Speaking Contest – Portage County

This years speaking contest for Portage County will be Friday, 18th from 6-8pm. This will be at the Extension Office Meeting room 101 at 705 Oakwood Street, Ravenna.


Rules and information about the different speeches can be found here:

Communication Days

Health and Safety Speaking Contest


Cloverbuds can also join by reciting the 4-H Pledge!


Contact Pat Allen for more information and to register: allen_home@hotmail.com


Everything Under The Sun Community Service Project!


Everything Under The Sun 4-H club has been working with a non profit organization- Rural Relief Mobile Food Pantry.  They are associated with the Akron Food Bank but are servicing areas in Portage county.  Currently, they have 3 distribution sites scheduled but are working on more sites and also have free food give away.  In May we collected Toothpaste and toothbrushes.  In June, we are collecting soap and feminine hygiene products. These will be packaged to give to those in need.

For more information on how to get involved personally or with your club, check out the flyer below for June!

RRFP June flyer!


Great job, EUTS!

NOTICE: Youth Assistant (4HEYA) Update

Due to the nature of the limited in-person Ohio State Fair, the 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) opportunity will not be offered in 2021.

For youth ages 13-18 as of January 1, 2022 – watch for applications next spring: https://www.ohio4h.org/families/just-teens/4heya.

If you are between the ages of 14-18 this year and are interested in applying for the 2021-22 Teen Leadership Council (TLC), please visit go.osu.edu/tlc to learn more!

Please feel free to contact Kayla Oberstadt, Oberstadt.1@osu.edu for more information on these future teen leadership experiences.

Pollinator Pros


Even the littlest of kids can dive into the fascinating world of the animals and insects that keep the earth alive. Then test their knowledge to become a pollinator pro!

Take a look outside: Many of the trees and flowers you see exist because of the insects and animals that transfer pollen from one plant to another. These pollinators are an essential link in nature. From ants to bees, butterflies to hummingbirds, pollinators lead to healthy crops, food, medicines, and more.

Learn more about these fascinating animals as you make simple and fun crafts with supplies you have at home. Don’t forget to take the quizzes and see if you have the Flower Power to become a Pollinator Pro!



Camp Canopy Is On! June 13-18, 2021

Discover Forestry
Experience the great outdoors in the woods of Ohio Camp Muskingum, (located in Carrollton, Ohio) with hands on forester activities and cool forestry technology.

Discover Wildlife
Learn what it takes to be the ultimate wildlife ID’er, biologist, officer and electrofisher. And you might just make a few furry friends along the way!
Discover Adventure
Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum offers the perfect outdoor setting for the adventure-seeking, nature-crazed, summer-loving campers of Camp Canopy.
  • Camp Canopy is open to students who are currently finishing 8th grade through those graduating in 2021.
  • The cost of camp is $375, but there is often financial assistance  available through Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Garden and Conservation Clubs, OFA Members, Regional Woodland Interest Groups and more.
  • Camp Canopy is held at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, located on beautiful Leesville Lake in Carroll County Ohio.

For more information and to register visit CampCanopy.com or call the Ohio Forestry Association at 888-388-7337

AG Yost Seeks Ohio High School Students to Serve on Teen Ambassador Board


(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that his office is now accepting applications for the Teen Ambassador Board.

The Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board consists of high school juniors and seniors from public, private, charter, online and home schools in Ohio. The mission of the program is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at state law and government.

“Supporting and providing opportunities to our youth is a great way to help shape the future,” Yost said. “The Teen Ambassador Board will enhance students’ leadership skills, and I hope that they take this knowledge and build on it. I hope they become inspired to pursue careers in public service for the Buckeye State.”

The student board members advise the office on issues relating to teens and work with their peers to develop solutions to those issues. They serve a one-year term during which they will participate in activities across the state.

Ohio high school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2021-22 academic year are eligible to apply for the Teen Ambassador Board.

Applications are due June 25, 2021. The application can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.