This virtual 4-H SPecialINerest(SPIN) Club is for youth Grades 3-12, who want to learn and create a variety of art projects. During this 6 week SPIN club, participants will receive information and then actively create projects during the 1 hour meeting time. An Art Gallery will spotlight the club participants’ projects on April 29.
We’re looking for youth who love to write! Join the 4-H Poetry Writing SPIN Club. Register at go.osu.edu/spinpoet
We are so proud of the hard work 4-H members have put into their projects this year! Congrats to all!
Here are the results of our members who participated in judging on Day 2 (Tuesday, July 14th). For a complete list of results, click here.
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.
Thank you to those who recently responded to last week’s survey regarding project completion options. We have taken survey responses into consideration, along with OSU’s guidance on primarily using virtual options for events due to the potential continued spread of COVID-19. In that light, we will be conducting project judging interviews using the online video conference format called Zoom. This will allow for a live, interactive interview with a judge and 4-Her. For those 4-Hers that do not have access to adequate technology to support a Zoom interview, we will offer a few limited slots for an in-person interview. Please read details below before choosing your judging appointment.
All SUMMER project judging will be conducted the week of July 13th. Projects will be judged on these originally scheduled days:
- Monday, July 13: Food, Home Dec, Genealogy, Laundry, Health, Child Care
- Tuesday, July 14: Demonstration, Communication, Creative Arts
- Wednesday, July 15: Engineering and Environmental Science
- Thursday, July 16: Clothing
Awards this year will be simplified with Outstandings and Honorable Mentions across projects. There is no state-level competition this year, so the primary focus of county judging will be the interview experience and an opportunity for the 4-Her to share what they have learned. Note: we will not be awarding special overall food or clothing awards this year.
Project displays: in order to offer flexibility, you may create a poster and have it near you for zoom judging, or a digital poster that you could ‘screen share’ and later print out to display at the fair. Note: food projects will NOT be required to complete a portfolio this year. Instead you could do a mini poster to display at the fair. The choice is yours.
Online (Zoom) Judging for all summer projects:
- Extension staff will ‘host’ the meeting and send a link to the judge and 4-Her. Staff will remain online throughout the meeting as tech support, timekeeper and to provide a 2nd adult to avoid any one-on-one meetings with youth.
- 4-Her and judge will utilize their own computer with a camera or device from their own homes.
- This is a ‘live’ interactive interview and the judge can ask 4-Her questions.
- Training will be provided on how to participate in a zoom interview.
In-person Judging for youth without access to internet or computer/phone:
- Note: this option is reserved for members who cannot do a zoom interview because they do not have access to technology
- Safety measures:
- 4-Hers, judges and staff will be asked to wear masks. (provided if needed)
- Plexiglass tabletop shields positioned between the judge and 4-Her
- 6-foot distance between everyone
- Surfaces will be sanitized after each 4-Her
- Held at the Ed Sands building at the fairgrounds the week of July 13.
- 4-Hers will wait in their car until it is time to be judged.
As a reminder, if you have a project that you do not plan to complete, please email Missy Koenig at Koenig.firstname.lastname@example.org with the project you wish to drop from your record. You also have the option of interviewing with your club advisor for project completion. Please contact your advisor to make arrangements.
We are excited to see all that you have completed and learned in your 4-H projects this summer. Please click on this link to schedule your SUMMER judging appointment by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 10th: Summer Judging Scheduling Link. Please note: If you have multiple summer projects or multiple 4-H members, you will need to re-select the link to schedule additional projects, it is not member specific.
~Fairfield County 4-H Team
All 4-H members (excluding Cloverbuds) should have received an email from Stacy Hicks on Tuesday, June 16th that shares an overview of 4-H project completion. Families with multiple 4-H members should receive multiple emails personalized to each member. We are asking that all 4-H members reply to the survey so we can continue making plans for summer judging. We have decided to extend the deadline for response to this email to Sunday, June 21st. Please refer to the email you received for a link to follow and complete the survey to help us plan for judging this year. The survey will take less than 30 seconds to complete. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 740-653-5419. If you did not see an email with this survey link, please let us know (and be sure to check your junk/spam folders in your email).
Thank you for your help!
Download these 4-H Project Books for free. A special collection of project books is available for free on the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects web page (https://ohio4h.org/stayathomeprojects). Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there.
The following 4-H Project Books are available and currently posted on the website listed above:
- 91 Discovering 4-H
- 409 Sew Fun
- 496 My Favorite Things (collectibles)
- 588 The Writer In You
- 592 Get Started in Art
- 442 Family History Treasure Hunt
- 459 Let’s Start Cooking
- 462 Yeast Breads on the Rise
- 485 Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals
- 359 Your Thoughts Matter
- 405 The Laundry Project
- 491 It’s My Home
- 375 Leadership Road Trip: Where Are You Going?
- 376 Pantry Panic
- 611 Explore the Outdoors
- 621 Ohio Birds
- 493 Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry
- 540 Not Just Knots
- 173 Horseless Horse
- 500 Science Fund with Physics
For accessible formats of these publications, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.
Additionally, Fairfield County Only Projects (COP) Books are available for a FREE Download for our Pie and Candy Projects. Click here to download these books: COP Fairfield County Pie Project or COP Fairfield County Candy Project.
Please make sure these projects are added to your 4-H enrollment this year. If you have already submitted your enrollment and it has been approved, email Missy Koenig (email@example.com) with the changes you would like to make to your projects. Enrollments are due May 1st!
The Cake Decorating Workshop that was previously scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, 2020 has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, April 25th. See below for an UPDATED flyer. Please RSVP by April 20, 2020 to 740-653-5419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated as of 3/13/2020: This previously scheduled event has been POSTPONED until Saturday, April 25th. Click here for an updated flyer.
The Fairfield County Fashion and Nutrition Board will be hosting a Cake Decorating Workshop for 4-H youth on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Ag Center. All levels of experience welcome! Please RSVP by Friday, March 20th to 740-653-5419 or email Stacy at email@example.com.
If you’re a teen interested in videos and filmmaking, you’ll want to apply to be part of the 4-H Film Crew! The crew will develop their skills in video production, editing, sound and writing to film 4-H youth from all over Ohio, and share their stories. Our first meeting is February 8 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center and we’ll get together throughout the year, both virtually and in-person. Find the details at go.osu.edu/4hfilmcrew and apply by January 30.