Are you a 4-H Grown Alum? Are your parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents? If so, read on!

In 4-H, we believe in the power of America’s youth to succeed in life; however, only one in three kids say they have the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. That’s why 4-H created “Raise Your Hand.” A nationwide call to action for alumni to “raise their hands” to empower our nation’s youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Help us grow the next generation of True Leaders—because every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.

Are you a 4-H Grown Alum? Raise your hand to pay it forward at  www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand

Raise Your Hand, it doesn’t cost a thing and the State with the most Alumni this spring will get $20,000 to use towards 4-H programming.

Questions? Contact the Ohio 4-H Foundation via e-mail at ohio4hfoundation.osu.edu

Please feel free to share this message with all of your family and friends who are 4-H Alumni.

Raise Your Hand! Were you in 4-H? Tell us!

Raise Your Hand if you are a 4-H Alum! Starting March 1st, 2017, the Ohio 4-H Foundation, Ohio Youth Development Program and the National 4-H Council ask you to Raise Your Hand! In 4-H, we believe in the power of America’s youth to succeed in life; however, only one in three kids says they have the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. That’s why 4-H created “Raise Your Hand.” A nationwide call to action for alumni to “raise their hands” to empower our nation’s youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Help us grow the next generation of True Leaders—because every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. Raise your hand by going to www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand and let us know about your connection to 4-H. Raise Your Hand, it doesn’t cost a thing and the State with the most Alumni this spring will get $20,000 to use towards 4-H programming. Ohio quickly took the lead when this campaign was first announced, but Indiana has passed us – so, join in and, Raise Your Hand!

4-H, O-H!

 

 

“Dress a Girl Around the World” – Help the Fashion & Nutrition Board Saturday, March 25th, 2017!

This Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the Fairfield County 4-H Fashion and Nutrition Board will be conducting their day of community service to make dresses for girls around the world. This event will take place at the Fairfield County Ag Center (831 College Avenue, Lancaster). Their goal is to make 175 dresses on Saturday! They are accepting donations for fabric (see attached flyer on details: Dress A Girl Flyer 2017

Sewing machines will be provided, or you may bring your own! Bring labeled scissors or pinking shears. For additional information, contact Shannon Carter at carter.413@osu.edu or 740-652-7270.

 

Mid-States Wool Growers Open House

Mid-States Wool Growers, located at 9449 Basil Western Rd, Canal Winchester, will be hosting an Open House and “Make it with Wool’ Day on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm.

The community is invited to look at and purchase pendelton wool fabric for 4-H Projects, Make it With Wool Competition and Guys and Gals lead classes. The supply store will also be open!

The 2016 Ohio State Fair Make it With Wool winners will be there with their outfits to answer questions, and there will be workshops, give aways and refreshments.

Contact Melinda Stevens, State Director at msstevens79@aol.com for more information.

 

Updated Fairfield County Camp Registration Form

We discovered we forgot to list the amount of the Bertha Wilson Scholarship on the camp registration form when the Member’s Handbook was published.  2017 4-H Camp Registration Form 031617-20q181f is the updated form as of March 16, 2017.  Please use this form when registering your children for Fairfield County 4-H Camps.  If your child will be attending Junior or Intermediate Camp and is eligible for the scholarship per the guidelines below, your fee would be $66.75.  Cloverbud campers may only receive the scholarship if they have a financial need, or are members of a family with two or more children attending camp.  If they fall into one of these two categories, their fee will be $12.50 for the day camp.

Who was Bertha Wilson? Continue reading

Corrections to the 2017 Member’s Handbook

We have found two corrections so far the the members handbook.  Please let us know if you find additional items to correct!

Fairfield County Member’s Handbook – 2017 Version

  • 2 corrections for page 10 :
  • June 10 is the first PAS Horse Show
  • August 27 is the Premier Exhibitor Testing at the Rickett’s Hall on the Fairgrounds.

Helping Cattlemen with Wildfire Relief – How You Can Help…

By now you’re well aware of the devastating wildfires that destroyed most everything in their path on a million and a half acres across the states surrounding the Oklahoma panhandle. It goes without saying our thoughts and prayers are with the families that have suffered from the destruction of life and property resulting from these fires. Many have asked what can be done to help. This would be a great community service project for 4-H Clubs and Families. For more information, visit Stan Smith’s post on the Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association blog site at this link.

Fairfield County Spring Horse Clinic is 4/21/2017

Fairfield County Horse Advisors would like to invite you to their Spring Clinic: “Everything You Want to Know About Groom and Clean and Other State Activities.” Dani Seitner will be their guest speaker. It will be held in the Feeder Creek Vet Show Arena on April 21st, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, please find the event flyer here: Spring Horse Clinic Flyer. Additionally, this event will count as an item on the 2017 Horse Waiver. Click here for the Horse Waiver Form: 2017 Fairfield County Junior Fair Dog – Horse Waiver.

Dairy Palooza – 2 Dates and 2 Locations! Approved QA Opportunity!

DAIRY PALOOZA – TWO Dates and TWO Locations. Quality Assurance Training offered at both locations. This Quality Assurance will meet the Fairfield County Quality Assurance requirement for livestock exhibitors who plan to show at the 2017 Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Dairy Palooza West: April 29, 2017 @ Auglaize County Fairgrounds – Wapakoneta, OH

Dairy Palooza Northeast: April 22, 2017 @ Wayne County Fairgrounds  – Wooster, OH

Registration is required.  Info can be found at http://ohiodairypalooza.com