Understanding the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)

Understanding the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD):

Effective January 1, 2017, the U.S. FDA has implemented new regulations addressing
on-farm antibiotic use in feed-animal production. This affects everyone (including
4-H members as youth producers) keeping, owning, and/or raising food-production
Dr. Heather Lane, DVM, MPH, DACVPM will provide an overview of the FDA’s new regulations and what
biosecurity measures one can take to reduce the need for antibiotic use.

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Manure Happens!


You are invited to attend this FREE seminar presented featuring local natural resource professionals.  Gain knowledge & resources to help you reduce mud, manage manure, increase chore efficiency, improve horse health & property aesthetics, and conserve money & resources!  Help us SPREAD the word.

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Don’t forget Portage County now has a Shooting Sports Club!

Next Portage County Rangers 4H club (Shooting Sports club) meeting is Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 5 PM at Izaak Walton League of America located in Portage County. The address for this location is 9634 Newton Falls Road, OH 44266.

To learn more about Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/ohio-4-h-shooting-sports  


2017 Youth Poultry Clinic – March 25 at Fisher Auditorium, OSU/OARDC, Wooster

2017 Youth Poultry Clinic – March 25 at Fisher Auditorium, OSU/OARDC, Wooster. Registrations are to be postmarked by Friday, March 17. Space is limited. Jarrod Snell, Assistant Poultry Operations Manager, snell.41@osu.edu, is the contact person. The link to this information is posted at www.poultry.osu.edu on the Calendar of Events page.

Lucinda B. Miller, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development – Livestock, Companion & Small Animal Programs will be teaching a statewide Quality Assurance session at this Youth Poultry Clinic. They will also be discussing the Veterinary Feed Directive and Prescription Drugs as they pertain to youth with poultry projects.

Registration form:  2017 Youth Poultry Clinic-rmg36n


Morgan Hasbrouck 4-H Scholarship Fund

Morgan Hasbrouck 4-H Scholarship Fund
Applications are now available for the 2017 Morgan Hasbrouck 4-H

The Morgan Hasbrouck 4-H Scholarship was established to preserve the
memory of Morgan Hasbrouck, who was an active member of the Summit
Sizzlers 4-H Livestock Club, by providing scholarships for active or former
4-H members.

Eligibility requirements include senior in or graduate of a Summit or
Portage County school and active or former 4-H participation.
Application deadline is April 1, 2017. Scholarship amount varies.

Please visit www.akroncf.org/Students for more information and to apply
online. This link will provide information about all available scholarships
through Akron Community Foundation, a FAQs page, as well as tutorials for
using the online application system. Search by scholarship name
(Hasbrouck) at the above link to access the Morgan Hasbrouck 4-H
Scholarship online application form.

Questions may be directed to Diane Schumaker, Scholarships & Grants
Administrator, Akron Community Foundation at 330-436-5615 or

Volunteer Training Available

Lake County Extension office will have a Volunteer Training training flyer auburn 2017-1ccar4m

February 27, 2017

This will be similar to what we had on January 30th. It will offer the Child abuse recognition training 1.50, New Volunteer training and workshops for seasoned volunteers. Please RSVP to the Lake Co. Extension Office by February 20th.

Benefit Committee Dinner and Reverse Raffle

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Saturday, March 4,  201 7
For the 3rd Annual Annual Annual
Portage County Youth Benefit Committee Reverse Raffle
6:00 p.m. to 10:00
NEOMED NEW Event Event Center, in Rootstown Center
This is our annual fundraiser to expand educational opportunities  for the youth in Portage for the youth in Portage for the youth in Portage County.  Currently we are helping Portage County youth with educational resources, trips that provide Portage County youth with educational resources, competitions, camps, training, support to attend and train for competitions, camps, training, and equipment needed for groups at the fair.
If you are interested in purchasing a ticket or making donation of any size please contact the following  by February Monday, February 13th .
Jennifer Derthick 330-931 -8227  jmderthick44@hotmail.com
Laura Esposito  330-281 -7463 or buggielle@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your continued support of our Portage County youth.

Holmes County Market Lamb Clinic – March 11, 2017

Please see the link for a Market Lamb Clinic which will be hosted by the Holmes County Sheep Committee on March 11th at Harvest Ridge in Holmes County. As part of the clinic, Nicole Swavel, 4-H Program Assistant in Wayne County, will also be teaching Quality Assurance. This event will be a great opportunity for 4-H youth interested in Market Lamb to learn more and connect with other youth.