Citizenship Teen Opportunity: Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

The Ohio Youth Capital Challenge is now accepting applications and nominations for Ohio FFA members who want to learn more about government and public policy and make a difference in their community. Participants will learn how to identify local issues, create solutions, and follow the policy making process through state government. Youth from 4-H, FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation work in teams, with support from college-age mentors. In 2022 delegates will participate in a series of online modules with topics designed to help them have a hands-on advocacy experience. Each team will work together remotely and present their solutions for the opportunity to receive a cash scholarship.

Ohio 4-H and FFA members who are at in at least ninth grade and between the ages of 14-18 during the 2021-2022 school year are invited to apply or may be nominated by their teacher.

Applications will remain open through January 21, 2022. Apply or nominate a student today.

Source: Ohio Ag Ed Newsletter – December 28, 2021

Junior Achievement Award Applications (ages 9-13) due 1/7/2022

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf)  For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2022 to complete.  This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record form.  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. The cover letter may be found here. Click here for an Example Jr. Achievement Form

Junior Achievement Forms are due in paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2021.

Youth completing the Junior Achievement Form will be recognized at the Achievement Awards Program in April.

Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application – due 1/7/2022

2022 Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application –  for High School Seniors and those in College. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Leslie Cooksey at or 740-277-4625.  Please download the form for the interactive pdf to work.

Priority will be given to those who are current seniors and/or have not received this scholarship previously. Scholarship recipients must complete at least ONE 4-H project in 2022 to receive this award. Fairfield County 4-H Scholarships are due in paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found on our Fairfield County Extension website under Older Youth Opportunities or visit previous Fairfield County 4-H blog posts.

Office Supplies Available

Hello 4-H Families,

The Fairfield County 4-H Program received a donation of office supplies from Abercrombie & Fitch this week. If you  could use any of these items, please call our office 740-653-5419 to schedule a time to come ‘shop’!

The following items are still available:

  • Binders,
  • Staplers,
  • 3 Hole Punches,
  • Desk Organizers,
  • Tape Dispensers,
  • File Organizers!

Our office is open today (12/21), tomorrow (12/22), and Thurs (12/30). We will be back in the office full time starting Jan 3, 2022.  Items are available on a first come, first served basis and all remaining items will be donated Jan. 7th!


Save the Dates: 2022 Summer Judging will be July 12-14

New for 2022, we’ll be consolidating our judging days from 4 down to 3 days. The judging schedule will be as follows and project judging will take place at the Ed Sands Building at the Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, July, 12, 2022

  • Food and Nutrition Projects
  • Communications
  • Creative Arts Projects (including SD quilting, SD Creative Arts)
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Miscellaneous Projects

Wednesday, July, 13, 2022

  • Leadership
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Self Determined (General, Natural Resources, Workforce Prep)

Thursday, July 14, 2022

  • Clothing/Sewing Projects
  • Style Revue to take place that evening at 7:00 p.m. (location TBD)

Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Forms (ages 14-18) due 1/7/2022

For youth 14-18 as of January 1, 2022 interested in applying for state & county achievement/merit awards (Beef, Clothing, Leadership, etc.), county trips (Sea Camp, Leadership Camp, etc.), State Junior Fair Board, National Dairy Conference, Ohio Township Award, etc. Please use the current version of the form!

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form (2022 Form- Word document- Please download to complete)

2022 Achievement Form Instructions – PLEASE READ! 

Ohio Achievement Form Suggestions – Achievement form section suggestions can by found by reviewing this form.

2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms are due on paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2022. A form should be completed for each item checked on the cover sheet of the Achievement Form. If you have questions about this, please reach out to Leslie, Aubry, or Missy.

Teen Opportunity: Apply now for the 2022 Fashion & Nutrition Board

2022 Fashion and Nutrition Board Application (online application)  For youth 13+ with at least 3 years of experience in clothing and/or food & nutrition related projects.  Current or previous Fashion/Nutrition Board members do not need to re-apply. Please send Shannon Carter an email that you would like to be on the 2022 board. Applications for new members are due Friday, January 7th, 2022.