Making Extreme Counselors (MXC) Registration Materials Available

Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)–an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors ages 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors. MXC participants will leave with skills that will enable them to assist in their county’s camp program planning and delivery, and prepare them to deliver a great camp program to their campers. MXC is a national award-winning workshop that will be useful for all potential camp counselors. Don’t miss your chance to participate—the event will be offered once in 2020, during the weekend of February 22-23. MXC will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. Counselors will earn camp counselor training hours while attending this event (number of hours is determined by county).  All participants will receive a take-home kit of supplies. They also will be able to share and gain ideas with teens from other counties all across the state.  County Extension Professionals and Camp Directors are NOT required to attend with their counselors. More information about MXC 2020 can be found at http://go.osu.edu/mxc.

Advanced Achievement Form Workshop

On November 24, 2019, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting their second Achievement Form Workshop at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 6:00-8:00 PM!

This second workshop is specifically for those teens who have already started/previously completed their Achievement Record Form and would like feedback. Teens who RSVP will receive 1 on 1 coaching from individuals who are experienced and have had success in submitting their Achievement Record at the state level.

This is a great opportunity for those who will be submitting their forms to the state or for those who hope to improve their forms for future selection.

Teen Mental Health Retreat

4-H teens ages 14-18 are invited to attend a Teen Mental Health Retreat at 4-H Camp Ohio October 12-13, 2019. This overnight retreat on mental health is for teens who want to be advocates for mental health in their communities.The cost per teen is $40.

Topics and activities will include:
• Positive self-help activities
• Building a resource network
• Stigma combating project
• Being a mental health advocate
• Having impactful conversations

Space is limited so sign up early! Registration information can be found here.

2019 Carving New Ideas (CNI) Teen Workshop

There is a great opportunity for your teen and it’s being held right in our backyard at 4-H Camp Ohio!

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that concentrates on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. CNI is open to all 4-H members currently in eighth to twelfth grade. Campers will develop leadership and citizenship skills while making new friends from across Ohio!

Location: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd., St. Louisville, OH 43071

Arrive: Friday, November 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.​

Depart: Sunday, November 17, 10:30 a.m.

Camp fee: $65.00 (includes t-shirt)​

Registration deadline: October 28, 2019​

Registration website: go.osu.edu/CNI19

Oakland Park Conservation Club: Kids Afield Seminar

The Oakland Park Conservatory Club is hosting its annual Kids Afield Seminar September 27-29, 2019 in Marengo, Ohio and is open to all youth ages 11-17.

Classes include:
Certified Ohio Hunter Safety Course which includes .22 Rifle & Pistol Shooting and Archery Shooting. (NOTE: If you are already a Certified Ohio Hunter, you will be Second year youth)

Additional classes for Second, Third, and Fourth year youths include: Sporting Clays Shooting, Live Pheasant Field Trials, Large Caliber Rifle & Pistol Shooting, Trap Shooting, Multiple Clinics and much more.

All youths must have a sponsor. Youths and sponsors must be preregistered. Registrations will be accepted the day of the event, providing space is available.

Meals provided Saturday & Sunday for Youths and Sponsors. Meal plans are available for guests. Overnight camping is welcomed. Camping area’s available for tents/campers, some with electric. Bunkhouse & Adirondack buildings available for groups or individuals on a first come first serve basis. Restrooms & Showers are available for all. Bring extra $$ for the raffle to be held Sunday afternoon. All guns, ammo and archery equipment provided.

Space is limited, so sign up early. Information can be found here.

 

4-H Project Judging Workshop

Want to know what to expect for project judging? Need to know what to bring? Have questions about your project? You are invited to attend the 4-H Project Judging Workshop, led by the Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board. Participants will learn general judging guidelines, tips and expectations, along with specific information on clothing, foods, and special interest project judging. A flyer for the event can be found here.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 10:00am

Where: Licking County OSU Extension Office

Questions: Adrienne Anderson – anderson.1410@osu.edu – 740.670.5315

Licking County 4-H Goat Workshops

The Goats-R-Us 4-H Club will be hosting two goat workshops. The first will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 and the second will be Thursday, June 27, 2019. Both will be held at the Hartford Fairgrounds in Baird Arena (Sheep Barn) starting at 6:00pm. Members are encouraged and welcome to bring their own goats (with collar and lead) to the workshop but are not required to do so in order to participate.

Topics of the workshop will include hands-on instruction in showmanship, grooming, shaving, hoof trimming and working with Pack Goats.

For more information, please contact Laney McLaughlin at (740)927-4790 or (740)739-0558.

Many Important Things Happening on May 4th!

Many important events will take place on May 4, 2019.  Please check the list below to make sure that you are where you need to be if any of these events apply to you:

  • Market Lamb Tagging – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Hartford Fairgrounds). Up to 6 lambs may be tagged at that time. Fee: $3/animal
  • Turkey Banding – 10a.m.-2p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Breeding Poultry Banding – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Breeding Rabbits Registration/Tattooing – Sr. Rabbits – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Intro to Food & Clothing Projects Workshop – 10 a.m.-noon. Licking County Extension Office. RSVP by April 29th at 740.670.5315

REMINDER FOR RABBITS/POULTRY: If the Exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to the appropriate registration; the Exhibitor is required to send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice must be received by end of business day the day prior to registration. The email must contain the exhibitor’s name, 4-H Club, phone number and project information. Emails regarding projects received the day of registration or after are not eligible.

4-H Project Workshop: Intro to Food & Clothing Projects

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00am to noon at the Licking County Extension Office.

The Licking County 4-H Food & Fashion Board will be hosting workshops designed for beginning project members who are taking food or clothing projects for the first or second time. Both sessions will run simultaneously, so member will need to pick one workshop or the other. They will not be able to attend both. A parent or the project helper is required to attend to learn along with the 4-H member. Members should bring their project book with them, but are also encouraged to bring other items they may wish to get help with (maybe they have a sewing machine they need to know how to thread or have questions on a recipe for their foods project). Please RSVP by Monday, April 29th at 740.670.5315. More info can be found here.