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Checking Enrollments and Changing Projects

Now that you have submitted your enrollment, please take the time to check that your projects are correct. You can check to see which projects you in which you have enrolled by logging into your family profile at http://oh.4honline.com. Select “View” next the member’s name that you would like to view and then select “enrollment” along the left-hand side. When you scroll down, the clubs and projects selected for 2021 should be visible. Please check to ensure you are enrolled in the correct club and projects. If you are enrolled in more than one club, please make sure that each project is associated with the club you intend to take it through. If you see any mistakes, please contact Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu immediately to make any corrections.

While you cannot add any projects past the April 1st enrollment deadline, you are able to change projects (replace one project that you are already enrolled in with a new project). Please reach out to Adrienne at the email address listed above to make any changes. No changes (either corrected mistakes or project changes) will be made after April 30, 2021. Please take the time now to check your project enrollment so that you will be eligible to enter into the fair classes that you intend come June.

Purchasing 4-H Project Books

Now that you have enrolled in your projects for 2021, it’s time to purchase your project books and get started on your projects. Some clubs will collect money and purchase all the books the club needs as a bulk order while others ask the members purchase their books directly from the office on their own. Check with your advisor to see if they will be purchasing your books as a club or if you should purchase them on your own.

If purchasing books on your own, you can do so by visiting our office Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm. If possible, please call ahead or email your order to anderson.1410@osu.edu. This will allow us to pull your books before you arrive to ensure we have what you need in stock and to save you time. If you do not call/order ahead of time, please be sure you know which books you need (knowing project numbers is helpful as our books are organized numerically). There may not be someone in the office when you arrive who can look up your enrollment to see which books you need. Most books are $6 (tax is included in that amount) but you can check to see the cost of your book by checking in the Family Guide (if a project does not have a dollar amount listed next to it, it is $6) or this order form. We ask that you come prepared to pay with either cash or check.

The self-determined project idea starters are available as a free download on the Ohio 4-H website here. There are also a few select projects that are available as a free download on the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects page here.

Another option to purchase books would be to order directly from the publishing warehouse. Instructions on how to do so can be done here. Please realize the books cost more when purchased online plus the additional cost of shipping.

Ohio Make It With Wool Sale

The Ohio Make It With Wool organization will be hosting a wool fabric sale on May 15, 2021 from Noon-3pm. If you are looking for high quality wool at discount prices, this is a great opportunity for you! The sale will be held at Hope Church, 9899 US 42, Plain City, OH 43064. The Licking County 4-H Program and the Ohio State Fair both award a Wool Award to a 4-H clothing member who sews an outfit or garment with fabric that is at least 85% wool. This sale may be a great opportunity for you to source quality wool for your sewing project.

Licking County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Licking County Farm Bureau scholarship is due April 15, 2021 and can be found here.

Applicant Qualifications

Applicant must be a resident of Licking County.

  • Parents of the applicant (or applicant) must be a Licking County Farm Bureau member.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or higher at the time of application, with preference given to students pursuing an agricultural degree.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

2021 Mini Camp Registration Now Available

The registration for Mini Camp is now available here. This year, Mini Camp will be held as a one day, day camp on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 4-H Camp Ohio. Mini Camp is open to Licking County 4-H members age 8 to 12 who are at least in the third grade or higher for the 2020-2021 school year. Mini Camp is a great opportunity for those who haven’t been to camp before or in their first or second year of camping. They will have a chance to have a camp tour, experience some of the sessions and activities we do at camp, and have a meal in the Dining Hall. Please see registration brochure for the tentative schedule as well as a list of special considerations and requirements for 2021.

Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Opportunities

Licking County 4-H / FFA Livestock Project Members…

(beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)

BACKGROUND: All members in the above-listed projects are required to complete a Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) training on an annual basis in order to exhibit in Junior Fair programs such as the Hartford Fair and Ohio State Fair. You will find details below allowing you to complete the QA requirement for 2021. As a reminder, this requirement pertains to all livestock project members, as well as at least one Club Advisor from each club containing a member enrolled in livestock projects.

As you plan to complete your QA requirement in 2021, you’ve got TWO primary options!

  • Attend an online QA training offered by Licking County Extension Office
  • Participate in the YQCA national training program online
  • …or you may have tested out last year (ages 15-18, passed test), which covers your requirement for this year.
  • …or you may have obtained your training through an OCA BEST Show, Ohio Beef Expo, or other training external to Licking County, offered since October 2020, that meets your requirement for this year.

LICKING COUNTY ONLINE TRAINING REGISTRATION…

To sign-up for one of the online trainings offered in Licking County, simply go to https://go.osu.edu/QASignUp2021, and complete the registration form, at which time you’ll choose your preferred session. Please notice that all sessions are species-specific, and all but two sessions are offered in the evening. Make your selection carefully… Sessions will fill to a capacity of 50 families on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll receive an email confirmation right away (within 1-2 minutes), then the zoom link and handouts will come approximately 24 hours in advance of your training. If you DON’T RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) right away – either your email address is blocking our emails OR you typed your email address incorrectly. You can view complete information pertaining to Quality Assurance requirements for 2021, as well as the complete list of dates, online at https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/QualityAssurance/2021%20Hartford%20Fair%20QA%20Guidelines.pdf.

YQCA ONLINE TRAINING….

Online training is available through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) web-based program. The program is typically offered at a cost of $12 per youth member. You can find additional details online at https://yqca.org. You must first purchase a Coupon Code (registration fee) to complete the training. You’ll find those instructions behind the “Buy Coupon” tab, at the bottom of the page, in a downloadable form. You can submit the order form by email or mail – but don’t wait until the last minute to choose this option, as the payment process takes a little time. Once you have the Coupon Code, you can log in to the YQCA system, and complete the appropriate training modules. All 4-H members will use their 4honline username and password to login, while those who are FFA members will login through s separate link on  the same login page.  Upon completion of certification, you need to email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu to notify Lisa that you have completed the training (We would also suggest notifying your 4-H / FFA Advisor). We will them remove you from the list of those who still need to complete QA training for the 2021 project / fair year. This online certification is a great option for many of you who wish to go ahead and get your training out of the way early. (Note: YQCA is not intended for use by adult 4-H / FFA advisors).

TEST OUT…

If you tested out in 2021 as a age 15-18 member, we have record of your test and you will automatically receive credit for this year.

EXTERNAL TRAINING…

If you attended a training outside of Licking County, we’d encourage you to pass along proof of attendance to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu, to ensure that you receive credit. Most training hosts will share attendance records, but there’s always a chance that they do not. By you sharing your proof of attendance, it ensures that you receive the appropriate credit.