Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Workshops

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

  • October 7, 2020 (7:00-9:00 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.
  • November 14, 2020 (5:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom): 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.

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

Exploring Agriculture Career Series

The 2020-2021 Exploring Agriculture Program is set to kick-off on Tuesday, September 29th with Hord’s Family Farms at 6:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom.

For more information and how to register, please see the Exploring Agriculture Flyer

The Exploring program offers students aged 14-20 the chance to learn life and career skills through immersive career experiences and mentorship, facilitated through Ohio State University Extension. The Exploring Agriculture Post, based in Seneca County, but accepting all interested students, is designed to introduce youth to careers in agriculture throughout our region. Students can expect to “explore” agricultural careers via a series of monthly virtual meetings from September 2020 to April 2021. Each meeting will include visiting an area business or representative that serves the agricultural community and allows students to learn not only about what they do, but also about the jobs needed for that business to thrive.

This year students can expect to explore businesses like Hord’s Family Farm, Heritage Cooperative and Mennel Milling, as well as presentations about career paths in agriculture.

REMINDER: Goat Workshop on July 16th

The Goat Workshop will take place in Baird Arena (Sheep Barn) at the Hartford Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6:00pm. Topics for the workshop will include hands-on instruction in showmanship, grooming, shaving, and hoof trimming.

Before attending, please be sure you and your family follow the Ohio 4-H Guidelines for In-person Events:

  • If you (or any member of your household) aren’t feeling well, are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or have been exposed to someone with the virus or symptoms, please stay home.
  • Please practice physical distancing.
  • Masks are encouraged at all times, but are expected to be worn when physical distancing is not an option.
  • Please wash hands/use hand sanitizer often.

 

Girls in STEM 2020

Girls In STEM at NASA GRC

Girls In STEM is a one-day event held at NASA Glenn that is designed to inspire middle school student interest in STEM fields. The event features women working in STEM fields at NASA Glenn, engaging STEM activities, and tours of NASA Glenn’s facilities.

Due to current health restrictions, Girls In STEM 2020 will be conducted as a virtual event. This event will include a virtual tour of a NASA Glenn facility, an online presentation from a female engineer, and a STEM activity that participants will do live during the event. Due to software limitations, the event will be limited to the first 80 registrations received.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Internet Access
• This experience is open for all middle-school-aged participants.
• An adult must complete the application and agree to support the student’s participation during this event.
• A webcam is optional.

Session Dates and Registration Deadlines:
• Registration Opens – June 19, 2020
• Registration Closes – July 3, 2020
• Virtual Event Date – July 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
• Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/GIRLS-IN-STEM-REGEmail questions to: GRC-Ed-Opportunities@mail.nasa.gov

2020 Ohio 4-H Conference – Virtual Sessions

While you are staying home and staying safe, you can now view sessions from the 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference! Our conference was cancelled, but a number of presenters recorded their sessions and more than 30 videos are now available at https://ohio4h.org/about/ohio-4-h-conference/2020-ohio-4-h-conference-presentations.
Thanks to all who took the time to record their presentations.

 

Ohio Youth Institute

High school age youth are invited to part of the Ohio Youth Institute, hosted by OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Participants research and write a short paper on a global challenge facing a country, then come to the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on April 20. Students from throughout Ohio meet with OSU experts, speakers and participate in hands-on experiences focused on global food concerns. OYI Scholars may be eligible for USDA summer internships and international opportunities. Visit the OYI website for details.

2020 DairyPalooza

The 2020 DairyPalooza is celebrating 10 years as being the premier 4-H dairy event in the state of Ohio! This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 25 at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. In the morning a state-certified Quality Assurance program for 4-H-aged youth will be offered, while adults and Cloverbuds can attend tracks of sessions designed for them. In the afternoon, youth can go to breakout sessions of their choice covering a range of topics – nutrition, showmanship and fitting, reproduction, genomics and more.

Registration starts at 8:00am, with the program beginning at 9:00am. The pre-registration deadline is April 4, at a cost of $6.00 per person. With this you will receive a t-shirt, pizza lunch, take-home materials, and more. Late- or Walk-in registrations will cost $10.00 per person, and will not include the t-shirt, but will include pizza and take-home materials while they last. People can register as an individual/family online. People may also register as a group, as well as using paper registration.

The DairyPalooza website is:  http://www.ohiodairypalooza.com/.  For more information please refer to the website and/or contact Lisa Gress at randroliver@gmail.com.

Master 4-H PetPALS Volunteer Leader Training

Master 4-H PetPALS Volunteer Leader Training will be held on Saturday, February 8, from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, OSU Columbus Campus. Registrations are due by Friday, January 31. The registration fee is $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for youth (13+). Information about 4-H PetPALS and the registration form can be found at https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-petpals.

What is 4-H PetPALS?

4-H PetPALS is an intergenerational leader-directed project connecting youth and their pets with senior adults and other people in various types of health care facilities, hospices, as well as youth in school programs, libraries, etc. 4-H members learn to select, socialize and train appropriate pets to participate as youth pet teams in animal-assisted activities.

To be a 4-H member enrolled in 4-H PetPALS, there must be a trained adult Master 4-H PetPALS Volunteer giving leadership to this project. This can be in a separate 4-H PetPALS club or within an existing 4-H Club.

The training on February 8 will give volunteers the information needed to become 4-H PetPALS advisors. Older youth (13+) are also welcome to attend the training. They will engage in activities to help the adult advisors teach their members.

Should you have questions, please contact Lucinda Miller at miller.78@osu.edu.