The application for the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair Junior Fair Board is due this Friday to the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Applicants must be at least 15 years old (as of 01/01/20) and will enroll to be a junior exhibitor at the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair. Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The application can be found here.
The Licking County OSU Extension Office will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in honor of Veterans Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
We did it! We raised over $30,000 to help fund the bathroom renovation project at 4-H Camp Ohio! We were overwhelmed with the support everyone showed to make this project a reality. In the end, we raised $31,008 through the Buckeye Funder Campaign. That doesn’t include all of the donations sent directly to camp. Thank you to everyone who donated or shared the information so that we were able to reach so many people. The bathrooms will be renovated before the summer camping seasons starts for 2020. So, if you drop kids off to camp next summer, be sure to “make a trip to the restroom” to check out the renovated facilities!
Save the Dates…
Cloverbud Day Camp – Saturday, June 6, 2020
4-H Summer Camp – Saturday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Are you interested in community service, government and advocacy? Apply to be part of the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge hosted by Ohio 4-H, FFA and Farm Bureau. Only 40 delegates will be selected to work with other teens in grades 9-12 to develop a policy that makes a difference in their community, travel to the State House in Columbus and meet with lawmakers. Find all the details at www.go.osu.edu/OYCC2020 and be a #4HTrueLeader!
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR 4-H MEMBERS AGE 9-12!
State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp – June 26-28, 2020
The Licking County 4-H Committee will be choosing two 4-H members, who will be between the ages of nine and twelve as of January 1st, 2020, to participate in State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp. State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp is a residential camp, and will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Application due to the Extension Office by Friday, December 6, 2019.
Click here for Jr. Shooting Sports Camp Application
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR 4-H MEMBERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN EIGHTH GRADE!
LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS – July 27-31, 2020
The Licking County 4-H Committee chooses two 4-H members, who will be completing the 8th grade in the spring of 2020, to participate in Leadership: Washington Focus (LWF). While one delegate has been chosen during the fall teen awards selection process, one position remains open – and will be selected through this application process.
Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth that will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile outside Washington, D.C. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship: Washington Focus and now we are happy to introduce its precursor for middle school 4-H’ers, LWF.
A full description and list of requirements can be found here.
Click here for the Leadership Washington Focus Application
Lisa and Adrienne will be out of the office November 4-8, 2019 to attend the National Associations of Extension 4-H Agents Annual Conference in West Virginia. Should you need to reach them before they are back in the office on November 12th, please send them an email and they will do their best to get back to you in a timely fashion. They are always looking for ideas on how to better the Licking County 4-H Program, and hope to learn some new things while they are there.
Some of you may remember that Ohio hosted the conference last year. Both Lisa and Adrienne are looking forward to not being in charge of anything and are happy to just enjoy the conference this year.
Time is running out to make your pledge to the 4-H Camp Ohio Bathroom Restoration Project. At the time of posting this, we are still 40% away from our goal of $30,000. The last day to give through Buckeye Funder is October 31, 2019. We would love to reach our goal so that we can start the renovation process so that we can have the new bathrooms ready to use for next camping season. You can find the campaign at https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/16725. If you miss the chance to give online or would rather pay with a check, you can send your payments directly to 4-H Camp Ohio at 11461 Camp Ohio Road, St. Louisville, Ohio 43071. Please mark that the donation should be used towards the Bathroom Restoration Project or 4-H Camp Ohio Facilities Improvements.
Lisa House is the new Office Associate that will be providing front-line customer service support for the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Lisa comes to us from Columbus State Community College where she served in administrative support roles for over 10 years. She is a current member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and received the Certified Administrative Professional designation in 2010. Lisa also holds a BS in Applied Management from Ohio University. Lisa can be reached at email@example.com or 740-670-5315.