4-H News and Notes: April 17, 2017

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors.

Please read through the entire message below to be aware of important upcoming events and programs.

Sewing Pattern and Fabric Selection Nights – Tonight and April 24th!

For any 4-H member taking a sewing project is recommended that you attend the Open House event at JoAnn Fabrics in Wooster. There will be 4-H Clothing Volunteers to help you choose your pattern and/or fabric that will best fit your project. This event will be April 17th and 24thfrom 6-8:30 pm. If you have any sewing project questions this would be a great time to ask them!

NEW FOR 2017 – Quality Assurance is separate from the County Skillathon.

Two Wayne County Quality Assurance Dates are left:

April 26th & May 25th

Registration at 6:30 p.m. | Training 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium, OARDC

Other Dates Available

Members must attend one of these evenings or another QA training. Quality Assurance MUST be completed by August 1st. There will be one final QA Training on August 1 with a $25 fee associated. If you completed Quality Assurance at a program outside of Wayne County, proof must be sent to the Extension Office by August 1.

Upcoming Deadlines!

Horse Special Request Forms Due – May 1st

Wayne County 4-H Hugh Kline Grant Applications Due – May 1st

4-H News and Notes: April 3, 2017

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,

I hope you’re doing well and are excited about all kinds of fun 4-H opportunities in 2017!  Please click the headlines below for more information and details about upcoming programs and events.

Reminder – Tonight’s Junior Leaders meeting has been moved from ATI to the Extension Office at 7:00 pm.

Club Officers Training – Tuesday April 4th, 7:00 pm, Fisher Auditorium!  Officers be there to learn more about your role and responsibilities as club officers and earn points for your club’s STAR Award!

Churn it up – National Dairy Yield competition.  You could win a $5,500 scholarship!

The Link – April 2017 Wayne County 4-H Newsletter has now been posted on-line!

Last chance to purchase tickets or sponsor the Wayne County 4-H Legacy Dinner.  Purchase tickets on-line, at the Extension Office, or by mail using the Response Form.  Deadline is extended to this Friday April 7th.  We have had a great response so far and are looking forward to a fun evening.  This event is for adults-only.  Hope you can join us!

4-H News and Notes: February 23, 2017

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,

Listed below are a few important reminders and upcoming events.  Please click the links below for more details.

Livestock Judging and Meats Judging Teams Now Forming

4-H Open House – February 27th

STAR Club Award Criteria

2017 Wayne County Junior Fair Schedule Finalized

Next Junior Leaders Meeting is Monday March 6th

4-H Activity Fee Scholarship – Applications Due March 15th

4-H Camp Ohio Summer Employment Opportunities

Kelleys Island 4-H Camp Summer Employment Opportunities

Ohio 4-H Youth Poultry Clinic at Fisher Auditorium – March 25th (Registration due March 17th)

OSU Jr. Swine Day at ATI – March 25th (Registration due March 19th) 

Ohio State Fair Band and Choir – Applications Due March 31st

Upcoming Agriculture / 4-H related Scholarship Applications and Deadlines:

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships – Due February 28th

Ohio Agricultural Council Scholarships – Due February 28th

Ohio State Fair Scholarships – Due March 15th

Wayne County Farm Bureau Scholarships – Due April 1st

4-H News and Notes: January 27, 2017

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,

Listed below are a few important reminders and announcements.  Please click the links below for more details.

4-H Livestock, Avian, Dairy, Equine, and Meats Judging Teams Now Forming.  New this year we will have an Avian Bowl Team (contact Russ Johnson) and a Meats Judging Team (contact Clint Walenciak).  The first Dairy Judging Team practice is February 5th at 1:30 at the Holstein Office on Heyl Rd. (Contact is Hannah Dye).  The first livestock judging team practice is February 8th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Certified Angus Beef (Contact is Erin Lucci).  Here is a complete list of teams and their coaches’ contact information.

Register Now for Food and Fashion Board Trip to New York City.  This exciting trip will be June 8-11, 2017.  Participants will travel by charter bus, explore famous fabric shops, experience a broadway show, and tour some of New York City’s famous landmarks.  Click the link above to view the trip brochure for more information.  Registration forms and deposits are due January 27th.  Call Food and Fashion Board Advisor Sharon Emler at 330-412-2581 to reserve your place on the bus today.

Parent’s Night Out – Fundraiser for Food and Fashion Board New York City Trip 

Register On-Line for February Required Advisor / Volunteer Training Sessions.  All events will be held at Fisher Auditorium.  All returning advisors, committee members, volunteers, and potential new volunteers should attend one of these three sessions.  More information and breakout session descriptions are available in the January/February Link Newsletter.

Attention Organizational Advisors – Annual 4-H Club and Committees Yearly Financial Summary Form  Due January 31st

Next Junior Leaders Meeting is Monday February 6th at the American Red Cross Building (244 W. South St. Wooster). Special guest, Marlene Eick, is coming to teach a leadership workshop for us.  There will also be recreation and snack time.  Teens – you won’t want to miss this!

2017 Ohio 4-H Conference Information, Sessions Offered, and Registration Form.  Registrations Due to County Extension Offices February 10th.

Wayne County 4-H Scholarship Applications  Due February 15th.

Ohio 4-H Scholarship Applications  Due February 15th.

Wayne County Dairy Service Unit Scholarship Applications and Outstanding Dairy Youth Award Applications  Due February 15th

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Applications  Due February 28th.

New Advisor / Volunteer Packets Available On-line  Due April 1st.

4-H News and Notes: January 13, 2017

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,

Listed below are a few important reminders and announcements.  Please click the headlines for more details.

Wayne County 4-H Food and Fashion Board Invites You on an Adventure to New York City.  This exciting trip will be June 8-11, 2017.  Participants will travel by charter bus, explore famous fabric shops, experience a broadway show, and tour some of New York City’s famous landmarks.  Click the link above to view the trip brochure for more information.  Registration forms and deposits are due January 27th.

Register On-Line for February Required Advisor / Volunteer Training Sessions.  All events will be held at Fisher Auditorium.  All returning advisors, committee members, volunteers, and potential new volunteers should attend one of these three sessions.  More information and breakout session descriptions are available in the January/February Link Newsletter.

Remember tomorrow (Saturday January 14th) is Beef Weigh-In.

Junior Fair Show Schedule Open Forum Discussion with Senior Fair Board Members – January 21st

Attention Organizational Advisors – Annual 4-H Club and Committees Yearly Financial Summary Form – Due January 31st

New Advisor / Volunteer Packets Available On-line

4-H News and Notes: December 21, 2016

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  As you begin thinking about plans for 2017 – we hope you will continue to be actively involved in Wayne County 4-H.  As such we are pleased to share with you our 2017 Calendar of Events and hope you find it useful in planning dates for your family and club in the new year.  Listed below are other important reminders and upcoming deadlines.

2017 Wayne County 4-H Calendar of Events

Attention Teens (14 and older as of Jan. 1, 2017) – 4-H Achievement Records – the application for Junior Fair Board, Camp Counseling, 4-H Awareness Team, Food and Fashion Board, trips and more) is due Friday January 6, 2016 by 4:30 pm at the Extension Office.  Download the application on-line today!

January Junior Leaders Meeting to be held at Certified Angus Beef Culinary Education Center – open to teens 13 and older.  Come learn about opportunities to participate in Meats Judging and General Livestock Judging Teams and much more in 2017!

Cloverbud Advisors Snack and Share session – January 12th (Note: this will be held at American Red Cross Building in downtown Wooster, not the fairgrounds as announced in November/December Link newsletter)

2017 Letter to Beef Project Exhibitors and Parents with Information about Weigh-In

Junior Fair Show Schedule Open Forum Discussion with Senior Fair Board Members – January 21st

Attention Organizational Advisors – Annual 4-H Club and Committees Yearly Financial Summary Form – Due January 31st

New Advisor / Volunteer Packets Available On-line