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Franklin County 4-H News - March 31, 2021
LAST CHANCE TO RE-ENROLL
If you still need to re-enroll:
- Select your projects for this year by visiting the virtual Winter Project Fair.
- Log into your family's profile and enroll at oh.4honline.com
- Watch this video if you're not sure how to complete the enrollment.
- Contact Rachel if you still need help at email@example.com
Extension Office Drop-Off Hours for April 1
Enrollment forms that need to be turned into the Extension office by April 1.
- Activity Fee Checklist & Fees
- Charter Checklist
- Horse Paperwork
- Outstanding Cross-County Line Forms
There are two options for dropping off paperwork and activity fees at the Extension Office:
- During office hours - (8:00am-4:00pm)
Bring the paperwork in to the office to drop it off.
- Drive-Thru Drop Off - (4:00 - 8:00 pm)
Pull into the parking lot and hand it to a staff member through your car window.
Kunz Brundige Franklin County Extension Building
2548 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 866-6900; option 6
2021 4-H Project Book Options
It's never to early to think about your projects for next summer! Here are some great ways to get your books.
- Download one for free. Select from a dozen popular titles in the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects collection. Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there. This year, a selection of 4‑H Cloverbud activities is available too. (For accessible formats of these publications, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.)
- Order and pick up project books at the Extension Office. Ohio residents get the best price on printed books when they order and pick up their purchases through local Extension offices. To make an appointment to purchase a book at the office, call (614)866-6900, option 6.
- Buy one online. Like last year, you also can order directly from extensionpubs.osu.edu. Ohio residents receive free shipping on orders of $20 or more with the coupon FREE2021. Books cost slightly more this way, but orders can be shipped directly to any Ohio address. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used. See our printable Ordering Is Easy instructions. Please review your order carefully. Extension Publishing is not able to accept returns.
- Make your own. Self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. Learn about the best of current circumstances with My Own Stay-at-Home Project.
4-H Project Requirement Guide
4-H Club Leaders/Advisors
Club Rosters: If you are an organizational club leader that is having a hard time downloading your club roster from the 4-HOnline system, you should have received instructions with a club leader code in the envelope that was mailed to you with your Club Leader Handbook. If you still need help logging into your club on 4-HOnline, contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Enrollment: All club volunteers/advisors must re-enroll in the 4-HOnline enrollment system each year by April 1. Anyone who does not re-enroll will not be permitted to continue in a volunteer capacity.
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE! The annual 4-H Club leader's update about the fair and the fair entry system has been moved to a new date. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 27 for the Virtual Junior Fair Update. There will be a brief 4-H Council meeting at 7:00pm followed by the Franklin County Junior Fair Update. All club leaders are highly encouraged to attend. It is a virtual event and a Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event.
April Countywide Meeting
You're invited! With many clubs not meeting in-person, Franklin County has been offering optional countywide 4-H virtual meetings on the second Sunday of each month. April will be the last month for the countywide meeting. It's a supplemental opportunity for members as clubs are still expected to meet (either virtually or in-person depending on the changing health advisories). ANYONE IS WELCOME - individuals, families, or clubs!
These meetings include:
- Educational speakers/virtual tours
- Fun games
- Time for questions/dialogue
April Meeting Topic: Virtual Tour of a Robotics Managed Dairy Farm
Option for Club Advisors: Clubs that have had difficulty meeting virtually (or any club) can request a breakout room for their club to meet directly following the county meeting activities. Clubs interested in this opportunity should contact Rachel at email@example.com to reserve a breakout room. (It is the responsibility of the club advisor to notify members that the club will be meeting at that time.)
Meeting DetailsDate: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Meeting Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Club Breakout Meeting: 5:00-6:00pm
Franklin County Fair Tentative Schedules
Franklin County Fair Book
Franklin County 4-H Camp VIP Club
The Camp VIP Club is free and only takes a minute to register. There is no obligation to register to attend camp once you become a member of the VIP Club, but it does give you the option to register earlier than the general public.
Requirements to Join the Camp VIP Club:
- Enrolled as a Franklin County 4-H Member by April 1, 2021
- Age 8-13 as of 1/1/21
Join Today! Go.osu.edu/CampVIP
Horse Committee Rail Sponsorship Opportunity
Horse Safety & Ethics
Virtual Horse Safety & Ethics
Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM
* This is not a requirement for Horseless Horse projects.
SHOW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
This is a great community service opportunity!
The Franklin County Horse Advisory Committee holds five horse shows each year. Three shows are fundraisers for the Franklin County 4-H Horse program. Two shows are Performance Against Standards (PAS) Shows where 4-H members attempt to qualify to attend the Ohio State Jr Fair Horse Show.
All of the shows are run with volunteers. There are volunteer opportunities for people with little or no horse show experience. Training assistance will be available at the show. Volunteers should be 16 or older. Visit the Events tabs at top of a list of shows with volunteer opportunities.
Save the Date: Required Livestock Quality Assurance
Are you taking any of these 4-H projects to the Fair?
- Market Rabbits
- Market Poultry
- Market Lambs
- Market Goats
- Lactating Dairy Goats
- Market Beef (including beef & dairy feeders)
- Market Swine
If you answered yes to the question above, YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW to attend a livestock quality assurance session in order to exhibit your animal at the fair. Franklin County is offering two sessions this year.
Virtual Quality Assurance Information
There is still one session left to complete the Livestock Quality Assurance requirement. Members must attend the entire quality assurance presentation in order to receive completion credit. Attendance will be taken and monitored throughout the session. This will be an interactive presentation and members will be asked to answer poll questions.
VIRTUAL - Session 1:
Date: April 12, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM
Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM
More information coming soon.
Club Fundraising & Community Service
Ohio 4-H has developed 4-H Club Fundraising and Community Service Guidance to assist clubs with these activities. The guidance is in addition to the already developed Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings and Events, which provides detailed information on sanitizing, physical distancing, mask wearing, etc. This information can be found https://ohio4h.org/families/stay-connected.
Amazon Smile Donations
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OSU Extension, Franklin
For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.