Ohio 4-H Scholarship Winners Announced!

Ohio 4-H Scholarship Winners Announced! Over 800 scholarships were submitted. Fairfield County winners include:

A.B. Graham Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Scholarship:

  • Autumn Miller
  • Melissa Sommers
  • Kamala Sweeney

Ashley Brittany Calhoon 4-H Leadership Scholarship:

  • Alexa Romanowski

John T. Mount 4-H Achievement Award:

  • Molly Michael

Paul A. Smith and Ethel I. Smith 4-H Scholarship:

  • Emma Newell

Tiney and Helena McComb Family 4-H Endowment:

  • Grace Dannemiller


Camp Roundup is May 25th!

Don’t miss the 2017 4-H Camp Roundup slated for Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Fairfield County Ag Center located at 831 College Avenue, Lancaster from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.   You can sign up for 4-H Camp, meet your camp counselors , check out this year’s camp theme and request a friend for your cabin, too!

Intermediate Camp is for 4-Her’s age 11-14 and will be held June 15 – 18, 2017.

Junior Camp is for 4-Her’s Ages 8-10 and will be held June 30-July 3rd, 2017. 

Cost for each of these camps is $115.00 each.  Both of the camps will be held at Tar Hollow State Park, South of Laurelville.  Camp fee includes meals, cabin lodging, camp picture, camp T-shirt, camp programming fees and health insurance.

Scholarship opportunities are available for those families with multiple campers attending camp, first time campers and those with financial need. If your child receives free or reduced lunches, they are eligible for scholarships.  All you need to do is complete the center section of the all-in-one camp registration form to apply. The cost for Intermediate or Junior camp with the scholarship is $66.75 per camper.  For Cloverbud campers, the cost for Cloverbud Day camp with the scholarship is $12.50.

Cloverbud Camp is for Ages 5-8 and will be held at Alley Park on July 8.  Cost for this camp is $25.00.

Registration for each camp closes one week prior to the start of camp. However, a $10 late fee is assessed for anyone registering for camp after June 1, 2017.

If you cannot attend 4-H Camp Roundup, youth can be registered by mailing or dropping off registration forms to the Extension Office located in the Fairfield County Ag Center, located at 831 College Avenue, Suite D, Lancaster, OH   Camp registration applications are available online at http://fairfield.osu.edu.  Check out the 4-H Youth Development page and look for Fairfield County 4-H Camp.  If you have additional questions, please contact the OSU Extension office at 740-652-7260.

Quality Assurance Clinic is Saturday, 5/20/2017

Don’t forget – we have last countywide Quality Assurance Clinic this weekend on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the AAA Building at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.

Who needs to have Quality Assurance?  Anyone taking the following projects:

  • Breeding and Market Beef
  • Goats – Angora, Dairy, Breeding Meat, Market and Pygmy goats
  • Breeding and Market Rabbits
  • Breeding and Market Sheep
  • Dairy Breeding and Dairy Feeders
  • Breeding and Market Poultry
  • Swine

Another option is to attend your club clinic, or approved state clinics.  Please refer to page 12 of the 4-H Member’s Handbook for additional information.

All Quality Assurance training must be completed by June 30th, 2017 in order to show at the 2017 Fairfield County Junior Fair. This is a Junior Fair Requirement.  If your club/chapter is having a clinic, please turn in your paperwork as soon as possible, but no later than June 30th, 2017.

Rabbit Clinic is this Sunday, 5/21/2017

All Fairfield County Junior Fair Rabbit Exhibitors are invited to attend the Rabbit Clinic this Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Fairfield County Fairgrounds in the #50 Show Arena (same barn as the rabbit show during the fair). Hear updates for the 2017 Fairfield County Fair, hear helpful information from a vet, and visit with one of the 2017 fair judges. Past 4-H rabbit showmen from the Fairfield County Fair will also be available to talk to and ask questions about what to expect when it comes to raising, caring for, and showing rabbits. Skillathon stations will also be set up for educational purposes.

You and Your Dog Project Interview Questions for State Fair

For the Ohio State Fair 4-H Companion Animal Day Judging on July 28th, 2017: You and Your Dog Interview Questions – Questions for each age division (8-10-year-olds, 11-13-year-olds, and 14-18-year-olds) are posted at www.go.osu.edu/companionanimals on the Resource page. Fairfield County 4-H Dog Members can make Ohio State entries themselves by June 20th, 2017 at http://ohiostatefair.com/livestock/

All About Dogs Project Information for State Fair

All About Dogs Interview Questions and Project Book Completion – With this being the first year for this project, judging at the Ohio State Fair Companion Animal Day (July 28th, 2017) will be one class for youth 8-18 years old until we have a better idea of age breakdown. This is an entry level project for youth who are exploring the 4-H dog project and are not yet ready to take a dog; therefore, most likely the majority of youth taking this project will be younger. Fairfield County will select State Fair participants from Summer Judging on July 12th, 2017 and make State Fair entries at that time.

A list of 30 questions, including the page number where the answers can be found, is posted at www.go.osu.edu/companionanimals on the Resource page. Instructions for recommended use are provided. Project book completion is also explained in the questions document.

State 4-H Dog Bowl Contest Entry Deadline is 5/17/2017

State 4-H Dog Bowl Contest Entry Deadline – Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 is the postmark deadline for teams to enter the June 17th, 2017 State 4-H Dog Bowl Contest. With County 4-H Educator approval from Leslie Cooksey, teams may be comprised of youth from more than one county, and the counties do not have to touch borders. Also, this year, following the one-on-one questions, open and toss up questions if missed by one team, can be answered by the other team. The rules and entry form are posted at www.go.osu.edu/dog on the Calendar of Events page.

Shop at Lancaster Greenhouse this WEEKEND 5/13 & 5/14/2017 and SUPPORT 4-H

Come support the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee by shopping at the Lancaster Greenhouse and Nursery this weekend, May 13th and 14th, 2017. Remember…it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14th! Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14th.

This is a fundraising event for the 4-H Advisory Committee. The 4-H Advisory Committee supports county 4-H programming for all youth members and adult volunteers including, but not limited to: Awards and banquets, trips and scholarships, printing costs, special programming costs, and more!

Supporters must present coupon at the time of purchase and 15% will go directly to the Fairfield County 4-H Program. Please share this post with family members and friends!

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives seeks Scholarship Applicants

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives is seeking applicants for its inaugural Technical Scholarship, available to students pursuing career training at a technical school. OEC will award two scholarships: One $2,000 award to a student in a four-year program, and another $1,000 to a student in a two-year program. Applicants must be currently attending or planning to attend an accredited technical school or program. Winners will be required to submit proof of enrollment in order to receive the funds. Visit www.ohioec.org/technicalscholarship for full scholarship rules and applications. The application deadline is June 30, 2017. Source: Ohio Cooperative Living magazine (May 2017).