In this issue:
- Madison County 4-H Week
- 4-H Online Re-Enrollment
- Livestock Quality Assurance Dates and RSVP
- 2022 4-H Calendar
- 4-H Family Guide 2022/Projects
- Dog project clinic
- Club Officer Resources
- County Scholarships Available
- Upcoming dates
- Fair Reminders – Livestock Committee
- State Opportunities
Madison County 4-H Week – March 6-12 – Fuel your curiosity in 4-H!
Join us on social media while we celebrate Madison County 4-H Week!
- Monday – comment your favorite 4-H project!
- Tuesday – Post your favorite camp memory or photo!
- Wednesday – Tag your favorite 4-H volunteer!
- Thursday – Tag a 4-H alumni member to share their story of 4-H!
- Friday – Talk about your favorite community service project
- Saturday – Tag someone that should join 4-H!
The more participation = more entries to win a cool 4-H prize at the end of the week!
4-H Club Window Display Contest
Clubs have the opportunity to locate a local business and decorate their window/space for 4-H week! You can find details on the contest here.
4-H Online Enrollment – March 15
You are now available to enroll your family for 2022! Visit oh.4honline.com and log in your same email and password that you used before. If you forgot your password/email, contact our office – DO NOT create a new account unless you are a NEW family to 4-H!
Click here for instructions and a help sheet with screenshots to help you enroll. If you have any issues, do not hesitate to call our office or email Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need additional help or assistance in our office and want to set up an appointment, call our office or contact Frances directly.
Looking for a new/fresh project for this year? You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at www.projectcentral.ohio4h.org! You can can visit go.osu.edu/mc4hspark where you will find videos from key leaders, livestock committee members, and other volunteers describing various project areas, what you need, what you learn, etc. There will also be videos from our own 4-H members that have done really well in certain project areas sharing their insight!
Livestock Quality Assurance
To be eligible for participation in the Madison County Junior Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Quality Assurance Education Programs. The deadline to complete QA Education for the Madison County Fair is May 15, 2022. Parent participation is required for exhibitors under 16 or first year exhibitors.
4-H & FFA Members in these projects must attend Quality Assurance Education: All Dairy Cattle, Market & Dairy Goats, Breeding Goats, Market & Breeding Rabbits, Beef (Mkt. Steers, Beef Feeders, Breeding Beef), Dairy Feeder Calves, Market and Breeding Swine, Breeding and Market Sheep, all Market and Fancy poultry. Horses, Dogs, Alpacas, Cats, Cavies, and Pet Rabbits do not need to complete QA training.
Session options are listed below. Mark your calendar to attend ONE! Sign ups are available NOW at www.go.osu.edu/MadCoQA
- March 21, 6:30-8:30 – Della Selsor Building
- March 31st, 6:00-8:00pm – Tolles Tech (Hosted by ASE Feeds – RSVP through their website)
- *April 18, 6:00-8:00pm – Becks Hybrids (Rabbit Project Specific)
- *April 20th, 6:30-8:30pm – Becks Hybrids (For NEW MEMBERS ONLY – 1st-3rd year members just getting started on their projects!)
- April 28th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
- May 5th, 7:00-8:30pm – Virtually via Zoom
- May 12th, 6:30-8:30pm – Coughlin Building
If you cannot attend the above dates, there are options for an online QA through YQCA. Contact the extension office for details. It does cost roughly $12 to complete. You can also reach out to surrounding counties to complete this.
2022 4-H Calendar Available NOW!
The 2022 4-H calendar is available here: https://madison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-calendar
Please mark down important dates with your families NOW! (Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.)
- March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
- May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
- June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
- June 4-8 – 4-H Camp
- June 21 and 29 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
- July 9-16 – Madison County Fair
We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂
*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added. Check back regularly for updates.
Dog Project Info Clinic – March 7 at 7pm – Della Selsor Building
Interested in taking a dog project this year through 4-H? Attend the Dog Informational Clinic! There will be live demonstrations for Showmanship, Obedience and Rally Obedience. Contact Jenny Sweet, Dog Program Leader, 740-506-3357 or Sweets43140@att.net for any questions you may have.
2022 Family Guide Available NOW!
The 2022 Family Guide is now available for download at ohio4h.org/familyguide! All families and volunteer enrolled last year will be receiving a paper copy via mail. We will have some available in the office as well, first come first serve.
You can view sample pages of project books, see comments from families that have enrolled in the project, etc. at projectcentral.ohio4h.org!
Now is the PERFECT time to browse the 4-H projects available for next year! Contact our office with any questions about projects, purchasing books, etc.!
You can can visit go.osu.edu/mc4hspark where you will find videos from key leaders, livestock committee members, and other volunteers describing various project areas, what you need, what you learn, etc. There will also be videos from our own 4-H members that have done really well in certain project areas sharing their insight!
Newly elected club officers? Have some resources!
Officer Training Resources: Visit https://ohio4h.org/officerresources for some brand new officer training resources! We were excited to add these new resources under the “Officer Resources” tab. These resources are quick guides that offer information on the importance of campaigning for club offices, officer position descriptions, and tips for holding elections.
County Level Scholarship Opportunities
- Madison County Farm Bureau Scholarship-March31
- The Madison County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships to the children of Madison County Farm Bureau members. While all students are encouraged to apply, preference is given to applicants majoring in an agriculturally-related field
- To view and download the application, click here
- The completed application is due March 31, 2022 to Madison County Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 368, Hilliard, Ohio 43026 OR emailed as a PDF to email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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!
*2022 Calendar Available at the link above!
*Fair schedule for 2022 posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule
March 1 – Volunteer Training, 10am and 7pm, Zoom
March 7 – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting – 6:30pm – Extension Office
March 7 – Dog Project Clinic – 7:00pm – Della Selsor Building
March 6-12 – Madison County/Ohio 4-H Week
March 12 – Ohio 4-H Conference
March 15 – 4-H Enrollment Deadline (members and volunteers)
March 19 – Ohio Youth Poultry Clinic – OSU ATI – RSVP by March 2 ($20/youth, $25/adult) – Click here for the registration form
March 21 – Livestock Quality Assurance – 6:30-8:30pm – Della Selsor Building – RSVP at go.osu.edu/madcoQA
March 31 – Livestock Quality Assurance – 6:00-8:00pm – Tolles Tech – Hosted by ASE Feeds, RSVP at their website
April 1 – 4-H Dog Project owned and in possession
COUNTY JR. FAIR UPDATES
2022 Madison County Fair Schedule Posted!
The 2022 Madison County Fair schedule is posted at https://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/fair-schedule.
Please review as there are some changes to check in and removal times for animals!
Livestock Committee Members Needed!
We want YOU to consider joining the Small Animal or Large animal committees, or Horse Committee! This is a great opportunity to get involved to help make the Jr. Fair programs great!
Contact the Jr. Fair Coordinator at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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!
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!