REMINDER: Project Judging Workshop and Virtual Q&A Session

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be offering two opportunities to help members prepared for project judging. The first is the Project Judging Workshop which will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at the Licking County Extension Office. The workshops starts and 7:00pm and is open to all members taking food, clothing, or special interest projects. We will discuss what you should bring to judging as well as what to expect when you arrive and tips on interviewing with your judge. There will also be past projects as examples for members to view.

If you are unable to make the workshop but still have questions that need answered, please join us virtually on Wednesday, June 30th at 7:00pm for the Virtual Project Question and Answer Session. We will be available starting at 7:00pm and will stay on for as long as there are questions to be answered. Join us by clicking here.

2021 Virtual Project Q&A Sessions

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be hosting their next virtual Q&A sessions to answer questions members may have about their 4-H projects. Any member taking a still project (food, clothing and/or special interest) is encouraged to join us during one of these sessions to have their project questions answered. Sessions will start at 7:00p.m. and we will stay on for as long as there is someone asking questions.

Sessions will be held:

  • Monday, June 14
  • Wednesday, June 30

You can join us on Zoom at 7:00p.m. on those dates by clicking here.

 

2021 Skillathon Opportunities

Youth exhibitors of both the Ohio State Fair and the Hartford Independent Fair have many opportunities to test their knowledge during the Livestock Skillathon Contests this year. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to compete in both virtual and in-person skillathons at the Ohio State Fair. The skillathon contests for the Hartford Fair will return to the normal, in-person format as it has been in the past.

Information for the Ohio State Fair Youth Livestock Skillathons can be found at: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons. Please pay special attention to the deadlines and schedules of both the virtual and in-person contests. These skillathons are open to all 4-H project age members and FFA members.

A few important notes:

  • Those exhibiting at Ohio State Fair who want to be eligible for Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) awards MUST participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair
  • Those exhibiting at Ohio State Fair who want to be eligible for Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor (OBE) awards MUST participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online

Information for the Hartford Fair 4-H and FFA Project Skillathons can be found here. Project skillathons will be held in-person during the times listed in the document. All exhibitors are encouraged to participate.

States’ 4-H Global Exploration Series

Want to travel the world this summer? You can with a new at-home program from States’ 4-H Global Exploration Series. You’ll visit six countries including Taiwan, Japan, Norway, Korea, Argentina and Egypt. Find out more and register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RHQT9GL. Questions? Contact Mary Lynn Thalheimer at thalheimer.1@osu.edu.

2021 Virtual Project Q&A Sessions

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be hosting a series of virtual Q&A sessions to answer questions members may have about their 4-H projects. Any member taking a still project (food, clothing and/or special interest) is encouraged to join us during one of these sessions to have their project questions answered. Sessions will start at 7:00p.m. and we will stay on for as long as there is someone asking questions.

Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, May 25
  • Monday, June 14
  • Wednesday, June 30

You can join us on Zoom at 7:00p.m. on those dates by clicking here.

Virtual Poultry Clinic for Backyard Poultry Production

Learn the basics of raising backyard chickens, ducks and more! This virtual clinic would make a great learning opportunity for those taking 4-H poultry projects or anyone who would like to learn more about raising poultry. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:30pm on Zoom. You can find connection info and contact information for the presenters here: 2021 Backyard Poultry Clinic.

Ohio Birds for 4-H Virtual Presentation

The Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be presenting Ohio Birds for 4-H Virtually Saturday May 22 from 10-11 a.m. This program will help those 4-H members who are completing project 621 Ohio Birds or be a beginning for any youth wanting to learn about the birds they may see in their back yard. They will cover attracting and feeding birds, ways to view birds and record sightings along spots to see new birds along the Lake Erie Birding Trail. This presentation will assist with a plan your own learning activity or the Leadership/Citizenship activity of inviting a speaker to a 4-H club. For more information and to register, please visit the Friends of Ottawa NWR website.