2018 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration now AVAILABLE!

Attention 4-H teens and volunteers! The Ohio 4-H Conference will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Columbus Convention Center. The registration form is now available online is due to the Fairfield County Extension Office by February 2, 2018, along with a payment of $35. View the registration form and registration session booklet. Youth 13 & older are invited to attend!

(Note: This is the former Teen Conference and Volunteer Conference merged into one.)

Junior Achievement Award Forms – due January 5, 2018

The Fairfield County Junior Achievement Form is currently available in Word  or  pdf formats online and completed forms are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5th, 2018.

This award form is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2018 to complete. This form provides a great start towards completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Form (when they turn 14).  There are three levels of Junior Achievement Awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of traditional 4-H (project work).

The cover letter may be found here and you can click here for an Example Jr. Achievement Form.

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form now AVAILABLE – due January 5, 2018

Trips, scholarships, awards, and more are available at the county, state, and national levels for those teens who will be ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2018 and complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form! Why should you do this? Ask those individuals from Fairfield County who have attended National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia! Information about the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form is now available online by clicking on this link. For additional information or to schedule an appointment to review your form, contact Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu or 740-652-7272. Ohio 4-H Achievement Award forms are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018.

2018 Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application now AVAILABLE – due January 5, 2018

The 2018 Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application is now available online by clicking on this link. Please note that applicants are also required to complete the 2018 Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Application and submit with their Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application. Applications are due Friday, January 5th, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

Additional older youth forms and applications can be found by clicking on this link.

2018 Fashion & Nutrition Board Applications now AVAILABLE – Due January 5th, 2018

Teens interested in serving on the Fairfield County Fashion and Nutrition Board in 2018 must complete an application packet which can be found here. Applications are due Friday, January 5th, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. Current members do not need to reapply for 2018.

Additional older youth forms and applications can be found by clicking on this link.

2018 Junior Fair Board Application now AVAILABLE – due January 5, 2018

Teens interested in serving on the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board in 2018 must complete a Junior Fair Board application packet which can be found here.

Please note that returning Junior Fair Board members must re-apply each year. This is new for 2018! 

The Fairfield County Junior Fair Board recently changed their constitution which has opened the door for more members and age eligibility  has changed. Please review the Junior Fair Board Application Packet for more information. This application is required of all 4-H and FFA representatives and is due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5th, 2018. New applicants will be invited to attend an interview/selection process to be held on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. 

Additional older youth forms and applications can be found by clicking on this link.

2018 4-H Camp Counselor Application is AVAILABLE! Due January 5, 2018

Teens interested in serving as a 4-H Camp Counselor in 2018 must complete a camp counselor application packet which can be found here.

Please note that returning counselor must re-apply each year. Teens wishing to serve as Camp Counselors in 2018 must be at least 14 years old by the start of camp, need to submit an application, signed Standards of Behavior Form, signed Code of Conduct Form, Counselor Permission to Participate – 2018 Fairfield County 4-H Camps, Ohio 4-H Health Statement Form, and provide two references all of which are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5th, 2018.

New for 2018: Cloverbud Camp Counselors will be on a separate training schedule. Please review the Camp Counselor Application Packet for additional details!

Additional older youth forms and applications can be found by clicking on this link.

2018 Volunteer Application is Available!

If clubs are looking to add volunteers for 2018, now is the time to be planning to do so! The 4-H Volunteer Applications is now available for 2018 and can be found at this link. New volunteer applications for 2018 are due February 1st, 2018.

Additionally, if anyone is thinking about starting a new club in 2018, now is the time to be thinking about this and making plans for 2018. Please call the office to discuss options and plans as soon as possible!

Ohio 4-H Scholarship Information

Individuals Applying for Ohio 4-H Scholarships will do so via an online application which is due February 15, 2018.

Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. Ohio 4-H Scholarship winners are selected at the state level annually in March/April by for each scholarship. For a list of Ohio 4-H Scholarships, click here.

In addition to the scholarships listed below, Fairfield County does offer county-based 4-H  scholarships. Please note that the Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship applications is a separate application that the Ohio 4-H Scholarship application. Please contact the Fairfield County Extension Office for more information about county scholarships.

To qualify for the Ohio 4-H Scholarships, you must complete the online scholarship application for The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences by February 15th, 2018. This also applies to all students who are interested in applying for Ohio 4-H Scholarships but are not planning to attend OSU or OSU-CFAES.

This application may be found at http://go.osu.edu/Ohio4HScholarships. Please select Scholarship Application Form on the left side of the webpage.

In addition to personal information, before beginning the online application for the Ohio 4-H Scholarships, please make sure you have the following information available. Be ready to copy and paste from your computer! It is recommended to have an updated Ohio 4-H Achievement Form electronically to help you copy and paste information as needed. J

  • Campus information – starting autumn semester 2018, you will be attending: Columbus, ATI/Wooster, Regional Campus (Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark), or other. If you select other, be ready to include school/campus and your email.
  • OSU students will need to include their OSU ID and OSU Name.#
  • Personal information including name, permanent address, and phone number.
  • Academic information including major, and yes/no if you are planning to study abroad in the upcoming academic year. If yes to study abroad, please list which study abroad program you are interested in (limited to 300 words).
  • Participating in FFA: Yes/No.
  • Current member of an agricultural fraternity: Yes/No. If yes, select your fraternity.
  • Participation in Ohio 4-H: Yes/No. If yes, include the following:
    • Number of years of participation with 4-H. It is recommended to include Cloverbud years on this application!
    • Specify your major 4-H activities, 4-H honors, and major 4-H leadership roles (limited to 300 words). Put highest level activities/honors/leadership roles first! Include national/state/county information. It is recommend for you to list national and state information before listing county information.
    • Specify 4-H project achievements (limited to 300 words).
  • In autumn 2018, you will be incoming freshman/continuing student/transfer student.
  • Anticipated graduation date including term and year.
  • Extracurricular activities, including leadership positions (limited to 300 words). Students who have completed one year at OSU should only list their extracurricular activities, including leadership positions during their time at OSU.
  • Work experience including present and previous employment (limited to 300 words).
  • Personal statement about significant experiences, community involvement, and the qualities of character and leadership important to achieving your goals (limited to 300 words). Highlight personal accomplishments, achievements, experiences and life circumstances that have helped form your character. Comment on your aspirations in terms of your educational and career goals and explain the impact receiving a scholarship would have in your life. Please type your response below. It is recommend that you include 4-H information in your personal statement!

Please contact Leslie Cooksey (cooksey.25@osu.edu) to ensure you are applying for the appropriate scholarships and good luck!

 

 

Our Additional 4-H Educator Has Started!

We’d like to welcome Michael “Boone” Troyer to OSU Extension in Fairfield County. Boone officially started with our office November 27th.  He may be reached at 740-652-7271 or troyer.139@osu.edu.

Here is a brief biography from Boone:

Hello 4-H and Extension in Fairfield County! I would like to use this opportunity to introduce myself and give you some background information about my education and experience. At the age of 15 I began planning and implementing camp programs. I had an amazing mentor teacher that helped me start a program at my local high school that focused on bullying and drug prevention programs. This was an amazing start to my love for camp and out of school programs. As I transitioned into my collegiate years I competed as a DIV I pole vaulter claiming 14th in the Nation my sophomore season. I began coaching track for Ohio University while working with camp programs and after school programs in Athens, Ohio. During that time I worked with the Columbus Metro Parks Camps, Camp O’Bannon, Camp Ohio, and Kids on Campus. Through competing and working with camp programs from students with disabilities camps, juvenile detention center camps, and summer day and overnight camps I found a love for child programs, camp, and community outreach. With degree studies in Recreation programming, Physical Education, and Coaching Education I prepared myself for a career in camp and community outreach programs. In my last position, I was the Director of child programs running a preschool, before and after school, 9 week summer camp program, and toddler classes. In this position I did all policy manuals, hiring, lesson outlines, licensing requirements, advertising, along with all administrative duties. I feel like my education and previous positions have prepared me to help make the best better!

I am excited to be a part of an amazing county and 4-H program. I look forward to working with all of you.