Bottle Cap Project – FINAL RESULTS

Congratulations to the top 3 clubs in the Bottle Cap Project Club Contest!

1st Place: Champions

2nd Place: Thurston Future Farmers

3rd Place: Sewing Shefs

As a reminder the top 3 clubs will receive a ‘cash’ prize for winning. Aubry will be reaching out to advisors after the August Junior Leader Meeting on how they would like to receive their prize.

Thank you to those clubs who have been collecting caps for the Fairfield County Junior Leaders Bottle Cap Project! We were able to collect 6,714 lbs of plastic bottle caps!!

We are excited to be able to offer outdoor furniture for sale to our community, and work with sponsors for new items at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds!

Curious how how much your club collected? Check out how many pounds your club turned in below:

Club Name Total
Champions 1421
Thurston Future Farmers 1391
Sewing Shefs 1314
Banner Chasing Bunch 530
Kountry Kidz 459
Amanda Work & Win 433
Barn & Beyond 286
Lithopolis Livestock 196
4 Legged Friends 101
Clearcreek Showmen 101
Cloverleaf Livestock 87
US Kids 75
Baltimore Blue Ribbons 74
Camelids Unlimited 67
Everything Under the Sun 61
Wild About Animals 37
Rough Riders 34
4 Creation 4-Hers 32
General Donation 8
KKEZ 3
Shooting Stars 3
Falcon 4-Hers 1

Scheduling for 4-H Summer Judging is OPEN!

We hope that you are busy working on your 4-H projects this summer. Here are a few important updates to be aware of:

  • All Summer Judged Projects will be judged on the following days:
    • Monday, July 15, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (by appointment).
      • Food & Nutrition NEW FOR 2024-NO FOOD IS BROUGHT TO JUDGING
      • Genealogy
      • Home/Money
      • Creative/Fine Arts (including Cake Decorating)
      • Healthy Living
      • Collecting
      • ALL Self-Determined Projects
      • Clothing
    • Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (by appointment).
      • Animal Science
      • Robotics
      • Communications/Leadership/Citizenship
      • STEM
      • Nature/Gardening
      • Woodworking

If you cannot attend judging during this week, you can:

  1. Attend Late Judging on Monday, July 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling 740-653-5419 to schedule an appointment. Participation in Late Judging receives a grade only and is not eligible for county awards or state fair consideration.
  2. Advisor Completion – Talk to your club advisor as they can work with you to review your project for completion only. No grades or awards will be given with this option.
  • Please review the 4-H Member Handbook as you complete your project(s) and prepare for judging.
  • Youth enrolled in the Tractor Maintenance Club or Shooting Sports Club do not need to complete summer judging if they met all completion requirements at the club level for Small Engine/Tractor Projects and or 700 level Shooting Sports disciplines (Shotgun, Rifle, Archery). However, if they wish to qualify for the Ohio State Fair for any of these projects, they must attend summer judging for each project.
  • Youth enrolled in Cake Decorating projects have the option for summer judging completion or county fair completion. If youth wish to qualify for the Ohio State Fair, they must complete summer judging. All Pies, Candies and Pastries are judged at fair only.
  • NEW FOR 2024! Youth enrolled in Gardening and Crop projects must complete summer judging. Project books should be up to date and as complete as possible regardless of timing of harvest.
  • Food and Nutrition Project Members should also review their project book inserts. These were tucked inside your project book if books were purchased at the Fairfield County Extension Office. If needed, you can download these here: Food Project Insert packet.
  • Clothing Project Members should also review their project book inserts. These were tucked inside your project book if books were purchased at the Fairfield County Extension Office. If needed, you can download these here: Style Revue Card and  Clothing Project Insert packet.
  • Clothing Project Members plan to attend the Style Revue at Liberty Union High School, July 15, 2024, 7:00 p.m. This is a required part of judging to be eligible for county awards and State Fair participation.  A practice session will be available on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 6:30-7:00 p.m. at Liberty Union High School.
  • Scheduling is now open!
    • We ask that you schedule an appointment that works best for you by using this link: http://go.osu.edu/fcsummerjudging
    • Scheduling will be open through MIDNIGHT, Thursday, July 11th. 
    • If you have more than one project, please be sure to schedule an appointment for EACH PROJECT and allow time between appointments to complete each interview.

Please contact the Extension Office if you have additional questions about project judging! We can’t wait to see you!

FINAL Bottle Cap Weigh In – Tomorrow, Sat. June 22

Join the Fairfield County Junior Leaders for the Bottle Cap Project 2024! We need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box! All caps should be loose inside the trash bag or box – this means not little bags inside bags please.

The FINAL Weigh In will be Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-Noon, Fairfield County Fairgrounds #4 Beef Barn! You can drive through the barn, drop your caps off to the Junior Leaders at the scale, and be on your way! If you have questions, please contact our office at 740-653-5419.

See below for items that are allowed and NOT allowed – There have been changes to the collection program this year! More information about this program can be found here: CAP Program Collection Information.

The club who collects the most caps by weight will receive a cash prize for your club to use for end of the year activities.

Bottle Cap Weigh In – Friday, May 31

Join the Fairfield County Junior Leaders for the Bottle Cap Project 2024! We need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box! All caps should be loose inside the trash bag or box – this means not little bags inside bags please.

If you have questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu). All plastic lids are accepted including cleaned out k-cups, no plastic with metal parts or paper linings please! See below for items that are allowed and NOT allowed – There have been changes to the collection program this year! More information about this program can be found here: CAP Program Collection Information.

The club who collects the most caps by weight will receive a cash prize for your club to use for end of the year activities.

The 1st Weigh In will be Friday, May 31st from 5pm-7pm, Fairfield County Fairgrounds #4 Beef Barn! You can drive through the barn, drop your caps off to the Junior Leaders at the scale, and be on your way! If you have questions, please contact our office at 740-653-5419.

 

Secretary’s Book Contest Results

The Fairfield County 4-H Secretary’s Book Annual Contest is proudly sponsored and funded each year by the family of Robert L. Hillman who was a 4-H advisor for many years in Pickaway County. Mr. Hillman believed strongly in teaching and practicing quality record keeping within the structure of the 4-H program. He continued to support his grandchildren, Adam, Milea, and Sarah Maxwell, in their 4-H endeavors in Fairfield County until his death in 2003. To continue his long-standing commitment to the tradition of record keeping and the 4-H program, his family is proud to sponsor this competition in his memory.

When the Secretary’s Book is complete, it should document the activities by its members for one year. It becomes a historical document to be enjoyed for years to come as individuals review it with fondness and memories.

All secretaries are eligible and encouraged to submit a book each year. There is a monetary award that goes to the winners and they go directly to that individual. The 4-H Secretary Book Rubric was used to evaluate each secretary’s book that was submitted in the contest. Each book was evaluated and received a one-, two-, or three-star rating based on the rubric. Based on the star ratings, the top  individual will receive a monetary award.

The 2023 results are:

  • Catherine Buckley, 1st Place, 3 Star Book. Catherine is a member of the Amanda Work & Win 4-H Club
  • Scarlett Sims, 2nd Place, 3 Star Book. Scarlett is a member of the Sewing Shefs 4-H Club
  • Ellie Foster, 1 Star Book. Ellie is a member of the Pygmies Plus 4-H Club
  • Kendall Wild, 1 Star Book. Kendall is a member of the Lithopolis Livestock 4-H Club

Thank you to all of the members who participated in the Secretary’s Book contest this year. Keep up the good record keeping! If your club did not participate this year, we hope you will keep this contest in mind and participate next year.

Treasurer’s Book Contest Results

The Fairfield County 4-H Treasurer’s Book Annual Contest is proudly sponsored and funded each year by the Friendly Bremen Banking Center. Thank you, Jodi Motta and Vinton County Bank, for their support and organization of this contest.

The role of the club treasurer is to handle all money matters of the club and maintain accurate financial records.  When the Treasurer’s Book is complete, it should document the activities by its members for one year. It becomes a historical document to that accurately records the club’s income and expenses, and shows that the club is in good financial standing.

All treasurers are eligible and encouraged to submit a book each year. There is a monetary award that goes to the winners and they go directly to that individual. The 4-H Treasurer Book Rubric was used to evaluate each treasurer’s book that was submitted in the contest. Employees of the bank will review the books and choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. Each member who places will receive a visa gift card.

The 2023 results are:

  •  Krosby Sims, 1st Place. Krosby is from the Sewing Shef’s 4-H Club.
  • Ariana Norris, 2nd Place. Ariana is from the Amanda Work & Win 4-H Club.

Thank you to all of the members who participated in the Treasurer’s Book contest this year. Keep up the good record keeping! If your club did not participate this year, we hope you will keep this contest in mind and participate next year.

4-H Enrollment: Due April 15th!

Hello Parents, Youth and Advisors,

I hope your week is going well! This email serves as a reminder that the 4-HOnline Enrollment deadline is fast approaching, the deadline to enroll to participate in 4-H this year is April 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Enrollments will not be accepted after this date and time. We encourage you to enroll sooner rather than later, in case there may be any issues with your enrollment.

A couple of enrollment reminders:

  1. Individuals who are enrolling in dog projects (excluding 200 All About Dogs) must be enrolled in 201D You and Your Dog, along with any of the other projects they wish. We do recommend that you sign up for all of the dog projects, in case your youth change their minds before the show at the fair. These projects are 201P Performance, 201S Showmanship, and 201O Obedience.
  2. The only projects that Cloverbuds are permitted to be enrolled in are 710GMP Cloverbud Activities and 710HC County-Only Cloverbud Horse Curriculum. If you have a Cloverbud who is enrolling in 710HC, they must also be enrolled in 710GMP.
  3. If you would like to participate in classes at the state fair, they must be enrolled in the project they are planning on taking. For example, if you have a youth who would like to take a market barrow and a breeding gilt to the Ohio State Fair, they must be enrolled in 139 Market Hog Project and Record Book and 140 Swine Breeding Project and Record Book.
  4. MQP Entries will be made in the respective market-animal species. For example, if youth plan on taking a Muscle, Quality and Performance Hog, youth should be enrolled in 139 Market Hog Project and Record Book. Additionally, MQP and Carcass entries also require an application. Applications for any goat, swine, lamb, or beef MQP or carcass programs must be received on-line by April 15, 2024. Find more details about MQP and links to each of the application portals here: https:go.osu.edu/mqp
  5. Enrollments for the new finished Dairy Steer project should be in 117 Beef Project and Record Book.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the 4-HOnline enrollment process. Please enroll your youth as soon as possible. I will be holding weekend office hours to handle any last-minute 4-HOnline or Enrollment Questions on April 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and April 14, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Attached you will find the instruction guide for enrollment in 4-HOnline.

Thank You!

Haley Black

black.768@osu.edu

740-277-4622

4-H Enrollment is Now Open!

We look forward to receiving your enrollments for the 2024 4-H year. All enrollments are due through 4-H Online by April 15, 2024.

To enroll, please visit https://oh.4honline.com.

Previous families and advisors, please use the email and password from last year to enroll.  Not sure what email you used?  Please contact Haley Black at black.768@osu.edu or 740-277-4622.

New families, please visit https://fairfield.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-online-information for instructions and a video to help you enroll.  Your club advisors can also help you enroll. PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL IN 4-HONLINE UNTIL YOU HAVE TALKED/MET YOUR 4-H CLUB ADVISORS.

As a reminder, Cloverbud members (age 5-8 and currently in Kindergarten through 2nd grade as of Jan 1, 2024) will enroll in 710GPM. Horse Cloverbud Members should enroll in 710GPM AND COP-710HC.  Cloverbuds do not enroll in traditional project numbers, as they are a non-competitive, activity based program. Cloverbud members do have the option of purchasing the 715 My Cloverbud Year book to keep track of what they do during the club year.

2024 4-H/FFA Hockey Night with the Buckeyes – Feb 16

Thank you so much for being so excited about the Ohio 4-H and FFA Day on Friday, February 16th. We cannot wait to have you attend the event and Hockey game. This email will include the day of game information and a link to purchase tickets for your program.

Ohio State is thrilled to be hosting our annual FFA Game again this season and this year the invitation is being extended to Ohio 4-H. We also are excited to announce a continued partnership with The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to provide academic programming prior to the game. Their team will reach out in January to all groups requesting tickets to determine interest in their pre-event programming!

Prior to the Buckeyes Hockey game versus Wisconsin, the program that afternoon will include time with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences exploring topics related to the undergraduate majors offered by the college.

Tickets will be $11 per person at the group rate. The earlier you purchase the better!

 

Program Details

Parking

  • Parking is FREE. Attendants will be outside directing traffic and will help with parking locations. Buses may drop off students at the door to the Schottenstein Center and then park in Buckeye Lot 1 (directly across from the Covelli Center) for the event. Click HERE to see a parking map.

 College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Programming

3:00PM – 5:00PM

  • 3 p.m. Session option
  • 4 p.m. Session option
  • Wrap up around 5 p.m. then your group can leave to grab a bite to eat.

Additional Information about CFAES Programming:

  • The Prospective Student Services Office would like to invite you to participate in Ohio 4-H & FFA Hockey Night programming on the CFAES campus at The Ohio State University. The CFAES programming will offer a unique opportunity for your group to visit CFAES and our facilities while learning about programs and resources within the college. Come experience a college that offers premier leadership, personal growth opportunities, and career success to all its students.
  • This year, CFAES will be offering the following tours and/or activities:
    • Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC) Tours: Experience our brand new CEARC facility in combination with programming from our Horticulture and Crop Science department. This will be a 50-minute session, with 30 minutes being the facilities tour and a 20-minute program with HCS staff.
    • CFAES Campus tour: Led by the CFAES student ambassadors, explore the CFAES campus in this 50-minute tour. See classrooms, labs, dining spaces, and more from the perspective of a current student (dress warm).
    • Academic Program Table Fair & CFAES Majors & Careers Game: Interact with our academic unit staff and student leaders to learn more about what majors and organizations CFAES has to offer and form a team to play a game to learn more about CFAES careers and win prizes in this 50-minute session
  • Groups can register through our ONLINE REGISTRATION. When filling out the registration, you will be asked to rank your session preferences. Availability is limited and will be determined on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an email confirmation of your tour schedule, parking instructions, directions, and contact information for the day of your visit. If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

Break

5:00 PM – 6:00PM

  • Allotted time to eat somewhere close to the arena and make it back when gates open at 5:30 PM! Concessions will be available throughout the game. Groups will not be able to bring food into the Schott from outside vendors.
  • We are a cashless arena and students can transfer cash into pre-paid cards at the arena with their cash, but it would be easier if they had a debit or credit card.

 Ohio State Men’s Ice Hockey Game

Doors Open 5:30pm/Game Start 6:30pm

  • All tickets are digital. We recommend the Group Lead have all the tickets on one or a few phones and then scan all students in themselves instead of sending tickets out individually.

 

Purchasing Tickets

  • If purchasing tickets, please contact Isaiah Eichler at eichler.40@osu.edu or by phone at, 614.247.9182.
  • You are welcome to click the BUY TICKETS button to do it online.
  • Account Manager will help manage all of your tickets. If you are having any trouble with our app, please use the Digital Ticketing Guide for help!
  • If you are purchasing for a large group in bulk feel free to reach out to avoid fees
  • Our staff will be in and out of the office throughout December. It will be easier to reach me via email.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone on February 16th, 2024!

Save the Dates: 2024 Summer Judging will be July 15 & 16

NEW for 2024, we will be having summer project judging on TWO days. The judging schedule will be as follows and project judging will take place at the Ed Sands Building at the Fairgrounds.

Monday, July 15, 2024

  • Food and Nutrition Projects
  • Creative Arts Projects
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Miscellaneous Projects
  • ALL Self-Determined Projects
  • Clothing/Sewing Projects
    • Details are still being worked out for the Style Revue.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences