The Thank You Note Project is Back!!

The Thank You Note Project is back for 2020 but with a socially distanced twist. There will be 3 Thank You Note stations – One at each indoor show arena which includes Feeder Creek, Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building, and the Round Cattle Barn. Look for The Ohio State Buckeyes Tent or Thank You Note Banner to find the station in your closest show arena.

At each station there will be blank thank you notes for you to pick up and take with you to fill out. Need help with writing a thank you note or filling out an envelope? There are directions sheets on each table that you can take a picture of to reference later.  If you are lucky enough to win a trophy, there is a thank you note already on there for you. Once you’ve written your note and filled out your envelope drop it off to one of the mailboxes and we will mail it for you.

Thank you to the Fairfield County Endowment Board for sponsoring postage again this year! Remember to finish your project strong by writing a thank you note to award sponsors!

No ‘Fun Flippin’ Pancake Breakfast at County Fair this Year…

Following directives from Governor DeWine’s Order, the State and Local Health Department and the Fairfield County Senior Fairboard recommendations, the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Committee’s Pancake Breakfast at the 2020 Fairfield County Fair was cancelled.  This event has always been used as an fun awareness event for the Endowment Committee to welcome visitors to our County Fair.

With so many events being cancelled in 2020, the 4-H Endowment Committee was also forced to cancel their  major fund-raising event in June  “The Legacy Dinner.”     Thanks to the generosity of the local donors we were able to raise enough money to pay the $5.00 County Wide dues for over 940 youth involved in 4-H work in 2020. While this year has been anything but normal for all of us, one thing remains constant…Leaving a Legacy for Fairfield County youth to benefit from lessons learned in 4-H Clubs, Committees and Competitions is important to the success of today’s young people who chose to involved in 4-H project work!!   We sincerely thank you for your support!

For additional 4-H Endowment Updates, click here.

You’re Invited: Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth

Join the Ohio 4-H Foundation for this year’s Celebration of Youth event on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00. This year, for the first time, the virtual event is open to everyone free of charge.  Participants will enjoy a program featuring many Ohio 4-H members and an online auction. Funds raised from Celebration of Youth support Ohio 4-H programming and operations to help engage youth across Ohio’s 88 counties. Please visit go.osu.edu/COY for event details, sponsorship information, and registration for the event.

Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover Campaign: October 7-18, 2020

There’s so much happening in October! The Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign runs from Oct. 7-18. Customers can purchase a paper clover at checkout and 90% of funds come back to Ohio counties to support scholarships for camp and leadership programs. And to keep kids safe this fall, there will be no in-store promotions.

It’s time for the fall Tractor Supply Paper Clover Drive! Purchase a clover in-store or at checkout to support 4-H camp and leadership opportunities in Fairfield County. Purchase from any Fairfield County TSC Store (Pickerington, Carroll, or Lancaster).

4-H Bogs Boots – Available now at Walker’s Shoe Center in Lancaster!

We are SO EXCITED to work with Walker’s Shoe Center in Lancaster for the opportunity to purchase the 4-H Bogs Boots that some of you have seen shared on Facebook! For each pair of boots sold, Bogs Boots will be donating $5 to 4-H! Additionally, Walker’s Shoe Center will also be making a donation $5 to our local 4-H program in Fairfield County with every pair of boots sold.

SHOP LOCAL TO BENEFIT THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY 4-H PROGRAM!

Visit the 4-H STEM Tent during this year’s Virtual Farm Science Review

Ohio 4-H is excited to offer virtual STEM-focused programming during this year’s online Farm Science Review. Plan to join us on September 22, 23, and 24 to take virtual tours and field trips, learn about watershed and stream health, explore careers in agriculture, and more. The schedule for our virtual 4-H STEM Tent is below. More information, including how to register to participate in these free sessions, will be coming soon.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

  • 9 AM-10 AM – Virtual Video Tour of Myers Hatchery and Dialog
  • 10:15 AM – Explore Agriculture in Hawaii Using Google Expedition
  • 11 AM-Noon – Egg Catcher STEM Challenge
  • 12:15 PM – Virtual Video Tours of Young’s Jersey Dairy and/or Guiggsberg Cheese
  • 1:15 PM-2:15 PM – From Moo to You Dairy Science Lab at GISA
  • 2:30 PM – Career Explorer

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

  • 9 AM-10 AM – Soil Health Challenge
  • 10:15 AM – Soil Broken Down
  • 11:00 AM – Clean Water STEM Pathways Challenge
  • Noon – 1 PM – Water Quality Challenge
  • 1:15 PM-2:15 PM – Watershed and Stream Health
  • 2:30 PM – Finding the Right Career Path, Assessing Your Employable Skills

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

  • 9 AM-10 AM – Virtual Video Tour of Robotics Dairy Systems
  • 10:15 AM – Cookie Prospecting STEM Pathways Challenge
  • 11:00 AM – A Boost Against Arthritis STEM Pathways Challenge
  • Noon to 1 PM – Agriculture Mechanization STEM Challenge
  • 1:15 PM-2:15 PM – From Pasture to Plate Virtual Video Tour and Meat Science Lab
  • 2:30 PM – Virtual Video Tour of John Deere Tractor Simulator and Ag STEM Career Discussion

Ohio 4-H Project Showcase – Open to all 4-Hers!

All 4-H members that have been hard at work with their projects this spring/summer are invited to participate in the Ohio 4-H Project Showcase. This summer, we invite 4-H members in good standing to submit a photo of themselves with their 4-H project for display in an online project showcase. You’ll be asked to share what you liked about the project and one new thing you learned. Parents will also need to sign their approval for youth to participate. Livestock projects are also welcome!

This would be a great thing to add to Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms and Junior Achievement Forms for “4-H promotion!”

Here’s more:

  • Select your favorite project – one per person
  • Send a great photo – at least 2 MB
  • Photos will be display after September 8 at ohio4h.org

Submit your photos by August 15th, 2020 at go.osu.edu/4H2020Showcase. Questions? Contact Sarah Longo at longo.79@osu.edu.

 

10th Annual FilmFest 4-H

FilmFest 4-H is a national film festival for youth that are filmmakers, visual artists, aspiring actors, and those that are just interested in meeting other creative people. FilmFest helps youth become producers, not just consumers, of digital media. FilmFest 4-H takes place in a 4-H environment. Imagination, fun and curiosity are essential! Cameras, smart phones and mobile devices are strictly encouraged. Courtesy and creativity are always in style. This event will take place August 1-2, 2020 online via Canvas and Zoom. Registration and film submissions close July 17, 2020. Click here for more information.

100 Years Video Challenge

The Fairfield County Junior Leadership 4-H Club is challenging all 4-H members, families and clubs to create a short video sharing what 4-H means to them. 2020 is the 100th year anniversary of 4-H in Fairfield County. The Junior Leaders would love to get 100 videos to share this year at county events and on social media.

Video Guidelines:

  • Short videos are preferred – 1 minute max
  • Film videos horizontally if possible
  • Include your name (first only), club, and years in 4-H
  • Include your animals or still projects in the video if you can
  • Things to talk about:
    • What 4-H means to you?
    • How has 4-H helped you through the COVID-19 crisis?
    • What is your favorite thing to do in 4-H?
    • Do you have a favorite project?
    • Do you have a favorite camp memory?
    • Were your parents or grandparents in 4-H? If so, include them in your video if they live in your household, or properly social distanced if you visit them.
  • Wear a 4-H shirt if possible, otherwise choose neutral clothing or hats without other logos.
  • Make sure your video is 4-H friendly!
    • This means there is nothing in the background or being said that you would embarrass you in front of your family.

Unable to make a video? Take a photo with a sign to wish Fairfield County 4-H a Happy 100th Birthday, and we can use it in a video for promotional purposes!

Once you have completed your video, upload it to the member mailbox by Monday, July 6. The member mailbox can be found at go.osu.edu/memmailbox. This is a great opportunity to promote 4-H and can be used for project experiences or Junior/Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms!!

Keep an eye on the Ohio State – Fairfield County 4-H Facebook Page as we will share videos to help us celebrate 100 years! #Happy100YrsFairfield4H

Remember to Be Creative & Have Fun!

 

Pictures needed of 4-H over the Years!

While we’re all spending time at home, have you found 4-H memorabilia from over the years? The Fairfield County Junior Leaders and 4-H Advisory Committee will be building a picture quilt that will be on display at county events throughout the year. Please send any pictures with a short description to Fowler.443@osu.edu. We will also use these pictures to highlight 4-H over the years on our social media channels!

There will also be a display in the Display Barn during the Fairfield County Fair, so if you have physical items or pictures of items you would like to display there will be a call for those closer to fair time. If you have any questions or more ideas for celebration, let Aubry or Leslie know!