2022 4-H Calendar NOW POSTED (January-June)

The 2022 4-H Calendar has been posted to our website. Click here to access and download a pdf version. You will need to scroll down below the interactive Google Calendar. Please note that anything scheduled at this time is subject to change.

We are still waiting to confirm a few things on locations and times as you will see. Additionally, we have not posted through July just yet as a few items still need to be confirmed on those particular days.

Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connections Blog – Subscribe to receive email notifications!

Do you work with Cloverbuds? Here is great blog with new articles and activities posted twice a month. The blog also has a feature to search for topics using keywords. You can also subscribe to receive email notifications when new articles are posted. https://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections

In case you missed the last post, it is focused on “Getting Active in the New Year” – https://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/2022/01/07/getting-active-in-the-new-year/

Virtual Show Clinic Opportunity: Road to the Winners Circle

Rural King is pleased to offer this FREE ON LINE SEMINAR to get ready for SHOW SEASON! They will also be discussing breeding beef, pigs and goats.

WHEN- Tuesday, February 15th,  2022 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET

Please RSVP using the QR code in the invitation or click on the link below.


Everyone who attends will receive a nice care package from Nutrena after the seminar! Feel free to share with all your contacts and 4-H groups!

Congratulations to Angela Krile, 2022 Ohio 4-H Alumni Award Winner

Congratulations to Angela Krile for being selected as one of the 2022 Ohio 4-H Alumni Award Winners! The Ohio 4-H Alumni Award is presented to a 4-H alumnus who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in career or service and can attribute part of their success to participation in 4-H. For those of you that personally know Angela, you know this to be very true! We are honored to call you one of our own and very proud of you! Please join us in congratulating Angela!

Congratulations to Bay Packing and Bay Food Market: 2022 Ohio Friend of 4-H Award Winner

We are THRILLED to have nominated and now CONGRATULATE Bay Packing and Bay Food Market on being selected to receive the 2022 Ohio Friend of 4-H Award! The Ohio Friend of 4-H Award recognizes an individual, family, business, or corporation that supports the 4-H Program in a charitable manner at the county, state, or national level. Join us in congratulating this locally owned, family business that not only supports the Fairfield County 4-H and Junior Fair Programs, but surrounding counties as well!

New 4-H Volunteers Needed!

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 here. 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. Contact our office at 740-653-5419 to learn more!

There’s still time to Join Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club in 2022!

There is still time to join the Tractor Maintenance & Small Engines 4-H Club! The next meeting is on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7 pm at the Ag Center. The Fairfield County Ag Center is located at 831 College Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130. This 4-H club teaches individuals how to work on small engines and tractors while visiting different businesses and agriculture shops throughout the county.

During this  meeting, Officer elections will also be held so if you are interested in taking on a position please prepare a short introduction speech. No experience is necessary to join – This is a great opportunity to learn something new so bring a friend or two!

At the first 2 meetings, you will be ask to complete the following:

  • Pay for your project book (payable to OSU Extension)
    • Small Engine      $6.00
    • Tractor                $8.00
  • Pay your county dues ($5.00) (payable to the FC Tractor Maintenance Club)
  • Pay your club dues (estimated to be $2.00, will be finalized at the first meeting) (payable to the FC Tractor Maintenance Club)
  • Complete your 2022 4-H enrollment.  This will include your Tractor Maintenance project AND all other projects you will be completing for 2022 if you are in any additional club(s).  Enrollment will be completed through 4-H Online (https://oh.4honline.com).  Enrollment instructions are attached for reference (for new and returning families) and additional resources can be found on our website – 4-H Online Information.  If you have questions regarding enrollment, please ask them at the meeting or contact Missy Koenig at Koenig.398@osu.edu or 740-277-4631.

The 2022 proposed meeting schedule will be every Monday from January 10 – March 7, 2022. There is an extra week built in in case there is a ‘snow day’ and the banquet will wrap up the year on March 21, 2022. Have questions? Contact our office at 740-653-5419!

2022 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration is now open!

Advisors and Youth age 13 & Older,

Registration is now open for the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference to be held on Saturday, March 12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Conference check-in will start at 8:00 am with sessions starting at 9 am.  The day should be finished by 4 pm.

Fairfield County will be having at least 4 advisors recognized that day, so please plan on helping them celebrate!

Registration forms and the $40 payment (checks made to 4-H Advisory Committee, please) are due to our office by 4 pm on February 8th. There will be scholarships for youth that completed an Ohio Achievement Form and the first 5 adults that register for the conference.

The registration booklet containing session and workshop descriptions available can be found here.  The registration form is here.

Sessions and workshops coded ‘Teens’ is geared towards teens.  Sessions and workshops coded as ‘Adults’ are for adult volunteers.  Sessions for both groups are coded as ‘Both.’  Please keep in mind when registering for the Conference that a person can’t attend a workshop and session during the same time period.

Questions?  Please call our office at 740-653-5419 or Missy at 740-277-4631

Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarships – due 2/28/2022

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has more than $60,000 in scholarships available to Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities who are pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture.

Through 12 scholarship funds, approximately 50 awards will be made to deserving students. The deadline to apply online at ohiofarmbureau.org/foundation is Feb. 28, and all applications require letters of recommendation, an essay, school transcripts and photos.

Source: OSU ACEL Nutshell – January 19, 2022