Are you heading into ninth grade in the fall? There’s still time to come find your spark at the inaugural Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO June 16-18. Spend three days on Ohio State’s Columbus campus for fun, learning and career exploration sessions you don’t want to miss!
Visit go.osu.edu/4Hsparkexpo for more information! Registration is available until May 20 or until registration is full.
Ohio 4-H SPARK EXPO pre-registration is now available! We’re excited to host this event June 16-18, 2022 right here on the Columbus campus for youth who will complete 8th grade at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year.
We encourage counties to share the pre-registration to secure their spot by completing the survey early, since we will have limited space available (75 participants). There is no limit to the number of youth from any particular county and those 4-H professionals’ who provided names of potential EXPO participants, email invitations will be sent in the by early next week. J
Pre-registration is being collected as we are finalizing the career exploration sessions and after April 15, full registration documents will be shared with those who pre-registered. This will also allow counties to know who will be attending, if there are possible county-level scholarships available to cover the $75 registration.
EXPO registrations do not need to go through the county and participants can register independently with no payment/support from their county. This also gives youth who are not enrolled in 4-H to enroll as well!
Please note: SPARK EXPO pre-registration is through April 15, 2022.
This event is organized by Wyoming 4-H but is open to all states! Feel free to share this with youth in your club. Career tracks included in this event include Ag & Natural Resources, Business, Health & Education, Expressive Arts, Trades, and “Wild & Crazy!”. Learn more at wyoming4h.org/virtual-career-night/
High School youth are invited to Ag Entrepreneurship Camp taking place September 24-26 at Hocking College. The camp is open to any youth in High School that are interested in learning about Entrepreneurship. The weekend is full of activities, field trips, and developing your own business pitch. Check out the attached flyer for more details. Here is the link for registration. www.go.osu.edu/exploreagcamp
Do you know any youth that are interested in taking over the family farm, starting their own farm, or owning their own business in the agriscience industry? Please pass on attached flyer to anyone that is interested in attending Agricultural Entrepreneurship Camp on the weekend of September 24-26. Open to all youth that are in high school. Registration is now open and can be found here: http://go.osu.edu/exploreagcamp. This camp is a partnership between Explore Ag, Lucas County Extension, Franklin County Extension, Hocking College, Grow Next Gen, Venture Lab, and Young Entrepreneur Institute. If you have any questions contact Elliott Lawrence or Marissa Mulligan.
Ag Entrepreneur Camp Flyer
The Ohio State Fair is quickly approaching. In the past, each year, hundreds of thousands of our closest friends gathered to make memories and enjoy their fair favorites – food, the butter cow, a visit with Smokey Bear, a performance by the All-Ohio State Fair Band, or a run in the show ring. The 2021 Ohio State Fair will only feature livestock competitions and educational competition such as 4-H project judging.
Ohio 4-H is accepting applications for Educational Assistants for the 2021 Ohio State Fair. This is a paid position. The first day of work would be around July 25 and ending on August 9, 2021. Unfortunately, housing will not be available in the Rhodes Center Dormitory this year.
All applications MUST also be completed on-line in Workday. Applicants can enter the Student Job Board in Workday by completing the following steps:
- Log into Workday: https://www.myworkday.com/osu
- Enter the Careers Application on the home page.
- Select *Search Student Jobs*
- Search for the R17134 4-H Educational Assistant job.
Please share this information with those that you think might have an interest.
On behalf of the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, we would like to introduce you to the 2021 Take the Leap Year Program. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, Take the Leap Year is a teen-led, five-month free program available to Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18. Our goal is to help teens from Ohio gain leadership skills, career development skills, and learn how to establish and maintain goals. They will learn these skills through programming, journaling, and working with their peers.
Registration is now open at go.osu.edu/taketheleap and due January 24, 2021.
More information about the program:
We will be meeting virtually on the third Wednesday of each month February-May. There will be two meetings in June, with one on the second Wednesday of the month and on the fourth Wednesday. These workshops will be held in the evening. Each session will have different themes taught by teen leaders. Prior to beginning in February, registered participants will receive a package in the mail with supplies for the program.
Below are the following plans with the corresponding months:
- February: This meeting will be an introduction to the program. Throughout the program, we are challenging teens to pick one word to apply to all aspects of their life. This word can help them reach their goals.
- March: Working with teens to develop a 5-year plan to help them determine what they would like to accomplish in the near future.
- April: Teens will learn professionalism skills that will benefit them in their later careers. They will learn about resume building, elevator pitches, business cards, and much more!
- May: Participants will learn about state opportunities within the Ohio 4-H program.
- June (2nd Wednesday): Q& A with 4-H alumni and the opportunity to learn about several career paths.
- June (4th Wednesday): Closing Ceremony
If you have any questions please contact TLC Officers Avalon Havan (email@example.com) or Nat Kresic (firstname.lastname@example.org), or TLC Advisors Kayla Oberstadt (email@example.com), Frances Foos (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sarah Longo (email@example.com).
The 2021 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge is now accepting applications and nominations for 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 2021 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 scholarship.
4-H members who are in at least ninth grade and between the ages of 14-18 during the 2020-21 school year are invited to apply.
Applications will remain open until January 18, 2021
Farm Credit Mid-America is again excited to host the FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA SCHOLARS in 2021. This program awards $5,000 in scholarship support over a two year period. It has built-in leadership and financial development workshops as well. We’re looking for the next generation of leaders – leaders who want to make a difference in the field of agriculture – to be members of our 2021-22 cohort. The typical candidate is a rising sophomore or rising junior in the fall of 2021, pursuing a degree in agriculture from a university within our four state footprint (IN, OH, KY and TN). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
We also offer $1,500 scholarships to students attending accredited two- or four-year colleges, universities or vocational/trade schools. Recipients of our CUSTOMER AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP must be children or grandchildren of Farm Credit Mid-America customers pursuing careers supporting the agricultural industry.
The application can be found on our website at https://e-farmcredit.com/scholarships.
Deadline to apply is December 31, 2020.
The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is pleased to offer $44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to the soybean industry and the field of agriculture. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Applications are available at www.soyohio.org/scholarship.
- Seven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each
- One $3,000 Robinson W. Joslin Scholarship, which was established to recognize a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential.
- One $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship, named to honor Dr. Vijayendran’s contributions to the soybean industry through his scientific research and commercialization activities at Battelle. This scholarship was founded to support those pursuing a degree related to science, technology or soybean research.
Undergraduate Eligibility: Applicants must be Ohio residents enrolled as full-time students at an Ohio college or university, having attained at least sophomore status by the fall of 2021, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Eligible majors include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, biotechnology, bioenergy, biofuels, food science, crop science, environmental science, agricultural communications, agricultural business, agricultural education or any of the agricultural disciplines or related fields.
- Three scholarships of up to $5,000 each
Graduate Eligibility: Students must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an Ohio college or university. Applicants must be conducting research in bioproducts, biotechnology, biobased materials, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related field, and must be focused on advancing the soybean industry. Applicants must have proof of legal residency in the U.S.