Advisor Opportunity!

Please join Trish Preston (advisor of Green Extreme) and fellow advisors for a fun 4-H Volunteer – Advisors Motivational & Inspirational Training on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Olive Branch Pizza in Canal Winchester.

Trish had the pleasure of attending an advisor training session at 4-H Conference earlier this month. Amy Fleshman is a volunteer from Franklin County and her presentation made a big impact. She doesn’t hold back any punches, no excuses accepted and she will motivate, inspire you while at the same time making you evaluate your current way of doing business to make sure we are each on track, serving to the best of our ability and that the kids are receiving the best of us and the 4-H program. Are the kids having fun? Do they want to come back? Are you taking care of families? Are we taking care of ourselves in the process? SO much more to the conversation…

Trish hopes that you please, make time, change your plans, do what you have to do, to attend this workshop. She felt it was applicable to all facets of her life at home and at work as well as 4-H. To make this fun, she is arranging to host this at the Olive Branch Pizza in Canal Winchester. Come and grab dinner (on your own) and we will meet in the community room. Please share with other volunteers county wide who would like to join us. RSVP not required but appreciated.


Hey Teens – Be an Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistant!

There is a NEW opportunity for 2018—the Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) Program. Even though these applications are not due until May 15, 2018 -we wanted to start sharing more information so you can help promote this to your teens as an additional opportunity.  (Thank you for doing so!). Here is a basic overview of the opportunity:

What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)

Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.

Time Frame: Apply by May 15, 2018 and selection, training, service to Ohio State Fair, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2018.

Applications available at:


Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):

  • Training: Must attend one of the options for training (July 10 or July 19, 2018).
  • Events: Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired.
  • Program Fee: $25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members.
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program

Questions? Contact Kayla ( or Hannah ( Thanks for your promotion of this opportunity to our teens!


Agricultural Education Instructor Position open at Fairfield Union

There is a current agricultural education instructor position open at Fairfield Union High School. Details for application are as follows:

Fairfield Union High School
6675 Cincinnati-Zanesville Road
Agricultural Education Instructor – 3 teacher program

Deadline to apply – until filled

FFA District – 7

County – Fairfield

Interested applicants need to download and complete the Teacher Employment Application found at Mail cover letter, resume and teacher application to Chad Belville, Superintendent, Fairfield Union Local School District, 6417 Cincinnati-Zanesville Road NE, Lancaster, OH 43130,

Canter’s Cave offers Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp July 27-29th

Please find information at the link below about Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson – July 27-29, 2018. This Camp is available for those young people who have unique needs that cannot be accommodated at our traditional Camps. Campers bring a caregiver with them for the weekend.

There are also opportunities available to serve as Counselors for this Camp. Applicants must be current Counselors in their county programs. We do provide approximately 10 hours of on-site, Camp specific training, but Counselors should have the remainder of their training completed in their counties. The application can be found at the link below and is due April 1st (2nd due to the weekend.)

Camper registrations are due July 2nd.

If there are any questions about this opportunity, please contact Michelle Stumbo :; 740-992-6696.

Corrections to the Member Handbook

There are two corrections that we are aware of for the Member Handbook. Please let Missy know if you find any other errors.

  • Page 10, July Calendar, The 4-H Advisory Committee Vendor Sale is July 28th (Same day as Premier Exhibitor testing).
  • Page 18, Horse section.  The Required Horse Clinic is August 26th.  Horse Waivers are due to the office by 4 pm on August 24th.

Thank you to the families that have brought these to our attention!


State 4-H Office Summer Student Assistants Needed

State 4-H Office Summer Student Assistants Needed

If you know of any collegiate age students on main campus or living near, please share that there is a position open for a Summer 4-H Assistant at the 4H Center. Resumes may be sent directly to  They may work up to 38 hours a week, if they are not enrolled in summer academic classes and up to 28 hours if they are. For more information contact: Lisa Jinks, phone #614-292-6996

Learn more about Ohio Military Kids!

Spring is here! That means Ohio Military Kids events are starting for the 2018 season. Ohio Military Kids is a partnership between Ohio State Extension 4-H Youth Development and Family Readiness with Ohio National Guard. Through this partnership, Ohio Military Kids puts on events all around the state of Ohio. These events range from one day events, to overnights, to weekend camps, and week long residential camps. If you are a part of a military family, please consider joining one of our many events. All active, reserve, and national guard families are welcome!

  • April 14: Hero Camp, Science Day in Southwest Ohio
  • June 2: Hero Camp, Equestrian Program in Northeast Ohio
  • June 6 to 10: Teen Leadership Camp in Central Ohio
  • June 23: Family Day at the Zoo in Northwest Ohio
  • June 23 to 24: Family Overnight Northwest Ohio
  • June 29 to July 1:  Teen Leadership Weekend Northwest Ohio
  • June 30 to July 1: Family Overnight Northeastern Ohio

This is only the beginning of an awesome summer full of events! Please Check out our website for more information and registration links!

Clothing Project Members…..Make it with Wool!

Attention 4-H clothing project members! There will be an Open House at Mid-States Wool Growers on March 24th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  LOTS of Pendleton wool for sale for 4-H and the Make It With Wool Program. Refreshments, make it take it workshop and more!  Come and meet this years national winners from Ohio!  Canal Winchester, Ohio…9449 Basil Western Road.

Help support 4-H Professionals from across the nation!

This October, Ohio is hosting the 2018 National Association of Extension 4-H Conference in Columbus. This is a major source of professional development for our Ohio (& national) 4-H professionals. It is also a very expensive undertaking for the host state each year…as you can see below, we are making headway, but still have a ways to go! If you know anyone who might be interested in sponsoring (at any $ level), please let us know! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Additionally, the planning committee would like to share the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information Packet. Please pass along to anyone who may be interested! 2018 NAE4-HA Sponsor and Exhibitor Packet