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

Attention Poultry Producers (including 4-H members and anyone raising backyard poultry): Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Biosecurity Measures

Last week USDA APHIS issued updates that included multiple cases of High Path Avian Influenza in the Carolinas(waterfowl), which would put them on a path towards Ohio following the migratory waterfowl pathways. Below is a one-pager with a bunch of helpful links embedded to assist those who are hunters, backyard poultry keepers, or members of the 4-H community as they prepare for chick season. You may also download this information here: High Path Avian Influenza Update 2022.01.19 Biosecurity will be critical to avoid an outbreak this season.

Source: Timothy McDermott DVM; Assistant Professor, Extension Educator; Agriculture and Natural Resources, Franklin County

2022 4-H Family Guides – arriving in your mailbox SOON!

4-H families and volunteers who were enrolled in 4-H during 2021 will be receiving a mailed copy of the 2022 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 2022 club year soon. A digital version can be found here: 2022 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 2022!


Tar Hollow 4-H Camp Staff and Kitchen Staff Applications – due 3/1/2022

Interested in sharing the 2021 camp experience with youth and volunteers from Athens, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Ross counties?

Consider joining our camp staff! Application links with deadlines are posted below. Staff positions available for Camp Manager, Assistant Camp Manager, Canteen Director/Activity Assistant, Recreation Director, Waterfront Director/Canteen Helper, Lifeguards/Canteen Helpers, Craft Director/Canteen Helper, Naturalist/Canteen Helper. All positions are subject to changes and modifications after interviews. All positions will be responsible for helping with other camp duties as directed by the Camp Manager/Camp Director and may include basic health checks and cleaning duties.

Food Service Staff positions are also available for Camp Food Service Manager and Staff. Please click the Food Service Staff Application below to view and download the application.

2022 4-H Ross Hocking Extension Camp Association Staff Application Fillable

2022 4-H Food-Service-Staff-Application-Ross-Hocking-Extension-Camp-Association (Fillable)

Please return completed applications by March 1, 2022 to: TarHollow4HCamp@gmail.com

Livestock Publication Council Scholarship – due 2/15/2022

The Livestock Publications Council (LPC) is accepting applications for the Forrest Bassford Student Award. The top winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a $500 travel scholarship to attend LPC’s annual convention and Ag Media Summit in Raleigh, N.C., July 16-20, 2022.

Up to three $750 travel scholarships to attend the convention will be given in addition to the top award. Students participating in the convention will have the opportunity to interact with more than 500 livestock publication and agricultural communications professionals while attending workshops and seminars specifically related to this field. Alltech, award sponsor, will also provide the opportunity for award winners to attend the Alltech ONE Conference with complimentary registration.

Applicants must be a college junior or senior at the start of the 2022-23 college year with at least one semester before graduation. The application deadline is Feb. 15. Application available here.

Source: ACEL Nutshell – January 5, 2022

Ohio 4-H Scholarship Applications – due 2/15/2022

The 2022-2023 Ohio 4-H scholarship application is now online via Ohio State College of Food, Ag, and Environmental Sciences webpage. Please note, that students enrolled in CFAES at Ohio State use this one application link and should select that they were a 4-H member to move forward with the 4-H scholarship application. For students who will not be enrolled at Ohio State next fall, you are still eligible for some Ohio 4-H Scholarships and should use this same link: https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/forms/scholarship

The priority deadline is February 15, 2022. Applications submitted after this date are considered if funding is available.
Scholarships are awarded for one academic year only. Both incoming and current students must submit an application every year to be considered for scholarships.

Dairy Feeder Clinic: January 15th in Champaign County

Champaign County is holding a dairy feeder clinic Saturday, January 15 beginning at 11am at the Champaign County Fairgrounds Rabbit Barn.  Please share with anyone interested. This would be a great activity to add to your learning experiences in the front of your Dairy Beef Feeder Record Book and to Junior/Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms!