Licking County Pest Management Scholarship

The Licking County Pest Management Committee is providing a scholarship opportunity. Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following guidelines:

ELIGIBILITY

  • Sophomore or above in trade school or college (including Graduate Level) and enrolled for the next term.
  • GPA Level: 3.0 or above
  • Passionate intent to have a career path related to agriculture
  • Past or present involvement with 4-H and/or FFA (or equivalent)
  • Resident of Licking County
  • Recipients are eligible to re-apply in following years

The scholarship application is due the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, April 1, 2022. You can download the application here: 2022 Pest Management Scholarship Application

Licking County Professional Agrarians Grant Opportunity

The Licking County Professional Agrarians is a group of people interested in the advancement of agriculture and come from a wide range of agricultural interests.  They have previously awarded grants to organizations working on projects related to agriculture.  This year they are offering these grants again.  They will supply up to $600 for 2 separate organizations.  FFA chapters, 4-H clubs, and any other non-profit group are eligible to apply.  The deadline for the application is April 1st. You can access the grant application by clicking this link: Professional Agrarian Grant Application. Please reach out to Dean Kreager with questions.

2022 Sewing Smorgasbord

The 47th Annual Sewing Smorgasbord will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Sheridan Middle School in Thornville, Ohio. Doors will open at 8:30am and the cost to attend is $10. Offering dozens of classes, the Sewing Smorgabord is a great opportunity for new and experienced sewists, knitters, crocheters, and other crafters to learn new skills, visit vendors, and compete in the people’s choice contest. Details can be found on the Perry County OSU Extension website here.

2022 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension will host the 2022 Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference on Friday, March 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, 3266 Dyewood Road SW, Carrollton, OH 44615. All women and young women (high school age) who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural, or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.

The conference program features a networking fair and sixteen breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers, and partner agencies. Sessions this year are focused around four themes: Natural Resources, Plants & Animals, Home & Family, and Special Interest (includes break-out with Ohio FFA State Officers). The conference keynote will be led by Bridget Britton, OSU Extension Behavioral Health Field Specialist. She and her team will lead participants through “Stoic or Stressed? Talking through difficult topics in a safe space.”

Registered participants, community organizations, or businesses interested in sponsorship can contact 740-461-6136.

Interested individuals can register for the conference online at go.osu.edu/eowia2022. Cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students.  Conference fee includes conference participation, breakfast, lunch, and conference handouts. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 11.

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