Ohio 4-H Science Saturdays are back in 2020! Can You Dig it – 1/11/2020

Ohio 4-H Science Saturdays are back in 2020! Join us on January 11, 2020 for Can You Dig it? Our friends from OSU’s Orton Geological Museum will be here will fossils and gemstones, you create a volcano and dig into paleontology. It all happens at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find the details and register at go.osu.edu/4HSciSat.

Forestry Wildlife Camp

Interested in forestry and wildlife conservation? Want to learn about tree and wildlife identification? The 2019 Forestry – Wildlife Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp is for you! See the attached flyer for more information. This camp is for all youth ages 12-16! If you have any questions, please call Tracy Winters at the Gallia County Extension Office (740-446-7007).

2019 Ohio State Fair Non-Livestock Results

The non-livestock results from the 2019 Ohio State Fair are posted online. Click here to see a complete list.

Creative Arts

  • Scrapbooking, Senior – Hannah Kitsmiller, Outstanding of the Day
  • Scrapbooking (2nd Year or More), Junior – Moriah Ewen, Outstanding of the Day

Communications

  • Demonstration (Senior Individual – Age 14+) – Gabriella Gugliemotto, Outstanding of the Day

Engineering Excitement

  • Knot Just Knots – Senior – Kaylor Byrd, Clock Trophy

Clothing

  • Terrific Tops – Raegan Needs, Outstanding of the Day
  • Sundresses & Jumpers – Rachel Sponseller, Outstanding of the Day
  • Sew Fun, Senior – Kathleen Slaby, Outstanding of the Day
  • Look Great for Less, Senior – Anna Fusek, Outstanding of the Day
  • Ready, Set, Sew Active! – Cece Woods, Outstanding of the Day
  • Clothing Skillathon (Tuesday) – Emily Hendershot, 2nd Place Intermediate; Mary Cate Kitsmiller, 4th Place Intermediate; Cara Luallen, 2nd Place Senior; Adrienne Miller, 3rd Place Senior; Hannah Kitsmiller, 4th Place Senior
  • Clothing Skillathon (Thursday) – Cece Woods, 4th Place Intermediate

Food and Nutrition

  • Let’s Bake Quick Breads, Junior – Julia Ribo, Outstanding of the Day
  • Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals, Senior – Olivia Spillers, Outstanding of the Day
  • Dashboard Dining, Senior – Anna Woods, Outstanding of the Day
  • Snack Attack, Senior – Caleb Hayes, Outstanding of the Day
  • Everyday Food & Fitness, Junior – Caroline Kitsmiller, Outstanding of the Day

Health

  • Your Thoughts Matter, Senior – Hannah Kitsmiller, Outstanding of the Day
  • Health & Safety Speaking Contest, Junior, Caroline Endsley – Clock Trophy

Leadership

  • Club Leadership – Chase Hamilton, Outstanding of the Day
  • Finding Your Voice: Public Speaking, Senior – Gabriella Gugliemotto, Outstanding of the Day
  • Teens on Board – Hannah Henry, Outstanding of the Day
  • Leadership Road Trip – Dalton Henry, Outstanding of the Day

Natural Resources 

  • Shooting Sports – Archery, Senior – Sara Hayes, Outstanding of the Day
  • Shooting Sports – Shotgun, Junior – Jaycie Spires, Outstanding of the Day
  • Explore the Outdoors – Kate Johnson, Outstanding of the Day
  • Trapping Muskrats in Ohio – Tommy Wolfe, Clock Trophy
  • Growing with the Seasons – Ellie Burns, Outstanding of the Day
  • Geology – Can You Dig It? – Dominic Woods, Outstanding of the Day
  • Self Determined, Natural Resources – Jaela Kim, Outstanding of the Day

Quilting

  • You Can Quilt, Senior – Hannah Henry, Clock Trophy
  • Self Determined Quilting, Senior – Allie Carter, Clock Trophy

STEM 

  • All Systems Go! (Vet Science 2) – Gabriella Gugliemotto, Outstanding of the Day
  • Rockets Away (Solid Fuel Rockets) – Dominic Woods, Outstanding of the Day
  • Solid Fuel Rocketry Master – Caden Sweeney, Clock Trophy

Self Determined

  • Emma Morton, Outstanding

Woodworking

  • Making the Cut, Junior – Tessa Simmons, Outstanding of the Day

Workforce Prep

  • Junior – Chase Hamilton, Outstanding of the Day
  • Senior – Hannah Henry, Clock Trophy
  • Senior – Emmalee Preston, Outstanding of the Day

Final Reminder – Sign up for Summer Judging!

The sign ups for summer judging opened Friday afternoon, June 14th.  By participating in this judging, you may be selected to represent Fairfield County at the Ohio State Fair.  If you need to know what projects are being judged what days at the state fair, they are available at this link.

To participate in judging you’ll need to schedule an appointment using the following instructions (Registration will close on July 3rd):

  • Go to https://oh.4honline.com to log into your account using the same email and password you used to register for 4-H this year.  Please remember to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser.  Also, use a regular computer, not your phone please. 
    • If you don’t know which email you used, reply to this email or contact the extension office (740-652-7260)
  • Once you are logged into your account, you should be on the page with ‘Announcements and Newsletters’ as well as an arrow that says ‘go to family’. Directly above the “Announcements and Newsletters” you will find the My Meetings section in small blue font. Select My Meetings. If you are not on this page, please select the house symbol on the top right of your profile to get to the page.
  • This will show your available meetings.  There should be the 4 days of judging listed.  Choose the correct project area and go to the far right to the blue ‘Sign Up‘.
  • Use the drop down box to select the correct family member and then the topic (which we have as project number).  Once you have selected the project number, the times will populate.  Use the drop down box to select the time you would like for judging. There are projects being judged by more than one judge, so please check the second (or third) judge as well to see if they have a time available that fits your schedule better.  If there are multiple judges, you only need to sign up with 1 judge. Multiple judges mean there are more members signed up for the project that one judge can complete in a scheduled day.
  • If you have problems getting your judging scheduled, please contact Missy at 740-652-7264 or koenig.398@osu.edu.
  • We also have additional instructions on the website at https://fairfield.osu.edu/sites/fairfield/files/imce/4hPDFs/Scheduling%20Judging%20Times.pdf

It’s time to sign up for Summer Judging!

Summer judging will be held the week of July 8-11th.  Please see your member handbook pages 9 & 10 for the specific projects being judged each day.  The sign up is now ready for you to use! Registration will close on July 3rd!

You will register for judging through 4-H online. Go to https://oh.4honline.com to log into your account using the same email and password you used to register for 4-H this year.  If you don’t know which email you used, contact your club advisor or the extension office (740-652-7260).

Once you are logged into your account, you should be on the page with ‘Announcements and Newsletters’ as well as an arrow that says ‘go to family’. Directly above the “Announcements and Newsletters” you will find the My Meetings section in small blue font. Select My Meetings. If you are not on this page, please select the house symbol on the top right of your profile to get to the page.

This will show your available meetings.  There should be the 4 days of judging listed.  Choose the correct project area and go to the far right to the blue ‘Sign Up‘.

Use the drop down box to select the correct family member and then the topic (which we have as project number).  Once you have selected the project number, the times will populate.  Use the drop down box to select the time you would like for judging. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday judging times are in 15 minute increments.  Thursday Clothing judging is in 20 minute increments. There are projects being judged by more that one judge, so please check the second (or third) judge as well to see if they have a time available that fits your schedule better.

If you have problems getting your judging scheduled, please contact Missy at 740-652-7264 or koenig.398@osu.edu.

Please call 740-652-7260 to sign up for late judging on July 23rd if you can’t make it to Summer Judging.

2019 Tar Hollow Camp Staff Applications are Available! due 2/1/2019

Interested in sharing the 2019 camp experience with youth and volunteers from Athens, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Ross counties?

Consider joining our camp staff! Application links with deadlines are posted here:

2019 Ross Hocking Extension Camp Association Staff Application due February 1st, 2019. Staff positions available for Camp Manager, Assistant Camp Manager, Canteen Director/Activity Assistant, Recreation Director, Waterfront Director/Canteen Helper, Lifeguards/Canteen Helpers, Craft Director/Canteen Helper, Naturalist/Canteen Helper.

All positions are subject to changes and modifications after interviews. All positions will be responsible for helping with other camp duties as directed by the Camp Manager/Camp Director and may include basic health checks and cleaning duties.

2019 State 4-H Leadership Camp Staff Applications – Now Available!

The 2019 State 4-H Leadership Camp Staff Applications are now available!! Interested individuals can view a letter with more information at: http://www.ohio4h.org/camp/leadership-camp titled “2019 Potential Leadership Camp Counselor/Staff Information and Application”. A link to the application is included in the letter.

Please forward this information along to anyone who you think might be interested!  Applications are due no later than April 1, 2019. If you have questions, please let Aubry or Leslie know!!

Here are some highlights about the opportunity:

  • Individuals 18+ prior to June 1, 2019 who are good leaders, past counselors, or interested in helping may apply
  • Must complete application, undergo selection, and attain background check
  • Applications due: April 1 (due to earlier camp dates)
  • Interviews: Week of April 8th
  • Staff Training Weekend (Camp Ohio): May 10-12, 2019.  Yes this is Mother’s Day weekend, but camp is so early this year, we needed to move training earlier so we could try to have everything ordered before camp!

Ducks Unlimited National Scholarship Program – Deadline 3/1/2019

Ducks Unlimited (DU) is now accepting applications for the DU National Scholarship Program offering graduating high school seniors who are DU members the opportunity to advance their education.

DU will award 61, one-time scholarships to eligible applicants at the following levels:

– 50 Varsity Scholarships at $500 each
– 10 Conservation Scholarships at $1,000 each
– 1 National Scholarship of $10,000

The online application is now open and will close on March 1, 2019. Applicants will need to provide their high school transcript, DU member/volunteer history, a resume including a list of any service or academic awards received and a letter of recommendation highlighting your involvement with DU and commitment to conservation. In addition, applicants will be required to write a 500-word essay describing how your outdoor experiences have contributed to your understanding of the importance of wetlands. All applications will be reviewed by DU’s National Scholarship Selection Committee and recipients will be chosen based on the merits of those submissions.

The list of scholarship recipients will be sent to all applicants in April 2019 with awarded checks released to the student’s college or university. Recipients will be recognized in Ducks Unlimited magazine, and the national scholarship winner will be announced at the DU National Convention.

Click here to apply now.

For more information or to apply, visit www.ducks.org/scholarship.

Please Remember to THANK YOUR SPONSORS!

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth. This would include applying for the Bertha Wilson Scholarship, receiving awards at Summerfest, as well as receiving awards at the Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Please make sure if you are receiving awards (or have received awards already this year), to write a thank you note to your sponsor for these awards. Several people took lots of time making sure there was an address label for your particular sponsor on the back of rosettes/ribbons and attached to trophies.

Please note that we often lose sponsors because they do not receive a note of appreciation and thanks from our youth members receiving the awards that they have sponsored. If a member is not sure of their sponsor for an award received at Summerfest or the Fair, please contact the Extension Office and we will help you get the information you need.

We also strongly encourage youth to share information about their project, award(s) received, and perhaps a picture! Sponsors really enjoy reading this information.

D.A.W.N. Defining Adventures for Women in Nature – New 4-H Camp for Teen Girls in Mohican State Forest!

As the seasons begin to change we would like to unveil a new opportunity for older 4-H girls to camp and enjoy Ohio’s great outdoors this fall! D.A.W.N Defining Adventures for Women in Nature is a brand-new camp offered this year October 12-14th at Mohican Forest for girls 16-19 and still in 4-H. This camp is non-traditional in that it will truly be a 100% outdoor camping experience! These girls can come ready to enjoy activities like wilderness first aid, campfire conversations, autumn hiking, sleeping in a tent, outdoor cooking, and building connections with other outdoor-loving girls! A flyer and more information about this camp can be found at this link https://harrison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/dawn

Please help us spread the word about this camp throughout your county to girls who might be interested.  We will also be direct emailing all eligible members.