Wayne County 4-H

News and Notes - January 25, 2018

Register Now to Attend February Required Advisor Trainings

All 4-H advisors, volunteers, and committee members must attend one of two trainings offered in February to be eligible to continue as a 4-H advisor, volunteer, or committee member in 2018. These training events help to kick off the 4-H year and will be held on Thursday February 8th from 7-9 pm and Saturday February 10th from 9-11 am. Both events will be held at the Fisher Auditorium on the OSU Wooster Campus. More details including a description of breakout sessions being offered can be found on page 4 of the January / February Link Newsletter.

Club Financial Summary Due January 31st

Each club or committee must turn in a yearly financial summary to the office so we can file your 990N. Club Financial Summary Form

Ohio 4-H Conference Bus Trip

March 10th is the Ohio 4-H conference and Wayne County is taking a bus trip to go! Registration forms are due February 6th to the Extension Office! At the conference you will have the opportunity to attend sessions, a luncheon, group dinner and dance the night away at the plowboy prom.

Wayne County Scholarships

Graduating Seniors and recent 4-H alums that are still in college - be sure to apply for 4-H scholarships. In addition to several Wayne County 4-H scholarships we have also compiled a growing list of State 4-H, Ohio State Fair, and other agricultural scholarships that are available to 4-H members and alumni.

Judging Team Opportunities

Many of the judging team and quiz bowl teams are starting to meet for practices. If you would like to get involved, contact one of the coaches on the coaches list!

Correction to the LINK about the goat rule change.

The following goat rule is a change for 2018 (not 2019 as stated in the LINK newsletter):

Horns will be permitted for Boer Breeding Does. Market wethers, dairy, and pygmy goats will continue to be dehorned with not horns/scurs longer than 1/2".

We wanted to make you aware of this change as kidding season is right around the corner! Any other rule changes and/or additions will be announced at the Advisor trainings and the 2018 Project Guidelines.

2018 4-H Calendar now available on-line

The 2018 Wayne County 4-H Calendar of Events is now available on the Extension Office website. Feel free to download a copy and mark important dates on your personal calendar.

Please note all dates are subject to change. Please visit wayne.osu.edu/events for the latest updates as well as event & meeting times and locations. In the event of inclement weather listen to WQKT 104.5 FM, call the Extension Office at 330-264-8722 and/or check the wayne.osu.edu website for cancellation notices.

Wayne County 4-H

Doug Foxx, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Stephen Heppe, 4-H Program Assistant

Nicole Swavel, 4-H Program Assistant