Stop down and discover the world of fancy poultry! The SEOPA will be holding their annual poultry show March 28th at the Washington County fairgrounds. In addition to the APA/ABA show, there will be a Serama tabletop competition, a game bird show, and youth showmanship. There will also be an egg decorating contest, egg race and admission is free! **If you would like to exhibit, entries are due by March 11th . Please see their Facebook page or for a catalog contact Amber Peck 740-434-8058.
Annual 4-H Club Advisor Training – two choices
Our annual club advisor training will be:
- Monday, February 17 from 10:00 am – 12:00 at the Extension Office or
- Thursday, February 20 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Extension Office.
At least one volunteer per club must attend.
Topics will include: program updates for 2020, fair updates, volunteer training topics, new opportunities for 2020
The 2020 DairyPalooza is celebrating 10 years as being the premier 4-H dairy event in the state of Ohio! This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 25 at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. In the morning a state-certified Quality Assurance program for 4-H-aged youth will be offered, while adults and Cloverbuds can attend tracks of sessions designed for them. In the afternoon, youth can go to breakout sessions of their choice covering a range of topics – nutrition, showmanship and fitting, reproduction, genomics and more.
Registration starts at 8:00am, with the program beginning at 9:00am. The pre-registration deadline is April 4, at a cost of $6.00 per person. With this you will receive a t-shirt, pizza lunch, take-home materials, and more. Late- or Walk-in registrations will cost $10.00 per person, and will not include the t-shirt, but will include pizza and take-home materials while they last. People can register as an individual/family online. People may also register as a group, as well as using paper registration.
The DairyPalooza website is: http://www.ohiodairypalooza.com/. For more information please refer to the website and/or contact Lisa Gress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio 4-H now offers an innovative approach to grow community clubs and reach more youth. 4-H SPIN (SPecial INterest) Clubs allow volunteers to host a short-term club experience by focusing on a particular subject matter. 4-H Cloverbuds are just one focus area for SPIN Clubs. Other topics for older youth might include gardening, bicycling, geology or rocketry. However, for Cloverbud clubs, volunteers will use the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Curriculum as the main source for meeting activities.
SPIN Clubs meet for six or more weeks/sessions, for a minimum of at least one hour a week. A 4-H Cloverbud SPIN Club can now operate as a standalone club.
4-H Cloverbud SPIN Club Recruitment Flyer
Contact Bruce or Kathryn at the Extension Office for more information!
Test-out Option – Youth ages 12-14 and 15-18 may participate. The test will be offered Monday, February 17 at 9:00 am and after each QA session. Pre-registration is required by calling the Extension Office at 740-376-7431
Hey 4-H Teens, can you take a couple of minutes to complete this survey about your career plans? This information will be used to gather knowledge of the major area of focus teens wish to pursue after high school. 4-H counties participating in this survey include Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, and Washington Counties.
It’s time for the annual Plowboy Prom, hosted by OSU’s Collegiate 4-H chapter! Join us on March 14 at the Nationwide & Ohio 4-H Farm Bureau Center for an evening of square dancing, food and fun with music from The Pleasant Valley Boys. Admission is just $5 and doors open at 6 p.m. See you there for the “Captivating Carnival!”
Plowboy Prom Flyer
Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. In addition to the scholarships listed below, individual counties may also offer county-based scholarships. To qualify for the scholarships below you must fill out the college scholarship application through the CFAES website by February 15.
Attend Any Accredited Post Secondary Institution
- All American Youth Horse Show Foundation 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships to Ohio high school seniors and current Ohio 4-H horse members enrolling at any accrediated Ohio post secondary institution in any course of study.
- Mary E. Border Ohio 4-H Scholarship. Income provides scholarships at the University or other accredited universities for incoming freshmen or undergraduates who were 4-H members or advisors.
- Farm Credit Services of Mid America. Provides scholarships to students studying agribusiness or economics.
Attend The Ohio State University – Any Major
- Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Glick Bolender, Jr. 4-H Scholarship. Income is used to provide an undergraduate need-based scholarship/s to a student who is a member of Ohio 4-H with preference given to those from Pickaway County, Ohio.
- George W. Broughton 4-H Scholarship. Provides schoalrships for current or former 4-H members who enrolled at OSU with first preference given to a student from Washington County, Ohio. Second preference is for students from Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, or Noble counties in Ohio.
- Ashley Brittany Calhoon 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships forstudents who have been active in 4H.
- William E. Goos Memorial Scholarship. Provides scholarships for students who are memebrs of 4-H. First preference is for Butler County.
- Pfeiffer, Miller, and Saunway Family 4-H Scholarship. Used to provide at least one undergraduate scholarship to a current or former 4-H member who had demonstrated excellence in community service, leadership and public speaking.
- The Vaughan Family 4-H Scholarship Fund. Provides support to an incoming first year student with preference to students with demonstrated need who have participated in 4-H in Crawford County.
Attend The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
- Ramona Alvarez & Butler County 4-H Scholarship. Undergraduate scholarship to an incoming freshman at The Ohio State University. Qualified candidates must be from Butler County & current or former 4-H members. First preference for female students.
- Bob Evans Farms Scholarship. Provides scholarships for entering freshmen in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
- The Albert F. and Margaret E. Gehres 4-H Fund. Income supports scholarships for current or former 4-H members
- AB Graham Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Scholarship. Provides at least one annual scholarship for Ohio 4-H members and/or alumni who have demonstrated excellence in community service and leadership and have been enrolled in the Ohio 4-H programs for a minimum of 3 years with preference given to applicants who are involved in innovative and non-traditional programs and/or programs that emphasize leadership and preference for entering freshmen.
- The J. Lyndon Johnson Scholarship. Provides scholarships for current or former Ohio 4-H or Ohio FFA members with a minimum of 3 years participation and a farming background.
- Charles & Gwyenna Lifer 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students with a major in the area of agriculture or natural resources. Preference given to those from Richland, Knox, and Monroe counties.
- Tiney and Helen McComb Family 4-H Scholarship. Supports current or former 4-H member with at least two years of participation in 4-H, majoring in areas of business, finance, or economics in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences or in The Max M. Fisher College of Business.
- Pike County R.O. McFerren Scholarship. Used to award scholarships to entering freshmen from Pike County enrolled in majors in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at the Columbus campus or the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.
- Carl Meads Memorial 4-H Scholarship. Supports current or former members of Ohio 4-H with at least 5 years participation and have shown cattle for at least 3 years. Preference shall be given to those majoring in Animal Science.
- 4-H Ohio Township Scholarship. Provides scholarships for current or former 4-H members.
- Pike County 4-H Scholarship. Used to award a scholarship in honor of Vancil Brown to 4-H members from Pike County Ohio
- John L. Ryant Memorial 4-H Agriculture Scholarship. Provides scholarships for an incoming freshman preferably from Delaware County, who is a current or former 4-H member and who has demonstrated qualities of leadership.
- Paul A. & Ethel I. Smith 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for students studying a farming or other agriculture-related discipline.
Attend The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
- Bea Cleveland 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
- Mabel Sarbaugh 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
- Alga D. “Peg” Weaver 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
Collegiate Level Scholarships
- Cunningham 4-H Leadership Scholarship. Income supports leadership development programs and activities that recognize outstanding leadership among older and/or former 4-H members who are student leaders.
- Arthur F. Bell & William J. Hoewischer Agricultural 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for students from Shelby or Muskingum County, Ohio in good academic standing who have participated in 4-H for at least 5 years. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities.
- Jonard Family Scholarship. Provides support for students from Jefferson, Harrison or Delaware counties in Ohio who participate in 4-H programs.
- John T. Mount 4-H Achievement Award. Provides scholarships for current or former 4-H members.
The January – March 4-H Newsletter is now posted and ready for viewing. https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/washington-county-4-h-newsletters
It will be mailed later this week to all 4-H families and volunteers.
4-H Science Saturday is back on February 8 with Science Saturday Sausage! Find out where you meat comes from and learn more about food science. You’ll even make your own sausage to sample. Registration is limited to the first 20 registration from youth in grade 3-6. Find all the details at go.osu.edu/4HSciSat.