Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Now Open – due Feb 11

A conference for volunteers and teens is being planned for Saturday, March 12.  The Conference and Luncheon will be held at the Columbus Convention Center.  This conference offers a wide variety of sessions to attend.  The luncheon is attended by all participants and will recognize volunteers for years of volunteer service.  Registrations are due as soon as possible.  The actual deadline is February 11th, however if you want to get your first choice of sessions it is important to register early.  The registration form and conference booklet are attached.  The 4-H Advisory Committee provides funds to cover the registration fee, however a $10 commitment fee is required.

Registration form: O4C Registration Form

Registration booklet to choose classes: 2022 O4HC Reg Book_0

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
  • 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

Virtual Livestock Judging Contest

How would you like to participate in a judging contest from your phone? Introducing the first-ever Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences Virtual Judging Contest!
The rules are simple:
  • -It is 100% FREE
  • -Participate each week before results are posted
  • -The contest is open to all ages
  • -Check back at the end of the week for results
  • -The contest will run through early July
Division champions will be selected and are divided as follows:
  • -Novice (0-7)
  • -Junior (8-11)
  • -Intermediate (12-14)
  • -Senior (15-18)
  • -Advanced (19+)
Participate every week for a chance to be named the Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences Virtual Judging Champion!
This is a practice week (results will not be recorded)
Click the link below to participate:

How to Start Your Own Farm Business

Are you a home gardener interested in cultivating your growing skills into a small business? Have you thought about getting into farming but don’t know where to start? This free, online introductory training will help participants develop a sustainable plan for continued growing. Whether farming to generate income or for personal consumption, this program help participants with setting financial goals, selling their products, and establishing collaborative relationships.

Saturday, Dec 11 from 9:30 – 12:30 pm via Zoom

Register by visiting: go.osu.edu/farmbusiness

Learning Sessions:

  • Financial Goal Setting
  • Selling Your Products
  • Collaborative Food and Ag

Cultivating A Farm Business_Flyer 2021

Ohio Cattlemen’s Stockmanship Educational Opportunity

The stockmanship division of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) BEST program. The stockmanship program promotes education of our youth by expanding participants’ knowledge of the beef industry. It provides youth with an opportunity to showcase their abilities and talents outside of the show ring.

Stockmanship Infographic

OCA wants to see the program grow this year and include more youth who are not involved in showing cattle.

All of this information and much more is also available on our website at WWW.OHIOCATTLE.ORG/BEST

Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp

Ohio State University Extension proudly offers this camp for individuals with with disabilities
ages 8-18. This camp will be hosted from the Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education Center/
Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp near Jackson, Ohio. Alumni are also invited to continue to participate.

Special Needs Camp Packet 21

  • When: July 9-11, 2021 FROM YOUR HOME (if anyone may need a hot spot for the
    weekend, please contact us. We may be able to work that out.)
  • Times to hold – we are planning to have hour long Zoom Meetings on Friday at 4
    pm, Saturday at 10 am and 4 pm, and Sunday at 10 am. (Schedule may change as
    presenters are confirmed…)
  • Fee: $20.00 for each person who receives activity supplies – Thanks to support from
    the Ohio 4-H Foundation
  • REGISTRATION FORMS: See attached! Return registration forms to 􀀰􀁈􀁌􀁊􀁖 County
    Extension Office by June 1st, 2021 to ensure that we can obtain and mail all

Registration packet is attached, and can be found here as well – https://4hcanterscave.osu.edu/home/experience-it/special-needs-camp. If you have any questions, please contact me or Kathy Bruynis at stumbo.5@osu.edu or Bruynis.5@osu.edu.

Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply

The Marietta TSC will be participating in the national Paper Clover Campaign and the store is hosting our 4-H display at the front of their store. Stop by and support the campaign!

  • Paper Clover Runs Wednesday, April 28th through Sunday, May 9th.
  • As usual, counties will receive 80% of the funds. The funds will be used for camp and youth leadership experiences.