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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

March 12, 2020 - 1:36pm --

As you may be aware, The Ohio State University has announced the suspension of face-to-face instruction and the move to virtual instruction effective immediately through March 31. Events deemed nonessential are postponed between now and April 20, 2020.There will be evaluation whether they should continue in person beyond this time. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of all our people. Virtual meetings are encouraged when possible.

Based on these guidelines, all 4-H clubs must postpone/cancel all face-to-face meetings between now and March 31st. In addition to all 4-H club meetings, the following is a list of 4-H events that qualify as non-essential between now and April 20th: 4-H committee/council meetings, community service projects, clinics, fundraisers, social events (egg hunts, square dances) and teen leader groups.

One of the bets ways to prevent the spread of viral illnesses is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals might interact and transmit the diseases. The safety of our community is our top[ priority. We realize that our COVID-19 policy guidelines will cause disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. We will share updates as more information becomes available.

Please read through the following date/event changes and mark your calendar accordingly.

March 16th              4-H Horse Camp Counselor & 4-H Horse Council Meeting- Cancelled
March 18th              4-H Endowment Meeting- Cancelled
                               4-H Club Officer Training for Trainers Meeting- Cancelled

March 19th & April 2nd  Cattle Feeding Series- Cancelled
March 22nd             Camp Counselor 31 Bingo Party- RESCHEDULING- New date to be announced.
March 23rd              First Year Member-Parent Meeting- Cancelled
March 24th              Swine School- RESCHEDULED for April 21st 6:00pm at Crossroads
March 26th              4-H Horse Member-Parent Meeting- RESCHEDULING -New Date To Be Announced
March 31st              4-H Club Officer Training- Cancelled with Virtual Training being offered to complete

We will NOT be extending our 4-H enrollment deadline of March 15 (due to the date falling on the weekend, it is already Monday March 16th) as this is completed on-line. Deadline for changes is April 1st. We will be working to offer the Officer Training virtually. Specifics will be sent to the organizational advisor with regards to this training.

For 4-H Program questions please contact Laura Rohlf, Extension Educator, 4-H at
For ANR program questions please contact Garth Ruff, Extension Educator,, ANR at

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