OSU Extension Internship Program

We are excited to announce the OSU Extension Internship Program will be offered for summer 2022! Washington County will be featured in the program….See Below.

To Apply:
Internal (OSU) students: https://www.myworkday.com/osu/d/inst/15$392530/9925$78086.htmld
Non-OSU students: https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Remote-Location/Student-Summer-Assistant—OSU-Extension-Internship-Program_R42659-1

This year, our intern positions will be hired in teams of three interns each in three separate locations (9 total positions). You can expect to work collaboratively with your intern team, Area Leader supervisor, and other Extension Professionals.

Research: Effective leadership and what makes great teams – Area 10, based in Mahoning County
Curriculum Development: Video-based materials Youth-Development Programs – Area 13, based in Delaware County
Curriculum Development: STEM Programs – Area 19, Muskingum, Perry, Morgan, and Washington Counties

Positions can be completed remotely, with 3 required onsite days to meet with your team (mileage reimbursed, reliable transportation required).

  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Multi-Disciplinary
  • $13/hour
  • Travel allowance
  • Hybrid/remote work
  • 38 hours per week
  • May 16-August 5, 2022
  • Working closely with a local OSU Extension educators
  • Planning, helping or teaching community classes, day camps, field days or fairs
  • Attending meetings with community leaders and volunteers
  • Developing news articles, exhibits, brochures, marketing materials, and resources for educational curriculum
  • Using social media and technology to share research-based information
  • Participating in field research, helping with literature reviews, and testing new methods and curriculum
  • Working with youth through 4-H activities, county fair, camps and project judging

Questions? Contact:

Jared Morrison, morrison.332@osu.edu
Organization Development Consultant
OSU Extension learning and Organizational Development

4-H Event Youth Assistant Apps to Help with Ohio State Fair

The 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) applications are now available!  This is an opportunity for teens 13-18 as of January 1 to get a short-term experience at the state level.  Applications are due by May 15, 2022

Here is a basic overview of the opportunity:

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation. Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2022.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 12 or July 21)
      • Please note: individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.
    • Events – Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person (paid at osu.edu/4HEYA25);
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired. TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair. Their term is September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023. Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Frances (61@osu.edu), Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu), or Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu)

Scholarship Money for Training, Classes, Books, etc.

Thinking about continuing your education or attending a certification program? Then you might want to apply for a personal development scholarship!

Scholarship Guidelines:

  1. Applicants must be at least a high school senior, high school graduate, Washington County 4-H Alumni OR current Washington County 4-H Volunteer.
  2. Applicants must have been involved in the Washington County 4-H Program a minimum of three years as a member or volunteer.
  3. The purpose of this scholarship is to reimburse applicants for expenses incurred for further training or technical education. Reimbursable expenses include: books, tools, supplies, tuition, school fees, continuing education fees, room & board, etc.
  4. Scholarship winners will be required to provide a copy of receipts to be reimbursed. Funds must be claimed by July 1, 2023.
  5. The Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee will award four $250 scholarships.
  6. Awardees will be notified by April 1st.

Application: 2022 Personal Development Scholarship Application

4-H College Scholarship Applications Due – March 1

Washington County 4-H College Scholarship for 2022!!

Scholarship Guidelines:

  1. Applicants must have been enrolled and in good standing (completed projects) in Washington County 4-H Program at least three years.
  2. Applicants must attach a letter of acceptance (if available) from the college you are planning to attend Fall 2022. Can be any accredited associates or bachelors program.
  3. Applicants must be a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application.
  4. Include a current photo with the application. (Senior picture preferred)
  5. The Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee will award three $500 college scholarships.
  6. Scholarships are not renewable and will be a one-time recipient.
  7. Awardees will be notified by April 1st.

Application: 2022 College Scholarship Application

Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Applications Due Jan 31

Thinking about applying for National 4-H Congress/State Achievement Award? Applications are due January 31 to the OSU Extension Office. The award application can be downloaded from the State 4-H Website: https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

Here are the award categories:

  • Beef
  • CARTEENS
  • Citizenship & Community Service
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Communications
  • Companion Animals
  • Creative Arts
  • Dairy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Life & Child Development
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Gardening & Horticulture
  • Goats
  • Health & Safety
  • Horse
  • Llama
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical & Engineering Science
  • Personal Development
  • Photography
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Shooting Sports
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Woodworking

Farmer Youth Initiative

Each year, the Washington Soil & Water Conservation District holds a youth program called Farmer Youth Initiative (FYI). This program is designed to get youth interested in hunting during Ohio’s two day youth gun season. The FYI program allows youth, coming primarily from urban are-as, single parent or limited in-come homes, to hunt private property, assisting landowners by controlling deer population through the harvesting of does.

Youth enrolled in the pro-gram attend a mandatory and busy orientation day, where they meet their guides and receive their assigned hunting property. Participants will also review hunter ethics, gun safety, proper game care, and what it means to be a good marksman. At the end of orientation, the enrolled will be allowed to gain shooting experience to achieve good marksmanship for an ethical harvest.
Each child receives their apprentice hunting license & permit, ammunition for orientation day and the youth season, field dressing gloves, a knife to dress game out with, basic survival kit, and a free deer processing certificate to use, if they harvest a deer. We also provide anything else they may need to have a positive day in the woods such as firearms, clothing, and foot wear.

After a day of hunting, on the Saturday evening of youth season, we give the young hunters a chance to get a warm meal made from venison and share their hunting stories at our hunter dinner.

Not only does this program give youth an opportunity to experience the outdoors and hunting, but it also will give them a hands on learning experience and an appreciation of the work and patience it takes to be a successful hunter.

fyi brochure

Application for Participation in FYI program

Assumption of Risk Form

Interested in learning more about this opportunity as a participant or as an adult wanting to assist, contact Hannah Swope at:

Washington SWCD
21330 SR 676 Suite E
Phone: 740-885-3318
E-mail: hswope@wcgov.org

October 11 Deadline for County 4-H Awards

Even though it will be Columbus Day, the Extension Office will be open! However, the building at 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta will be closed, but the Extension Office will be open. When you arrive at the building please call the Extension Office 740-376-7431 and an Extension employee will come down to the front door and let you in or receive your application.

Refer to last week’s post for details about the application, trips, pins and all the club awards!

Timeline for County 4-H Awards & Trips – Due Oct 11

Trip Award Clarification for 2022 Trips – since some trips were held and others cancelled in 2020 and 2021, we will be starting with a blank slate for 2022. So if you are interested in applying for a trip in 2022, YOU MUST complete an application.

2022 Trip Details (as of 10/1/21)

  • Buckeye Leadership Workshop – Recreation Unlimited, Ashley, OH. March. Age 16 or high school sophomore.
  • State 4-H Leadership Camp – 4-H Camp Ohio, June 1-5, 2022. Must be age 14 as of Jan 1st.
  • 4-H Citizenship-Washington Focus – National 4-H Center, Washington DC. June 19-24, 2022. Must be age 14 as of Jan 1st.
  • 4-H Leadership-Washington Focus – Will NOT be held in 2022
  • Ohio 4-H Sea Camp – Kelley’s Island 4-H Camp, July. Youth must be ages 15-17
  • Ohio 4-H Sr. Shooting Education Camp – Canters Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson, OH. July. Must be ages 12 – 18.
  • Ohio 4-H Jr. Shooting Education Camp – Canters Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson, OH. July. Must be age 9 – 12.
  • Space Adventure Camp – Marietta College. June. Youth ages 11-13 and/or grades 7 – 9.

Award Applications for Members to Complete:

https://washington.osu.edu/sites/washington/files/imce/2021%20Wash%20Co%20Award%20Application.pdf

https://washington.osu.edu/sites/washington/files/imce/2021%20Wash%20Co%20Award%20Application%20-%20fillable.pdf

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GSFIhkBt5u9pI3AUccy50apJZ0glonErndkxVUPjpKg/edit?usp=sharing

https://washington.osu.edu/sites/washington/files/imce/2021%20Wash%20Co%20Award%20Application.docx

Club Award Forms & Year End Recognition

Charlotte Wagner 4-H Club Community Service Award – due October 11, 2021

2021 Honor Club Application (completed by club)

2021 Scrapbook Application/Score Sheet (completed by club)

2021 4-H Member Completion Report for member pins & certificates (completed by club advisors)

October 11                   Member’s application due to Extension Office.  Extension Office removes names and adds numbers to applications to provide an anonymous packet for the Awards Selection Committee to review.

October 25                      Awards Selection Committee reviews applications and selects Project Pin and Special Pin Award Winners.

October 25                      Trip Committee interviews applicants and selects winners for 4-H Trips and Margaret Meredith award.

Early November          Award winners invited to attend the 4-H Year Celebration.

November 18                 4-H Year Celebration – Ice Cream Bar at 6:30 PM and program at 7:00 PM. at the Washington County Junior Fair Building. Award Applications are returned to applicants.

4-H College Scholarship Applications Due – March 1

Washington County 4-H College Scholarship for 2021!!

Scholarship Guidelines:

  1. Applicants must have been enrolled and in good standing (completed projects) in Washington County 4-H Program at least three years.
  2. Applicants must attach a letter of acceptance (if available) from the college you are planning to attend Fall 2021. Can be any accredited associates or bachelors program.
  3. Applicants must be a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application.
  4. Include a current photo with the application. (Senior picture preferred)
  5. The Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee will award two $500 college scholarships.
  6. Scholarships are not renewable and will be a one-time recipient.
  7. Awardees will be notified by April 1st.

Application: 2021 College Scholarship Application