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

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