HealthU – Registration Open! A healthy living opportunity for High School Members

Are you a 4-H’er interested in health? Do you see yourself potentially working in health one day? Nutritionist? Therapist? Nurse? Athletic Trainer? Geneticist?

What: Health University (HealthU) is a weekend camp in October focused on Healthy Living for high schoolers in Ohio 4-H. Join us at 4-H Camp Ohio for a weekend as we explore four of the 9 Dimensions of Wellness and explore health-related careers. We will be exploring the following four tracks of wellness:

  • Physical wellness allows a person to engage in activities of daily living without experiencing undue fatigue or exhaustion. The physical dimension of wellness is supported through health behaviors, which include exercise, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking, and getting adequate sleep each night.
  • Emotional wellness involves recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings. Adequate rest is required for wellness in this dimension. If an individual’s mental function is hindered by stress and lack of sleep, they may struggle with accurately assessing a situation which then triggers negative emotional responses and disrupts emotional wellness.
  • Social wellness requires the ability to trust and respect other people and leads to the creation of supportive partnerships and friendships. Being socially well allows one to develop and maintain intimacy, and to have empathy and respect for others.
  • Creative wellness allows a person to appreciate and/or participate in a diverse range of arts or cultural experiences, and to value and cherish the surrounding world. Freely expressing thoughts and emotions through dance, song, drawing, painting, or writing are some of the ways to engage in creative wellness.

Who: Any current 4-H’ers in grades 9 thru 12.

When: Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

Where: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd, St Louisville, OH 43071

Cost: $50 per youth (check or card)

Deadline: Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/4HHealthEvents

Contact: Justin Bower, bower.183@osu.edu, with questions.

10 Finalists Named for 2022 Fairfield County Fair Queen

LANCASTER, Ohio – Ten Fairfield County teens are competing for the title of 2022 Fairfield County Junior Fair Queen. The young ladies, all of whom participate in Fairfield County FFA Chapters and/or 4-H Clubs, were interviewed on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, by a panel of three community leaders who evaluated the candidates on a variety of factors including: 4‑H/FFA activities, school and community activities and poise.

The 2022 Queen will be crowned along with two attendants by the 2021 Fairfield County Jr. Fair Queen, Hannah Saum, on Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. during the Fairfield County Junior Fair Panorama.

This year’s finalists included:

  • Grace Ahrens, 17, daughter of Stephen and Erin Ahrens. She attends Hilliard Bradley High School and is a member of  Cloverleaf Livestock 4-H Club.
  • Lacie Bachman, 16, daughter of Gregg and Christi Bachman. She attends Bloom-Carroll High School and is a member of Unleashed 4-H Club and Bloom-Carroll FFA.
  • Isabella Byrd, 19, daughter of Neilston and Christina Byrd. She attends Columbus State Community College and is a member of Fairfield Fowl Friends 4-H Club.
  • Annie Deyo, 17, daughter of  Heidi and Mark Deyo. She attends Fairfield Union High School and is a member of Rough Riders 4-H Club and Fairfield Union FFA.
  • Evelyn Hill, 15, daughter of  Jessica and Jason Hill. She attends Lancaster High School and is a member of Shooting Stars 4-H Club.
  • Samantha Hurst, 18, daughter of Darren and Amy Hurst. She attends OSU Newark and is a member of Blazin’ Buckeyes 4-H Club.
  • Kate Markwood, 18, daughter of Jodi and Travis Markwood. She attends Fairfield Union High School and is a member of Kountry Kidz 4-H Club and Fairfield Union FFA.
  • Adriana Rodriguez-Denner, 17, daughter of Jody Denner and Sindy Rodriguez. She attends Lancaster High School and is a member of Shooting Stars 4-H Club.
  • Alison Sponseller, 17, daughter of Andy and Melissa Sponseller. She attends Liberty Union High School and is a member of  Wild About Animals 4-H Club.
  • Jadin Triplett, 18, daughter of Jamie Miller and James Triplett. She attends Hockng College is a member of Rough Riders 4-H Club and Fairfield Union FFA.

Contact: Angela Krile, Volunteer Coordinator, Fairfield County Junior Fair Queen Contest, 740-974-3948, angela@krilecommunications.com

Swine Ambassador Application – Deadline extended thru 9/27/2022

Due to no applications being submitted, the Swine Committee has reopened the application for the Swine Ambassador and will accept applications thru September 27th. Click here for a direct link to the 2022 Swine Ambassador Application: 2022 Swine Ambassador Application. Applications can be dropped off to the Extension Office or emailed to cooksey.25@osu.edu. Thanks!

Ohio State Fair Poultry Judging and Avian Bowl Results

Congrats to the following Fairfield County youth who excelled at this year’s Ohio State Fair Poultry Judging and Avian Bowl events.

Sophia Preston

  • 2nd Place Overall Junior
  • 4th Place in Reasons (Junior)
  • 4th Place in Live Birds (Junior)
  • 4th Place in Market Eggs (Junior)
  • 1st Place in Market Poultry (Junior)
  • Member of 1st Place Junior Team (members from Carroll, Warren, and Fairfield counties)

Ashley Love

  • 4th Place Overall Senior
  • 2nd Place Reasons (Senior)
  • 5th Place Live Birds (Senior)
  • 5th Place Market Eggs (Senior)
  • 4th Place Market Poultry (Senior)
  • Member of the 3rd Place Senior Team

Trinitiy Craiglow

  • 9th Place Overall Senior
  • 8th Place Reasons (Senior)
  • 6th Place Live Birds (Senior)
  • 9th Place Market Eggs (Senior)
  • 13th Place Market Poultry (Senior)
  • Member of the 3rd Place Senior Team

Jadin Triplett

  • 10th Place Overall Senior
  • 10th Place Reasons (Senior)
  • 10th Place Live Birds (Senior)
  • 10th Place Market Eggs (Senior)
  • 6th Place Market Poultry (Senior)
  • Member of the 3rd Place Senior Team

Cora Cain

  • 13th Place Overall Senior
  • 9th Place Reasons (Senior)
  • 13th Place Live Birds (Senior)
  • 12th Place Market Eggs (Senior)
  • 12th Place Market Poultry (Senior)
  • Member of the 3rd Place Senior Team

Trinity Craiglow, Ashley Love, Jadin Triplett, Cora Cain also participated in the Avian Bowl (Senior Division) and received 3rd Place.

Save the Date: 4-H Camp 2023

In Summer 2023, Fairfield County 4-H will have FOUR summer camp options for youth. Youth will sign up for camp based on the grade of school they are in right now. This will be the same grade you enter when you sign up for 4-H next spring. Registration will be open May 1-15, 2023! We hope you are as excited as we are, so save the date and join us at Alley Park or Tar Hollow next summer!

Virtual Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop: October 2nd

This fall, the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a virtual Achievement Form Workshop for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 2, 2022 (6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at https://go.osu.edu/AchForm2022 by September 30 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC. Please feel free to share this information with your families!