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Mid-May 4-H SUMMER News

In this issue:

  • 2022 4-H Calendar & Upcoming Events
  • Fair Entries – Due June 1
  • Livestock Skillathon Sign Ups & Info – Due June 15
  • 4-H Demonstration Day – June 15
  • 4-H Project Guidelines
  • 4-H Cloverbud Camp
  • Fair Related Awards and Opportunities – Outstanding Exhibitor, Royalty and Ambassadors
  • Scholarship Reminders
  • Fair Reminders – Fair Book and Schedule Available.
  • Jr. Fair Sale Reminders
  • State Opportunities

2022 4-H Calendar – Mark Dates NOW!

The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW!(Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.)

    • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due (see links below!)
    • June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
    • June 15 – Demonstration Contest Day
    • June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    • July 9-16 – Madison County Fair

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added. Check back regularly for updates.

Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar Available at the link above! 

*Fair schedule for 2022 posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule

May 19 – Broiler Chick Pick Up – 2:00-5:00pm

May 19 – RABBIT: Deadline to register/submit pictures of market rabbit meat pen litters (send to losterlo@yahoo.com)

May 27 – Cloverbud Camp Registration Due

May 30 – Office Closed, Memorial Day

June 1 – Fair Entries due

June 4-8 – 4-H Camp


COUNTY UPDATES


Fair Entries – Due June 1 for ALL PROJECTS!

If you plan to exhibit your animal or special interest project at the Madison County Fair this year, you must submit a Jr. Fair entry at the link below by Wednesday, June 1!

  • *You must complete all requirements AND be a member in good standing to exhibit at the fair. This means completing Quality Assurance, Skillathon, other project requirements, club requirements, and following the 4-H Member Code of Conduct

The direct link to submit entries is: http://madisoncounty.fairentry.com/ All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on June 1, 2022. Be sure to submit for your class AND showmanship!

  • *4-H Members MUST sign in through their 4-H online account (big green button!). If you forget your password or need assistance, contact the extension office or reset your password through 4-H Online directly. (FFA only and open class only people will need to make a fair entry account to register. If you show through both, you will sign in through Fair Entry ONLY!)
  • Need help? Check out this Fair Entry Tip Sheet to help walk you through making a fair entry.
  • Be sure to review the Fair Schedule and the Jr. Fair Rule Book.
  • Jr. Fair Sale: Remember to review the Jr. Fair Sale tipes available here:  Jr. Fair Sale Information Contact the Madison County Sales Committee at madisoncountysalescommittee@gmail.com with any questions.

**Open Class & Camping Registration: Open class entries are on a DIFFERENT LINK. Visit http://MADISON-REGISTRATION.fairentry.com to register for open class AND fair camping!

If you have questions about fair or need additional assistance, contact the Jr. Fair Coordinators at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com!


Livestock Skillathon – Sign Up by June 15 & Study Guides!

Skillathon takes place on June 21st and 29th. Families will sign up for times for youth needing to complete skillathon. Livestock Skillathons are required for the following projects in order to exhibit at the county fair: Beef, Dairy, Alpaca, Dog, Equine, Goat, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbit, and Swine Projects.

SIGN UP FOR SKILLATHONS BY JUNE 15 at: twww.go.osu.edu/madcoskillathon 

Click here for a document describing how skillathon works, how to sign up, and more!: 2022 Livestock Skillathon Information and Sign Up

Study guides, skillathon format, practice skillathons, etc. are also available at the above link.

**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Parents, advisors, community members, alumni are all welcome to assist with skillathons! The more volunteers, the smoother each evening can run! Please call the Extension Office at 740-852-0975 or email foos.61@osu.edu if you are interested. Food will be offered to volunteers both evenings!


4-H Demonstration Day!

Join us for the 4-H Demonstration Day on Wednesday, June 15, starting at 10am to practice your public speaking skills and get a chance to compete for cash and awards, and represent Madison County at the State Fair Communication Day!

Register by June 10th at www.go.osu.edu/madcodemoday

Click here for Demonstration Contest Rules and Information

Classes:

  • 1. Junior: ages 8-10, no computer technology permitted
  • 2. Junior teams: ages 8-10, no computer technology permitted
  • 3. Intermediate: ages 11-13, with/without computer technology
  • 4. Intermediate teams: 11-13, with/without computer technology
  • 5. Senior: ages 14 and up, with/without computer technology
  • 6. Senior teams: ages 14 and up, with/without computer technology
  • Cloverbud: ages 5-8 pledge or demonstration
  • Cloverbudteam: ages 5-8 pledge or demonstration

Awards:

  • Overall in Each Class:
    • 1st Prize $50 and trophy
    • 2nd Prize $40
    • 3rd Prize $20
  • Cloverbudswill be awarded for participation
  • 1st place winners will be selected to represent Madison County at The Ohio State Fair Communication Day. Classes 1-6 will go to the State Fair on Thursday, August 4. Some State rules are different than Madison County rules.

4-H Project Guidelines & Other Information

As you begin to work on your projects for 2022, check out some of our resources available! We have a project guidelines document that outlines every 4-H project and the basic requirements available at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection 

For SPECIAL INTEREST PROJECTS, you can find additional resources, judging information, clinics, etc. at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection/special-interest

For LIVESTOCK PROJECTS, you can find the project resources, fair information, clinics, skillathon information, and more at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection/livestock-project 

Animal Specific Information

Emails were sent to all families in early April will all details pertaining to your animal project. See below for a link to view that email message. Please review for details of what is required of your project!

**Click here for a quick synopsis of Livestock requirements for each species: Livestock Project Information 2022

Project Books – Purchase the 4-H Project Record Book for your species/project and the Resource Handbook if applicable (available in our office for purchase or online at www.extensionpubs.osu.edu) (Livestock projects must purchase the 4-H project book for their first year)

  • 2nd year livestock and beyond: (not equine, alpaca, dogs, or small animals) – utilize project book AND add record via the printable Livestock Project Record Book (will be checked for skillathon). You can print at home or pick up from our office for FREE

4-H Cloverbud Day Camp!

Cloverbud Day Camp – June 24, 2022!

Theme: Fantastic Five – Exploring Our Senses!

Registration online available at: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8B1hIs1iLE0bgiy 

In order to complete registration, complete online registration form and payment by May 27th. Camper health form & COVID Acknowledgement statement are due back to our office by June 3. Camp will be limited to the first 40 Cloverbuds to register.

Cost: $40/CamperPayment accepted: Credit Card (will be redirected to credit card payment automatically from registration). Checks can be accepted is necessary, but credit card payment is preferred.

2022 CLOVERBUD CAMP REGISTRATION MATERIALS


Awards and Opportunities – Outstanding Exhibitor and Jr. Fair Royalty

Outstanding Exhibitor Applications (All due June 15)

These are a great way to be recognized for your hardwork in your species! Fill out the form and turn into the Extension Office by June 15!

Apply for Madison County Jr. Fair Royalty or Ambassadors by June 15 at https://madison.osu.edu/fairroyalty

Represent the Madison County Fair in your species or department or as royalty! Applications are due June 15. Follow the link above for more details on requirements and dates and deadlines!

 

 

 

Jr. Fair Miscellaneous Contests

  • Secretary Book Form (Due June 15)
  • Reporter Book Form (Dune June 15)
  • Talent Contest (Occurs Sunday of Fair Week during royalty contest)
  • Note:   There is no pre-entry form for the following contest (see fair book for rules):
    • Cake Decorating (Wednesday of Fair Week)
    • Club Barn Decorating Contest
    • Club Flower Bed Contest (sponsored by the Master Gardeners)
    • Thank Your Buyer Poster Contest
    • Aglympics
    • Hay Bale Decorating contest

County Level Scholarship Opportunities

  • Green Range 4-H Club Livestock Scholarship – Due July 1
  • Bob Clawson Poultry Scholarship – Due June 15

COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES


Fair Entries – Due June 1

If you plan to exhibit your animal or special interest project at the Madison County Fair this year, you must submit a Jr. Fair entry at the link below by Wednesday, June 1!

  • *You must complete all requirements AND be a member in good standing to exhibit at the fair. This means completing Quality Assurance, Skillathon, other project requirements, club requirements, and following the 4-H Member Code of Conduct

The direct link to submit entries is: http://madisoncounty.fairentry.com/ All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on June 1, 2022. Be sure to submit for your class AND showmanship!

  • *4-H Members MUST sign in through their 4-H online account (big green button!). If you forget your password or need assistance, contact the extension office or reset your password through 4-H Online directly. (FFA only and open class only people will need to make a fair entry account to register. If you show through both, you will sign in through Fair Entry ONLY!)
  • Need help? Check out this Fair Entry Tip Sheet to help walk you through making a fair entry.
  • Be sure to review the Fair Schedule and the Jr. Fair Rule Book.
  • Jr. Fair Sale: Remember to review the Jr. Fair Sale tipes available here:  Jr. Fair Sale Information Contact the Madison County Sales Committee at madisoncountysalescommittee@gmail.com with any questions.

**Open Class & Camping Registration: Open class entries are on a DIFFERENT LINK. Visit http://MADISON-REGISTRATION.fairentry.com to register for open class AND fair camping!

If you have questions about fair or need additional assistance, contact the Jr. Fair Coordinators at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com!


2022 Madison County Fair Schedule and Fair Book Available!

The 2022 Madison County Fair schedule and Fair Book is posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule.

Please review the schedule and your species guidelines!

Fair entry link will be live in a couple weeks!


Jr. Fair Sales Committee Update – FAQ’s!

Curious about how the sale will work this year? Check out this list of Frequently Asked Questions for the Jr. Fair Sale! 


STATE 4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Be sure to check Ohio4H.org for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!


Stay Connected! – ohio4h.org/stayconnected

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!

 


Ohio 4-H Capital Day – register for High School 4-H Members!

What is Ohio 4-H Capital Day?: This one-day event will give current high school students an opportunity to will join discussions covering current issues youth face, learn about advocacy, gain an understanding of the legislative process, and have the opportunity to meet with individuals involved with State Government.

When is Ohio 4-H Capital Day?: Join us in Columbus, our state capital, on Wednesday, June 15! Programming will begin at 9:00 AM and the day will conclude by 5:00 PM.

What is included in registration?: The day will include programming hosted at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, followed by a visit to the Ohio Statehouse, including a tour! Transportation for students will be provided from the 4-H Center to the Statehouse and back. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

How can I register?: Registration is open through June 6! The cost is $10.00 to attend, which can be paid via credit card or by check – see these details in the online registration. Visit go.osu.edu/4Hcapital to get signed up!

Who can I reach for questions?: Contact Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Older Youth Leadership Specialist at 614-292-3758 or Oberstadt.1@osu.edu.

Ohio 4-H Capitol Day Flyer


Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camps

Don’t miss out – registrations for the 2022 Ohio 4-H Junior (July 15-17) and Senior (July 24-29) Shooting Sports Education Camps help at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp are due June 15th!
Registration information can be found online at: https://go.osu.edu/ssedcamp. Payment is due at time of registration!

May Newsletter 2022

In this issue:

  • 2022 4-H Calendar & Upcoming Events
  • 4-H Project Guidelines and Other Information
  • 4-H Cloverbud Camp
  • Sheep, Goat, and Swine Tag In – Due May 7!
  • Animal Project Specific Information – PLEASE READ
  • Livestock Skillathon Reminder
  • Livestock Quality Assurance Dates and RSVP – Due May 15
  • Fair Related Awards and Opportunities – Outstanding Exhibitor, Royalty and Ambassadors
  • Scholarship Reminders
  • Fair Reminders – Fair Book and Schedule Available.
  • Fair Entries – Coming Soon! Due June 1
  • Jr. Fair Sale Reminders
  • State Opportunities

2022 4-H Calendar – Mark Dates NOW!

The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW!(Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.)

    • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
    • June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
    • June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    • July 9-16 – Madison County Fair

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added. Check back regularly for updates.

Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar Available at the link above! 

*Fair schedule for 2022 posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule

May 1 – All horse, alpaca, and dairy projects owned and leased and in possession of 4-H & FFA members with lease agreements submitted to the Extension office. All market project animals owned and/or in possession. 

May 5 – Livestock Quality Assurance (via Zoom) – 7:00-8:30pm -RSVP at go.osu.edu/madcoQA

May 7 – Sheep, Goat, and Swine Tags are due ONLINE ONLY (no in-person tag or collection)

May 7 – Rabbit Showmanship Clinic – 10am

May 12 – Livestock Quality Assurance (Coughlin Building) -6:30-8:00pm -RSVP at go.osu.edu/madcoQA

May 19 – Broiler Chick Pick Up – 2:00-5:00pm

May 19 – RABBIT: Deadline to register/submit pictures of market rabbit meat pen litters (send to losterlo@yahoo.com)

May 27 – Cloverbud Camp Registration Due

May 30 – Office Closed, Memorial Day

June 1 – Fair Entries due

June 4-8 – 4-H Camp


COUNTY UPDATES


4-H Project Guidelines & Other Information

As you begin to work on your projects for 2022, check out some of our resources available! We have a project guidelines document that outlines every 4-H project and the basic requirements available at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection 

For SPECIAL INTEREST PROJECTS, you can find additional resources, judging information, clinics, etc. at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection/special-interest

For LIVESTOCK PROJECTS, you can find the project resources, fair information, clinics, skillathon information, and more at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection/livestock-project 

Project Books – Purchase the 4-H Project Record Book for your species/project and the Resource Handbook if applicable (available in our office for purchase or online at www.extensionpubs.osu.edu) (Livestock projects must purchase the 4-H project book for their first year)

  • 2nd year livestock and beyond: (not equine, alpaca, dogs, or small animals) – utilize project book AND add record via the printable Livestock Project Record Book (will be checked for skillathon). You can print at home or pick up from our office for FREE

Fair Entries – Due June 1. Required if you want to exhibit your project at the fair. Watch for the link to be live around the first week of May here: FairEntry Link


4-H Cloverbud Day Camp!

Overnight camp is full!

Cloverbud Day Camp – June 24, 2022!

Theme: Fantastic Five – Exploring Our Senses!

Registration online available at: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8B1hIs1iLE0bgiy 

In order to complete registration, complete online registration form and payment by May 27th. Camper health form & COVID Acknowledgement statement are due back to our office by June 3. Camp will be limited to the first 40 Cloverbuds to register.

Cost: $40/CamperPayment accepted: Credit Card (will be redirected to credit card payment automatically from registration). Checks can be accepted is necessary, but credit card payment is preferred.

 

 

2022 CLOVERBUD CAMP REGISTRATION MATERIALS


Market and Breeding Sheep & Goats – Tag In ONLINE – May 7

Submit your tag at www.go.osu.edu/madcosheepgoat. See below for direct links for breeding and market lambs and goats.

*There is NO in-person tag or weigh in! Physicaly tags for market animals will be available for pick up in the Extension Office to tag prior to fair on your own. A list of taggers will also be available if you cannot do it yourself.

4-H and FFA members must submit pictures of each animal that they wish to take as a project and be eligible, upon project completion, to exhibit at the Madison County Fair.  Animals must be in the member’s possession by May 1.  The identification form for sheep, goats, and swine must be submitted by 11:59pm on May 7. This form must include the information for EACH animal the member would like to identify.
This form registers your animal as a part of your project only.  You must also enter your animals for the fair using the online Fair Entry system by June 1.

Items you will need:
– Scrapies tag number for each animal
– Photo of scrapies tag for each animal
– Profile photo of each animal

Sheep

Goat


Swine Ear Notch & Photos Due May 7

Submit your tag at www.go.osu.edu/madcoswine. See below for direct links for Swine

All swine exhibitors must submit ear notches and headshot photo by May 7 to the Extension Office

Ear Notch forms and additional info can be found here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/swine-projects.

4-H and FFA members must submit pictures of each animal that they wish to take as a project and be eligible, upon project completion, to exhibit at the Madison County Fair.  Animals must be in the member’s possession by May 1.  The identification form must be submitted by 11:59pm on May 7.  Swine members may identify up to 6 market pigs.  Only 4 market pigs may be exhibited at the Madison County Fair.  This form must include the information for EACH pig the member would like to identify.

This form registers your swine as a part of your project only.  You must also enter your swine for the fair using the online Fair Entry system by June 1.

Swine Tag & Identification form: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6SeKXh1NjIZMIe2 

  • What you need:
    • Ear Notch number
    • Head picture showing ear notches clearly
    • Profile picture showing colors and markings of hog

Rabbit Updates  – Market Pen Photo Submissions

**NEW THIS YEAR: All market rabbit meat pen exhibitors must submit photos of brood doe and litters before the June 1 deadline (see details below)

  • April 14 – Deadline to register/submit pictures of brood doe for market rabbit meat pens (send to losterlo@yahoo.com)
  • May 19 – Deadline to register/submit pictures of market rabbit meat pen litters (send to losterlo@yahoo.com)

Rabbit Guidelines can be found at: https://madison.osu.edu/sites/madison/files/imce/Fair/2022/2022%20Rabbit%20Guidelines.pdf

 


Animal Specific Information

Emails were sent to all families in early April will all details pertaining to your animal project. See below for a link to view that email message. Please review for details of what is required of your project!

**Click here for a quick synopsis of Livestock requirements for each species: Livestock Project Information 2022

 

 


Livestock Skillathon – Study Guides Available

Skillathon takes place on June 21st and 29th. Families will receive assigned times for youth needing to complete skillathon. Livestock Skillathons are required for the following projects in order to exhibit at the county fair: Beef, Dairy, Alpaca, Dog, Equine, Goat, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbit, and Swine Projects.

Visit www.go.osu.edu/madcoskillathon for information such study guides, skillathon format, practice skillathons, etc.: Skillathon Resources  

 

 


Livestock Quality Assurance

To be eligible for participation in the Madison County Junior Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Quality Assurance Education Programs. The deadline to complete QA Education for the Madison County Fair is May 15, 2022. Parent participation is required for exhibitors under 16 or first year exhibitors.

4-H & FFA Members in these projects must attend Quality Assurance Education:  All Dairy Cattle, Market & Dairy Goats, Breeding Goats, Market, Breeding, Pet Rabbits, Beef (Mkt. Steers, Beef Feeders, Breeding Beef), Dairy Feeder Calves, Market and Breeding Swine, Breeding and Market Sheep, all Market and Fancy poultry. Horses, Dogs, Alpacas, Cats, and Cavies do not need to complete QA training.

Session options are listed below. Mark your calendar to attend ONE! Sign ups are available NOW at www.go.osu.edu/MadCoQA

  • May 5th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 12th, 6:30-8:30pm – Coughlin Building

If you cannot attend the above dates, there are options for an online QA through YQCA. Contact the extension office for details. It does cost roughly $12 to complete. You can also reach out to surrounding counties to complete this.


Awards and Opportunities – Outstanding Exhibitor and Jr. Fair Royalty

Outstanding Exhibitor Applications (All due June 15)

These are a great way to be recognized for your hardwork in your species! Fill out the form and turn into the Extension Office by June 15!

Apply for Madison County Jr. Fair Royalty or Ambassadors by June 15 at https://madison.osu.edu/fairroyalty

Represent the Madison County Fair in your species or department or as royalty! Applications are due June 15. Follow the link above for more details on requirements and dates and deadlines!

 

 

 


County Level Scholarship Opportunities

  • Green Range 4-H Club Livestock Scholarship – Due July 1
  • Bob Clawson Poultry Scholarship – Due June 15

Craft Show – May 14 – 4-H Tack Sale Opportunity

4-H members with extra show supplies and tack can sell their items at the Craft Show at the fairgrounds on May 14 from 10:00am-4:00pm. If you would like to just donate items, all proceeds made from sale will be used for small animal barn improvements.

If you would like to keep profit, there is a $10 vendor fee and you must stay at the Craft Show to collect your monies.

Questions? Contact Judy Gallimore at 740-506-4025.


COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES


2022 Madison County Fair Schedule and Fair Book Available!

The 2022 Madison County Fair schedule and Fair Book is posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule.

Please review the schedule and your species guidelines!

Fair entry link will be live in a couple weeks!


Jr. Fair Sales Committee Update – FAQ’s!

Curious about how the sale will work this year? Check out this list of Frequently Asked Questions for the Jr. Fair Sale! 


Livestock Committee Members Needed!

We want YOU to consider joining the Small Animal or Large animal committees, or Horse Committee!  This is a great opportunity to get involved to help make the Jr. Fair programs great!

Contact the Jr. Fair Coordinator at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for meeting dates.

The 3 Committees are:

  • Equine Committee (has been in place for several years, If interested, contact Colleen Martin at stephighatlfs@aol.com for information on meetings times, dates, etc.)
  • Small Animal/Specialty: includes rabbit, poultry, dog, alpaca, and small animal
  • Large Animal Committee: Includes beef, dairy, swine, goat, and sheep!

Responsibilities of these committees will include:

  • Species specific rule recommendations to JFB (timely and accurate oversight and revisions)
  • Judge recommendations
  • Develop and maintain volunteers
  • Fundraising/Budget
  • Fair format/show bill/arena and facility set up
  • Assist extension office with skillathons

STATE 4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Be sure to check Ohio4H.org for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!


Stay Connected! – ohio4h.org/stayconnected

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!

April 4-H Newsletter

In this issue:

  • 4-H Project Guidelines and Other Information
  • 4-H Camp Registration Coming Soon & Pizza Kit Fundraiser
  • Market Broiler Orders due April 22 & Other Poultry Information
  • Livestock Skillathon Reminder
  • Livestock Quality Assurance Dates and RSVP
  • 2022 4-H Calendar
  • Club Officer Resources
  • County Scholarships Available
  • Upcoming dates
  • Fair Reminders – Fair Book and Schedule Available
  • Jr. Fair Sale Reminders
  • Livestock Specific Updates
  • State Opportunities

COUNTY UPDATES


4-H Project Guidelines & Other Information

As you begin to work on your projects for 2022, check out some of our resources available! We have a project guidelines document that outlines every 4-H project and the basic requirements available at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection 

For SPECIAL INTEREST PROJECTS, you can find additional resources, judging information, clinics, etc. at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection/special-interest

For LIVESTOCK PROJECTS, you can find the project resources, fair information, clinics, skillathon information, and more at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection/livestock-project 

Project Books – Purchase the 4-H Project Record Book for your species/project and the Resource Handbook if applicable (available in our office for purchase or online at www.extensionpubs.osu.edu) (Livestock projects must purchase the 4-H project book for their first year)

  • 2nd year livestock and beyond: (not equine, alpaca, dogs, or small animals) – utilize project book AND add record via the printable Livestock Project Record Book (will be checked for skillathon). You can print at home or pick up from our office for FREE

Fair Entries – Due June 1. Required if you want to exhibit your project at the fair. Watch for the link to be live around the first week of May here: FairEntry Link


4-H Camp Registration Coming Soon & Pizza Kit Fundraiser!

Join us for 4-H Camp, June 4-8, 2022 at 4-H Camp Clifton! Cost is $230 for 4-H members and $250 for non 4-H members. Registration will be available online starting next week! Spots are first come, first serve!

For information on camp, visit go.osu.edu/madco4hcamp for the camper information letter, scholarships available, etc.

The Little Caesars Pizza Kit fundraiser is also available now! Click here to start an account and sell pizza! Every kit sold gives you direct profit off of your camp fee!

Sellers: To get started follow this link to create your very own Seller page (click “create a new account”): https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/login/join-fundraiser/92e238d9-80cd-4c0d-88a8-7f47805752d6.

  • You can customize your page, upload a video, create an avatar, and watch how many pizza kits you’ve sold. You’ll get your own special link to send to your friends and family so they can buy delicious pizza kits and support our fundraiser. Pizza Kits will be delivered directly to their home by FedEx, so send the link to your out of state family and friends, too. You can even post your Seller link on your social media pages.
  • Every kit we sell earns $6 profit, which goes directly to the seller’s camp registration fee! Don’t forget to buy some for yourself!

Buyers: If you are not a seller, and wish to purchase a kit, contact our office to either get hooked up with a seller, or purchase through out county page here: https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/fundraisers/support/84a296c4-c685-46c0-8ee2-01731e3659d9 


Market Broiler Orders & Other Poultry Information – Due April 22

Market Broiler Orders: All Market Chickens must be purchased from our county order. Orders and payment are due April 22. Order your birds here: Broiler Order Form. Birds are $2.00/bird. You should order at least 6 for your project. Payment can be made via check or cash to OSU Extension and dropped off or mailed to our office. Pick up will be Thursday, May 19 from 2-5pm at the fairgrounds.

Backyard Poultry Biosecurity Session for Youth and Adults – April 5th

Thanks to Tim McDermott, Ohio 4-H is pleased to offer Backyard Poultry Biosecurity

  • With concerns are around HPAI and poultry rising, especially as we approach fair season, good biosecurity practices are very important! Learn about health risk and biosecurity practices specific to poultry projects with Dr. Tim McDermott! Youth and adults are welcome to join us on April 5th from 5:30-7:00pm on Zoom (Zoom link and details below).
  • Join Zoom Meeting: https://osu.zoom.us/j/97510455262?pwd=K0tmUjM3eDF6S25RNXlMNTBzR2pkUT09
  • Meeting ID: 975 1045 5262; Password: 730686
  • One tap mobile: +16468769923,,97510455262#,,,,0#,,730686# US (New York)

Avian Influenza & Biosecurity! – Avian influenza has been found in wild birds in Ohio. Please keep your poultry safe by keeping them away from areas wild fowl feed. This currently does not pose a risk to humans but do not handle any dead birds you may find. You can learn more at: https://ohiodnr.gov/…/wildli…/wildlife-disease/avian-flu

Pullorum Testing – June 12, 1-3: Pullorum testing is required for poultry that do not have the NPIP paperwork from the hatchery (market chickens are not tested). Check with the hatchery where you get your birds to see if they already have this done. More info for the testing date will be sent out closer to. Individuals can also set up their own testing with a certified individual.


Livestock Skillathon

Skillathon takes place on June 21st and 29th. Families will receive assigned times for youth needing to complete skillathon. Livestock Skillathons are required for the following projects in order to exhibit at the county fair: Beef, Dairy, Alpaca, Dog, Equine, Goat, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbit, and Swine Projects.

Visit this link for information such study guides (2022 coming mid-April), skillathon format, practice skillathons, etc.: Skillathon Resources  

 

 


Livestock Quality Assurance

To be eligible for participation in the Madison County Junior Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Quality Assurance Education Programs. The deadline to complete QA Education for the Madison County Fair is May 15, 2022. Parent participation is required for exhibitors under 16 or first year exhibitors.

4-H & FFA Members in these projects must attend Quality Assurance Education:  All Dairy Cattle, Market & Dairy Goats, Breeding Goats, Market, Breeding, Pet Rabbits, Beef (Mkt. Steers, Beef Feeders, Breeding Beef), Dairy Feeder Calves, Market and Breeding Swine, Breeding and Market Sheep, all Market and Fancy poultry. Horses, Dogs, Alpacas, Cats, and Cavies do not need to complete QA training.

Session options are listed below. Mark your calendar to attend ONE! Sign ups are available NOW at www.go.osu.edu/MadCoQA

  • *April 18, 6:00-8:00pm – Becks Hybrids (Rabbit Project Specific)
  • *April 20th, 6:30-8:30pm – Becks Hybrids (For NEW MEMBERS ONLY – 1st-3rd year members just getting started on their projects!)
  • April 28th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 5th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 12th, 6:30-8:30pm – Coughlin Building

If you cannot attend the above dates, there are options for an online QA through YQCA. Contact the extension office for details. It does cost roughly $12 to complete. You can also reach out to surrounding counties to complete this.


2022 4-H Calendar – Mark Dates NOW!

The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW!(Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.)

    • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
    • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
    • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
    • June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
    • June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    • July 9-16 – Madison County Fair

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added. Check back regularly for updates.


Newly elected club officers? Have some resources!

Officer Training Resources: Visit https://ohio4h.org/officerresources for some brand new officer training resources! We were excited to add these new resources under the “Officer Resources” tab. These resources are quick guides that offer information on the importance of campaigning for club offices, officer position descriptions, and tips for holding elections.


County Level Scholarship Opportunities

  • Madison County 4-H Scholarship – April 30th
    •  The Madison County 4-H Advisory Committee sponsors two -$500.00 and four-  $250.00 scholarships.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Madison County 4-H program and must be high school seniors or college freshman.
    • This scholarship application is due April 30th to the Extension Office or emailed to foos.61@osu.edu
    • Click here for a Fillable PDF  or  Word file of the application.
  • 4-H Trip Scholarships
    • There are many opportunities available to youth outside of our county programs! The Madison County 4-H Committee sponsors trips for our youth to help them gain leadership skills and represent our county! Trips include: State Leadership Camp, Shooting Sports camps, Citizenship Washington Focus (trip to D.C.), and many more
    • Applications ASAP for early registrations (CWF, Buckeye Leadership Workshop, etc.) or 6 weeks in advance of registration for event.
    • Download the application here! Opportunities are available for 4-H youth of all ages!

Craft Show – May 14 – 4-H Tack Sale Opportunity

4-H members with extra show supplies and tack can sell their items at the Craft Show at the fairgrounds on May 14 from 10:00am-4:00pm. If you would like to just donate items, all proceeds made from sale will be used for small animal barn improvements.

If you would like to keep profit, there is a $10 vendor fee and you must stay at the Craft Show to collect your monies.

Questions? Contact Judy Gallimore at 740-506-4025.


Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar Available at the link above! 

*Fair schedule for 2022 posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule

April 1 – 4-H Dog Project owned and in possession

April 14 – Deadline to submit picture of brood doe for Market Rabbit Meat Pens (send photo to losterlo@yahoo.com)

April 18 – Rabbit Quality Assurance – 6:30-8:30pm – Becks Hybrids – RSVP at go.osu.edu/madcoQA

April 22 – Poultry Orders Due – Market Broiler Projects

April 20 – Livestock Quality Assurance (1st-3rd Year Members) – 6:30-8:30pm – Becks Hybrids – RSVP at go.osu.edu/madcoQA

April 30th – 4-H Committee Scholarship Applications Due

May 1 – All horse, alpaca, and dairy projects owned and leased and in possession of 4-H & FFA members with lease agreements submitted to the Extension office. All market project animals owned and/or in possession. 


COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES


2022 Madison County Fair Schedule and Fair Book Available!

The 2022 Madison County Fair schedule and Fair Book is posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule.

Please review the schedule and your species guidelines!


Jr. Fair Sales Committee Update

Curious about how the sale will work this year? Check out this list of Frequently Asked Questions for the Jr. Fair Sale! 


Rabbit Updates  – Market Pen Photo Submissions

**NEW THIS YEAR: All market rabbit meat pen exhibitors must submit photos of brood doe and litters before the June 1 deadline (see details below)

  • April 14 – Deadline to register/submit pictures of brood doe for market rabbit meat pens (send to losterlo@yahoo.com)
  • May 19 – Deadline to register/submit pictures of market rabbit meat pen litters (send to losterlo@yahoo.com)

Rabbit Guidelines can be found at: https://madison.osu.edu/sites/madison/files/imce/Fair/2022/2022%20Rabbit%20Guidelines.pdf


Sheep & Goats – Tag In/Weigh In – May 7

Watch for more details on how to submit tags for 2022 for sheep and goats!

Swine Ear Notch & Photos Due May 1 PLUS Fair Change!

All swine exhibitors must submit ear notches and headshot photo by May 7 to the Extension Office

Ear Notch forms and additional info can be found here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/swine-projects.

NEW: You may tag up to six hogs, but you can only exhibit FOUR hogs at the 2022 Madison County Fair

 


Dog Vaccine and Licensure info due May 1

Dog Vaccine and Licensure Forms: All 4-H dog projects must be in possession by April 1. Dog ID and Vaccine Form and Copy of Dog License (from County) are due by May 1 to the OSU Extension Office or Jenny will be available at the fairgrounds May 1 to drop them off. Contact Jenny Sweet, Dog Key Leader, with any questions at 740-506-3357.

Dog Clinics: Watch for more information to be sent soon for a few dates for dog clinics to practice for show.  Additional Dog Resources are available at https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/animal-sciences/dog/dog-resources

 


Livestock Committee Members Needed!

We want YOU to consider joining the Small Animal or Large animal committees, or Horse Committee!  This is a great opportunity to get involved to help make the Jr. Fair programs great!

Contact the Jr. Fair Coordinator at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for meeting dates.

The 3 Committees are:

  • Equine Committee (has been in place for several years, If interested, contact Colleen Martin at stephighatlfs@aol.com for information on meetings times, dates, etc.)
  • Small Animal/Specialty: includes rabbit, poultry, dog, alpaca, and small animal
  • Large Animal Committee: Includes beef, dairy, swine, goat, and sheep!

Responsibilities of these committees will include:

  • Species specific rule recommendations to JFB (timely and accurate oversight and revisions)
  • Judge recommendations
  • Develop and maintain volunteers
  • Fundraising/Budget
  • Fair format/show bill/arena and facility set up
  • Assist extension office with skillathons

STATE 4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Be sure to check Ohio4H.org for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!


Stay Connected! – ohio4h.org/stayconnected

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!

Pizza for Camp!

It’s pizza time! Starting April 1 through May 1, we’re selling Pizza Kits to raise money for 4-H camper registration fees! To reach our goal and be successful, we need everyone’s help. It’s super easy to join the fun! Our fundraiser closes on May 1.

Sellers: To get started follow this link to create your very own Seller page (click “create a new account”): https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/login/join-fundraiser/92e238d9-80cd-4c0d-88a8-7f47805752d6.

  • You can customize your page, upload a video, create an avatar, and watch how many pizza kits you’ve sold. You’ll get your own special link to send to your friends and family so they can buy delicious pizza kits and support our fundraiser. Pizza Kits will be delivered directly to their home by FedEx, so send the link to your out of state family and friends, too. You can even post your Seller link on your social media pages.
  • Every kit we sell earns $6 profit, which goes directly to the seller’s camp registration fee! Don’t forget to buy some for yourself!

Buyers: If you are not a seller, and wish to purchase a kit, contact our office to either get hooked up with a seller, or purchase through out county page here: https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/fundraisers/support/84a296c4-c685-46c0-8ee2-01731e3659d9 

If you have any questions about how to participate this year, please contact the Extension office at 740-852-0975 or foos.61@osu.edu.

*For camp registration information, visit go.osu.edu/madco4hcamp. We will reimburse your camp payment based off the amount you sell!

County Conservation Club Meeting Minutes – 3.20.2022

County Conservation Club Meeting 3.20.2022

Written by Edison Feliks, News Reporter

The County Conservation Club met on March 20th, 2022, at the Gwynne Conservation Cabin.  Luke Hensley called the meeting to order, and Justin Jackman led the pledges.  Officers were elected during the meeting.  Our 2022 officers include President – Sophia Hensley, Vice President – Gus Feliks, Secretary – Rachel Jackman, Treasurer – Ben Entzminger, News Reporter – Edison Feliks, Flag Bearer – Hope Morris, Health and Safety Officer – Justin Jackman, Historian – Lucas Hensley, Recreation Leader – Adeline Thompson, and Snack Coordinator – Laith Terry.  All officers were encouraged to register and attend the April 6th statewide virtual officers training.  Register  at https://go.osu.edu/officer by March 30th.  The club voted to have a fundraising committee and a community service committee.  The meeting was adjourned, and the members enjoyed snacks from the Hensley family while watching Gus Feliks complete a presentation on the History of Archery.  Our next meeting will be April 3rd.

Gus Feliks providing a presentation on the History of Archery

March 4-H Newsletter 2022

In this issue:

  • Madison County 4-H Week
  • 4-H Online Re-Enrollment
  • Livestock Quality Assurance Dates and RSVP
  • 2022 4-H Calendar
  • 4-H Family Guide 2022/Projects
  • Dog project clinic
  • Club Officer Resources
  • County Scholarships Available
  • Upcoming dates
  • Fair Reminders – Livestock Committee
  • State Opportunities

COUNTY UPDATES


Madison County 4-H Week – March 6-12 – Fuel your curiosity in 4-H!

Join us on social media while we celebrate Madison County 4-H Week!

  • Monday – comment your favorite 4-H project!
  • Tuesday – Post your favorite camp memory or photo!
  • Wednesday – Tag your favorite 4-H volunteer!
  • Thursday – Tag a 4-H alumni member to share their story of 4-H!
  • Friday – Talk about your favorite community service project
  • Saturday – Tag someone that should join 4-H!

The more participation = more entries to win a cool 4-H prize at the end of the week!

 

4-H Club Window Display Contest

Clubs have the opportunity to locate a local business and decorate their window/space for 4-H week! You can find details on the contest here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4-H Online Enrollment – March 15

You are now available to enroll your family for 2022! Visit oh.4honline.com and log in your same email and password that you used before. If you forgot your password/email, contact our office – DO NOT create a new account unless you are a NEW family to 4-H!

Click here for instructions and a help sheet with screenshots to help you enroll. If you have any issues, do not hesitate to call our office or email Frances at foos.61@osu.edu.

If you need additional help or assistance in our office and want to set up an appointment, call our office or contact Frances directly.

Looking for a new/fresh project for this year? You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at www.projectcentral.ohio4h.org! You can can visit go.osu.edu/mc4hspark where you will find videos from key leaders, livestock committee members, and other volunteers describing various project areas, what you need, what you learn, etc. There will also be videos from our own 4-H members that have done really well in certain project areas sharing their insight!


Livestock Quality Assurance

To be eligible for participation in the Madison County Junior Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Quality Assurance Education Programs. The deadline to complete QA Education for the Madison County Fair is May 15, 2022. Parent participation is required for exhibitors under 16 or first year exhibitors.

4-H & FFA Members in these projects must attend Quality Assurance Education:  All Dairy Cattle, Market & Dairy Goats, Breeding Goats, Market & Breeding Rabbits, Beef (Mkt. Steers, Beef Feeders, Breeding Beef), Dairy Feeder Calves, Market and Breeding Swine, Breeding and Market Sheep, all Market and Fancy poultry. Horses, Dogs, Alpacas, Cats, Cavies, and Pet Rabbits do not need to complete QA training.

Session options are listed below. Mark your calendar to attend ONE! Sign ups are available NOW at www.go.osu.edu/MadCoQA

  • March 21, 6:30-8:30 – Della Selsor Building
  • March 31st, 6:00-8:00pm – Tolles Tech (Hosted by ASE Feeds – RSVP through their website)
  • *April 18, 6:00-8:00pm – Becks Hybrids (Rabbit Project Specific)
  • *April 20th, 6:30-8:30pm – Becks Hybrids (For NEW MEMBERS ONLY – 1st-3rd year members just getting started on their projects!)
  • April 28th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 5th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 12th, 6:30-8:30pm – Coughlin Building

If you cannot attend the above dates, there are options for an online QA through YQCA. Contact the extension office for details. It does cost roughly $12 to complete. You can also reach out to surrounding counties to complete this.


2022 4-H Calendar Available NOW!

The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW! (Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.)

    • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
    • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
    • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
    • June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
    • June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    • July 9-16 – Madison County Fair

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added. Check back regularly for updates.

 


Dog Project Info Clinic – March 7 at 7pm – Della Selsor Building

Interested in taking a dog project this year through 4-H? Attend the Dog Informational Clinic! There will be live demonstrations for Showmanship, Obedience and Rally Obedience. Contact Jenny Sweet, Dog Program Leader, 740-506-3357 or Sweets43140@att.net for any questions you may have.

 

 

 

 

 

 


2022 Family Guide Available NOW!

The 2022 Family Guide is now available for download at ohio4h.org/familyguide! All families and volunteer enrolled last year will be receiving a paper copy via mail. We will have some available in the office as well, first come first serve.

You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at projectcentral.ohio4h.org!

Now is the PERFECT time to browse the 4-H projects available for next year! Contact our office with any questions about projects, purchasing books, etc.!

You can can visit go.osu.edu/mc4hspark where you will find videos from key leaders, livestock committee members, and other volunteers describing various project areas, what you need, what you learn, etc. There will also be videos from our own 4-H members that have done really well in certain project areas sharing their insight!

 


Newly elected club officers? Have some resources!

Officer Training Resources: Visit https://ohio4h.org/officerresources for some brand new officer training resources! We were excited to add these new resources under the “Officer Resources” tab. These resources are quick guides that offer information on the importance of campaigning for club offices, officer position descriptions, and tips for holding elections.


County Level Scholarship Opportunities

  • Madison County Farm Bureau Scholarship-March31
    • The Madison County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships to the children of Madison County Farm Bureau members. While all students are encouraged to apply, preference is given to applicants majoring in an agriculturally-related field
    • To view and download the application, click here 
    • The completed application is due March 31, 2022 to Madison County Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 368, Hilliard, Ohio 43026 OR emailed as a PDF to madison@ofbf.org
  • Madison County 4-H Scholarship – April 30th
    •  The Madison County 4-H Advisory Committee sponsors two -$500.00 and four-  $250.00 scholarships.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Madison County 4-H program and must be high school seniors or college freshman.
    • This scholarship application is due April 30th to the Extension Office or emailed to foos.61@osu.edu
    • Click here for a Fillable PDF  or  Word file of the application.
  • 4-H Trip Scholarships
    • There are many opportunities available to youth outside of our county programs! The Madison County 4-H Committee sponsors trips for our youth to help them gain leadership skills and represent our county! Trips include: State Leadership Camp, Shooting Sports camps, Citizenship Washington Focus (trip to D.C.), and many more
    • Applications ASAP for early registrations (CWF, Buckeye Leadership Workshop, etc.) or 6 weeks in advance of registration for event.
    • Download the application here! Opportunities are available for 4-H youth of all ages!

Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar Available at the link above! 

*Fair schedule for 2022 posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule 

March 1 – Volunteer Training, 10am and 7pm, Zoom

March 7 – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting – 6:30pm – Extension Office

March 7 – Dog Project Clinic – 7:00pm – Della Selsor Building

March 6-12 – Madison County/Ohio 4-H Week

March 12 – Ohio 4-H Conference

March 15 – 4-H Enrollment Deadline (members and volunteers)

March 19 – Ohio Youth Poultry Clinic – OSU ATI – RSVP by March 2 ($20/youth, $25/adult) – Click here for the registration form

March 21 – Livestock Quality Assurance – 6:30-8:30pm – Della Selsor Building – RSVP at go.osu.edu/madcoQA

March 31 – Livestock Quality Assurance – 6:00-8:00pm – Tolles Tech – Hosted by ASE Feeds, RSVP at their website

April 1 – 4-H Dog Project owned and in possession


COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES


2022 Madison County Fair Schedule Posted!

The 2022 Madison County Fair schedule is posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule.

Please review as there are some changes to check in and removal times for animals!


Livestock Committee Members Needed!

We want YOU to consider joining the Small Animal or Large animal committees, or Horse Committee!  This is a great opportunity to get involved to help make the Jr. Fair programs great!

Contact the Jr. Fair Coordinator at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for meeting dates.

The 3 Committees are:

  • Equine Committee (has been in place for several years, If interested, contact Colleen Martin at stephighatlfs@aol.com for information on meetings times, dates, etc.)
  • Small Animal/Specialty: includes rabbit, poultry, dog, alpaca, and small animal
  • Large Animal Committee: Includes beef, dairy, swine, goat, and sheep!

Responsibilities of these committees will include:

  • Species specific rule recommendations to JFB (timely and accurate oversight and revisions)
  • Judge recommendations
  • Develop and maintain volunteers
  • Fundraising/Budget
  • Fair format/show bill/arena and facility set up
  • Assist extension office with skillathons

STATE 4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Be sure to check Ohio4H.org for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!


Stay Connected! – ohio4h.org/stayconnected

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!

February 2022 4-H News

In this issue:

  • 4-H Online Re-Enrollment
  • Ohio 4-H Conference
  • Livestock Quality Assurance Dates and RSVP
  • 2022 4-H Calendar
  • 4-H Family Guide 2022/Projects
  • County Scholarships Available
  • Equine Committee Tack Sale
  • Upcoming dates
  • Volunteer Reminders and Training
  • Fair Reminders – Livestock Committee
  • State Opportunities

COUNTY UPDATES


4-H Online Enrollment – March 15

You are now available to enroll your family for 2022! Visit oh.4honline.com and log in your same email and password that you used before. If you forgot your password/email, contact our office – DO NOT create a new account unless you are a NEW family to 4-H!

Click here for instructions and a help sheet with screenshots to help you enroll. If you have any issues, do not hesitate to call our office or email Frances at foos.61@osu.edu.

If you need additional help or assistance in our office and want to set up an appointment, call our office or contact Frances directly.

Looking for a new/fresh project for this year? You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at www.projectcentral.ohio4h.org! You can can visit go.osu.edu/mc4hspark where you will find videos from key leaders, livestock committee members, and other volunteers describing various project areas, what you need, what you learn, etc. There will also be videos from our own 4-H members that have done really well in certain project areas sharing their insight!


Ohio 4-H Conference – Great opportunity for Volunteers and Teens! – March 12, 2022

Ohio 4-H Conference is a full day conference at the Columbus Convention Center on Saturday, March 12 that offer sessions that directly relate to bettering your 4-H club experience leadership skills, etc..

Open to 4-H members and volunteers age 13 and up.

Session information and registration form are available here: here: https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference

Registrations are due to our office by February 9! We have 8 adult and 4 teen spots sponsored by the 4-H Endowment fund!

 

 

 


Livestock Quality Assurance

To be eligible for participation in the Madison County Junior Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Quality Assurance Education Programs. The deadline to complete QA Education for the Madison County Fair is May 15, 2022. Parent participation is required for exhibitors under 16 or first year exhibitors.

4-H & FFA Members in these projects must attend Quality Assurance Education:  All Dairy Cattle, Market & Dairy Goats, Breeding Goats, Market & Breeding Rabbits, Beef (Mkt. Steers, Beef Feeders, Breeding Beef), Dairy Feeder Calves, Market and Breeding Swine, Breeding and Market Sheep, all Market and Fancy poultry. Horses, Dogs, Alpacas, Cats, Cavies, and Pet Rabbits do not need to complete QA training.

Session options are listed below. Mark your calendar to attend ONE! Sign ups are available NOW at www.go.osu.edu/MadCoQA

  • March 21, 6:30-8:30 – Della Selsor Building
  • March 31st, 6:00-8:00pm – Tolles Tech (Hosted by ASE Feeds – RSVP through their website)
  • *April 18, 6:00-8:00pm – Becks Hybrids (Rabbit Project Specific)
  • *April 20th, 6:30-8:30pm – Becks Hybrids (For NEW MEMBERS ONLY – 1st-3rd year members just getting started on their projects!)
  • April 28th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 5th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 12th, 6:30-8:30pm – Coughlin Building

If you cannot attend the above dates, there are options for an online QA through YQCA. Contact the extension office for details. It does cost roughly $12 to complete. You can also reach out to surrounding counties to complete this.


2022 4-H Calendar Available NOW!

The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW! (Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.)

    • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
    • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
    • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
    • June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
    • June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    • July 9-16 – Madison County Fair

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added. Check back regularly for updates.


2022 Family Guide Available NOW!

The 2022 Family Guide is now available for download at ohio4h.org/familyguide! All families and volunteer enrolled last year will be receiving a paper copy via mail. We will have some available in the office as well, first come first serve.

You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at projectcentral.ohio4h.org!

Now is the PERFECT time to browse the 4-H projects available for next year! Contact our office with any questions about projects, purchasing books, etc.!

You can can visit go.osu.edu/mc4hspark where you will find videos from key leaders, livestock committee members, and other volunteers describing various project areas, what you need, what you learn, etc. There will also be videos from our own 4-H members that have done really well in certain project areas sharing their insight!


Shooting Sports Information Meeting

Join shooting sports instructors on February 17th at 6:30pm at the Extension Office to learn about all of the shooting sports projects, what is required, benefits of it, and more!

No RSVP required – just come by between 6:30-8:00pm to get your questions answered!

 


County Level Scholarship Opportunities

  • Madison County Farm Bureau Scholarship-March31
    • The Madison County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships to the children of Madison County Farm Bureau members. While all students are encouraged to apply, preference is given to applicants majoring in an agriculturally-related field
    • To view and download the application, click here 
    • The completed application is due March 31, 2022 to Madison County Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 368, Hilliard, Ohio 43026 OR emailed as a PDF to madison@ofbf.org
  • Madison County 4-H Scholarship – April 30th
    •  The Madison County 4-H Advisory Committee sponsors two -$500.00 and four-  $250.00 scholarships.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Madison County 4-H program and must be high school seniors or college freshman.
    • This scholarship application is due April 30th to the Extension Office or emailed to foos.61@osu.edu
    • Click here for a Fillable PDF  or  Word file of the application.
  • 4-H Trip Scholarships
    • There are many opportunities available to youth outside of our county programs! The Madison County 4-H Committee sponsors trips for our youth to help them gain leadership skills and represent our county! Trips include: State Leadership Camp, Shooting Sports camps, Citizenship Washington Focus (trip to D.C.), and many more
    • Applications ASAP for early registrations (CWF, Buckeye Leadership Workshop, etc.) or 6 weeks in advance of registration for event.
    • Download the application here! Opportunities are available for 4-H youth of all ages!

Equine Committee Tack Sale to Benefit 4-H Equine Programs

Plan to attend the Tack Sale hosted February 12-13, 2022 from 9am-5pm at the Champion Center in Springfield (4122 Laybourne Road)! See flyer for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar Available at the link above!

February 7 – New Volunteer Training, 7pm, In Person

February 10 – Camp Counselor Meeting, 6:00-8:30pm

February 12-13 – Equine Committee 4-H Tack Sale, Champion Center (Springfield) 9-5

February 15 – Cloverbud Volunteer Training, 7pm, In-Person

February 17 – Shooting Sports Information Meeting, 6:30pm, In-Person

February 21 – Camp Counselor Meeting, 10am-4pm, In-Person

February 24 – New Volunteer Training, 7pm, Zoom

March 1 – Volunteer Training, 10am and 7pm, Zoom


CLUB/VOLUNTEER UPDATES

Volunteer Trainings: All club volunteers need to complete 2 trainings for 2021 4-H year. Attend 1 mandatory 4-H Volunteer training, plus the Club Update or opportunity at the county, district, or state level or a non-4-H training that relates to your work as a volunteer. This is a new requirement from the state level. Watch your emails for more information on topics, registration, etc. You can find information and register for a session at go.osu.edu/madcovolunteertraining

*Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Awareness training will be offered online on a “do at your own pace” course

Dates remaining:

  • February 15, 7:00pm (In-Person) – Cloverbud Volunteers
  • March 1, 10-11:30am, 7-8:30pm (Virtual)
  • New Volunteers Specific (Policy 1.50 + other):
    • February 7, 7:00pm (In-Person)
    • February 24: 7:00pm (Virtual)

4-H Club Update Event – January 31 If you did not attend live, see the recording link in your email to watch the recording!

Background ChecksIf you are up for a background check this year, you will receive notice in the next couple of weeks or so via mail and/or email. Please get that done sooner rather than later!

4-H Online: Feel free to re-enroll yourself and your families starting anytime at oh.4honline.com, using the same log in and password as last year (do NOT create a new account!)


COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES


Livestock Committee Members Needed!

We want YOU to consider joining the Small Animal or Large animal committees, or Horse Committee!  This is a great opportunity to get involved to help make the Jr. Fair programs great!

Contact the Jr. Fair Coordinator at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for meeting dates.

The 3 Committees are:

  • Equine Committee (has been in place for several years, If interested, contact Colleen Martin at stephighatlfs@aol.com for information on meetings times, dates, etc.)
  • Small Animal/Specialty: includes rabbit, poultry, dog, alpaca, and small animal
  • Large Animal Committee: Includes beef, dairy, swine, goat, and sheep!

Responsibilities of these committees will include:

  • Species specific rule recommendations to JFB (timely and accurate oversight and revisions)
  • Judge recommendations
  • Develop and maintain volunteers
  • Fundraising/Budget
  • Fair format/show bill/arena and facility set up
  • Assist extension office with skillathons

STATE 4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Be sure to check Ohio4H.org for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!


Stay Connected! – ohio4h.org/stayconnected

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!

January 2022 4-H News

In this issue:

  • 4-H Rally Night
  • 4-H Online Re-Enrollment
  • 2022 4-H Calendar
  • Livestock Quality Assurance Dates
  • 4-H Family Guide 2022
  • Upcoming dates
  • Volunteer Reminders and Training
  • Fair Reminders – Livestock Committee & Beef Tag In
  • State Opportunities

 


COUNTY UPDATES


4-H Rally Night – January 26

Come learn what 4-H is all about! Meet with project leaders, clubs, and youth to find your spark in 4-H. There will be refreshments as well as door prizes for project books, 4-H camp gift certificates, and more!

Invite your friends and family for an evening of fun!

*If your club would like to have a booth, please contact foos.61@osu.edu  by January 14th. If you would like to represent your project area at a booth, let us know!


4-H Online Enrollment – March15

While enrollment is not due until March 15 for 2022 4-H year, enrollment is OPEN! If you want to get a head start on your projects, update your email, mailing address, etc., now is the time!

You can log into your 4-H Online profile at oh.4honline.com using the email and password you used to enroll in 4-H (and possibly fair entry). If you recently moved or changed your email, please make that correction so you can continue to receive information in a timely manner!


2022 4-H Calendar Available NOW!

The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW! (Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.) – Livestock Quality Assurance dates will be added by January

    • January 26 – Rally Night
    • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
    • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
    • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
    • June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
    • June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    • July 9-16 – Madison County Fair

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added. Check back regularly for updates.


Livestock Quality Assurance

To be eligible for participation in the Madison County Junior Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Quality Assurance Education Programs. The deadline to complete QA Education for the Madison County Fair is May 15, 2022. Parent participation is required for exhibitors under 16 or first year exhibitors.

4-H & FFA Members in these projects must attend Quality Assurance Education:  All Dairy Cattle, Market & Dairy Goats, Breeding Goats, Market & Breeding Rabbits, Beef (Mkt. Steers, Beef Feeders, Breeding Beef), Dairy Feeder Calves, Market and Breeding Swine, Breeding and Market Sheep, all Market and Fancy poultry. Horses, Dogs, Alpacas, Cats, Cavies, and Pet Rabbits do not need to complete QA training.

Session options are listed below. Mark your calendar to attend ONE! Sign ups will be available in February and information is at www.go.osu.edu/MadCoQA

  • March 21, 6:30-8:30 – Della Selsor Building
  • March 31st, 6:00-8:00pm – Tolles Tech (Hosted by ASE Feeds – RSVP through their website)
  • April 20th, 6:30-8:30pm – Becks Hybrids (For NEW MEMBERS ONLY – 1st-3rd year members just getting started on their projects!)
  • April 28th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 5th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
  • May 12th, 6:30-8:30pm – Coughlin Building

If you cannot attend the above dates, there are options for an online QA through YQCA. Contact the extension office for details. It does cost roughly $12 to complete. You can also reach out to surrounding counties to complete this


2022 Family Guide Available NOW!

The 2022 Family Guide is now available for download at ohio4h.org/familyguide! All families and volunteer enrolled last year will be receiving a paper copy via mail. We will have some available in the office as well, first come first serve.

You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at projectcentral.ohio4h.org!

Now is the PERFECT time to browse the 4-H projects available for next year! Contact our office with any questions about projects, purchasing books, etc.!

 

 

 

 


Trip Scholarships – Due December 1 or ASAP

What: For any youth in 4-H to submit to attend 4-H related trips or opportunities, such as statewide camps, 4-H conference, CWF and LWF, and more! Trips are funded by the county 4-H committee or endowment funds, either partial or fully funded depending on the opportunity and cost.

Deadline: Due December 1 OR with proper notice before the event to allow time to committee review and registration (6 weeks before registration is due)

Application: Can be found at www.go.osu.edu/madcoteenopportunities  and are turned into the Extension Office or emailed to foos.61@osu.edu

The following opportunities must have a trip scholarship filled out: Carving New Ideas, State Shooting Sports Camp, State Leadership Camp, Ohio 4-H Conference, Buckeye Leadership Workshop, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus, Sea Camp, and any other paid/selection type opportunity.


Upcoming Events – August: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar Available at the link above!

January 1 – Fair Possession Deadline for Market Steers

January 3 – 4-H Committee Meeting – 6:30pm

January 12 – 4-H Volunteer Training 10:-11:30am OR 7:00-8:30pm – VIRTUAL

January 15 – Madison County Fair Beef Tag In & Hoof Trimming

January 15 – DNA/EIN Kits due for 2022 Ohio State Fair Market Beef Show

January 17 – Extension Office Closed

January 26 – 4-H Rally Night

January 31 – 4-H Club Update 10:00am-12:00pm, 7:00-9:00pm


CLUB/VOLUNTEER UPDATES

Volunteer Trainings: All club volunteers need to complete 2 trainings for 2021 4-H year. Attend 1 mandatory 4-H Volunteer training, plus the Club Update or opportunity at the county, district, or state level or a non-4-H training that relates to your work as a volunteer. This is a new requirement from the state level. Watch your emails for more information on topics, registration, etc. You can find information and register for a session at go.osu.edu/madcovolunteertraining

*Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Awareness training will be offered online on a “do at your own pace” course

Dates to hold:

  • January 12, 10-11:30am and 7-8:30pm (Virtual)
  • CLUB UPDATE: January 31st, 10am (In-Person) or 7pm (Virtual) – Required for all volunteers to attend live or watch recording
  • February 15, 7:00pm (In-Person) – Cloverbud Volunteers
  • March 1, 10-11:30am, 7-8:30pm (Virtual)
  • New Volunteers Specific (Policy 1.50 + other):
    • February 7, 7:00pm (In-Person)
    • February 25: 7:00pm (Virtual)

4-H Club Update Event – January 31 –  There will be a 10:00-11:30am time and a 7:oo-8:30pm timeslot. This will cover any updates for 4-H for the year (calendars, policies, new events, fair updates, etc.) so that the volunteer trainings can focus on more educational and applicable topics that will help you as volunteers. We will require at least 2 representatives from each club to attend and recommend that everyone attends OR watches the recording afterwards. This will count as a training opportunity for volunteers as well.

Yearly Financial Summary due January 31 – All clubs are required to turn in their end of year financial statement, found at https://ohio4h.org/volunteers/volunteers/club-leaders/finances/clubaffiliate-yearly-financial-summary. These are required to be turned into our office by January 31st so we can file 990N forms. If we do not receive by the 31st, your club will be put on probation for the year and may affect your club status for future years.

Club Achievement Packets: Make sure you are picking up your club achievement packets at the extension office! We still have SEVERAL waiting to be picked up!

Background ChecksIf you are up for a background check this year, you will receive notice in the next couple of weeks or so via mail and/or email. Please get that done sooner rather than later!

4-H Online: Feel free to re-enroll yourself and your families starting anytime at oh.4honline.com, using the same log in and password as last year (do NOT create a new account!)

New Volunteers: If you are adding someone to your club as a volunteer, make sure they fill out a new volunteer application ASAP to get the process started! Contact Frances for more information


COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES

Beef Tag In Information and State Fair Update

Beef Exhibitors! Save the date for Saturday, January 15, 2022 for the mandatory tag in for those planning to show beef at the Madison County Fair.  Hoof trimming will also be available. Watch for more information to be coming soon on sign ups.

If you are planning to show beef at the state fair in 2022: All market beef exhibitors MUST pick up and return a DNA Sample kit and EID tag. All beef must have the EID tag to exhibit at the state fair. The DNA sample kits are due back to the Ohio State Fair by January 15, 2022 (received, NOT postmarked).

You may pick up your EID tag and DNA sample kit from the OSU Extension Office during normal hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm). You may choose to mail it to Ohio State Fair on your own, OR you can return to the Extension Office by January 7 and we will mail it for you. Complete instructions are listed in the kit for how to collect and send back.

Questions? Contact the Madison County Sales Committee OR the Extension Office.


Livestock Committee Members Needed!

We want YOU to consider joining the Small Animal or Large animal committees, or Horse Committee!  This is a great opportunity to get involved to help make the Jr. Fair programs great!

Contact the Jr. Fair Coordinator at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for meeting dates.

The 3 Committees are:

  • Equine Committee (has been in place for several years, If interested, contact Colleen Martin at stephighatlfs@aol.com for information on meetings times, dates, etc.)
  • Small Animal/Specialty: includes rabbit, poultry, dog, alpaca, and small animal
  • Large Animal Committee: Includes beef, dairy, swine, goat, and sheep!

Responsibilities of these committees will include:

  • Species specific rule recommendations to JFB (timely and accurate oversight and revisions)
  • Judge recommendations
  • Develop and maintain volunteers
  • Fundraising/Budget
  • Fair format/show bill/arena and facility set up
  • Assist extension office with skillathons

STATE 4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Be sure to check Ohio4H.org for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!


Stay Connected! – ohio4h.org/stayconnected

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!


Speak Up Speak Out Virtual SPIN Club

Interested in improving your public speaking skills? Join this virtual SPIN club for youth grades 6-12 to learn basic speaking skills and importance of verbal and non-verbal communication!

Register at go.osu.edu/22speakup!

When: Thursdays – January 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10, 17

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Where: ZOOM

Cost: Free!

December 2021 4-H Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Silent Auction
  • 4-H Online Re-Enrollment
  • 2022 4-H Calendar
  • 4-H Family Guide 2022
  • Upcoming dates
  • Volunteer Reminders and Training
  • Fair Reminders – Livestock Committee & Beef Tag In
  • State Opportunities

COUNTY UPDATES


4-H Silent Auction – November 29-December 5

Need some holiday gifts?

The Madison County 4-H Committee is hosting a Virtual Silent Auction this week! The site is open to bids NOW and closes this Sunday, December 5 at 1pm (during the 4-H banquet).

All items can be viewed and bids submitted at go.osu.edu/mc4hsilentauctionAnyone can bid (over 18), so share with your friends, family, and neighbors!

Items are anything from a gift baskets, toy trucks, decor, things to do, handmade items – there is something for everyone! Special thanks to all the local businesses and people that donated items!

To make a bid, click on the item you wish to bid on, which will take you to a form which you can submit your information and your bid. Click the link to a shared Google Spreadsheet to view the most current bid BEFORE submitting your bid.

Bid HIGH and bid OFTEN! All proceeds benefit the Madison County 4-H Program.


4-H Online Enrollment-March15

While enrollment is not due until March 15 for 2022 4-H year, enrollment is OPEN! If you want to get a head start on your projects, update your email, mailing address, etc., now is the time!

You can log into your 4-H Online profile at oh.4honline.com using the email and password you used to enroll in 4-H (and possibly fair entry). If you recently moved or changed your email, please make that correction so you can continue to receive information in a timely manner!


2022 4-H Calendar Available NOW!

The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW! (Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.) – Livestock Quality Assurance dates will be added by January

    • January 26 – Rally Night
    • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
    • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
    • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
    • June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
    • June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    • July 9-16 – Madison County Fair (pending ODA approval)

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added (Quality Assurance dates, etc.). Check back regularly for updates.


2022 Family Guide Available NOW!

The 2022 Family Guide is now available for download at ohio4h.org/familyguide! All families and volunteer enrolled last year will be receiving a paper copy via mail. We will have some available in the office as well, first come first serve.

You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at projectcentral.ohio4h.org!

Now is the PERFECT time to browse the 4-H projects available for next year! Contact our office with any questions about projects, purchasing books, etc.!

 

 

 

 


Trip Scholarships – Due December 1 or ASAP

What: For any youth in 4-H to submit to attend 4-H related trips or opportunities, such as statewide camps, 4-H conference, CWF and LWF, and more! Trips are funded by the county 4-H committee or endowment funds, either partial or fully funded depending on the opportunity and cost.

Deadline: Due December 1 OR with proper notice before the event to allow time to committee review and registration (6 weeks before registration is due)

Application: Can be found at www.go.osu.edu/madcoteenopportunities  and are turned into the Extension Office or emailed to foos.61@osu.edu

The following opportunities must have a trip scholarship filled out: Carving New Ideas, State Shooting Sports Camp, State Leadership Camp, Ohio 4-H Conference, Buckeye Leadership Workshop, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus, Sea Camp, and any other paid/selection type opportunity.


Upcoming Events – August: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar Available at the link above!

December 1 – 4-H Trip Scholarships Due

December 5 – 4-H Banquet (RSVP required) – 12:30-2:30pm

December  16 – 4-H Volunteer Training – 7:00pm – In-Person

December 23-24 – Extension Office Closed – Christmas

JANUARY 31 – Extension Office Closed

January 1 – Fair Possession Deadline for Market Steers

January 3 – 4-H Committee Meeting – 6:30pm

January 12 – 4-H Volunteer Training 10:-11:30am OR 7:00-8:30pm – VIRTUAL

January 15 – Madison County Fair Beef Tag In & Hoof Trimming

January 15 – DNA/EIN Kits due for 2022 Ohio State Fair Market Beef Show

January 17 – Extension Office Closed

January 26 – 4-H Rally Night

January 31 – 4-H Club Update 10:00am-12:00pm, 7:00-9:00pm


CLUB/VOLUNTEER UPDATES

Volunteer Trainings: All club volunteers need to complete 2 trainings for 2021 4-H year. Attend 1 mandatory 4-H Volunteer training, plus the Club Update or opportunity at the county, district, or state level or a non-4-H training that relates to your work as a volunteer. This is a new requirement from the state level. Watch your emails for more information on topics, registration, etc. You can find information and register for a session at go.osu.edu/madcovolunteertraining

*Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Awareness trainingwill be offered online on a “do at your own pace” course

Dates to hold:

  • December 16, 7-8:30 (In Person)
  • January 12, 10-11:30am and 7-8:30pm (Virtual)
  • CLUB UPDATE: January 31st, 10am (In-Person) or 7pm (Virtual) – Required for all volunteers to attend live or watch recording
  • February 15, 7:00pm (In-Person) – Cloverbud Volunteers
  • March 1, 10-11:30am, 7-8:30pm (Virtual)
  • New Volunteers Specific (Policy 1.50 + other):
    • February 7, 7:00pm (In-Person)
    • February 25: 7:00pm (Virtual)

4-H Club Update Event – January 31 –  There will be a 10:00-11:30am time and a 7:oo-8:30pm timeslot. This will cover any updates for 4-H for the year (calendars, policies, new events, fair updates, etc.) so that the volunteer trainings can focus on more educational and applicable topics that will help you as volunteers. We will require at least 2 representatives from each club to attend and recommend that everyone attends OR watches the recording afterwards. This will count as a training opportunity for volunteers as well.

Club Achievement Packets: Make sure you are picking up your club achievement packets at the extension office! We still have SEVERAL waiting to be picked up!

Background ChecksIf you are up for a background check this year, you will receive notice in the next couple of weeks or so via mail and/or email. Please get that done sooner rather than later!

4-H Online: Feel free to re-enroll yourself and your families starting anytime at oh.4honline.com, using the same log in and password as last year (do NOT create a new account!)

New Volunteers: If you are adding someone to your club as a volunteer, make sure they fill out a new volunteer application ASAP to get the process started! Contact Frances for more information


COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES

Beef Tag In Information and State Fair Update

Beef Exhibitors! Save the date for Saturday, January 15, 2022 for the mandatory tag in for those planning to show beef at the Madison County Fair.  Hoof trimming will also be available. Watch for more information to be coming soon on sign ups.

If you are planning to show beef at the state fair in 2022: All market beef exhibitors MUST pick up and return a DNA Sample kit and EID tag. All beef must have the EID tag to exhibit at the state fair. The DNA sample kits are due back to the Ohio State Fair by January 15, 2022 (received, NOT postmarked).

You may pick up your EID tag and DNA sample kit from the OSU Extension Office during normal hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm). You may choose to mail it to Ohio State Fair on your own, OR you can return to the Extension Office by January 7 and we will mail it for you. Complete instructions are listed in the kit for how to collect and send back.

Questions? Contact the Madison County Sales Committee OR the Extension Office.


Livestock Committee Members Needed!

We want YOU to consider joining the Small Animal or Large animal committees, or Horse Committee!  This is a great opportunity to get involved to help make the Jr. Fair programs great!

Contact the Jr. Fair Coordinator at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for meeting dates.

The 3 Committees are:

  • Equine Committee (has been in place for several years, If interested, contact Colleen Martin at stephighatlfs@aol.com for information on meetings times, dates, etc.)
  • Small Animal/Specialty: includes rabbit, poultry, dog, alpaca, and small animal
  • Large Animal Committee: Includes beef, dairy, swine, goat, and sheep!

Responsibilities of these committees will include:

  • Species specific rule recommendations to JFB (timely and accurate oversight and revisions)
  • Judge recommendations
  • Develop and maintain volunteers
  • Fundraising/Budget
  • Fair format/show bill/arena and facility set up, recs
  • Assist extension office with skillathons

STATE 4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Be sure to check Ohio4H.org for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!


Achievement Awards for Project Areas

These awards recognize achievements in specific 4-H project areas.

Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Creative Arts, Clothing & Textiles, Communications, Companion Animals, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Goats, Llama Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Woodworking, and Veterinary Science.

Award recipients receive a trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. Complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record (must follow guidelines listed on the application regarding font and formatting). Applicants must be at least 14 years old and currently enrolled in 4-H.

This application is also required for those interested in Ohio State Junior Fair Board and the Township Association scholarship.

Please contact Frances if you are interested in applying for these awards.

Deadline: December 1st to Madison County Extension Office

Website: go.osu.edu/OH4HAwards


Stay Connected! – ohio4h.org/stayconnected

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!

November 2021 4-H Newsletter

In this issue:

  • 4-H Banquet RSVP – Due November 22!
  • Camp Counselor Applications – Due November 5
  • 4-H Online Re-Enrollment
  • 4-H Family Guide 2022
  • Upcoming dates and 2022 4-H Calendar
  • Volunteer Reminders
  • Fair Reminders – Livestock Committee & Beef Tag In
  • State Opportunities

COUNTY UPDATES


4-H Recognition Banquet – December 5

Attention 4-H volunteers, club advisors, teen leaders, Junior Fair Board members, camp counselors, member honor award winners, cloverbuds, and special guests! Please join us for our annual recognition banquet, sponsored by the Madison County 4-H Advisory Committee, as a way to say thanks for “sticking with it” this year and your hard work and dedication to the Madison County 4-H program!

Join us on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at the Della Selsor Building, Madison County Fairgrounds. Arrival begins at 12:30pm and lunch is served at 1:00pm. Awards will begin promptly at 1:30pm.

Registration is due Monday, November 22, 2021. Please only RSVP once you know everyone that is attending from your party!

Please RSVP online at www.go.osu.edu/mc4hbanquet by Monday, November 22. All invited and honored guests can attend free of charge. Additional guest can attend at $15 ($10 for children 10 and under) and must also RSVP. Checks for guests can be made payable to: Madison County 4-H Committee and are due by November 22.

Honored guests will receive a special email invitation and will still need to RSVP!


4-H Silent Auction – November 29-December 5

The Madison County 4-H Committee will be hosting a Virtual Silent Auction the week leading up to our recognition banquet, November 29-December 5. More information on how to bid and items available will be coming later this month! Anyone can bid online thorough the week, and there will be a chance to bid in-person at the beginning of the recognition banquet!

If your club, family, business, organization, etc would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Frances Foos or any 4-H Committee member at foos.61@osu.edu or 740-852-0975. We need a quality photo of the item, short description, and estimated value by Friday, November 19! Items can be dropped off to the Extension Office anytime before December 3 at 4:00pm.


4-H Camp Counselor Applications – Due November 5

Applications are due November 5 and are available at www.go.osu.edu/madco4hcampcounselor. Contact the Extension Office if you have questions!

We are in need of several counselors! More counselors = more kids we can take to camp! We especially need MALE counselors! 20 counselors is our goal!

You do not have to have gone to camp before to be a counselor – just need to like kids! Counselors meet around 8-10 times a year starting in January and plan the entire camp week in June!

Please share and encourage your high school members to apply (must be 14 by January 1, 2022 to apply – mature 8th graders are also welcome!). You do not have to be in 4-H currently to apply – camp counselors can take camp counseling as their project for the year!


4-H Online Enrollment

While enrollment is not due until March 15 for 2022 4-H year, enrollment is OPEN! If you want to get a head start on your projects, update your email, mailing address, etc., now is the time!

You can log into your 4-H Online profile at oh.4honline.com using the email and password you used to enroll in 4-H (and possibly fair entry). If you recently moved or changed your email, please make that correction so you can continue to receive information in a timely manner!


2022 Family Guide Available NOW!

The 2022 Family Guide is now available for download at ohio4h.org/familyguide! All families and volunteer enrolled last year will be receiving a paper copy via mail. We will have some available in the office as well, first come first serve.

You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at projectcentral.ohio4h.org!

Now is the PERFECT time to browse the 4-H projects available for next year! Contact our office with any questions about projects, purchasing books, etc.!

 

 


Trip Scholarships – Due December 1 or ASAP

What: For any youth in 4-H to submit to attend 4-H related trips or opportunities, such as statewide camps, 4-H conference, CWF and LWF, and more! Trips are funded by the county 4-H committee or endowment funds, either partial or fully funded depending on the opportunity and cost.

Deadline: Due December 1 OR with proper notice before the event to allow time to committee review and registration (6 weeks before registration is due)

Application: Can be found at www.go.osu.edu/madcoteenopportunities  and are turned into the Extension Office or emailed to foos.61@osu.edu

The following opportunities must have a trip scholarship filled out: Carving New Ideas, State Shooting Sports Camp, State Leadership Camp, Ohio 4-H Conference, Buckeye Leadership Workshop, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus, Sea Camp, and any other paid/selection type opportunity.


Upcoming Events – August: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar Available at the link above!

November 1 – Junior Fair Board Applications Due

November 5 – Camp Counselor Applications Due

November 11 – Extension Office Closed, Veteran’s Day

November 25-26 – Extension Office Closed – Thanksgiving Break

December 1 – 4-H Trip Scholarships Due

December 5 – 4-H Banquet (RSVP required) – 12:30-2:30pm

December  16 – 4-H Volunteer Training – 7:00pm


2022 4-H Calendar Available NOW!

The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW! (Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.) – Livestock Quality Assurance dates will be added by January

    • January 26 – Rally Night
    • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
    • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
    • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
    • June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
    • June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    • July 9-16 – Madison County Fair (pending ODA approval)

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added (Quality Assurance dates, etc.). Check back regularly for updates.


CLUB/VOLUNTEER UPDATES

Volunteer Trainings: All club volunteers need to complete 2 trainings for 2021 4-H year. Attend 1 mandatory 4-H Volunteer training, plus the Club Update or opportunity at the county, district, or state level or a non-4-H training that relates to your work as a volunteer. This is a new requirement from the state level. Watch your emails for more information on topics, registration, etc. You can find information at go.osu.edu/madcovolunteertraining. Registration information will be coming soon.

*Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Awareness trainingwill be offered online on a “do at your own pace” course

Dates to hold:

  • December 16, 7-8:30 (In Person)
  • January 12, 10-11:30am and 7-8:30pm (Virtual)
  • CLUB UPDATE: January 31st, 10am (In-Person) or 7pm (Virtual) – Required for all volunteers to attend live or watch recording
  • February 15, 7:00pm (In-Person) – Cloverbud Volunteers
  • March 1, 10-11:30am, 7-8:30pm (Virtual)
  • New Volunteers Specific (Policy 1.50 + other):
    • February 7, 7:00pm (In-Person)
    • February 25: 7:00pm (Virtual)

4-H Club Update Event – January 31 –  There will be a 10:00-11:30am time and a 7:oo-8:30pm timeslot. This will cover any updates for 4-H for the year (calendars, policies, new events, fair updates, etc.) so that the volunteer trainings can focus on more educational and applicable topics that will help you as volunteers. We will require at least 2 representatives from each club to attend and recommend that everyone attends OR watches the recording afterwards. This will count as a training opportunity for volunteers as well.

Club Achievement Packets: Make sure you are picking up your club achievement packets at the extension office! We still have SEVERAL waiting to be picked up!

Background Checks: If you are up for a background check this year, you will receive notice in the next couple of weeks or so via mail and/or email. Please get that done sooner rather than later!

4-H Online: Feel free to re-enroll yourself and your families starting anytime at oh.4honline.com, using the same log in and password as last year (do NOT create a new account!)

New Volunteers: If you are adding someone to your club as a volunteer, make sure they fill out a new volunteer application ASAP to get the process started! Contact Frances for more information


COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES

Beef Tag In Information and State Fair Update

Beef Exhibitors! Save the date for Saturday, January 15, 2022 for the mandatory tag in for those planning to show beef at the Madison County Fair.  Hoof trimming will also be available. Watch for more information to be coming soon on sign ups.

If you are planning to show beef at the state fair in 2022: All market beef exhibitors MUST pick up and return a DNA Sample kit and EID tag. All beef must have the EID tag to exhibit at the state fair. The DNA sample kits are due back to the Ohio State Fair by January 15, 2022 (received, NOT postmarked).

You may pick up your EID tag and DNA sample kit from the OSU Extension Office during normal hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm). You may choose to mail it to Ohio State Fair on your own, OR you can return to the Extension Office by January 7 and we will mail it for you. Complete instructions are listed in the kit for how to collect and send back.

Questions? Contact the Madison County Sales Committee OR the Extension Office.


Livestock Committee Members Needed!

We want YOU to consider joining the Small Animal or Large animal committees, or Horse Committee!  This is a great opportunity to get involved to help make the Jr. Fair programs great!

Contact the Jr. Fair Coordinator at madisoncountyjfb@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for meeting dates.

The 3 Committees are:

  • Equine Committee (has been in place for several years, If interested, contact Colleen Martin at stephighatlfs@aol.com for information on meetings times, dates, etc.)
  • Small Animal/Specialty: includes rabbit, poultry, dog, alpaca, and small animal
  • Large Animal Committee: Includes beef, dairy, swine, goat, and sheep!

Responsibilities of these committees will include:

  • Species specific rule recommendations to JFB (timely and accurate oversight and revisions)
  • Judge recommendations
  • Develop and maintain volunteers
  • Fundraising/Budget
  • Fair format/show bill/arena and facility set up, recs
  • Assist extension office with skillathons

STATE 4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Be sure to check Ohio4H.org for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!


Achievement Awards for Project Areas

These awards recognize achievements in specific 4-H project areas.

Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Creative Arts, Clothing & Textiles, Communications, Companion Animals, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Goats, Llama Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Woodworking, and Veterinary Science.

Award recipients receive a trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. Complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record (must follow guidelines listed on the application regarding font and formatting). Applicants must be at least 14 years old and currently enrolled in 4-H.

This application is also required for those interested in Ohio State Junior Fair Board and the Township Association scholarship.

Please contact Frances if you are interested in applying for these awards.

Deadline: December 1st to Madison County Extension Office

Website: go.osu.edu/OH4HAwards


Stay Connected! – ohio4h.org/stayconnected

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!