Junior Achievement Award Applications (ages 9-13) due 1/7/2022

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf)  For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2022 to complete.  This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record form.  There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. The cover letter may be found here. Click here for an Example Jr. Achievement Form

Junior Achievement Forms are due in paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2021.

Youth completing the Junior Achievement Form will be recognized at the Achievement Awards Program in April.

Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Forms (ages 14-18) due 1/7/2022

For youth 14-18 as of January 1, 2022 interested in applying for state & county achievement/merit awards (Beef, Clothing, Leadership, etc.), county trips (Sea Camp, Leadership Camp, etc.), State Junior Fair Board, National Dairy Conference, Ohio Township Award, etc. Please use the current version of the form!

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form (2022 Form- Word document- Please download to complete)

2022 Achievement Form Instructions – PLEASE READ! 

Ohio Achievement Form Suggestions – Achievement form section suggestions can by found by reviewing this form.

2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms are due on paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2022. A form should be completed for each item checked on the cover sheet of the Achievement Form. If you have questions about this, please reach out to Leslie, Aubry, or Missy.

Junior Achievement Award Forms and Recognition (youth ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2022)

Youth members who will be ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2022 are strongly encouraged to complete the Junior Achievement Form. The Junior Achievement Form allows youth to practice good record keeping skills of their 4-H accomplishments and experiences in preparation for older youth opportunities, trips, awards, scholarships and more! For more information, contact our office at 740-653-5419 or attend the Junior Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 2nd from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

The Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2022 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record form. Completed forms (in paper copy) are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2021. There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. A banquet will be held in April recognizing those members completing the Junior Achievement Form.

Please Note: The 4-H Advisory Committee is currently reviewing the 2022 Junior Achievement Award Form. A final version and sample form will be posted at fairfield.osu.edu and available on Thursday, December 2nd. Thank you!

 

Advisors: Check Your Emails for Advisor Recognition Information

Fairfield County 4-H Advisors,

You should have received the following email with your Drive Thru invitation on Friday, Nov. 12th. It has your own personalized link, so be sure to RSVP via the email you received. If you haven’t seen it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folder! If you still can’t find it, you can call in your RSVP too.

The Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders would like to invite you to attend the Advisor Recognition Event on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2021 4-H club year. This will be an open house event, so please stop by to pick up your complimentary breakfast sandwich. Milestone gifts (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 years) will be distributed. This is taking place at the same time as Check Pick Up Day so you can pick up checks, end of the year packets, and breakfast at the same time!

You are invited to attend as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2021 4-H club year. We will have end of year packets, gifts/awards for each advisor, a photo station and other fun activities!

  • What: Advisor Recognition Event (Hot Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee/Hot Chocolate provided by Falcon’s Nest)
  • When: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am – Noon
  • Who: All Fairfield County Advisors (This is for ALL Advisors – Tractor Maintenance & Shooting Sports too!)
  • Where: OSU Extension Office Parking Lot, 831 College Ave, Lancaster
  • Cost: No charge

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 24th by completing your personalized RSVP survey found in your email. DO NOT FORWARD your email to any other advisors since the links are personalized. Please complete the survey regardless of if you can attend, we will work with those clubs who can’t attend to pick up their packets and gifts.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP by phone, please call 740-653-5419. We look forward to seeing you on Dec 4th!

Outstanding 4-H Alumni Award – Nominations Open!

The Fairfield County Junior Leaders are honored to recognize two former 4-H’ers who have been selected as outstanding 4-H Alumni. This award annually recognizes one male and one female former 4-H member (any county or state) for their outstanding contribution(s) to the 4-H program as adult volunteers. In addition to their own individual plaques, the outstanding 4-H Alumni will also have their names added to our 4-H Alumni Award Plaque which is on display in the lobby of the Fairfield County Extension Office.

Please submit this form: Outstanding Alumni 2022 by Dec. 1st to nominate a former 4-H member for this award along with a short reason why he or she should be recognized.

Please nominate one man and one woman who are 4-H Alumni.  They can be from any state or county 4-H program. This award is not limited to just current advisors! This award annually recognizes one male and one female former 4-H member (any county or state) for their outstanding contribution(s) to the 4-H program as adult volunteers. Please submit a nomination form for a former 4-H member for this award and include a short description on why they should be recognized.

Teen Opportunities, Award Forms, and Recognition (youth ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2022)

Attention Teens! Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-Her? Scholarship or Award Trip winner? Do you find yourself asking “How do I get to do that?” We suspect that as you have gotten older you have started to look for new and exciting things where you can be involved. Read on… 4-H has special opportunities for teens only where YOU can play a part!

There are many exciting opportunities that await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. Soon, 4-H members who will be ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2022 will receive a survey link emailed to them. This survey is an invitation for you to let us know what you are interested in learning more about. Read all about these opportunities, mark which ones you are interested in and we will follow up with making sure you have the correct forms, applications, and information to proceed to the next steps!

The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Don’t miss out on learning more and getting involved! Most of these opportunities are open to 4-H members ages 14 and up as of January 1st. Some of these activities require completion of special forms while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to give us a call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms.

If members and parents would like a little extra assistance in preparing their records, feel free to call or email Leslie (740-277-4625) at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry (740-277-4626) at fowler.443@osu.edu.

We encourage you all to broaden your 4-H experience and try something new. We think you’ll find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

Additionally, we invite youth who will be ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2022 to attend the Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 2nd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

Sponsors Needed for Junior Fair Awards (as of 10/1/2021)

Award sponsors should have received their invoices to make payment toward sponsoring 2021 Junior Fair Awards. Please send payment in as soon as possible. If questions, contact Ashleigh Traster at 740-503-4980 or by email at ashleigh.trasterffw3@gmail.com. Please note, Ashleigh was the new Junior Fair Awards Coordinator starting in 2020!

The following awards are currently not sponsored for 2021 as of October 1, 2021. Many of these awards are NEW for 2021 as we have made updates to our Premier Exhibitor Program.

Please contact Aubry Fowler (fowler.443@osu.edu) to be sure the Premier Exhibitor award is still available. Thank you in advance!

Dairy Breeding Premier Exhibitor Awards

  • 2nd Place Dairy Breeding Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $75
  • 2nd Place Dairy Breeding Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25
  • 3rd Place Dairy Breeding Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $50

Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor Awards

  • 1st Place Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $100
  • 1st Place Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25
  • 3rd Place Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $50
  • 3rd Place Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25

Sheep Premier Exhibitor Awards

  • 3rd Place Sheep Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $50

Dairy Goat Premier Exhibitor Awards

  • 1st Place Dairy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $100
  • 1st Place Dairy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25
  • 2nd Place Dairy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $75
  • 2nd Place Dairy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25

Meat/Market Goat Premier Exhibitor Awards

  • 2nd Place Meat/Market Goat Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $75
  • 2nd Place Meat/Market Goat Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25
  • 3rd Place Meat/Market Goat Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $50
  • 3rd Place Meat/Market Goat Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25

Pygmy Goat Premier Exhibitor Awards

  • 1st Place Pygmy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $100
  • 1st Place Pygmy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25
  • 2nd Place Pygmy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $75
  • 2nd Place Pygmy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25
  • 3rd Place Pygmy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $50
  • 3rd Place Pygmy Goat Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25

Poultry Premier Exhibitor Awards

  • 3rd Place Poultry Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $50
  • 3rd Place Poultry Premier Exhibitor – Banner $25
  • 1st Place Premier Exhibitor Age Division Winners (10 Awards at $10 each) – $100 Total Sponsorship

Rabbit Premier Exhibitor Awards

  • 1st Place Rabbit Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $100
  • 2rd Place Rabbit Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award $50
  • 1st Place Premier Exhibitor Age Division Winners (5 Awards at $10 each) – $50 Total Sponsorship

Please Remember to THANK YOUR SPONSORS!

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth. This would include receiving the Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship, receiving awards at Summerfest, as well as receiving awards at the Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Please make sure if you are receiving awards (or have received awards already this year), to write a thank you note to your sponsor for these awards. Several people took lots of time making sure there was an address label for your particular sponsor on the back of rosettes/ribbons and attached to trophies.

Please note that we often lose sponsors because they do not receive a note of appreciation and thanks from our youth members receiving the awards that they have sponsored. If a member is not sure of their sponsor for an award received at Summerfest or the Fair, please contact the Extension Office and we will help you get the information you need.

We also strongly encourage youth to share information about their project, award(s) received, and perhaps a picture! Sponsors really enjoy reading this information.

 

Teen Opportunity: Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshops

This fall, the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting two different Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshops for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 3, 2021 (6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by October 1 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.
  • November 7, 2021 (5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center): A more in-depth session will be offered for those who have completed or made significant progress on their form; small group coaching will be available for members to receive personalized feedback.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by November 4.
    • This session will only be hosted in person and will not be recorded.

More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.