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.

Shelby County Youth Horse Clinic

Shelby County Extension will be hosting a two-day educational clinic for youth horse exhibitors and their families. Workshops offered will include You and Your Horse, Qualifying at PAS, Showmanship, Groom & Clean, Trail-in-Hand, Pasture Management, Attire and Tack, Equine Health, Emergency Management for Horses and Others and more.

Location: Shelby County Fairgrounds. 655 S. Highland Ave. Sidney, OH 45365. Camping Sites and Stall Spaces Available.

NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR!! Improved upon from last year.

Visit go.osu.edu/shelbyhorses for registration forms.

Questions? Contact Shelby County Extension at 937-498-7239.

2019 Youth Welding Workshops

OSU’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with American Welding Society-Columbus Section, Lincoln Electric, and HETEN Engineering and Laboratory, are pleased to offer TWO Youth Welding Workshops this year:

  • Saturday April 13, 2019 – registration deadline is April 8.
    (same day as OSU Spring game; FREE parking)
  • Saturday June 8, 2019 – registration deadline is May 24.

Cost = $90/participant

Age of participant = 10-18

Location = OSU Columbus Campus, Agricultural Engineering Building

Choice of one welding process: Arc (‘stick’) welding OR Oxy (‘torch’) welding.

Registration includes:

  • Practice pieces of metal
  • Welding related supplies
  • Welding technique handouts
  • Lunch for youth participants

NO experience necessary. The instructors are looking forward to help youth learn!

Registration is limited to the first 24 participants for EACH TYPE of welding.

Scholarships ARE available –please see details in the flyer, which is linked below. We ask you reserve your spot(s) with a credit card; and if awarded a scholarship, you will not be charged (similar to reserving a hotel room).

On-site registration opens ~8:30AM the day of the welding workshop. The program will begin promptly at 9AM. The day will likely conclude by 4PM.

NO PARENTS/GUESTS allowed in the welding labs. There will be an informal program during the day for parents/guests, or you are welcome to enjoy the Spring games in Ohio Stadium.

This year, we have ONLINE registration (preferred method):

http://go.osu.edu/Welding2019

 SPACE IS LIMITED. Once the first workshop is full, we will defer participants to the June 8th workshop. PLEASE be diligent when selecting your preferred date. 

Linked here are the additional details, and options for hard copy/mail in registration.

For the April 13 workshop, if you DO NOT register online, please contact Dr. Dewey Mann (mann.309@osu.edu) to verify space is available. If space confirmed to you by Dr. Mann, you will bring this form with you to registration (DO NOT MAIL).

https://osu.box.com/s/zmgekvsrf9gqiqfsdtmog4s1jfxiz191

Teachers, and/or certified/trained/self-taught welders: Please let us know if you have INTEREST in serving as an instructor at one of these workshops.

Participants need to bring or wear industrial-quality eye protection, long sleeve shirt, long pants (100% cotton pants such as jeans are best, NO cotton/ poly bend such as athletic pants), and high-top foot protection (No open-toe shoes, sandals, etc.).

Please contact Dewey Mann mann.309@osu.edu with questions.

Ohio 4-H Dog Expo

Ohio 4-H Dog Expo, April 27, Clark County Fairgrounds

Registration postmark deadline: April 15

www.go.osu.edu/calendardogs

What is Ohio 4-H Dog Expo? Dog Expo is an opportunity for 4-H members (AND their dogs) to learn skills to help them be more successful with their 4-H dog projects. Teamwork between the 4-H member and their dog is emphasized throughout the sessions. Dog Expo is open to all 4-H dog project members and their dogs, whether this is their first year or they have been taking dogs for several years. Experienced 4-H dog volunteers and resource people will be present to help 4-H members. Dog project members are welcome to attend at no cost if they are not bringing a dog. Dog advisors are welcome to attend without dogs at no cost.

When is Ohio 4-H Dog Expo? Dog Expo will be on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am-2:30pm.

Where will Ohio 4-H Dog Expo be held? Dog Expo will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, OH 45505. There will be several buildings devoted to the different sessions. Registration will be in the Youth Building.

What is the cost? 4-H’ers can come for half a day or all day. It will cost each 4-H’er $10.00 to participate for half a day, and $20.00 to participate for a full day’s worth of sessions with their dogs. You MUST pre-register. There are NO same-day registrations. We will NOT accept walk-ins. ONLY the 4-H member may bring their dog. Puppies under 6 months old are not allowed. Other dogs are not permitted on the grounds. Advisors can attend for free, as well as parents and siblings. Advisors and 4-H members attending without dogs need not pre-register.

When is Registration due? Registrations must be postmarked by Monday, April 15. You must send your money along with the registration form to the address at the bottom of the form. You can download the information and registration form at www.go.osu.edu/calendardogs by clicking on the link corresponding to the April 15 and April 27 dates.

Who should I contact? For general questions, please contact either Lucinda Miller, Extension Specialist, 4-H, at miller.78@osu.edu, 614.292.7453, or Jennifer Newell, State 4-H Dog Advisory Committee at NewellFarmJenn@gmail.com. Registrations must be sent to Jennifer Newell (address on registration form) by the postmark deadline.

2019 Overnight Camps with Ohio 4-H

Two overnight camps are happening this summer at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. 4-H Camp Tech is from June 5-7 for youth entering grades 6, 7 and 8. You’ll explore all things tech-y from programming with Google to virtual reality to robotics and more! Details at http://go.osu.edu/CampTech.

You can also learn about life in another culture and learn about making a difference at 4-H Global AgriCULTURE Camp, from June 10-14. Youth entering grades 8, 9 and 10 will spend three days at OSU discovering how agriculture can impact global food issues, then travel to Howell, Michigan for an overnight experience at the Heifer Global Village. Find out more at http://go.osu.edu/GACamp.

2019 Officer Training School

Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm.

NEW LOCATION: Heath High School, 300 Licking View Drive, Heath, Ohio.

4-H Officer Training School will assist in preparing club officers to fulfill their responsibilities as club officers through providing instruction and helpful resource materials. Officers will have an opportunity to actively participate in sessions and ask any questions they may have about their roles and responsibilities.

The 4-H Family Orientation will be beneficial for those 4-H parents who wish to learn more about opportunities available through the 4-H program and how they as parents can effectively support their children as they enjoy all 4-H has to offer.

*** No registration is necessary ***
Prizes offered to the 4-H clubs with greatest number of members in attendance!