TSC Paper Clover – Opportunities at the Johnstown Store

The Johnstown TSC has come up with some extra opportunities for members to participate:

4-H clubbers can bring in a photo of their animal (an animal used for a project preferably) dressed up in a costume. They can send or bring the photo into Tractor Supply at 659 W Coshocton St in Johnstown, OH. Customers who purchase clovers (donations) will be able to use their clover to vote on their favorite costume. The member whose picture receives the most votes will win a TSC gift card.

Clubs can also select a time to come into the store and sell clovers themselves, or baked goods, etc. during the drive. Members can help customers with their purchases, etc. Advisors can contact the Johnstown TSC to set up a time for their club to represent 4-H in the store.

Near the end of the clover drive, on April 6th from 10am to 3pm, the Johnstown TSC will have a fashion show of any members who want to participate with their animals, all dressed up! They can come and dress up even if they didn’t send a photo in. There will also be hot dogs they can sell for donations too!

Please contact the Johnstown TSC at 740-966-5415 if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

Tractor Supply Spring 4-H Paper Clover Campaign March 27 – April 7

Visit your local Tractor Supply this spring and purchase a paper clover to help Licking County 4-H members attend 4-H camps and leadership events.

Every year, 4-Her’s in Licking County participate in a number of 4-H programs to help improve their knowledge and leadership skills. This spring, local Tractor Supply stores are continuing their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2019 Spring Paper Clover Campaign to make it possible for more youth in the community to experience 4-H’s youth-led, hands-on programming.

March 27 through April 7, Tractor Supply customers can participate in the 2019 Spring Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to individual Licking County 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. The number of scholarships distributed to students following the fall campaign will be determined based on the total amount raised.

Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $11,000,000 in essential funding. The Paper Clover fundraiser, which takes place in the spring and fall, raised over $60,000 in Ohio during the Fall 2018 campaign. The fundraising effort directly supports numerous 4-H programs throughout the state of Ohio.

COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H to Host 2019 Ag Day

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark Collegiate 4-H Club will be hosting Ag Day on April 9, 2019. It will be both inside and outside of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center from 12 to 3 p.m. A dance will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Warner Center Performance Platform. The event is free and open to the public.

Ag Day is a day to celebrate and inform people about the ongoing importance of agriculture to humanity. The COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H Club is aiming to educate students and the public about agriculture, encourage involvement through interactive and educational activities, informational sessions, engaging speakers, dancing and more. “Attendees will have fun, learn about agriculture, be exposed to Ohio State faculty research, understand where their food originates and maybe even win a prize,” said Ben Abel, COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H Club president.

Ag Day speakers will include Karen Goodell, Ph.D., Ohio State Newark associate professor of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Verdie Abel, recycling education coordinator for Licking and Perry Counties, Dr. Foster Anderson, veterinarian and others.

The Warner Center is located at 1219 University Drive, Newark, Ohio. For more information, contact COTC and Ohio State Newark Collegiate 4-H Club Advisor Jessica Huffman at huffman.817@osu.edu.

Free White Pants

Unique Opportunity…
4-H Band Director Jane Copenhefer has been given +/- 750 pairs of white pants that were donated from Mr. Tux. All sizes, kids through adult. She is giving them away, but if someone would like to make a donation to the band – it would be accepted. She will have them at 4-H Band practice on Wednesday nights, or you can call her at (740) 763-3051, if interested! This may be of particular interest to our dairy exhibitors.

2019 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge is a statewide event designed just for our Cloverbud 4-H’ers. Teams work together to research a topic, build a model out of interlocking bricks and create a poster highlighting their experience. On June 29, the teams will come together at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center to share their work, visit with one another, participate in kid-friendly activities, and celebrate their efforts with a closing celebration and award ceremony.

Teams may have a minimum of two members, but no more than eight, and are coached by an adult team leader. Details and registration information can be found at https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge

Questions? Contact Beth Boomershine at boomershine.10@osu.edu or Sally McClaskey at mcclaskey.12@osu.edu.

Licking County has two kits that may be borrowed for this event on a first come, first served basis. Please make sure you are registered for the event and plan to participate if you ask to borrow a kit. Please contact Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu if you wish to borrow a kit.

2019 Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) Applications Available

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2019.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 9 or July 17)
    • Events-Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired.  TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair.  Their term is September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.  Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.

Questions? Contact Hannah (epley.24@osu.edu), Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), or Frances (nicol.115@osu.edu)

2019 Overnight Camps with Ohio 4-H

Two overnight camps are happening this summer at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. 4-H Camp Tech is from June 5-7 for youth entering grades 6, 7 and 8. You’ll explore all things tech-y from programming with Google to virtual reality to robotics and more! Details at http://go.osu.edu/CampTech.

You can also learn about life in another culture and learn about making a difference at 4-H Global AgriCULTURE Camp, from June 10-14. Youth entering grades 8, 9 and 10 will spend three days at OSU discovering how agriculture can impact global food issues, then travel to Howell, Michigan for an overnight experience at the Heifer Global Village. Find out more at http://go.osu.edu/GACamp.

Updated Horse Permission Form and Code of Conduct

We neglected to include the code of conduct to the link for the Horse Permission Form and Code of Conduct. It has been fixed and can be found here. Both forms are due to the extension office by April 1, 2019. All members taking horse projects, including Horseless Horse (#173), and their guardians are required to sign and return these forms. Cloverbuds in horse clubs are not required to submit these forms.

2019 Officer Training School

Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm.

NEW LOCATION: Heath High School, 300 Licking View Drive, Heath, Ohio.

4-H Officer Training School will assist in preparing club officers to fulfill their responsibilities as club officers through providing instruction and helpful resource materials. Officers will have an opportunity to actively participate in sessions and ask any questions they may have about their roles and responsibilities.

The 4-H Family Orientation will be beneficial for those 4-H parents who wish to learn more about opportunities available through the 4-H program and how they as parents can effectively support their children as they enjoy all 4-H has to offer.

*** No registration is necessary ***
Prizes offered to the 4-H clubs with greatest number of members in attendance!

Pullorum Testing Classes

The Ohio Poultry Association (official state agency, NPIP) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture are combining efforts to organize Pullorum-Fowl Typhoid plate agglutination tester training classes. Whether your certification is due to expire or you have expressed interest in becoming a newly certified Pullorum tester, we are inviting you to participate in the training program.
You must be 18 years of age to become a certified tester.
There is a charge of $50 per student to offset program costs. There is an additional $5 fee for first time participants. Your certification is valid for 5 years. If your certification is due to expire in 2019, you will need to attend this training to maintain certification. If this is your first time being certified, you will physically test a bird.
Each person needs to please bring a lawn chair to class as chairs may not be provided.
Information on times and locations of classes as well as registration materials can be found here.