4-H Enrollments still needed!

We are in the process of finalizing enrollments for the 2017-2018 year.  We are well on our way with 1,124 members enrolled and 195 Advisors, but are still missing approximately 300 members from last year and about 30 advisors from last year! Get those enrollments completed!

What many families don’t realize is that Advisors of each club need to complete an enrollment folder and turn that into the office by May 1st.  If you don’t register your member this weekend, they won’t appear on the club roster and won’t be counted by your advisor.  Please complete your registrations as soon as possible.

The website to register is https://oh.4honline.com.  You will need your email you used last year, and the password from last year as well.  If you don’t know your email, contact Missy at 740-652-7264 between 7:30 am and 4 pm on Monday.  If you are changing your email, you MUST call the office FIRST to get the email changed prior to enrolling. Continue reading

Tractor Supply seeks recognized Ohio 4-H and FFA youth!

Tractor Supply Company is holding its second annual “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest to recognize the exceptional contributions Ohio 4-H and FFA members are making in your community.

Tractor Supply will honor five local students who showcase what it means to be a great neighbor with a special ceremony at its Mobile Fair Tour. Tractor Supply’s Mobile Fair Tour, a 24-stop journey across the U.S., will be near you at the Pickaway Co. Fair in Circleville, Ohio, Wednesday, June 20 – Saturday, June 23. 2018. Winners will be presented with a commemorative plaque and Tractor Supply gift pack at the ceremony on Saturday, June 23. 2018.

To enter, 4-H and FFA members living near the Pickaway Co. Fair should submit a short essay in response to the following: Choose one memorable 4-H or FFA experience and explain how that experience has influenced your development as a great neighbor in your community. The contest is open now through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 5 p.m. CDT at http://tsccontest.com/essay/.

We’d appreciate your help spreading the word to 4-H and FFA youth encouraging them to apply, for example through an upcoming email, social media post or other available avenues. I’ve also attached a photo you can use. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your help!

New QA Requirements for 2018! (Quality Assurance)

NEW for 2018: Quality Assurance for livestock exhibitors must be completed at least 45 days prior to the start of exhibition. This includes youth exhibiting at the Ohio State Fair. If exhibition at the Ohio State Fair is before your county fair (like it is here in Fairfield County), youth MUST have completed the QA training at least 45 days prior to the opening day of the Ohio State Fair.

Also, as a reminder, QA Training must be taught by a trained and certified instructor to meet your annual QA requirement. The deadline to complete the QA training for youth exhibiting at the 2018 Fairfield County Fair is June 30th, 2018. For more information about Quality Assurance, visit page 12 of the 2018 4-H Member’s Handbook to review all Quality Assurance information (click here).

Equipment Dealers Foundation Scholarships due 4/30/2018

Source: https://www.farmanddairy.com/news/equipment-group-offers-scholarships/469502.html

ST. LOUIS — The Equipment Dealers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Equipment Dealers Association, is offering scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The deadline to submit all application materials is April 30. The scholarship program supports the training, retraining or advancement of current and potential employees of equipment dealerships.

Candidates must be recommended by a dealership to be eligible. This program is part of EDF’s broader workforce development initiative and aims to provide an incentive for qualified employees to begin or continue their professional growth within the agriculture industry.

Scholarships from EDF are $1,000 and are matched by the sponsoring dealership for a total of $2,000. These funds can be used for any educational program; associate, bachelor’s and post-graduate degrees in any field as well as technical training in the ag equipment industry.

Last year, EDF awarded a total of $28,000 to 14 students. More information about EDF’s scholarship program, including the guidelines and application, is available from scholarships@equipmentdealer.org.

Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship due 5/25/2018

Source: http://www.syngenta-us.com/scholarships/

Perhaps you grew up on a family farm and have deep roots in the industry, or maybe a professor ignited your passion for agriculture. Regardless of where and when your seeds sprouted, one thing is certain: You represent the future of agriculture and the branches that will one day bear its fruit.

To help grow your future, we invite you to compete for a portion of $20,000 in available scholarship awards.

What do you need to do? Complete the online application form (see “Apply Now” link below) by May 25, 2018. Within the application, you will be required to submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay in response to the following topic: Tell us the unique story of how you became #RootedinAg and how you plan to be the branches that reach new heights to benefit today’s and tomorrow’s world.

To apply, visit: http://www.syngenta-us.com/scholarships/

You’re Invited: Shelby County Horse Clinic and Horse Cloverbud Camp!

You’re Invited! On May 5 and 6, 2018 the Shelby County Extension will be hosting a two-day educational horse clinic. Workshops include You and Your House, Qualifying for Ohio State Fair, Groom & Clean, Trail in Hand, Equine Nutrition, Proper Show Attire, Shoeing, Trailer Loading, Equine Health, Homemade Horse Treats, Horseshoe Crafts and more! Flyer: Horse Clinic Registration – Shelby County For clinic agenda and registration information, visit go.osu.edu/shelbyhorses

A Cloverbud Day Camp, open to all youth ages 5 to 8 years old, will run concurrently with the clinic. Youngsters are invited to join our awesome 4-H teen leaders as they explore the science and excitement behind everyone’s favorite animal, the HORSE! Activities will include getting up close and personal with some furry friends, a scavenger hunt around the fairgrounds, water games, horse shoe crafts, homemade horse treats, stick horse races and more. This Cloverbud camp will be PERFECT for the young horse-lover or a sibling of a 4-H youth participating in the concurrent 4-H clinic. Flyer: 2018 Cloverbud Camp Packet- Shelby County

Visit go.osu.edu/shelbyhorses for details and registration information!

Camping will be available on the grounds for $25/weekend.

For more information about the clinic or the camp, contact Cassie Dietrich, dietrich.145@osu.edu or 937-498-7243.

OSU Youth Welding Workshop – Registration now open!

The second Youth Welding Workshop of the year will be June 2nd, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the OSU Campus in Columbus. It provides a unique opportunity for youth ages 10-18 to develop arc welding (stick or SMAW) skills or oxyacetylene welding and cutting skills. Check out this informational flyer for more information and how to register!