EploreAg Day Camp at Hocking College

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is pleased to announce we are hosting an ExploreAg Day Camp at Hocking College on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023.
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Who: Any Ohio high school student interested in exploring agriculture career opportunities.
Purpose: Discover careers linked to agriculture and related STEM fields through a series of immersive and hands-on experiences and tours.
Registration: Register by Nov. 1.
Participation is FREE for attendees, and space is limited to the first 30 students registered. Attendees will be responsible for securing their own transportation to and from camp.

REMINDER: 2024 Food and Fashion Board Applications Due Soon

The application for the 2024 Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board is due by November 15, 2023. To be eligible to apply, members must at least 14 years old as of January 1, 2024. NEW FOR 2024: Members are NOT required to take a foods or clothing project in the current year that they are serving on the board, but should show an interested in 4-H foods and clothing projects and have taken those projects at some point during the 4-H career. Members will serve in a leadership role to support the food and clothing project areas. Members will plan and host workshops, help with judging, plan and run the style revue, and host other events to support our Licking County 4-H members. The application is due by Interviews will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 3:00-4:00pm and 7:00-8:00pm. Please reach out to Adrienne Anderson (anderson.1410@osu.edu) to schedule and interview time.

REMINDER: 2024 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Applications Available

Come be a part of the team! The application for the 2024 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board is now available HERE. Completed applications must be turned in by November 15, 2023. Applicants must be age 14 as of 01/01/2024 to apply for the junior fair board. Interviews will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at the Licking County Extension Office. Once you have submitted your application, please call our office at 740-670-5315 to schedule your interview.

2023 4-H Achievement Night

We are excited to recognize our members and advisors at the annual Licking County 4-H Achievement Night. We are thrilled to recognize individuals who fall into the list below. While we look forward to recognizing these youth and volunteers, please know that everyone is welcome to attend this event, even if you are not getting recognized. Come cheer on your fellow 4-H members and club advisors. If you plan to attend please RSVP by visiting http://go.osu.edu/4HBanquet. Once there you will complete a very quick and simple survey that will help us gauge the number of people who will be attending. Please RSVP by Monday, November 13, 2023.

Areas/Groups Being Recognized:

  • Project/Commodity Royalty Representatives
  • Ohio State Fair Livestock and Still Project Awards: Clock Trophy, Honorable Mention, Outstanding of the Day, Animal/Livestock Skill-a-thon, Junior Livestock, Junior Dog
  • Dairy Judging Contest: Licking County and Ohio 4-H Contests
  • 4-H Band: Officers, Council, Advisor Board, and Scholarship Recipients
  • Licking County Teen Leadership: Camp Counselors, Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board, Food & Fashion Board, 4-H CARTEENS
  • Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership: Teen Leadership Council and 4-H Event Youth Assistant
  • 4-H Achievement Record Awards: Project Area Awards, Trip Awards, and Scholarship Recipients
  • “I Dare You” Award Recipients
  • Honor Clubs
  • Club Charter for New Clubs
  • Licking County 4-H Committee
  • Licking County 4-H Advisors
  • 4-H Volunteers: Quality Assurance Instructors, Hartford Fair Senior Fair Board, 4-H Camp Volunteers, Skill-a-thon Facilitators, Project Interview Judges
  • Friend of 4-H Announcement

Ohio 4-H Volunteer and Teen Awards Nominations

The Ohio 4-H Program recognizes exceptional volunteers and teens through specialty awards that are selected each year. We would love to see Licking County 4-H volunteers and teens selected for some of these prestigious awards. If you have someone that you would recommend for one of these awards, please let Adrienne or Lisa know by Friday, November 3, 2023 so we can have the time to collect the necessary information to complete the nomination and to ensure nominations are submitted by the deadline. You can view the list of award categories HERE or view them in the images below.

Gift Card Drive for Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Let’s put our “Hands to Larger Service” as we partner with Karis’ Cause to collect gift cards for patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital this holiday season. We are requesting $10 gift cards. Gift cards can be brought to the 2023 4-H Achievement Night on Thursday, November 16, 2023 or dropped off to the Licking County Extension Office by Wednesday, November 22nd.

Suggested gift cards:

  • Restaurants – Panera, Subway, and Tim Hortons are located in or near the hospital and are great options. Other restaurant cards are also appreciated.
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Kroger
  • CVS
  • Amazon
  • Door Dash
  • Starbucks

Ohio Health Teen Wellness Team

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership (OAHP) are recruiting for the Teen Wellness Team (TWT). The TWT is a paid opportunity for high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 who live in the state of Ohio. Students will meet virtually the third Wednesday of each month 6:00-8:00PM to learn about public health and have the opportunity to provide feedback on programs that impact youth. Applications are due October 27th with an interview process to follow.

Please see the flyer below. If you are interested in participating, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ODHTWT

2024 4-H Family Guides Available Online

The 2024 Family Guide is available online at https://ohio4h.org/familyguide. Each family that had a member or advisor enrolled in 4-H in 2023 will receive a print copy by mail in mid to late January. Ohio 4-H is able to provide these copies directly to our members through the support of Kroger and the Ohio 4-H Foundation.

Now is a great time to start looking and which projects your 4-H members plan to take in 2024.

Please also remember to utilize Project Central when searching for projects. You can search by topic, keyword, name, or skill/age level. You can view sample pages of the project book and read reviews written by members/parents/advisors who have taken/worked with that project. If you haven’t already, please go to the projects that you took last year and write a review of that project. It helps future members as they search for projects.

OSU Pre-Vet Day for High School Juniors and Seniors

Hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Pre-Vet Day is for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming a veterinarian!

This event is an opportunity for students to tour the Veterinary Medical Center learning facilities on Ohio State’s campus and to learn more about the undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences and the Ohio State admissions process. This event will include:

  • Tours of the food animal, equine, and companion animal areas
  • Interactions with current veterinary students and veterinarians
  • Overview of the undergraduate Animal Sciences major in CFAES
  • Undergraduate admissions overview
  • Optional CFAES campus tour

Details: Saturday, Oct 28, 2023, from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. with optional CFAES campus tour ending at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

Registration closes on 10/22 at 12 p.m. Register Here!

REMINDER: Carving New Ideas Workshop at 4-H Camp Ohio

Don’t forget! Registrations for CNI are due by Wednesday, October 25, 2023!

The Collegiate 4-H Club at the Ohio State University is hosting their annual Carving New Ideas (CNI) Workshop at 4-H Camp Ohio November 17-19, 2023. This workshop is for 4-H youth in grades 8 through 12. Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation.

Licking County 4-H has had many youth attend over the years and they always have a great time and come out with new ideas on how to better serve the 4-H program at the club level, as well as the county and beyond.

The registration can be found at: https://go.osu.edu/23CNI