2N9j0Kbttbk096GNyYdZQYquC1MNau2NsVWpBpEFxGN4r01LcV8OS9i-g

Greene County Farm Bureau Opportunity for Fair

 

Calling on all Greene County junior fair youth exhibitors! The Greene County Farm Bureau is offering this awesome benefit for youth exhibitors at the 2020 fair! Farm Bureau families can come pick up a stall tag for their pens to be displayed during fair week. This tag will give youth exhibitors access to exclusive add-on money for their 2020 project. 

 

You can pick up these signs on Monday, August 3rd from 1-6pm outside the conservation building, but please reserve yours in advance by calling the Farm Bureau office at (937)382-4407. The office is open Monday- Thursday from 8am to 6pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!