Upcycle It! Virtual SPIN Club Opportunity

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4-H Virtual SPIN* Club Free and open to everyone!
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Every Tuesday and Thursday – May 5-29 at 3:30 p.m.

Join Cuyahoga County 4-H Educator, Robin Stone, for LIVE how-to sessions.

Learn how to make projects from recycled items – wind spirals and chimes, bird feeders, jump ropes, backyard camping gear, games and much more! All materials can be found around your home.

Pre-registration required. Email Robin Stone at stone.363@osu.edu

Virtual Farm Trip to Ohio Sheep Farm

DATE: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
TIME: 1:30 p.m. Eastern

There are about 3,400 sheep farms in Ohio raising around 119,000 sheep. Connect with Farmer Kristin on May 6 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern for a LIVE virtual tour of her Ohio sheep farm. Kristin will take students to her pasture and barn, and introduce them to her sheep, a sheep dog, and some baby lambs who are very eager to meet everybody!

This Virtual Farm Trip will be live-streamed via the Virtual Farm Trips Facebook Page and at VirtualFarmTrips.com/OhioSheepTour so that students of all ages may join from their homes.

2020 Ohio 4-H Conference – Virtual Sessions

While you are staying home and staying safe, you can now view sessions from the 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference! Our conference was cancelled, but a number of presenters recorded their sessions and more than 30 videos are now available at https://ohio4h.org/about/ohio-4-h-conference/2020-ohio-4-h-conference-presentations.
Thanks to all who took the time to record their presentations.


REMINDER: Hartford Fair Lamb Pool Applications Due

Hartford Fair Junior Fair Lamb Pool Applications are due by Saturday, May 9, 2020. Completed applications, along with deposits should be mailed to: Hartford Fair Lamb Pool, 931 Union Station Road, Granville, Ohio 43023. The lamb pool selection will take place on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the address listed on the application. The application for the Hartford Fair Lamb Pool can be found here.

Cloverbuds in the Kitchen

There is a great new article in the Cloverbud Connection about getting your Cloverbuds to help you in the kitchen. Enjoy a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies and discuss the importance of proper nutrition with MyPlate. You can read the entire article here.

Hartford Fair Junior Fair Quality Assurance Test-Out Option

If you are enrolled in a Livestock Project, are at least 12 years of age (as of 01.01.2020), and have not yet completed a Quality Assurance training / certification in 2020, then you may be interested in this information! Please read on…

Licking County 4-H / FFA members (ages 12+) are being offered the opportunity to Test-Out of QA training for 2020. The test is offered in an online format, with the member being given just one chance to pass. For those ages 12-14 who pass the exam, the Test-Out serves as their QA training for just 2020… But, for those youth ages 15-18 who pass the Test-Out, this will satisfy their QA requirement for the rest of their 4-H / FFA career (no additional QA trainings will be required).

Before you decide if this option is for you, let me give several details that will be important:

PLEASE read the following details carefully, and completely – as they will answer several questions…

  • The Test Out option is intended for those advanced members who already have a firm grasp of QA concepts. There is no training provided, nor a review session. The test assumes that the member has a good understanding of both their project book and resource book (or resource list provided in book), in advance of taking the test.
  • For the older members who wish to test out of their remaining years of QA, they only take one test, either small or large animal, regardless of how many different species they show.
  • Member must complete survey (link provided below) to sign up for the date / time of their choosing (there are currently EIGHT available). Survey is open for you to sign up from April 24th to May 1st.
    • When you register for a test session, you must also choose the test version that you prefer to take: SMALL ANIMAL (poultry and rabbit) or LARGE ANIMAL (beef, dairy, goat, sheep and swine).
    • Your age will determine which version of the test you take. For large and small animal, there are two test versions – one for ages 12-14, and one for those ages 15-18.
  • Each testing session is limited to just 20 individuals. As sessions fill, they will not display as a choice in the survey. If all eight sessions fill, additional sessions will be offered the following week.
  • Each member must provide a unique email address. Multiple members from the same family must each provide a different / unique email address, as the test results are tied to an email, and cannot be used by more than one person wishing to take the test.
  • After you complete the survey to register for a session, you will receive two emails… (hold on to these instructional links for later, as you’ll need them)
    • The first email will direct you to set-up a CFAESCanvas account (free and easy!). This is the platform on which you will complete the test. This set-up should take place in advance of the testing session.
      • Instructions for CFAESCanvas account sign up and use are shown via YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL2453wCRoY
      • The second email you receive will be a link to the test. You are encouraged to try out that link in advance of your scheduled testing time, to ensure that you are able to access the site and individual test.
        • Additional details in understanding the link to the test can be found in the following YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL2453wCRoY
        • You will not be able to see or start the test at this point… You can only begin the test once you have logged in to the testing session and receive a code from me. That code allows the test to open up for you to begin.
  • How the testing session will work: While the member is logged in to CFAESCanvas to access the test, the member will also join a virtual Zoom meeting with me (must use both sound and video), so that I can proctor the exam (observe them while taking the exam). This means that they must have the ability to connect with video through their computer or device. We realize that this may be difficult for some, but it is essential to the process… Depending upon the number of devices available within a household, if multiple members within the family wish to take the test, they may want to sign up for different testing session times.
  • A parent / guardian must be present with the member, throughout the testing session. They may provide technical support, but may not assist the member with the exam questions in any way.

If you are interested in signing up for a Test Out session, please visit the following link between April 24th and May 1st: https://go.osu.edu/lickingcountyqatestout2020

Project Play Survey

Take the youth survey at as.pn/OhioYouthSurvey

Young people ages 8-18 have your voice heard!  Take the survey to share how you play and stay active.   This short survey will ask about different types of sports and activities and your responses are completely anonymous.

The State of Play Central Ohio Project, an effort facilitated by The Aspen Institute and focused on improving the quality and quantity of youth sport. The local work is supported by The Columbus Foundation in partnership with others including LiFEsports, the City of Columbus, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, etc.  Learn more about the State of Play Central Ohio at https://www.aspenprojectplay.org/central-ohio.

2020 Licking County 4-H Club Shirts Available for Order

#InThisTogetherOhio Licking County 4-H 2020

The Licking County 4-H Program is offering a Club Shirt in 2020, and we hope that your club might consider ordering!

The shirts will cost $10 each, with $3 from each shirt being donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County!

Here’s why we think you might be interested:

  • Opportunity to support the Food Pantry Network of Licking County
  • Ability to show your 4-H Spirit throughout the community
  • Convenience of being able to use this as your “Club Shirt” for this year
  • Members may be missing that 4-H Camp shirt, and want this shirt – while they wait for fall programming

Here are a few more important details:

CLUB NAME: #InThisTogetherOhio logo will appear on the back of shirt, in large size. If a club has at least ten shirts ordered by individuals connected to their club, the club’s name will be screen printed on the front left chest area of those shirts. If there are fewer than ten shirts ordered from a club, their club name will not be listed on the front of shirts – only the back logo will be screen printed. …Note: While you are welcome to make this your Club Shirt for this year, please know that you continue to be welcome to do a separate Club Shirt of your choosing – this is simply an option!

WHO CAN ORDER: Anyone can order! Advisors, members, parents, supporters! Anyone! Just make sure that you list your club, if you want to be included in your club’s screen print! If community members are interested in a shirt, but are not connected to any one 4-H Club, they are welcome to list “none” on the Club Name line of the order form.

WHEN CAN WE ORDER: Orders will be accepted until June 1st.

HOW DO WE ORDER: The order form can be found here.

WHEN WILL THEY BE DISTRIBUTED: We’ve listed the distribution as getting underway on July 1st. Well before then, we should know what the social distancing guidelines are, and how to work within those guidelines to facilitate distribution of orders. We may group club orders and drop to a club advisor, we may need to do a drive-thru pick-up, etc. Due to expense, shirts will not be mailed. It’s really hard to say details at this moment, but everyone will get their shirts in early July!

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: We’re thankful that we are able to support the Food Pantry Network of Licking County with this effort, and they are appreciative of this effort. We know that many within our community are relaying on the FPN for support and assistance right now, and surely some of our 4-H families are also among those who benefit… Once the shirt deadline arrives on June 1st, we’ll be happy to announce the total amount to be donated.

ADDITIONAL DONATION: If your club (or a family within the club) would like to make an additional contribution, simply send a separate check made payable to the 4-H Committee (note FPN Donation in the memo). We will make sure that your donation is presented to the FPN in early June as a part of the 4-H program’s support.