Green & Growing
Franklin County 4-H News - March 2016
4-H ENROLLMENT DEADLINE - APRIL 1
- Enrollment Form - must include all 2016 4-H projects
- Activity Fee ($20 for first child in family; $10 for additional children in family)
- Health History Form (stays with club advisor)
- Horse Permission to Participate (for horse projects)
- Horse ID Forms (for horse projects)
- Horse Lease Papers (for horse projects)
- Ag Society Equine Activities Disclosure (for horse projects)
- Dog Permission to Participate (for dog projects)
- Club Charter Checklist (1 per club)
Sponsored by the Franklin County 4-H Council
Buckeye Leadership Workshop: Caitlyn Kelley
Citizenship Washington Focus: Amanda Morgan
Citizenship Washington Focus: Noor Alshafie
Forestry Camp: Courtney Bair
Leadership Washington Focus: Lindsey Bair
Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp: Sarah Coon
Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp: Callie Caoua
Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp: Sara Deakin
Ohio 4-H Sea Camp: Jacob Mishne
Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge
Walk & Serve - Spread the Word!
Saturday, April 16th, 9am-12pm
4100 Columbia Street
Make a difference in your community
Our new 5K Run/Walk raises money to help buy supplies for the community service projects to support area non-profit organizations. Any funds raised beyond those needs will directly support the youth and 4-H program of Franklin County.
The SERVE portion of our event promotes community service and is free! There is no requirement to participate in the 5K. Area 4-H clubs adopt a local non-profit organization. Club members educate the public about the needs of their organization and how they are filling that need by completing the project. The members demonstrate how to make the item and coach event participants to complete each item.
Click here for more information including how to register for the Clover 5K or to get your club involved with the Serve event.
Franklin County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp
Friday, June 10th, 9:30am
Homestead Metro Park, 4675 Cosgray Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Horse Stall Donations Still Needed
Please consider helping the Franklin County 4-H Horse Advisory Committee raise funds for new horse stalls at the fairgrounds. A good start was made to replacing all of the stalls in barn 24 last year but there are plenty more to do! A lot of comments were made about how beautiful the stalls and the sponsor plaques are and we appreciate that! Gold, Silver, Bronze and Friends of 4-H levels of sponsorship are available. If you or anyone you know is interested in sponsoring a stall, please contact Lori Raugh at 614-581-6497 or at Lraugh@gmail.com. She would be happy to discuss the additional benefits, cover more details and answer any questions you may have.
Poultry Project News
Poultry Resource Book: Unfortunately, the Ohio 4-H Poultry Resource Book will again not be published this year. The good news is that there is an alternative for poultry project members. Franklin County 4-H has decided to utilize Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry as the resource book. Information from this book will be what judges base their questions on during project evaluations. Storey's Guide is widely available. The book is available for purchase at the Extension Office for $15.50, can be checked out at many local libraries, or can be purchased from several online book sellers.
Bi-State Youth Poultry Clinic: This clinic will be held in Wooster at OARDC, Fisher Auditorium, Saturday, April 2. Registrations are to be postmarked by Monday, March 21. More information is posted on the Poultry Events and Resources pages at www.ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/animal-sciences/poultry/.
Camps at Ohio 4-H Center
Save the Date - 4-H Camp
Date: June 13-17, 2016
Campers: Ages 8 - 13
Livestock Quality Assurance
Thursday, March 24th, 6:15pm
7877 U.S. 42
Plain City, OH
4-H Members taking food animal livestock projects are required to participate in a Livestock Quality Assurance (LQA) program in order to be eligible to show at the fair. This is one of the possible programs to receive credit for LQA. Other options will be posted in future newsletters.
ASE Feed & Supply Store is hosting a Quality Assurance Program. Free pizza and beverages provided. *This year's program will focus on sheep and goats, but other species are eligible for QA Program credit. There will be separate sessions for sheep and goats on topics including:
1. Practice Good Environmental Stewardship
2. Maintain Proper Workplace Safety
3. Provide Proper Animal Handling & Care
(The Franklin County 4-H LQA option will be held April 26, 6:30pm, Ohio 4-H Center.)
TRACTOR SUPPLY PAPER CLOVER CAMPAIGN
If your club is interested in being a part of the festivities during the Paper Clover campaign, please contact Jeremy at email@example.com.
Feb. 27 Events Were a Big Success!
Winter Project Fair
Two thumbs up to the Teen Leaders Council who did a great job organizing the Winter Project Fair which showcased many of last year's state fair selections for projects and offered members an opportunity to view project options.
4-H camp counselors had a busy day on February 27! They spent the morning promoting camp at Winter Project Fair and the afternoon training for their big jobs this summer.
These club treasurers received their completion certificates for participating in the 2016 Officer Training.