2020 Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Winners

Congrats to the following Fairfield County 4-H members who earned Fairfield County 4-H Scholarships this year! Additional thanks to all of our gracious scholarship sponsors!

Click play to watch this video! We are so proud!

100 Years Video Challenge

The Fairfield County Junior Leadership 4-H Club is challenging all 4-H members, families and clubs to create a short video sharing what 4-H means to them. 2020 is the 100th year anniversary of 4-H in Fairfield County. The Junior Leaders would love to get 100 videos to share this year at county events and on social media.

Video Guidelines:

  • Short videos are preferred – 1 minute max
  • Film videos horizontally if possible
  • Include your name (first only), club, and years in 4-H
  • Include your animals or still projects in the video if you can
  • Things to talk about:
    • What 4-H means to you?
    • How has 4-H helped you through the COVID-19 crisis?
    • What is your favorite thing to do in 4-H?
    • Do you have a favorite project?
    • Do you have a favorite camp memory?
    • Were your parents or grandparents in 4-H? If so, include them in your video if they live in your household, or properly social distanced if you visit them.
  • Wear a 4-H shirt if possible, otherwise choose neutral clothing or hats without other logos.
  • Make sure your video is 4-H friendly!
    • This means there is nothing in the background or being said that you would embarrass you in front of your family.

Unable to make a video? Take a photo with a sign to wish Fairfield County 4-H a Happy 100th Birthday, and we can use it in a video for promotional purposes!

Once you have completed your video, upload it to the member mailbox by Monday, July 6. The member mailbox can be found at go.osu.edu/memmailbox. This is a great opportunity to promote 4-H and can be used for project experiences or Junior/Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms!!

Keep an eye on the Ohio State – Fairfield County 4-H Facebook Page as we will share videos to help us celebrate 100 years! #Happy100YrsFairfield4H

Remember to Be Creative & Have Fun!


Junior Leader and Fashion & Nutrition Board Meeting – June 1st

Join the Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders and Fashion & Nutrition Board members for a Virtual Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 1st at 6pm. We will have a guest speaker and spend time hanging out with our friends. Bring your favorite ice cream and join us on zoom.

Here is the connection information: https://osu.zoom.us/j/94219731679

Choose Raising Cane’s May 12th: Enjoy Drive-Thru & Carryout while supporting the Jr. Leaders!

Grab lunch or dinner on May 12th from the Lancaster Raising Cane’s location and support the Fairfield County Jr. Leaders. This opportunity to support 4-H is from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. You must mention the fundraiser when placing your order and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to the 4-H Jr. Leadership Club.

Workforce Prep Day at the Ohio State Fair!

3 Classes for 2020. Top in each class gets a clock trophy and $250 cash. The Workforce Prep Day at the Ohio State Fair will be Wednesday, July 29th, 2020. Pre-registration is due July 14th.

You do not need to be enrolled in a particular project to participate in Workforce Prep Day – just let Leslie know that you are interested! All current 4-H members can participate! This experience is great for any one who has taken 4-H projects such as Teen Leadership on the Job, Am I Ready for Work, Get in the Act OR participated as a Camp Counselor, Junior Fair Board Member, OR have completed ANY 4-H Leadership Project.

During the State Fair event, those who enter will complete a  “mock interview” for a job – such as a day camp counselor, summer internship, part-time job at a retail store or grocery store. Participants will have to prepare a digital display in advance and discuss their display with the judges.

This is truly a great experience for youth of all ages to start to learn what it takes to demonstrate their workforce skills that they are developing as participants in the 4-H program! Contact Leslie for more information: cooksey.25@osu.edu. Click here for further details about Workforce Prep Day at the 2020 Ohio State Fair.

Support the 4-H Junior Leaders! Eat at Raising Cane’s on March 24th!

Stop out and plan to eat lunch or dinner at Raising Cane’s in Lancaster on Tuesday, March 24th from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Lancaster (1934 N Memorial Drive). 15% of sales that mention or show the flyer below will be donated to the 4-H Junior Leaders. The Junior Leaders are a countywide teen leadership that focuses on 4-H community service, leadership, and more! Their big events include planning the Fairfield County 4-H Advisor’s Banquet, donating a county 4-H Scholarship, and the JAS Cloverbud Easter Egg Hunt!

Thank you for the support!

WANTED: 4-H Members for 4-H Day!

4-H Day is coming up on Saturday, March 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the AAA Building at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. We could not host this “open house” and 4-H kickoff event without the help of our 4-H volunteers, youth, and families. Here is what we need and are looking for:

  • Kids of all ages who want to show off their projects. All projects welcome – bring animals, project books, awards, displays, etc. Setup will begin at 11:00 a.m. and those kids who would like to have a display should contact 4-H Day Chair, Kelly Cramer (buctomic@gmail.com) to let her know what they plan to bring.
    • Pens and cages will be available IF we know that they are bring an animal by Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00 p.m. If they bring an animal, they are responsible for feed, water, bedding, and cleaning up after their animal.

This is a great way for kids to engage in public speaking and add something to their Junior Achievement or Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms (4-H promotion/awareness at its finest!)

The Junior Leaders Need YOUR Help!

The Fairfield County Junior Leaders are partnering with the Lancaster Kiwanis Club to participate in Project Backpack. Items are needed to fill backpacks that will be given to children in Fairfield County who are receiving emergency care from Child Protective Services.

Items needed are:

  • Travel Size Shampoo, Body Wash, or Toothpaste
  • Single Packaged Toothbrushes
  • Small Coloring Books
  • Small Packs of Crayons
  • Stickers
  • Small Stuffed Animals (Beanie Baby Sized)
  • Age Appropriate Books for Babies to Teen
  • Journal Notebooks

Items can be dropped off at the Fairfield County Extension Office (831 College Ave, Suite D, Lancaster, OH). Items need to be received by Mon. March 23rd

Share the flyer below with your club families as this would be a great community service project to start off the 4-H year!

Junior Leader 1st Meeting – January 13th!

Fairfield County youth ages 13-18 are welcome to join Junior Leaders –  Join us Monday, January 13th at 6:00p.m. at the Extension Office as we kick off our year!

What is Junior Leadership Club?

A group of older 4-H youth from across the county. This club is designed for older youth BY older youth. Some of the activities we do throughout the county are: social outings, community service, fundraising, leadership opportunities, and assisting at county events.

When do they meet?

The Junior Leaders typically meet monthly on Mondays at 6 PM and ending at 7:30 PM.

Where are the meetings at?

The OSU Extension Office in Lancaster (831 College Ave.) also known as the Ag Center.

Who can join?

Anyone who is 13-18 years old and a current 4-H member of Fairfield County.

When can you join?

Any time during the year. All you have to do is show up to a meeting.

What do we do at the meetings?

Jr. Leaders discuss and plan what is going to happen each year in Fairfield County 4-H. Members of Junior Leaders work on different committees to come up with the plan of work each year.

Ohio 4-H Conference – Registration and payment due 2/7/2020

Attention Teens** and Advisors*!
It’s time to register for the 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference! County deadline for registration form and payment ($40): February 7th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
View the 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Form – Fairfield and registration session booklet. Youth 13 & older are invited to attend! 
Questions? – call 740-653-5419
*Limited scholarships available for 4-H Advisors to attend. 
**Scholarships available for teens completing the 2020 Ohio 4-H Achievement Form.