REMINDER: Teen Interest Inventory Survey Due

REMINDER: Teen Interest Inventory Survey due October 1, 2020!

4-H members who will be 14 years old or older next year should have received an email about completing the Teen Interest Inventory. In case you missed it, here is the information:

We have many exciting opportunities available specifically for teens for the 2021 4-H year. Since most clubs don’t meet much, if at all, during the fall and winter, it can be easy to miss deadlines. To help you keep up on these opportunities, we ask that you please complete the Teen Interest Inventory. By completing the Teen Interest Inventory, it let’s us know which opportunities that you are interested in so that we can send you the information specific to those opportunities when it becomes available. For instance, if you mark that you are interested in becoming a camp counselor, we will send you a link to the application along with other information once it becomes available so that you don’t miss the chance to apply! This interest inventory is not a commitment to applying for the opportunities you select, it is just a way to let us know to send you more information J.

The teen opportunities are listed below. Once you have reviewed them and know which ones you are interested in, please follow this link to complete the survey: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78IpkZ8jHY2pC17Please complete the survey before it closes on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

 

TEEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2021

Food & Fashion Board – Must be 14 years old as of 01/01/21. Serve as a member of the county Food & Fashion Board and actively participate in planning, organizing, and implementing nutrition/fashion related activities. These may include club visits, planning & implementing the Style Revue and assisting with additional food or fashion-related workshops. Deadline for application is September 18th. Applications will be posted at http://licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Member Resources).  Interviews will be held Thursday, October 1st.

Junior Fair Board – Must be at least 15 years old as of 01/01/21. Serve as member of Hartford Junior Fair Board while planning, organizing, and implementing the Junior Fair program. A minimum of seven trainings will be held in addition to other training opportunities. Deadline for application is November 15th. Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 5th, with all members required to attend an orientation meeting on Monday, December 14th (tentative).

4-H Summer Camp Counselor – Must be at least 14 years of age as of 01/01/21. These teens will serve in a leadership capacity during June 17-21, 2021 camp for youth ages 9-15. A minimum of 9 training sessions will be held with counselors also attending Camp Counselors Workshop. Camp counselor applications are due February 12, 2021. Interviews will be held February 22, 2021.

4-H Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor – Must be at least 14 years of age as of 01/01/21. These teens will assist in planning and facilitating day camp program on Saturday, June 18th for children who are five to eight years old. Cloverbud Day Camp counselor applications are due February 12, 2021. Interviews will be held February 22, 2021.

4-H CARTEENS Facilitator – Must be at least 15 years of age as of 01/01/21. Peer-led traffic safety program conducted the first Thursday of every month in conjunction with the county Juvenile Court. Teens prepare for and present driver education program and assist with various special projects related to driver safety.

Ohio 4-H Achievement Records – Must be at least 14 years of age as of 01/01/21. Apply for county and state achievement awards, scholarships, camps and conferences using the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record. The Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship is also part of this process. Forms are available in September and are due October 16, 2020.

Exploring Agriculture Career Series

The 2020-2021 Exploring Agriculture Program is set to kick-off on Tuesday, September 29th with Hord’s Family Farms at 6:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom.

For more information and how to register, please see the Exploring Agriculture Flyer

The Exploring program offers students aged 14-20 the chance to learn life and career skills through immersive career experiences and mentorship, facilitated through Ohio State University Extension. The Exploring Agriculture Post, based in Seneca County, but accepting all interested students, is designed to introduce youth to careers in agriculture throughout our region. Students can expect to “explore” agricultural careers via a series of monthly virtual meetings from September 2020 to April 2021. Each meeting will include visiting an area business or representative that serves the agricultural community and allows students to learn not only about what they do, but also about the jobs needed for that business to thrive.

This year students can expect to explore businesses like Hord’s Family Farm, Heritage Cooperative and Mennel Milling, as well as presentations about career paths in agriculture.

Free Screening of the film SILO

Free screenings of the film SILO will be offered as a part of Farm Science Review 2020. It is a great opportunity for friends and family to spend an evening together watching a movie from the comfort of their own home – and a way to start a dialog around safety for families, FFA chapters, or older 4-H members.
Panel discussion follows each evening, link provided with registration.

2021 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application Available

It’s time to begin preparing for the 2021 Hartford Fair (August 8-14). One way that we do that is choose the outstanding teens who will serve on the Junior Fair Board! If you will be at least 15 years old (as of 01/01/2021), and you are involved in 4-H, FFA or Steer Pool, you are welcome to complete an application packet!
Applications are due November 15 and can be submitted by email (if you wish) – thanks to the new fillable form! If you have questions, please be sure to ask!
New applicants, along with those applying to serve as a Junior Advisor, must remember to email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu right away to schedule their interview on Saturday, December 5, 2020!

Hartford Fair Logo

4-H STEM at Farm Science Review

While you won’t be able to visit the Farm Science Review in person this year, Ohio 4-H will still be offering many STEM activities virtually. You can view the schedule and sign up for the activities you’re interested in by visiting fsr.osu.edu. All sessions will be recorded, so if you are unable to join in live, you can view the recording after the Farm Science Review.

 

Achievement Awards Training Recording

If you were unable to join Lisa for the Achievement Awards training session she held on September 15th, you can view a recording of the training here. Achievement Awards Forms are due to the Extension Office by Friday, October 16, 2020. The forms, as well as help sheets can be found on the Teen Opportunities page.

 

2020 Ohio National Poultry Show

This year’s Ohio National Poultry Show, the largest poultry show in the nation, has gone virtual! This gives open and junior exhibitors a new way to compete and still be a part of the Ohio National. Information, including the catalog, can be found on their website at www.ohionational.org and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheOhioNational.

The entry deadline is Saturday, October 17, with Class Champions announced Saturday, November 14 and the Show Champion announced Sunday, November 15. Show awards will be mailed the week after announcing the champions.  There is no cost to enter.

For Open Show questions contact Tim Johnson at tejpoultry@gmail.com or Newt Long at wnewtlong@gmail.com. For Junior Show questions contact Tim &  Mary Neviska at blackstumpfarm@aol.com or Clell Agler at cagler@columbus.rr.com.

Licking County 4-H Teen Interest Inventory

4-H members who will be 14 years old or older next year should have received an email about completing the Teen Interest Inventory. In case you missed it, here is the information:

We have many exciting opportunities available specifically for teens for the 2021 4-H year. Since most clubs don’t meet much, if at all, during the fall and winter, it can be easy to miss deadlines. To help you keep up on these opportunities, we ask that you please complete the Teen Interest Inventory. By completing the Teen Interest Inventory, it let’s us know which opportunities that you are interested in so that we can send you the information specific to those opportunities when it becomes available. For instance, if you mark that you are interested in becoming a camp counselor, we will send you a link to the application along with other information once it becomes available so that you don’t miss the chance to apply! This interest inventory is not a commitment to applying for the opportunities you select, it is just a way to let us know to send you more information J.

The teen opportunities are listed below. Once you have reviewed them and know which ones you are interested in, please follow this link to complete the survey: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78IpkZ8jHY2pC17Please complete the survey before it closes on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

 

TEEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2021

Food & Fashion Board – Must be 14 years old as of 01/01/21. Serve as a member of the county Food & Fashion Board and actively participate in planning, organizing, and implementing nutrition/fashion related activities. These may include club visits, planning & implementing the Style Revue and assisting with additional food or fashion-related workshops. Deadline for application is September 18th. Applications will be posted at http://licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Member Resources).  Interviews will be held Thursday, October 1st.

Junior Fair Board – Must be at least 15 years old as of 01/01/21. Serve as member of Hartford Junior Fair Board while planning, organizing, and implementing the Junior Fair program. A minimum of seven trainings will be held in addition to other training opportunities. Deadline for application is November 15th. Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 5th, with all members required to attend an orientation meeting on Monday, December 14th (tentative).

4-H Summer Camp Counselor – Must be at least 14 years of age as of 01/01/21. These teens will serve in a leadership capacity during June 17-21, 2021 camp for youth ages 9-15. A minimum of 9 training sessions will be held with counselors also attending Camp Counselors Workshop. Camp counselor applications are due February 12, 2021. Interviews will be held February 22, 2021.

4-H Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor – Must be at least 14 years of age as of 01/01/21. These teens will assist in planning and facilitating day camp program on Saturday, June 18th for children who are five to eight years old. Cloverbud Day Camp counselor applications are due February 12, 2021. Interviews will be held February 22, 2021.

4-H CARTEENS Facilitator – Must be at least 15 years of age as of 01/01/21. Peer-led traffic safety program conducted the first Thursday of every month in conjunction with the county Juvenile Court. Teens prepare for and present driver education program and assist with various special projects related to driver safety.

Ohio 4-H Achievement Records – Must be at least 14 years of age as of 01/01/21. Apply for county and state achievement awards, scholarships, camps and conferences using the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record. The Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship is also part of this process. Forms are available in September and are due October 16, 2020.

Victory Gardens Program Expands In Its First Month

More than 2,600 Packets Distributed, Four More Counties Added

REYNOLDSBURG, OH (September 10, 2020) – A tremendous response to the just launched Victory Gardens campaign has resulted in an immediate expansion of the program. The program took off immediately and demand was so high for seed packets, four more counties were added: Fairfield, Licking, Mahoning, and Summit. Seed pick-up days and times for each office are available on the Ohio Victory Gardens website. The collaboration between the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Offices has delivered more than 2,600 seed packets to ten counties across the state.

Victory Gardens originated during World War I, an answer to a severe food shortage at the time. The idea was wildly successful, growing an army of amateur gardeners and serving to boost morale and patriotism. Although there’s no food shortage now, ODA and OSU Extension are reviving the effort and once again encouraging people to plant seeds, realize the fruits of their labor, and share with others if inspired.

Seed packets were originally distributed through six OSU Extension Offices: Clark, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, and Washington counties.

The Victory Gardens Program will continue and expand with a larger seed distribution across the state in the spring. It also offers a full website with details on seed distribution, advice, and resources on every aspect of planting and harvesting produce.