Mandatory Training for 4-H Advisors – Due September 30th, 2018 – Policy 1.50 Activities and Programs with Minor Participants

This is a reminder that ALL 4-H volunteers will need to complete their ANNUAL training for Policy 1.50 by September 30th, 2018 (no exceptions). The Activities and Programs with Minor Participants (Policy 1.50) is an annual training required of all 4-H volunteers working with youth. Our annual 4-H data rolls over on October 1st each year via 4-HOnline and therefore your training must be COMPLETE by September 30th to have your 2018 year count and be complete as a 4-H volunteer.

If you do not complete this training and wish to be a volunteer in the future, you will need to go through the 4-H new volunteer requirements all over again – including application with references, background check, interview with 4-H educator, new volunteer training and of course the annual 1.50 Policy training.

Continuing from last year, you have the option to complete the training through 4-HOnline!

I’ve attached some instructions on how to sign up for the training (Signing up for Advisor Training). You need to sign into your account, go to the left of your name to the edit button, and then on the first page you will see three items below the ‘logged in as’:  Enrollment, Member Setting and Trainings.  Select ‘Trainings’ and you will see a list of items you can sign up to train on.  You are required to sign up for the (Year 1 OSU Policy 1.50 Child Abuse & Neglect TRAINING Online Ver. 3/2018) and complete the entire training. The remaining trainings listed are optional.

If you do not have computer access to complete your training, I will be holding one last in-person session at the Ag Center on Tuesday, September 25th at 5:30 p.m.

 Good luck, and let me know if you have questions or issues completing your training. If you choose to complete the training online in 4-HOnline, please let me know when you have completed the training. If you click on your trainings, it will show up as “completed” under the status.



Junior Fair Blankets FOR SALE – Support the Jr. Fair Board!

The Fairfield County Junior Fair Board is selling a sweatshirt blanket this fall. Blankets measure 50″ x 60″ and you have yoru choice of red, green, blue, or black blankets. Screen print will be white. Each blanket will cost $25. Orders are due Friday, September 28th to the Extension Office. Extension Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday). Checks should be made out to the 4-H Advisory Committee and note “JFB Blanket” in the memo line.

Payment is due with orders!

Food Items Needed for Livestock Sale Buyer’s Tent

Each year the Livestock Sale Committee has a refreshment table for livestock buyers at the livestock auctions on Thursday evening October 11th and Friday, October 12th during the fair. A 4-H Club organizes this table and other 4-H Clubs and FFA groups donate all the food. Contact Leslie at or 740-652-7272 if your club can help on either sale day in addition to donating various food items. Items needed: Pre-bagged cookies/brownies (3 per bag) and please note if there are nuts; bagged trail mix/nuts in snack size baggies.

Ohio CattleWomen Scholarships – Deadline: December 15th, 2018

Up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to outstanding students entering their college junior or senior year. Priority will be given to applicants attending a school in Ohio. Applicants’ majors may vary, however, preference will be given to a major in agriculture, specifically relating to beef. Applicants must be maintaining a 2.75 GPA or higher. Visit for more information.

Save the Dates: 4-H Camp Dates for 2019 Announced!

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for…the announcement of 2019 Fairfield County 4-H Camp dates!

Cloverbud Camp will be held at Alley Park on Saturday, June 15th, 2019. Cloverbud Camp is for 4-H Cloverbud members who are ages 5-8 as of January 1st, 2019.

Intermediate Camp will be at Tar Hollow June 23rd through June 26th, 2019 with counselor/staff move-in on June 22nd. Intermediate Camp is for 4-H members who are ages 11-14 as of January 1st, 2019.

Junior Camp will be held at Tar Hollow July 1st through July 4th, 2019 with counselor/staff move-in on June 30th. Junior Camp is for 4-H members who are ages 8-10 as of January 1st, 2019.


Cakes, Pies, and Candies Reminder

Cakes, pies, and candies will only be accepted in the 4-H Display Barn on Monday, October 8th from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. or should be grought with you to judging on Monday afternoon. NO ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY! Judging will be held on Monday, October 8th in the 4-H Display Barn with registration starting at 2:45 p.m. and judging beginning at 3:00 p.m. Results will be announced once all judging has been completed at approximately 7:00 p.m. Please check your 4-H Member’s Handbook (page 31) and Junior Fair Rules Book (page 55) for additional information.

Attention Livestock Exhibitors: DUNF Forms now available!

The Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) are now available at the Senior Fair Office and the OSU Extension Office. Advisors should please send a representative from your club to pick-up the forms. Forms will be due at weigh-in for each species. As a reminder, our county code is 94. Continuing from 2017: Per page 7 of the Junior Fair Book, Rule 26 states: Market animals and any species that requires a DUNF must be free from any/all drugs in their system at fair weigh-in day.

All exhibitors at the Fairfield County Junior Fair must abide by the rules listed in the 2018 Junior Fair Book. Please note that animals must be drug free or within tolerance by weigh-in day of fair. Each member is to bring a completed Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF) to weigh-in at fair. Livestock exhibitors must have completed a Quality Assurance Training by June 30, 2018 and should indicated so on the DUNF in order to exhibit at the 2018 Fairfield County Junior Fair. If the forms are not correctly completed, exhibitors will not be permitted to show.

4-H Booths and 4-H Display Barn – Fair Information

The 4-H Display Barn will house ALL still projects. Clubs who submitted a booth request by September 7th will receive a letter from our office with the location of your booth and other fair details in a couple weeks. If your club has a booth, all still projects will go in the club’s booth.

Gardening/Crop Projects will be brought to the 4-H Display Barn during set-up times and will be displayed together in a central location in the AgMazing AgriCenter (Ed Sands Building). Please check with the 4-H Display Barn staff present to complete an exhibit card.

There will be a special area in the 4-H Display Barn for all State Fair Clothing Participants – so these projects will not be displayed in the club’s booth.

If your club is not having a booth, there will be a special area in the 4-H Display Barn for your member’s projects to be displayed. A reminder that in order for a member to receive a premium for their project, it MUST BE DISPLAYED the entire week of the fair! 

As a reminder, there is not a them for the 4-H Display Barn this year – it’s your club’s choice! Please note, no straw is permitted in the displays including bales! The use of feathers is also prohibited from 4-H Display Barn displays.

4-H Display Barn Setup will be Friday, October 5th from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 6th from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. 4-H Display Barn Tear Down is Sunday, October 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ONLY – no early removals!