The Ohio 4-H Foundation’s annual Celebration of Youth is fast approaching! All adults aged 21 and over are invited to join us at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio on Thursday, October 6 for an evening of fall fun on the farm. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will include a delicious dinner, a variety of fun farm activities, and both a silent and live auction. The kids are away so the adults can play!
This year, the Ohio 4-H Foundation is providing each county with two free tickets to the event. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact your county educator for more information. Young alumni are also eligible for our BOGO ticket package, where you can purchase two tickets for the price of one! For additional details on how to purchase a ticket to Celebration of Youth, as well as information on how to sponsor the event or donate an auction item, please visit https://go.osu.edu/COY. Questions can also be directed to email@example.com. We hope you will join us for a night of fellowship and fundraising for Ohio 4-H!
We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth! Summerfest award winners can write thank you notes to those donors who were included on their registration cards at check-in. We encourage youth to include information about their project, award received, etc. as the sponsors enjoy reading this information! Sponsors also love pictures if members have any of their project they would like to share!
As a reminder to all Junior Fair exhibitors, there is no leasing of market or breeding animals for the Fairfield County Junior Fair. The animals must be owned by the exhibitor.
The only exceptions include. Please review the Junior Fair Book for additional details and dates: go.osu.edu/jrfairbook.
- Dairy Goat (breeding)
- Dairy Cattle (breeding)
We are hiring a 4-H Program Assistant here in Fairfield County. The position will be posted through June 24th.
Active OSU employees and students click on the box titled, “Current OSU Employees and Enrolled Students”, externals on the box titled, “All Non OSU Employees”.
Internals can apply directly from their Workday homepage, click on career icon, and search for position by requisition number.
External Direct Link: go.osu.edu/fairfield4hpa
The OSU Extension Office, Fairfield County, will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. We will be open on Friday, November 12th.
Junior Beef Superintendents Chris Turner and Brandon Thomas have made the stall assignments for the 2021 Jr. Fair beef barn. Find them attached here in PDF format and below.
The mulch that is being provided was placed in the barn and also under the adjoining tent on Tuesday, the 5th. A modest amount of mulch remains available outside the west door of the beef barn. As you prepare your beef cattle stall spaces, if you find you need additional mulch, while it lasts you are welcome to wheel barrow mulch from that pile into your stall spaces. If any mulch remains on Friday evening it will be moved to another location where it can be accessed throughout the fair.
Join us for an evening of fall fun at Leeds Farm in support of Ohio 4-H! Since 1998, Celebration of Youth has been an annual fundraiser supporting Ohio 4-H Youth Development programming and operations. This year it will be held at Leeds Farm on Sat., Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. EST. This will be a casual evening, to enjoy hayrides, the zip line, pumpkin jump, adult trikes, basketball shoots, and pumpkin shop. Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without the annual silent and live auctions. The event is 21 and over. The kids are away so the adults can play! Make your plans to join us for this evening of fall fun on the farm in support of Ohio 4-H. Purchase your ticket online at https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/21549. Or read more at https://go.osu.edu/COY. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you are still able to participate in the silent auction.
Oct. 16, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Alumni Reunion Event (Jackson)—3 p.m. Save the date for this alumni event at Canter’s Cave to experience your favorite camp activities and a delicious camp dinner. Price and registration coming soon. Contact Camp Manager Sarah Lawrence with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 2, 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way (Ostrander)—6:30 p.m. This event is open to all friends of 4-H age 21 and older. The 24th annual Ohio 4-H fundraiser will be held at Leeds Farm in Ostrander on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event includes casual dress and farm activities. Individual tickets are $100. Tickets for young adults ages 21–30 are buy one, get one free. Tickets will include a meal and drink ticket, as well as the opportunity to enjoy ziplining, pumpkin jump, adult trikes, hayrides, and so much more! For ticket and sponsorship information, visit go.osu.edu/COY.
Aug. 30, 4-H Night at the Reds (Cincinnati)—6:40 p.m. Come join us for 4-H Night at Great American Ball Park as the Cincinnati Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, Aug. 30, at 6:40 p.m.! A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to 4-H. For questions, contact Tiffany Huffman at email@example.com.