The 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference brings together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational session that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs. Registration opens at 8:00 am and Session I starts at 9:00 am. Information on the sessions and events can be found here. Registration form can be found here.
All Licking County 4-H families are welcome to join us for the annual 4-H Achievement Night on Thursday, November 21st at C-TEC (150 Price Road, Newark). All youth being recognized, as well as all advisors being recognized for years of service, have been sent invitations by mail. We look forward to an evening filled with food, fun and recognition! If you’re able to attend, please email or call to confirm – just to ensure we have plenty of desserts!
The application to apply to be a 4-H Advisor in Licking County is now available. Applications are due to the Licking County Extension Office by February 1, 2020. If you are joining an existing club, you must have the organizational advisor’s signature for the club you are joining. If you are planning to start a new club, we ask that you have your advisor application turned in by December 15, 2019 so that we can begin the process of starting your club. The Advisor Application can be found here.
2019 Photo ID Badges – Who needs to have a picture taken this year?
All new exhibitors and advisors
All 2019 exhibitors and advisors with last names beginning with A thru M (odd years)
Who does not need a new picture taken this year? If your last name begins with N thru Z (even years) and you had a 2018 ID Photo Badge. A new badge will be issued with last year’s photo.
Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2019.
Advisor badges will be issued from the Senior Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Junior Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4-H Center. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be confiscated if presented.
A full list of dates to have your photo take can be found here.
The 2019 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. This conference is a great opportunity for both 4-H members and advisors to gain new ideas, skills and updated information for the upcoming 4-H year. 4-H members and advisors from all over Ohio will be attending and there will be a variety of sessions offered to meet the interests of all attending.
You will find the registration form, along with the registration packet with descriptions of each session, online at http://www.ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference
When you complete your registration form, please notice a few things… You will need to list your top three choices for each session / workshop that you choose. You will also want to select either sessions OR workshops, but not both – as the times overlap. Once your registration form is completed, you will need to submit the form, as well as $40 (check payable to Licking County 4-H Committee) to the Extension Office. We will register you for the conference. One important note: sessions fill on a first come, first served basis. This means that sessions will begin to fill over the coming weeks, so be sure to get your registration and fees back to the office as soon as you are able. Please have registration forms and payment in to the office no later than January 25, 2019.
A reminder to advisors that club financial summaries are due to the Licking County Extension Office by December 3rd. Please mail, drop off or fax (740.670.5317) in your club’s financial summary as soon as you are able. Thank you to all of the clubs that have already turned their financial summaries in.
If you need to print off a copy of the financial summary, the form can be found here.
Beginning in 2019, all club advisors will be required to attend a face-to-face Advisor Training Update. In order to make this request as convenient to you as possible, we are providing the three scheduled training dates to you three months in advance. We know that February can be a very busy time for you and your family, so we will offer the very same training on three occasions. Please make plans to attend one of the three training dates. Should you have any questions, please be sure to ask! We are planning to provide you with lots of juicy details that should make your work with the 4-H club easier and more enjoyable! …and did I mention that there will be refreshments?!? =) We look forward to seeing you at one of the three programs!
Achievement Award Forms can be filled out by older youth. These form encapsulate information on the youth’s 4-H career and are used to select members for county/state awards, trips and scholarships.
Licking County will be hosting an Achievement Award training on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00pm at the Licking County Extension Office. This training will help new members learn about achievement forms and how to fill them out and can also help veteran members better their forms from previous years. Please call our office at 740.670.5315 to RSVP for this event.
The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) will also be hosting two Achievement Award Forms workshops at the state level. The first workshop is designed for those new to achievement records and the second is for those who have completed achievement records in the past but would like help to spruce up their forms. More In-Depth Session-Ideal for 2+ year completion of the form (or those who have worked quite a bit on their form for the first year). It will offer work stations and coaches available to help attendees with already started or completed achievement forms.
Beginner’s Workshop: Saturday, September 15th, 5:00-7:00pm at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Please RSVP by September 10th to Hannah Epley, email@example.com or 614-247-8144.
Advanced Workshop: Saturday, November 10th, 1:00-2:30pm at the Ag Admin Auditorium on the OSU Columbus Campus. Please RSVP by November 5th to Hannah Epley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-247-8144. Please realize that this advanced workshop occurs after Licking County’s deadline for Achievement Award Forms. We would still encourage members to attend in order to learn how to better their forms for if they are selected to send their forms to the state level or for upcoming years.
A flier for both state workshops can be found here: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/AchievementAwards/AchievementFormWorkshopFlyer.pdf
We have several awards, project books and other items that were not picked up in the Junior Fair Office during the Hartford Fair. If you turned your project record book in for species skillathon judging and did not pick it up at the award ceremony or in the Jr Fair Office during the week, your book can be picked up at the Licking County Extension Office.
We also have several awards (trophies, ribbons, plaques, etc) that need to be picked up as well.
Club advisors should have picked up their club packet either in the 4-H Center or the Jr Fair Office during the fair. If you did not, it can be picked up at the Extension Office. Some clubs had additional items that need to be picked up even if the advisors picked up the initial packet.
Please call the office to check to see if we have the project book/award/packet that you need before you stop in.
The newest edition of the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connections Newsletter is now posted to the website: www.go.osu.edu/cbc Click on the following link to past newsletters: Cloverbud Connections Don’t forget about our Click it, Print it, Do it! webpage where you can find over 30 different activities that are ready to go for your next Cloverbud meeting.