Teen Leadership Council

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success. Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program. Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction.

Apply to be a member!  word | pdf  Applications (including references, signatures, and payment) are due on August 9, 2019. 

Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 of the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer positions.  Junior Advisor applicants must be 18-20 years old (as of January 1) when they apply.

4-H Night at Great American Ballpark

Join us on Monday, June 17, as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Houston Astros.  The game starts at 7:10 p.m. at Great American Ball Park.  A group discount is being offered to 4-H: view level (upper level) tickets are $10 and field level tickets are $20.  In addition to discounted ticket rates, counties will earn $4 from each ticket purchased using the link below and have their county designated.  Ticket sales are not limited to 4-H members/volunteers; share the link as much as you would like!  The more tickets we sell the more “4-H perks” we get such as delivering the game ball, kid zone activities, or an on-field ceremony.

https://groupmatics.events/event/4-Hnight2

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Royalty, 4-H Educator in Clermont County.  Kelly’s e-mail is royalty.9@osu.edu and phone is 513-732-7070.

2019 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge is a statewide event designed just for our Cloverbud 4-H’ers. Teams work together to research a topic, build a model out of interlocking bricks and create a poster highlighting their experience. On June 29, the teams will come together at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center to share their work, visit with one another, participate in kid-friendly activities, and celebrate their efforts with a closing celebration and award ceremony.

Teams may have a minimum of two members, but no more than eight, and are coached by an adult team leader. Details and registration information can be found at https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge

Questions? Contact Beth Boomershine at boomershine.10@osu.edu or Sally McClaskey at mcclaskey.12@osu.edu.

Licking County has two kits that may be borrowed for this event on a first come, first served basis. Please make sure you are registered for the event and plan to participate if you ask to borrow a kit. Please contact Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu if you wish to borrow a kit.

2019 Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) Applications Available

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2019.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 9 or July 17)
    • Events-Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired.  TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair.  Their term is September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.  Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.

Questions? Contact Hannah (epley.24@osu.edu), Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), or Frances (nicol.115@osu.edu)

2019 Overnight Camps with Ohio 4-H

Two overnight camps are happening this summer at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. 4-H Camp Tech is from June 5-7 for youth entering grades 6, 7 and 8. You’ll explore all things tech-y from programming with Google to virtual reality to robotics and more! Details at http://go.osu.edu/CampTech.

You can also learn about life in another culture and learn about making a difference at 4-H Global AgriCULTURE Camp, from June 10-14. Youth entering grades 8, 9 and 10 will spend three days at OSU discovering how agriculture can impact global food issues, then travel to Howell, Michigan for an overnight experience at the Heifer Global Village. Find out more at http://go.osu.edu/GACamp.

2019 Buckeye Vet Camp

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a summer residential camp for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. This is a five day residential camp that gives participants an opportunity to learn more about veterinary school and the profession. The program takes place in a university environment and includes both social and educational activities.

During Buckeye Vet Prep Camp attendees will:

  • Work side by side with current veterinary students as counselors and explore the world of veterinary medicine.
  • Take a behind the scenes tour of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Learn about the diverse career options in veterinary medicine.
  • Participate in mock classes,  labs and community service activities

All students will be considered, but priority will be given to students who are considered traditionally underrepresented in veterinary medicine, which can include males and individuals from socioeconomic and or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. We accept both in state and out of state students.

The cost to attend the camp is $600 and includes food and lodging. There are a limited number of scholarships available through a separate application.

For more information and to register, please visit vet.osu.edu/VetCamp. Registrations are due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 26, 2019.

2019 Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports State Championship/Shotgun Competition

This competition is open to all Ohio 4-H members enrolled in any 4-H Shooting Sports discipline and age 13 as of 1/1/2019. Youth must meet all Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports requirements, including but not limited to, being knowledgeable and proficient in the safe use of the equipment and knowledgeable of the general rules of the event. The event is April 13, 2019 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio and only includes a shotgun competition this year (additional disciplines will be added annually). The cost to register is $40 by April 5th and $50 late registration/day of event. All targets are provided but members will be responsible to supply their own firearm and ammunition.

To register on-line: https://go.osu.edu/ss2019  All appropriate forms will be emailed to each youth registered. Those registering day of the event must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to complete the appropriate forms.

Rules can be found at: https://goo.gl/QdcSPV

The competition serves as part of the selection process for the 2020 Ohio 4-H Shotgun Team that will compete at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition held in Grand Island, Nebraska. Youth ages 13-17 as of 1/1/19 are eligible for the team. Those youth age eighteen as of 1/1/2019 can compete for awards but not for selection to the 2020 State Team.

Germinate International Film Fest

Come one, come all to the Germinate International Film Fest, featuring a diverse range of films highlighting agriculture and rural communities! The Highland County Office of OSU Extension is pleased to announce the inaugural festival will be held on August 16 and 17, 2019, in Hillsboro, Ohio. Germinate means to grow and the purpose of this film festival is to grow knowledge about agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.

Historically, researchers have found that rural communities and the agricultural industry have been depicted in entertainment media as outdated, having unrealistic portrayals, and as fodder for comedic material in film and television programming. However, online streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Hulu, and Apple iTunes, have recently curated sections of films related to food production and culinary expertise. These curated films represent consumer’s desire to want to learn more about how their food was prepared and where it was grown. The Germinate International Film Fest seeks to aggregate films that represent rural communities and their associated industries in an accurate manner, including current technologies, practices, and programs.

The concept behind the Germinate International Film Fest is to provide a forum for open discussion about agricultural, environmental, and rural community development topics important to the public. While rural areas represent 97 percent of the United States’ landmass, only 19.3 percent of the population resides in a rural area. Less than two percent of the nation’s population identifies as farmers. This film festival will provide an opportunity to showcase the agricultural industry from the perspective of agricultural producers, researchers, and rural community members.

Rural communities face many challenges. Germinate International Film Fest seeks films that will highlight the resiliency of rural communities and the individuals who are making these communities thrive. Does your community have a fabulous community garden? An engaged non-profit determined to increase technology in schools? Any programs that set your community apart from others? If so, we want you to tell their story and share it via a film at the festival.

While there are thousands of film festivals in the world, Germinate International Film Fest is different because these films will be selected based upon their ability to tell a compelling and logical story, as well as providing factual information about the topic being discussed. The festival will fill a void in current festival line-ups to highlight rural communities and the natural environments and industries surrounding them. Ten percent of the selected films will be sourced from local filmmakers from Ohio, allowing for attendees of the festival to be able to connect with local producers and filmmakers from the area surrounding Highland County, Ohio. Filmmakers of all skill and expertise levels are encouraged to apply. Additionally, there will be a still photography division for additional competition.

Film submissions will be accepted for the following categories:

  • Short Documentary: 59 minutes or less
  • Feature Documentary: 60 minutes or more
  • Short Narrative: 59 minutes or less
  • Feature Narrative: 60 minutes or more
  • A short of any kind: 20 minutes or less
  • Virtual Reality: 20 minutes or less
  • Photography:
    • Agriculture
    • Nature or the environment
    • Rural communities
  • Student Films: collegiate and graduate student-produced films
  • Youth: any filmmaker that is under 18.
  • Scholarly and/or Extension

Submissions are encouraged for all styles and methods of film production, including but not limited to: aerial cinematography, stop-motion, animation, and live action. Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination for the cinematic direction of their submissions.

Do you have a film or photograph that would be a great addition to the festival? If so, we welcome you to apply through https://filmfreeway.com/GerminateInternationalFilmFest. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.

Southern State Community College will host the screenings of the festival at their central campus in Hillsboro, Ohio. Hillsboro is located about an hour from Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, making the location for the Germinate International Film Fest an easy commute from any of Ohio’s metropolitan areas. In addition to the live screenings of films, attendees will be able to participate in a series of hands-on workshops related to video production, photography, agriculture, natural resources, astronomy, and community development topics. The workshops will be held at various locations throughout Highland County.

For more information about the festival, contact the Highland County Office of OSU Extension at 937-393-1918. Tickets will be available for purchase in July through the Highland County Extension Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Ohio State Fair Rabbit Quiz Bowl Contest Information Meeting

A meeting will be held for the 2019 Ohio State Fair Rabbit Quiz Bowl Contest on Thursday January 31st at 6:00pm at the Licking County Extension Office. This is a wonderful opportunity for all 4-H members who participate in any of the rabbit projects. Each county in Ohio can have up to four teams participate (2 Junior teams / 2 Senior teams), with each team consisting of three to five members. At this informational meeting, we will be discussing the rules, what is expected of the participants, and the materials used in this contest. More information can be found here.