Speak Up, Speak Out! Virtual SPIN Club Opportunity

Speak Up, Speak Out! i s a virtual 4-H SPecial INterest (SPIN) Club for youth Grades 6-12, who want to improve their public speaking skills and overcome their fear.

Participants will learn basic speaking skills and the importance of effective verbal and non-verbal communication.

When: Tuesdays –January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 21
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free!
Register at: go.osu.edu/23speakupspinclub

All About Beef! Zoom Webinars in December

Geared towards youth participants taking beef projects but anyone is welcome!

Webinar links and details below:
Thursday, December 8th: Beef Cattle Nutrition
Nutrition best practices, how nutrition impacts meat quality

Wednesday, December 14th: Beef Cattle Health
Protecting animal health at home and at the fair, common disease ID, and more!

Monday, December 19th: Beef Cattle Handling and Welfare
Animal handling and welfare at home and at the fair, impact of handling and stress of meat quality

Presenters Include:
Dr. Steve Boyles, OSU Beef Extension Specialist
Dr. Lyda Garcia, OSU Meat Extension Specialist
Dr. Andrew Bowman, OSU Veterinary Medicine
Bo Garcia, OSU Graduate Research Associate
Garth Ruff, OSU Beef Field Specialist
Dr. Jacqueline Nolting, OSU Veterinary Medicine

Entrepreneur SPIN Club Opportunity

Ohio 4-H is proud to partner with Believe in Ohio (https://believeinohio.org/) to kick off a new STEM- based 4-H SPIN club this fall and winter for high school youth.

This club will meet virtually on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm starting on 10/27 – 12/15 (skipping Thanksgiving).   Youth will learn about the components of an entrepreneurial business plan and create a STEM-based project and pitch video as the final product.  Projects will be eligible for local ($100-500), regional ($1,000) and state ($5,000) based scholarships.  In Spring 2022 not all scholarships were given out.

Youth who participate will be 2023 4-H members in the county they live in.

To participate in the club, sign up using this link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6m1FfsTCTRNrNWe

Youth can only miss 2 meetings to be eligible for awards. Youth can also submit their project as a self-determined 4-H project in their own county for county based awards and recognition in summer 2023.

All meetings will be recorded.  Youth will work on their STEM business plans with the help of a STEM advocate from Believe in Ohio from 12/15/22 – 1/31/2023.

 

More information about the scholarships and program can be found here :

https://believeinohio.org/scholarships/

 

If you cannot make the Thursday night meetings, you could also participate on your own as an independent student, but would not receive the support of the STEM Advocates, and learning with other 4-H members.

https://believeinohio.org/independent-students/

2023 Market Beef Weigh In Details – December 12

New for 2023!

  1. Bred & Owned Market Steer Class: If exhibitor owned and had in their possession the mother of their market steer by March 25, 2021, they qualify for this class. Youth will be asked on their registration and entry form if the animal is bred and owned on their farm. Exhibitors may NOT use a back-up for this class but must show the same steer as they do in the regular market steer class. The Bred and Owned class takes place at the end of the market show. All steers in the class show together, regardless of weight.
  2. Market Heifer Class: This is a separate division that will take place during the Tuesday market beef show. Youth will be allowed to exhibit a market steer OR a market heifer at the fair (ONE TOTAL market beef animal). Separate classes will be created if numbers warrant, but only one division champion/reserve champion will be selected. The market heifer division champion/reserve champion will compete for overall market beef grand/reserve champion.

2023 Market Beef Weigh-In is scheduled for December 12, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at Muskingum Livestock Auction Company. Junior Fair Livestock Committee is asking that you complete the registration form for each steer BEFORE weigh-in. It is available online: go.osu.edu/muskmarketbeefThe form must be completed by December 11 at 11:59 p.m.

Please review the following information in preparation for the event: 2023 Market Beef Weigh-In Details. This information can also be found on our website: https://muskingum.osu.edu/juniorfair.

Downtown Zanesville Christmas Parade Opportunity for Clubs

Celebrate the holiday season in Zanesville this year with a unique marketing opportunity by participating in our Lighted Storybook Christmas Parade on Wednesday November 30th at 6 PM.  We are excited that again WHIZ, our local NBC Affiliate, will be broadcasting our parade live and online.  Register today!

 

Registration is live and online www.visitzanesville.com/storybook-christmas/parade

 

For a full listing of events downtown this Holiday Season go to www.visitzanesville.com

Carving New Ideas – Teen Camp Opportunity at 4-H Camp Ohio

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a statewide camping opportunity that focuses on workforce development, future forward thinking, and program facilitation for 4-H members in grades 8-12. Campers develop their leadership skills while making new friends from across Ohio. Held at 4-H Camp Ohio, this fall camping experience fosters new ways of thinking as older youth begin to look toward their future careers and education paths. Hosted by Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University, Collegiate 4-H members serve as session presenters, camp counselors, advisors, and more.

CARVING NEW IDEAS 2022 IS NOV. 18-20 AT 4-H CAMP OHIO!

  • It’s Game Show Mania with activities and opportunities to match
  • Fee is $75
  • Registration closes 10/25

Find the details for CNI 2022 here!

Older Youth Opportunities Applications Now Available

Note about Completing Applications

Members applying for teen opportunities should answer questions in their own words. Adult helpers can assist, but individuals who are selecting youth for these leadership roles prefer to hear directly from the youth. Points may be deducted during selection if those evaluating responses do not think they are the youth’s own work.

County Award Opportunities

County Medal Awards

4-H members of any age who demonstrate exemplary achievement in a specific project area over a period of three or more years can apply to earn one of three potential County Medal Awards in any of the over 25 project areas. Youth are eligible to win more than once. Winners over 14 years of age may be nominated for a State 4-H Achievement Award. Complete and submit the Muskingum County 4-H Achievement Form by November 15 at 11:59 p.m.

You will need the following information to complete the Muskingum County Achievement Form:

  • Personal Information
  • Information to help you with essay questions

Apply now!

 

Leadership Opportunities

4-H CARTEENS

The Muskingum County 4-H CARTEENS program is a court mandated program for first-time juvenile traffic offenders. 4-H CARTEENS is a peer education program, which simply means the program is taught by teens. Volunteers must be 15 years old. Volunteers accepted year round.

Note: 4-H CARTEENS programs are not currently being held. Interested volunteers will be contacted before the program resumes.

Interest form

 

County 4-H Ambassador

The purpose of the 4-H Ambassadors is to promote 4-H in Muskingum County and develop leadership skills by assisting with and participating in various activities throughout the year. Youth must be at least age 13 as of January 1, 2023. There will be a meeting for selected 4-H Ambassadors on January 12 at 6 p.m. to plan for the year. Interested applicants must complete the Muskingum County Achievement Form by November 15 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews will be held at the Extension Office on December 7.

You will need the following information to complete the Muskingum County Achievement Form:

  • Personal Information
  • Information to help you with essay questions
  • Time(s) you are available on December 7 for an interview

Apply now!

 

Camp Counselor

Camp counselors work with an Extension professional, adult 4-H volunteers, and the 4-H Camp Ohio staff to conduct a variety of outdoor learning experiences for campers ages 8-13. Counselors work with a partner to supervise a small group of campers in a cabin living environment. Camp counselors attend meetings and activities from February through June to plan camp activities and learn skills needed to be an effective camp counselor. Camp counselor applicants must be ages 14 to 18 as of January 1, 2023. To be eligible to be a counselor, candidates must be a 4-H member in good standing. Complete Camp Counselor Application by November 15, 11:59 p.m. and participate in Counselor Selection Night on December 1 if applicant has not served as a counselor.

You will need the following information to complete the Camp Counselor application:

  • Personal Information
  • Information to help you with essay questions
  • Name and E-mail address of two non-family members to serve as a reference. References Due November 15. 
  • Headshot photo to attach to application

Apply now!

 

Junior Fair Board

Junior Fair Board members can be representatives from several youth organizations including 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Youth Grange. Junior Fair Board members are responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of many Junior Fair aspects of the Muskingum County Fair. Junior Fair Board applicants must be ages 14 to 18 as of January 1, 2023. Selected youth serve a one-year term. Interested applicants must complete a Junior Fair Board Application by November 15 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews for new members will be held on December 7.

You will need the following information to complete the Junior Fair Board application:

  • Personal Information
  • Information to help you with essay questions
  • Name and E-mail address of one non-family member to serve as a reference (new members only). References Due November 15. 
  • Time(s) you are available on December 7 for a an interview (new members only)

Apply now

 

Junior Leadership Club

4-H teens have the opportunity to participate in leadership development in a countywide group beyond their local 4-H club. The group meets year round at various locations throughout the county and state with a focus on career opportunities, leadership, citizenship and developing relationships among its members. Members must be at least age 13 as of January 1, 2023. Youth can join anytime. 

Enroll now!

 

State Trip and Camp Opportunities

You will need the following information to complete the Muskingum County Achievement Form for State Trips & Camps:

  • Personal Information
  • Information to help you with essay questions
  • Time(s) you are available on December 7 for an interview.

Apply now!

 

4-H Leadership Camp – June 1-5, 2023

Each county may nominate youth to attend State Leadership Camp to strengthen skills and experience personal growth at 4-H Camp Ohio. Must be 14 years of age by January 1 of the current year to attend the camp. Full scholarship available to selected county delegates. Interested applicants must complete the Muskingum County Achievement Form by November 15 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews will be held at the Extension Office on December 7.

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp – JULY 2023 dates TBA

The mission of Ohio 4-H Sea Camp is to offer teenage youth an introduction to the Great Lakes through hands-on experiences in a variety of aquatic-based programs. Sea Camp will enable participants to experience Lake Erie-based activities and culture such as aquatic science, water recreation, and fishing. It is open to youth ages 15-17. Full scholarship available to selected county delegates. Interested applicants must complete the Muskingum County Achievement Form by November 15 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews will be held at the Extension Office on December 7.

Citizenship Washington Focus – June 2023 DATES TBA

Recommended ages 16 and older. Spend one week in Washington, D.C. with 4-H’ers from other states participating in workshops and touring our nation’s capital. Full scholarship available to selected county delegates. Interested applicants must complete the Muskingum County Achievement Form by November 15 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews will be held at the Extension Office on December 7. 

Leadership Washington Focus – 2023 Dates tba

Experience a national leadership development experience designed exclusively for 4-H’ers entering grades 7-9. Full scholarship available to selected county delegates. Interested applicants must complete the Muskingum County Achievement Form by November 15 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews will be held at the Extension Office on December 7. 

Reverse Raffle Ticket Purchase and Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

On behalf of the Muskingum County Reverse Raffle Committee, I’m sharing information about purchasing tickets or supporting through a corporate sponsorship. This annual event raises money for the Muskingum County 4-H Endowment and Muskingum County 4-H Committee!

Ticket Purchases

Individual tickets are $100 each.

Each Raffle Ticket will Offer:
1. $10,000 GRAND PRIZE opportunity
2. Free catered meal on the night of the drawing from Theo’s.
3. Chance to win other cash prizes (up to $1,000)

**Additional meal tickets may be purchased for $20. Each meal ticket offers one meal and a chance at one drawing for $100. Meal tickets are not eligible for cash prizes listed below. All meal tickets must be purchased by October 21, 2022.

  • MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO PURCHASE A TICKET OR TO ATTEND THE EVENT.
  • Ticket holders need not be present to win, except for loser’s drawing. Ticket holders may send an agent to act on their behalf, but must complete and submit the “Reverse Raffle Committee Permission for an Agent Letter”, at registration the evening of the event. Letters can be obtained from any committee member. The final 2 ticket holders (or their agent) must be present in order to make a decision on disbursement of final winnings.
  • Tickets will be drawn from the barrel one-at-a-time and opened, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
  • After a ticket is drawn from the barrel, it will be opened and eliminated.
  • In the event of a controversy, the Reverse Raffle Committee shall rule. The decision of the Reverse Raffle Committee shall be final.
  • A $100 loser’s drawing will be held. The ticket holder, NOT a representative, must be present to win the loser’s drawing.
  • One $100 drawing will be held for all $20 meal ticket holders, only.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Clover – $1,000:

  • Reserved Table for 8
  • 8 Raffle Tickets
  • Name & Logo Printed on Event Materials & Signage
  • Name included on Social Media
  • Verbal Recognition at Event

Gold Clover – $500:

  • 4 Raffle Tickets
  • Name & Printed on Event Materials & Signage
  • Name included on Social Media

Green Clover – $250

  • 2 Raffle Tickets
  • Name & Printed on Event Materials & Signage

For more information, contact Committee President Jared Dosch – 740-704-1215.

Reverse Raffle Silent Auction – Invitation for Clubs to Participate

The Muskingum County Reverse Raffle Committee would like to invite any interested 4-H club to enter a theme basket of at least $50 in value to the silent auction at the  Reverse Raffle on November 2. This annual event raises money to benefit the Muskingum County 4-H program. Proceeds from the silent auction will be divided equally among the clubs who participate. Interested clubs should contact Andrea Wince-Wiseman (740-221-2452) or Addy Weck (732-939-6136).