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Franklin County 4-H News - September 2, 2022

End of Year County 4-H Awards

Due September 5, 2022

Make sure you take the opportunity to fill out the appropriate award forms so that you can receive the credit you deserve for all of your accomplishments in 4-H! Here are the awards that are available...

Clover Award Forms (project members only)
These simple award forms are easy to fill out. Just mark off the activities that you've participated in this year, add up your points, and find out if you've qualified for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Clover Pin Award. It's all online!

Community Service, Leadership, & Public Speaking Awards (project members only)
Community Service, Leadership, & Public Speaking award details are located on the Clover Award Form. Check off the activities that you've completed on each of these forms to see if you've qualified for one or all of these award pins.

Outstanding 4-H Member of the Year Award (project members only)
This competitive award is only given to a select few in each age category to honor those that have gone above and beyond in their 4-H experiences. Award reviewers compile scores from clover and pin awards, review project and 4-H experiences, and read the short response essays on the online application to select the winners of this award.

Cloverbud Pin Award (Cloverbud members only)
Our youngest members in Kindergarten through second grade can complete this form to receive their Cloverbud Pin Award at the recognition program. New online form this year!

We are working diligently to finalize details for the recognition program. Please keep an eye out for more information to be shared soon!

Please contact Beth at or Rachel at with any questions.

2022 Award Form Tutorial

Honor Club and Helping Hands Awards

Your club may be eligible for the Helping Hands Community Service Award or the Honor Club Award.

The Helping Hands Community Service Award is an opportunity for 4-H Clubs to share how they have made a difference in their local communities this year. The Helping Hands Award Application can be found here.

The Honor Club Award is an opportunity for 4-H Clubs to apply for recognition for completing the 4-H year while going above and beyond the minimum club requirements. The online Honor Club application can be found here.

2022 Ohio State Fair Results

The 2022 Ohio State Fair wrapped up on Sunday and we would like to congratulate all of our members on their successes! This year 178 youth represented Franklin County in the Non-Livestock State Fair Evaluations. Results for non-livestock projects are posted on the Ohio 4-H website.

2022 Franklin County 4-H Project Results

Congrats to all of our 4-H members who completed their 4-H projects and exhibited them at the Franklin County Fair!

Results for non-livestock projects are posted on our website, and in the Franklin County 4-H app.

Stock the Trailer Results

Franklin County collected and donated 733 pounds of food! Top placing clubs are listed below. The Franklin County Junior Fair Board would like to reward our top three clubs with $100, $50, and $25, respectively, for their efforts in helping those in need in Franklin County.

  1. Hellbranch 4-H club - 272.80 lbs ($100.00 Reward)
  2. Carousel Riders - 153.6 Lbs ($50.00 Reward)
  3. Grove City Clover Crew - 131 Lbs ($25.00 Reward)
  4. Fantastic Futures - 62.70 lbs
  5. Far East - 61 lbs

4-H Volunteer/Club 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. Two are currently scheduled for the 2021-2022 4-H year.

October 24, 2022, 6:30pm (Extension Office)
February 13, 2023, 6:30pm (Extension Office)

If you are interested in attending the orientation please contact Rachel Stoneburner at to register.

If you would like to start the process to apply to be a 4-H advisor, click HERE for the application.

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