Delegates Travel to National 4-H Congress

Congratulations to Jacob Berisford, Sadie Holman and Elizabeth Santa as they spent time last week at the 2022 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia.

They were among Ohio’s State Project Award Winners in 2022 in Mechanical and Engineering Sciences, Beef and Companion Animals, respectively.

We congratulate Elizabeth on being chosen Flag Bearer for the Ohio delegation! All three delegates are shown together below following the Congress Gala on Monday night.

National 4-H Conference

Attention all Ohio 4-H members 15-18 years old! Ohio 4-H is seeking qualified applicants to attend the National 4-H Conference from April 14-19, 2023 in Washington D.C.! The conference is focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development, so if that sounds like something your interested in, don’t hesitate! More information can be found at https://go.osu.edu/N4HC

2022 Licking County 4-H Achievement Night

We are excited to recognize our members and advisors at the annual Licking County 4-H Achievement Night. Email invites went out to all advisors and those members who will be recognized at the event. If you received an email, please be sure to RSVP at the link in the email if you plan to attend. A list of areas being recognized is listed below. If you did not receive and email but you have a member who should be recognized in one of the areas below, please reach out to Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu so she can check to ensure we haven’t missed anyone.

Please note: the email message was sent to the family email address (and member email if there was one listed) in 4-HOnline. Please check your junk/spam folder for the missing email first. The email would have come from Adrienne Anderson – anderson.1410@osu.edu around 4:00pm on 10/26/22.

Areas/Groups Being Recognized:

  • Project/Commodity Royalty Representatives
  • Ohio State Fair Livestock and Still Project Awards: Clock Trophy, Honorable Mention, Outstanding of the Day, Animal/Livestock Skill-a-thon, Junior Livestock, Junior Dog
  • Dairy Judging Contest: Licking County and Ohio 4-H Contests
  • Hartford Fair: Skill-a-thon, Project Interview, and Record Book Winners
  • 4-H Band: Officers, Council, Advisor Board, and Scholarship Recipients
  • Licking County Teen Leadership: Camp Counselors, Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board, Food & Fashion Board, 4-H CARTEENS
  • Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership: Teen Leadership Council and 4-H Event Youth Assistant
  • 4-H Achievement Record Awards: Project Area Awards, Trip Awards, and Scholarship Recipients
  • “I Dare You” Award Recipients
  • Honor Clubs
  • Club Charter for New Clubs
  • Licking County 4-H Committee
  • Licking County 4-H Advisors
  • 4-H Volunteers: Quality Assurance Instructors, Hartford Fair Senior Fair Board, 4-H Camp Volunteers, Skill-a-thon Facilitators, Project Interview Judges
  • Friend of 4-H Announcement

2022 Fall Paper Clover Campaign at TSC

It’s Paper Clover time at your local Tractor Supply Company! The TSC Fall Paper Clover Campaign will run October 5-16, 2022 at all locations throughout the nation. Please consider making a donation when you stop by your local TSC location. Funds from these campaigns help support our youth who are selected to attend state and national trip opportunities as well as other scholarships. Thanks to Tractor Supply Company for their continued support of 4-H! You can give in stores or online by visiting www.tractorsupply.com.

LAST CALL! Achievement Awards and Scholarship Forms Due

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship Due Soon

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

It’s time to start thinking about recognition opportunities for our many 4-H Members! All are welcome, but we especially encourage those parents and Advisors who will have teens age 14 (as of 01/01/23) – and those teens – to attend… Let us explain the many options, share some resources, and then give you some great examples to get you started! Let us know if you’re planning to attend, as we want to have plenty of handouts for everyone!

What: Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

When: Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: Licking County Extension Office Conference Room – 771 East Main St., Newark, OH 43055

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.