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October 2022 4-H Newsletter

  • 2022 4-H Calendar – 2023 Available
  • 4-H Online Records
  • Camp Counselor Applications – Due October 7
  • 4-H Trick or Treat – October 23
  • Junior Fair Board applications – Due November 1
  • 4-H Trip Scholarships – Due December 1
  • 4-H T-Shirt Design Contest
  • 4-H Recognition Banquet – December 4 (RSVP by November 21st)
  • Shooting Sports Volunteers Needed!
  • State Opportunities

Upcoming Events:

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

  • October 3 – 4-H Committee Meeting
  • October 5 – Senior Fair Board Meeting, 7:15pm, Butcher Block
  • October 6 – Celebration of Youth – 4-H Foundation Fundraiser
  • October 7 – Camp Counselor Applications Due 
  • October 9 – Last day to register for HealthU
  • October 17 – Livestock Committee Meeting, 7pm, Madison County Fairgrounds
  • October 23 – 4-H Trick or Treat, Madison County Fairgrounds
  • November 1 – Junior Fair Board Applications Due
  • November 7 – 4-H Committee Meeting, 6:30pm, Extension Office
  • November 11 – Extension Office Closed – Veteran’s Day
  • November 25-29 – Extension Office Closed – Thanksgiving
  • December 1 – 4-H Trip Scholarships Due
  • December 4 – 4-H Recognition Banquet, Della Selsor Bulding
  • December 23-26 – Extension Office Closed – Christmas

2023 Calendar Available NOW!

The 2023 4-H calendar is available here for a PRINTABLE and ONLINE version: 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

  • February 8 – 4-H Rally Night
  • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
  • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
  • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
  • June 7-11 – Overnight 4-H Camp
  • June 23 – Cloverbud Day Camp (Tentative)
  • June 20 & 28 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
  • July 8 – Special Interest Project Judging
  • July 8-15 – 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.


COUNTY UPDATES


4-H Online Records

While enrollment is not due until March 15 for 2023 4-H year, it is a good idea to double check your profile now and make sure you are still getting emails, that your email and mailing address is correct, etc.

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!

 


4-H Camp Counselor Applications – DUE OCTOBER  7

Applications are due October 7 and are AVAILABLE NOW 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 February and plan the entire camp week in June!

Please share and encourage your high school members to apply (must be 14 by January 1, 2023 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!

 


Madison County 4-H Trick or Treat

October 23, 2022

5 pm to 8 pm

Enjoy trick or treating, games and activities, Free food and drinks, costume contest and Haunted Hayrides

If your club or organization would like to reserve a table for passing out candy – contact the Extension Office at 740-852-0975.

 

 


Junior Fair Board Applications – Due November 1

Applications for the 2023 Junior Fair Board will be due November 1. Check www.go.osu.edu/madcoJFB for the application! Contact the Extension Office if you have questions!

JFB is open to all high school 4-H/FFA members – not just for those enrolled in livestock projects! We need all project areas represented and all clubs! Our goal this year is to have at least one from each club apply!

JFB members meet about 5-7 times a year and plan various Jr. Fair activities, select awards, organize and work the livestock shows and misc. events, etc.

 


Madison County 4-H T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all creative 4-Hers!

We are looking for a fresh t-shirt design for our county 4-H program! Got a great idea? Submit your design by November 20th, 2022 at www.go.osu.edu/madco4hshirt! Your design could be chosen for our 2023 Madison County 4-H T-Shirt!

Contest Rules are listed below. Submissions are due November 20th with voting during the 4-H Banquet in December. Winner will receive a FREE t-shirt and recognition as the winning artist! Get your creative wheels turning!

Submit your design here: www.go.osu.edu/madco4hshirt

4-H T-Shirt Design Contest Rules

  1. Contestants must be enrolled as a current 4-H member or adult volunteer in Madison County
  2. Design must be the work of a 4-H member or volunteer, not a commercial design
  3. Designs may be hand drawn or computer graphics
  4. Madison County must be included in the design in writing
  5. The 4-H Clover must be used in the design according to these rules: https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2070/2013/07/4H-Emblem-Quick-Ref.pdf
  6. Designs should be all encompassing and inclusive of what 4-H is in Madison County (i.e. not specific to a certain project)
  7. Designs will be printed on either White, Black, or 4-H Green T-Shirt
  8. Designs should be submitted at go.osu.edu/madco4hshirt. All designs should be received by November 20th,
  9. Designs will be judged by the 4-H Committee
  10. The winning design will be used as the official design on the county 4-H t-shirts which will be available for all 4-H members, volunteers, and supporters and may also be used on official flyers, posters, banners, etc. advertising 4-H!

The winner will receive a FREE T-shirt as well as recognition as the winning artist.


4-H Recognition Banquet – December 4

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 4, 2022 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 21, 2022. 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 21. 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 21.

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

 


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.

 


WANTED: Shooting Sports Instructors!

We are on the hunt for Shooting Sports Instructors! 🎯We offer several shooting sports disciplines for 4-H members to enroll in (pistol, archery, shotgun, rifle, etc.), but we need trained instructors to work with them!
 
This is a great opportunity for parents of current shooting sports project members, or community members that are looking to give back! You must become an approved 4-H volunteer and attend a weekend state training (more information can be found at https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/ohio-4-h-shooting-sports).
Contact the Extension Office at 740-852-0975 for more details, or reach out to Les Barnhart, county shooting sports coordinator at 614-353-5262!

 


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!

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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!


HealthU: A 4-H Healthy Living Retreat

Are you a 4-H’er interested in health? Do you see yourself potentially working in health one day? Nutritionist? Therapist? Nurse? Athletic Trainer? Geneticist?

What: Health University (HealthU) is a weekend camp in October focused on Healthy Living for high schoolers in Ohio 4-H. Join us at 4-H Camp Ohio for a weekend as we explore four of the 9 Dimensions of Wellness and explore health-related careers. We will be exploring the following four tracks of wellness:

  • Physical wellness allows a person to engage in activities of daily living without experiencing undue fatigue or exhaustion. The physical dimension of wellness is supported through health behaviors, which include exercise, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking, and getting adequate sleep each night.
  • Emotional wellness involves recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings. Adequate rest is required for wellness in this dimension. If an individual’s mental function is hindered by stress and lack of sleep, they may struggle with accurately assessing a situation which then triggers negative emotional responses and disrupts emotional wellness.
  • Social wellness requires the ability to trust and respect other people and leads to the creation of supportive partnerships and friendships. Being socially well allows one to develop and maintain intimacy, and to have empathy and respect for others.
  • Creative wellness allows a person to appreciate and/or participate in a diverse range of arts or cultural experiences, and to value and cherish the surrounding world. Freely expressing thoughts and emotions through dance, song, drawing, painting, or writing are some of the ways to engage in creative wellness.

Who: Any current 4-H’ers in grades 9 thru 12.

When: Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

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

Cost: $50 per youth (card or check)

Deadline: Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022 Sunday, October 9, 2022

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/4HHealthEvents IS LIVE

Contact: Justin Bower, bower.183@osu.edu, with questions.


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

Websitego.osu.edu/OH4HAwards

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Ohio Military Kids Winter Wonderland

Military families may join the Ohio Military Kids program for a FREE Winter Wonderland as we offer crafts, snacks, family activities, and a special visit from Santa in the North Pole! It is Saturday, December 10th, 2022, 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Central Ohio (specific location will be shared once registered).

Please register by November 30th for the event at https://go.osu.edu/OMKEvents

September 2022 4-H News

  • 2022 4-H Calendar – 2023 Available!
  • 4-H Honor Awards
  • End of 4-H Year Survey
  • Camp Counselor Applications – Due October 7
  • 4-H Trick or Treat – October 23
  • Junior Fair Board applications – Due November 1
  • 4-H Trip Scholarships – Due December 1
  • State Opportunities

Upcoming Events:

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

  • September 11 – 4-H Health HEROES application due
  • September 20-22 – Farm Science Review
  • September 30 – 4-H End of Year Awards Due!: Honor Club, Community Service, Jr. and Teen Honor Member, Outstanding 4-H member, Cloverbud, Volunteer honor award, and Friend of 4-H nominations
  • October 3 – 4-H Committee Meeting
  • October 5 – Senior Fair Board Meeting
  • October 6 – Celebration of Youth – 4-H Foundation Fundraiser
  • October 7 – Camp Counselor Applications Due 
  • October 23 – 4-H Trick or Treat
  • November 1 – Junior Fair Board Applications Due
  • November 7 – 4-H Committee Meeting
  • November 11 – Extension Office Closed – Veteran’s Day
  • November 25-29 – Extension Office Closed – Thanksgiving
  • December 1 – 4-H Trip Scholarships Due
  • December 4 – 4-H Recognition Banquet
  • December 23-26 – Extension Office Closed – Christmas

2023 Calendar Available NOW!

The 2023 4-H calendar is available here for a PRINTABLE and ONLINE version: 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

  • February 8 – 4-H Rally Night
  • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
  • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
  • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
  • June 7-11 – Overnight 4-H Camp
  • June 23 – Cloverbud Day Camp (Tentative)
  • June 20 & 28 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
  • July 8 – Special Interest Project Judging
  • July 8-15 – 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.


COUNTY UPDATES


4-H Honor Awards – Due September 30th

Honor member awards and other volunteer/club awards are due September 30. It is easy to complete! It is a simple points system for activities they have done as 4-H members!

You can find all the applications here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-and-applications

Please complete the forms and return to your club advisors before the 30th so they can turn them in and confirm for you. Awards are announced at the 4-H Banquet in December

Volunteers: be sure to fill out your honor award too! Same thing – points system for the work you have already done as a volunteer!

We are also looking for Outstanding Member nominations and Friend of 4-H Nominations. Check out the above link for more information or contact our office!


End of Year Survey – Give Us Your Feedback (Volunteers AND 4-H Families!)

We know this year has been difficult and you’ve had to modify in many ways to complete the 4-H year. We appreciate your support and dedication to the Madison County 4-H Program. As we find ways to make the best better, please complete this survey to help us do that. Remember this is your opportunity to voice opinions and make recommendations – Any feedback provided will remain confidential but may be used to improve the 4-H program.

To complete the survey by October 1, visit www.go.osu.edu/MadCo4HEvalor click this link directly: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8dMlbDhlT5QGRo

Thank you for helping us continue to make the best better in Madison County! As always, if you have questions or are interested in volunteering to help make a program better, contact our office!


4-H Camp Counselor Applications – DUE OCTOBER  7

Applications are due October 7 and are AVAILABLE NOW 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 February and plan the entire camp week in June!

Please share and encourage your high school members to apply (must be 14 by January 1, 2023 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!

 


Madison County 4-H Trick or Treat. Hosted by the Madison County 4-H Committee.

October 23, 2022

5 pm to 8 pm

Enjoy trick or treating, games and activities, Free food and drinks, costume contest and Haunted Hayrides

If your club or organization would like to reserve a table for passing out candy – contact the Extension Office at 740-852-0975.

 

 


Junior Fair Board Applications – Due November 1

Applications for the 2023 Junior Fair Board will be due November 1. Check www.go.osu.edu/madcoJFB for the application! Contact the Extension Office if you have questions!

JFB is open to all high school 4-H/FFA members – not just for those enrolled in livestock projects! We need all project areas represented and all clubs! Our goal this year is to have at least one from each club apply!

JFB members meet about 5-7 times a year and plan various Jr. Fair activities, select awards, organize and work the livestock shows and misc. events, 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.


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!


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

Websitego.osu.edu/OH4HAwards

Madison County 4-H T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all creative 4-Hers!

We are looking for a fresh t-shirt design for our county 4-H program! Got a great idea? Submit your design by November 20th, 2022 at www.go.osu.edu/madco4hshirt! Your design could be chosen for our 2023 Madison County 4-H T-Shirt!

Contest Rules are listed below. Submissions are due November 20th with voting during the 4-H Banquet in December. Winner will receive a FREE t-shirt and recognition as the winning artist! Get your creative wheels turning!

Submit your design here: www.go.osu.edu/madco4hshirt

4-H T-Shirt Design Contest Rules

  1. Contestants must be enrolled as a current 4-H member or adult volunteer in Madison County
  2. Design must be the work of a 4-H member or volunteer, not a commercial design
  3. Designs may be hand drawn or computer graphics
  4. Madison County must be included in the design in writing
  5. The 4-H Clover must be used in the design according to these rules: https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2070/2013/07/4H-Emblem-Quick-Ref.pdf
  6. Designs should be all encompassing and inclusive of what 4-H is in Madison County (i.e. not specific to a certain project)
  7. Designs will be printed on either White, Black, or 4-H Green T-Shirt
  8. Designs should be submitted at go.osu.edu/madco4hshirt. All designs should be received by November 20th,
  9. Designs will be judged by the 4-H Committee
  10. The winning design will be used as the official design on the county 4-H t-shirts which will be available for all 4-H members, volunteers, and supporters and may also be used on official flyers, posters, banners, etc. advertising 4-H!

The winner will receive a FREE T-shirt as well as recognition as the winning artist.

August 2022 4-H News

In this issue:

  • 2022 4-H Calendar
  • Jr. Fair Awards Recap and Photo link
  • Thank You Note Reminder
  • End of 4-H Year Survey
  • 4-H Honor Awards
  • Camp Counselor Applications – Due October 7
  • Junior Fair Board applications – Due November 1
  • 4-H Trip Scholarships – Due December 1
  • State Opportunities
    • Teen Leadership Council Applications – due August 12
    • Achievement Awards for Project Areas

Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

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

**2023 4-H calendar will be coming soon this fall! Watch for details to set dates EARLY on your calendar!

  • August 1 – 4-H Committee Meeting, 6:30pm
  • August 3 – Junior Fair Board (6pm)/Senior Fair Board (7pm) Meetings
  • August 12 – Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council applications due to State Office
  • September 5 – Office Closed, Labor Day
  • September 7 – Senior Fair Board Meeting
  • September 20-22 – Farm Science Review
  • September 30 – 4-H End of Year Awards Due!: Honor Club, Community Service, Jr. and Teen Honor Member, Outstanding 4-H member, Cloverbud, Volunteer honor award, and Friend of 4-H nominations
  • October 3 – 4-H Committee Meeting
  • October 5 – Senior Fair Board Meeting
  • October 7 – Camp Counselor Applications Due 
  • November 1 – Junior Fair Board Applications Due

COUNTY UPDATES


Jr. Fair Awards Recap

***FAIR RESULTS are available online at: www.go.osu.edu/madcofairresults22 

***FAIR PHOTOS: Please follow the link to the fair collections — you can download from each collection or individual pictures. Click on a picture and the download button is above it with a line and arrow: https://lindseykrebs.passgallery.com/-fair2022


Thank You Notes – DO IT!

Have you written your thank you notes yet? It is SO IMPORTANT to send a hand written thank you note to the people that helped with your project!

  1. Your project buyer (livestock and special interest) – You can view the addresses for most buyers at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/madison-county-fair
  2. Your 4-H advisors
  3. Friends/Family that assisted with your project
  4. Senior Fair Board/Junior Fair Volunteers, Livestock Committee, etc.
  5. Award Donors! (If you still haven’t picked up your showmanship award, these are available in our office!)

Need help writing a thank you note? Check out this great resource!: How To Write a Thank You Note!

 


End of Year Survey – Give Us Your Feedback (Volunteers AND 4-H Families!)

We know this year has been difficult and you’ve had to modify in many ways to complete the 4-H year. We appreciate your support and dedication to the Madison County 4-H Program. As we find ways to make the best better, please complete this survey to help us do that. Remember this is your opportunity to voice opinions and make recommendations – Any feedback provided will remain confidential but may be used to improve the 4-H program.

To complete the survey by October 1, visit www.go.osu.edu/MadCo4HEval or click this link directly: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8dMlbDhlT5QGRo

Thank you for helping us continue to make the best better in Madison County! As always, if you have questions or are interested in volunteering to help make a program better, contact our office!


4-H Honor Awards – Due September 30th

Honor member awards and other volunteer/club awards are due September 30. It is easy to complete! It is a simple points system for activities they have done as 4-H members!

You can find all the applications here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-and-applications

Please complete the forms and return to your club advisors before the 30th so they can turn them in and confirm for you. Awards are announced at the 4-H Banquet in December

Volunteers: be sure to fill out your honor award too! Same thing – points system for the work you have already done as a volunteer!

We are also looking for Outstanding Member nominations and Friend of 4-H Nominations. Check out the above link for more information or contact our office!

 


4-H Camp Counselor Applications – DUE OCTOBER 7

Applications are due October 7 and are AVAILABLE NOW 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 February and plan the entire camp week in June!

Please share and encourage your high school members to apply (must be 14 by January 1, 2023 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!

 


Junior Fair Board Applications – Due November 1

Applications for the 2023 Junior Fair Board will be due November 1. Check www.go.osu.edu/madcoJFB for the application! Contact the Extension Office if you have questions!

JFB is open to all high school 4-H/FFA members – not just for those enrolled in livestock projects! We need all project areas represented and all clubs! Our goal this year is to have at least one from each club apply!

JFB members meet about 5-7 times a year and plan various Jr. Fair activities, select awards, organize and work the livestock shows and misc. events, 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.


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!


Teen Leadership Council – Applications due August 12!

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member for the 2022-23 program year are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note: online applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due by Friday, August 12, 2022.

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success.  Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program.  Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction.


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

Websitego.osu.edu/OH4HAwards

July 2022 4-H News and Fair Information

In this issue:

  • 2022 4-H Calendar And Fair Schedule
  • Online DUNF Form
  • Stock the Trailer Food Drive Contest
  • Jr. Fair Livestock Sale Information
  • Barn Decorating and Miscellaneous Contests
  • Special Interest Judging, Horseless Horse, and You and Your Dog
  • Special Interest Auction
  • 4-H Project Guidelines
  • Scholarship Reminders
  • State Opportunities

Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

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

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

July 1 – Green Range 4-H Livestock Scholarship Due

July 4 – Office Closed – Independence Day

July 8 – Livestock Move In

July 9 – Special Interest and You and Your Dog Judging Day

July 9-16 – Madison County Fair!  Check the scheduled linked above for show times and events


COUNTY 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! Note that MOVE IN for all species is FRIDAY, July 8!


ONLINE Drug Use Notification Form

We will once again be filling out the DUNF forms (indicating drug use in market or lactating animals) ONLINE! See below for details. It is due AT CHECK IN!

  • This year, Drug Use Notification Forms are completed on an electronic survey again. You must complete your form at www.go.osu.edu/madcoDUNF  BY CHECK IN TIME for your species (Friday, July 9 from 5-9pm.  FORMS ARE ONLY REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
    • Market: steers, goats, swine, sheep, and poultry
    • Lactating: dairy cows and goats
  • You must complete a form for each market or lactating animal you are bringing to the fair
  • Do NOT complete for any animals not listed above
  • Use the link: www.go.osu.edu/madcoDUNF or the QR codes found at check in and in the Fair Office in the Coughlin Building.
  • WHEN COMPLETE: take a screen shot of your completion email to show the committee members at check in for your species.
  • If you administer any drugs or medications to your animal after you complete the DUNF before check in, you MUST complete a new form for that animal with the drug information

Questions? Contact your species key leader or the Extension Office.


Stock the Trailer Contest – Food Drive During Fair Week!

The Madison County Jr. Fair Board is excited to participate in a new program this year offered through Farm Credit Mid America and Rural 1st – Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer! The challenge is to collect food donations during the county fair for the Madison County community for a chance to win up to $3,000 for the Jr. Fair Program! Prize money will be awarded to use to junior fair activities.

Bring your canned and non-perishable food items and bottled water (a list will be coming with specific items needed!) to the trailer parked by the Jr. Fair Board Office anytime during the week of fair to help us stock the trailer! We would like to thank Eby for allowing us to borrow a trailer for this project!

CONTEST: we will also be tracking by department (species and non-livestock) for a special contest! The department that brings the MOST items will win a special prize 🙂

 


Jr. Fair Livestock Sale Information

The Jr. Fair Livestock Sale begins Saturday, July 16 at 9am.

Sale order will be as follows:  Swine, Goats, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbits, Beef and Dairy.  Grand Showman of Showman will sell at 1 pm; Grand, Reserve, Species Showman of Showman and Premier Exhibitors will sell first with their respective species. The sale order will be finalized by Friday afternoon prior to the sale, but the first several swine exhibitors should be prepared to check in PRIOR to the 9 am start.

If you win either Grand or Reserve Champion for your sale species, you will be REQUIRED to move your animal to the Franklin Building behind the Eby Arena for viewing on Friday evening, July 15, 2022 by 7 pm. In addition, for those that win Grand or Reserve, you will be given the opportunity to bring your animal into the Livestock Sale when it is your time to sell.

Below you will find important documents/links:

1) Seller 101 – this document outlines what it means to sell your animal at the Premium Livestock Sale, what requirements must be met in order to sell at the Premium Livestock Sale, and other important information regarding the sale.  You are expected to review and be familiar with the information included in this document.

2) Jr. Fair Sale Updates and Reminders Form that includes information about the following:

  • A required sign up to support the various activities associated with the livestock sale.  All youth and/or an adult family member will be required to sign up for at least one shift to support the sale  Madison County Premium Livestock Sale VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
  • Buyer gifts (new this year – No buyer gifts but an optional opportunity to support Sufficient Grace in lieu of buyer gifts)
  • The opportunity to do online boosts or “add-on” payments
  • W-9 Form: due at check in for your species

Questions? Contact Crystal Tubbs, Sales Committee Chair at (614-571-2067) or crystalhall2@yahoo.com.


Barn Decorating and Fair Miscellaneous Contests (all details available at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/2022-fair-items/pdf/2022-Jr-Fair-Misc-Contests.pdf)

  • Barn Decorating: Every club has the option to decorate around your kids projects in each barn. These will be judged on Sunday of fair week for a cash award! If your club is participating in barn decorating, there is no sign up. You can begin decorating your barns on Wednesday, July 6 at 4pm.
  • Buyer Thank You Poster Contest: each exhibitor can make a poster to thank their previous year’s buyer! These are hung in the Eby arena. Posters must be turned in by the first Saturday at 8pm to the Jr. Fair Board office during fair week. Cash prizes are also given for the 1st place in each species!
  • Cake Decorating Contest: anyone can participate in cake decorating on July 13 in the Della! There are various age categories (listed on the fair schedule). Simply arrive at your time, and try your hand and decorating a round cake form! Ribbons are give for the winners in each age group.  Cloverbud have a division too! (Adults are welcome too!)
  • Ag Olympics: Join the Jr. Fair Board on Friday around 2:30pm (after the Livestock 101 competition) at the Sheep Arena with your team of at least 4 members! Participants engage in fun activities to test their team work abilities and prizes are given! Teams can sign up in the JFB office anytime during fair week!

Special Interest Judging, You and Your Dog, and Horseless Horse

  • All exhibitors taking a Special Interest (non-livestock) project should have received an email with details on their judging time.
  • All judging information and project guidelines can be found at https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-project-guidelines-project-selection/special-interest
    • 2022 Judging Packet: Important information on the process for judging, what to bring, what to expect, award information, etc.
    • 4-H Project General Guidelines: information on what to bring for each project and how to complete the project. Use the Control and F key to search your project name and view the requirements
      • CLOTHING AND TEXTILES PROJECT INFORMATION: specific information for clothing and textiles projects, what to bring, expectations, judging tips, etc. Clothing projects will participate in a short skillathon judging in addition to the interview judging
      • FOOD AND NUTRITION PROJECT INFORMATION: specifics for food and nutrition projects, what to bring. Nutrition projects will participate in a short skillathon judging in addition to the interview judging. *NOTE: Nutrition projects will bring a sample of food this year! check this document for more details
    • Awards will be given out for Special Interest on July 12 at 7pm (NOT nutrition or clothing)
    • Clothing and nutrition awards will take place with the Style Review on July 13th at 7pm.
  • YOU AND YOUR DOG Judging will also take place July 9 during Special Interest Judging. Exhibitors received an email with more information on their project last week. Awards will be given during the Dog Show
  • HORSELESS HORSE judging will take place Wednesday, July 13 at the Horse arena at 2pm. Exhibitors received an email with details! Awards will be given out shortly after judging at the arena

Special Interest Auction

All youth exhibiting a special interest project that are NOT selling a livestock animal in the Jr. Fair sale have the option to auction off an item related to your special interest project! The form below must be turned in at the time of judging check in and has the additional rules listed.

Special Interest Auction Entry Form and Rules

  • When: Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 5:00pm (check in at 4:15 with item and get photo taken)
  • Where: Della Selsor Building
  • How: Turn in Auction Entry Form at Project Judging
  • Item must be 60% homemade, raised, or in some way created by the exhibitor and must be related to your project. You may only enter 1 item per exhibitor.

This is a great oppportunity to invite your family and friends too, and reach out to your small businesses that would love to sponsor a project!


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

County Level Scholarship Opportunities


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!

 

June 2022 4-H News

In this issue:

  • 2022 4-H Calendar & Upcoming Events
  • Livestock Skillathon Sign Ups & Info – Due June 15
  • 4-H Demonstration Day – June 15
  • 4-H Project Guidelines
  • 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 – Shooting Sports Camp and Capital Day

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 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

Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

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

June 4-8 – 4-H Camp

June 10 – Demonstration Contest Entries due (Register at www.go.osu.edu/madcodemoday)

June 13 – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting – 6:30pm

June 15 – Outstanding Exhibitor Applications due; Demonstration Contest

June 20 – Ohio State Fair Jr. Livestock Entries due

June 21 & 29 – Livestock Project Judging and Skillathons – 4:30-8:30pm: pre-register for your time slot at go.osu.edu/madcoskillathon by June 15!

June 24 – Cloverbud Day Camp

July 1 – Green Range 4-H Livestock Scholarship Due

July 4 – Office Closed – Independence Day

July 9 – Special Interest and You and Your Dog Judging Day

July 9-16 – Madison County Fair!


COUNTY UPDATES


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: www.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

Special Interest Auction

All youth exhibiting a special interest project that are NOT selling a livestock animal in the Jr. Fair sale have the option to auction off an item related to your special interest project! The form below must be turned in at the time of judging check in and has the additional rules listed.

Special Interest Auction Entry Form and Rules

  • When: Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 5:00pm (check in at 4:15 with item and get photo taken)
  • Where: Della Selsor Building
  • How: Turn in Auction Entry Form at Project Judging
  • Item must be 60% homemade, raised, or in some way created by the exhibitor and must be related to your project. You may only enter 1 item per exhibitor.

This is a great oppportunity to invite your family and friends too, and reach out to your small businesses that would love to sponsor a project!

 


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


Poultry –  Pollorum Testing (Note – NOT for market broilers or waterfowl)

Pullorum Testing – Sunday, June 12th at 1-3pm

Where: Poultry barn @ Madison County Fairgrounds

Why: An A/I & Pullorum Clean test is required for entry to the fair. If you purchased from a hatchery since last fair you can get a verification from the hatchery. If you have chickens older than last fair (2021) or purchased from a private breeder you MUST get your birds (a %) tested.

If you can’t make the June 12 date, reach out to Julia for a list of testers.  If you don’t have a “disease- free- hatchery paper” or a clean- test paper you will NOT show at the fair. Waterfowl is not tested.

Questions… please call Julia Smith at 614.519.1799.


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 – 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!

Ohio Youth Skillathon Information

Ohio Youth Skillathon information for VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON sessions is now online at: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons

VIRTUAL Skillathon Registration is due by JUNE 14th, 2021!

A few important notes:

  • Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) awards MUST participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair
  • Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor (OBE) awards MUST participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online

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

Upcoming Events: View the full calendar here

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

May 27 – Cloverbud Camp Registration Due

May 30 – Office Closed, Memorial Day

June 1 – Fair Entries due

June 4-8 – 4-H Camp

June 10 – Demonstration Contest Entries due (Register at www.go.osu.edu/madcodemoday)

June 13 – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting – 6:30pm

June 15 – Outstanding Exhibitor Applications due; Demonstration Contest

June 20 – Ohio State Fair Jr. Livestock Entries due

June 21 & 29 – Livestock Project Judging and Skillathons – 4:30-8:30pm

July 1 – Green Range 4-H Livestock Scholarship Due


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! Sheep and goat exhibitors – for COUNTY TAG, list your scrapies tag number again as we do not have county tags in yet!

  • *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: www.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!