Wayne County 4-H
News and Notes
Skillathon Suggestions Meeting
While things are fresh in everyone's minds we would like to invite anyone that has ideas or suggestions to improve Skillathon for next year to please join us for a Skillathon Suggestions Meeting on Monday August 14th from 6-7 pm at the Extension Office.
Preserving the Harvest
Join Wayne County OSU Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Melinda Hill to learn more about home canning and ensure food safety by making sure your pressure canner is working properly.
Have a gauge style pressure canner? Have Melinda check it:
- August 16th at Lehman's Hardware in Mt. Hope from 9 am - 1 pm
- August 17th at Lehaman's Hardware in Kidron from 9 am - 1 pm
Home Canning Basics Class:
- August 8th at Heartland Point - 200 N. Main St. in Orrville from 6-7:30 pm
- Learn how to preserve food at home this summer season! This class is geared to teach those who are new to home canning the basics and provide a refresher to experienced home canners.
Important Reminders About Livestock and Still Project Interview Judgings
In addition to the record books, Judges will be evaluating the member's knowledge of their project, quality of their display / exhibit (still projects), member's overall attitude and how the member presents him / herself.
The evaluation scale used for both livestock interview judging and still project judging is listed below. It is important that youth are prepared for their interview and to understand that if they get an incomplete at the August Judging, their project will not be eligible for exhibition at the Wayne County Junior Fair.
Livestock and Still Project Interview Judging Evaluation Scale:
- Well Done
If you have any questions regarding these expectations - please contact the Extension Office.
Junior Fair Entries Due August 1st
Horse Youth of the Year Award Applications Due August 1st
Dog Forms Due August 1st
Last Chance Quality Assurance Session August 1st
Steps to Home Ownership Classes Begin August 15th
- Are you ready for home ownership?
- How much payment can you afford?
- Shopping for a house - how to save on home maintenance and what a lender is looking for.
Classes will be held August 15th, 22nd, 29th, and September 5th. Contact the Extension Office for more information and to register.
Earn Fabulous Prizes for Your 4-H Club
Has your club been actively keeping track of points and filling in the new Wayne County 4-H STAR Club award form. This is a great activity for club officers to do. Clubs should earn at least 1,350 points out of more than 2,700 available points to earn this standard of excellence.
Download the form at go.osu.edu/starclub and start keeping track of your club’s activities and points today. Star Club Award applications will be due September 30th and fabulous prizes will be awarded at the 4-H Recognition Banquet in November.
4-H Families Interested in Camping at the 2017 Wayne County Fair?
You must apply for a camping permit. Camping fees are $125 per unit for all 6 days of the fair. Forms and payment should be submitted to the Senior Fair Board office. Registration forms are due August 19, 2017.
Bikes for Kids
Now is a great time for your club to talk about what community service projects they would like to participate in for this year. Approximate cost for one bike is $65.00 and they are given to local children around Christmas time. If your club would like to donate to bikes for kids, please make your donation to the Extension Office by September 30.
Annual 4-H Back to School Drive
We know school just let out for most of you, but the 4-H Advisory Committee is once again sponsoring the 4-H Back to School drive to help support our communities. Wayne County 4-H clubs are encouraged to participate in this by collecting school supplies (markers, compasses, colored pencils, wide rule loose leaf paper, crayons, glue, etc.) at their summer club meetings.
School supplies can be dropped off July 27th, 31st or August 1st from 3:00 pm - 7:00pm at the Jr. Fair Office. (Same time and place as Jr. Fair entries are due) All county 4-H clubs will have their items tallied and scored based on a percentage of club enrollments. This ensures all clubs have a fair chance of winning the 4-H Back to School Drive!. The winning club will get to have a pizza or ice cream party sponsored by the 4-H Committee.
Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council Applications Due August 11th
Applications and all related materials are due (received, not postmarked) by Friday, August 11, 2017.
Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 of the year of application to apply for white, green, silver, and gold levels. Platinum level applicants must be 18-20 years old (as of January 1) when they apply.
Learn More about the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council.
Contains Jr. Fair Rules and Departments, Sections, and Class Numbers for completing entry forms.
Teens Apply Now to be an Ohio 4-H Health Hero
Upcoming Wayne County 4-H Events, Meetings, & Deadlines
26 - August 6. Ohio State Fair, Columbus
27, 31, and August 1st - Organizational Advisors Turn in Jr. Fair Entry Forms at the Jr. Fair Office, 3-7 pm. (Note: Club Advisors may have earlier deadlines to turn in forms at club meetings).
31 CARTEENS Class, 6-8 pm, Extension Office
01 JUNIOR FAIR ENTRIES DUE 3- 7 pm, Junior Fair Office
01 Dog Health / Vaccination Forms, Permission to Participate Form, and Copy of Dog License Due to Extension Office by 4:30 pm
01 Horse Youth of the Year Award Applications Due to the Extension Office by 4:30 pm
01 Last Chance Quality Assurance Session (Cost: $25) 6 pm, Extension Office
01 Horse Pleasure Fun Show, 6 pm, Horse Arena, Wayne County Fairgrounds
07 Junior Fair Board Meeting and Work Night 7 pm, Fairgounds
08 CARTEENS Advisory Committee Meeting, 2 pm, Extension Office
08 FCS, Still Project, Small Animal, and Gardening Project Juding, 6-9 pm, Fairgrounds
09 Coronation Interviews
10-11 Junior Fair Board Bus Trip
10 Turkey Blood Testing 6-8 pm, Jr. Fair Office
12 Dog Fun Show, 9 am Registration, Show Starts at 10 am, Buss Hall Wayne County Fairgrounds