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OSU Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

January 8, 2016 - 2:00pm --

All Sessions to be held at OARDC Fisher Auditorium

1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691

All 2016 Advisors, Volunteers, and Committee Members must attend one of the dates listed below

Register Online or by Calling the Extension Office

Registrations Due 2 Days Prior to Each Event

General Sessions will feature 2016 4-H / Jr. Fair Program Updates and Youth Protection Policies


Breakout Sessions Offered


Thursday January 28th

7-8 pm General Session

8-9 pm Breakout Sessions

Managing Club Finances

4-H Online Training for Beginners

Outdoor Recreation & Service Ideas

Cloverbud Program Ideas


Jeff Dick

Stephen Heppe

Tim Tanner

Dr. Christy Leeds

Saturday January 30th

9-10 am General Session

10-11 am Breakout Sessions

Off to a Running Start

4-H Online Tips, Tricks, & Reports

10 Min. Science Activities for Club Meetings


Doug Foxx

Stephen Heppe

Dr. Bob Horton

Tuesday February 2nd

7-8 pm General Session

8-9 pm Breakout Sessions

Off to a Running Start

4-H Online Tips, Tricks, & Reports

Helping Kids Prepare for Skillathon

State 4-H Animal Science Updates


Doug Foxx

Stephen Heppe

Lisa Sutton

Dr. Lucinda Miller

Breakout Session Descriptions:

Managing Club Finances – presented by Jeff Dick, OSU Extension Field Specialist for Volunteerism & Risk Management.  This session will be geared for organizational advisors, committee treasurers, and any volunteers that are secondary signers on club or committee bank accounts.  This session will help you learn ways to keep your club or committees finances organized and in compliance with OSU polices and state/federal laws.

4-H Online Training for Beginners – presented by Stephen Heppe, Wayne County 4-H Program Assistant. This session is for advisors/volunteers that are new to using the 4-H Online database to manage club data or those who have used the system and just need a refresher.  Come learn the basics about how this system can help you keep track of your members, the projects they’re signed up for, and how to send out text and e-mail alerts to your club.

4-H Online Tips, Tricks, and Reports – presented by Stephen Heppe, Wayne County 4-H Program Assistant.  This session is for experienced 4-H Online users hoping to use this member database to its full capabilities. Learn more about the different types of reports available to club advisors.

Outdoor Recreation & Community Service Ideas – presented by Tim Tanner, Harrison County 4-H Educator.  This session will be full of ideas to get your club outdoors and having fun this summer as well as examining ways your club can make a difference through community service activities.

Cloverbud Program Ideas – presented by Dr. Christy Leeds, Union County 4-H Educator.  Christy will share how Union County’s countywide Cloverbud program works and ideas for activities to do with Cloverbuds back home in your club as well.

Off to a Running Start – presented by Doug Foxx, Wayne County 4-H Educator.  This session is geared for organizational advisors and will include updates and reminders about various county and state 4-H deadlines, forms, and procedures.  We will go through the Organizational Advisors Club Packet and spend time sharing ideas for how to help your club be engaged and successful in 2016.

10 Minute Science Activities for 10 Club Meetings – presented by Dr. Bob Horton, State 4-H Specialist.  Join Dr. Bob for a fast paced session around ten-minute science activities you can do over the course of 10 club meetings. These hands-on activities are guaranteed fun, engaging and easy on the budget. Plus, easy enough for teen leaders and non-science adults to conduct. Participants will take part in all 10 activities and receive instructions on doing them with club members. Take the starch out of your club meetings by adding these fun activities to your agenda.

Helping Kids Prepare for Skillathon – presented by Lisa Sutton, Wayne County 4-H Program Assistant.  Join Lisa for idea sharing, resources, and ways to help kids prepare for participation in the annual Wayne County 4-H Skillathon.

State 4-H Animal Science Updates – presented by Dr. Lucinda Miller, State 4-H Specialist. This session will offer updates and information about Ohio State Fair Skillathons, Judging Contests, and other Companion Animal and Livestock opportunities and events offered at the State level and the Ohio State Fair. Learn about the Bi-State Youth Poultry Clinic, Dog Expo, Dog Bowl, Avian Bowl, what’s expected if participating in the OSF skillathons and more. Come prepared to ask questions and take information back to your 4-H members.