Officer Book Contest – October 31st!

Are you a Treasurer or Secretary for your 4-H Club? Make sure to turn in your officer book to the Extension Office (831 College Ave, Suite D, Lancaster). Records should be completed through October 31st, 2021. Given the deadline falls on the weekend, books must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1st.

Awards will be given to the top 3 treasurer and top 3 secretary books. These cash awards are given directly to the member for their officer book!

Want more information? Check out your 4-H Member Handbook (p. 15) or ask your advisor!

Thank You Note Station Update!!

Were you able to visit The Thank You Note Project during the Fairfield County Fair?!? We are mailing out 50 thank you notes that were completed during fair week! Did you have a busy week and miss the Thank You Note Station?

Great News: Bring your completed note to the Extension Office (831 College Ave. Suite D, Lancaster) by Friday, Oct. 29th and the 4-H Endowment Committee will pay for your postage. The Extension Office is open Mon-Friday from 7:30am – 4:00pm. There is also a black drop off box on the East side of the building near our employee entrance where you can place thank you notes after hours. Now is a perfect time to say thank you!

Ohio State Beekeepers Association: Youth Scholarship Program

The Youth Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Program. The Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers through our Youth Scholarship Program. We realize that the success of a new beekeeper is not reliant on the work of the student and money alone, but by the effort of a partnership. Thus the Youth Scholarship Program encourages participation of the guardian, student, local association, and mentor. 4-H & FFA students are encouraged to participate for 2022. This program is open to members of 4-H/FFA, in school, between the ages of 12 and 18. Questions – Youth Scholarship Program by email: youth-scholarship@ohiostatebeekeepers.org or call 419.438.7335

 

10 selected applicants (5 from 4-H and 5 from FFA) will receive:

*Woodenware and tools for two hives

*1 year membership to OSBA

* Free admission to the OSBA Fall Conference Beekeeper Training DVD

*1 year subscription to Bee Culture

and more!

 

Important Dates:

October 8th, 2021 – Applications and program information will be available.

November 28th, 2021 – Application deadline.

December 5th, 2021 – Winners announced.

For full program requirements and instructions, visit our website: www.OhioStateBeekeepers.org

 

Download the Youth Scholarship Application at http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/about-osba/youth-scholarship-program/?fbclid=IwAR2Izqbwls7TnLVwYESDJP0FtsSLcWm66oT7nfwcub4e27pbHzVEamN5XWk

Remember to Turn in your School Excuse Note!!

Dear Junior Fair Families,

Just a reminder that the Extension Office sends school excuse letters to the School District you listed on your Fair Entry Form. The school letters to superintendents and principles ask for their cooperation in excusing those members exhibiting livestock projects at the Fairfield County Fair. It is your responsibility, to turn in a note from a parent/guardian to your school office. Youth should also notify the school prior to the dates of fair e to get permission and any missed assignments.

If your school has changed since fair entry time or you need an additional letter for other reasons (college classes, virtual classes, etc), please contact Aubry at Fowler.443@osu.edu or 740-653-5419. See you at the Fairfield County Fair!

Join Battle of the Groups during the Stock the Trailer Campaign

 Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer Campaign comes to the Fairfield County Fair

All Fairgoers are invited to participate in our Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer campaign by bringing non-perishable food items to the Fairfield County Fair. There will be collection boxes at all fair entrance gates for individuals to leave donations.  All food collected during fair week will go to local food pantries to support local families and individuals who may be in need. The Fairfield County Junior Fair has set a goal of 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to be collected that can help our community. This campaign is in partnership with the Farm Credit Mid-America.  Our Junior Fair is competing against other fairs in the region; the Junior Fair that collects the most food, wins a prize.

The Fairfield County Junior Leaders are challenging All 4-H Clubs, FFA Chapters & Scout Troops to participate and bring non-perishable food items to the fair. The Top 5 groups who donate the most food by weight will receive cash prizes for their end of year celebrations. Items for group donations can be brought directly to the livestock trailer housed in the north wing of the round cattle barn, or the grain cart in the Ed Sands Building during the fair. There will be daily weigh ins for groups to get credit. All groups are welcome to start collecting now, and turn in items once the fair opens!!

 

 

Save the Date: Cloverbud Day at the Fair (October 10th)

Cloverbud Members – Save the Date for Cloverbud Day at the Fair!

Fair is just around the corner so be sure to put these Cloverbud Fair Events on your calendar. As a reminder, all of these activities are optional but members will receive a ribbon or gift for participation.

Cloverbud Day at the Fair: Sunday, Oct 10th

  • Show-N-Tell, 12 p.m., Round Dairy Barn
    • This is an opportunity for club members to tell about their year in 4-H. Members are encouraged to bring a project or item from the 4-H year to show and talk about.
    • All participants will receive a ribbon.
    • If you’re interested in attending Show-N-Tell, please email me with number of members participating. We will all meet at noon in the ROUND CATTLE barn and each club will get a turn to present their show-n-tell.
  • Stuffed Animal Show, Round Dairy Barn
    • Encourage your members to bring their favorite stuffed animal. Each child will get to enter the ring, share a fun fact about their animal, and have a mini experience of what it’s like to show at the fair.
    • This show will take place immediately following Show-N-Tell
    • All participants will receive a ribbon.
  • Cloverbud Graduation
    • We will be recognizing Cloverbud members who are ‘graduating’ from the Cloverbud program and will be traditional 4-H members in 2022.
    • Members should have received an invitation email and survey to fill out if this applies to them.
    • Graduation will follow immediately after the Stuffed Animal Show in the round dairy barn arena!

If you have any questions, please contact Aubry at Fowler.443@osu.edu or 740-277-4626. We look forward to seeing you at the Fairfield County Fair!

Lancaster Greenhouse Fundraiser – This Saturday & Sunday

Come support the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee by shopping at the Lancaster Greenhouse and Nursery, September 18th & 19th!

Read on for More Details….

  • In-Store Sales
    • Distribute the coupon below to all family and friends. A whole page of coupons can be found here: Lancaster Greenhouse Fundraiser
    • Group supporters will shop as a “normal customer” on the above dates listed.  If we happen to have any current in-store sales and promotions taking place, they will be able to take advantage of those just like a typical customer.
    • At time of checkout, customers will give a copy of the attached coupon to our cashier so we know they are associated with your group and 15% of their transaction will be donated back to your group (not the customer).
    • Absolutely no coupons can be distributed at the store location

This is a fundraising event for the 4-H Advisory Committee. The 4-H Advisory Committee supports county 4-H programming for all youth members and adult volunteers including, but not limited to: Awards and banquets, trips and scholarships, printing costs, special programming costs, and more!

Please share this post with family members and friends!

Save the Date: 4-H Camp 2022

In Summer 2022, Fairfield County 4-H will have FOUR summer camp options for youth. Youth will sign up for camp based on the grade of school they have just completed. This will be the same grade you enter when you sign up for 4-H next spring. We hope you are as excited as we are, so save the date and join us at Alley Park or Tar Hollow next summer!

Celebration of Youth – October 2, 2021

Join us for an evening of fall fun at Leeds Farm in support of Ohio 4-H!  Since 1998, Celebration of Youth has been an annual fundraiser supporting Ohio 4-H Youth Development programming and operations. This year it will be held at Leeds Farm on Sat., Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. EST. This will be a casual evening, to enjoy hayrides, the zip line, pumpkin jump, adult trikes, basketball shoots, and pumpkin shop. Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without the annual silent and live auctions. The event is 21 and over.  The kids are away so the adults can play! Make your plans to join us for this evening of fall fun on the farm in support of Ohio 4-H. Purchase your ticket online at https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/21549.  Or read more at https://go.osu.edu/COY. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you are still able to participate in the silent auction.