Franklin County 4-H News - November 2019


The 2019 Franklin County 4-H Recognition Program was a fun celebration of this year's achievements. Check out some of this year's award recipients...
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Franklin County 4-H Teen Leaders Council Application Deadline

You’re Invited to apply to be on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council for 2020. We are looking for Franklin County 4-H members who are at least 13 years old or in the 7th grade. Our meetings will mostly be held the 4th or 5th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30. The location will usually be at the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building located at 2548 Carmack Road,Columbus, Ohio 43210.

The Teen Leaders Council is a Franklin County 4-H club that focuses on preparing teens to be caring and contributing leaders through educational and leadership opportunities. Other opportunities will include fun outings and service learning projects.

Tentative Teen Leaders Council Calendar

(All Dates and Times are subject to change)

January 28, 2020 6:30-8:30 Planning for officer training and Winter Fair.

February 1, 2020 10am-12pm Winter Project Fair, Officer Training

March 24, 2020 6:30-8:30pm

April 28, 2020 6:30-8:30pm

August 25, 2020 6:30-8:30pm

September 22, 2020 6:30-8:30pm

October 27, 2020 6:30-8:30pm

November 24, 2020 6:30-8:30pm

December 14, 2020 6:30-8:30pm

Interested in applying to serve on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council?

(2019 members must reapply.)

Giving Tuesday

Help Franklin County 4-H serve more than 11,000 local youth this year by making a donation during Giving Tuesday! Your support will connect youth of all ages and backgrounds to fun, safe, and educational opportunities like summer camp and even international exchange trips! You can help Franklin County 4-H member with a donation to the Franklin County 4-H Council through the Columbus Foundation website.


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 trips and camps throughout Ohio and nationally. More detailed information about these opportunities can be found on our website.The opportunities that teens can apply and compete to receive full scholarships for include...

Citizenship Washington Focus: June 21-27, 2020 (Ages 15-19)
Leadership Washington Focus: July 27-31, 2020 (Entering grades 7-9 in Aug. 2020)

Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp: June 1-5, 2020 (Ages 15 and older)

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp: July 11-15, 2020 (Ages 15-17)

Camp Canopy: Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp: June 7-13, 2020 (Entering Grades 9-12)

Senior Shooting Education Camp: July 19-24, 2020 (Ages12-18)

Buckeye Leadership Workshop: March 25-29, 2020 (Ages 15 and older)


  • 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, 2020.
    (2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210)

  • Some dates for these trips overlap with Franklin County dates which is beyond our control.
    Franklin County 4-H Camp: June 17-21, 2020 (Wednesday-Sunday)
    Franklin County Fair: July 18-25, 2020


These 27 awards recognize a 4-H member's achievement in a specific area. Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Communication, Companion Animals, Creative Arts, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Goats, Health & Safety, Horse, Llama, Leadership, Mechanical & Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Veterinary Science, and Woodworking. 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 2020.

  • 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, 2020.
    (2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43210)



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, 2020.
    (2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43210)

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 Application and submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 22, 2020.
    (2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43210)


There are over 36 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 these awards/opportunities. Instead, a separate, specialized online application form is required. Please follow the instructions on the Ohio 4-H website.

4-H Achievement Record Workshop

Are you a 4-H teen that's interested in applying for state 4-H achievement awards or applying for county trip scholarships to Citizenship Washington Focus, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp, Buckeye Leadership Workshop, State Leadership Camp, or other awesome awards? Mark your calendar for an information session and workshop to start your 4-H Achievement Record. It's like a resume of everything you've accomplished in 4-H and it's a very useful tool for applying for awesome county, state, and national 4-H awards. Bring your computer, we will start filling out your form before you leave!

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Place: Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building, 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus


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 10 and January 7. They take place in the evening at the Extension Office at 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

Contact Sue for more info:


Monday, Jan. 13th 2020 at 6pm

2548 Carmack Road

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 2020.

The evening will include:

  • Dinner served at 6:00pm.
  • Need to Know Club Management Info
  • A Splash of Fun
  • Enrollment Packets for 2020
  • Some inspiration for the coming year

All advisors who register and attend will receive a useful token 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

Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 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, 2020


Winter Project Fair

Saturday, Feb. 1st 2020 at 10am-12pm

2548 Carmack Road

Columbus, OH

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

Officer Training

Saturday, Feb. 1st 2020 at 12:30-2:30pm

2548 Carmack Road

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.

2020 Family Guide Now Available Online

Thinking about projects for 2020? The newest edition of the Ohio 4-H Family Guide is now available at

Print copies are available at the Franklin County Extension office.


(Subject to Change)


December 1, 2019 - Deadline to submit Teen Leaders Council Applications

December 1, 2019, 1pm - Franklin County 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

January 1, 2020 - Market Steer/Heifer Possession Deadline for Franklin Co Fair

January 13, 2020 - Volunteer Appreciation & Enrichment Night

January 22, 2020- Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms Due to Extension Office

January 27, 2020 - New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation

February 1, 2020, 10am - Winter Project Fair (Extension Office)

February 1, 2020, 12:30pm - Officer Training (Extension Office)
March 25, 2020, New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation

April 1, 2020 - 4-H Enrollment Deadline

April 4, 2020 - Franklin County 4-H Walk & Serve

June 13, 2020 - Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

June 17-21, 2020 (Wednesday-Sunday) - Franklin County 4-H Camp

June 29, 2020 - Creative Baking Contest

July 15, 2020 - Livestock Evaluations

July 18-25, 2020 - Franklin County Fair

More dates coming soon.

New 4-H Volunteer Advisor Orientation

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer and helping a 4-H Club? 4-H Advisors must be screened Ohio 4-H Volunteers. This process takes several steps. One of which is to attend an orientation. The next orientation will be held:

January 27, 2020, 6:30pm (Extension Office, 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210)

March 25, 2020, 6:30pm (Extension Office, 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210)

If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer or attending the orientation please contact Rachel Stoneburner at

Franklin County 4-H App

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Amazon Smile Donations

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases directly to Franklin County 4-H! All you have to do is select Franklin County 4-H Council (Columbus, OH) as your charity of choice on your Amazon account. Then just shop by logging in at It's still your same Amazon account - just more charitable and doesn't cost you anything extra! You still get the convenience of shopping on Amazon while they donate to 4-H.
Select Franklin County 4-H Council as your charity now by clicking this link:

Kroger Community Rewards

Do you shop at Kroger? Why not let your shopping benefit the Franklin County Junior Fair Board. The Junior Fair Board raises money to pay for all of those pretty ribbons, banners, and trophies that our members receive at the fair each year! Please help them out by registering your Kroger Plus Card with the community rewards program so that 5% of your shopping bill goes directly to the Junior Fair Board. It's super easy. You just sign up and do your regular shopping - nothing extra gets charged to you! Kroger donates the money!

Register here:
  • Organization Name: FRANKLIN CO. JR. FAIRBOARD
  • Organization Number: FK546
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