In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the OSU Extension Office in Fairfield County will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th.
As we approach the holidays and you consider your end of the year giving plans, consider donations to the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Fund at the Fairfield County Foundation (162 E Main Street, Lancaster). This year, the Fairfield County Foundation’s 32 Hour Give will begin on November 30th at 8:00 a.m. and run through December 1st at 4:00 p.m. Donations that are made in-person at the Foundation or online during this time frame are eligible for a portion of matching funds. To give online, click here.
2022 Junior Fair Board Application: For 4-H and FFA youth interested in serving on the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board. Membership is open to youth between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. New members must be 14 years old by October 1st of the current year to serve. Applications are due 1/7/2022 by 4:00 p.m. via online application for 4-H and FFA youth who are interested. Additionally, returning members must submit an application.
Youth members who will be ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2022 are strongly encouraged to complete the Junior Achievement Form. The Junior Achievement Form allows youth to practice good record keeping skills of their 4-H accomplishments and experiences in preparation for older youth opportunities, trips, awards, scholarships and more! For more information, contact our office at 740-653-5419 or attend the Junior Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 2nd from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.
The Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2022 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record form. Completed forms (in paper copy) are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2021. There are three levels of awards: White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. A banquet will be held in April recognizing those members completing the Junior Achievement Form.
Please Note: The 4-H Advisory Committee is currently reviewing the 2022 Junior Achievement Award Form. A final version and sample form will be posted at fairfield.osu.edu and available on Thursday, December 2nd. Thank you!
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Join Fairfield County 4-H as a new 4-H Volunteer!
Applications, background check AND References are due to the OSU Extension Office by February 1st. Application are available on the website under the Club Advisor Resources. New Volunteer Training will take place online through an online course system and must be completed by April 15th. Advisors are needed to support members across the entire county. There are a few clubs that need additional help so potential volunteers can ‘learn the ropes’ and not have the responsibility to take on the entire club or a new club.
Also, NEW Clubs are also welcome…if interested, we need to start having the conversation NOW so we can be sure all is in order before the start of the 2022 4-H year. Contact our office at 740-653-5419 to learn more!
Fairfield County 4-H Advisors,
You should have received the following email with your Drive Thru invitation on Friday, Nov. 12th. It has your own personalized link, so be sure to RSVP via the email you received. If you haven’t seen it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folder! If you still can’t find it, you can call in your RSVP too.
The Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders would like to invite you to attend the Advisor Recognition Event on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2021 4-H club year. This will be an open house event, so please stop by to pick up your complimentary breakfast sandwich. Milestone gifts (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 years) will be distributed. This is taking place at the same time as Check Pick Up Day so you can pick up checks, end of the year packets, and breakfast at the same time!
You are invited to attend as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2021 4-H club year. We will have end of year packets, gifts/awards for each advisor, a photo station and other fun activities!
- What: Advisor Recognition Event (Hot Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee/Hot Chocolate provided by Falcon’s Nest)
- When: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am – Noon
- Who: All Fairfield County Advisors (This is for ALL Advisors – Tractor Maintenance & Shooting Sports too!)
- Where: OSU Extension Office Parking Lot, 831 College Ave, Lancaster
- Cost: No charge
Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 24th by completing your personalized RSVP survey found in your email. DO NOT FORWARD your email to any other advisors since the links are personalized. Please complete the survey regardless of if you can attend, we will work with those clubs who can’t attend to pick up their packets and gifts.
If you have questions or would like to RSVP by phone, please call 740-653-5419. We look forward to seeing you on Dec 4th!
The Fairfield County Junior Leaders are honored to recognize two former 4-H’ers who have been selected as outstanding 4-H Alumni. This award annually recognizes one male and one female former 4-H member (any county or state) for their outstanding contribution(s) to the 4-H program as adult volunteers. In addition to their own individual plaques, the outstanding 4-H Alumni will also have their names added to our 4-H Alumni Award Plaque which is on display in the lobby of the Fairfield County Extension Office.
Please submit this form: Outstanding Alumni 2022 by Dec. 1st to nominate a former 4-H member for this award along with a short reason why he or she should be recognized.
Please nominate one man and one woman who are 4-H Alumni. They can be from any state or county 4-H program. This award is not limited to just current advisors! This award annually recognizes one male and one female former 4-H member (any county or state) for their outstanding contribution(s) to the 4-H program as adult volunteers. Please submit a nomination form for a former 4-H member for this award and include a short description on why they should be recognized.
Applications for the 4-H Advisory Committee – This group of 4-H Advisors work to advise OSU Extension Staff regarding direction for the county 4-H program. They also provide organization of countywide 4-H events such as 4-H Day, Officer Trainings, Countywide Fundraisers and more. 4-H Advisors must submit an application to be reviewed by the Nomination Committee. New members are slated and elected by their peers to serve a 3-year term. All current Advisors, regardless of experience, are eligible to apply provided they are not already on the
committee or completing a current term. New terms begin in January, and members will be notified via email if they are selected.
Applications can be found here. This opportunity is open to all current Fairfield County 4-H Advisors. If you have questions, please contact our office (740-653-5419) or e-mail Aubry Fowler at Fowler.firstname.lastname@example.org