The Camp Information sheet has been updated for your reference. This sheet contains important information about pick up & drop off times, friend requests, activities that will take place at camp, and more. Be sure to check it out for any camp questions you may have.
Cloverbud Day Camp (Ages 5-8, Cloverbud Members) – June 5
Intermediate Camp (Ages 11-14) – June 15-17
Junior Camp (Ages 8-10) – June 29-July 1
Registrations will be done online, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis starting on May 3, 2021.Families will have the option to join a waitlist if all spots fill up for the camp they want to attend.
Payment by credit card will be available this year. If you will be paying by check or cash, please select appropriate payment type in the registration process and send or drop off your payment (check or cash) to the OSUE office (OSU Extension, 831 College Ave., Suite D, Lancaster, OH 43130). Registration will be complete upon receipt of application and payment. Make checks payable to: OSU EXTENSION. There will be a $30.00 charge for all returned checks.
Bertha Wilson Trust will provide a 50% campership again this year if registered by June 1st
Members will only have to pay $40 for Intermediate or Junior, and $20 for Cloverbud
Once registration is complete, additional information will be provided including what to bring, necessary forms, and
a map to camp.
Quality Assurance is an annual requirement of the Ohio Department of Agriculture for youth taking livestock projects to county and state fair. In Fairfield County, Quality Assurance Training is required for all members who will be exhibiting a livestock project at the Fairfield County Fair or Junior Exhibitor at the Ohio State Fair. Beef (Breeding & Market); Dairy Breeding & Dairy Feeders; Goats (Dairy, Meat, Market & Pygmy); Poultry (Breeding & Market); Sheep (Breeding & Market); Swine; Rabbits (Breeding & Market), and Alpacas/Llamas.
Deadlines for 2021:
Youth planning to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair must have their Quality Assurance completed by June 1st, 2021.
Youth planning to exhibit at the Fairfield County Fair must have their Quality Assurance completed by August 15th, 2021.
At this time, Quality Assurance CANNOT be taught by club/chapter advisors to Fairfield County 4-H/FFA youth virtually (i.e. Zoom, Google Hangouts, Google Classrooms, Facebook Live, etc.).
Here are the acceptable options to complete Quality Assurance in 2021:
In-Person 4-H Club/FFA Chapter Clinic taught by a 4-H/FFA Advisor who has completed the Quality Assurance Assistant Instructor Training this year (which took place on April 7th and April 26th). Advisors who attended this training will notify their members of their club/chapter QA Clinic date and will be responsible for getting all QA paperwork submitted to the Extension Office by the appropriate deadlines.
In-Person Countywide Make-Up Clinics: To be held on Saturday, May 8th at 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, May 23rd at 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the Ed Sands Building at the Fairgrounds. Attendance is limited and an RSVP is required. Please register online at this link for either countywide in-person QA Clinic: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0P19iWcND165rpQ
In-Person Beef Quality Assurance: Members who complete an in-person BQA taught by a certified BQA instructor must submit documentation to Leslie Cooksey at email@example.com.
In-Person Pork Quality Assurance: Members who complete an in-person PQA taught by a certified PQA advisor must submit documentation to Leslie Cooksey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth MUST be age 14 or older (current age) to complete in-person PQA. Youth will receive a PQA certification number from the National Pork Board upon completion.
Online: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA). This is the ONLY approved ONLINE Quality Assurance Program for youth in Ohio. For 2021, this web-based course has been approved by ODA for 8-18 year olds.
Fairfield County 4-H Members should select “sign in with 4-HOnline”. It will prompt you to select a state and then enter your 4-HOnline account information. After successfully logging in, you will be given a list of active family members. Select the family member and start the account creation process.
Fairfield County FFA Members (who are not in 4-H) should select FFA & Independent Sign-In.
You will need to select the web-based training ($12.00 per member, annually).
The FIRST of two make-up countywide Quality Assurance Clinics will be held Saturday, May 8th at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds (Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building) from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Advanced registration is required and attendance will be limited to 40 youth. RSVP by completing the survey at this link. Please arrive on time so we can get the training started promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Quality Assurance Training is required for all members who will be exhibiting a livestock project at the Fairfield County Fair or Junior Exhibitor at the Ohio State Fair. This includes the following projects: Beef (Breeding & Market); Dairy Breeding & Dairy Feeders; Goats (Dairy, Meat, Market & Pygmy); Poultry (Breeding & Market); Sheep (Breeding & Market); Swine; Rabbits (Breeding & Market), and Alpacas/Llamas.
Members are required to attend one Quality Assurance Clinic taught by a certified instructor. Members should sign in at the beginning of the clinic and complete a questionnaire at the end of the clinic. Please return the questionnaire to an adult instructor at the clinic.
The SECOND QA Clinic will be Sunday, May 23rd from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., in the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building. Advanced registration is required and attendance will be limited to 40 youth. RSVP by completing the survey at this link.
Please be reminded that intent forms to participate in the Homegrown Market Wether (goat) and also the Homegrown Market Rabbit programs are due by Saturday, May 1st. Both forms are completed through an online survey using the links below.
In order to compete in the Homegrown Market Wether (goat) class at the Fairfield County Fair, exhibitors must enroll in 135M and will need to submit their intention by May 1st. To do so, please visit this link and complete the online survey: http://go.osu.edu/2021hgwether
In order to compete in the Homegrown Market Rabbit class at the Fairfield County Fair, exhibitors must enroll in 226 Market Rabbits and will need to submit their intention by May 1st. To do so, please visit this link and complete the online survey: http://go.osu.edu/2021hgrabbit
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).
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!
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. This form is 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.email@example.com as soon as you have them. Do not assume all requests will be approved.
The following 4-H Project Books are available and currently posted on the website listed above:
173 Horseless Horse
409 Sew Fun
592 Get Started in Art
459 Let’s Start Cooking
462 Yeast Breads on the Rise
359 Your Thoughts Matter
405 The Laundry Project
375 Leadership Road Trip: Where Are You Going?
611 Explore the Outdoors
621 Ohio Birds
493 Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry
500 Science Fun with Physics
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the changes you would like to make to your projects. Enrollments are due May 1st!
At this time we are planning to have 4-H project judging in-person July 12-15, 2021. Details will be forthcoming. Members will need to have a completed project book for judging (whether they purchase a book or download/print a copy of their book from the list above).
Group supporters will shop as a “normal customer” on the above dates listed. If we happen to have any current in-store sales and promotions taking place, they will be able to take advantage of those just like a typical customer.
At time of checkout, customers will give a copy of the attached coupon to our cashier so we know they are associated with your group and 15% of their transaction will be donated back to your group (not the customer).
Absolutely no coupons can be distributed at our store location
Distribute the following coupon code to all family and friends: 4HSPRING (valid online only).
Your group’s unique coupon code will be entered in the checkout portion of the online store (Click the blue text that says “Redeem Your Code” and then enter code. This code will only be active on your sale dates: Fri April 30th, Sat May 1st & Sun May 2nd
This coupon will give all online customers a BONUS 10% off all plants and fertilizers!
In addition, we offer in-store pick up AND delivery of all online orders. The cost and timing of this delivery service is based on the actual shipping destination and total amount of purchase. All available options will be calculated and viewed at time of checkout. Many times, free delivery is available if a minimum purchase amount is met.
15% of all online transactions associated with your group’s coupon code will be donated back to your group (not the customer).
Only one coupon code can be entered at time of checkout an cannot be combined with any additional offer.
This is a fundraising event for the 4-H Advisory Committee. The 4-H Advisory Committee supports county 4-H programming for all youth members and adult volunteers including, but not limited to: Awards and banquets, trips and scholarships, printing costs, special programming costs, and more!
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