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  • 2Changes in the Line UpNew375 Leadership Road Trip: Where Are You Going?376 Pantry Panic: An Advanced-Level Food Project for Community-Minded Youth 474 Beyond the Grill 503M Solid-Fuel Rocketry Master512M RoboticsMaster560M Woodworking Master589M Photography Master 620 WhyTreesMatter 672 Junior Master Gardener Level 1 Handbook 672GPM Junior Master Gardener Level 1 Teacher/Leader Guide 713GPM Choose and Tell Cards

    Revised New Title (Old Title)181 DraftHorse(same) 230 4-H PetPALS Project and Record Book (PetPALS Member Resource)425 Look Great for Less (Frugal Fashion)621 Ohio Birds (same)755 Muzzleloader Member Record Book (Muzzleloading Member Record Book)

    Discontinued372 Multi-LevelTeenLeadership373 Teen Leadership on the Job423 Sportswear for Spectators498GPM Science Fun with Dairy Foods Leader's Guide

    380 and 381 Project CitizenNow available as an individual project!Seepage18formoreinformation.

    Message from State 4-H LeaderDear Parents,

    Volunteersareoneofthekeysto4-HYouthDevelopment.Withoutadultandteenvolunteerscontributingtheirtimeandtalentto4-H,wewouldnothaveexperiencedthesteadyandsignificantgrowthofOhio4-Hsince1902.Likewise, parents play an important and necessary part in 4-H.Bysupportingyourchild'sparticipationin4-Hactivitiesandcompletionof4-Hprojects,youbecomethebasisforafamily4-Hexperienceinwhichyouthlearnleadership,citizenship,lifeskills,andmore.Weknowthatthepositiveinfluenceofcaringadultsisthemostimportantkeyelementinpreparingyouthforsuccess.Intelligentvolunteer-parentteamcontributionstothe4-Hprogramarevitaltopositive4-Hyouthdevelopmentprogramming.WelcometoOhio4-H 2013!

    Sincerely,

    Tom Archer Ohio 4-H State Leader

    ContentsUnderstanding 4-H Membership........................................ 3A Note About Cost Recovery.............................................. 3RateMyProject.................................................................... 3Understanding 4-H Projects............................................... 4Ohio 4-H Statewide Programs............................................ 5IndividualProjects.............................................................. 7 About 4-H.......................................................................7 Animal Sciences.............................................................7 Child and Family Development....................................12ClothingandTextileScience.........................................12CreativeandLeisureArts.............................................14FoodandNutrition.......................................................16 Healthy Living...............................................................17 Home Living.................................................................17LeadershipandCitizenship..........................................18 Money Management...................................................19 Natural Resources........................................................19 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math...............21 Self-Determined...........................................................24WorkforcePreparation................................................24Group Programs...............................................................25 Animal Sciences...........................................................25 Cloverbuds...................................................................25LeadershipandCitizenship..........................................26 Natural Resources........................................................26 School Enrichment.......................................................27MemberRecognition........................................................28 ScholarshipOpportunities................................................29OpportunitiesandAwardsforMembers..........................29Project Guide....................................................................31SubjectIndex....................................................................35

    2013 Family GuideOhio 4-H Family Guide

    This guide is designed especially for volunteers, members, and families involved in 4-H through community and project clubs, EFNEP groups, and special school and community enrichmentprograms.

    ThisFamilyGuideisprovidedby4-Hcostrecoveryfunds.CreatedbyJaneWright,CurriculumManager. EditedanddesignedbyAmandaForquer,ProgramAssistant.CoverdesignedbyAlexHenz,ClarkCounty4-HAlumnus.

    Ohio 4-H License PlatesWhen 4-H began in 1902, the automobilewasstillanovelty.Now, Ohio's car owners can show their support for one of the largest youthdevelopmentprogramsinthenationbypurchasinga4-Hspecialtylicenseplate.

    For every 4-H license plate ordered, $15 of the annual feegotosupportthestate4-Hprogram.InformationisavailableatlocalBureauofMotorVehiclesofficesoratthe bureau's website, http://bmv.ohio.gov/sp_ohio_4h.stm.

    Get your 4-H specialty plates today!

  • 34-H and FFA Dual Membership PolicyOhio4-HmembersareoftenalsoFFAmembers,sometimeswithinthesamecountyandsometimesinanadjacentcounty.Thesemembersespeciallyneedtokeepinmindthe 4-H policy about 4-H projects being separate from schoolprojects.Tokeepworkinbothorganizationsclearlyseparate,4-Hmembersareadvisedtotakedifferentspeciesinthetwoorganizationsor,attheveryleast,totakemarketanimalsinoneandbreedinganimalsintheother.Seechartforallowableandnotallowableexamples.

    4-H FFAAllowable Market Steer Market HogAllowable Market Steer Beef BreedingNot Allowable Market Sheep Market Sheep

    4-H Membership EligibilityEligibility for 4-H membership begins when a child is enrolled in kindergarten and is age 5 as of January 1 of the currentyear(Cloverbuds).Membershiptothe4-Hclubprogram begins when a child is enrolled in 3rd grade and isatleastage8asofJanuary1ofthecurrentyear.Ohio4-H membership ends December 31 of the year in which an individualattainstheageof19.Membershipbeginswhenan eligible individual is enrolled in a club or group that is underthedirectionofatrainedadultwhohascompletedtheOSUEvolunteerselectionprocess,andthatiswithinthescopeofOhioStateUniversityExtension.

    4-H Membership ExpectationsTheexpectationsfor4-Hmembershipareabalanceamong4-Hprojectwork,involvementinthe4-Hclub,participationin4-Hactivitiesandevents,andworkingtowardsimprovingonespersonalgrowth.(TheUnderstanding 4-H Projects sectiononpage4addressestheprojectworkcomponentofamembers4-Hexperience.)

    Cross-County Lines Membership Youthareexpectedtoaffiliatewiththe4-Hprogramintheircounty of residence or receive approval for membership outsidetheircountyofresidence.

    4-Hmembershipintwocountiessimultaneouslyisnotpermitted.

    Youth must ask the county they would like to participateiniftheymayparticipateinthatcountyinsteadofintheircountyofresidence.

    Insituationswherethecountyofresidencedoesnot have a 4-H program, youth may not join 4-H in anothercounty.

    IfcountyfinancialsupportforOhioStateUniversityExtensionceasestoexist,4-Hmembershipstatusalready established in that county will end on the datethefundingends(establishedbyExtensionAdministration).4-Hmembershipofyouth,residingin a county that has lost funding, who have pre-established cross-county line 4-H membership agreementsinplacewillbepermittedtocontinueparticipationintheirnon-residentcountythroughDecember31ofthat4-Hmembershipyear.

    Formoreinformation,contactyourlocalExtensionofficeorgotowww.ohio4h.org/policies.

    OhioStateUniversityExtensionembraceshumandiversityandiscommittedtoensuringthatallresearchandrelatededucationalprogramsareavailabletoclienteleonanondiscriminatorybasiswithoutregardtoage,ancestry,color,disability,genderidentityorexpression,geneticinformation,HIV/AIDSstatus,militarystatus,nationalorigin,race,religion,sex,sexualorientation,orveteranstatus.ThisstatementisinaccordancewithUnitedStatesCivilRightsLawsandtheUSDA.

    KeithL.Smith,AssociateVicePresidentforAgriculturalAdministration;AssociateDean,CollegeofFood,Agricultural,andEnvironmentalSciences;Director,OhioStateUniversityExtension;andGistChairinExtensionEducationandLeadership.

    ForDeafandHardofHearing,pleasecontactOhioStateUniversityExtensionusingyourpreferredcommunication(e-mail,relayservices,orvideorelayservices).Phone1-800-750-0750between8a.m.and5p.m.ESTMondaythroughFriday.Informtheoperatortodial614-292-6181.

    Clubleaders,projecthelpers,andothervolunteersoftenaskabout the cost of project books and why 4-H members are requiredtobuyoneforeachprojectinwhichtheyenroll.The cost of a project book, which is usually $5, covers the costofcurriculumdevelopment,printing,storage,anddelivery.

    Thiscostrecoveryplanisseenasthemostdesirableoptionamongalternativessuchasstatemembershiporotherfees.Each book purchased supports the Ohio 4-H program at the stateandcountylevels.

    Ohio 4-H depends on your support in delivering high-quality, experientialeducationtoitsmembers.Westrivetoprovideprojectbooksthatoffervalue.Unlessspecificallystatedotherwise, please help us by purchasing a new book each yearforeveryprojectinwhichyoursonordaughterenrolls.

    Ohio4-Hiscommittedtoprovidinginterestingprojectsthathelpyouthlearn,grow,andhavefun.Ourbestfeedbackcomes from the youth and project helpers who use 4-H projectbooksandresources.Wheneveryoucompleteaproject,pleasetakeamomenttoshareyourexperienceon our website at www.ohio4h.org/ratemyproject.Your responsesarestrictlyconfidential!

    RateMyProject

    Understanding 4-H Membership

    A Note About Cost Recovery

  • 4Project Work Through 4-HEachprojectbookcontainsawealthofinformationandactivitiesforplanningandconductingaproject.Theprojectscanbecompletedbyparticipatinginactivitiesthroughorganizedprojectgroupsorbycarryingouttheactivitiesindividuallyundertheguidanceofaparentorotheradult.

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