4-HOnline Enrollment – Due TONIGHT at 11:59 p.m. FRIDAY, April 15th

We look forward to receiving your enrollments for the 2022 4-H year. All enrollments are due through 4-H Online by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2022.

To enroll, please visit https://oh.4honline.com.  Previous families and advisors will use their email and password from last year to enroll.  Not sure what email you used?  Please contact Missy at koenig.398@osu.edu or 740-277-4631 by 4:00 p.m. TODAY.

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.

As a reminder, Cloverbud members (age 5-8 and currently in Kindergarten through 2nd grade as of Jan 1, 2022) will enroll in 710GPM or 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.

Need help with 4-H Enrollment? Evening Office Hours April 4th and 11th

The enrollment deadline for Fairfield County 4-H is April 15th!  That is two weeks away from today.

Please reach out to Missy if you need assistance enrolling through 4-H Online this year.  The website to use for enrollment is https://oh.4honline.com.

Instructions on enrolling may be found on our county website at this link.

Missy will hold open office hours on Monday, April 4th from 4 pm -8 pm, and again on Monday April 11th from 4 pm – 8 pm.  Families may visit the Extension Office (located at 831 College Ave, Suite D, Lancaster OH 43130) to receive assistance in enrolling for the 2021-2022 4-H Year.

 

4-H Enrollment is now open!

We look forward to receiving your enrollments for the 2021-2022 4-H year. All enrollments are due through 4-H Online by April 15, 2022.

To enroll, please visit https://oh.4honline.com.  Previous families and advisors will use their email and password from last year to enroll.  Not sure what email you used?  Please contact Missy at koenig.398@osu.edu or 740-277-4631.

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.

As a reminder, Cloverbud members (age 5-8 and currently in Kindergarten through 2nd grade as of Jan 1, 2022) will enroll in 710GPM or 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.

 

Barrow and Lamb MQP Applications Due May 1st

Please be reminded that applications to participate in the Barrow MQP and also the Lamb MQP programs are due by Saturday, May 1st. The application along with an essay not to exceed 300 words must be postmarked by May 1, or received in the OSU Extension office before the close of business on May 3, 2021 (since the 1st falls on a Saturday).

The applications may be found here: https://go.osu.edu/fclivestockresources
How can you submit your application and essay?
1. You may drop the off at the Extension Office by scheduling an appointment by calling 740-653-5419.
2. Mail it via US Postal Service. Entries must be postmarked by May 1st.
3. Drop it in locked drop box on the east side of the building (marked with a 4-H clover sign).
4. Submit by uploading to the Member Virtual Drop Box: http://go.osu.edu/memmailbox

4-HOnline Enrollment Due May 1st!

Thank you to the 195 adult volunteers, 904 Youth (Project) Members, and 162 Cloverbud Members who have completed their 4-HOnline Enrollment! We are just 3 DAYS away from the enrollment deadline – so for those who still need to choose to re-enroll, please do so!

Here are a few enrollment reminders:

4-H Enrollment Due May 1st!

Remember in 2020-2021, all 4-H families will again enroll themselves in the Fairfield County 4-H program. If you were a member in 2014-2020, you will be able to enroll your family with your current profile. We have gone to a new version of 4-H Online, version 2, so you may notice some differences. Please read this letter from the State 4-H Online Coordinator.

The link to 4-H Online is https://oh.4honline.com

New 4-H Families: Here are directions to help you with online enrollment – 4-H Online Instructions

Returning 4-H Families: Here are directions to help you with online enrollment – 4-H Online Instructions

Need additional resources to help with Enrollment?

  • Project Selection Resources: 2021 4-H Family Guide and Project Central  can help you look at books and determine projects to take this year
    • Please note these are state publications and do not include our county only projects such as pies, candy making, alfalfa, hay, etc).
  • The 2021 Fairfield County Member Handbook 
  • If the youth is new to Fairfield County 4-H and does not live in Fairfield County, please have them complete an Across County Lines form as soon as possible.
    • Across County Line Membership Policy and Request Form – to be completed once in the lifetime of 4-H Club Membership unless the child moves
    • All forms are pending approval by 4-H Educators in the county of residence and the county they wish to join.
    • Please email these forms to us NOW rather than waiting until May 1st if at all possible considering the approval process. Send forms to Leslie at Cooksey.25@osu.edu as soon as you have them. Do not assume all requests will be approved.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Missy Koenig (Koenig.398@osu.edu or 740-277-4631)

Summer Judging – Please Schedule an Interview Time by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 10th!

Greetings 4-Hers!

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.398@osu.edu 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

Please Respond: Member survey regarding 2020 4-H Projects

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!

4-H Enrollment Due May 1st!

 

  • If the youth is new to Fairfield County 4-H and does not live in Fairfield County, please have them complete an Across County Lines form as soon as possible.
  • Across County Line Membership Policy and Request Form – to be completed once in the lifetime of 4-H Club Membership unless the child moves.
  • All forms are pending approval by 4-H Educators in the county of residence and the county they wish to join.
  • Please email these forms to us NOW rather than waiting until May 1st if at all possible considering the approval process. Send forms to Leslie at Cooksey.25@osu.edu as soon as you have them.
  • Do not assume all requests will be approved.

Perfect Stay at Home 4-H Projects – DOWNLOAD 4-H Books for FREE!

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 (koenig.398@osu.edu) with the changes you would like to make to your projects. Enrollments are due May 1st!