Congratulations to Lisa McCutcheon!

Lisa McCutcheon has been recognized by The Ohio State University Extension for her outstanding contribution to the Extension 4-H Youth Development program area.

Lisa received the  Excellence in 4-H Award on January 24, 2019 during the Ohio State University Extension Annual Conference.

This award honors superior accomplishments by an Extension Educator in developing dynamic, innovative, broad-based 4-H educational programs.  The award, funded through the Charles W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Fund, is dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professionals who serve as examples in setting standards of excellence in ten major areas of the County 4-H program.

REMINDER: Achievement Forms are Due!

Achievement forms are due to the Licking County OSU Extension Office by Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:30pm. All of the forms you will need can be found on the Member Resources page on the website. You will need to have your forms signed by you 4-H advisor, so please allow time to connect with your advisor before they are due. If you have questions, please call our office at 740.670.5315.

4-H Achievement Award Forms and Scholarships

The 4-H Achievement Awards Forms are now available for youth to complete. The 4-H Achievement Awards Forms are a compilation of a youth’s involvement in 4-H. The information on these forms is used to select county representatives to compete in project areas at the state level, select youth to attend state/national camps and trips as well as scholarships and other opportunities. All forms must be completed and turned into the Extension Office by 4:30 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018.

A workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00 pm at the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Please call our office at 740.670.5315 to RSVP for the workshop. For more information on the workshop, please click here.

The Achievement Awards Forms and information on how to fill out the forms can be found through the following links:

2019 Achievement Award Letter / Award Packet / Forms A & B (forms A & B to be inserted as pages 2 & 3 of Award Packet when turned in) – Word Document Format

2019 Achievement Award Form Packet – PDF Document Format

2019 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Packet – Word Document Format

2019 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Packet – PDF Document Format

Ohio Cheviot Breeders Starter Flock Award

OHIO CHEVIOT BREEDERS STARTER FLOCK AWARD

The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact Bob Hunter at (614)483-3202 or at rpkjhunter@msn.com.

Thank You Notes

Please remember to have your youth write thank you notes for any awards they may have received this year. All of our plaques, trophies and ribbons are made possible through the sponsorship and support of local businesses, groups and individuals. These thank you notes mean a lot to these sponsors and take just a few moments for your members to write. Should you need help finding a name or address for an award, please contact our office (740.670.5315) or the Hartford Fair Office (740.893.4881) depending on where the award was given (Style Revue or at the fair) so we can help get you the name and address you need.

Project Books, Awards and Club Packets from the Hartford Fair

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.

2018 Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshops

This year, the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will be hosting TWO achievement form workshops.  Achievement 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 state awards, trips and scholarships. 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.

Here is the basic information about it:

  • What: Achievement Form Workshop – Basic Overview-Ideal for first time achievement form completion or general information. This session will cover basic information about completing the form. (See below for more in-depth / coaching session.)
  • Who: 4-H members completing the achievement form, AND 4-H professionals/parents/advisors who want to learn more
  • Why: Learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion, improve record keeping skills, enhance forms to make them even stronger
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
  • Cost: FREE
  • Zoom: We are going to try to offer a Zoom option!  If you are interested in this, please RSVP by 9/10/18 to epley.24@osu.edu to receive log in information.

FUTURE WORKSHOP: Saturday, November 10, 2018; 1-2:30 p.m. Ag Admin Auditorium.

  • 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.

Ohio State Fair

Best of luck to all of our members competing at with their projects at the Ohio State Fair! We will have members competing with livestock, equine, canine and still projects at the Ohio State Fair this year. We are so proud of all of our members.

For canine and still project results, please go to: https://ohio4h.org/ohiostatefair/2018-results. Results should be posted by 11 am the day following the judging. Click on the judging day to see the list of results for that day.

For livestock and equine results, please go to: https://ohiostatefair.com/competition-results/

 

 

2018 Achievement Days Results

Congratulations to all of our members who went through Special Interest, Food, and Clothing Judging for 2018. Results are listed on the Licking County OSU website. Please use the links below to access them or you can find them on the Awards, Results & Recognition page at http://licking.osu.edu.

Clothing: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/4-HJudgingAwards/2018Licking%20County4-HClothingJudgingResultswithSpecialAwards.pdf

Food & Nutrition: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/4-HJudgingAwards/2018LickingCounty4-HFoods%26NutritionJudgingAwardsResultswithSpecialAwards.pdf

Special Interest: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/4-HJudgingAwards/2018LickingCounty4-HSpecialInterestProject%20JudgingAwardsListingwithSpecialAwards.pdf