2022 Family Guide Available

It’s never too early to start thinking about what projects you want to take next year! The 2022 Family Guide is now available online under the “Families” tab at Ohio 4-H. You can view it as both a PDF and as a flipbook. Thanks to a sponsorship from Kroger, the Ohio 4-H Foundation will once again mail out copies to all families and volunteers that were enrolled in 4-H during 2021. Watch your mail in early 2022 for your family guide to arrive. Please note: each family will receive one copy of the Family Guide regardless of the number of enrolled individual in their household.

Don’t forget to also utilize Project Central to help you search for projects, read reviews, and view sample pages from project books. If you haven’t taken the time to write a review for the projects you’ve taken, please do so as that helps other members decide which projects to take.

Don’t Forget! Achievement Award Forms Due October 15th

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials can be found on our Teen Opportunities page.

2021 Ohio National Poultry Show

The Ohio National Poultry Show will be held on November 13-14, 2021 at the Voinovich Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds. This is a great opportunity for youth to get some extra experience showing their birds and to meet other participants from across the state. Entries are due by Tuesday, October 12, 2021 so don’t delay if you are interested in participating. More information can be found on the Ohio National website.

2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application Available

The 2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application is now available. 4-H, FFA, and Scouts youth who are interested in applying should complete the application and return it to the Licking County Extension Office by Monday, November 15, 2021. Youth must be at least 15 years of age as of January 1, 2022 and be a junior fair exhibitor at the Hartford Fair in order to apply. Once you submit your application, please call our office at (740)670-5315 to schedule your interview time for Saturday, December 4, 2021. If you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

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2022 Advisor Application Available

If you are interested in becoming a Licking County 4-H Advisor, the 2022 Licking County 4-H Advisor Application is now available. The document is a fillable PDF so you can fill out the form and save it on your computer and then print and sign, or complete electronic signatures and submit by email. Your application must have all required signatures in order to be considered complete. The completed application must be returned to the Licking County Extension Office by no later than February 1, 2022, although we encourage you to turn your application in as soon as possible to begin the process.

If you are hoping to start a new club, we ask that you turn in your application prior to January 1st as there are extra steps necessary to start a club and we want to make sure that your new club is ready and in the enrollment system with plenty of time for your members to complete their enrollment.

Please carefully review the application and ensure it is complete before submitting it. You must have ALL contact info for your references listed before we can proceed with your application. Once you have submitted your application, we encourage you to have your background check completed as soon as possible as we cannot continue with the process until we have received your background check results. We have found that background checks are typically taking 1-2 months to be processed so please do not wait do have this done.

Should you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu or (740)670-5315.

Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover Campaign – Fall 2021

The Fall Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Company kicks off on Wednesday, October 6th and runs through Sunday, October 17th. Purchase a paper clover at checkout or round up your purchase to help support 4-H camps and leadership opportunities. Visit our Heath, Johnstown, or Newark TSC Stores to make a donation. Your support helps us offer camping and leadership opportunities to our 4-H members.

REMINDER: Achievement Awards Forms Due Soon

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials can be found on our Teen Opportunities page.

REMINDER: Carving New Ideas Registration Due

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that focuses on critical thinking and program facilitation for 4-H members in grades 8-12. Campers develop their leadership skills while making new friends from across Ohio and participating in fun activities. Camp counselors are college students at The Ohio State University. Adult staff members providing risk management, nursing services, and meals are staff and volunteers from Franklin County 4-H. This is a great opportunity for our teens and we are extra lucky because CNI is held right in Licking County at 4-H Camp Ohio!

Check-in: Friday, October 29, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Check-out: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10:00am

Cost: $75 (includes lodging, meals, and camp shirt)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Register at: go.osu.edu/CNI

Save the Date! 2022 Advisor Trainings

Licking County 4-H Advisors are required to attend one of the advisor trainings that will be offered in 2022. We wanted to pass along those dates so that you can be sure to leave at least one of those dates free so that you can complete this mandatory training/update. As of right now, we are planning for these trainings/updates to be held in-person.

Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 9:00am: We are bringing back our traditional advisor training/update and kickoff to the 4-H season! We encourage as many advisors as possible to attend this first training to get all of the important information and your club resources. We are working on securing a larger location that will allow space for more attendees.

Monday, February 7, 2022 – 7:00pm: Location to be determined

Thursday, February 17, 2022 – 7:00pm: Location to be determined

If you are not already a 4-H advisor but are considering applying to be one in 2022, please also put these dates on your calendar. New advisors will also need to attend one of these trainings. The new advisor application for 2022 will be coming soon!