Fairfield County Youth to Serve as Ohio 4-H Healthy Living Advocates!

Five 4-H youth members in Fairfield County, Morgan Kaper, Emily Blackwell, Kamala Sweeney, Jacob Hyme, and Keji Latio, are continuing in the Ohio 4-H Healthy Living Advocate program! They join over 20 4-H Healthy Living Advocates across Ohio in promoting health in their communities.

They can be a resource to you as you consider expanding healthy living programs in your clubs and community. If you are interested in what programs they can provide to your club, please contact them directly, or email Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

Additionally, if there are any older 4-H youth who are interested in joining the Healthy Living Advocates Team, they can apply using this link: http://go.osu.edu/hladvocate2016app.

Counselor College at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

Achievement Form Workshop – Saturday, 12/17/16 at the State 4-H Office

If you missed the county Achievement Form Workshop last week, take note that there will be an Achievement Form Work Day that the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council is hosting on December 17, 2016 at the 4-H Center. The work day will consist of 2 sessions. The first session will take place from 9:30-11:30 AM. This session will cover basic information about completing the Achievement Form. The second session will take place from 1-3 PM. During this session we will have work stations and coaches available to help attendees with their form. Potential participants can RSVP to either Hannah Epley (Epley.24@osu.edu) or Becca Goodman (goodman.230@osu.edu) with their name, county and role (e.g. Parent, member, advisor, etc.). *RSVP is not required but highly encouraged.

Additional information can be found at: http://www.ohio4h.org/sites/ohio4h/files/imce/Families/TLC/Achievement%20Form%20Workshop%20Flyer.pdf.

Please share this opportunity with teens in your county!

2017 Junior Fair Board Application Available

4-H and/or FFA youth who will be 14 as of 1/1/17 and are currently a freshman in high school are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Fairfield County Junior Fair Board. A complete application packet is available here: http://go.osu.edu/2017JFBapplication. Applications will be due to the Fairfield County Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017.

Attention Livestock Exhibitors! Read more on VFD and what it means for you…

Attached is the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Fact Sheet for 4-H Youth Livestock Producers and Families. (Please click here for the Fact Sheet: vfd-fact-sheet_4h_-final_5dec16.

This was put together by the Ohio 4-H Office – Animal Science Team and should answer a lot of our clients’ questions about the VFD. This will be posted on the different species of livestock webpages on our Ohio 4-H website as well as a post on the Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences Facebook page.

Reviewers, who made great comments and contributed to the document, include Jack Advent, Executive Director, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association; Mark Armfelt, DVM, Diplomat ABVP Dairy, Dairy Technical Advisor, Elanco Dairy Business; Leah Dorman, DVM, Director, Food Integrity & Consumer Engagement, Phibro Animal Health Corporation; Tony Forshey, DVM, State Veterinarian, Ohio Department of Agriculture; and Diane R. McDaniel, State Liaison, Food and Drug Administration.

Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Information

Here are links to scholarships:

  • Fairfield County 4-H Scholarships – Due January 6, 2017

The typed scholarship application AND a typed Ohio Achievement Form are required for consideration for a Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship.


  • The ONLINE Ohio 4-H Scholarship Applications – Due February 15, 2017.

The link below will go to the youth awards page, and will take you to the Ohio 4-H Scholarships.


  • The Ohio State Fair Scholarships – Juniors and Seniors who have been active in the Ohio State Junior Fair and their local county fair are eligible to apply. Applications are due March 1, 2017.


  • The Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship Application. This application must be handwritten, and is due to the Columbus Foundation by March 15, 2017.


  • Fairfield County Soil and Water District Scholarship Application. Due to their office (Suite B in our building) by March 31, 2017.


Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines Club Information

Tractor Maintenance & Small Engines 4-H Club
Do you know of someone who has an interest in maintaining engines and equipment?  Maybe they work regularly with dirt bikes, lawn mowers, tractors, or other small engine powered equipment.  The Tractor and Small Engine 4-H Club may be for them!  The club meets every Monday in January and February and has a banquet in March.  The first meeting will be Monday,  January 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Ag Center.  For more information contact George Ruble (740-654-2464) or the Fairfield County Extension Office (740-652-7260).

Ohio State Young Leaders Conference

For the fourth year in a row, the men of Alpha Gamma Rho and the women of Sigma Alpha at The Ohio State University will be hosting a Young Leaders Conference for all high school age students with an interest in agriculture. The event is geared toward helping students gain both professional and leadership skills, with a focus being in the agricultural industry.

Attached is the invitation as well as the agenda (ylc-agenda and ylc-invitation). To register students, please have them follow the link to the google form. Checks to register can be made to Sigma Alpha, with “YLC” in the memo line.

The 2017 Young Leaders Conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Please feel free to direct all questions to: ylc.osu@gmail.com

Thank you,

The Young Leaders Conference Committee

Register for the 2017 Young Leaders Conference