2017 Youth Poultry Clinic

2017 Youth Poultry Clinic – March 25th, 2017 at Fisher Auditorium, OSU/OARDC, Wooster. Registrations are to be postmarked by Friday, March 17th, 2017. Space is limited. Jarrod Snell, Assistant Poultry Operations Manager, snell.41@osu.edu, is the contact person. The link to this information is posted at www.poultry.osu.edu on the Calendar of Events page. Here is a link to the even flyer with more information: 2017 Youth Poultry Clinic

State 4-H Leaders will be teaching a statewide Quality Assurance session at this Youth Poultry Clinic. We will also be discussing the Veterinary Feed Directive and Prescription Drugs as they pertain to youth with poultry projects. If you plan to attend the Quality Assurance session at this event, please contact Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu to get the required paperwork to document your attendance in meeting this annual livestock exhibition requirement for Fairfield County.

4-H Science Saturday: Cool Chemistry 2/4/2017 at Ohio State

The next Ohio 4-H Science Saturday is Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Ohio State University. Science Saturday will take place at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Discover “Cool Chemistry” with OSU’s Department of Chemistry and the Biochemistry Demonstration Lab, including liquid nitrogen ice cream and pen chromatography.  You’ll also find details at the link below. For a link to the event flyer and registration form, visit: February-Chemistry-1nlvbap

Please share with your 4-H families – thanks!


OSU Welding Workshop 4/15/2017

Click here for more information on the 2017 Welding Workshop that will take place on OSU Campus on April 15th, 2017: Youth Welding Workshop 2017-14l7ya9. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn from some of the best welding professionals in the industry.  Space is limited so please let your youth interested in welding know ASAP.

New Project: Young Engineers in Solar Energy

A new project, Young Engineers in Solar Energy (project #550, intermediate skill level), is planned to debut in 2017 but will be delayed and we are not expecting to have a copy of this new project book until April. Please note: This project will not be eligible for State Fair (although it says so in the 2017 4-H Family Guide).

Project Description: Jumpstart your career in engineering with this hands-on introduction to the sun as an energy source. Nine activities lead you through the nature of light, earth’s relationship to the Sun, and the technology that allows us to use its energy. Directions for simple make-at-home scientific instruments included!

New Project: Club Leadership 2

New Project: Club Leadership 2 (project #383, advanced skill level).

Project Description: Make the best better in your 4-H club by improving your leadership skills and the way you assist advisors and club members. Use your life experiences to find your leadership strengths, assess past teamwork, improve your speaking skills, and build relationships. Also, discover innovative ways to get to know your team, to communicate to resolve issues, and to develop a team plan. Intended for current club officers or chairs of committees. To view sample project pages, visit Project Central at: http://projectcentral.ohio4h.org/publications/club-leadership-2/

New Project: My 4-H Cloverbud Year

New Project: My 4-H Cloverbud Year! (project #715)

Project Description: This fun book is a great way for Cloverbuds to learn the basics of 4-H and keep track of their activities and events. Completion of this book is optional, and can be done with or without the help of an adult leader. It can be repeated each year a child is a Cloverbud member, and is especially appropriate for older Cloverbud members as they prepare to transition to regular membership. To view project sample pages on Project Central, visit: http://projectcentral.ohio4h.org/publications/my-4-h-cloverbud-year/

New Project: All About Dogs! (no dog required!)

New Project, coming soon: All About Dogs (project #200, skill level: beginner, and state fair eligible).

Project Description: COMING SOON! Ever wonder how pre-historic dogs met prehistoric humans? Want to know how dogs think and the meaning behind their body language? Curious about what keeps dogs happy and healthy? Discover these answers and the valuable roles these furry companions play in our lives. For beginning level members who may or may not have a dog. To view project sample pages, visit this project on Project Central: http://projectcentral.ohio4h.org/publications/all-about-dogs/

Fairfield County will include this project judging during Summer Judging week in July. No dogs at judging – as they are optional for this project and not required. 

Ohio 4-H Conference Registration is due 2/3/2017

The Ohio 4-H Conference is the largest gathering of 4-H volunteers in the United States! We welcome nearly 1,500 teen and adult volunteers to participate each year. The Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to equip participants with resources, information, and skills to meet the ever-changing needs of youth. Attendees have the opportunity to receive training in more than 125 different topics such as career exploration, risk management, camping, leadership, cake decorating, dancing, animal sciences, and much more.

In addition to the educational sessions, the day features the Bob Evans Farms 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for the adults highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of volunteers. The teens (age 13 and older) have a luncheon that recognizes their peers and often features a keynote speaker.

Need some 4-H bling? We have that too! Our MarketPlace features a variety of 4-H items, including apparel, to purchase. Representatives are available to speak to you about fundraising opportunities for 4-H clubs, project books, and more.

To view the sessions offered, please visit https://go.osu.edu/174HConfBook.  The registration form can be found here https://go.osu.edu/174HConfReg.  Completed registration forms, along with the $35 payment (checks made to 4-H Advisory Committee)  are due to the Fairfield County Extension Office by 4 pm on Friday February 3rd, 2017.

Shooting Sports Open House is 1/29/2017

Interested in 4-H Shooting Sports? The Fairfield County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will be hosting their open house and enrollment meeting on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at the Ag Center from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Now is the time to get involved with this group as they meet over the next few months!