2024 Ohio 4-H Conference

The 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is a great opportunity to gather new ideas, get updates about 4-H, meet/connect with new people, and celebrate our volunteers and teens. The conference includes break out sessions for both teens and adult volunteers, as well as a luncheon, trade show, and silent auction. You can find a list of sessions, registration form, vendor application, and silent auction donation form HERE. Cost to attend is $40 per person.

Please return the registration form along with payment to the Licking County Extension Office by February 8, 2024 so that we can get you registered before the deadline. Check should be made payable to: Licking County 4-H Committee.

 

LAST CHANCE: 2024 Advisor Applications Due January 1st!

If you are interested in becoming a Licking County 4-H advisor for 2024, you can find the application HERE. Completed applications are due to the Licking County Extension Office by January 1, 2024. Please note that all applicants must be at least 20 years of age as of 01/01/2024 – allowing for at least one year between enrollment as a member and stepping in to an Advisor role. Applications can also be emailed to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. If you are interested in starting a new club, please turn your advisor application in as soon as possible so we can get that process started as well.

REMINDER: 2024 Advisor Applications Due January 1st!

If you are interested in becoming a Licking County 4-H advisor for 2024, you can find the application HERE. Completed applications are due to the Licking County Extension Office by January 1, 2024. Please note that all applicants must be at least 20 years of age as of 01/01/2024 – allowing for at least one year between enrollment as a member and stepping in to an Advisor role. Applications can also be emailed to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. If you are interested in starting a new club, please turn your advisor application in as soon as possible so we can get that process started as well.

2024 New 4-H Advisor Applications Are Now Available

If you are interested in becoming a Licking County 4-H advisor for 2024, you can find the application HERE. Completed applications are due to the Licking County Extension Office by January 1, 2024. Please note that all applicants must be at least 20 years of age as of 01/01/2024 – allowing for at least one year between enrollment as a member and stepping in to an Advisor role. Applications can also be emailed to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. If you are interested in starting a new club, please turn your advisor application in as soon as possible so we can get that process started as well.

REMINDER: 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

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.

4-H Shooting Sports Fall Instructor Workshop

The 2023 4-H Shooting Sports Fall Instructor Workshop Registration is now live. Please go to http://go.osu.edu/2023FallWorkshopCanters to register. This workshop will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H camp, located outside of Jackson Ohio, September 15-17. The cost is $110. The workshop is open to any approved 4-H volunteer who would like to get certified as a Shooting Sports discipline instructor. If you are planning to apply to be a 4-H advisor for 2024, there will be additional workshops in the beginning of 2024 for you to receive your shooting sports certification at that time. Instructors must be age 21 by the time of the training and be an approved 4-H Volunteer in their county program.  If interested, please reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) to let her know you are planning to register. This workshop will offer all of the basic disciplines: Archery, Shotgun, Rifle, Pistol, Living History, Hunting and Wildlife as well as the advanced disciplines including Muzzleloader and Crossbow. We will also be offering Living History Level 2 training opportunity, which is a train the trainer level 2 program for Ohio. More information about the registration can be found on the Ohio 4-H Website under the Shooting Sports page.  https://ohio4h.org/families/members/events-opportunties/shooting-sports/state-training

Assistant Instructors are also welcome to register for this workshop. Assistant Instructors are individuals who have aged out of 4-H (age 19-20) but who have not reached age 21. These individuals will receive an Assistant Instructor certificate allowing them to teach under the direct supervision of a level one Shooting sports Instructor. Upon reaching the age of 21 they can apply to have their certificate changed to a certification as long as they have had continuous service as a 4-H Volunteer in the shooting sports program.

Junior Leaders will be allowed to attend this workshop and thanks to the support of the ODNR Division of Wildlife the first 20 Junior Leaders will be able to attend the workshop for $55.00! This price is only open to those ages 14-18 by January 1, 2023. Junior Leaders will need a letter of recommendation from a shooting sports certified instructor in the discipline they are registering to take. They should have also completed this project either in 2023 or in previous years and have knowledge of the project. Junior Leaders in the Shooting Sports program are able to help adult certified instructors but must be under the direct supervision of a level one instructor. Junior Leader certifications will not be recognized as adult certifications.

Junior Fair Exhibitor and Advisor Fair Admission Passes

Week long admission passes have been emailed out to all Hartford Fair Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors. The tickets were emailed to the email address that your family uses in 4-HOnline. The email will be from the “Hartford Independent Agricultural Society Box Office” from the email address: fansupport@hometownticketing.com. The subject line of email should say “Your Receipt and Tickets for 2023 Hartford Fair – Passes and Permits”. If you do not see this email in your inbox, please first ensure that you are checking the correct email inbox. Please also check your spam/junk folder as your email server may have automatically directed the email there.

You can either save your admission pass to a mobile device, or you can print it off and carry a physical copy. The QR code on the admission pass is unique to you and is what will be scanned when you enter the gate.

If your family would like to purchase additional week passes, single day passes, or other permits (such as preferred parking), you can do so through the Hartford Fair website.

REMINDER: Hartford Fair Entry Information

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal this year. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions when making your entries. Entry deadline is Monday, June 26, 2023.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com

  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.

  • All FFA members will make their entries through their FFA advisor.

  • Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.

  • The process for submitting a photo for an exhibitor fair ID as well as exhibitor gate admission will be sent out once entries close. You will not submit an exhibitor photo when making entries, that will be a separate process.
  • This is a new process and we know that there will be errors or glitches that will need solved. Please reach out to us if you run into an issue, and please have patience as we work through any glitches.

STILL PROJECT MEMBERS:

  • When you make your entries, you will need to know whether your club has decided to do a club booth in the 4-H Center. If you are unsure, please ask your advisor before completing entries.
  • You will need to select JR CLUBS SCHOOLS. You will then select 118.JB: 4-H INDIVIDUAL. If your club is having a club booth, you will select 01: INDVIDUAL EXHIBITS (CLUB BOOTH). If your club is not having a club booth, you will need to display your project in the Miscellaneous Booth. If that is the case, you will need to select 02: INDVIDUAL EXHIBITS (MISC BOOTH). Repeat these steps to add additional entries for still projects until you have the number of still projects entries that matches the number of still projects you plan to display in the booth.
  • If your club is doing a group project, please be sure to include that project in your number of entries. For example, if you are doing 409 Sew Fun, 492 Cake Decorating, and 091G Discover 4-H Group Project, you would make three Individual Still Project entries. You will NOT list your specific project names anywhere.