4-H Enrollment: Due April 15th!

Hello Parents, Youth and Advisors,

I hope your week is going well! This email serves as a reminder that the 4-HOnline Enrollment deadline is fast approaching, the deadline to enroll to participate in 4-H this year is April 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Enrollments will not be accepted after this date and time. We encourage you to enroll sooner rather than later, in case there may be any issues with your enrollment.

A couple of enrollment reminders:

  1. Individuals who are enrolling in dog projects (excluding 200 All About Dogs) must be enrolled in 201D You and Your Dog, along with any of the other projects they wish. We do recommend that you sign up for all of the dog projects, in case your youth change their minds before the show at the fair. These projects are 201P Performance, 201S Showmanship, and 201O Obedience.
  2. The only projects that Cloverbuds are permitted to be enrolled in are 710GMP Cloverbud Activities and 710HC County-Only Cloverbud Horse Curriculum. If you have a Cloverbud who is enrolling in 710HC, they must also be enrolled in 710GMP.
  3. If you would like to participate in classes at the state fair, they must be enrolled in the project they are planning on taking. For example, if you have a youth who would like to take a market barrow and a breeding gilt to the Ohio State Fair, they must be enrolled in 139 Market Hog Project and Record Book and 140 Swine Breeding Project and Record Book.
  4. MQP Entries will be made in the respective market-animal species. For example, if youth plan on taking a Muscle, Quality and Performance Hog, youth should be enrolled in 139 Market Hog Project and Record Book. Additionally, MQP and Carcass entries also require an application. Applications for any goat, swine, lamb, or beef MQP or carcass programs must be received on-line by April 15, 2024. Find more details about MQP and links to each of the application portals here: https:go.osu.edu/mqp
  5. Enrollments for the new finished Dairy Steer project should be in 117 Beef Project and Record Book.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the 4-HOnline enrollment process. Please enroll your youth as soon as possible. I will be holding weekend office hours to handle any last-minute 4-HOnline or Enrollment Questions on April 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and April 14, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Attached you will find the instruction guide for enrollment in 4-HOnline.

Thank You!

Haley Black

black.768@osu.edu

740-277-4622

4-H Enrollment is Now Open!

We look forward to receiving your enrollments for the 2024 4-H year. All enrollments are due through 4-H Online by April 15, 2024.

To enroll, please visit https://oh.4honline.com.

Previous families and advisors, please use the email and password from last year to enroll.  Not sure what email you used?  Please contact Haley Black at black.768@osu.edu or 740-277-4622.

New families, please visit https://fairfield.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-online-information for instructions and a video to help you enroll.  Your club advisors can also help you enroll. PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL IN 4-HONLINE UNTIL YOU HAVE TALKED/MET YOUR 4-H CLUB ADVISORS.

As a reminder, Cloverbud members (age 5-8 and currently in Kindergarten through 2nd grade as of Jan 1, 2024) will enroll in 710GPM. Horse Cloverbud Members should enroll in 710GPM AND COP-710HC.  Cloverbuds do not enroll in traditional project numbers, as they are a non-competitive, activity based program. Cloverbud members do have the option of purchasing the 715 My Cloverbud Year book to keep track of what they do during the club year.

4-H Publications – Print or digital, the State 4-H Office wants to know!

Attention 4-H members and volunteers! We want to hear from you! Please take our survey before April 7 and tell us which format you prefer for 4-H project books—print or digital. It’s easy—just a few short questions and you’re finished. Take the survey today at go.osu.edu/4hprojectbooksurvey Thanks for helping us to make the best better!

Last Call for 4-H Day Youth Volunteers – share your projects 4-Hers!

4-H Day is coming up on Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the AAA Building at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. We could not host this “open house” and 4-H kickoff event without the help of our 4-H volunteers, youth, and families. Here is what we need and are looking for:

  • Kids of all ages who want to show off their projects. All projects welcome – bring animals, project books, awards, displays, etc. Setup will begin at 12:00 p.m. and those kids who would like to have a display should contact 4-H Day Chairs, Jessica Scott and Bethany Miller, at fairfield.4hday23@gmail.com to let them know what they plan to bring.
    • Pens and cages will be available IF we know that they are bring an animal. If they bring an animal, they are responsible for feed, water, bedding, and cleaning up after their animal.
    • We will be limiting project displays to ONE per project so please let Jessica and Bethany know what you’d like to bring (i.e. we will not have 3 different members bring 3 pet rabbits!)
  • Adults (advisors….and parents are also welcome) to help with registration, answering general 4-H questions and club placement/check-out. Clubs looking to add members are strongly encouraged to attend and recruit at 4-H Day.

This is a great way for kids to engage in public speaking and add something to their Junior Achievement or Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms (4-H promotion/awareness at its finest!)

Plowboy Prom: March 9th in Columbus

The Plowboy Prom is set for March 9 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. at the Nationwide & Ohio 4-H Center. This event takes place in the evening after the Ohio 4-H Conference. For those of you unfamiliar with Plowboy, it is an evening of games, dancing, food and fun. It’s a long-standing tradition hosted by Collegiate 4-H for all ages – current 4-H members, alumni and students. This year you can break out your 80’s gear and disco the night away.

Cloverbud Opportunity: Engineering Adventure

The Cloverbud Engineering Adventure gives Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the adventure challenge and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbud projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities, and are recognized during a closing celebration.

This year’s theme is Going WILD! Whether imagining the jungles of Southeast Asia, learning about the natural wonders of United States National Parks or exploring nature in their own backyard, this year’s Cloverbud Engineering Adventure will get Cloverbuds thinking about the world we live in. Cloverbuds will explore the idea of habitats and what habitats provide for the animals and plants that live there. They will have opportunities for discovery, creativity and problem solving as they explore habitats that are around them or learn about ones that are in other parts of the world. For more information on the Cloverbud Engineering Adventure and to register, please visit u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/engineering-adventure/

Advisor Opportunity: Subscribe to the 4-H Cloverbud Connections Blog

Looking for new ideas and programming tools for your 4-H Cloverbuds? Check out this blog! You can subscribe to the site and receive an email when new posts are added. The site is searchable by key words and topic to help readers find content. The blog provides a unique blend of education, activities, and fun to build and challenge 4-H Cloverbud Volunteers teaching kindergarten through second grade youth. u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/

Applications now available for 2024 Tar Hollow 4-H Camp Staff!

2024 Ross Hocking Extension Camp Association Staff Application

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Please return completed applications by March 1, 2024 to: TarHollow4HCamp@gmail.com

Interested in sharing the 2024 camp experience with youth and volunteers from Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, and Ross counties?

Consider joining our camp staff! Application links with deadlines are posted above. 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.

Food Service Staff positions available for Camp Food Service Manager and Staff. Please click the Food Service Staff Application above to view and download the application

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.

2024 4-H/FFA Hockey Night with the Buckeyes – Feb 16

Thank you so much for being so excited about the Ohio 4-H and FFA Day on Friday, February 16th. We cannot wait to have you attend the event and Hockey game. This email will include the day of game information and a link to purchase tickets for your program.

Ohio State is thrilled to be hosting our annual FFA Game again this season and this year the invitation is being extended to Ohio 4-H. We also are excited to announce a continued partnership with The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to provide academic programming prior to the game. Their team will reach out in January to all groups requesting tickets to determine interest in their pre-event programming!

Prior to the Buckeyes Hockey game versus Wisconsin, the program that afternoon will include time with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences exploring topics related to the undergraduate majors offered by the college.

Tickets will be $11 per person at the group rate. The earlier you purchase the better!

 

Program Details

Parking

  • Parking is FREE. Attendants will be outside directing traffic and will help with parking locations. Buses may drop off students at the door to the Schottenstein Center and then park in Buckeye Lot 1 (directly across from the Covelli Center) for the event. Click HERE to see a parking map.

 College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Programming

3:00PM – 5:00PM

  • 3 p.m. Session option
  • 4 p.m. Session option
  • Wrap up around 5 p.m. then your group can leave to grab a bite to eat.

Additional Information about CFAES Programming:

  • The Prospective Student Services Office would like to invite you to participate in Ohio 4-H & FFA Hockey Night programming on the CFAES campus at The Ohio State University. The CFAES programming will offer a unique opportunity for your group to visit CFAES and our facilities while learning about programs and resources within the college. Come experience a college that offers premier leadership, personal growth opportunities, and career success to all its students.
  • This year, CFAES will be offering the following tours and/or activities:
    • Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC) Tours: Experience our brand new CEARC facility in combination with programming from our Horticulture and Crop Science department. This will be a 50-minute session, with 30 minutes being the facilities tour and a 20-minute program with HCS staff.
    • CFAES Campus tour: Led by the CFAES student ambassadors, explore the CFAES campus in this 50-minute tour. See classrooms, labs, dining spaces, and more from the perspective of a current student (dress warm).
    • Academic Program Table Fair & CFAES Majors & Careers Game: Interact with our academic unit staff and student leaders to learn more about what majors and organizations CFAES has to offer and form a team to play a game to learn more about CFAES careers and win prizes in this 50-minute session
  • Groups can register through our ONLINE REGISTRATION. When filling out the registration, you will be asked to rank your session preferences. Availability is limited and will be determined on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an email confirmation of your tour schedule, parking instructions, directions, and contact information for the day of your visit. If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

Break

5:00 PM – 6:00PM

  • Allotted time to eat somewhere close to the arena and make it back when gates open at 5:30 PM! Concessions will be available throughout the game. Groups will not be able to bring food into the Schott from outside vendors.
  • We are a cashless arena and students can transfer cash into pre-paid cards at the arena with their cash, but it would be easier if they had a debit or credit card.

 Ohio State Men’s Ice Hockey Game

Doors Open 5:30pm/Game Start 6:30pm

  • All tickets are digital. We recommend the Group Lead have all the tickets on one or a few phones and then scan all students in themselves instead of sending tickets out individually.

 

Purchasing Tickets

  • If purchasing tickets, please contact Isaiah Eichler at eichler.40@osu.edu or by phone at, 614.247.9182.
  • You are welcome to click the BUY TICKETS button to do it online.
  • Account Manager will help manage all of your tickets. If you are having any trouble with our app, please use the Digital Ticketing Guide for help!
  • If you are purchasing for a large group in bulk feel free to reach out to avoid fees
  • Our staff will be in and out of the office throughout December. It will be easier to reach me via email.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone on February 16th, 2024!

The 4-H Endowment Board is looking for new members to start the year!

The Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board is committed to supporting the County’s 4-H program in a variety of ways that includes fundraising for needs that are beyond traditional funding resources. Many thanks for the time and effort of our Board members past and present. The Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board includes up to 25 members who may be 4-H volunteers, 4-H alumni, 4-H members, representatives from business and organizations, and the general public. The Board also includes the Fairfield County 4-H Educators and the County 4-H Advisory Committee President (or their designee).

The 4-H Endowment Board is always looking for new members from the community who wish to get more involved in our long term fundraising efforts of the Fairfield County 4-H Program. Persons interested in volunteering for the Board may complete an application at any time. Upon selection to the Board, the 4-H Endowment President will reach out to you with more information.

4-H Endowment Board Member Application

Board Mission: The purpose of the Board shall be to solicit contributions, gifts, grants, and bequests to be invested through The Ohio State University Endowment and the Fairfield County Foundation, the annual income from which shall be used to provide a sound source of program funding for the 4-H youth and volunteers of the Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development Program. This support may include, but is not limited to, the funding of trips and awards for 4-H members, volunteer leaders, and friends of 4-H; sponsoring seminars and programs; purchasing material and services that will supplement 4-H programming or increase visibility and public support of 4-H in Fairfield County; fundraising activities of the Board or other organizations conducting fundraising to benefit 4-H in Fairfield County; the partial or full funding of professional and administrative staff positions to administer the Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development Program; and other funding for the 4-H youth and volunteers of the Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development Program. For more details please read the 4-H Endowment Brochure.

Expectations: Support the mission of the board, attend meetings, assist with event preparation, work board events. There is no obligation to donate financially to the board’s mission. However, you may incur expenses while volunteering, such as your time and travel, that cannot be reimbursed. If selected to the 4-H Endowment Board, your attendance at board meetings, the annual Legacy Dinner, and awareness breakfast are expectations of all members.