Upcoming events for youth and adults alike. Click on the event for flyer, registration forms and detailed information.
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The Licking County 4-H Program is offering a Club Shirt in 2020, and we hope that your club might consider ordering!
The shirts will cost $10 each, with $3 from each shirt being donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County!
Here’s why we think you might be interested:
- Opportunity to support the Food Pantry Network of Licking County
- Ability to show your 4-H Spirit throughout the community
- Convenience of being able to use this as your “Club Shirt” for this year
- Members may be missing that 4-H Camp shirt, and want this shirt - while they wait for fall programming
Here are a few more important details:
CLUB NAME: #InThisTogetherOhio logo will appear on the back of shirt, in large size. If a club has at least ten shirts ordered by individuals connected to their club, the club’s name will be screen printed on the front left chest area of those shirts. If there are fewer than ten shirts ordered from a club, their club name will not be listed on the front of shirts – only the back logo will be screen printed. …Note: While you are welcome to make this your Club Shirt for this year, please know that you continue to be welcome to do a separate Club Shirt of your choosing – this is simply an option!
WHO CAN ORDER: Anyone can order! Advisors, members, parents, supporters! Anyone! Just make sure that you list your club, if you want to be included in your club’s screen print! If community members are interested in a shirt, but are not connected to any one 4-H Club, they are welcome to list “none” on the Club Name line of the order form.
WHEN CAN WE ORDER: Orders will be accepted until June 1st.
HOW DO WE ORDER: The order form can be found here.
WHEN WILL THEY BE DISTRIBUTED: We’ve listed the distribution as getting underway on July 1st. Well before then, we should know what the social distancing guidelines are, and how to work within those guidelines to facilitate distribution of orders. We may group club orders and drop to a club advisor, we may need to do a drive-thru pick-up, etc. Due to expense, shirts will not be mailed. It’s really hard to say details at this moment, but everyone will get their shirts in early July!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: We’re thankful that we are able to support the Food Pantry Network of Licking County with this effort, and they are appreciative of this effort. We know that many within our community are relaying on the FPN for support and assistance right now, and surely some of our 4-H families are also among those who benefit… Once the shirt deadline arrives on June 1st, we’ll be happy to announce the total amount to be donated.
ADDITIONAL DONATION: If your club (or a family within the club) would like to make an additional contribution, simply send a separate check made payable to the 4-H Committee (note FPN Donation in the memo). We will make sure that your donation is presented to the FPN in early June as a part of the 4-H program’s support.
As you may have heard, Bogs Footwear is launching a 4-H themed rubber chore boot for kids, women and men. Bogs will be donating $5 from the sale of each pair back to 4-H. These boots are due to be released to ship to retailers on July 1, 2020. That date is not in concrete at this point and could easily be pushed back potentially to August 1, 2020.
Vance Outdoors is excited to offer all 4-H members the opportunity to pre-order these boots.
Below, you will find links to three sales flyers with all of the information needed to purchase the boots. We have tried to make this as convenient as possible to order by setting up a dedicated weblink where members can purchase online with a credit card or they may visit any of our three locations where they can order and pay by credit card, cash or check.
The deadline to place orders will be 11:59pm on Tuesday March 31, 2020
CANCELLED: 2020 OHIO 4-H CONFERENCE
The 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference brings together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational session that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.
Registration opens at 8:00 am and Session I starts at 9:00 am.
Information on the sessions and events can be found here.
Registration form can be found here.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for 4-H MEMBERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN EIGHTH GRADE!
lEADERSHIP wASHINGTON fOCUS
July 27-31, 2020
The Licking County 4-H Committee chooses two 4-H members, who will be completing the 8th grade in the spring of 2020, to participate in Leadership: Washington Focus (LWF). While one delegate has been chosen during the fall teen awards selection process, one position remains open – and will be selection through this application process.
Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth that will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile outside Washington, D.C. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship: Washington Focus and now we are happy to introduce its precursor for middle school 4-H'ers, LWF.
A full description and list of requirements can be found here.
Click here for the Leadership Washington Focus Application
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for 4-H MEMBERS AGE 9-12!
State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp
June 26-28, 2020
The Licking County 4-H Committee will be choosing two 4-H members, who will be between the ages of nine and twelve as of January 1st, 2020, to participate in State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp. State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp is a residential camp, and will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Application due to the Extension Office by Friday, December 6, 2019.
Click here for Jr. Shooting Sports Camp Application
Calling all do’ers! National 4-H Council is looking for 4-H youth of all ages who have ideas (original or adapted from other sources) for fun, educational and/or service-oriented hands-on activities to be featured in Council’s brand campaign later this fall. Do you have a step-by-step guide for growing a bean in a bottle to teach kids about agriculture? Or instructions for organizing a trash pickup day in your community? Or a favorite healthy recipe you make for friends and family? We’d love to hear those ideas, and have the opportunity to feature the great ideas, kids and 4-H clubs bringing them to life. Submit your ideas today!
Support 4-H and celebrate 4-H's agricultural heritage with this one-of-a-kind 4-H branded barn and collectible plush animals.
A portion of each sale goes directly to support 4-H youth across America. Don’t wait, the limited stock won’t last long!
Feed a Bee, an initiative started by the Bayer Bee Care Program, is seeking to support forage projects being conducted by 4-H clubs. Feed a Bee promotes pollinator health through planting native wildflowers and educating communities about the importance of honey bees and other pollinators. A current goal of the program is to plant forage in all 50 states by the end of 2018 to increase food for pollinators across the country. To help achieve this goal, Feed a Bee is seeking to provide funds to facilitate new or ongoing pollinator initiatives lead by clubs across the country.
If your clubs have an interest in pollinators and would like to learn more about this initiative, please contact email@example.com.
JOANN Fabrics has partnered with the National 4-H Council to bring more hands-on 4-H programs to youth.
Current members, parents and volunteers can sign-up for the JOANN 4-H Rewards Card and receive 15% off total in-store and online purchases.
JOANN will give a minimum of 2.5% of every eligible transaction to support 4-H programs. Find the details at http://www.joann.com/4-h/
Support the JOANN Clovers for Kids Campaign: March 1 - April 30, 2020
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is once again offering a specialty license plate dedicated to Ohio 4-H Youth Development and the new logo plates are now available for purchase. Show your support for Ohio 4-H by purchasing an Ohio 4-H Specialty License Plate. A portion of the annual plate fees collected from new and renewed plates is given directly to Ohio 4-H and is earmarked for 4-H programming.
License plates are more than just an accessory – they are an investment in your 4-H members. Ohio 4-H provides over 250,000 youth members in local clubs and county based special interest programs with experiential learning that enhances their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication and social skills.
You can purchase or renew your Ohio 4-H Specialty plate at your local Ohio BMV Deputy Registrar’s Office or online at https://www.oplates.com/.
Each Spring and Fall, Tractor Supply will help raise money for 4-H programs with the Paper Clover Campaign, a national in-store fundraiser that benefits 4-H programming.
Spring: April 29 - May 10
Fall: October 7 - 18
Tractor Supply Company asks customers to donate $1 to support 4-H.
70% of the collected funds support the local 4-H programs where they were raised.
Talk to your local TSC store and ask how your club can get involved to help raise money and support 4-H youth development program activities in Licking County.
Show your "GREEN" spirit and support 4-H in your community! Visit your local Tractor Supply (TSC) and purchase a paper clover for $1 at the register. Proceeds will benefit your local 4-H program.
Click here for a complete list of Ohio Tractor Supply locations.
Visit the 4-H web page at the TSC website and fill out the online form.
Ohio 4-H provides opportunities for youth to travel to other countries and for families to host young people from around the world. In this global community, many are finding it essential to reach out, open communication, and build understanding. Participating in these programs is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures, languages, countries, and people, and to learn about your own culture as well. To find out more about this program click on the following link: Ohio 4-H International Programs
4-H Camp Ohio Adventure Weekends - Gather your group for an adventure at 4-H Camp Ohio! Click on the link for program descriptions and how to schedule an event.
If you are in high school and exploring universities that prepare students for exciting careers in food, environmental sciences or agriculture,
OSU's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has a perfect day planned for you. Click on this link to visit their website and register for a visit.