LAST CHANCE: Project Change Deadline is April 30th

The deadline to make any project enrollment changes or fix any mistakes is Friday, April 30, 2021. After this deadline NO changes will be made to 4-H project enrollments for 2021. Please ensure that all of your projects are correct as what you are enrolled for is what you will be able to make entries for for both the Ohio State Fair and the Hartford Independent Fair. If you see any mistakes with your enrollment, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have it corrected. This is also a great time to make sure that all of your contact information, especially mailing address, are correct as this is the information the fair will use to mail verification forms and sale checks.

Checking Enrollments and Changing Projects

Now that you have submitted your enrollment, please take the time to check that your projects are correct. You can check to see which projects you in which you have enrolled by logging into your family profile at http://oh.4honline.com. Select “View” next the member’s name that you would like to view and then select “enrollment” along the left-hand side. When you scroll down, the clubs and projects selected for 2021 should be visible. Please check to ensure you are enrolled in the correct club and projects. If you are enrolled in more than one club, please make sure that each project is associated with the club you intend to take it through. If you see any mistakes, please contact Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu immediately to make any corrections.

While you cannot add any projects past the April 1st enrollment deadline, you are able to change projects (replace one project that you are already enrolled in with a new project). Please reach out to Adrienne at the email address listed above to make any changes. No changes (either corrected mistakes or project changes) will be made after April 30, 2021. Please take the time now to check your project enrollment so that you will be eligible to enter into the fair classes that you intend come June.

LAST CHANCE: 4-H Enrollment Deadline is APRIL 1ST!

LICKING COUNTY 4-H ENROLLMENTS ARE DUE APRIL 1ST!

REMINDER: We are using the new, updated 4HOnline 2.0 for enrollment this year. Please make sure you are going to either oh.4honline.com OR v2.4honline.com to make sure you are using the correct site.

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.

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 Licking County 4-H Enrollment Information

It is time to start 4-H enrollment for 2021! We are excited to share that 4-HOnline has received a major facelift. 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.

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 Family Guide Now Available Online

The 2021 Family Guide is now available to view online here. You can also try the new online flip-book version! It’s like flipping through the physical copy, only virtually.

You can also search through projects on the Project Central website. Project Central is especially helpful in selecting projects because you can search by name, topic, or skill level. You can also view sample pages and read reviews from members, parents, and advisors who took/helped with the project. If you haven’t gone on and reviewed the projects you took this year, please do so. Your reviews can help other members make their project decisions.

 

LAST CHANCE: Licking County 4-H Enrollments Due MAY 1ST

The Licking County 4-H Enrollment Deadline is May 1, 2020. Please be sure to complete your youth’s online enrollment by 11:59pm on Friday, May 1, 2020. Please see the information below if you still need to complete enrollments for 2020.

The enrollment system can be found at: www.4honline.com.

Important Information:

All youth who were enrolled in 4-H in Ohio since 2014 will have a profile already made for them in 4HOnline. Even if you took off a year, even if you moved from one county or another, you will already have a family profile in the system. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE! Only families that are completely new to 4-H should create a new profile.

Logging In for Existing Families:

  • To log in, you will need to use the email address you used the last time you enrolled. Postcards with family email addresses were given to club advisors to pass out to families to remind you which email address to use. Check with your 4-H Advisor if you are not sure which email address to use.
  • If your email address has changed, please email Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu) so she can change your family email address to your current one.
  • If you’ve forgotten your password, please use the “I Forgot My Password” option to have a temporary password sent to your email address. The system will then prompt you to create a new password.
  • Occasionally, you may receive a message that says the county is not accepting enrollments at this time. That is a glitch in the system. Try using a different browser or type the URL into the address bar instead of following a link. This tends to fix the problem. If you are still having trouble, contact Adrienne.
  • If your family has participated in 4-H in another county and you are now wanting to enroll in Licking County 4-H, DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE. Please contact Adrienne with the names of the youth and the county where you were previously enrolled so that she can request your profile be moved to Licking County.

Creating a Profile for NEW Families:

  • Use the “I Need to Create a Profile” option to create your family’s profile. The email address that you use will be the one you will need to use to log in each time.
  • Once you have created your profile, you will need to “Add a Family Member” in the top right corner. All 4-H members should be added as a “youth”.

Enrolling a Youth:

  • In your family profile, select the “edit” button next to the name of the youth that you wish to enroll.
  • Scroll down and select “Enroll for 2019-2020”.
  • Ensure all contact and demographic information is correct. Make any updates needed.
  • Complete the authorizations page.
  • The club(s) you were enrolled in for 2019 will already be in the enrollment. If you are adding another club, add the club to your profile. If you are switching clubs, add the new club and then delete the old club.
  • Any projects you were enrolled in for 2019 will already be in the enrollment. If you are not taking a project in 2020 that you enrolled in for 2019, please delete that project (edit>delete). Having accurate project enrollment helps us better plan the number of judges we need for project judging.
  • When adding new projects, select the project from the drop-down menu and then click “Add Project”. Forgetting to click “Add Project” means your project will not be added to your enrollment. This step is very easy to miss when enrolling through a mobile device.
  • If your child is moving from Cloverbud to project member enrollment, you DO NOT need to create a new profile. Just delete the Cloverbud project in which they are enrolled and add the new projects they wish to take.
  • When the enrollment is complete, please hit the “Submit” button. Please only submit your enrollment if it is complete. If you are not sure which projects that child is taking, please just hit the “Continue” button but not the submit button. The system saves your enrollment progress each time you hit the continue button. Once you click the “Submit” button, that means your enrollment is complete and ready for Adrienne to approve. You can help save her time by waiting to click “Submit” until you know the enrollment is complete.

Helpful Tips and Resources

  • Help sheets, instructions, and a video can be found on the How to Join 4-H page.
  • Member Enrollment Worksheet: If you want to organize your youth’s enrollment before you go into the system, Adrienne has developed a worksheet that you can fill out to help you organize your youth’s projects. This one-page sheet may be especially helpful for families with multiple children, children who are in multiple clubs, or children who like to take several projects. The worksheet is NOT required and DOES NOT count as enrollment. It’s just a resource to help you organize your child’s enrollment and to make sure you signed them up for all of their projects. Use it as much as you like or not at all.
  • After your child’s enrollment has been approved by the county (you should get a form email from 4HOnline), please go back into the profile to check and make sure the projects are correct. You can do this by selecting the “Edit” button next to their name. Then click “Participation” at the top of the page and then select the “Projects” tab. You can make changes until April 1 when the system closes. After that, please contact Adrienne if there is a mistake that needs corrected.
  • If you have a child who is 18-years-old, the system will ask you if you want to enroll them as a youth or adult. Make sure you select “YOUTH”. If you enroll them as an adult, they system thinks they are an advisor. If you accidentally do this, please email Adrienne so she can fix it.
  • Cloverbuds should be enrolled in one of the Cloverbud Projects (710, 711, 715). It doesn’t matter which one you select, however, your advisor may have a preference so check with them.
  • All Licking County 4-H Band members should be enrolled in project “COP-Arts 1900 Performing Arts – 4-H Band”. This project is down towards the bottom of the list in the County Only Projects (COP).

If you have questions, please let Adrienne Anderson (anderson.1410@osu.edu) or Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) know.

We look forward to having you involved in Licking County 4-H for 2020!

Licking County 4-H Enrollment Deadline – May 1, 2020

The Licking County 4-H Enrollment Deadline was moved to May 1, 2020. Please be sure to complete your youth’s online enrollment by 11:59pm on Friday, May 1, 2020. Please see the information below if you still need to complete enrollments for 2020.

The enrollment system can be found at: www.4honline.com.

Important Information:

All youth who were enrolled in 4-H in Ohio since 2014 will have a profile already made for them in 4HOnline. Even if you took off a year, even if  you moved from one county or another, you will already have a family profile in the system. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE! Only families that are completely new to 4-H should create a new profile.

Logging In for Existing Families:

  • To log in, you will need to use the email address you used the last time you enrolled. Postcards with family email addresses were given to club advisors to pass out to families to remind you which email address to use. Check with your 4-H Advisor if you are not sure which email address to use.
  • If your email address has changed, please email Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu) so she can change your family email address to your current one.
  • If you’ve forgotten your password, please use the “I Forgot My Password” option to have a temporary password sent to your email address. The system will then prompt you to create a new password.
  • Occasionally, you may receive a message that says the county is not accepting enrollments at this time. That is a glitch in the system. Try using a different browser or type the URL into the address bar instead of following a link. This tends to fix the problem. If you are still having trouble, contact Adrienne.
  • If your family has participated in 4-H in another county and you are now wanting to enroll in Licking County 4-H, DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE. Please contact Adrienne with the names of the youth and the county where you were previously enrolled so that she can request your profile be moved to Licking County.

Creating a Profile for NEW Families:

  • Use the “I Need to Create a Profile” option to create your family’s profile. The email address that you use will be the one you will need to use to log in each time.
  • Once you have created your profile, you will need to “Add a Family Member” in the top right corner. All 4-H members should be added as a “youth”.

Enrolling a Youth:

  • In your family profile, select the “edit” button next to the name of the youth that you wish to enroll.
  • Scroll down and select “Enroll for 2019-2020”.
  • Ensure all contact and demographic information is correct. Make any updates needed.
  • Complete the authorizations page.
  • The club(s) you were enrolled in for 2019 will already be in the enrollment. If you are adding another club, add the club to your profile. If you are switching clubs, add the new club and then delete the old club.
  • Any projects you were enrolled in for 2019 will already be in the enrollment. If you are not taking a project in 2020 that you enrolled in for 2019, please delete that project (edit>delete). Having accurate project enrollment helps us better plan the number of judges we need for project judging.
  • When adding new projects, select the project from the drop-down menu and then click “Add Project”. Forgetting to click “Add Project” means your project will not be added to your enrollment. This step is very easy to miss when enrolling through a mobile device.
  • If your child is moving from Cloverbud to project member enrollment, you DO NOT need to create a new profile. Just delete the Cloverbud project in which they are enrolled and add the new projects they wish to take.
  • When the enrollment is complete, please hit the “Submit” button. Please only submit your enrollment if it is complete. If you are not sure which projects that child is taking, please just hit the “Continue” button but not the submit button. The system saves your enrollment progress each time you hit the continue button. Once you click the “Submit” button, that means your enrollment is complete and ready for Adrienne to approve. You can help save her time by waiting to click “Submit” until you know the enrollment is complete.

Helpful Tips and Resources

  • Help sheets, instructions, and a video can be found on the How to Join 4-H page.
  • Member Enrollment Worksheet: If you want to organize your youth’s enrollment before you go into the system, Adrienne has developed a worksheet that you can fill out to help you organize your youth’s projects. This one-page sheet may be especially helpful for families with multiple children, children who are in multiple clubs, or children who like to take several projects. The worksheet is NOT required and DOES NOT count as enrollment. It’s just a resource to help you organize your child’s enrollment and to make sure you signed them up for all of their projects. Use it as much as you like or not at all.
  • After your child’s enrollment has been approved by the county (you should get a form email from 4HOnline), please go back into the profile to check and make sure the projects are correct. You can do this by selecting the “Edit” button next to their name. Then click “Participation” at the top of the page and then select the “Projects” tab. You can make changes until April 1 when the system closes. After that, please contact Adrienne if there is a mistake that needs corrected.
  • If you have a child who is 18-years-old, the system will ask you if you want to enroll them as a youth or adult. Make sure you select “YOUTH”. If you enroll them as an adult, they system thinks they are an advisor. If you accidentally do this, please email Adrienne so she can fix it.
  • Cloverbuds should be enrolled in one of the Cloverbud Projects (710, 711, 715). It doesn’t matter which one you select, however, your advisor may have a preference so check with them.
  • All Licking County 4-H Band members should be enrolled in project “COP-Arts 1900 Performing Arts – 4-H Band”. This project is down towards the bottom of the list in the County Only Projects (COP).

If you have questions, please let Adrienne Anderson (anderson.1410@osu.edu) or Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) know.

We look forward to having you involved in Licking County 4-H for 2020!

Licking County 4-H Update: March 18, 2020

With this communication, I want to provide you with an update on programming for the month of April. At this time, all events previously scheduled to be held during April are either postponed or cancelled, with the hope that May might bring a bit of normalcy, and allow us to return to our usual hustle and bustle. Not knowing the timeframe for this interruption, there are a few items that I want to point out – but ask that you fully review the March 18th Update, which is included here.

ENROLLMENT.

Enrollment will continue… We have extended the Licking County 4-H Enrollment Deadline to MAY 1st. We ask that all advisors continue their work to reach out to new families, and to follow-up with those who might have made contact to request information. Assure them that the year will continue, at the very soonest opportunity. We need to keep them connected… Consider finding a way to hold virtual meetings, even if it’s a conference call! Try to assist returning members as needed, encouraging them to move forward with enrollment. For the time being, we will continue to send updates to ALL families, but we will slowly transition to communicating to those who are enrolled in specific projects. As you have enrollment questions, be sure to reach out to Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu. We can also provide assistance in setting up virtual meetings, if you ask!

  • ADVISORS: If you have families that are new to your club – and have not yet entered the 4honline system, please know that YOU need to send this update to them… We are only able to distribute to those who have logged in to 4honline during 2019 and 2020, as a means of spreading the word as widely as possible! Thank you!

LIVESTOCK PROJECT / HARTFORD FAIR UPDATE.

In light of this programming interruption, adjustments have been made to some livestock possession deadlines, as well as guidelines pertaining to Quality Assurance. Please know that Quality Assurance is still required of all members, but the training window has been extended to July 1st. Review the Hartford Fair Update letter very carefully. As questions arise, please be sure to reach out to me via email. mccutcheon.46@osu.edu

  • OHIO STATE FAIR: Please note that OSF market livestock possession dates do NOT correspond with updated Hartford Fair guidelines. OSF dates fall just prior to our June 1st deadline, and you should adhere to OSF guidelines for any livestock that will be shown within OSF Junior Fair classes.

OFFICE CLOSURE.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., the Licking County Extension Office (as well as all Extension Offices statewide) are closed. All staff are working from home for the coming days, until we are cleared to return to our office facilities. Please know that we will continue to move forward with planning for spring / summer events and activities, and are available to answer your questions! While closed, you will not be able to purchase project books or utilize the livestock skillathon kits. Please know that we apologize for this inconvenience, but appreciate your patience and positive thoughts! We are as anxious to get things back to normal as you are! I promise!

Let’s keep 4-H moving forward, as best we can! Keep connections among your 4-H club families, and help one another move forward with project work over the coming days. This extended time at home may be a blessing to some who already picked up books and are taking advantage of some down time to get things done! …for others, we’ll need to provide additional support as meetings commence and judging grows near. Either way, we can make it happen – as long as help one another!