Ohio 4-H Sea Camp Counselors Needed!

Ohio 4-H is seeking camp counselors (age 18+), adult camp staff, and guest instructors for the 2022 Ohio 4-H Sea Camp July 15-19, 2022 held on Kelleys Island. To apply, please visit go.osu.edu/SeaCampCounselor. Applications are due by April 15, 2022. This is a great opportunity for camp counselor alumni to continue to use the skills they learned as camp counselors and to stay involved with the Ohio 4-H camping program.

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.

Licking County Teens are Traveling

Puerto Rico

Travis Allen is traveling with other Ohio 4-H members around Puerto Rico for a 4-H Cultural Immersion experience. The goal of this trip is to experience a different culture, increase multicultural communication skills, and work with Puerto Rico 4-H members to complete service projects. We can’t wait to hear all about Travis’s trip when he returns!

 

National 4-H Club Congress

Erika Grum and Bo Wolford have traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the National 4-H Club Congress. Both were selected as Ohio 4-H Achievement Award winners in a specific project area in order to be selected for this opportunity. Attending 4-H Congress is the highest honor a 4-H member can receive during their 4-H career. These two traveled with the Ohio delegation and get to meet and connect with other 4-H members from across the country. Lisa is serving as one of four chaperones during this trip. Be sure to ask them about their experiences the next time you see them!

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will host a second Achievement Form Workshop at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 5:00 to 7:00pm on November 7, 2021. While this is after the forms are due for county selection, this is a great opportunity for those who want to know how to improve their forms in case they are selected to be sent on to the state level. If interested, please RSVP by November 4th at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021.

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.

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

Ohio 4-H Foundation is Searching for Teen Members

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is searching for 4-H Youth Representatives to serve on it’s board. The Ohio 4-H Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board, comprised of business and industry leaders, Extension personnel, and 4-H youth representatives from around the state. The Board reviews proposals and distributes endowment interest income for the training of volunteer leadership and the recognition of 4-H members through scholarships, awards and positive youth development experiences.

Here are specific responsibilities of board members:

•Attend three face-to-face meetings that are held throughout the state or by Zoom (one in January, one in spring, one in fall).

•Serve on a committee. The committees typically meet one time a month via Zoom (often times the committees meet during the day).

•Assist with the Celebration of Youth fundraiser preparations.

•Voice youth perspectives in every avenue to all board members and youth throughout the state.

Each year, current members in good standing have been given the privilege of representing Ohio 4-H on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board. This year, we will select two members to serve a two-year term. The term is from January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023. HOW TO APPLY: Complete the application found at go.osu.edu/join4hfoundation. Contact Crystal Ott (ott.109@osu.edu), Ohio 4-H Foundation Manager if you have any questions. The submission deadline to be considered for these positions is November 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.