Congratulations to the Fairfield County 2016 Ohio 4-H Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to these current and former Fairfield County 4-H Members on being selected as 2016 Ohio 4-H Scholarship Winners.

Cunningham 4-H Award – Emily Burns

John T. Mount 4-H Achievement – Lauren Sommers

The Paul A. Smith and Ethel I. Smith 4-H Scholarship – Natalyn Landis, Evan Smith and Jonathan Stepp

Tiney and Helena McComb Family 4-H Scholarship – Grace Dannemiller and Sierra Jepsen

Premier Exhibitor Testing is 5/1/2016

The first of three opportunities to take the Premier Exhibitor Test is Sunday, May 1st from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Rickett’s Hall at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. This test is required for anyone interested in participating in the Premier Exhibitor Contests at the fair this fall.

Future opportunities in addition to May 1st, 2016 to take the Premier Exhibitor Test include:

  • Saturday, May 21st, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds
  • Sunday, August 28th, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds

Countywide Quality Assurance is Sunday 5/1/2016

The first opportunity to attend a countywide Quality Assurance Clinic in Fairfield County is Sunday, May 1st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. Please be early/on time. No late entries will be accepted.

We will be meeting in the Feeder Creek Show Arena. However, if it is raining, there may be a horse show moving into the arena and we’ll be moving to the AAA Building.

As a reminder, this is an annual requirement to exhibit at the Fairfield County Fair for most livestock projects. Refer to page 10 of the 4-H Members Handbook for more information:

Youth must attend a Quality Assurance Clinic by June 30, 2016.

Ohio Pork Council Scholarship Deadline 4/29/2016

Source: Ohio Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net

There are numerous scholarship opportunities available to college students interested in the pork industry. Students are reminded that applications for OPPC, OPCW and Dick Isler scholarships are due April 29.

The Ohio Pork Council is currently offering scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1000 per individual. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be actively involved in the pork industry. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible.

In honor of 42 years of service to Ohio’s pork industry, as executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, a scholarship fund recognizes Dick Isler and provides an annual scholarship of at $1,000 to college students pursuing a degree in agriculture.

The Ohio Pork Council Women will also be offering $500 scholarships to college students in their junior year or higher. To obtain an application for these scholarships, please visit:

Applications for OPPC, OPCW and Dick Isler scholarships are due April 29.

Advisors – Don’t Forget – Enrollments Due May 2nd by 4 pm

Club enrollments are due to the Extension Office by 4 pm on Monday May 2nd. Please include all forms needed – Horse Permission to Participate and Horse Safety, Dog Permission to Participate, Housing Forms (as applicable), Home Grown Rabbit Intent, Home Grown Market Wether Intent, and completed enrollment forms.

Need forms?  They can be found on the Fairfield County Website in the Advisors Red Book, under the month of May.   Contact Missy at or 740-652-7264 with questions.

Attention Advisors: Note about Filing the 990!

Attention 4-H Volunteers: We have heard that is sending messages to our volunteers reminding them that it is time to file their 990. The messages look official but this is a for-profit business that charges to assist people in the filing process. Please encourage your volunteers to ignore these messages.

Bob Evans Community Fundraiser 5/16 and 5/17/2016

Bob Evans Restaurants throughout Ohio are set for a community fundraiser on May 16 and 17. The event is expected to be the largest community fundraiser program held in the history of Bob Evans Restaurants.

The goal of the fundraiser is to increase awareness of the importance of agriculture education programs supported by Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio 4-H and Ohio FFA. To fulfill this goal, when you present this flyer, Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales May 16 and 17 to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Ohio 4-H Foundation and Ohio FFA Foundation.

Farm Bureau members in conjunction with 4-H and FFA member families have the potential to work together to make a huge impact on the future of agriculture education programs in Ohio. Plan to “dine to make a difference” at any Ohio Bob Evans Restaurant on May 16 or 17. Carryout and catering orders will also count toward the fundraiser. Catering orders must be placed by May 9. Bob Evans has 194 Ohio restaurants in 69 counties.

Make sure to check out the April Ohio 4-H Foundation Newsletter at