The Ohio 4-H Foundation Evening of Ohio Wine and Food – Save the Date!

Save the date! The 2016 Celebration of Youth, An Evening of Ohio Wine and Food will take place on Saturday, October 22.  The money raised from this event supports the Ohio 4-H Foundation Endowment, the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center endowment, and Ohio 4-H programming and operations.  These proceeds will benefit all 88 counties in Ohio and reach more than 216,000 Ohio 4-H Youth.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Celebration of Youth planning committee or donating an item for the live or silent auction, please contact the Foundation at

Bob Evans Community Fundraiser 5/16 and 5/17/2016

Bob Evans Restaurants throughout Ohio are set for a community fundraiser on May 16 and 17. The event is expected to be the largest community fundraiser program held in the history of Bob Evans Restaurants.

The goal of the fundraiser is to increase awareness of the importance of agriculture education programs supported by Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio 4-H and Ohio FFA. To fulfill this goal, when you present this flyer, Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales May 16 and 17 to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Ohio 4-H Foundation and Ohio FFA Foundation.

Farm Bureau members in conjunction with 4-H and FFA member families have the potential to work together to make a huge impact on the future of agriculture education programs in Ohio. Plan to “dine to make a difference” at any Ohio Bob Evans Restaurant on May 16 or 17. Carryout and catering orders will also count toward the fundraiser. Catering orders must be placed by May 9. Bob Evans has 194 Ohio restaurants in 69 counties.

Make sure to check out the April Ohio 4-H Foundation Newsletter at

‘My Hands to Larger Service’ Mini Grants

Again this year (thanks to an Ohio 4-H Foundation grant), the State 4-H Program is offering the ‘My Hands to Larger Service Mini-Grants’ to Ohio 4-H teens.  20 – $150 mini-grants will be awarded to teens so that they can plan and lead a community service project. The application packet can be found here: 2016 My Hands to Larger Service Mini-Grant Application!  Completed applications are due by March 25th, and recipients will be notified prior to April 8th.  SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Encourage your interested teens to enroll in ‘Project #373 – My Hands to Larger Service’ so they have a great resource within reach!