Experience 4-H At Home: Kit 3

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation, we are able to offer “Experience 4-H at Home” kits.  Throughout 2021, we will offer 4 different kits, based on each of the H’s in 4-H.  The next kit will be all about the 3rd H- HANDS

The kits are geared toward Cloverbud age.  

The kits will include the activities to complete and the majority of the supplies needed.

Space is limited.  

I will send an email confirmation once we reach our capacity.  When kits are ready for pickup, I ask that they are picked up within 2 weeks.  Otherwise, we will open to the waitlist.

Thank you!

Click here to sign up. https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8FVwu2KwHiQkbnE 

Virtual Meat Judging Summer Series

As AMSA explores opportunities to attract, develop, and connect meat science talent AMSA will be hosting our first virtual meat judging summer series (4 virtual meat judging contests) targeted to youth (3rd-12th grade, 4-H, FFA students, etc.).  Participants will compete in divisions based on their upcoming grade: Youth (3rd-7th grade) and Senior Division (8th-12th grade).  Divisions will be based on the grade the student is going into the upcoming academic year.  The contest will consist of 6 placing classes, 2 questions classes, quality grading (6) and 40 Retail Identification.  Participants will register via the AMSA website.

Contest Dates

June 23, 2021

July 7, 2021

July 21, 2021

August 4, 2021

Contests will be open for 48 hrs. and the participant must complete the contest and submit the electronic scantron within the contest time allotment.  Additional contest guidelines will be posted in the AMSA community platform in which the contests will be facilitated.

Points

Contests will be scored, and results will be posted to judgingcard.com and the AMSA website the Monday following the contest.  All results across categories will be posted, but points will be earned on the overall ranking only.

Count top 3 contest rank finishes.  Students placing 1 through 20 will receive rank points.  For example, 1st place will receive 20 points, 2nd = 19 points, etc.  The students will the five highest point totals will be eligible for awards.

Awards

Youth Division- Top five students receive awards

1st- $500 scholarship, 2nd- $250, 3rd- $100, 4th- $100, 5th- $50; Top 5 receive a complimentary AMSA Youth Membership

Senior Division- Top five students receive awards

1st- 1,500 scholarship, 2nd- $1,000 scholarship, 3rd- $750 scholarship, 4th- $500 scholarship, 5th- $250 scholarship; Top 5 receive a complimentary AMSA Youth Membership

 Registration

To register for the virtual clinics/ contests:

Click here to register!

Registration Fee: $100 per participant

Registration Fee Includes: 4 Contest Registrations, Electronic Scantrons, and Summer Series T-Shirt

Contest Eligibility:

Participants should be in 3rd-12th grade.

Participating in any of these contests does not impact eligibility for the in person National 4-H Contest.

Virtual 4H/FFA Meat Judging (meatscience.org)

If you have any additional questions please email lfrenzel@meatscience.org

Virtual Ohio 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 for OUTSTANDING BREEDING EXHIBITOR (OBE) awards must participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online.

Send S’more Kids to Camp

Ohio 4-H camps are back! Help support Ohio 4-H camps this year as they reopen their doors. Help send s’more kids to camp! Donate at give.osu.edu/4hcamps #SmoreKids2Camp

Remember those special times at 4-H camp? From campfires to warm fuzzies, counselor skits and vespers, those summer days and nights created lifelong friendships.

4-H’ers missed camp last year, but it’s back this summer and camp facilities need your help. Keeping campers safe, means fewer campers this year and as a result, less income for camps.

This summer we have a special gift for donations of $150 or more. In partnership with Bob Evans Farms and the Ohio 4-H Foundation, donors who give $150 will receive an exclusive candle with a s’more or campfire scent, featuring labels designed by Ohio 4-H members. Help us maintain camps for the future.

Please give today and invest in camp facilities to help grow true leaders for tomorrow!

AG Yost Seeks Ohio High School Students to Serve on Teen Ambassador Board

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that his office is now accepting applications for the Teen Ambassador Board.

The Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board consists of high school juniors and seniors from public, private, charter, online and home schools in Ohio. The mission of the program is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at state law and government.

“Supporting and providing opportunities to our youth is a great way to help shape the future,” Yost said. “The Teen Ambassador Board will enhance students’ leadership skills, and I hope that they take this knowledge and build on it. I hope they become inspired to pursue careers in public service for the Buckeye State.”

The student board members advise the office on issues relating to teens and work with their peers to develop solutions to those issues. They serve a one-year term during which they will participate in activities across the state.

Ohio high school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2021-22 academic year are eligible to apply for the Teen Ambassador Board.

Applications are due June 25, 2021. The application can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp

Join us as we learn to celebrate life this summer from Canter’s Cave! We are planning a great VIRTUAL event for our camp families that will include a Camp in a Box mailed packet with supplies for several hands-on activities, a camp shirt, 4 planned virtual meetings where camp families can interact and learn, and more! This event is supported by an Ohio 4-H Foundation Grant.

Ohio State University Extension proudly offers this camp for individuals with disabilities ages 8-18. This camp will be hosted from the Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education Center/ Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp near Jackson, Ohio. Alumni are also invited to continue to participate.

• When: July 9-11, 2021 FROM YOUR HOME (if anyone may need a hot spot for the weekend, please contact us. We may be able to work that out.)
• Times to hold – we are planning to have hour-long Zoom Meetings on Friday at 4 pm, Saturday at 10 am and 4 pm, and Sunday at 10 am. (Schedule may change as presenters are confirmed…)
• Fee: $20.00 for each person who receives activity supplies – Thanks to support from the Ohio 4-H Foundation
• REGISTRATION FORMS: See attached! Return registration forms to Meigs County Extension Office by June 1st, 2021 to ensure that we can obtain and mail all supplies.

All registration information can be found here.

2021 Pre-fair Judging Sign-up Now Open

As previously mentioned, pre-fair judging will be held on June 30 and July 1.  Youth must sign-up/register for the time slot based on the judge.  All information is on our website at  https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/project-judging-and-skill-thons

The deadline to sign up is Sunday, June 27.

June 30 projects:

  • Horseless horse, dogs, cat, vet science, pet rabbit, rockets, science fun, robotics, electricity, knots, small engines, tractor, welding, natural resources, shooting sports, basic archery

July 1 projects:

  • health projects, self-determined, leadership, food and nutrition, clothing, cake decorating, home living, scrapbooking, quilting, photography, art, fishing, woodworking

Kids Baking Championship

Food Network is looking for the most talented young backers for the next season of Kids Baking Championship.

We are looking for kids between the ages of 8-13 who want to put their baking skills to the ultimate test.

The Kids Baking Championship is an exciting show where young bakers compete in fun baking battles to become the next Kids Baking Champion.

Apply now at www.bakingchampsionship.com 

Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

This year we’re going to space and the challenge happens on Mars! Cloverbuds will design a place to live on the Red Planet and create a model featuring their method of transportation. The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual via Zoom on Monday, July 12 or Thursday, July 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. All teams must register by June 30 and new teams can order a kit to help them get started at a reduced rate thanks to support from the Ohio 4-H Foundation.

For all details: visit https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge

I am looking forward to seeing many Greene County Cloverbuds!