2022 4-H Achievement Night Banquet

We look forward to celebrating 4-H member achievements and advisors and volunteers for the 2021 4-H year! Families with members being recognized should have received an email from Lisa with the information for the banquet. In case you missed it, we wanted to share the information here as well. If an advisor or 4-H member falls into one of the categories listed below, they will be recognized at the 4-H Achievement Banquet on Tuesday, November 9th. Please be sure to email Lisa at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu or call our office at 740.670.5315 be Friday, November 5th if you plan to attend.

Reminder: 2022 Junior Fair Board Applications 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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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.

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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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

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.

2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshops

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting two different Achievement Form Workshops for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 3, 2021 (6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by October 1 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.
  • November 7, 2021 (5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center): A more in-depth session will be offered for those who have completed or made significant progress on their form; small group coaching will be available for members to receive personalized feedback.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by November 4.
    • This session will only be hosted in person and will not be recorded.

More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.