4-H Legacy Dinner Cancelled

To our friends and supporters of the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment, we thank you for your continued support of all our efforts. After much careful and thoughtful consideration, the 4-H Endowment Board has decided to cancel the 11th annual 4-H Legacy Dinner which was originally scheduled for June 11, 2020 at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. This is the result of extreme caution and the concerns for safe distancing and the co-mingling of large numbers of people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please watch your mailbox for a communication from the Endowment Committee offering a giving opportunity that will ultimately assist 4-H Clubs with payment of their county-wide 4-H dues. Again, we sincerely thank you for your support of the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment and their activities.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the Endowment Board members. For more information about the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board and efforts, click here: https://u.osu.edu/4hlegacy/

Central State University Student Scholarship Program due 6/30/2020

Applications for the Central State University, College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture (CESTA), Student Scholarship program are now being accepted. The scholarship awards eligible students up to $40,000 covering tuition, books, and room and board for up to four years. High school seniors and college transfer students within Ohio (in-state) are eligible to receive the award. Students must register in one of the following majors: Sustainable Agriculture (SAG), Agricultural Education (AgEd), Exercise Science (EXS) with a nutrition minor, Agricultural Extension Education (AgExEd), Agricultural Business (AgB), Water Resources Management (WRM), or Environmental Engineering (ENV). Instate high school applicants must have a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.8 and in-state-transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. To learn more or to apply click here.

Scarlet and Gray Club Lamb Classic Jackpot Show – UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Scarlet and Gray Club Lamb Classic Jackpot in-person show scheduled for May 16th has been postponed indefinitely. Introducing the first ever Scarlet and Gray Snapshot Show! It’s time to get creative and get out of the quarantine slump! Online entries will open on May 7th and remain open through May 14th. This show will be held online through The Showman App. For complete information including classes, rules and entry information, click here.

State Teen Opportunity: 4HEYA Applications due 5/15/2020!

  • 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.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2020.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 8 or July 14)
    • 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
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired.  TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair.  Their term is September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021.  Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Hannah (epley.24@osu.edu), Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu) or Frances (nicol.115@osu.edu)

Calling all 4-H First Responders!

Do you know a 4-H member, alumnus or club that is fighting COVID-19 in your community? Maybe it’s a 4-H’er that is delivering groceries to the elderly, 4-H programs that are finding innovative ways to deliver curriculum or other needed supplies, or a 4-H alumnus working as a nurse on the front lines? Submit stories of 4-H first responders, and we may feature them on that National 4-H News (4-H Day). Share your story here and let us know by emailing Leslie at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

Choose Raising Cane’s May 12th: Enjoy Drive-Thru & Carryout while supporting the Jr. Leaders!

Grab lunch or dinner on May 12th from the Lancaster Raising Cane’s location and support the Fairfield County Jr. Leaders. This opportunity to support 4-H is from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. You must mention the fundraiser when placing your order and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to the 4-H Jr. Leadership Club.

Attention 4-H Dog Exhibitors: Virtual Fun Show Opportunity!

4-H Virtual Fun Show Opportunity!

The Paw Pals’ 4-H Club in Butler County has created an online Virtual Fun Show allowing members to continue being motivated to work with their dogs and have a show experience. This is a great opportunity for 4-H dog project members!  Show #2 will go live Monday, May 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Entries close Wednesday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m. Scores will be posted by Sunday, May 24, after 12:00 p.m. Ohio 4-H dog show judges are judging these virtual shows. Click HERE for more information and the show bill.

Additional Resources:

Happy Tails 4-H Club Trick Dog Video Presentation

Obedience and Showmanship Videos

AKC Rally and Obedience Videos/Virtual Rally Novice Test Pilot Program