AgriTourism Ready Conference – Virtual Event

Interested in learning more about agritourism operations in Ohio? The utilization of agritourism has become a method for farmers, ranchers, and wineries to convert their land into a destination and to educate others on their day to day operations. Join us to learn about the latest trends and issues that impact the industry and explore options for your operation.

Each Monday in March, the OSU Direct Agriculture Marketing Team will release a new pre-recorded webinar. Then we will have a live “social hour” where you can join to discuss the webinars and speak directly to the presenters. While this is a free webinar series, registration is required.

Please visit for registration, agenda, and other details.

National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is once again sponsoring  the 2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition.  The essay competition is open to active 4-H Club members only.

2021 Essay Topic: Immunity: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats

Deadline for submission to the Ohio 4-H state office is March 29, 2021.  Submit essays to Lisa Jinks, by midnight.  Each submitted essay will be reviewed by a panel of writing professionals and the top essay selected will be submitted for national competition.  Be sure to see important requirements and guidelines on the Foundation’s website.  Click here for rules and overview.

Teamwork from Home – For Teens on February 19

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council would like to invite teens to join us during our statewide Teamwork from Home event on Friday, February 19! You can register here:

The first session will begin at 4:00pm with a break from 5:30pm-6:30pm. At 6:30pm, we will begin our second session. When you register, you can choose to join us for one or both sessions!

During these sessions you will have an opportunity to learn about older youth 4-H opportunities, meet others from around the state and country, and participate in several interactive activities! This program is being offered by the Teen Leadership Council committee who would traditionally be planning a luncheon during Ohio 4-H Conference. Since we aren’t meeting for our conference in-person, we are bringing the fun to you!


Ohio 4-H Conference – will be FREE and VIRTUAL!

Registrations are due by Friday, February 12 by 5:00 pm.

The 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.

Virtual sessions will start at:

  • 9:00 am on February 20 – Morning Tracks: Advisor Resources, Healthy Living and Growing 4-H Through Virtual Engagement
  • 1:00 am on February 20 – Afternoon Tracks:  Animal Science, Camp and Effective 4-H Clubs & Committee Tracks
  • 7:00 pm on February 23- Cloverbuds and Project Specific Tracks
  • 7:00 pm on February 25 – Leadership Skills and STEM Tracks

This link provides the registration booklet and link to register for the conference. There is not a registration fee for 2021!!

Caregiver Support Network

Join the Caregiver Support Network for two free webinars on RESPITE! RESPITE? RESPITE….

Wednesday February 17 – online via Zoom

10 am: Respite and Caregiver needs: Creating your respite plan

2 pm: Sharing respite experiences and resources: Where do I start?

Who should attend: 

  • Family members caring for an adult or senior with chronic illness or disability
  • Adult children concerned about aging parents
  • Parents caring for adult children with disabilities
  • Long term workers: assisted living facility, adult family home or home care agency staff
  • Social service, adult day service or mental health professionals who work with family caregivers




You only need to register once to attend one or both webinars

Contact: Laura Akgerman at 614-292-0622 or

Caregiving flyer _February 2021_webinar

State Achievement Form Workshop – Nov 14

On November 14, 2020, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting their second Achievement Form Workshop on Zoom from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This workshop is specifically for those teens who have already started/previously completed their Achievement Record Form and would like feedback. Teens who RSVP will receive individualized coaching from individuals who are experienced and have had success in submitting their Achievement Record at the state level.

Those interested in attending should RSVP at

4-H Workforce Workshop

This will be three one-hour sessions – teens can choose to attend 1, 2 or all 3.

Registration is online: You will receive a Zoom link when you complete the registration.

All sessions will be 1 hour.

Sessions will be recorded and shared with registered participants.

  • The 4-H Advantage: Marketing Your 4-H ExperienceNovember 9, 6 p.m.
  • Your Personal Brand: How Do You Want to be Known?November 16, 6 p.m.
  • Making a Good Impression: Communicating to be SelectedNovember 23, 6 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jamie McConnell in Muskingum County (

4-H Cloverbud SPIN Club

This special interest club is open to any Cloverbud age youth (age 5 and in K through age 8). We will learn about the 4-H program while exploring healthy lifestyles, earth/environment, citizenship, plants and animals, consumerism and family science, science and technology, personal development, and expressive arts. Attend 8 of the 9 sessions to complete this 4-H club.


WHEN: DECEMBER 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 6:30-7:15 PM
Location: VIRTUALLY from your home via Zoom. Event link will be sent after registration.
Cost: FREE! Minimal supplies required.

cloverbud spin flyer – statewide event

2020 Ohio 4-H Conference Award Presentation – Dec 1

Since the 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to present our award winners and tenured volunteers with their awards.  Instead of waiting for the 2021 Conference to make the presentations, we have chosen to host a virtual award presentation on December 1.  See the attachment for further details.

Please join the presentation as we honor Washington County’s own – John Smith as the winner of the 2020 Ohio 4-H Innovator Award.


Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth

Join the Ohio 4-H Foundation for this year’s Celebration of Youth event on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00. This year, for the first time, the virtual event is open to everyone free of charge.  Participants will enjoy a program featuring many Ohio 4-H members and an online auction. Funds raised from Celebration of Youth support Ohio 4-H programming and operations to help engage youth across Ohio’s 88 counties. Please visit for event details, sponsorship information, and registration for the event.