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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
THE OHIO JUNIOR SWINE DAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020
The OSU Junior Swine Day will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at both OSU Columbus and Wooster. Both programs will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm that day. Cost is $15 per person and all participants must be registered online by March 20, 2020 in order to attend. No registrations will be accepted the day of the event. Space is limited, so please register early. There will be a Quality Assurance training as part of this program. For more information, or to register, please visit: go.osu.edu/OSUJRSDay.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.