Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 8th through a drive-thru event. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. Members were recognized by family. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Levacy and Commissioner Fix for attending this event! Congrats to all and keep up the great work!

For photos from the event, click here.

For a complete listing of 2021 awards: 2021 Achievement Banquet Program – Updated 2021.04.13

Healthy Living Grab and Go Resources Page

Healthy Living Grab and Go Resources Page: Available Now!

The Ohio 4-H Healthy Living Design Team created activities that go along with many of their blog posts, and now they are organized on the Grab and Go Resources page. On the grab and go page you’ll find lesson plans that you can download and use at your next meeting. You can use one activity, or combine several related activities to create the plan for an entire meeting.

The lessons are grouped together by topics that correspond with the Healthy Officer Resource Book: nutrition; physical activity; and mental, emotional, and social health.

Additional topics include:

  • The newest section is Mindful Moments, which are short, 5-minute activities that can be used at the start of any meeting.
  • COVID-19 activities address situations brought on by the pandemic.
  • Creative Well-Being activities are fun activities that exercise creativity in different ways.

As the team writes new blog posts, they will continue to add resources to the grab and go page, so check back often. Don’t forget to click the “subscribe” button to receive an email notification about new blog content.

PBS Animal Health – 2021 4-H/FFA Discount Program

Please see the link to the form below to participate in a 5% discount on all items purchased for exhibitor livestock projects at PBS Animal Health. There will be a gift certificate shared to a winning club/participant at the end of the year!

For information, contact Chris Johnson at PBS Animal Health in Circleville 740-474-7394 or cjohnson@pbsanimalhealth.com.

Link to form: PBS Discount Program

Save the Date: Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Ceremony

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form and Junior Achievement Form Families: Please save the evening of Thursday, April 8th for our Drive-Thru Achievement Awards Ceremony. 

This will be a scheduled event, with the scheduling information to come out soon.  We are hoping families can join us in a drive-thru at the Fairgrounds and celebrate!  There will be a quick photo opportunity for youth and their families as well as awards presented.

Gardening with Limitations Webinar Series

Everyone Can Garden!  A five-part vegetable gardening webinar series for people with physical and other limitations.

Do you have a physical limitation such as mobility issues, chronic pain, arthritis, and skin sensitivities that constrains outdoor activity? Do you want to learn about how you can still enjoy gardening despite these challenges? OSU Extension and the CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to the 2021 Gardening with Physical Limitations Webinar Series Everyone Can Garden! Participants are welcome to attend one or more session between March and August. We will address the basics of planning and planting a vegetable garden, learn about basic maintenance, including pest management, canning and preservation basics, and finish with end-of-season clean-up and preparing for next year all while taking into consideration a variety of physical limitations. Each session is designed to be a stand-alone program, so feel free to attend as many or few as you want!

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Thursday, March 18th, 6:00-7:30PM

Are you interested in starting a vegetable garden, but not sure where to start? In this session, we will cover the basics of garden planning and provide an overview of Universal Design – an approach that works for people with many types of physical limitations.

Presenters: Laura Akgerman and Pam Bennett.

This is the first in a 5-part webinar series. You can register here: https://go.osu.edu/everyonecangarden.

This webinar series is free and open to the public.

If you have questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact Alicia Baca at (baca.31@osu.edu). Typically, a two weeks’ notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please direct all other inquiries to Dr. Leo Taylor (taylor.3408@osu.edu).

I have attached the flyer for the webinar series. The webinars will be recorded and available for viewing on the Ohio AgrAbility website, https://agrability.osu.edu/resources/webinars-and-handouts-2020-2021


Youth Opportunity: 4-H World Changers!

𝟒-𝐇 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊!

From cartoons to movies to video games, animations are everywhere! Join us for weekly virtual sessions beginning April 8 to unlock your inner animator!

Registration is now open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4HWorldChangers


Youth Opportunity: Let’s Get Crafty SPIN Club!

This virtual 4-H SPecialINerest(SPIN) Club is for youth Grades 3-12, who want to learn and create a variety of art projects. During this 6 week SPIN club, participants will receive information and then actively create projects during the 1 hour meeting time. An Art Gallery will spotlight the club participants’ projects on April 29.

Nutrena® and Rural King invite you to chat about Show animals and Show Edge® Feed options!

Do you want to be in the Winners Circle this summer??? Nutrena® and Rural King stores cordially invite you to an evening chatting  about Show animals and Show Edge® Feed options!

Event Date :  Tuesday March 23rd  6:00-7:30 PM CST

Event Registration Link : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/show-edge-show-clinic-with-rural-king-registration-141742147579

Or simply click on the QR code in the invitation below!

Free seminar – goodies mailed to each participant who attends! See registration link below through EVENTBRITE Please share!

Please feel free to email karen_barie_johnson@cargill.com with any questions.

Participate in the 2021 Virtual Buckeye Leadership Workshop Evening Programs!

Buckeye Leadership Workshop (BLW) will host virtual Evening Programs during the original workshop dates of March 17 through March 20, 2021.  Make plans now to join us and participate as we rekindle the BLW spirit of creativity and community.  We hope that you will see familiar faces, participate in some familiar activities, try something new, and share some familiar songs.

Please join us for the BLW 2021 Virtual Evening Programs as described below.  You can register by scanning the QR code from each evening program description or simply clicking on the Zoom link below each evening program description.  As soon as you register you’ll receive an email (from Amber Grundy) with the Zoom link to join in the evening.  Feel free to reach out to us with questions or if you experience technical problems!

Wear your green and join us on March 17th for a BLW style Happy hour!




Wednesday Night Happy Hour

When: Mar 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Thursday Night Escape Room

When: Mar 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Friday Trivia Night

When: Mar 19, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Saturday Sing A Long (this one might get switched to a Facebook Live format rather than Zoom)

When: Mar 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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David Kalkbrenner, Registrar
Buckeye Leadership Workshop