4-H Camp Palmer All Camp Clean-Up Scheduled for March 25th

To open and prepare the grounds at 4-H Camp Palmer, we need volunteer help. Does your club or organization need a service project? An adult must accompany youth ages 8-15 years of age. Please be prepared to bring your own rakes, and work gloves.

The clean-up morning is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Please check in at the covered bridge entrance for work assignments.

Some of our main projects will include leaf raking, picking up sticks, mulching trails, cabin cleaning, and removing pool cover at 10:00 a.m.

The camp is located at 26450 County Road MN, Fayette, Ohio right next to Harrison Lake State Park. For more information about the cleanup call Bill Goodson at 419-237-2247 or goodson.34@osu.edu

2023 Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board Applications Now Available

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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Paulding County 4-H Officer Training

This coming Monday, November 21st, beginning at 6:00 pm, we will be holding our in-person officer training for all 4-H Club Officers.  This training will be 1.5 hours in length and will cover the necessary information for our club officers to be successful with running their 4-H Club.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Michael or TyAnna at 419-399-8225.

2023 Family Guide Now Available Online

We are excited to announce that the 2023 Family Guide is now available.  This is the guide that lists all of the 4-H projects offered in Ohio.  I highly encourage you to take a look at this guide and decide on the project(s) that will be taken this upcoming year.

You will see that there is a disclaimer regarding the price increase for all 4-H books.  Unfortunately, the university was required to increase the cost of the books due to the cost of printing them.

If you have any questions about the projects or want to take a look at a book before you make a decision on a project, please let Michael or TyAnna know.  We highly encourage all youth to complete at least 1 still project a year.  Members gain a great deal of knowledge when completing these projects.

To take a look at the newest Family Guide, please use the link below.


Paulding County Junior Fairboard Applications Now Available

The Paulding County Junior Fairboard has announced that applications for both youth members and advisors are now available.  These can be found by clicking on the links below.  You will find that youth may complete their application one of two ways, either print off, complete, and return their application, or complete the application online.  Advisor applications must be printed off and submitted.  Applications that have been printed must be dropped off at the Extension Office or postmarked by September 2nd.  Online applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm on September 2nd.

Youth interested in applying must be starting their Freshman year of high school through the age of 19 as of January 1, 2023.

If you have any questions about applying to be a Junior Fairboard member or advisor in Paulding County, please contact Tony Miller at 419-203-1673 or Michael Schweinsberg at 419-399-8225.

Paulding County Junior Fairboard Online Application

Paulding County Junior Fairboard Printed Application

Paulding County Junior Fairboard Advisor Application