Teen Opportunity: Ohio 4-H Forestry & Wildlife Camp

Attached you will find the flyer for the Ohio 4-H Forestry and Wildlife Conservation camp: PDF 2024 Forestry Wildlife Camp Flyer

Below you will find more information and with links regarding the camp registration and application for scholarships!

  • The Forestry Wildlife Camp is open to campers in grades 7-11.
  • Registration for camp is due March 28, 2024.
  • Campers can enjoy wildlife education, fishing, hiking, tree climbing, outdoor survival, ODNR careers & college opportunities, learning about forestry and more!
  • Scholarships are limited and apply by following this link, by March 1, https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewVWQ5vl9bBvyS2

Apply for the Forestry and Wildlife Camp by putting this link in your browser today! http://go.osu.edu/24ForestryWLCamp

Please Note – Youth receiving Trip Award Letter notifications on February 21st from Leslie should contact Leslie for registration information and not complete the scholarship link above.

New for 2024 Fairfield County Junior Fair: Homegrown Market Lamb Class

The Junior Fair Sheep Committee has added a new class for the Junior Fair Market Lamb Show for 2024. Read on for further details:

Homegrown Market Lamb Division (new for 2024)

  1. To be eligible, entries must be born from a ewe owned by the exhibitor prior to January 1st of the current year and raised at the 4-H/FFA member’s immediate family property or family property that adjoins the exhibitor’s residence (i.e. grandparents, aunt/uncle) in Fairfield County. Proof of ownership of the ewe will be in the form of registration papers, farm Scrapie tag, or Scrapie tag with an accompanying bill of sale.
  2. Entry must be one of the exhibitor’s junior fair market lamb projects. Lambs must be born after January 1st of the current year.
  3. The market lamb selected to be shown in the homegrown market lamb show will be included in the general market classes.
  4. Homegrown market lamb class will be held separately – before the general market lamb show, and only one lamb per exhibitor will be permitted to show in this class.
  5. The top five (5) places will be selected and receive an award. The Champion Homegrown Market Lamb selected will sell 6th in the overall sale order (unless it places either Grand or Reserve Grand Champion in the general market lamb show or the exhibitor is selected as the Sheep Premier Exhibitor).
  6. Exhibitors must complete the Homegrown Market Lamb Intent Form (http://go.osu.edu/homegrownmktlamb) as soon as possible following the birth of their Homegrown Market Lamb(s). This will notify the Sheep Committee to make a farm visit within two weeks of lambing.
    • **Please note that for 2024, we know that more than two weeks has likely passed since the birth of lambs that could be used for this project. If this is something you would like to do for 2024, please complete the intent form ASAP so that a farm visit can be scheduled by the committee.**
  7. All entries must agree to a market lamb committee member(s) entering their barn/housing unit for visual inspection of animals. Failure to do so will lead to immediate disqualification.
  8. Homegrown Market Lamb(s) must take part in June weigh-in at the fairgrounds. No exceptions.

2024 Ohio State Fair Dog Show Update

The Ohio State Fair Dog Show will take place JUNE 17-19, 2024 in the Voinovich Center. The deadline for DOG PROJECTS ONLY for the Ohio State Fair will be May 21, 2024 at 1:00pm and can be made through the Ohio State Fair entry at http://ohiostatefair.com/livestock.

The Ohio State Fair Agility Trial will take place on JULY 24, 2024 in Taft Coliseum. Entries for AGILITY TRIAL ONLY will be due on June 21, 2024 at 1:00pm and can be made by visiting: https://go.osu.edu/OSFAgilityEntries when available.

All information about the schedule of classes and entry information can be found at https://go.osu.edu/OSFDogs.

2024 Ohio State Fair Reminders and Updates

Below include general reminders and updates related to the 2024 Ohio State Fair:

General:

BEEF Department

  • All cattle must arrive with 840 EID in place
    • 15-digit number starting with 840
    • Breeding can use tattoo as SECONDARY ID
  • BVD testing required for all cattle
    • exception of Commercial Cattle
    • One test good for lifetime
  • BEEF BREEDING
    • Crossbred breeding heifers will be required to submit a DNA packet with 840 EID tag information, reach out to Andi Hershey for packets (a.hershey@expo.ohio.gov )
    • Due Date: Postmarked by June 1st

 DOG Department

  • Show starts, June 17th

SWINE Department:

  • The Jr Swine Show requires ALL hogs to have:
    • 840 tag
    • Premise ID
  • To exhibit breeding swine, must be enrolled in the project at the county level

Teen & Advisor Opportunity: Ohio 4-H Conference – March 9, 2024 (registration due 2/9/2024)

The 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs. Sessions will start at 9:00 am on March 9, 2024 at the Columbus Convention Center. Sessions will be finished by 4:00 p.m.

Registration forms and the $40 payment (checks made to 4-H Advisory Committee, please) are due to our office by 4 pm on February 9th. There will be scholarships for youth that completed an Ohio Achievement Form and the first 8 adults that register for the conference.

The registration booklet containing session and workshop descriptions available can be found here: 2024 O4HC Reg Book

Click here to download a registration form: 2024 O4HC Reg Form – Fairfield

Sessions and workshops coded ‘Teens’ is geared towards teens.  Sessions and workshops coded as ‘Adults’ are for adult volunteers.  Sessions for both groups are coded as ‘Both.’  Please keep in mind when registering for the Conference that a person can’t attend a workshop and session during the same time period.

Questions?  Please call our office at 740-653-5419.

Scholarship Opportunity: Basil Garden Club (NEW for 2024) – due 1/12/2024

Basil Garden Club – New in 2024 for Fairfield County 4-H Members (no gardening experience or project work is required!). Applications are due Friday, January 12, 2024 in paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. An additional copy of your Ohio 4-H Achievement Form must also be turned in with your scholarship application.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu or 740-277-4625.  Please download the form for the interactive pdf to work.

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found on our Fairfield County Extension website under Older Youth Opportunities or visit previous Fairfield County 4-H blog posts.

Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application – due 1/12/2024

2024 Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application –  for High School Seniors and those in College. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu or 740-277-4625.  Please download the form for the interactive pdf to work.

Priority will be given to those who are current seniors and/or have not received this scholarship previously. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in the Fairfield County 4-H Program in 2024 AND complete at least ONE 4-H project before receiving this award. Fairfield County 4-H Scholarships are due in paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2024. An additional copy of your Ohio 4-H Achievement Form must also be turned in with your scholarship application.

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found on our Fairfield County Extension website under Older Youth Opportunities or visit previous Fairfield County 4-H blog posts.

Junior Achievement Award Applications (ages 9-13) due 1/12/2024

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf)  (Paper copy is due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2024).

For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2024 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.

Example Jr. Achievement Form