Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship due 2/1/2020

The Fairfield County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship is for High School Seniors or Undergraduate College Students attending either 2 or 4 year programs. The applicant or parent/guardian must have been a member of the Fairfield County Cattlemen’s Association for the previous two calendar years. Deadline February 1, 2020. See application for additional details.

Interested in the 2020 4-H Meat Judging Team?

The Fairfield County 4-H Meat Judging Team will soon begin to meet to prepare for the State 4-H Meat Judging Contest this spring. Coaches, Caitlyn Black and James Maynard, are ready to recruit members to join the 2020 Fairfield County 4-H Meat Judging Team! A schedule of practices will be shared soon. Let us know  if you are interested in this opportunity by emailing Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

2020 Camp Counselor Application Now Available! Due 1/10/2020

For youth interested in serving as a Fairfield County 4-H Camp Counselor in 2020, Applications can be found here. Forms are due by 4:00pm on Friday, January 10th, 2020. Competition for this opportunity is open to all 4-H members ages 14-18 as of January 1, 2020. All resident camps will be held at Tar Hollow State Park: Intermediate Camp will be June 15-18, 2020 and Junior Camp will be June 30-July 3, 2020. Our one day Cloverbud Camp will be held at Alley Park on June 6, 2020. Counselors must be 14 by January 1st to be considered for Junior and/or Intermediate Camp. Counselors must be 14 by June 1st to be considered for Cloverbud Camp. New & Returning Counselors must complete the application annually.  Please review the application packet and instructions for more information. For more info, contact Aubry Fowler at fowler.443@osu.edu.

Dairy Steer Project on hold for 2020 fair – PLEASE SHARE!

The Fairfield County Agricultural Society Board of Directors has decided to place a hold on the Dairy Steer project for the 2020 fair due to concerns by some of the exhibitors. This next year, we look to investigate and research further the Dairy Steer project for possible future implementation.

Join Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club in 2020!

Do you know of someone who has an interest in maintaining engines and equipment? Do you know someone who regularly works with dirt bikes, lawn mowers, tractors, or other small engine powered equipment?

The Tractor Maintenance & Small Engines 4-H Club is looking for new members! 4-H is a non-formal, educational youth development program for individuals age 8 and in 3rd grade or 9 years old to age 19 as of January 1, 2020. This 4-H club teaches individuals how to work on small engines and tractors while visiting different businesses and ag shops. You do not have to have any experience with small engines or tractors – This is a great opportunity to learn something new!

The club meets every Monday in January and February with a banquet in March. The first meeting will be Monday, January 6th at 7:00p.m. at the Fairfield County Ag Center, 831 College Ave, Lancaster. For more information, contact the Fairfield County Extension Office (740-653-5419) or attend the first meeting on January 6th.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST Program introduced Stockmanship division

New for the 2019-20 BEST season, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is introducing the Stockmanship division. This new opportunity was developed in an effort to further youth’s knowledge of cattle throughout the state and to allow youth to showcase their abilities and talent outside of the show ring. The Stockmanship division will be comprised of beef industry-focused events and competitions that are held in conjunction with BEST shows and OCA events. This division of the BEST program is open to all Ohio youth regardless of if they own or show cattle during the BEST show season. If an existing BEST participant would like to sign up for the Stockmanship division, they will do so under their BEST user profile at best.ohiocattle.org for no additional cost outside of existing cattle nominations. If age-eligible individuals would like to participate in the Stockmanship division but don’t have any cattle enrolled in the 2019-2020 BEST program, they should create their username and profile at best.ohiocattle.org (if they don’t have an existing account either BEST or non-BEST) and elect to participate in the Stockmanship division…. Continue reading

OSU College of Food, Ag, & Environmental Sciences Scholarship – Priority Deadline 2/15/2020

All students in the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 academic year.

You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15, 2020.

The simple on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2020-21 as the supplemental questions are within this application. Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H.

AAEA Agricultural Communicators Network Scholarships Available – due 2/17/2020

AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for four scholarship opportunities for 2020. Four scholarships will be awarded in 2020 to outstanding members of ACT for their achievements in leadership, career-related experiences, academics, and service. Applications are due on or before Monday, February 17, 2020. Click here for the application and reference form.

The James Evans Scholarship is the top scholarship offered in the amount of $3,000. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the top four applicants will be required to take part in an in-person interview during Ag Media Summit. The Summit will be held in Kansas City, Missouri from July 25 to 29, 2020.

The remaining three students will be awarded the Past President’s Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 each. Applicants must be current members of Ag Communicators of Tomorrow and enrolled as an undergraduate student at a university or college during the time of their application. Recipients will be selected based on the following:

• ACT involvement, leadership activities, and other campus organizational involvement
• Academic achievements
• Career-related experiences
• Reference recommendations