2021 4-H Family Guides – arriving in your mailbox SOON!

4-H families and volunteers who were enrolled in 4-H during 2020 will be receiving a mailed copy of the 2021 Ohio 4-H Family Guide soon. Please do not throw this away! You will not be receiving a copy from your advisor/club this year! Save this publication to help select projects when we begin the 2021 club year soon. A digital version can be found here: 2021 Ohio 4-H Family Guide.

Thank you to the Ohio 4-H Foundation for their help in getting this publication to our 4-H families and volunteers safely in 2021!

2021 Family Guide

4-H Advisors – Check out these ready-to-go 4-H meeting resources!

Hey, 4-H Advisors! Start your 4-H year with seven ready-to-go club meeting agendas detailing a family kick-off, team building, officer elections, public speaking and more. Learn how to adapt in-person activities to a virtual setting and strategies for including Cloverbuds. Find it at go.osu.edu/clubmeetingtoolkit.

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Ohio 4-H Update to In-Person Meetings, Programs, and Events – PLEASE READ

The Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events has been updated with new information. As you plan your 4-H club meetings find the guidelines at https://ohio4h.org/families/stay-connected. Remember: virtual meetings are preferred, face masks are required and local guidelines must be followed.

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2021 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Open!

The 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone!. Virtual sessions will start at 9:00 am on February 20 and 7:00 pm on February 23 & 25.

Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs The registration booklet and registration form (to be used as a worksheet only)  have been posted to:  www.go.osu.edu/2021O4HC. Registration deadline will be Friday, February 12 at 5:00 pm.

There will be no charge for those attending this year’s conference.  Those wishing to attend the conference will be able to register themselves by following the link above.

If you have questions, please contact our office 740-653-5419.

Questions about 4-H Award Forms and Applications? Drop in for Open Office Hours via Zoom 12/28 and 12/29

We hope everyone has made progress on their 4-H award forms and applications this month. If you have questions or just want to know where to start… drop in for my office hours via Zoom next week on Monday and Tuesday.

Information on Older Youth Opportunities and Awards (including Junior Achievement Forms):
Award Forms are available at http://go.osu.edu/20olderyouth

Open Office Hours via Zoom for Older Youth Award Forms:
December 28th from 1-3 p.m. http://go.osu.edu/1228officehours
December 29th from 1-3 p.m. http://go.osu.edu/1229officehours

New 4-H Volunteers Needed!

There are many ways to volunteer with the Fairfield County 4-H Program! Now is the time to apply to be a 4-H Advisor and help in a current club within Fairfield County. There are many clubs that need YOUR help – You don’t have to start a new club or be a 4-H expert, just someone who wants to help youth make the best better!

Applications can be found here: 2021 Prospective New Volunteer Packet

Completed Applications and criminal history fingerprint record check are due to the Extension Office by February 1st. If you have any questions, please contact our office!

New Club Officer Resources now available!

New resources are available to use with your 4-H clubs for 2021.  These are quick guides that offer information on the importance of campaigning for club offices, officer position description, and tips for holding elections.   You can also visit: https://ohio4h.org/officerresources to find all of the officer books as well.

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