Since Ohio 4-H Conference will be a virtual event, Ohio 4-H will not be able to present our award winners and tenured volunteers with their awards in person. They have again chosen to host a virtual award presentation on March 11. See the flyer below for more details!
Click here to access the 2021 Fairfield County 4-H pdf and Google calendar.
Events and programs will be added as they are scheduled. Please note, this calendar is subject to change at anytime. Please continue to check back for the most current updates.
Additional dates to put on the calendar:
- Cloverbud Camp: June 5th, 2021
- 4-H Endowment Legacy Dinner: June 10th, 2021
- Intermediate Camp: June 14th-17th, 2021
- Junior Camp: June 29th-July 2nd, 2021
- Summer Judging Week: July 12th-15th, 2021
- Fairfield County Fair: October 10th-16th, 2021
There are many ways to volunteer with the Fairfield County 4-H Program! Now is the time to apply to be a 4-H Advisor and help in a current club within Fairfield County. There are many clubs that need YOUR help – You don’t have to start a new club or be a 4-H expert, just someone who wants to help youth make the best better!
Applications can be found here: 2021 Prospective New Volunteer Packet
NEW for 2021 – Applications can be completed online: go.osu.edu/fcvolapplication
Completed Applications and criminal history fingerprint record check are due to the Extension Office by February 1st. If you have any questions, please contact our office!
The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council would like to invite teens to join us during our statewide Teamwork from Home event on Friday, February 19, 2021! You can register here: go.osu.edu/4hteamwork. Registration is due February 12, 2021.
The first session will begin at 4:00pm with a break from 5:30pm-6:30pm. At 6:30pm, we will begin our second session. When you register, you can choose to join us for one or both sessions!
During these sessions you will have an opportunity to learn about older youth 4-H opportunities, meet others from around the state and country, and participate in several interactive activities! This program is being offered by the Teen Leadership Council committee who would traditionally be planning a luncheon during Ohio 4-H Conference. Since we aren’t meeting for our conference in-person, we are bringing the fun to you!
The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is once again sponsoring the 2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition. The essay competition is open to active 4-H Club members only.
2021 Essay Topic: Immunity: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats
Deadline for submission to the Ohio 4-H state office is March 29, 2021. Submit essays to Lisa Jinks, firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight. Each submitted essay will be reviewed by a panel of writing professionals and the top essay selected will be submitted for national competition. The top 3 essays selected for the national level will earn CASH prizes! Be sure to see important requirements and guidelines on the Foundation’s website. Click here for rules and overview.
4-H families and volunteers who were enrolled in 4-H during 2020 will be receiving a mailed copy of the 2021 Ohio 4-H Family Guide soon. Please do not throw this away! You will not be receiving a copy from your advisor/club this year! Save this publication to help select projects when we begin the 2021 club year soon. A digital version can be found here: 2021 Ohio 4-H Family Guide.
Thank you to the Ohio 4-H Foundation for their help in getting this publication to our 4-H families and volunteers safely in 2021!
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, 2021. 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 – March. The next meeting will be Monday, January 25th at 7:00p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in the Ed Sands Building, 157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster. For more information, contact the Fairfield County Extension Office (740-653-5419) or attend the meeting.
We’re looking for youth who love to write! Join the 4-H Poetry Writing SPIN Club. Register at go.osu.edu/spinpoet
Hey, 4-H Advisors! Start your 4-H year with seven ready-to-go club meeting agendas detailing a family kick-off, team building, officer elections, public speaking and more. Learn how to adapt in-person activities to a virtual setting and strategies for including Cloverbuds. Find it at go.osu.edu/clubmeetingtoolkit.
Ready to explore the Arctic from your home? Join the 4-H Polar Mystery SPIN Club with our friends from OSU’s Byrd Polar Center. It all starts Monday January 25th, 2021 after school at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom for grades 6-8. Register at go.osu.edu/pmspin