Highland County Jr. Fair Board

Interested in becoming a Junior Fair Board member?

Any member in a Junior Fair organization can apply.  4-H members and At-large applications can be found at  https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources#Jr.%20Fair%20Board%20Applications.

Applications are due October 27, 2022, by 4 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the application, feel free to call Danielle at 937-393-1918 or email at combs.311@osu.edu.

Entrepreneur SPIN Club

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 the link below. 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/

Pop Tab Battle

Do YOU or club want to participate? Highland County Extension office will be collecting pop tabs until November 21st to help.

POP TABS- The sweetest way to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities

“It takes approximately 1,128 pop tabs to equal one pound. We typically receive between $0.40 to $0.50 per pound of pop tabs. This program brings in an average of $6,000 each year. Last year you donated over 13 million pop tabs! We accept more than just soda pop tabs. The tabs can come from energy drinks, soup cans, or anything with a metallic tab.” https://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

Register Now for FoodPrenuer School! *Space Limited*

Don’t miss out on this free course for food and farm business managers! Participants will explore strategies for boosting their marketing through social media and video. Dinner will be provided by the Highland District Hospital – Nutrition Services Department. See more details on the attached flyer. Register at go.osu.edu/foodpreneur2022