September 4-H News 2021

In this issue:

  • End of Year Feedback Survey
  • 4-H Honor Member Awards – Due September 30
  • Junior Fair Board Applications – Due November 1
  • Camp Counselor Applications – Due November
  • Trip Scholarships
  • Member Shout Outs
  • Calendar
  • State Opportunities


End of Year Survey – Give Us Your Feedback!

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 or click this link directly:  

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:

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!

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!

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  and are turned into the Extension Office or emailed to

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.

Member Shout Outs!

Teen Leadership Council – Congrats to Luke Peart for being selected to serve on the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council for the 2021-22 term year! As a member, he will learn leadership skills, meet others teens from across the state, meet with supporters and donors of Ohio 4-H, and provide guidance to the 4-H program, as well as work some state level events!

Congrats to Amara Suchy for being selected to attend the Cultural Immersion Experience trip to Puerto Rico this winter!

Congrats to all of our Ohio State Fair participants! We had several winners in the livestock area, skillathons, and non-livestock judging! Way to represent Madison County well!


Youth Leadership Summit & Glo Paint Party – September 11

Madison County Prevention (MCP) will be holding the second annual Youth Leadership Summit on September 11th at the Madison County Fairgrounds!

This event is free to students, grades 9-12, in Madison County!  Madison County Youth Ambassadors (YA) have been actively planning for this event, which includes community service and leadership training, fun and games, FREE PIZZA, and a GLO PAINT PARTY!

Registration is required at:





Upcoming Events – August: View the full calendar here

*2022 Calendar coming soon!

September 6 – Extension Office Closed, Labor Day

September 21-23 – Farm Science Review

September 30 – All End of Year Banquet Award Applications 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 2 – Celebration of Youth Event, Leeds Farm

October 3-9 – National 4-H Week

October 4 – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting – 6:30pm

October 24 – 4-H Trick or Treat

November 1 – Junior Fair Board Applications Due

November 5 – Camp Counselor Applications Due


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

Achievement Awards for Project Areas

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: December 1st to Madison County Extension Office


Ag Extrepreneurship Camp

Do you know any youth that are interested in taking over the family farm, starting their own farm, or owning their own business in the agriscience industry? Check out this attached flyer about attending Agricultural Entrepreneurship Camp on the weekend of September 24-26. Open to all youth that are in high school. Registration is now open and can be found here: This camp is a partnership between Explore Ag, Lucas County Extension, Franklin County Extension, Hocking College, Grow Next Gen, Venture Lab, and Young Entrepreneur Institute. If you have any questions contact myself or Marissa Mulligan.





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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