Farmers and landowners are encouraged to learn more about income tax changes…..

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Farmers and landowners are encouraged to learn more about income tax changes during a webinar on January 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The webinar, which will focus on issues specific to farm tax returns related to agriculture and natural resources for the 2017 filing season, will offer insight into topics such as agriculture income and expenses, said Barry Ward, production business management leader for OSU Extension.

The two-hour program will be presented in a live webinar format by Ward along with Chris Bruynis and David Marrison, OSU Extension. Individuals who operate farms, own property, or are involved with renting farmland should participate, Ward said.

“The program is directly relevant to farmers and rural landowners,” he said.

Topics to be discussed during the webinar include:

  • New Tax Legislation
  • Agriculture Income and Expenses
  • Net Operating Losses
  • Buying and Selling Farmland
  • Rental Property
  • Demolition of Structures

The cost for the webinar is $35 and registration is open by clicking here.

For more information, contact Julie Strawser-Moose at moose.14@osu.edu or by calling 614-292-2433.

Club Service Project Opportunities

It’s enrollment season!  Thanks to our great families and volunteers, we have a fantastic 4-H program here in Clermont County and encourage you to share it with others.  We have two opportunities on Saturday, February, 3, to engage current and potential members before our enrollment deadline.  Please consider involving your club by signing up to volunteer at one of the following events and have your club members invite their friends to come learn more about 4-H!

 

Meet, Greet & Enroll; 10:00am-12:00pm  (4-H Hall)

Enrollments are entered exclusively online.  Join us for a Meet, Greet and Enroll on Saturday, February 3, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm, in 4-H Hall.  We will have laptops available and 4-H staff/volunteers will be here to help. We encourage clubs to help lead a STEM activity, set-up club display, animal display or project display.  Click to sign up.

Enrollment Resources

 

JOANN Fabrics; 11:00am – 2:00pm (4530 Eastgate Blvd.)  

Card Making Service Project – Have your club make cards to donate to an organization that needs their day brightened.  JOANN’s is providing the supplies/space. Club members will welcome customers, let them know about 4-H and encourage them to make cards. This is a great service event for our juniors or Cloverbuds to get involved in.

Paper Clover – During the event and for the entire month of February, $1 & $4 Paper Clovers will be on sale in JOANN stores nationwide.  $4 Paper Clover comes with a $4 off coupon for their next purchase.  Click to sign up.

 

Bee School about to Full Swarm – Register Now!

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FYI… registration opened yesterday (Monday, January 15th) at 12:01 a.m. As of 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16th, we have 220 registrations which leaves only 130 spaces left.

Do not delay in getting their registrations in and mailing them might not be a good idea. 

If you have not registered, you better hurry up, via online registration.

 

4-H Volunteer Training offered Online

4-H volunteers with two previous, continuous years of volunteer experience (2016 and 2017) may complete their required training online!

About the Online Training

  • Completed online through 4HOnline (software we use for enrollment)
  • Please plan 90—120 minutes. The time needed will vary by person. The training does not need to be done in one sitting – you may leave the training at the end of any module.  It is not recommended to leave mid-module.  Firefox is required to run the training modules.
  • To meet the training requirements you must complete three modules
    1. Year 1 OSU Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Neglect Training
    2. OSU Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Neglect Quiz
    3. Any additional module of your choice (8 Key Elements, Club Financials, Club Structure, Membership, Name & Emblem or Mission, Vision and Values)
  • Click here for the online training instructions.

Dicamba-Specific Training Dates

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Dicamba Restrictions

If you apply Xtendimax, FeXapan or Engenia in Ohio, you must:

  • Take the dicamba-specific training (see dates below)
  • Be a licensed applicator or work under the direct supervision of a licensed applicator
  • Comply with all aspects of new labeling
  • Maintain specific records
  • Apply only when wind speeds are below 10 mph, but above 3 mph
  • Apply between sunrise and sunset, never during a temperature inversion
  • Survey surrounding area for sensitive crops and apply buffers accordingly
  • Use only approved nozzles (See List Here)

Product Requirements


If you are applying or plan to apply any type of dicamba product, you will need to attend one of these training’s below. Each state has there own requirements, therefore if you farm in multiple states please check their criteria. Example: Ohio may attend an Indiana program but Indiana may not attend an Ohio program.

*ANY dicamba-specific training will meet the training requirement to apply Xtendimax, Engenia, or FeXapan, regardless of which company (BASF, Monsanto, Dupont) sponsored the meeting.  

DuPont online module training; FeXapan Stewardship Training Start Here

January 17, 2018 9-11 am OR 2-4 pm, Sponsored by BASF
Clinton County Fairgrounds Expo Bldg
958 W. Main Street, Wilmington, OH 45177
Register Here

January 25, 2018 9-11 am OR 2-4 pm, Sponsored by BASF
Findlay Hilton Garden Inn
1050 Interstate Dr. W., Findlay, OH 45840
Register Here

January 25, 2018 9-10:30 am OR 2-3:30 pm, Sponsored by Monsanto
OARDC Fisher Auditorium
1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster OH 44691
Register Here

February 13, 2018 9-10:30 am OR 2-3:30 pm, Sponsored by Monsanto
Der Dutchman
445 South Jefferson Avenue, Plain City, OH 43064
Register Here

February 19, 2018 9-10:30 am OR 2-3:30 pm, Sponsored by Monsanto
Holiday Inn Express
2150 East Wooster, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Register Here

February 20, 2018 9-11 am OR 2-4 pm, Sponsored by BASF
Der Dutchman
445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, OH 43064
Register Here

February 27, 2018 9-10:30 am OR 2-3:30 pm, Sponsored by Monsanto
Howard Johnsons
1920 Roschman Avenue, Lima, OH 45804
Register Here

Join Us at the Ohio 4-H Conference!

The Ohio 4-H Conference is one of the biggest events of the year!  This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, March 10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  The conference welcomes more than 1,500 teen and adult participants and offers more than 125 educational sessions that cover everything from club management to livestock to camping!  The purpose of the Ohio 4-H Conference is to bring together teens and adults from around the state to share ideas and learn about all of the exciting things 4-H has to offer!

In addition to educational sessions, the day also includes a luncheon sponsored by Bob Evans, to highlight the accomplishments of 4-H volunteers.  Teens also participate in a luncheon that recognizes their peers and features a keynote speaker.

The Marketplace showcases 4-H programs and fundraising ideas and has all the 4-H gear you could ever want!

To view the sessions offered, visit: 2018 Registration Book

The registration form can be found at: 2018 Registration Form

Completed registration forms, along with the $35 registration fee are due to the Clermont County Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5th. We hope you will join us!

Awesome Opportunity for Volunteer Training

Attention 4-H Volunteers!

Mark your calendars for a multi-county volunteer and 4-H club officer training on February 22.  Kirk Bloir and Lucinda Miller from the state office will present at volunteer break out sessions and Collegiate 4-H will conduct officer training.

Topics include:

  • Policy 1.50 – with Kirk Bloir
  • Ohio State Fair Updates for: Cats, Caged Animals, Dogs, Rabbits (Rabbit Quiz Bowl) and Poultry (Poultry Judging & Avian Bowl) – with Lucinda Miller
  • Ohio State Fair Updates for: Food & Nutrition and Clothing
  • Community Service Ideas
  • How to Run an Effective Club Meeting
  • Club Officer Training – with Collegiate 4-H

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for youth and adult volunteers! Register today at go.osu.edu/mveera.

Meat Judging Clinic

3rd Annual Meat Judging Student Clinic – DEADLINE JANUARY 10!

The 3rd Annual Meat Judging Student Clinic will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Animal Sciences Building on the OSU Columbus Campus. This clinic is for High School Juniors and Seniors. Topics include beef, lamb and pork evaluation – carcass classes, wholesale classes, retail classes, retail ID, and notetaking. The cost for the clinic is $60.00 per person. A flyer with more information as well as the link for registration can be found at https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/animal-sciences/livestock/livestock-calendar-events.