Franklin County 4-H News - November 2017


The 2017 Franklin County 4-H Recognition Program was a fun celebration of this year's achievements. Check out some of this year's award recipients...

Livestock Sale Potential Buyers Event

Do you want to make a huge difference in our community and for our youth who will become leaders of tomorrow?

The Franklin County Farm Bureau, Franklin County Livestock Sale Committee, and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank invite you to attend an informational evening of how your involvement can be beneficial to your business. Please join us for:

  • Appetizers and drinks
  • Facility tours of the Foodbank
  • Networking with business owners
  • Supporting our 4-H youth and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank
  • Advertising and promotion opportunities

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 5:00-7:00 PM

Where: Mid-Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr, Grove City, Ohio 43123

We hope that you will join us and consider budgeting your 2018 charitable contributions for the Franklin County Livestock Sale and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Please RSVP by November 9, 2017, to

(RSVP is preferred but not required.)

For more information, please call Steve Rohrer at (614)506-5693.

Craft Show & Bake Sale

Support the Franklin County Junior Fair Board and get your holiday shopping done all at once! It's a great opportunity for those last minute gifts. Large selection of homemade crafts and independent consultants. Concessions provided by Great Expectations 4-H Club.

When: December 16, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Franklin County Fairgrounds (Ganyard Building)

4851 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, OH 43026



Each year, the Franklin County 4-H Council raises money to support our local 4-H program. Part of the money they raise goes to providing 4-H teens with amazing opportunities to take part in a trips and camps throughout Ohio and nationally. The opportunities that teens can apply and compete to receive full scholarships for include...

Citizenship Washington Focus: July 1-7, 2018

4-H leadership program for high school youth, ages 15-19, from across the country. The program uses our nation’s capital as a classroom to foster youth appreciation, understanding and involvement in civic responsibility, government operations and current issues.

Leadership Washington Focus: July 16-20, 2018 (Entering grades 7-9 in Aug. 2018)

LWF is a 4-H leadership program for middle school youth. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border. Participants build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action; practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking; work with others to create and accomplish goals; develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style, exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H'ers from across the nation; and experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp: June 2-6, 2018 (Ages 15 and older)

The State 4-H Leadership Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime, exciting, fun, challenging, in-depth, learn-by-doing leadership development experience. It is one of the best programs of its kind in the nation. Leadership campers plan, conduct, and evaluate the program themselves!

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp: July 7-11, 2018 (Ages 13 and older)

Experience marine biology first-hand at Kelley’s Island 4-H Camp on Lake Erie. Fishing ecology, marine navigation, snorkeling, sailing and much more.

Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp: June 10-15, 2018 (Entering Grades 9-12)

Ever wonder what types of trees are in Ohio’s forests? Or what kinds of relationships organisms have with the forest? This camp is for the nature lover and is held at Camp Muskingum in eastern Ohio.

Shooting Education Camp: July 8-13, 2018 (Ages13-18)

This camp will foster life skills in 4-H youth through the shooting sports curriculum and activities that will enable boys and girls to reach their fullest potential as capable, caring and contributing citizens. This camp is held at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp in southern Ohio.

Buckeye Leadership Workshop: April 4-8, 2018 (Ages 15 and older)

Designed as a balanced program of social, physical, mental, and spiritual activities. Participants are encouraged and empowered to experiment with new activities, develop new abilities, expand their creativity, practice and master new leadership skills, share ideas and personal skills, establish new friendships, and develop networks of human resources.


  • To apply for a Franklin County 4-H Trip Scholarship, complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 22, 2018.
    (530 W Spring Street, Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215)

  • Some dates for these trips overlap with Franklin County dates which is beyond our control.
    Franklin County 4-H Camp: June 18-22, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
    Franklin County Fair: July 14-21, 2018


These 25 awards recognize a 4-H member's achievement in a specific area. Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Companion Animals, Dairy, Dairy Goat, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Meat Goat, Mechanical & Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Woodworking and Veterinary Science. Each achievement award winner will receive a trip to the National 4-H Congress and which is scheduled to be held in Atlanta, Georgia in late November, 2018.

  • To apply to be selected as the county nominee for a State Achievement Award and compete for the statewide award, complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 22, 2018.
    (530 W Spring St., Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215)



State Junior Fair Board: SJFB is comprised of representatives from several different youth organizations in Ohio including 4-H Youth Development. State Junior Fair Board members help strengthen and coordinate State Fair activities in a fast-paced, action-packed month at the Ohio State Fair. Junior Fair Board members are expected to attend meetings and stay at the fair for the entire 12 days.

  • To apply for this opportunity, members need to complete a State 4-H Achievement Record and submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 22, 2018.
    (530 W Spring St., Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215)

OTA Local Government Award: Two $1,500 awards are available to any 4-H high school senior who has completed a local government-type activity that has had significant impact on the applicant's community, township or county.

  • To apply for this opportunity, members need to complete a State 4-H Achievement Record and submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 22, 2018.
    (530 W Spring St., Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215)

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

If you are thinking of applying for any of the above trip scholarship awards or the state achievement awards, Ohio 4-H is offering an amazing opportunity to jump start your Ohio 4-H Achievement Form this year. Please consider this workshop!

When: November 19, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus
RSVP: Your attendance and option preference is preferred by 11/15/17,
but not required. RSVP by emailing Hannah Epley at

This comprehensive workshop will help you:
• Learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion.
• Improve record keeping skills.
• Enhance forms to make them even stronger.

There will be two options for attendees:
• Option 1: Basic Overview-Ideal for first time achievement form completion or general information. This session will cover basic information about completing the form.
• Option 2: More In-Depth Session-Ideal for 2+ year completion of the form. It will offer work stations and coaches available to help attendees with already started or completed achievement forms.

Workshop attendees will be equipped with:
• Samples of achievement forms
• Verb lists to help enhance descriptions to use on form
• Items to include on achievement forms that may have been overlooked
• Experts who have either been successful or helped successful youth

Attendees are encouraged to bring their previous or already started achievement form with them!
Parents and advisors also welcome!


There are over 20 state 4-H scholarships available and each has its own description and its own list of eligibility requirements. Completion of an Ohio 4-H Achievement Record is not necessary to be eligible for this award/opportunity. Instead, a separate, specialized online application form is required. Please follow the instructions on the Ohio 4-H website.


Teen drivers interested in leadership / community service opportunities should join CARTEENS! Use your skills to teach court mandated teens with driving offenses once a month and get great perks like gift cards and college scholarships. The next couple CARTEENS will be held December 12, and January 9. They take place in the evening at the Extension Office at 530 W Spring Street.

Contact Sue for more info:


Monday, Jan. 22nd 2018 at 6pm

530 West Spring Street

Columbus, OH

All advisors should attend including: seasoned advisors (those with more than 5, 10, 20, even 30 years or more), advisors who’ve served several years, and all of those individuals “in the process” or planning to become advisors in 2018.

The evening will include:

  • Dinner served at 6:00pm.
  • Need to Know Club Management Info
  • A Splash of Fun
  • Enrollment Packets for 2018
  • Some inspiration for the coming year

All advisors who register and attend will receive several useful tokens of appreciation for your service as an advisor along with enjoying a tasty dinner and a time of fellowship following the planned activities. Mark your calendar now!

Beef Steer & Heifer Project Possession Deadline

Sunday, Jan. 1st 2017 at 11:45pm

Send ID Forms to: Franklin County Junior Fair, PO BOX 288, HILLIARD, OHIO 43026

ID forms due to the Junior Fair Office by January 11, 2018


Winter Project Fair

Saturday, Feb. 10th 2018 at 10am-12pm

2201 Fred Taylor Drive

Columbus, OH

Come and learn about the various projects offered in 4-H as 4-H members display their projects and lead hands-on activities.

Officer Training

Saturday, Feb. 10th 2018 at 12:30-2:30pm

2201 Fred Taylor Drive

Columbus, OH

4-H members who are currently club officers or who wish to become an officer should attend. This is an informative workshop with activities that will strengthen skills and knowledge in parliamentary procedure, officer duties, and club leadership.

Support the Fair Rabbit & Poultry Program

The rabbit and poultry projects are getting really popular in Franklin County! The Franklin County Fair is looking for sponsors for new rabbit and poultry cages so there is room for all of our animals! Please consider sponsoring the purchase of a new rabbit or poultry cage. Download the sponsorship form below or visit our website.

OSU Extension, Franklin County

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