goat show winning ribbons, 4-H Fair

Recognizing 4-H Accomplishments!

Awards & Recognition

4-H members and leaders are recognized for the past years’ accomplishments at our Annual Recognition Event held in the Fall. Oneida County 4-H members, leaders, parents and friends are invited to this event.

County Medals and Project Certificates are available to recognize 4-H members in project or activity areas who have demonstrated advanced accomplishments in a 4-H project, as well as in leadership and citizenship activities. Each project area has specific criteria that must be met to be eligible for these awards.

Listed below are the criteria for each project medal area as well as criteria for

Outstanding Animal Science Award

Outstanding Personal Development Award

Outstanding Family Consumer Science Award

Outstanding Environmental Award


County Project Medal Criteria

Traditional 4-H youth who submit specific project(s) that are judged and on display at the Oneida County Boonville Fair within the current 4-H year may be eligible for a County Project Medal. Medals are grouped into specific categories by similar topics. Specific medal requirements are outlined below. 4-H Cloverbuds will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

Creative Sciences

Archery- Must have completed at least 6 hours of archery instruction and earned a blue ribbon for an archery themed project entered in the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Arts and Crafts- Must receive at least 3 blue ribbons for projects submitted in the arts and craft section of the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Clothing and Textiles- Must receive at least 3 blue ribbons for projects submitted in the clothing and textiles section of the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Food and Nutrition- Must receive at least 3 blue ribbons for projects submitted in the food and nutrition section of the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Home Environment- Must receive at least 3 blue ribbons for projects submitted in the home environment section the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Performance Arts- Must have completed at least 6 hours of instruction and or performance and earned a blue ribbon for a performance arts themed project entered in the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Photography- Must receive at least 3 blue ribbons for projects submitted in the photography section the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Robotics-Must have competed at least 6 hours of robotics instruction or participated in a competition and earns a blue ribbon for a robotics themed project entered in the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Safety- Must have received a certification in a specific safety course and earned a blue ribbon for a safety themed project at the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

STEM, Electrical, Woodworking- Must receive at least 3 blue ribbons for projects submitted in the STEM section of the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Natural Resources

Entomology- Must receive at least three blue ribbons for projects submitted in the entomology section of the Oneida County Boonville Fair

Horticulture-Must receive at least three blue ribbons for projects submitted in the horticulture section of the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Natural Resources- Must receive at least three blue ribbons for projects submitted in the natural resources section of the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Personal Development

Community Service- Must have completed and logged in at least 6 hours of community service into the on-line Faces of 4-H registration. To count towards a Medal the hours must directly support Oneida County 4-H Program. Hours must be from the current 4-H year and youth is required to submit a community service-based project that earned a blue ribbon at the Oneida County Boonville Fair.

Public Presentations/Horse Communications- Must have received a blue ribbon for their current year County Level Public Presentation or a Horse Communication.

Leadership– Must have performed at least 6 hours of leadership and earned a blue ribbon for a leadership themed project submitted for the Oneida County Boonville Fair. Hours must be logged in online and directly support the Oneida County 4-H Program.

Creative Communications- Must have received 3 blue ribbons for projects submitted into the communications section of the Oneida County Boonville fair.

Animal Science

County Project Medals are awarded to all youth who show an animal and receive a blue ribbon at the Oneida County Boonville Fair within the current 4-H year.

Horse

Swine

Goats

Sheep

Dairy cattle

Beef Cattle

Rabbits/Cavy

Dogs

Poultry

Outstanding Awards

Youth Traditional 4-H age must submit an on-line application requesting an interview to be considered for an Outstanding Award. Youth may apply for one or more of the Outstanding Awards. Each award is listed below along with the specific Award Trip associated with it.

Creative Sciences– STARR-TBA

Animal Science– Career Exploration-Cornell, Animal Crackers, Dairy Discovery

Natural Resources– Teen Winter Weekend TBA

Personal Development-Capital Days-Albany

Applicants should demonstrate Outstanding participation within multiple topics that fall within the categories listed below. (For a list of what topics fall within the categories please see the County Project Medals criteria.)Applicants will participate in a face-to-face interview where their current years activities will be discussed.

Outstanding Animal applicants should be prepared to talk about the care and management of their project animals, including but not limited to health records, breeding production, nutrition, income expenses, etc….

Creative Science Applicants should be able to discuss the projects they have completed within this area including what they learned, challenges they faced, how they overcame those obstacles and how these projects have led them to try and expand their interests in other ways.

Natural Resources applicants should be able to share the knowledge they gained from their projects with the interviewer. They should demonstrate an understanding of topics like invasive species, pesticides, herbicides and organic alternatives.

Personal Development applicants should be able to communicate the importance of volunteerism and show how they have grown through their community service and or leadership experiences.

Additional Awards Opportunities

My Favorite Leader- 4-H youth are encouraged to nominate their Leader or other adult volunteer that assisted them in reaching their goals over the past year. Youth write a short essay and submit it on line.

Helping Hands Award- This award allows Leaders and Staff the opportunity to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond in assisting with 4-H events.

Cloverbud Thumbs Up Awards-  Cloverbud youth who show a project at the Boonville Fair will receive a certificate to recognize their accomplishments.

Contact

Lisa Farney
Youth Development Educator
lb553@cornell.edu
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 122

Last updated October 25, 2022