2022 Ohio 4-H Conference

2022 Ohio 4-H Conference Materials Now Available

4-H Adult Volunteers and Teens are encouraged to attend the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The day is filled with dozens of break out sessions geared toward both teens and adults. Bring home new ideas for use in your club or with our county program. Lunch is included with the registration fee. Check out the full schedule for the day and list of sessions here. To register, please fill out the registration form here and return to the Licking County Extension Office by Wednesday, February 9, 2022 with payment made to the Licking County 4-H Committee. Sessions fill on a first come, first served basis so please turn in your registration soon to be registered for your desired sessions.

2022 National 4-H Conference

Ohio 4-H is seeking qualified teen applicants to attend the National 4-H Conference in March! The National 4-H Conference is March 19-24 in Washington, D.C. (or, if choosing virtual programming – March 20-24). It is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development.  Delegates arrive to D.C. ready to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation, and their world.  Additional information can be found in the application (2022 National 4-H Conference Application) or at the links below. Selected Ohio 4-H teens will receive full scholarship coverage to attend National 4-H Conference (travel, housing, registration fees).

Ohio expects to be represented by 3-6 teens from across the state, characterizing core values of leadership, diversity, and civic engagement. We are seeking qualified candidates who represent the Ohio 4-H program positively and who have a passion for youth voice in public issues.

Important information to note:

  • Applicants can be a 4-H member from any county in Ohio!
  • Applicants must be 15-19 as of January 1, 2022
  • Pending the application process of youth choosing the virtual or in-person experience, we will determine the number of delegates representing Ohio given our funding available.
  • Applicants must complete the application (link above), including essays (no more than 2 pages total), and attaining signatures in order to be considered.
  • Applications (and all supporting materials) must be received by January 24 at 11:59 p.m. to Kayla Oberstadt at oberstadt.1@osu.edu.
  • When applications are reviewed, the corresponding 4-H educator will be contacted for a reference for the identified candidate. No documentation or signature is required from the 4-H educator prior to application.
  • More information about the conference: https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/ 
  • You may enjoy viewing the video from a past National 4-H Conference to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWI1M5yKBUI

Please contact Kayla Oberstadt at oberstadt.1@osu.edu with questions.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Stockmanship Competition

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Stockmanship Division provides an opportunity for youth to participate in the BEST program without showing an animal. The stockmanship competitions are open to all Ohio youth regardless of if they show cattle during the BEST show season.

The 2021-2022 Stockmanship Contests include:

  • Prepared Speaking
  • Salesmanship
  • Cattlemen’s Challenge Competition (the OCA version of a skill-a-thon)
  • Fitting Contest
  • Judging Contest

To find out more and to register to participate, please visit the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association website at: http://ohiocattle.org/best/stockmanship.

Giving Tuesday 2021

As 2021 comes to an end, please consider including Licking County 4-H youth development in your giving plans.

You are part of a special 4-H community. As volunteers, alumni, and supporters, you ignite the spark that kindles experience, service, and knowledge among youth each and every day. People like you, who believe in 4-H, equip young Ohioans with lifelong skills. During this giving season, reflect on what 4-H has done for you and others you know. Would you consider donating to help ensure this program continues to grow and thrive for future generations?

Gifts to Licking County 4-H will qualify for a tax deduction in this calendar year, meaning that any donation made before Dec. 31 is deductible for 2021.

A gift to Ohio 4-H is an investment in our youth and in our community’s future. Please consider giving to our county’s 4-H fund at ohio4h.org/countydonation.

Thank you for helping to make the best better!

 

Small Swine Producers: African Swine Fever Preparedness Seminars

Learn the signs and what to do if African Swine Fever or another foreign animal disease affects your herd. This program addresses the steps you should take, the state and federal response and bio-security planning. Presentations provided by Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA and The Ohio State University.

WHO: Small swine producers – even if you have just a pig or two this information is for you! But producers of any size are welcome to attend. Veterinarians with swine clientele.

WHERE AND WHEN: All Presentations 6-7:30 p.m.

December 8
Licking County Extension Office
771 E Main St., Suite 103 Newark

January 12
Clinton County Extension Office
111 S Nelson Ave., Suite 2, Wilmington

February 2
Champaign County Extension Office
1512 S US Highway 68, Suite B100, Urbana

February 16
Putnam County Extension Office
1206 E. 2nd St., Ottawa

January 19
OSU – ATI
1328 Dover Rd., Wooster

An additional presentation will be held in Southeast Ohio- date/location TBD
There is no cost to attend and no RSVP required. Light refreshments provided by Ohio Pork Council.
Any questions? Contact Dr. Kristy Shaw at 614.728.6253 or kristy.shaw@agri.ohio.gov.

Small Swine Producer African Swine Fever Flyer

Crafters and Quilters Wanted!

JOANN is looking for 4-H’ers or alumni to create a project for three special initiatives in 2022: National Crafting Month, Kids Crafting and National Quilting Month. They want your ideas for creating simple projects that others can recreate. If your project is selected it may be shared in JOANN promotions! Want to know more? Find all the details at Opportunities and More and look for “From National 4-H Council.”

Reminder: RSVP for the 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 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.