GOOD NEWS: Portage Prime Producers – Community Service

Portage Prime Producers winter community service projects. “Our 4th year hosting a “Friendsgiving” with members of Unified Resources.  We coordinate games, serve food and hang out. We also went to Mantua Center Church and Garrettsville Food Cupboard and packed snack packs and meals for families in our community in need.” 

2019 Ohio 3-H Conference and Trips & Opportunities

2019 Ohio 4-H Conference:

March 9, 2019 8 am – 5 pm @Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio

Conference Registration and Booklet
Bus Trip to Conference registration – Free bus ride to and from Convention Center thanks to Drs. Belli & Streit

2019 Youth Opportunities:

Are you a teen in 4-H and want to get the most out of your 4-H experience? Consider one of the following trips or opportunities available not only in the County, but state-wide! There are so many different opportunities and thanks to the Portage County Randolph Fair Board and 4-H Youth Benefit Committee, you can enjoy some of these trips for free! The Trips and Camps that are funded by the Fair Board are competitive and selected by the 4-H Advisory Awards Committee. The 4-H Conference in March is a first come, first serve basis and is funded thanks to our 4-H Youth Benefit Committee. While all this information can be extremely overwhelming, ask questions by contacting your advisors or call us at the Extension Office! All County and State Achievement Record applications are due to the Portage County Extension Office by Thursday January 31st, 4:30 p.m.

Please check out our handy guide and information in this printable version of the different opportunities here:

Some helpful information on “Creating a Winning Achievement Record”, “Sample Action Verbs” , or even State level Eligibility requirements for state 4-H awards can be found here:

Scholarships for 4-H youth planning to further their education can be found here:

Check out more specific information about each camp/trip funded by the Fair Board here:

Buckeye Leadership Workshop:
Carving New Ideas: (2019 TBD)  FLYER
Citizen Washington Focus:  FLYER
Leadership Washington Focus:
4-H Leadership Camp:
4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp:
4-H Senior Shooting Sports Camp:
Ohio Forestry Camp:
Space Adventure Camp:  PHOTOS of 2018 camp

Cooking class available

A beginning cooking class will be offered on Saturdays from 10-noon starting January 6, 2019 for 8 weeks. Registration is required by December 1st. It is open to anyone from 9-18 years old. A maximum of 10 participants will be accepted. Registration fee is $5 and due at registration. This class can count toward a beginning 4-H project, if desired.

Call Fran Pruchenski for questions or if interested at 330-221-0628 or the Extension Office 330- 296-6432 before December 1st.

This is a “hands-on” class and members will be sampling their food products.

Life Skills Grade Days Results

Measuring Up, Junior Augie Schweickert
Loungewear Alexis Basinger
Junior Individual (age 8-10) Thank you card no graphics Ana Parsons
Canning and Freezing Ava Harrison
Creative Costumes Ava Lonneman Jillian Denning
Club Leadership Bella Procaccio
Self Determined Project, Junior Ben Lang Jacob Shrack
Insect Adventures, Level 1 Ben Lang
Shooting Sports-Pistol, Junior Caleb Stevens Ben Smith 3rd – Parker Gibbons
Rockets Away (bottle rockets) Cameron Edwards
Shooting Sports-Pistol, Senior Chad Sasala
Shooting Sports-Hunting, Senior Chad Sasala
Cake Decorating, Beginner, Junior Chloe Guth Emma Chaffee
Snack Attack! Corey Galloway – Jr. Marcella Hydell
The Global Gourmet Dillon Kuntzman
Let’s Start Cooking Elarie Logan – Jr. Xavier Miller
Pet Rabbits (ages 8-10) Elizabeth Zoller
Shopping Savy, Senior Emma Kiko
From Airedales to Zebras (Vet Science 1) Gabriela Gonzalas Alli Miller 3rd – Brianne Parker
Active Sportswear Grace Gretz
Makeover My Space – Senior Grace Kolezar
Sew Fun, Senior Gracie Schill Hannah Schill
em*bel*lish Gyllien Anderson Curtis Rohal
Sew For Others Gyllien Anderson Olivia Zinz Violet Reese
How Does Your Garden Grow? Helyn Willis
Pathways to Culinary Success Isabel Harrison
Sew Fun, Junior Isla Zinz Gemma Alexander Anna Parsons
You Can Quilt , Senior Jane Rader
Designed By Me Jenna Canale
Junior Individual (age 8-10) Thank you card no graphics Jenna Canale
Junior Individual (age 8-10) Thank you card no graphics Jennifer Mix
Junior Individual (age 8-10) Thank you card no graphics Jessica Mix
Grow Your Own Vegetables Kaitlin Belknap Tessa Galloway
Clothing for Middle School Katherine Huntley
Intermediate Individual (age 11-13) Katherine Huntley
Finding Your Voice:  Public Speaking Katherine Huntley
Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing Kelsey Werbeck
You’re The Athlete – Junior Lauren Huntley
Cake Decorating, Beginner, Senior Lexi Miller Rebekah Wood
Outerwear for Anywhere Maggie Rohal
Dress Up Daywear Maria Lonneman
Cat 1 (ages 14-18) Maria Lonneman
Shooting Sports-Archery, Senior Maria Lonneman
Look Great For Less, Senior Olivia Orf Maddie Zinz
Clothing for Your Career Olivia Orf
Senior Individual (age 14 and up) Olivia Orf
Your Thoughts Matter — Senior Sami Owens
Dress Up Outfit — Formalwear Sarah Kuntzman
Yeast Breads on the Rise Sarah Kuntzman
Tops for Tweens Sophia Wood Alli Miller
Not Just Knots – Junior Sophia Wood
Measuring Up, Junior-Unit 1 Sophia Wood
Let’s Bake Quick Breads Sophia Wood – Jr.
Get Started In Art, Junior Stella Wallace
Intermediate Individual (age 11-13) Tessa Wood
Solid Fuel Rocketry Master (4-H 503M) Tessa Wood
Sundresses and Jumpers Valeri Derteen Ellie Wanchick Audrey Landis
Science Fun With Kitchen Chemistry Valeri Derteen Elise Edwards
Junior Individual (age 8-10) Thank you card no graphics Valeri Derteen
Quilting The Best Better William Baer
Robotics Master William Baer
Non State Fair Categories:
Horseless horse 1st Sophia Gonzoles
2nd Nicholas Sherer
The Writer in You 1st Tori Palmer
Becoming Money Wise 1st Tessa wood

Small Animal Committee Meeting Minutes