August 2021 4-H News

In this issue:

  • Jr. Fair Wrap Up Notes
  • Junior Fair Board Applications – Due November 1
  • Camp Counselor Applications – Due November
  • 4-H Honor Member Awards – Due September 30
  • Calendar
  • State Opportunities & State Fair reminders
    • Teen Leadership Council Apps – due August 14!


Jr. Fair Wrap Up


Many of you have likely seen that the Fairboard hired professional photographers to take photos of kids showing livestock. Be sure to check out the following links for photos!


All other species:

Special thanks to Paige Pence, Lauren Fehlan, Emma Mathews Photography for taking the photos and to the SFB for purchasing all the photos so you just need to download !


For special interest awards, misc. contest results (barn décor, thank you buyer posters, etc.), memorial trophy winners, showmen of showmen, premier exhibitor, and more, visit

A buyer list will be coming soon from sales committee. Don’t forget to write thank you notes!

Special Interest Auction participants will be notified next week or so with their photo thank you notes to pick up and mail to their buyers. Checks will be distributed in the next few weeks.

Junior Fair Board Applications – Due November 1

Applications for the 2021 Junior Fair Board will be due November 1. Check for the application and more information to come soon! 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.

4-H Camp Counselor Applications – Due November 5

Applications are due November 5 and will be available soon at Contact the Extension Office if you have questions!

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

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

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

4-H 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:

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!

Upcoming Events – August: View the full calendar here

*2022 4-H Calendar will be coming in September!

July 28-August 8 -Ohio State Fair

August 2 – 4-H Committee Meeting, 6:30pm

August 13 – Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Applications due to State 4-H office





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

Teen Leadership Council Applications Available!

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member for the 2021-22 program year are now available online at: Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due (received, not postmarked!) by Friday, August 13, 2021.

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.

Stay Connected! –

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!

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