We kicked off our first meeting with 4-H Camp Counselors this past week. They are excited to start planning 4-H camp and are hoping to be able to welcome campers to 4-H Camp Clifton this summer. Despite not knowing for sure what 4-H camp may look like, they are optimistic and excited about moving forward.
We hope you too are excited about the upcoming 4-H year and the possibilities that we can create together. 4-H clubs may hold in-person educational club meetings following the current Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-person Meetings & Events. If you are planning a 4-H club fundraiser or community service event, please check out the 4-H Club Fundraising and Community Service Guidance.
4-H club advisors will be receiving training, materials and supplies to help them meet these requirements at the Off to a Running Start Club Advisor Trainings. If you have not signed up yet, please go to the on-line survey at https://go.osu.edu/21clarkco4hofftoarunningstartreg.
- January 28 – Off to a Running Start – 6 PM to 8 PM, Youth Building
- January 29 – Off to a Running Start -1 PM to 3 PM, Youth Building
- January 30 – Off to a Running Start –1 PM to 3 PM, Youth Building
Every club needs to have at least one 4-H club volunteer attend.
Re-Enroll in 4-H On-Line Now!
All returning 4-H members, cloverbuds and volunteers MUST re-enroll in 4-H on-line by April 15. You do not have to wait, you can re-enroll now. Just go to https://oh.4honline.com/ to get started. When you visit 4-H On-line it will look a little different. Don’t panic! It works the same. For your convenience, you can view a 3 minute Re-Enroll in 4-H YouTube https://oh.4honline.com/.
4-H club advisors will receive a one-page instruction sheet for each 4-H family with your e-mail log-in if you want to wait. You may also access the one-page instruction sheet at https://clark.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/clubs.
4-H Meat Turkey Orders Due March 1, 2021
Are you interested in taking a market turkey? All 4-H and FFA members must purchase their day old toms through the Clark County 4-H and FFA Rabbit & Poultry Committee bulk order. The order form is available at https://clark.osu.edu under 4-H Youth Development, Applications and Forms. You must order a minimum of 6 birds per family per State Law. The cost is $7 per turkey.
Important Notice: King’s Poultry Processing will not be processing turkeys from April through October. As a result, if you purchase extra turkeys to have processed yourself, you will not be able to take them to King’s. The Standley’s who provide the packer bid for the Clark County Jr. Fair Auction poultry and rabbits will still do so and they are also willing to take your extra turkeys.
Beef Project Members:
- Clark County Cattle Battle, January 29-31, Expo Center, Clark County Fairgrounds
Show your market and breeding projects may want to take advantage of showing in this year’s Clark County Cattle Battle. More details visit https://www.facebook.com/ClarkCountyCattleBattle or
- Ohio State Fair DNA Kits Due Jan. 30, 2021. If you plan on showing a market beef animal at the 2021 Ohio State Fair, you must send your DNA sample in the envelope to Lizz Share, Extension Specialist, 222 Animal Sciences Bldg, 2029 Fyffe Ct, Columbus, OH 43210. Do not mail to the Ohio State Fair.
- Clark County Cattleman’s Beef Scholarship due Jan. 25, 2021. Seniors who are looking for some dollars to help with college will want to apply. Application available at https://clark.osu.edu. Scholarships will be awarded at the Clark County Cattle Battle.
FIRST YEAR 4-H’er $300 Feed Scholarship: Clarification from last week’s
Next Gen Agriculture, a non-profit, is offering a $300 feed scholarship to a Clark County FIRST YEAR 4-H member. The scholarship will be awarded based on submission of an essay that answers the following three questions:
- What or who got you interested in 4-H and how did you pick the livestock you will be showing?
- What is some quality/traits you look for when selecting your livestock?
- How do you think 4-H will help you throughout your everyday life?
Essays may be submitted starting Feb. 1, 2021. A panel will make the selection on April 1, 2021. The winning entry will be contacted to get at $300 feed credit to the store of their choice.
4-H Meat Rabbit Project Update
- Youth may show in a MAXIMUM of TWO DIFFERENT MARKET RABBIT CLASSES (single fryer, meat pen, and/or single roaster).
- All market rabbits MUST be from one of the following meat breeds: Argente Brun, Beveran, Californian, Champagne D’Argent, Cinnamon, Crème D’Argent, New Zealand.
- Youth may not show overweight single fryers/meat pen rabbits in the roaster class.
What is a single roaster?
- Meat breed rabbits born after Jan. 23 and be at least 8 weeks of age by April 10, 2021 which
- is Rabbit Registration Day.
- You MAY PURCHASE rabbits to show as single roasters or breed your own.
- You may register 3 single roasters on Rabbit Reg. Day, show 1 and sell 1 at Fair.
- Your single roaster must weigh 6 to 9 pounds and be less than 6 months old at Fair weigh-in.
In the 4-H Spirit,
4-H Extension Educator