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

Webinar for National 4-H Teen Opportunities


Webinar for Teens: National 4-H Opportunities

October 6, 2019, 8:00pm Eastern

Pre-register here: http://go.osu.edu/TeensStatewide

Join 4-H teen leaders from across the US in learning about opportunities to pursue national experiences in 4-H! During this webinar, leaders of national 4-H opportunities will share about programs available for teenage 4-H members, including National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus, the national summit series (AgriScience, Healthy Living, Photography, and STEM/Maker), the Youth in Action Awards, and the National 4-H Youth Advisory Committee. Hear about program highlights and have a chance to ask questions.

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom and is coordinated by nationwide 4-H faculty and staff dedicated to teen leadership topics. Future webinars will aim to connect 4-H teen leaders from across the country to share about other opportunities for teens and to build connections. If you are unable to attend, you are encouraged to register anyway to be notified about future webinars and to provide input on future webinar topics.

Questions can be directed to Kayla Oberstadt Oberstadt.1@osu.edu


QA, Teen Opportunity, and Volunteer Training

Just a reminder fo this great opportunity for youth to get their annual Quality Assurance training covered and learn about teen opportunities available in 4-H.  Also, the annual requirement for volunteer training will be offered!  This is the last opportunity for this.

Please see flyer for registration information.

Hope to see you there!

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member are now available!

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation) are due (not postmarked; received!) by Friday, August 10, 2018.”

Here are some highlights about the responsibilities of the council:

  • Age: Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer.
  • Number of Meetings/Events: See the program structure outline on the application for specific numbers of meetings and events. Members are required to attend at least 75% of meetings and events.
    • Working Events: Members are required to work a number of statewide events at the Ohio State Fair, and elsewhere throughout the state (Farm Science Review, Legislative Luncheon, etc.).  Each level of membership differs in the number of events that are required.  See the program structure for more information.
  • Location of meetings: Meetings are typically held at the Ohio 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio, but there are occasionally instances when they are held elsewhere due to events on Ohio State’s Campus.  In these instances, meetings may be held at locations close to campus.  Refer to the application for the locations for the 2018-2019 year.  Members will be notified prior to the location change.
  • Additional Opportunities: Depending on the level of involvement, council members have the option to apply for additional opportunities including the National 4-H Conference, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, and other opportunities that may arise.

Applications and more information for this group are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLCPlease note applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation) are due (not postmarked; received!) by Friday, August 10, 2018.

4-H Trip and Scholarship Opportunities

As a reminder applications for the 4-H scholarships and for 4-H trips are due February 1.  Please encourage teens to apply for the scholarships and for the trips!!

Let us know if you have any questions!

CARTEENS, 4-H Scholarship on behalf of Vet Associates, & 4-H Scholarship on behalf of Gail Heider, Goat, Poultry, Horse, and Rabbit Scholarships- Must turn in both of the following:
1. Front page of scholarship form
2. Ohio 4-H Achievement Record

1. Ohio 4-H Achievement Record

Master Gardener Scholarship Application Now Available!

The Master Gardener Scholarship is posted!  The Master Gardener Volunteer program awards a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship to graduating students or college freshman.  The graduating students must be pursuing a higher education degree at a 2 or 4-year school.

Students must be majoring in a field related to horticulture, turf management, landscape design or technology, soil science, entomology, pest management, botany-plant pathology, forest management, or environmental sciences.

Applications due March 16, 2018.

Please click here for the application.