Newsletter 4 - Ohio State University

Newsletter 4 - Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Extension Seneca County 4-H Family Newsletter Volume 28, Issue 3 IN THIS ISSUE: Camp Recap 4-H Council Scholarships and Awards Senior 4-H Members Cloverbud Graduation Pre-Fair Judging Dates and Info Booth Information Milkshake Stand and Booth Patrol Farm Bureau Information STEM at the Fair Square Dance State Fair Rules and Guidelines STEM Fun Day Unwanted Items Needed Project Judging Dates, Locations, and Projects Judged Important Registration Information for Judging Swine Exhibitor and Skill-athon Information Jr. Leadership News Grade A Celebration Grade A Celebration Silent Auction Items Poultry Information State Opportunities Jr. Fair News Attachments Milkshake Stand Schedule Booth Patrol Schedule Judging Schedule by Clubs Seneca County 4-H Family Newsletter July-September | 2018 Its the most wonderful time of the yearFair Time! Welcome to another busy summer and fair season. Please take a few minutes to read through this newsletter. It is the last one before the fair and the last until the fall. There is a lot of important information in here about judging times and dates, schedules, livestock information, Grade A Celebration information and much, much more! As always, if you have any questions, please call the Extension Office. 1 OSU Extension, Seneca County 4-H Advisory Council Scholarships and Awards 2018 Camp Recap Cloverbud Camp This years Cloverbud Camp was held on Tuesday, June 12 at Garlo Nature Preserve in Bloomville. Eight Cloverbuds enjoyed water activities, STEM activities, many other hands on activities, and lunch. Thank you to our first year counselors who assisted with Cloverbud Camp! Jr. Camp on Kelleys Island This year, around 100 campers camped for the holidays from June 2629. Campers enjoyed different holiday themed activities and crafts, dances, swimming, and recreation time. Thank you to all the adult staff and counselors who put in many training hours before camp and for their time at camp. Camp Counselors and Staff Jenna Binger Cadence Brown Cara Brown Jared Clark Cate Frankart Carlene Fredritz Becky Greene Terri Greene

Kylie Hemchak Nura Himebaugh Sam Hinton Harman Hossler David Irving Garrett McCoy Logan McCoy Jordan Kieffer Jacob Nichols Brayden Prenzlin Colton Price Messina Reesman Adam Sendlebach Emily Willman Brad Boes Katie Cole Kady Elchert Tori Kirian Debbie Schutlz Ian Warnment Hannah Williams Adam Wright Seneca County 4-H Family Newsletter The Seneca County 4-H Advisory Council has several scholarship and award opportunities for all 4-H members. The application is online or available at the Extension Office. All applications are due to the Extension Office by July 13, 2018. Scholarships and awards available: *The Golden Award: Presented at the Grade A Celebration on Sunday, August 26, 2018 to two first or second year 4-H aged members. * Home Economics Award: Presented to two 4-H Members 16 years of age or older. Members should have significant experience in 4-H Home Economics projects. This award is announced during the king and queen contest on Monday, July 23, 2018 during the fair. *4-H Advisory Council Scholarships: Presented to two 4-H members who will be incoming college freshman and have significant 4-H and community involvement. Members should exhibit exemplary leadership skills, experience, and potential. The scholarship recipients are announced during the king and queen contest on Monday, July 23, 2018 during the fair. *Seneca County 4-H Memorial Program Scholarship: Presented to one 4-H member who will be an incoming college freshman and has significant 4-H and community involvement and leadership experience and potential. The scholarship recipient is announced during the king and queen contest on Monday, July 23, 2018 during the fair. *I Dare You Award: Presented to two 4-H members 16 years of age or older. Members should exhibit exemplary leadership skills. This award is announced during the king and queen contest on Monday, July 23, 2018 during the fair. Senior 4-H Members Congrats to our Senior 4-H members who graduated from high school this year! You should have received information to fill out to be recognized in our senior booth at the fair in the booth building. Please take a moment to fill out the form, so we can recognize you and all you do! Pictures (4x6) and information will need to be turned in to the Extension Office ASAP to be included in the booth. If you do not turn in a picture or information, your name will still be included in the booth. 2 OSU Extension, Seneca County Cloverbud Graduation This is for any Cloverbud that will be a traditional 4-H member next year. We would like to welcome you to the Cloverbud Graduation Ceremony on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Educational Building. You will be recognized and congratulated on your success of being a Cloverbud. You should have received a form in the mail to fill out or there are forms at the Extension Office. Information will need to be turned in to the Extension Office ASAP to be included in the Cloverbud Graduation Ceremony. Pre-Fair Judging Dates and Information There are three dates for pre-fair judging. A list of projects and the dates they are judged and a judging schedule are included in this newsletter. If you are unable to attend your scheduled judging date, an advisor must judge your project and you will not be eligible for county or state awards. Judging dates will be July 11th (Sentinel), July 14th (Fairgrounds), and July 21st (Fairgrounds). Judging will be by club again this year. Please check the schedule to check your clubs time slot. If you have any questions on judging times and projects please call the Extension Office. Booth Information If your club would like a booth, please make sure to

contact the Extension Office ASAP. Clubs who indicated a booth size on their enrollment forms are already in the count for booths. Booth space is assigned. We ask clubs that have a booth and clubs that have members exhibiting in the county booth to please take a time for booth patrol. There are two spots available for booth patrol. If clubs want to pick up an additional time or if the clubs that are by vacant times are willing to split the shift with the club following the vacant time and the club prior to the vacant time, please let the office know. Booth Patrol times available: Tuesday, July 24 from 7:40-9:45 p.m. Friday, July 27 from 7:40-9:45 p.m. There will be a sign in and sign out sheet available in the booth building where your club and everyone present will need to sign in when arriving and sign out when finished with your assigned time. Booth set-up will take place on Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 from 12:00 -5:00 p.m. Club packets will be available at this time. Seneca County 4-H Family Newsletter Booth Information Continued. The booth building will close at 5:45 p.m. and tear down will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. NOTHING will be released prior to 6:00 p.m. There will also be time to tear down booths on Monday, July 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. New this year for clubs participating in booth patrol! We will have a scavenger hunt available to do while you are on booth patrol. This is in hopes to see a lot of active participation to enhance booth patrol this year and still make it a fun experience. The club with the most participants will win a pizza party for their club, courteous of the Junior Leadership Club. Milkshake Stand and Booth Patrol Schedules Both schedules are included at the end of the newsletter. If you are splitting a shift with another club, please make sure to contact them to ensure coverage times. Farm Bureau Information Advisors, do not forget to pick up your livestock exhibitor t-shirts. Times for pick up will be released closer to fair. Please consider sending a thank you note from your club to the Farm Bureau for the generous donation. Farm Bureau is still looking for help in the Dairy Bar during the fair. Please contact the Extension Office if you are willing to help. Times have also changed, if you have previously signed up for a shift please note the new times: *7:15-11:00 a.m. *11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. *3:00-6:00 p.m. The Farm Bureau is able to provide this service and lower food costs to 4-H members and their families but they need our help. At this time, there are around NINE shifts available. Please consider taking a shift. If you are interested, contact the Extension Office. STEM at the Fair At 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday July 26 in the booth building. Come check it out! Square Dance The Seneca County Agriculture Society and Seneca County Junior Leadership Club are sponsoring a square dance on Friday July 27 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the Education Building during the Seneca County Fair. Come out and join us for a night of dance! 3 OSU Extension, Seneca County State Fair Rules and Guidelines As judging is just a few short days away and some of you might be representing Seneca County with their 4-H project at the Ohio State Fair, I want to point your attention to the Ohio State Fair judging guidelines and expectations. For more information and specific guidelines for non-livestock projects go to: io-state-fair/state-fair-4-h-non-live stock-guidebook

. For more information and specific guidelines on livestock projects go to: STEM Fun Day Come out to the Extension Office for some fun and interactive STEM activities on Tuesday, August 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event has something for everyone, so any 4-H member 8-18 years old is welcome to attend. The registration fee is $15.00. Registration information is available on our website or at the Extension Office. Unwanted Laptops and I-Pods Wanted If you have any old laptops or Ipods laying around your house that you want to get rid of to a new home, the Extension Office will gladly take them. Your old laptops and I-pods will be primarily used for STEM programming. If you have one that you would like to donate, please make sure that all documents, files, programs, and software are removed. Seneca County 4-H Family Newsletter Project Judging Dates, Locations, and Projects Judged Below is a list of dates, times, and projects that are judged on the respected days. If you do not see your project listed below, please contact the Extension Office. If you are taking a Self-Determined project and are not sure which day you should attend, please contact the Extension Office. Members should attend the judging date that is assigned to their project. If you are unable to attend your project date, you must have an advisor judge your project and you will not be eligible for county or state fair awards. Please make sure to check the list for when your project is judged. Attending the wrong judging date will also result in members being ineligible for county or state awards. Wednesday, July 11 at Sentinel Clothing: Loungewear, Accessories for Teens, Sew Fun, Designed by Me, Sundresses and Jumpers, Active Sportswear, Clothing for Middle School, Shopping Savvy, Clothing for High School and College, Creative Costumes, Dress Up Outfit, Outerwear for Anywhere, Look Great for Less, Clothing for Your Career, Clothing Master, Sewing NonClothing Master, and Sewing and Textiles Master. Quilts: You Can Quilt, Quilting the Best Better, and Self-determined Quilting Creative Arts: Cake Decorating, Get Started in Art, Scrapbooking, My Favorite Things, and Self-determined Paper Crafting. Wednesday Continued: Food and Nutrition: Lets Start Cooking, Sports Nutrition: Ready, Set, Go, Snack Attack, Fast Break for Breakfast, Lets Bake Quick Breads, Grill Master, Star Spangled Foods, Party Planner, Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals, Dashboard Dining, Yeast Breads on the Rise, Youre the Chef, Global Gourmet, Beyond the Grill, Pathways to Culinary Success, Everyday Food and Fitness, Science Fun with Dairy Foods, and Canning and Freezing. Health: Youre the Athlete, Staying Healthy, Keeping Fit, First Aid in Action, Alcohol and

Drug Abuse, The Truth About Tobacco, and Your Thoughts Matter. Leadership: One on One, Club Leadership, Club Leadership 2, Diversity, My Hands to Larger Service, Teens on Board, Leadership Road Trip, Pantry Panic, Leadership Master, and Self-Determined Camp Counseling. Theatre: Play the Role and Set the Stage. Writing: Writing and Reporting for Teens and The Writer in You. Genealogy: Family History Treasure Hunt. Money Management: Becoming Money Wise and Teens on the Road to Financial Success. Communications: Finding Your Voice. Home Living: Its My Home, Makeover My Space, Your First Home Away From Home, and The Laundry Project. Misc. Projects: Discovering 4-H and Am I Ready for Work? Photography: Focus on Photography, Controlling the Image, Mastering Photography, and Photography Master. 4 OSU Extension, Seneca County Saturday, July 14, at the Fairgrounds Vet Science: From Airedales to Zebras, All Systems Go!, and On the Cutting Edge. Woodworking: Measuring Up, Making the Cut, Nailing it Together, Finishing Up, and Woodworking Master. Companion Animals: Purr-fect Pals, Climbing Up, Leaping Forward, Cavy, Pocket Pets, Self-Determined Reptiles and Amphibians, Self-Determined Hedgehogs, Self-Determined Ferrets, and Self- Determined Chinchillas. Tractors: Starting Up, Gearing Up, Moving Out, and Learning More. Welding: Arcs and Sparks Electricity: Magic of Electricity, Investigating Electricity, Wired for Power, Entering Electronics, and Science Fun with Electricity. Rope: Not Just Knots. Small Engines: Crank it Up, Warm it Up, and Tune it Up. Shooting Sports: Safe Use of Guns, Basic Archery, Archery, Shotgun, and Pistol. Natural Resources: Explore the Outdoors, Exploring Ponds, Why Trees Matter, Ohio Birds, Trapping Muskrats in Ohio, Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing, Fishing for the Intermediate, Beekeeping, Insect Adventures 1,2, and 3, and Self-Determined Natural Resources. STEM: Rockets Away (Solid Fuel), Rockets Away (Bottle Rockets), Solid Fuel Rocketry Master, Science Fun with Flight, Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry, Science Fun with Physics, Young Engineers in Solar Energy, Robotics 1 and 2, and Robotics Master. Vehicles: ATV Safety and Electric Radio Controlled Vehicles. Child Development: SelfDetermined Babysitting Self-Determined: Any selfdetermined project not specific to the ones listed above. Misc. Projects: Corn, Small Grains, Soybeans, and Bicycling. Saturday, July 21 at the Fairgrounds Gardening: How Does Your Garden Grow?, Grow Your Own Vegetables,

and Growing with the Season. Monday, July 23 at the Fairgrounds Important Registration Information for Judging Horseless Horse Poster Contest: Entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of booth set-up. Posters are judged Monday, July 23 at the fair. Swine Exhibitor and Skill-a-thon Information There are new questions for this years interview. These questions are according to your years in 4-H. The questions and letter from the committee has been emailed to Swine Exhibitors and also on our website. The questions are posted along with a website to find the correct answers. Please make sure to check your emails or the website for these questions. Questions can be directed to Tim or Lynn Krupp 419-701-6042. Educational Display: Entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of booth set-up. Educational Displays are judged Monday, July 23 at the fair. Jane Barton: Applications should be brought in on the day of clothing judging on Wednesday, July 11 at Sentinel. Judging for Jane Barton will be held at this time and awards will be presented at the Style Review on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the fair. Demonstrations/Illustrated Talks: Entries are due by Saturday, July 14 or at the end of pre-fair judging at the fairgrounds. The demonstration contest is held in the Education Building starting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27 at the fair. For more information on these and specific requirements please see the 2018 Jr. Fair Book. Seneca County 4-H Family Newsletter 5 OSU Extension, Seneca County Jr. Leadership News Family Fun Fest: Jr. Leadership put up a booth at the Family Fun Fest held at the Tiffin YMCA. They promoted 4-H to families and youth and made magnets with them. Grade A Celebration Silent Auction This year, during our Grade A Celebration on Sunday, August 26, we will be having a silent auction. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to benefit the Seneca Co. 4-H Program. We are asking all clubs donate something for the silent auction. We will also accept any personal donations. We are now collecting silent auction donations at the Extension Office. Please know the value of the item(s) you are donating. There is a form to fill out when dropping off the items. Family Fun Night: Jr. Leadership put up a booth at the Family Fun night that was a whale of a time. Those in attendance had the opportunity to win goldfish. Teen Exchange: The teen exchange trip was held on June 8 and 9. Despite the wet weather we had, it was a success. There were six teens from Seneca Co., three teens from Scioto Co., and four teens from Jackson Co. Activities included touring the fairgrounds, sharing information, visiting the Tiffin Glass Museum, touring Price Family Show Pigs, visiting Seneca Caverns, and staying overnight at Camp Glen with team building activities on Saturday. VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT POULTRY There has been some misinformation about poultry this year and what all needs Pullorum tested. If you are taking Pullets and you got them from a hatchery and have their hatch papers they do not need tested. If you do not have hatch papers, testing will be available outside the poultry barn the day of weigh in- Sunday, July 22. You do not have to get this done prior to the fair. Booth- Jr. Leadership is planning on implementing a positivity board in their booth at the fair this year. Anyone can come through and take a message of positivity that they might need. Everyone needs a pick- me up sometimes. If you are taking Breeding Turkeys, since they are over a

year old they do need blood tested and testing can be done with Dr. Pursell. If you are taking Market Turkeys and have their hatch papers you do not need to get them tested. At the last meeting in May, Jr. Leadership welcomed Bonnie Tiell from the Athletics Department at Tiffin University in their Sports Management. Bonnie is well vested with Myers Briggs and was the guest speaker as the teens identified and found out more about themselves and their leadership styles. State Opportunities Urban Immersion: Applications and information are available at: n-dc or they are located at the Extension Office. The cost is $150.00 and application deadline is August 3, 2018. Grade A Celebration The Grade A Celebration is an event that OSU Extension and Tiffin and Fostoria Kiwanis put on to congratulate and recognize any Seneca Co. 4-H member who received an A on their project(s) for the year. We also recognize our advisors and volunteers that put forth a lot of time and effort in helping our 4-H clubs and program thrive. Those in attendance will enjoy a meal, presentations, and door prizes. This years Grade A Celebration will be held on Sunday, August 26 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Entertainment Building at the fairgrounds. 4-H members who received an A will be free of charge and advisors are also free of charge. Registration information and a flier will be available in the office and on the website in the near future. Seneca County 4-H Family Newsletter Teen Leadership Council: Applications and responsibilities are now available Applications, materials, and letters of recommendation are due- not postmarked- by Friday, August 10, 2018. Health Heroes: Ohio 4-H Healthy Living is expanding the 4-H Health Heroes program by offering training at four locations across the state in 2018/19. Teens interested in becoming a Health Hero can find more information and the application form at: Applications are due September 15 at 11:59 p.m. 6 OSU Extension, Seneca County Jr. Fair News From Nicole Skill-a-thon and Interview Information: Beef and Dairy: Monday, July 23, 2018, 8-9:30 a.m. in the Super Barn Swine: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 5-8 p.m. in the Youth Center Schedule: This schedule applies to the swine department only 5:00 p.m.- Scheduling Conflict Members and any clubs not listed 5:30 p.m.- FFA Members, Bloomville Good Luck Sheep, 4-H Guys and Gals, Attica Dairy, New Riegel Rawhides and Woolies, Eden Dairy, and Eastern County Livestock. 6:00 p.m.- Hopewell Hog and Dairy, Eden Jr. Farmers, Backroad Barnyards, Dandelion Dreams, and Spirit of 76. 6:30 p.m. -Kids, Pigs, and Udders, Clinton Farmers, Blue Ribbon Buckeyes, Republic Rowdy Rednecks, and Seneca CPAs. 7:00 p.m.- Swine Stockade, McCutchenville WideAwake, Bloomville Beef and Feeders, Roots and Wings, Seneca Helping Hands, and Victory 4-H. Sheep: Sunday, July 22, 2018 following weigh-in at the Livestock Pavilion Goats: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9-11 a.m. at the Youth Center Rabbits: Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Youth Center. Royalty interviews begin at 1:00 p.m. and skill-a-thon follows at 2:00 p.m. Canine: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Education Building. Skill-a-thon runs from 6-8 p.m. and royalty interviews will begin at 6 p.m. Poultry: Monday, July 16 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Youth Center Premium Pick Up: Friday, July 27 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the back of the Youth Center. Saturday, July 28 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. by the Sale Ring. Sunday, July 29 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in

the back of the Youth Center. REMINDER- this year the exhibitor or parents needs to be present when picking up premium money or a note signed by the parent may be used. Jr. Fair Passes: these will be available for sale during the work days and Tuesday office hours during the months of June and July and at both pre-fair judging days. Jr. Fair Events Junior Fair Fun Nights in front of the Jr. Fair Office will be held TuesdaySaturday at 6:00 p.m. during fair week. Sub Eating Contest sponsored by Subway will be held Sunday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Education Building. Teams must consist of four members and sign up is held in the Jr. Fair Office. Chicken, Lamb, and Calf Scramble: Will be put on by the Jr. Fair Board on Thursday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Antique Section of the fairgrounds. The cost is $20.00 per participant and entries will open on July 2 at the Jr. Fair Office. Participants ages 8 and under are eligible for the chicken scramble, ages 914 are eligible for the lamb scramble, and ages 15 and up for the calf scramble. The scramble is limited to 12 participants. Winning participants will not receive the animal but monetary prizes are available. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for more information! Jr. Fair Work Days: July 2, 10, 19, and 20 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Important Sale Information The livestock sale is again requesting a case of water to be donated by each family for the buyers at our sale. Please drop off cases of water at the Junior Fair Office. The sale is also requesting help for passing out water to buyers at the sale and cleaning up the sale ring. Times have been assigned and are as follows: Water 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.- Jolly Workers, Republic Rowdy Rednecks, Seneca CPAs, Seneca County Junior Famers, Seneca Helping Hands, Seneca County Jr. Beef, Seneca Pens and Friends, and Dandelion Daisies Seneca 4-H 11:30 a.m.- Bloomville Good Luck Sheep 7 PassCounty out lunches Family Newsletter Water 12:00- 2:30 p.m.-Kids, Pigs, and Udders, Roots and Wings, OSU Extension, Seneca County OSU Extension, Seneca County 3140 S. State Route 100, Suite E, Tiffin, Oh 44883 Phone: 419-447-9722 Fax: 419-447-7677 CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit For an accessible format of this publication, visit Insert photo/graphic here, or delete this box. Seneca County 4-H Family Newsletter 8 OSU Extension, Seneca County

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