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By tdurkin | January 2, 2018

HORSES – 2018 Important Dates

Happy New Year!  Below are some important dates that we have so far for everyone to mark on their calendars.


February 13th – Safety & Ethics @ R.G. Drage (see previous post)

March 11th – Fun – N- Fuzzy Show @ Riverland Arena (more info/showbill to be posted later)

March 24th – 9th Annual Tack Swap – contact Darlie Katz for info (330-316-3214 – Flyer will be posted soon)

June 10th-14th – Stark County Horse Camp (stay tuned – more info to come)

June 17th – 22nd – Summit County Horse Camp (added an extra day this year! – more info to come)


We will need parent volunteers this year for every show and for horse camp!   Check our Facebook pages for continuous updates as well.

By tdurkin | January 2, 2018

HORSES – Safety & Ethics – 2018

WHO:       ALL 2018 Horse Participants

WHAT:     2018 Mandatory Safety & Ethics…

WHEN:    February 13th

WHERE:  R.G. Drage Auditorium.   6:30 (sign in begins) / 7pm (presentation begins)

By Keith | December 7, 2017

2018 Stark County Quality Assurance Program, March 15 7pm at RG Drage

All 4-H Market and Lactating Projects must complete a QA Program annually by Deadline- June 1, 2018!

Mark your calendars.

Deadline to complete your required Quality Assurance Program is June 1, 2018 no exceptions or you cannot show at Ohio State Fair or Stark County Fair!

Youth may attend other State Wide and County 4-H Program Quality Assurance Programs BUT MUST submit proof of attendance to Stark County Junior Fair Coordinators Office by June 1, 2018.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!

By Keith | November 21, 2017

The 2018 Ohio 4-H Volunteer & Teen Conference – March 10, 2018

The 2018 Ohio 4-H Volunteer & Teen Conference

Mar 10, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Deadline: Friday, registration information available soon from Stark County 4-H- due to Stark Co Office January 30,2018

Cost: $35  Stark County 4-H Advisory Committee Sponsors 30 4H Volunteers and 30 4-H Teens–

Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio

Map: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Contact: Allen Auck

The 2018 Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across the State of Ohio. The objective of this event is to learn together and from each other in order to improve our abilities to deliver the Ohio 4-H Program to its members. We truly believe that these educational selections offer something for everyone, and have the ability to satisfy every taste and need.

Registration opens at 8:00 am and Session I starts at 9:00 am.

This year’s conference is made possible in part by our generous sponsors:

By Keith | November 21, 2017

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association…

4-H Partnership Program

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association renews the 4-H Partnership Program for 2018!

For 2018, the OSBA will selectively sponsor five 4-H members across Ohio by providing the basic woodenware and toolkits to establish 2 complete hives.

By partnering OSBA, Extension 4-H staff, and local beekeeping organizations with the 4-H members undertaking the beekeeping project, the program will support and encourage young beekeepers by providing experienced practical support and reducing the expenses required to get started in beekeeping. Ideally, active participation of key players, including the student, his/her guardian, 4H advisor, local association and a mentor will significantly increase the likelihood of success of the 4-H beekeeper through experiential learning. Local beekeeping associations who participate gain visibility to a new and vital audience and increase positive community involvement of the “next generation” of beekeepers.

While the document below explains the program guidelines in detail, here is a quick overview:

Selection Criteria

  1. Youth must be between the ages of 12 and 18 by January 1st of the scholarship year (2018), be a member of 4-H, and enrolled in public, private or home school.
  2. Applicant must complete and return the application by November 21st, 2017.

Selection Process

  1. The selection committee will carefully consider each candidate and select finalists.
  2. The OSBA 4H Beekeeping Partnership Program Scholars will be announced by January 6th, 2018.

The selected Partnership Program Scholars will receive:

  1. Woodenware and tools for two hives (see attached document):
  2. 1 year free membership to the OSBA, with electronic newsletter
  3. Free attendance to the OSBA Fall Convention (including 2 guests).
  4. OSBA Beekeeper Training DVD
  5. OSBA Apiary Diagnostic Kit, if available

Download the 2018 Program Documents and Application  for application forms and additional information.  If you have any questions, please contact the OSBA 4-H Partnership Program by email at or call 567-703-6722.   Completed applications are due by November 21, 2017.

By Keith | November 21, 2017

2018 Rules Posted!

Get the 2018 Rules and Entry Form for your project!

By Keith | November 9, 2017

JOANN Fabrics has partnered with the National 4-H Council

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

By Keith | November 9, 2017

2018 Ohio 4-H Award Opportunity

Dear Stark County 4-H Advisors and 4-H Members:

Hope all is well.  It’s that time for the Ohio 4-H Awards and Ohio 4-H College Scholarship Applications.

Below is information regarding completing the 2018 Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Book and for High School Seniors to complete the online, Ohio 4H College Scholarship Application.


2018 Ohio 4-H Achievement Application: 

This annual application enables 4-H members to be selected for outstanding project work, selected at the county level, and then submitted for statewide review/recognition.  There are also opportunities for various leadership opportunities at the state level for members.  To be eligible for all state opportunities listed on the cover sheet (not marked with a ♣ symbol), members need to complete this ATTACHED “Ohio 4-H Achievement Record” and meet all of the criteria listed below. The “Ohio 4-H Achievement Record” is comprehensive in nature and may take some time to complete. Work on it should be started as soon as possible. The completed 2018 Ohio 4-H Acheivement Form (2 copies) is/are due to your Stark County OSU Extension office by the January 11, 2018.

The link above contains information which will be helpful to 4-H members, parents, volunteer leaders and County Extension Educators. The forms must be signed by the Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development before they are submitted.

Here is the 2018 Ohio 4-H Teen Opportunity List of Activities- statewide.

2018 Ohio 4-H State Achievement Opportunities Form Instructions


  1. Applicants must have at least reached their 14th birthday, but not have reached their 19th birthday, sometime before January 1, 2017.  (Note: 4-H membership ends December 31 of the year in which an individual attains the age of 19).
  2. Applicants must be currently enrolled as an Ohio 4-H member.
  3. The Achievement Record (including the 4-H Story) should be typewritten using Arial 11 point font. You must maintain the ½ inch left and right margins. (Note: 10 points will be deducted if this requirement is not followed.)
  4. Using Ctrl Tab will allow the use of columns to format your information in the boxes.
  5. No additional pages may be added to any section (A through G) of the “Ohio 4-H Achievement Record.”  (Note: 10 points will be deducted if this requirement is not followed.)
  6. Your  “Ohio  4-H  Achievement  Record”  should  be  stapled  in  the  upper  left  hand  corner.  Do  not  use  tabbed  dividers, coversheets, or any type of folder/binder.  (Note: 2 points will be deducted if this requirement is not followed.)


2018 Ohio 4-H College Scholarship Information: (MUST APPLY ONLINE)

Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship or community service. Ohio 4-H (College) Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. There are currently 36 statewide 4-H scholarships being offered. To qualify for the Ohio 4-H scholarships below you must complete the online college scholarship application by February 15.

In addition to these scholarships, individual counties may also offer county-based scholarships. Please check the  website, under scholarships for your local, Stark County 4-H and related college scholarship opportunities.  Most of the local applications are due July 1 annually or in summer.  Make sure to check for deadlines!!

Criteria, Instructions, and Application

In addition to personal information, before beginning this 4-H Scholarship Application please make sure you have the following items available.

  • High school Grade Point Average (GPA) and rank
  • Academic honors you have received
  • If you are or will be an Ohio State student, your OSU username.# and ID# can be found on your receipt of admission application email
  • Information about your current or anticipated college or university (name, city, state)
  • Intended academic major
  • Detailed information about your major 4-H leadership roles; you should know the names of the roles, the years, level(s), duties and accomplishments
  • Detailed information about major 4-H honors that you have recieved
  • Information about your educational, carrer, or personal goals and what impact 4-H has had on those ambitions
  • Personal statement explaining why a 4-H scholarship would be important to you achieving a college education AND how 4-H has contributed to your personal development, leadership and other skills and to your likely success in life.

Links for OSU College Scholarships below:

College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences- link: scholarship information and online application

College of Education and Human Ecology- link:  scholarship application information

Link:  Brief Descriptions of Ohio 4-H Scholarships Available

Following is a brief description of Ohio 4-H scholarships available

Attend Any Accredited Post Secondary Institution

  • All American Youth Horse Show Foundation 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships to Ohio high school seniors and current Ohio 4-H horse members enrolling at any accredited Ohio post-secondary institution in any course of study.
  • Mary E. Border Ohio 4-H Scholarship. Income provides scholarships at the University or other accredited universities for incoming freshmen or undergraduates who were 4-H members or advisors.
  • Farm Credit Services of Mid America. Provides scholarships to students studying agribusiness or economics.

Attend The Ohio State Univeristy – Any Major

  • Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Glick Bolender, Jr. 4-H Scholarship. Income is used to provide an undergraduate need-based scholarship/s to a student who is a member of Ohio 4-H with preference given to those from Pickaway County, Ohio.
  • George W. Broughton 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for current or former 4-H members who enrolled at OSU with first preference given to a student from Washington County, Ohio. Second preference is for students from Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, or Noble counties in Ohio.
  • Ashley Brittany Calhoon 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for students who have been active in 4H.
  • William E. Goos Memorial Scholarship. Provides scholarships for students who are members of 4-H. First preference is for Butler County.
  • Pfeiffer, Miller, and Saunway Family 4-H Scholarship. Used to provide at least one undergraduate scholarship to a current or former 4-H member who had demonstrated excellence in community service, leadership and public speaking.
  • The Vaughn Family 4-H Scholarship Fund. Provides support to an incoming first year student with preference to students with demonstrated need who have participated in 4-H in Crawford County.

Attend The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

  • Ramona Alvarez & Butler County 4-H Scholarship. Undergraduate scholarship to an incoming freshman at The Ohio State University. Qualified candidates must be from Butler County & current or former 4-H members. First preference for female students.
  • Bob Evans Farms Scholarship. Provides scholarships for entering freshmen in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
  • The Albert F. and Margaret E. Gehres 4-H Fund. Income supports scholarships for current or former 4-H members
  • AB Graham Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Scholarship. Provides at least one annual scholarship for Ohio 4-H members and/or alumni who have demonstrated excellence in community service and leadership and have been enrolled in the Ohio 4-H programs for a minimum of 3 years with preference given to applicants who are involved in innovative and non-traditional programs and/or programs that emphasize leadership and preference for entering freshmen.
  • The J. Lyndon Johnson Scholarship. Provides scholarships for current or former Ohio 4-H or Ohio FFA members with a minimum of 3 years participation and a farming background.
  • Charles & Gwyenna Lifer 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students with a major in the area of agriculture or natural resources. Preference given to those from Richland, Knox, and Monroe counties.
  • Tiney and Helen McComb Family 4-H Scholarship. Supports current or former 4-H member with at least two years of participation in 4-H, majoring in areas of business, finance, or economics in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences or in The Max M. Fisher College of Business.
  • Pike County R.O. McFerren Scholarship. Used to award scholarships to entering freshmen from Pike County enrolled in majors in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at the Columbus campus or the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.
  • Carl Meads Memorial 4-H Scholarship.  Supports current or former members of Ohio 4-H with at least 5 years participation and have shown cattle for at least 3 years.  Preference shall be given to those majoring in Animal Science.
  • 4-H Ohio Township Scholarship. Provides scholarships for current or former 4-H members.
  • Pike County 4-H Scholarship. Used to award a scholarship in honor of Vancil Brown to 4-H members from Pike County Ohio
  • John L. Ryant Memorial 4-H Agriculture Scholarship. Provides scholarships for an incoming freshman preferably from Delaware County, who is a current or former 4-H member and who has demonstrated qualities of leadership.
  • Paul A. & Ethel I. Smith 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for students studying a farming or other agriculture-related discipline.

Attend The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology

  • Bea Cleveland 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Mabel Sarbaugh 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Alga D. “Peg” Weaver 4-H Scholarship. Provides scholarships for first year students in the College of Education and Human Ecology.

Collegiate Level Scholarships

  • Cunningham 4-H Leadership Scholarship. Income supports leadership development programs and activities that recognize outstanding leadership among older and/or former 4-H members who are student leaders.
  • Arthur F. Bell & William J. Hoewischer Agricultural 4-H Scholarship.  Provides scholarships for students from Shelby or Muskingum County, Ohio in good academic standing who have participated in 4-H for at least 5 years. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities.
  • Jonard Family Scholarship. Provides support for students from Jefferson, Harrison or Delaware counties in Ohio who participate in 4-H programs.
  • John T. Mount 4-H Achievement Award. Provides scholarships for current or former 4-H members.
By Keith | October 30, 2017

The 2018 Ohio 4-H Volunteer & 4-H Teen Conference

The 2018 Ohio 4-H Conference that will be held March 10, 2018 at the Columbus Convention Center. Mark your calendars.

Your Stark County 4-H Advisory Committee sponsors Stark County 4-H Advisor/Volunteer and 4-H Teen Member conference registration fees!!

Registration materials will be coming out after the holidays!

Please mark your calendar for more than 200 workshops regarding 4-H Program !!

Thanks for all you do!


By Keith | October 4, 2017

2017 Tractor Supply Co 4-H Paper Clover Campaign

2017 Tractor Supply Paper 4H Clover Campaign will start October 415, 2017.

Visit our Stark County TSCs and support the local, state and National 4-H Youth Program.

Our local TSCs  are great supporters of the Stark County 4-H Program. We thank them for their continued support!

Thanks for all you do!!

David Crawford

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, will continue its successful partnership with National 4-H Council by hosting its semi-annual Paper Clover fundraiser for 4-H students nationwide. The in-store donation event will be held October 4–15.

Tractor Supply customers can participate in the Fall 2017 Paper Clover Campaign by purchasing paper clover emblems during checkout. Donations, which begin at $1 and have no cap, fund scholarships that send 4-H youth to 4-H camps, conferences and development programs where they learn everything from animal care to civic leadership.

“We created the Paper Clover fundraiser because we know how important local 4-H groups are to protecting a way of life that’s built around community and service,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company.

National 4-H Council and Tractor Supply have worked closely together to provide 4-H members with the tools they need for success. Their partnership has yielded more than $11 million to support 4-H programming since 2010. Earlier this year, the Spring 2017 Paper Clover Campaign raised nearly $825,000, resulting in 16,301 scholarships awarded to youth attending camps or other leadership experiences.

Individual 4-H clubs are encouraged to participate at their local Tractor Supply stores during the fundraiser. Many groups will hold bake sales, car washes and other activities to help boost donations. For example, the dedication of 4-H students in Timpoochee, Florida allowed them to attend a local 4-H camp where they learned new skills, including archery, sports fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, cooking and more. In Columbia, Tennessee, 4-H students learned about animal care and participated in a variety of team-building and leadership activities at camp.

“We could not be more thankful to the Tractor Supply customers who have helped make Paper Clover such a successful event over the past eight years,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “Every clover sold contributes directly to an amazing 4-H experience for youth who may have otherwise not had the opportunity. “

For more information about the Fall 2017 Paper Clover Campaign, please visit



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