Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 8th through a drive-thru event. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. Members were recognized by family. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Levacy and Commissioner Fix for attending this event! Congrats to all and keep up the great work!

For photos from the event, click here.

For a complete listing of 2021 awards: 2021 Achievement Banquet Program – Updated 2021.04.13

Scholarship Opportunity for Rabbit Exhibitors – due 4/9/2021

The Buckeye Bunny Supply Memorial Scholarship (In Memory of Alan Worthington) application is now available! Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior or current college student who was active as a youth member in the rabbit industry that has excelled in all aspects of their 4-H or FFA career. Deadline to apply is April 9, 2021.


Healthy Living Grab and Go Resources Page

Healthy Living Grab and Go Resources Page: Available Now!

The Ohio 4-H Healthy Living Design Team created activities that go along with many of their blog posts, and now they are organized on the Grab and Go Resources page. On the grab and go page you’ll find lesson plans that you can download and use at your next meeting. You can use one activity, or combine several related activities to create the plan for an entire meeting.

The lessons are grouped together by topics that correspond with the Healthy Officer Resource Book: nutrition; physical activity; and mental, emotional, and social health.

Additional topics include:

  • The newest section is Mindful Moments, which are short, 5-minute activities that can be used at the start of any meeting.
  • COVID-19 activities address situations brought on by the pandemic.
  • Creative Well-Being activities are fun activities that exercise creativity in different ways.

As the team writes new blog posts, they will continue to add resources to the grab and go page, so check back often. Don’t forget to click the “subscribe” button to receive an email notification about new blog content.

Save the Date: Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Ceremony

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form and Junior Achievement Form Families: Please save the evening of Thursday, April 8th for our Drive-Thru Achievement Awards Ceremony. 

This will be a scheduled event, with the scheduling information to come out soon.  We are hoping families can join us in a drive-thru at the Fairgrounds and celebrate!  There will be a quick photo opportunity for youth and their families as well as awards presented.

Stanley Moore National Scholarships

Open to Farmers Union members and their children. High school seniors, college students or nontraditional students seeking funding to attend a two or four-year accredited college or university or technical school for any area of study.

  • Typed essay on the topic: Significance of rural values in America and on your life. Possible phone interview with finalists.
    Award Criteria: Recipients will be selected based on academic records, social and community activities and typed essay describing personal and professional goals, and involvement with Farmers Union.
    Amount: Several $1,500 scholarships will be awarded with money to be used for tuition and books.

Application Materials Needed:

  • Completed application form. Applications can be completed either through Google forms or by printing out and mailing the pdf form. Please do not submit both an electronic and paper copy.
  • A copy of your most recent complete academic school year’s transcript. These can be included in your application and does not need to be mailed separately by your school or university. If you are a college student, you can send an unofficial copy of your transcript that includes the current school year in addition to the previous. For example: A college freshman would submit a senior year high school transcript and can include an unofficial copy of the fall semester transcript as well. A college sophomore would only need to send a copy of their freshman year transcript.
  • Letters of recommendation from a Farmers Union leader of your choice AND from a teacher or professor.
  • Typed essay – three pages, 12-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins.

Application Deadline: April 1 Recipients will be selected and announced by July 31.


Source: OSU ACEL Nutshell Newsletter March 17, 2021

NAFB Foundation Scholarship Program

The NAFB Foundation offers several $7,500 college scholarships and will recognize its 2021 scholarship award winners this November at the 2021 NAFB Convention. Scholarship recipients will receive an expense-paid trip to attend NAFB Convention as part of each award.

Applicants must be a college junior, senior, or graduate student for the fall 2021 semester and enrolled in or transferring to an agricultural communications curriculum. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with concentration and/or application in broadcast media (includes internet/online media distribution).

Applications for 2021 scholarships are due Wednesday, June 9, 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

Source: OSU ACEL Nutshell Newsletter March 17, 2021

Congrats to Ohio 4-H State Achievement Winners and Alternates!

Congrats to our 2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Winners and Alternates! State Winners will be invited to attend National 4-H Congress this fall which is held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Should any of Ohio’s state winners not be able to attend their trip, some of our alternates may get the opportunity to also attend! This post has been updated as of 4/13/2021.

Youth Opportunity: 4-H World Changers!

𝟒-𝐇 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊!

From cartoons to movies to video games, animations are everywhere! Join us for weekly virtual sessions beginning April 8 to unlock your inner animator!

Registration is now open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4HWorldChangers


Application Deadlines extended to April 1st for Tar Hollow 4-H Camp Staff and Food Service Staff!

Interested in sharing the 2021 camp experience with youth and volunteers from Athens, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Ross counties? Good news – the application deadlines for summer program staff and kitchen staff has been extended to April 1st, 2021!

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

Camp Staff:

The 2021 Ross Hocking Extension Camp Association Staff Application is now due April 1st, 2021. 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.

Kitchen Staff:

The application for 2021 food service staff for the 2021 Tar Hollow 4-H Camp season is now available and will now be due April 1st, 2021. Food Service Staff positions available for Camp Food Service Manager and Staff. Please click here to view and download the application: 2021 Food Service Staff Application Ross Hocking Extension Camp Association.