Ohio 4-H Volunteer Mental Health Volunteer Training Series

Ohio 4-H Volunteer Mental Health Training series each Wednesday in January. These trainings will be held virtually on ZOOM from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Each training is stand alone, so you can pick and choose which training(s) you’d like to attend.

  • January 6 – Mental Health 101
  • January 13 – Typical Adolescence vs. Emerging Mental Health Problems
  • January 20 – Trauma Informed Approaches Training
  • January 27 – Recognizing the signs and symptoms of Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

To register for any of the trainings, please go to http://go.osu.edu/4HMHtraining

OSU Extension Updated Office Hours

Effective Monday, December 21 through January 1, ALL OSU Extension county offices will be closed to the public. Employees will return to 100% telework during this time.

Our staff can still be reached by calling our office number (740-454-0144) and selecting the correct extension.

We can also be reached via e-mail:

Lakyn Craig
SNAP-Ed Program Assistant
Debbie Dunn
Office Associate
Clifton Martin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jamie McConnell
Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Muskingum County 4-H Scholarship Application Now Available!

Since 2015, the Muskingum County 4-H Committee has awarded scholarships to recognize 4-H members and alumni for their achievements. In 2021, a minimum of two $500 scholarships will be awarded and announced during Muskingum County 4-H Week.

Applicants must:

  • be a current 4-H Member or alumni of Muskingum County 4-H;
  • be a current year graduating high school senior, or equivalent of a college freshman or sophomore (proof of equivalent in a home school program by the end of the current school year is acceptable);
  • be active in 4-H for the previous three (3) consecutive years;
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale based on the most recently completed semester;
  • plan to attend (or currently attending) any post-secondary educational institution.

Complete the application: go.osu.edu/musk4hscholarship.

Applications are due January 31.

Announcement from the State 4-H Office – 4-H Meeting & Event Status through January 15

To Our 4-H Families:

As you know, COVID-19 is on the rise in Ohio and because 4-H’ers pledge their health to better living, we must do our part to not contribute to its spread. Ohio 4-H is a part of a land-grant academic institution; we follow science and  model what the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and other experts stress is important in addressing this virus. As a result, in an effort to keep our 4-H families, volunteers, and communities safe, effective December 7, 2020, all 4-H meetings and events are to be canceled, postponed, or held virtually until January 15, 2021.

All 4-H volunteers are expected to follow these guidelines regarding 4-H meetings and events. Volunteers who are not in compliance and hold in-person 4-H events and activities will receive a first warning. A second incident disregarding our effort to protect the health, safety and well-being of members, families and communities will result in immediate termination of volunteer status.

The Ohio Public Health Advisory System indicates the status of counties based on a color-coded system. If a county is purple or approaching purple, OSU Extension offices will be closed and employees will be working virtually. If a county is red, OSU Extension offices will be staffed by appointment only. You will need to call in advance to schedule a time to go to the office. Please note there may be additional guidelines from county health departments.

We are incredibly proud of the efforts of our 4-H youth and volunteers who remain committed to making the best better and look forward to the time when we can safely meet together.

Yours in service to 4-H,

Kirk Bloir

State 4-H Leader

Assistant Director, OSU Extension