Summer Judging Results from Day 3 (Wednesday, July 15th): Engineering & Environmental Science

We are so proud of the hard work 4-H members have put into their projects this year! Congrats to all!

Here are the results of our members who participated in judging on Day 3 (Wednesday, July 15th). For a complete list of results, click here.

Please Respond: Member survey regarding 2020 4-H Projects

All 4-H members (excluding Cloverbuds) should have received an email from Stacy Hicks on Tuesday, June 16th that shares an overview of 4-H project completion. Families with multiple 4-H members should receive multiple emails personalized to each member. We are asking that all 4-H members reply to the survey so we can continue making plans for summer judging. We have decided to extend the deadline for response to this email to Sunday, June 21st.  Please refer to the email you received for a link to follow and complete the survey to help us plan for judging this year.  The survey will take less than 30 seconds to complete.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 740-653-5419. If you did not see an email with this survey link, please let us know (and be sure to check your junk/spam folders in your email).

Thank you for your help!

Fairfield County Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines 4-H Club Meeting Updates

Plenty to see and do for Fairfield County Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines 4-H Club

LANCASTER, Ohio (Feb. 12, 2020) — The Fairfield County Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines 4-H Club has had a great series of meetings so far in 2020. The group meets in different locations where they learn about a wide variety of engine types and parts.

Meeting locations have included the ASK Powersports dealership where 4-H members learned about the parts of a lawnmower engine; different types of farm equipment and oils were the topic at Miller Family Farms; and at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, members learned about the cooling abilities of fans in engines. Upcoming meetings will be held at Liberty Union High School and Taylor True Value Rental in Lancaster where students will continue to learn about the various parts of engines and maintenance basics.

Meet the Tractor Maintenance & Small Engines 4-H Club Officer Team

Fairfield County Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines 4-H Club elects officers

The Fairfield County Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines 4-H Club held their first meeting of 2020 on Jan. 6 at the Extension office. The club organized into groups, introduced instructors and went over the curriculum for the year.

In addition, officer elections were held. The president is Charlie Sponseller, of Baltimore, and vice president is Drew Morris of Baltimore. William McCreery, Baltimore, is serving as treasurer, Rachel Sponseller, Baltimore, is secretary and Parker Reese, Baltimore, is the reporter.

The group is looking forward to learning about the various parts of engines and maintenance basics in the coming meetings.

-Submitted by: Parker Reese, News Reporter

Join Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club in 2020!

Do you know of someone who has an interest in maintaining engines and equipment? Do you know someone who regularly works with dirt bikes, lawn mowers, tractors, or other small engine powered equipment?

The Tractor Maintenance & Small Engines 4-H Club is looking for new members! 4-H is a non-formal, educational youth development program for individuals age 8 and in 3rd grade or 9 years old to age 19 as of January 1, 2020. This 4-H club teaches individuals how to work on small engines and tractors while visiting different businesses and ag shops. You do not have to have any experience with small engines or tractors – This is a great opportunity to learn something new!

The club meets every Monday in January and February with a banquet in March. The first meeting will be Monday, January 6th at 7:00p.m. at the Fairfield County Ag Center, 831 College Ave, Lancaster. For more information, contact the Fairfield County Extension Office (740-653-5419) or attend the first meeting on January 6th.

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.

Youth Welding Workshops – April 13th and June 8th (Registration is required!)

Back by popular demand! OSU’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with American Welding Society-Columbus Section, Lincoln Electric, and HETEN Engineering and Laboratory, are pleased to offer TWO Youth Welding Workshops this year:

  • Saturday April 13, 2019 – registration deadline is April 8.
    (same day as OSU Spring game; FREE parking)
  • Saturday June 8, 2019 – registration deadline is May 24.

Cost = $90/participant

Age of participant = 10-18

Location = OSU Columbus Campus, Agricultural Engineering Building

Choice of one welding process: Arc (‘stick’) welding OR Oxy (‘torch’) welding.

Registration includes:

  • Practice pieces of metal
  • Welding related supplies
  • Welding technique handouts
  • Lunch for youth participants

NO experience necessary. The instructors are looking forward to help youth learn!

Registration is limited to the first 24 participants for EACH TYPE of welding.

Scholarships ARE available –please see details in the flyer, which is linked below. We ask you reserve your spot(s) with a credit card; and if awarded a scholarship, you will not be charged (similar to reserving a hotel room).

On-site registration opens ~8:30AM the day of the welding workshop. The program will begin promptly at 9AM. The day will likely conclude by 4PM.

NO PARENTS/GUESTS allowed in the welding labs. There will be an informal program during the day for parents/guests, or you are welcome to enjoy the Spring games in Ohio Stadium.

This year, we have ONLINE registration (preferred method): http://go.osu.edu/Welding2019

 SPACE IS LIMITED. Once the first workshop is full, we will defer participants to the June 8th workshop. PLEASE be diligent when selecting your preferred date. 

Linked here are the additional details, and options for hard copy/mail in registration.

For the April 13 workshop, if you DO NOT register online, please contact Dr. Dewey Mann (mann.309@osu.edu) to verify space is available. If space confirmed to you by Dr. Mann, you will bring this form with you to registration (DO NOT MAIL).

https://osu.box.com/s/zmgekvsrf9gqiqfsdtmog4s1jfxiz191

Teachers, and/or certified/trained/self-taught welders: Please let us know if you have INTEREST in serving as an instructor at one of these workshops.

Participants need to bring or wear industrial-quality eye protection, long sleeve shirt, long pants (100% cotton pants such as jeans are best, NO cotton/ poly bend such as athletic pants), and high-top foot protection (No open-toe shoes, sandals, etc.).

 

Tractor Maintenance End of Year Update

On February 25th the 4-H Tractor club went to the Liberty Union High School work shop and to the Specialty Tractor on March 4th where everyone was tested. The banquet will be March 11th, 6:30pm at Amanda United Methodist Church (200 East High Street, Amanda, Ohio). We had a great season and hope to see everyone there. Here are some pictures at the Cupp Residence/Farm Shop where we had one of our meetings.

Submitted:  William  McCreery, News Reporter