Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation) are due (not postmarked; received!) by Friday, August 9, 2019. The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.

Current Members from Clermont County: Sarah Francis (Heritage Builders), Maddie Hill (Buckles & Boots), Lillian Wildey (Buckles & Boots)


It’s not too late to get your tickets!!!

Join us for 4-H Night at Great American Ball Park on Monday, June 17, when the Reds take on the Houston Astros!  Game time is  7:10 p.m.  Support Clermont County 4-H when you purchase your tickets from the link below and designate Clermont as your 4-H County.  Our local program will earn $4 from every ticket sale!  The group rate is available to everyone; not just 4-H members, so share the link with your friends!  We look forward to seeing you at the ball park!


Register for the 4-H Communications Contest!

Youth are invited to register for the 2019 4-H Communications Contest.  The contest will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the 4-H Hall.  New this year, is a Health and Safety division as well as a Shooting Sports Division.  Awards will be presented for 1st-5th place as well as state fair delegates.  The deadline to register is Monday, June 17.

Click here to register.

Save the Date for General Project Judging

General Project Judging Schedules: 

*You will be able to schedule a time slot for interviews closer to the date.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
3:00-7:00 pm – 4-H Hall

About 4-H
91 Discovering 4-H

442 Family History Treasure Hunt

Healthy Living
300 You’re the Athlete, 351 Staying Healthy, 352 Keeping Fit, 353 First Aid in Action, 357 Alcohol & Drug Abuse, 358 The Truth About Tobacco, 359 Your Thoughts Matter

Animal Sciences
173 Horseless Horse, 200 All About Dogs, 230 4-H PetPALS, 244 From Airedales to Zebras Level 1, 245 All Systems Go Level 2, 246 On the Cutting Edge Level 3

Money Management
445 Becoming Money Wise, 448 Teens on the Road to Financial Success

Home Living
405 The Laundry Project, 491 It’s My Home, 494 Makeover My Space, 495 Your First Home Away From Home

Gardening and Plant Science
670 Canning & Freezing, 671 How Does Your Garden Grow, 691 Grow Your Own Vegetables, 692 Growing with the Seasons

Leadership / Citizenship/ Workforce Preparation
370 One on One, 371 Club Leadership, 372 Diversity, 373 My Hands to Larger Service, 374 Teens on Board, 375 Leadership Road Trip, 376 Pantry Panic!, 377 Finding your Voice, 382 Am I Ready for Work?, 383 Club Leadership 2

Natural Resources
611 Explore the Outdoors, 612 Geology: Can You Dig It?, 617 Exploring Ponds, 620 Why Trees Matter, 621 Ohio Birds, 622 Trapping Muskrats in Ohio, 623 Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing, 624 Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing, 641 Beekeeping, 644 Insect Adventures 1, 645 Insect Adventures 2, 646 Insect Adventures 3

Shooting Sports / Living History
630 Safe Use of Guns, 631 Basic Archery, 750 Rifle, 751 Archery, 752 Shotgun, 753 Pistol, 754 Hunting/Wildlife, 755 Muzzleloader, 756 Living History, 757 Crossbow Member Record Book

490 Science Fun with Dairy Food, 493 Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry, 500 Science Fun with Physics, 501 Rockets Away, 502 Science Fun with Flight, 503 Rockets Away, 503M Solid-Fuel Rocketry Master,

507 Robotics 1 with LEGO EV3, 508 Robotics 2: EV3N More,  512M Robotics Master

527 Magic of Electricity, 528 Investigating Electricity, 529 Wired for Power, 530 Entering Electronics, 531 Science Fun with Electricity, 550 Young Engineers in Solar Energy

540 Not Just Knots

Small Engine
541 Crank It Up, 542 Warm It Up, 543 Tune It Up,

Lawn Care
548 Lawn Care

555 ATV Safety

517 Bicycling for Fun, 518 Wheels in Motion

551 Tractor 1: Starting Up, 552 Tractor 2: Gearing Up for Safety, 553 Tractor 3: Moving Out, 554 Tractor 4: Learning More, 561 National Safe Tractor and Machinery Program

573 Arcs and Sparks

556 Measuring Up, 557 Making the Cut, 558 Nailing It Together, 559 Finishing Up, 560M Woodworking Master

365 Self Determined Project, 365.01 Astronomy, 365.03 Weather, 365.04 Clowning, 365.05 Rock, Minerals and Fossils, 365.06 American Sign Language, 365.07 Computers, 365.08 Family History Genetics, 365.10 Local Foods, 365.11 Camp Counseling, 365.12 Miniature Garden Idea Starter, 365.13 Reptiles and Amphibians, 365.14 Climate change, 365.16 Plant Pathology, 365.17 Babysitting, 365.22 Pigeons, 365.23 Native American Artifacts, 365.25 Flower Gardening, 365.26 Hedgehogs Idea Starter

Thursday, July 11, 2019
3:00-7:00 pm – 4-H Hall

Clothing & Textiles (Pre-judged; due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. July 10th)
406 Clothes for High School & College, 407 Accessories for Teens, 408 Creative Costumes, 409 Sew Fun, 410 Designed by Me, 411 embellish:Wearable Art, 412 Sew for Others, 413 Sundresses & Jumpers, 415 Ready, Set, Sew Active!, 417 Dress-up Outfit, 418 Loungewear, 419 Terrific Tops, 420 Outerwear for Anywhere, 424 Clothing for Middle School,425 Look Great for Less, 426 Clothing for Your Career, 430 Shopping Savvy, 432M Sewing and Textiles (non- clothing) Master, 498 Quilting the Best Better, 499 You Can Quilt

Cake Decorating
492 Cake Decorating

Food & Nutrition
459 Let’s Start Cooking, 461 Let’s Bake Quick Breads, 462 Yeast Breads on the Rise, 463 Sports Nutrition, 467 You’re the Chef,  469 Global Gourmet, 472 Grill Master, 474 Beyond the Grill, 475 Star Spangled Food, 476 Pathways to Culinary Success, 477 Party Planner: Guide to Quantity Cooking, 481 Everyday Food and Fitness, 484 Snack Attack, 485 Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals, 486 Dashboard Dining, 487 Take a Break for Breakfast

Fine Arts (Pre-judged; due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm July 10th)
592 Get started in Art, 593 Seeing Through Graphic Design

Photography (Pre-judged; due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm July 10th)
584 Focus on Photography, 585 Controlling the Image, 586 Mastering Photography, 589M Photography Master

Creative Arts (Pre-judged; due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm July 10th)
588 The Writer in You

Scrapbooking (Pre-judged; due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm July 10th)
497 Scrapbooking

496 My Favorite Things


Register for 4-H Camp!

It is with great excitement that we invite youth ages 8 (an in 3rd grade) to 14  to join us for the 2019 Clermont / Hamilton County 4-H Camp!  This year’s theme is “rodeo,” and will be held June 7-11 at 4-H Camp Graham, located in Clarksville, Ohio.  Counselors have been working hard for several months to plan a fun-filled week that campers are sure to love!

Both 4-H members and non 4-H members are invited to attend.  The cost is $260 for 4-H members and $285 for non 4-H members.  Camp is a great opportunity for youth to enjoy the great outdoors, learn responsibility and decision making as well as create memories and  friendships that will last a lifetime.  So, grab your friends and join us around the campfire!

Click here to register!  Registration closes this Friday, May 24.

Chicken Pick Up

chicken close up

Market Chicken Pick-up is tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the 4-H Hall Kitchen on the Clermont County Fairgrounds (1000 Locust St, Owensville).  Please make sure you bring a box with a lid to transport your chickens and have food and water at home to feed them.

The Poultry Clinic and Quality Assurance will take place Thursday, May 23, from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Am I Ready for Work?

What a great day visiting Mrs. Sandker’s class at Bethel High School for their 4-H project judging.  Kelly and Brandy visited the Empower Youth High School group and judged their “Am I Ready For Work” projects.  All the students did a fantastic job! They made great first impressions, demonstrated strong interview skills and put their best foot forward.

They are gearing up for their next project “How Does Your Garden Grow”.  The spinach and onions they planted will be ready to eat soon!



Clermont County Quality Assurance

Thanks to all those who attended Horse Safety and Ethics and Quality Assurance Trainings over the past week.  We have one remaining Quality Assurance Training opportunity in Clermont County on Thursday, May 23, at the Poultry Clinic from 5-7pm.

4-H and FFA members who are planning to exhibit a food quality animal for the 2019 Clermont County Fair must participate in a Quality Assurance Training by June 1st.

The poultry clinic will be open to all exhibitors.  Anyone can attend the poultry clinic and receive credit for quality assurance, regardless of project.  However, the activities will be geared toward poultry.

Dining with Diabetes

Changing your diet can be a real challenge, especially when Diabetes is involved. We can help you meet this challenge!

Making smart meal choices is important for diabetes management but healthy eating can be challenging. Dining with Diabetes is a four-part cooking school program that teaches healthy (and tasty!) food preparation techniques to help individuals control their diabetes. The program includes healthy meal demonstrations, taste-testing, resources to take home and discussions about carbohydrates, fats and vitamins.

Classes are held at the Clermont Extension Office, located at the Clermont County Fairgrounds’ 4-H Hall and Jungle Jim’s International Market. The program is presented by Clermont Extension in partnership with The Pill Box Pharmacy of Amelia and Jungle Jim’s International Market.

Registration Form – Spring 2019