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!

Summerfest Winners – Please send your THANK YOU NOTES! :o)

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth! This would include all youth receiving the Bertha Wilson Camp Scholarship, all youth receiving awards at Summerfest, as well as Junior Fair Exhibitors who will be receiving awards at fair. Please make members who received awards this summer and at the fair write thank you notes to the sponsors of their awards – even if it’s just a rosette or ribbon.

Several people took lots of time making sure an address label of the particular sponsor was placed on the back of each award or attached a thank you notecard to a trophy. For Summerfest Winners – your donor is labeled on your thank you note AND your award “group” card.

Please be aware that we have had sponsors stop donating for fair awards because they did not receive a thank you note. If a member is not sure of their sponsor for an award received at Summerfest or at the fair, check out the Awards Portion of the Junior Fair Book as it gives the name of the sponsor. If you aren’t able to find an address, please contact the OSU Extension Office and we can help you find it! Also encourage youth to include information about their project, award received, etc. as the sponsors enjoy reading this information! Sponsors also love pictures if members have any of their project they would like to share!

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

Summer Judging Results – Available Online!

All results from this past week are/will be posted online. Click here for all results.

Congrats to all 4-H members who completed their projects and participated in judging this week! You all did a great job… keep up the great work!

All award winners will be invited to attend Summerfest to receive their awards. Summerfest will be held on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Liberty Center in Lancaster. Postcard invitations will be mailed to county award in a few weeks.

Missed judging this week? Sign up for Late Judging!

We strongly encourage completion of 4-H projects. Although members may have not completed or had a chance to participate in judging this past week, we would like to invite them to sign up for late judging. Late judging (for grade only) will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at the Extension Office by appointment between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You must call the Extension Office at 740-652-7260 to schedule an interview time. 

Sponsors Needed: 2019 Junior Fair Awards

Award sponsors should have received their invoices to make payment toward sponsoring 2019 Junior Fair Awards. Please send payment in as soon as possible. If questions, contact Marguerite Grimm at 740-654-8749 or by email at marg.grimm@columbus.rr.com.

The following awards are currently not sponsored for 2019 as of July 9, 2019. Please contact Marguerite Grimm (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!

DAIRY CATTLE

  • Supreme Junior Champion Dairy Female – Trophy: $19.00
  • Reserve Grand Champion Jersey Female – Trophy: $17.00
  • Grand Champion All Other Breeds – Trophy: $18.00
  • Junior Champion Heifer All Other Breeds – Trophy: $18.00
  • 2nd Place Dairy Breed Showman of Showman – Trophy: $17.00
  • 3rd Place Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award: $50.00
  • 4th Place Dairy Feeder Premier Exhibitor – Cash Award: $25.00

SWINE

  • 3rd-5th Place Market Hog Each Weight Class – 7 Rosettes: $28.00

HORSES 

  • Hunter Under Saddle/Horse (Age 8-11) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 2nd-6th Place Hunter Under Saddle (Age 8-11): 5 Rosettes – $20.00
  • Hunter Under Saddle/Horse (Age 12-14) – Trophy: $16.00
  • Hunter Under Saddle/Horse (Age 15 & Over) – Trophy: $16.00

PYGMY GOATS 

  • 1st Place Senior Pygmy Showmanship (15-18) – Trophy: $18.00
  • 3rd-5th Place Sr. Pygmy Showmanship (15-18) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 3rd-5th Place Inter. Pygmy Showmanship (13-14) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 2nd Place Junior Pygmy Showmanship (11-12) – Trophy: $17.00
  • 3rd-5th Place Jr. Pygmy Showmanship (11-12) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 3rd-5th Place Pygmy Showmanship (9-10) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 1st Place Pygmy Showman of Showman – Trophy: $18.00
  • 1st-5th Place Pygmy Goat Project Book Competition – 5 Rosettes: $20.00

POULTRY 

  • 1st-3rd Place American Class Hen – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 2nd-10th Place Breed Turkey – Rosette: $4.00
  • Reserve Champion Market Duck – Trophy: $17.00
  • 2nd-3rd Place Fancy Duck – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 1st Place Premier Poultry Exhibitor – Cash Award: $50.00

RABBITS

  • 2nd Place Premier Rabbit Exhibitor – Rabbit Hole Carrier: $50.00

CROPS 

  • 1st-5th Place Vegetable or Fruit – 4 Rosettes: $16.00

 DOGS 

  • 2nd-5th Place Senior You & Your Dog – 4 Rosettes: $16.00
  • 1st Place Beginner Novice A – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st Place Dog Obedience( Novice A) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 2nd-5th Place Dog Obedience (Novice B) – 4 Rosettes: $16.00
  • Interm. Showmanship (A) Age 12-14 – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st Place Dog Obedience (Grad. Novice B) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st Place Dog Obedience (Open A) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 2nd-5th Place Junior Showmanship (A) – 4 Rosettes: $16.00
  • 2nd-5th Place Intermediate Showmanship (A) – 4 Rosettes: $16.00
  • Junior Showmanship B (Ages 8-11) – Trophy: $16.00
  • Intermediate Showmanship B (Ages 12-14) – Trophy: $16.00
  • 2nd-3rd Place Dog Obedience Graduate Novice A – 2 Rosettes: $8.00

COMPANION ANIMALS

  • Champion Cat Overall – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st-5th Place Cat 1 (Ages 8-11) – 5 Rosettes: $20.00
  • 1st-2nd Place Cat 2 – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • Champion Rodents – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st-3rd Place Rodents (Ages 8-13) – 3 Rosettes: $12.00
  • 1st-2nd Place Rodents (Age 14-18) – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 2nd Place Amphibians, Birds & Reptiles – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st-2nd Place Cavy (Ages 8-11) – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 1st-5th Place Pet Rabbit (Age 8-11) – 5 Rosettes: $20.00

4-H MISCELLANEOUS

  • 1st Place On Cutting Edge (Vet. Science) – Trophy: $16.00
  • Outstanding Veterinary Science – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • Outstanding School Projects (Enrichment) – 10 Rosettes: $40.00
  • 1st Place Self Determined Sr. (Other Projects) – Trophy: $16.00

4-H ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 

  • 1st Place Exploring Ponds – Trophy: $16.00
  • 1st Place Ohio Birds – 1st Year – Trophy: $16.00
  • Outstanding Environmental Science – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • Outstanding Beekeeping – 2 Rosettes: $8.00

4-H ENGINEERING 

  • 1st Place Rockets Away (Estes Rockets) – Trophy: $16.00

 NUTRITION 

  • 3rd Place Sports Nutrition: Ready Set Go – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st Place Snack Attack – Rosette: $4.00
  • 3rd Place Star Spangled Foods – Rosette: $4.00
  • 2nd Place Global Gourmet – Rosette: $4.00
  • 2nd Place Party Planner – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st Place Take A Break For Breakfast – Rosette: $4.00
  • 2nd Place Buttercream Frosted  (Cakes) – Rosette: $4.00

 CLOTHING 

  • 2nd Place Sew for Fun – Rosette: $4.00
  • 2nd-3rd Place Tops for Tweens – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 3rd Place Clothing for Middle School – Rosette: $4.00
  • 3rd Place Sew for Others – Rosette: $4.00
  • 3rd Place Clothes for High School & College – Rosette: $4.00
  • 3rd Place Accessories for Teens – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st-2nd Place Loungewear – 2 Rosettes: $8.00
  • 2nd-3rd Place Dress-Up Outfit – Formal – 2 Rosettes: $8.00

4-H  HEALTH & OTHER FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES 

  • 1st Place First Aid in Action – Junior – Rosette: $4.00
  • 1st Place Makeover My Space – Rosette: $4.00

SUPER SHOWMANSHIP

  • 2nd-5th Place Small Animal Contest – 3 Rosettes: $12.00

SPECIAL 4-H CLUB AWARDS

  • Family & Consumer Science Honorable Mentions – 10 Rosettes: $40.00
  • 5 Year 4-H Member Pins – 50 Pins: $125.00
  • 12 Year Member Pins – 10 Pins: $25.00
  • 13 Year Member Pins – 5 Pins: $12.50
  • 14 Year Member Pins – 5 Pins: $12.50         

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.

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.

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.