Treasurer & Secretary Book Ribbon Winners

TREASURER BOOKS:

4-H All Stars
Crazy Critters
Creatures-N-Features
Critter Getters
Everything Under the Sun
Foxy Trotters
Kitchen Crew
Lucky Clovers
Market Masters
Midnight Riders
Mustangers
Nosey Nibblers
Paws-N-Claws
Portage County Rangers
Portage County Shepherds
Portage County Unleashed
Portage Explorers
Portage Prime Producers
Portage Projects
Rootstown Small Ones
Shamrock Shakers
Stablemates
Town Trotters
Wandering Riders
Young Riders

SECRETARY BOOKS:

4-H All Stars
Creatures-N-Features
Critter Getters
Everything Under the Sun
Kitchen Crew
Kritters & Kids
Lucky Clovers
Market Masters
Mavericks
Mustangers
Nosey Nibblers
Paws-N-Claws
Portage County Rangers
Portage County Shepherds
Portage County Unleashed
Portage Explorers
Portage Projects
Rootstown Small Ones
Seam Stichers
Shamrock Shakers
Stablemates
Town Trotters

CONGRATULATIONS! Nice work!

Hippology and Judging Contest

The Ohio State 4h holds a Hippology contest and a Judging contest open to any 4h member enrolled in a horse project from any county in Ohio that wish to compete.  Both of these contests are on June 11, 2018 8am at the Union County fairgrounds. More information here: https://ohio4h.org/events/state-4-h-hippology-contest-0

We will hold practice sessions Thursday evenings beginning April 26.  Time and Location(s) to be determined. We hope to schedule several learning trips to various places.  Greg Krieger, Sarah Stutzman and Kaitlin MacIntyre will be the advisors leading the practices.

If you want more information or are interested in joining us please text or call Greg Krieger at 330-221-7174.

Carnation City Kennel Club is looking for help!

Carnation City Kennel Club is looking for help at our upcoming dog shows at the Portage County Fairgrounds.  This is an excellent opportunity for your club to earn some extra money!

We need help in 2 different areas of the show:
We need a crew of about 8-10 strong kids/parents to help at set up & tear down. Set up happens Thursday evening and takes about 2-3 hours. Duties include: carrying ring matting, setting up rings, taping mats down. Tear down is Sunday afternoon and takes about 2 hours. We will pay $200 per weekend.

We also need help at our Rally Obedience events.  3-4 older kids who can follow directions 🙂 No heavy lifting is involved.  Duties would include helping set up courses, timing, running paperwork.Saturday & Sunday 8:30 – 2:00ish. We will pay $100 per weekend for this work. We would prefer to work with the same 2 clubs for all 3 weekends, just to save on training.

The dates of our 2018 events are:
May 19 & 20 (setup will be May 17), July 21-22 (setup will be July 19), September 8-9 (setup will be Sept 6)

If you are interested please contact Jen Rice at jlmatheo1@gmail.com

Life Skills Grade Days

Foods and Nutrition Grade Day will be Saturday, July 7, at the Fairgrounds in the Dining Hall. Time is 9 a.m. to Noon.

Life Skills Projects Grade Day will be Saturday, July 7, at the Fairgrounds in the Merchants Building. Time is Noon to 4 p.m.

Clothing Projects Grade Day will be Thursday July 19, at the Fairgrounds in the H Building. Judging starts at Noon; Style show begins at 7 p.m.

Cloverbud Links and Tips

If you have Cloverbud (K-2) members in your club, be sure to check out OSU Extension’s online resources: http://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/ohio-4-h-cloverbud-resources/

Looking for activity ideas to click, print and do this year? http://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/sample-page/

When conducting Cloverbud activities, keep the following suggestions in mind (excerpted from https://ohio4h.org/volunteers/cloverbud-leaders/cloverbud-insights)

Because children have short attention spans, the time spent in each activity should range from a few minutes to ten minutes. There are strategies to help children stay on task and involved in selected activities.

  • Conduct the activity in a room or outside where other groups are not present that may be distracting (i.e., the older 4-H Club).
  • Have only materials needed for the activity out and available for the children to help them keep focus.
  • Kindly remind them to pay attention if they begin to wonder mentally and physically away from the activity.
  • If the children are engaged and interested in the current activity, let them continue in an unhurried manner.

You Want to be a Veterinarian!

Portage County 4-H and Dr. Jennifer Kartley (Aurora Veterinary Clinics) will be offering a program for youth, “You Want to be a Veterinarian!” This program will be held on Saturday, April 14th at  American Legion Hall, 10001 Aurora Hudson Rd., Hudson, OH 44236.

Programs will be divided by age/grade to allow for age appropriate instruction/activities.  Youth will be
divided as such:  Age 5-3rd grade  (9:30-10am), 4th-8th grade (10:15-11:00), and 9th-12th grade (11:15-12:00). Space is limited and youth will be registered on a first come, first served basis. 4-H advisors will be here also sharing their knowledge about dogs, horses, chickens, goats, and other species.

Reservations REQUIRED:  go.osu.edu/vet_rsvp

Flyer (please share!) Vet Flyer

5th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension will host the 5th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference.  The conference is planned for Friday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the RG Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE in Massillon.  All women and young women (high school age) who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural, or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.

The conference program features a networking fair, sixteen breakout sessions, and two extended breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers and partner agencies.  Sessions are focused around five themes: Business & Finance, Plants & Animals, Communication, Home & Family and Special Interest (branding and online marketing).  The keynote speaker will be Rose Hartschuh – farm wife, mother, Agvocate, and recent winner of the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Registered participants, community organizations or businesses interested in sponsorship information, and/or securing an information/vendor table, should contact the OSU Extension Coshocton County office at 740-622-2265.

Interested individuals can register for the conference on-line at go.osu.edu/eowia2018 .Cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students.  Conference fee includes conference participation, continental breakfast, lunch and conference handouts.   A special discount is available for those women and students who also plant to attend the Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference on Saturday, April 7. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 23. For more information contact the OSU Extension Holmes County Office at 330-674-3015.