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Team Building with BEEF at the Ohio State Fair!

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in community service or team building project during the 2019 Ohio State Fair! Volunteer opportunities are available at the Steak Barn or Taste of Ohio Cafe, from Monday, July 22 through Sunday, August 4, 2019. Each volunteer group will receive a complimentary meal, Ohio State Fair admission and a Gate 10 parking pass. Make a day at the fair with your FFA Chapter, 4-H Club or company team, while also working with producers and industry leaders to promote the beef industry and enjoying all the the state fair has to offer!  Interested? Contact the office at 614-873-6736 or email Stephanie to learn more or sign your group up today.  Click here to sign up.

4-H Youth Cultural Immersion Project in Puerto Rico!

The best way to understand a different culture is to immerse yourself in it. Apply to be part of the Cultural Immersion project experience in Puerto Rico.  You will build multicultural skills and understanding, as well as an increased ability to communicate in the increasingly diverse society that we live in.  You will experience both the Old San Juan urban area as well as life in the remote mountain town of Castañer.  We will also be working with 4-H youth from Puerto Rico in joint service projects around the island.

Teens ages 15-18 are eligible for this 7-day service-learning experience.  The cost of the experience is $400 plus airfare (est. $650).  Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-18 (by the date of the trip)

Where: Puerto Rico (both Old San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)

When: November 26 – December 3, 2019

Application Deadline: August 15th, 2019

Cost: $400 plus airfare – (Approximately $650) – (Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation).

NOTE: All applicants will have an additional interview before trip final selections.  Final Selections will be made on August 25th

To apply for this unique teen opportunity, click here for a link to the application: 2019 Cross Cultural Immersion Application – Puerto Rico and contact Leslie Cooksey if you have further questions!

Don’t forget to sign up for summer judging!

The sign ups for summer judging opened Friday afternoon, June 14th.  By participating in this judging, you may be selected to represent Fairfield County at the Ohio State Fair.  If you need to know what projects are being judged what days at the state fair, they are available at this link.

To participate in judging you’ll need to schedule an appointment using the following instructions (Registration will close on July 3rd):

  • Go to https://oh.4honline.com to log into your account using the same email and password you used to register for 4-H this year.
    • If you don’t know which email you used, reply to this email or contact the extension office (740-652-7260)
  • Once you are logged into your account, you should be on the page with ‘Announcements and Newsletters’ as well as an arrow that says ‘go to family’. Directly above the “Announcements and Newsletters” you will find the My Meetings section in small blue font. Select My Meetings. If you are not on this page, please select the house symbol on the top right of your profile to get to the page.
  • This will show your available meetings.  There should be the 4 days of judging listed.  Choose the correct project area and go to the far right to the blue ‘Sign Up‘.
  • Use the drop down box to select the correct family member and then the topic (which we have as project number).  Once you have selected the project number, the times will populate.  Use the drop down box to select the time you would like for judging. There are projects being judged by more than one judge, so please check the second (or third) judge as well to see if they have a time available that fits your schedule better.  If there are multiple judges, you only need to sign up with 1 judge. Multiple judges mean there are more members signed up for the project that one judge can complete in a scheduled day.
  • If you have problems getting your judging scheduled, please contact Missy at 740-652-7264 or koenig.398@osu.edu.
  • We also have additional instructions on the website at https://fairfield.osu.edu/sites/fairfield/files/imce/4hPDFs/Scheduling%20Judging%20Times.pdf

It’s time for Cloverbud Camp

Aubry and the Cloverbud Counselors look forward to seeing the 60 registered campers at Alley Park tomorrow for Cloverbud Camp, where they will be “Roaring through Alley Park”.

Please plan on arriving no earlier than 8:50 am, as registration begins at 9:00 am.

Thank you to those that have completed and returned your forms in advance.  If you didn’t get forms to us, please bring completed forms with you tomorrow (including a small picture for the health form).

Here is the Camp Letter in case you have misplaced your copy.

Have fun tomorrow!

 

It’s time to sign up for Summer Judging!

Summer judging will be held the week of July 8-11th.  Please see your member handbook pages 9 & 10 for the specific projects being judged each day.  The sign up is now ready for you to use! Registration will close on July 3rd!

You will register for judging through 4-H online. Go to https://oh.4honline.com to log into your account using the same email and password you used to register for 4-H this year.  If you don’t know which email you used, contact your club advisor or the extension office (740-652-7260).

Once you are logged into your account, you should be on the page with ‘Announcements and Newsletters’ as well as an arrow that says ‘go to family’. Directly above the “Announcements and Newsletters” you will find the My Meetings section in small blue font. Select My Meetings. If you are not on this page, please select the house symbol on the top right of your profile to get to the page.

This will show your available meetings.  There should be the 4 days of judging listed.  Choose the correct project area and go to the far right to the blue ‘Sign Up‘.

Use the drop down box to select the correct family member and then the topic (which we have as project number).  Once you have selected the project number, the times will populate.  Use the drop down box to select the time you would like for judging. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday judging times are in 15 minute increments.  Thursday Clothing judging is in 20 minute increments. There are projects being judged by more that one judge, so please check the second (or third) judge as well to see if they have a time available that fits your schedule better.

If you have problems getting your judging scheduled, please contact Missy at 740-652-7264 or koenig.398@osu.edu.

Please call 740-652-7260 to sign up for late judging on July 23rd if you can’t make it to Summer Judging.

Help clean the Rabbit Barn!

Come one, come all!  Is your club looking for a community service opportunity?

Please help us clean the rabbit barn on June 29th from 9:00 am to noon.  We will be removing pens and stands, power washing the barns and pens, and cleaning feed and water dishes.  Please bring gloves, needle nose pliers, and – if you have a power washer and hose, we could use 2 or 3 more.

Please contact Greg at 740-407-9283 if you can bring a power washer or have questions.

Additionally, the carpets will be removed off the show tables to prep them for new carpet.

The Rabbit Committee needs your help.  Please consider helping us June 29th from 9:00 am to noon!

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council Applications are 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 9, 2019.

This is a great opportunity for 4-H individuals ages 14-18 as of January 1 for this application year. Meetings are typically held at the Ohio 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio but some events may be held at locations close to campus.

4-H Camp Update

Thank you to the great response for camp registrations!  Friday June 7th was the last day to register for Cloverbud Camp, and INTERMEDIATE CAMP is SOLD OUT! We still have two opportunities to attend camp:

  • Multi-County Teen Camp (14-18 yr olds who have completed 9th-12th grade)- Cost is $25.00.  Final day for Teen Camp registration is June 15th. Let’s fill this camp too!
  • The final day for Junior Camp Registration will be June 21st. The registration cost June 4th -21st will be $140.00.

The registration forms are available on our website or at https://go.osu.edu/19campregistration.

 

4-H Camp Final Registration Push

Did you forget camp registration was due June 1st? If you complete your application and it’s postmarked June 1st, it will still be accepted at the reduced rate!  And, since June 1st is a weekend day and our office is closed, we will accept drop off registrations through 4 pm on Monday June 3rd at the reduced rate.

We do have space available at all 4 camps.

  • The final day for Cloverbud Camp registration is June 7th as camp is the following Saturday, June 15th. The registration cost starting Tuesday June 4th through the 7th will be $60.00.
  • The final day for Intermediate Camp registrations is June 12th, unless we sell out first.  The registration cost June 4th through 12th will be $140.00.
  • The final day for Junior Camp Registration will be June 21st. The registration cost June 4th -21st will be $140.00.
  • Multi-County Teen Camp (14-18 yr olds who have completed 9th-12th grade)- Cost is $25.00.  Final day for Teen Camp registration is June 15th. Let’s fill this camp too!

Forms can be found here or on page 41 in the yellow member handbook!

Please call the office at 740-652-7260 with questions.