In this week’s episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show:
-Learn about Highland County 4-H from several Junior Leaders
-Follow the process of maple syrup production at Clermont County’s Pattison Park
Highland County 4-H is offering county-wide meetings for 4-H members and volunteers. This hour long program provides a 30-min guest speaker about fun and exciting topics and a 30 minute meeting space for clubs if they would like to meet.
The next meeting is March 8th and someone from NASA!!!!
Open to ALL Families, this program will help strengthen family skills while having fun. Families will use an OSU WIFI enables iPad to attend the program virtually from their own home. The program includes 3 components: Parent, Youth, and Family. Meetings will be via ZOOM on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from March 25- May 6. Families who register by March 12th for the program will also receive a$70 gift card.
Register your family by March 12 at http://go.osu.edu/ohiosfpspring2021
For more information, please contact Danielle Combs, Extension Educator for 4-H Youth Development at the Highland County OSU Extension office at 937-393-1918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021 Family Guide is now available online at: https://ohio4h.org/familyguide This is your place to connect to the entire collection of Ohio 4-H project books for 2021. We have hard copies in the office that can be picked up at anytime.
Highland County Jr. Leaders Challenge you in this Family Guide Search
1)Where can I find the changes to 2020 projects for 2021?
2)How do you know if a project is Ohio State Fair eligible?
3)What are the ages for these levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced?
4)This is my first year in 4-H (age 9), can I take “Nailing it Together”?
5)I like to collect toy tractors. What is a good project for me to take as a beginner?
6)I have a donkey, is there a project that I can take?
7)What are the three activities that make up a 4-H project?
8)I have been in 4-H for 3 years now. Each year I have taken a Dog project. Can I take the “All About Dogs” project this year?
9)I would like to take a project in the Clothing and Textile Science section, but I am not able to sew. What would be a good project for me to take?
10)I am an older teen, and we have a lot of new younger members in our 4-H club. What would be a good project for me to take to help mentor them?
11)What is a project where I would learn on how to grow edible plants? It would also teach me how to add these to the current landscapes.
12)I am interested in hunting and trapping, what would be a good project for me to take?
13)If I have looked through the Family Guide and I do not find a specific project that I like what else could I do?
14)Can a school project be used as a 4-H project?
15)What is the 4-H Motto?
Highland County and Ohio 4-H Weeks
March 1-6, 2021 Highland County will be celebrating County 4-H week. As part of our celebration in Highland County, there will be contests and activities occurring all week. Fliers can be found in February Highland Happenings.
Facebook photo contest and Yard decorating
March 7-13, 2021 Ohio 4-H will be celebrating State 4-H week.
Looking for a fun way to explore the 4-H program? Check out this virtual 4-H Escape room.
A large list of other escape room activities are available from https://www.vandergriftpubliclibrary.org/online-resources/virtual-escape-rooms/
Highland Happenings (Highland County 4-H Newsletter)
Looking to stay up on 4-H events through the Highland County 4-H program, check out the latest newsletter at https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/highland-happenings.
Highland County Extension Blog
Looking to get weekly updates of blog posts? Visit our blog site https://u.osu.edu/osuextensionhighlandcounty/and subscribe at the bottom of the page.
Ohio 4-H Foundation Newsletter
Looking to stay up on state events through the Ohio 4-H Foundation, check out the latest newsletter at https://ohio4h.org/newsletter/ohio-4-h-highlights/october-2020.
New Volunteer Applications
Now is the time to recruit new volunteers for 2021! Any adult who is going to be alone with 4-H members must go through the volunteer selection process. If volunteers want to be active in 2021, they need to complete the selection process. Applications for new advisors will be due the last Thursday in February 25, 2021. The forms are available through the Extension office and can be found at https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources#Volunteer/Advisor%20Forms.
Advisor training is required every year; more dates are available for 2021. Due to limited space pre-registration for in-person and virtual trainings will be required. You will not be able to just walk into the trainings.
4-H Graduation Honor Cords will be available this year for current 4-H seniors to purchase. These green and white cords will proudly proclaim seniors’ long-time active involvement in the Highland County 4-H Program and their local 4-H club. The cords are available from OSU Extension Highland County. To order yours, please send a check, payable to OSU Extension, Highland County, in the amount of $15.00, on or before Thursday, April 8. We will place the order with National 4-H Supply, and let you know when you can stop in to pick up your cords. Of course, purchasing and wearing the cords is optional. We will provide all area high schools with a list of all our graduating seniors who purchase a cord so they are aware of what the cord represents. Let’s show our colors at graduation. An order form is attached, or available online at: https://highland.osu.edu/sites/highland/files/imce/Graduation%20cord%20letter.pdf
4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for adult success. The beginning point for teens to become involved in all 4-H opportunities is through local 4-H clubs. Through these clubs, they have the opportunity to participate in activities that could include projects designed especially for teens, community service and citizenship activities. After that there are many leadership opportunities at the county and state levels including numerous boards, committees and camping opportunities.
Highland County 4-H members are eligible for several county and state 4-H scholarships and opportunities. The individual requirements are different. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. Visit the website for scholarship eligibility requirements and applications:
Many applications are coming due, please check the websites for complete information.