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

OSU Youth Poultry Workshop is 4/22/2017

An OSU Youth Poultry Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at the OSU Columbus campus Animal Sciences Building. A link to the flyer is posted at www.poultry.osu.edu on the Calendar of Events page. The cost is $10.00 per person if postmarked by April 10th, 2017, and $20.00 per person same-day registration. Participants will learn how to evaluate and select birds for meat and eggs, how to quality grade meat carcasses and eggs, basic handling and showmanship techniques, as well as prepare for the Ohio State Fair youth poultry events – judging contest, skillathon, and avian bowl. There will NOT be Quality Assurance offered at this state event.

Youth Poultry Clinic – OARDC Wooster on 3/25/2017

A Youth Poultry Clinic will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2017, at OARDC in Wooster. Registration is $20.00 per person and must be postmarked by Friday, March 17th, 2017. There will be a statewide QA session offered at this clinic. This will meet the county QA requirement for the Fairfield County Junior Fair. Info can be found at www.poultry.osu.edu on the Calendar of Events page or contact Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

OSU Junior Swine Day is 3/25/2017 (register by 3/19/2017)

The OSU Junior Swine Day is Saturday, March 25th, 2017. OSU Junior Swine Day is held in two locations on March 25th, 2017 – OSU Columbus and OSU ATI Wooster, with the same sessions offered at each location. Registration is due by March 19th, 2017 and is $10.00 per person. A flyer can be downloaded at www.go.osu.edu/livestock from the Calendar of Events page. Youth attending will participate and be certified in PQA Plus (Pork Quality Assurance) and this will meet the county QA requirement for the Fairfield County Junior Fair. For more information, contact Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

Ohio Beef Expo Judging Contest and Quality Assurance is 3/17/2017

The Ohio Beef Expo Judging Contest and Quality Assurance Training will be on FRIDAY, March 17th, 2017, at the Ohio Expo Center. Note – This is now held on Friday, NOT on Saturday as in the past. Information about Beef Expo can be downloaded at www.go.osu.edu/livestock from the Calendar of Events page. This Quality Assurance Training will meet the Fairfield County QA requirement. Contact Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu for more information.

4-H Camp Tech is 6/14-16/2017

Registration for 4-H Camp Tech is open! Camp Tech is a three-day, overnight camp held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the OSU campus in Columbus. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on STEM activities including, robotics, engineering design and coding. 4-H Camp Tech is for all youth entering grades 6, 7 and 8 in fall 2017. Find all the details here: http://www.ohio4h.org/events/camp-tech

STEM Biosciences Summer Camp at OSU 6/19-22/2017

High school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the STEM Biosciences Summer Camp, hosted by OSU’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center June 19th-22nd, 2017. Participants will explore technology and career opportunities through activities and field trips. The application is at http://bioproducts.osu.edu/bioproducts-events/stem-camp-2017 and the deadline to apply is March 31st, 2017.

Engaging with Insects – Summer Day Camp is back 6/26-30/2017

Engaging with Insects – Summer Day Camp is back! Young entomologists interested in learning about the little creatures that really rule the world are invited for a week of hands-on experiences with experts from OSU’s Triplehorn Insect Collection and the Department of Entomology. The camp runs June 26-30 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Details at https://insects.osu.edu/engaging-insects-summer-day-camp

Lights! Camera! Action! – 4-H Film Project Day is 4/8/2017

Lights! Camera! Action! If you want to know more about making films, joins us for 4-H Film Project Day on April 8th, 2017 at the Nationwide & Ohio 4-H Farm Bureau Center in Columbus. Cinematographer Scott Spears will teach film basics and you’ll help make a short film. Limited to just 16 participants; find the details at http://www.ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/filmmaking

Fairfield County Parent/Advisor 4H Online Training

New for 2017 – All enrollments will be completed by parents and advisors through 4-H Online!

Parents and advisors of Fairfield County 4-H Clubs are invited to the Extension Office for training on using 4-H Online for 2017 enrollments.  Training will be held on Tuesday March 21st from 2 pm to 7 pm.  Please bring you laptop with you for training.  This is an open house style training.  Come anytime between 2 and 7 pm for assistance, and we will help you.  Training tutorials will be provided on the 4-H Youth Development site once finalized.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st.