Reminder: Club Financial Summary Due December 1st!

Attention Advisors! Please remember that your club’s financial summary for 2021 is due to the Extension Office by December 1, 2021. We encourage you to turn it in now if your club is done accessing its funds for the year. Please don’t forget to turn this document in to our office. If you plan to attend the 4-H Achievement Banquet on November 9th, you can bring it with you and turn it into us then! Otherwise, please drop off/mail to our office or email to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) or Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu).

You can access the financial summary in several formats: PDF Version | Fillable PDF Version | Word Version

2022 4-H Achievement Night Banquet

We look forward to celebrating 4-H member achievements and advisors and volunteers for the 2021 4-H year! Families with members being recognized should have received an email from Lisa with the information for the banquet. In case you missed it, we wanted to share the information here as well. If an advisor or 4-H member falls into one of the categories listed below, they will be recognized at the 4-H Achievement Banquet on Tuesday, November 9th. Please be sure to email Lisa at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu or call our office at 740.670.5315 be Friday, November 5th if you plan to attend.

2022 Advisor Application Available

If you are interested in becoming a Licking County 4-H Advisor, the 2022 Licking County 4-H Advisor Application is now available. The document is a fillable PDF so you can fill out the form and save it on your computer and then print and sign, or complete electronic signatures and submit by email. Your application must have all required signatures in order to be considered complete. The completed application must be returned to the Licking County Extension Office by no later than February 1, 2022, although we encourage you to turn your application in as soon as possible to begin the process.

If you are hoping to start a new club, we ask that you turn in your application prior to January 1st as there are extra steps necessary to start a club and we want to make sure that your new club is ready and in the enrollment system with plenty of time for your members to complete their enrollment.

Please carefully review the application and ensure it is complete before submitting it. You must have ALL contact info for your references listed before we can proceed with your application. Once you have submitted your application, we encourage you to have your background check completed as soon as possible as we cannot continue with the process until we have received your background check results. We have found that background checks are typically taking 1-2 months to be processed so please do not wait do have this done.

Should you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu or (740)670-5315.

Save the Date! 2022 Advisor Trainings

Licking County 4-H Advisors are required to attend one of the advisor trainings that will be offered in 2022. We wanted to pass along those dates so that you can be sure to leave at least one of those dates free so that you can complete this mandatory training/update. As of right now, we are planning for these trainings/updates to be held in-person.

Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 9:00am: We are bringing back our traditional advisor training/update and kickoff to the 4-H season! We encourage as many advisors as possible to attend this first training to get all of the important information and your club resources. We are working on securing a larger location that will allow space for more attendees.

Monday, February 7, 2022 – 7:00pm: Location to be determined

Thursday, February 17, 2022 – 7:00pm: Location to be determined

If you are not already a 4-H advisor but are considering applying to be one in 2022, please also put these dates on your calendar. New advisors will also need to attend one of these trainings. The new advisor application for 2022 will be coming soon!

Club Financial Summary Due December 1st

Attention Advisors! Please remember that your club’s financial summary for 2021 is due to the Extension Office by December 1, 2021. We encourage you to turn it in now if your club is done accessing its funds for the year. Please don’t forget to turn this document in to our office. Please drop off/mail to our office or email to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) or Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu).

You can access the financial summary in several formats: PDF Version | Fillable PDF Version | Word Version

2021 Hartford Fair Entries and Photo Sessions

Fair Entries

Entries for the 2021 Hartford Independent Fair are due on Saturday, June 26, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. We encourage you to not wait until the last minute to turn them in. Clubs are encouraged to turn their entries in together, but check with your advisor to see how they plan to handle entries this year. All entry information can be found at www.hartfordfair.com.

A few things to check before you turn in your entries:

  • Make sure ALL signatures are on each form.
  • Only one department can be listed on each form. If you are making entries for both market hogs and market beef, they need to be on separate Junior Fair Market Entry Forms.
  • Make sure entries are on the correct form. There are separate forms for Non-Market Livestock, Market Livestock, Individual Still Projects, and Club Booths.
  • Do not exceed the number of entries you are allowed per species.
  • Entries can be scanned and emailed to browley@hartfordfair.com as long as payment is made over the phone the same day the entries are emailed.
  • If you mail or drop off entries, please call the fair office to confirm that they have been received.
  • Please organize entries alphabetically when possible.

Photo Sessions for Exhibitor IDs

Who needs to have their photo taken this year?

  • All exhibitors with last names beginning with A thru M. Also any NEW exhibitors regardless of last name.
  • Any NEW advisors

Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2021. Advisor badges will be issued from the Sr. Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Jr. Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4‐H Center starting at noon Thursday, August 5th.

As of this posting, the following dates are still available to have your photo taken at the fairgrounds:

2021 Hartford Fair Entry and Photo ID Information

Instructions for completing your 2021 Hartford Fair Junior Fair entries are now available along with information on who needs to have their photo taken for photo IDs and how to do so. Please review the document from the Hartford Fair found here for instructions.

ID Badge Pictures:
All ID Pictures will be taken at the Hartford Fair Office or Babcock Building between May 1st and June 18th.
Check the Hartford Fair website www.hartfordfair.com for dates and times available.

Exhibitor Picture ID’s:
Who needs to have a picture taken this year? All exhibitors with a last name beginning with A thru M. Those with last name beginning with N thru Z and did not have an exhibit last year will also need a picture ID.
Who does not need a new picture taken this year? If your last name begins with N thru Z and you received a 2020 ID Photo Badge. A new badge will be issued with the last photo on file.

Advisor Picture ID’s:
All new advisors will need to have a picture taken.
In order to stay on our 3‐year cycle anyone that did not have a picture take at the 2019 Advisor’s training or in the office last year will need to have one this year. Note: All advisor pictures will be taken again in 2022.

NOTE: If you are unsure please email browley@hartfordfair.com and we will tell you if you need a new picture.

REMINDER: 2021 Licking County 4-H Enrollments Due April 1st!

2021 Enrollments are due April 1st! We are excited to share that 4-HOnline has received a major facelift for 2021. The function of the database is the same, but it has a new look and there are many improvements that I think you will appreciate.

Your login credentials are the same as last year. If you have forgotten your password, please use the I Forgot My Password option to reset your password. If you no longer have access to the email account you used last year, please email me so I can update your family profile.

Instructions on how to log in and enroll can be found on the How to Join 4-H page here: https://licking.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/how-join-4-h.  Scroll down to the instructions for RETURNING Families. There are step-by-step instructions that you can view and print, a tip sheet, and a video.

Once you have reviewed the instructions, visit oh.4honline.com to login and enroll. The new site is mobile friendly. It works best in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Please note that the system is new and we are finding some bugs and glitches as we use it. We ask for your patience as we work through some of these issues.

If you have trouble logging in or enrolling a member, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu.

A few things to note:

  • If anyone in your family has been enrolled in 4-H anywhere in Ohio since 2014, you will have a family profile. If you have trouble accessing your family profile, please DO NOT create a new one. Contact me and I will help you get access to your existing profile.
  • If you have a family member who has “skipped” a year or two of 4-H, their profile may have been archived. You can reinstate a member within your family profile by selecting the “archived members” option. If you have trouble doing this contact me. Please DO NOT create a new profile. We want to utilize the existing profile for each member.
  • Most of your contact information should have transferred over to the new system. Please take the time to review each member’s profile as you enroll them to ensure ALL the information is there and correct.
  • Please be sure that all projects are included and correct BEFORE you submit an enrollment. You will NOT be able to make changes to club/project enrollment once you click the Submit button. If you are not able to complete the enrollment in one sitting or are trying to decide on projects, the system will save each page of progress. You can leave that enrollment and come back to it later. Once you have submitted your enrollment, any changes regarding club and project enrollment will need to be made through me.
  • Once you submit an enrollment, it will be listed as “awaiting review” until it is reviewed at the county level. It will either be approved or will be sent back to you if there is something that needs fixed.
  • If you select a horse, dog, or shooting sports project the system will ask you to electronically sign the consent for those projects. This will replace the paper consent forms that were required for those project areas in the past.
  • If you have a member who is 18 years old, the system will ask whether to enroll them as a youth or adult. Be sure to select YOUTH for their enrollment. Selecting adult will make the system think they are applying to be an advisor, not completing their final year in 4-H.
  • Cloverbud members should select either project #710GPM Cloverbud Activities or #715 My 4-H Cloverbud year for their enrollment. It doesn’t matter which one is selected.
  • Those joining the Licking County 4-H Band should select “COP-Arts 1900 Performing Arts – 4-H Band” for their project. It will be listed towards the end of the project list.

2021 Ohio 4-H Awards Recognition

Ohio 4-H will be recognizing special award winners and tenure volunteers during a virtual presentation on March 11, 2021 at 7:00pm. Licking County 4-H will have two volunteers recognized during the event. Terry Bland of the Commancheros 4-H Club will be recognized for 40 years of service and Cora Lee Powelson of the Licking County Jersey Club will be recognized for 45 years of service. All are welcomed to register for the link to view the event which will be streamed live on YouTube. To register for the event and to see a list of those being recognized, please visit go.osu.edu/Ohio4-HAwards.