Summer Judging Results and Photos

Congrats to all 4-Hers, parents, and advisors! Summer Judging week has been wonderful as we get to see all of the hard work come together in our project interviews. Results for summer projects will be posted at this link and all results will be posted by the of the day on Friday, July 16th: go.osu.edu/fcsummerjudgingresults

State Fair packets will be ready starting on TUESDAY, July 19th during regular office hours.
 
All county award winners should save the date of August 13th at 7:00 p.m. for Summerfest!

Additionally, photos from summer judging have been posted on our Ohio State – Fairfield County 4-H Facebook Page. Direct links are as follows:

Summer Judging Project Interviews – Scheduling opens next week!

Summer project interviews will be coming soon! Dates for projects are correctly listed in the 4-H Member Handbook. Please note that there are errors on correct dates in the 4-H Project Guidelines for Self-Determined Projects. Again, pay attention to dates in the 4-H Member Handbook.

We will be scheduling interviews by appointment. The summer project judging sign up link will be sent to all youth enrolled in these respective projects via 4-HOnline next week.  The email will say from 4-HOnline, so please be on the lookout – some email systems don’t like 4-HOnline.

Please contact Stacy Hicks at 740-653-5419 if you have questions about summer judging sign ups!

Projects to be judged on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (see page 11 of the 4-H Member Handbook):

  • All Food and Nutrition Projects
  • Family Life (Babysitting)
  • Genealogy
  • Home Living
  • Scrapbooking
  • Photography
  • Cake Decorating (youth must complete summer judging option if they wish to qualify for Ohio State Fair)
  • Collectibles
  • Creative Arts/String Art/Graphic Design
  • Money Management
  • Quilting
  • Creative Writing
  • Healthy Living

Projects to be judged on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (see pages 11-12 of the 4-H Member Handbook):

  • Self Determined 365.00
  • Self Determined 365.04 Natural Resources
  • Self Determined 365.06 Workforce Prep
  • Communication/Leadership/Citizenship
  • Discovering 4-H/4-H Around the Globe
  • Horseless Horse/All About Dogs
  • Veterinary Science
  • Science Fun
  • Aerospace
  • Robotics
  • Bicycle
  • Electricity
  • Knots
  • Small Engines
  • Energy
  • ATV
  • Woodworking
  • Welding
  • Natural Resources
  • Gardening (youth must complete summer judging option if they wish to qualify for the Ohio State Fair)

Projects to be judged on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (see page 12 of the 4-H Member Handbook):

  • All Clothing Projects

The Style Revue will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14th for all clothing project members.

There’s still time to Join Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club in 2022!

There is still time to join the Tractor Maintenance & Small Engines 4-H Club! The next meeting is on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7 pm at the Ag Center. The Fairfield County Ag Center is located at 831 College Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130. This 4-H club teaches individuals how to work on small engines and tractors while visiting different businesses and agriculture shops throughout the county.

During this  meeting, Officer elections will also be held so if you are interested in taking on a position please prepare a short introduction speech. No experience is necessary to join – This is a great opportunity to learn something new so bring a friend or two!

At the first 2 meetings, you will be ask to complete the following:

  • Pay for your project book (payable to OSU Extension)
    • Small Engine      $6.00
    • Tractor                $8.00
  • Pay your county dues ($5.00) (payable to the FC Tractor Maintenance Club)
  • Pay your club dues (estimated to be $2.00, will be finalized at the first meeting) (payable to the FC Tractor Maintenance Club)
  • Complete your 2022 4-H enrollment.  This will include your Tractor Maintenance project AND all other projects you will be completing for 2022 if you are in any additional club(s).  Enrollment will be completed through 4-H Online (https://oh.4honline.com).  Enrollment instructions are attached for reference (for new and returning families) and additional resources can be found on our website – 4-H Online Information.  If you have questions regarding enrollment, please ask them at the meeting or contact Missy Koenig at Koenig.398@osu.edu or 740-277-4631.

The 2022 proposed meeting schedule will be every Monday from January 10 – March 7, 2022. There is an extra week built in in case there is a ‘snow day’ and the banquet will wrap up the year on March 21, 2022. Have questions? Contact our office at 740-653-5419!

Join Tractor Maintenance!

Do you know someone who works with dirt bikes, lawn mowers, tractors, or other small engine powered equipment? Is this something you want to learn more about?

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 through age 18, as of January 1, 2022.

This 4-H club teaches individuals how to work on small engines and tractors while visiting different businesses and agriculture shops throughout the county. No experience is necessary – This is a great opportunity to learn something new!

Want to learn more about tractor safety and how to work on them? The club will be using a new curriculum that focuses on tractor safety and how to properly perform tractor maintenance. The Tractor Maintenance courses are available to members who have taken the small engine project books or have had previous experience working on machinery.

The club meets every Monday in January through Mid-March. The first meeting will be Monday, January 10th at 7:00p.m. at the Fairfield County Ag Center, 831 College Ave, Lancaster. All interested members are welcome to attend this first meeting to learn more and get registered! For more information, contact the Fairfield County Extension Office at 740-653-5419.

Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club Update

The Fairfield County Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club started the program on Jan 11, 2021. They have met many times since as well, when the weather agrees. The group does their business meeting first and then they break out into smaller groups that are more specific to each 4-Her’s level of knowledge about tractor maintenance. Each group ranges from learning about the different parts and how they work, tractor  maintenance, small engine repair and operation. There are 18 4-H members participating in the program. The club is specific to tractor maintenance and their club meeting in the winter prior to other traditional clubs meeting dates, typically starting in the spring and going till fall.

 

The club had their last meeting on March 29, 2021 where members received their final project grades and end of the year certificates. Dave Foltz talked about the importance of the trade industry and participating in programs that teach hands-on skills.  They also celebrated Roger Ruble for 60 years of volunteer service to the Fairfield County 4-H Program.

 

If you have any interest in joining this club next year or questions, please contact the Fairfield County 4-H Extension Office (740-653-5419).

-News Report Submitted by: Lily Dennis, 4-H Club Reporter

 

 

 

 

There’s still time to Join Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club in 2021!

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, 2021. 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 – March. The next meeting will be Monday, January 25th at 7:00p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in the Ed Sands Building, 157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster. For more information, contact the Fairfield County Extension Office (740-653-5419) or attend the meeting.

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