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Lamb & Wool Ambassador Application Available! Due March 16

The Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association is sponsoring a Lamb and Wool Senior Ambassador and a Lamb and Wool Junior Ambassador Contest for 2023. Download the Application.

All persons who are 14-21 years of age as of 1/1/2023 with a 4-H/FFA sheep/lamb project or a sheep-related background are eligible for Senior Ambassador. All persons who are 9-13 years of age as of 1/1/2023 with a 4-H/FFA sheep/lamb project or have a sheep-related background are eligible for Junior Ambassador.

If you are interested and meet all eligibility requirements of this letter, please complete the application and essay and return via email or mail to: Haley Lake at:  haleylake37@gmail.com or Haley Lake 11320 Norfield Road Norwich, Ohio 43767

 Be sure to request confirmation of receipt to be sure that your application was received. If no confirmation is given, call 740-319-4307. Applications must be received by March 16th, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Interviews will be held on March 29th, 2023 in the evening at the Muskingum County Extension Office.  Each applicant will be contacted with time and location information. Winners will be announced at our annual banquet on April 17, 2023 held in the Veteran’s Building at the Fairgrounds.

The Senior and Junior Ambassador duties will be to assist with promotional and educational events of the Muskingum County Sheep Producers Association at the state and local levels. A suggested list of possible activities and events will be provided and coordinated with the MCSPIA. If you have any further questions, please contact Director Haley Lake of the Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association at 740-319-4307.

Congratulations 2023 County Ambassadors, State Trips & Camp Scholarships & County Medal Winners

Congratulations to the following youth who were selected for opportunities this year!

First Name Last Name County Opportunity County Medals State Awards Nominee
Landyn Andrews County 4-H Ambassador Horse
Dyllon Ault Llama
Brianna Bradley Goat, Rabbits, Gardening & Horticulture
Koby Bradley Creative Arts
Kylie Bradley County 4-H Ambassador Creative Arts, Leadership, Citizenship & Community Service
Braylie Burkey County 4-H Ambassador Woodworking
William Dearing County 4-H Ambassador, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp Goat, Sheep, Gardening & Horticulture
Addison Derry County 4-H Ambassador
Alyssa Derry County 4-H Ambassador
Logan Lyon Beef
Aaron McConnell County 4-H Ambassador, State Leadership Camp
Maddy McConnell County 4-H Ambassador Rabbits
Eli McDonald County 4-H Ambassador, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp Goat
Jack McDonald Rabbits
Eliza Jane Morrow County 4-H Ambassador, Citizenship Washington Focus Beef, Clothing & Textiles, Leadership, Personal Development, Swine, Communications
Titus Morrow Beef, Swine, Woodworking
Halle Peck State Leadership Camp
Hayden Weck County 4-H Ambassador, State Leadership Camp Creative Arts, Leadership, Food & Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Companion Animals Food & Nutrition

2023 4-H Project & Resource Book Price Update

4-H project and resource books are purchased by the 4-H Club and distributed to members. Members should communicate with their club volunteers related to which materials are needed for the current year.

There is an increase cost for 4-H publications in 2023. When ordered from the Extension Office, project books are $8 and resource books are $15, except 220R Pocket Pets ($10), 228R Rabbit Resource ($10) and 492R Cake Decorating ($8).

 

 

2023 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Available! Due February 3

The 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. Teen leaders and volunteers learn together and from each other in order to become better at delivering the Ohio 4-H Program to our members. A variety of educational sessions ensures that there is something for everyone!

Who: Teens and Volunteers

What: Ohio 4-H Conference

When: Saturday, March 11

Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Registration fees for the conference are $40. $20 scholarships are offered through the TSC Paper Clover Campaign (teens) and Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund (adults). Camp Counselors are paid for through Junior Camp fees. Muskingum County 4-H Junior Leaders will cover the additional $20 for enrolled members.

Final Cost:

Teen: Camp Counselor/Junior Leaders – NO COST

Teen/Adult: Not Camp Counselor/Junior Leaders $20 fee

Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Form

Registration Booklet (with session list)

Deadline to submit registrations to the Extension Office is Friday, February 3 at 4:30 p.m.

Cross County Lines Request – Submit by March 15

Youth are expected to affiliate with the 4-H program in their county of residence or receive approval for membership outside their county of residence.

4-H Membership Across County Lines Request – The request form must be completed by any youth requesting 4-H membership in Muskingum County when their primary residence is located in another county. Once granted, the permission for membership across county lines shall be permanent and stable for the duration of the youth’s 4-H membership. This means the youth does not need to apply each year. It also means that once granted, they cannot change counties unless circumstances change. If the youth’s circumstances change (e.g., residence, school, or custody), the cross county lines membership can be reevaluated.

Be sure to review the policy, as there are specific reasons a request can be approved and specific reasons it cannot be: 4-H Membership Across County Lines Policy. Find the request form online: go.osu.edu/muskacl. It is strongly recommended this form is submitted by March 15.

The Winning 4-H Plan: Accommodations for Youth with Special Needs due April 15

The Winning 4-H Plan enables youth to tailor the 4-H experience to their needs and helps maintain a positive relationship between the youth’s family, 4-H volunteers, and the county 4-H professionals.  Members who have previously submitted a request form do not need to submit again. Please contact the Extension Office directly to request changes for the current year. If no changes are requested, accommodations will be listed as they were the previous year.

Access the form: go.osu.edu/muskw4hplan.

Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board Application – Due March 1

Apply to represent 4-H Youth Development on the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board by March 1, 2023

The Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board is made up of our great state’s best and brightest young leaders, hand-picked to contribute to the success of the Ohio State Fair each year. If the passion for 4-H Youth Development and the state fair is in your blood, consider applying to represent our organization by March 1!

 

What is the Junior Fair Board?

The Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board is made up of Ohio’s best and brightest young leaders, hand-picked to contribute to the success of the Ohio State Fair each year. Selected to represent their respective youth organizations, these students serve on behalf of thousands of students across Ohio. Goals of the Junior Fair Board include:

  • To serve the people of the Ohio State Fair
  • To interact with fairgoers and provide the best experience possible
  • To help other agencies and organizations with their tasks, booths, etc. at the fair
  • To gain networking experiences and special opportunities

 

Which skills should a Junior Fair Board member have?

Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board members are dedicated leaders with outstanding characteristics such as:

  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Flexibility
  • Responsibility
  • Adaptability

 

What are the requirements?

In addition to being an outstanding leader, prospective members should meet the following general criteria:

  • 16-20 years old
  • Currently a member of 4-H, FFA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Farm Bureau
  • Highly involved members in their organization
  • Significant accomplishments within the organization (i.e. competition at the state and/or national level, leadership experiences, community service/volunteer experiences, etc.)
  • Leadership experience with the potential and desire to continue to grow as a leader
  • Very responsible, respectful, and professional
  • Members are only eligible to serve one two-year term on the JFB representing one organization

 

What is the time commitment?

Junior Fair Board members commit approximately 2 weeks of time to the Ohio State Fair, arriving the Monday prior to the Fair’s Wednesday opening (this year, they would arrive on Monday, July 24, prior to the Fair’s Wednesday, July 26 opening, and will return home on Sunday, Aug. 6).

 

First year Junior Fair Board members are paid a flat-rate stipend for their service; returning members will receive a higher stipend for their second year of service.

 

Where will I stay?

Housing, as well as complimentary meals, are provided by the Ohio State Fair. All Junior Fair Board members will stay in dormitories located at the Ohio State Fair in the Rhodes Center building.

How do I apply?

Visit ohiostatefair.com/jfb and submit applications through the portal.

 

Learn More at our Informational Webinar on Wednesday, February 1

This year, the Ohio State Fair will host an informational webinar with current Junior Fair Board leaders, past presidents, and advisors to share information on what we look for in members, what you can expect, and more. Can’t join on Feb. 1? No worries – a recorded version of the video will be available after the webinar at ohiostatefair.com/jfb.

 

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