Ohio 4-H Capital Day

What is Ohio 4-H Capital Day?

This one-day event will give current high school students an opportunity to will join discussions covering current issues youth face, learn about advocacy, gain an understanding of the legislative process, and have the opportunity to meet with individuals involved with State Government.

When is Ohio 4-H Capital Day?

Join us in Columbus, our state capital, on Wednesday, June 15! Programming will begin at 9:00 AM and the day will conclude by 5:00 PM.

What is included in registration?

The day will include programming hosted at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, followed by a visit to the Ohio Statehouse, including a tour! Transportation for students will be provided from the 4-H Center to the Statehouse and back. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

How can I register?

Registration is open through June 6! The cost is $10.00 to attend, which can be paid via credit card or by check – see these details in the online registration. Visit go.osu.edu/4Hcapital to get signed up!

Who can I reach for questions?

Contact Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Older Youth Leadership Specialist at 614-292-3758 or Oberstadt.1@osu.edu.

Farm Forum Scholarship Available

The Greene County Farm Forum will award $6000 in scholarships to deserving current year graduating high school students or college freshmen pursuing higher education in a field related to agriculture.  Applications are due April 15, 2021.

The Farm Forum is an organization promoting fellowship among citizens of Greene County with programs emphasizing subjects pertinent to agriculture.

Here is the application.

Take the Leap Career Readiness Day

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation, we will again be hosting “Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day” on Saturday, April 2, 2022 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 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! Several Teen Leadership Council members have been planning this event and are excited to facilitate this opportunity for their peers.


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

  • Learn about 4-H opportunities at the state level
  • Rotate through career preparation workshops covering topics such as resume writing, interview skills, entrepreneurship, goal setting, and more
  • Network with peers who are also interested in preparing for their future


Participants can register at go.osu.edu/taketheleap. Registration is due by March 19.

Greene County Farm Bureau Scholarship 

The Greene County Farm Bureau is offering a scholarship.

The Greene County Farm Bureau is proud to announce that they will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship for those pursuing higher education, with a preference given to those majoring in agriculture or agriculture-related fields. More information regarding the scholarship is in the attached document.





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.

2021 Achievement Form Workshop

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting two different Achievement Form Workshops for 4-H members statewide!


  • October 3, 2021 (6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by October 1 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.


  • November 7, 2021 (5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center): A more in-depth session will be offered for those who have completed or made significant progress on their form; small group coaching will be available for members to receive personalized feedback.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by November 4.
    • This session will only be hosted in person and will not be recorded.


More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.

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

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:

We will be meeting virtually on the third Wednesday of each month February-May. There will be two meetings in June, with one on the second Wednesday of the month and on the fourth Wednesday. These workshops will be held in the evening. Each session will have different themes taught by teen leaders. Prior to beginning in February, registered participants will receive a package in the mail with supplies for the program.

Below are the following plans with the corresponding months:

  • February: This meeting will be an introduction to the program. Throughout the program, we are challenging teens to pick one word to apply to all aspects of their life. This word can help them reach their goals.
  • March: Working with teens to develop a 5-year plan to help them determine what they would like to accomplish in the near future.
  • April: Teens will learn professionalism skills that will benefit them in their later careers. They will learn about resume building, elevator pitches, business cards, and much more!
  • May: Participants will learn about state opportunities within the Ohio 4-H program.
  • June (2nd Wednesday): Q& A with 4-H alumni and the opportunity to learn about several career paths.
  • June (4th Wednesday): Closing Ceremony

Ohio 4-H Foundation Board: Teen Member

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is looking for the next teen representative to serve on the board of trustees for a two-year term. We are looking for strong leaders between the age of 14-18 as of January 1. The application can be found here by clicking here.  The deadline for submissions is December 14th.

We would love to see some Greene County applications!