Attention Dairy Farmers

The 2019 Ohio Dairy Quality Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.    The conference starts at 9:00am (registration beginning at 8:30am).  The conference is free to attend, but you must RSVP.  View the agenda for the conference.

The Ohio Dairy Foods Association is sponsoring the lunch, so there is no cost to attend!

To RSVP, use the following link:

Eat Well to Live Well

Dining with Diabetes (DWD), a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers, got off to a great start!

In the first class of a four part series, participants discussed the struggles of living with diabetes and shared their goals for the series.  They enjoyed a menu of grilled salmon with raspberry vinaigrette, peach & berry crisp and infused water, and left with recipes and the confidence to prepare the menu for their family and friends.

Each DWD class includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with Certafied Diabetic Educator, Robert Westbrook.

Last chance to register for 2019 Dining with Diabetes Cooking School

Cooking School begins September 5 at 6 pm in the 4-H Kitchen on the Clermont County Fairgrounds

Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

In a series of four classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. The program includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with a nutrition educator, plus a follow-up reunion class held at a later date. Learn more.


Ohio State University Extension Clermont County was proud to partner with OhioMeansJobs in the Summer Youth Employment Program.  Ninety-two Clermont County youth were employed for nine weeks with 16 employment partners at 28 different work sites.

In addition to their employment tenure, participants attended off-site, bi-weekly training through the LOOK to Ohio Summer Youth Experience facilitated by OSU Extension Clermont County. LOOK (Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge) is a teen leadership and workforce preparation program developed to meet the demand to prepare teens for leadership today and into the future.  Training covered topics such as identification of personality characteristics, career pathway research, resume writing, practicing personal communication skills and dining etiquette, helping ensure youth learned soft skills in addition to job skills.

The youth development program concluded with a half-day of goal setting and presentations followed by an awards ceremony to recognize participants’ success. Congratulations graduates!

Following are the Summer Employment partners who helped to create lasting memories and provided valuable training for Clermont County youth!

4-H & Georgia Boot

4-H er wearing Georgia Boots standing on a platform with a goatJoin Georgia Boot and 4-H in putting our #4Hbestbootforward and giving back to our communities. Current 4-H’ers, family, staff, alumni, and volunteers can save 50% off full-price items at now through September 30, 2019! In addition to this great discount, Georgia Boot will give 5% of every discounted purchase back to support 4‑H.

Get your discount today!

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council is hosting an achievement form workshop on September 14, 2019, from 6-8 p.m.!  Mark your calendars and plan to learn more about the achievement form and tips for completion.

What: Achievement Form Workshop
Basic Overview-Ideal for first time achievement form completion or general information. This session will cover basic information about completing the form. (See below for more in-depth / coaching session.)

Who: 4-H members completing the achievement form, AND 4-H professionals/parents/advisors who want to learn more

Why: Learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion, improve record keeping skills, enhance forms to make them even stronger

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
RSVP by September 9, 2019 to

Where: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

Cost: FREE!

Zoom: We are going to try to offer a Zoom option (and also attempt to record it)!  If you are interested in this, please RSVP by 9/9/19 to to receive log in information.

The state achievement form is a record of a member’s participation and achievement in one of 27 project areas.  Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Communications, Companion Animals, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Goat, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Llamas, Mechanical & Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine Woodworking and Veterinary Science. Each achievement award winner will receive a trip to National 4-H Congress that is held in Atlanta, Georgia.

State Achievement Instructions

Ohio 4-H Achievement Record

Experience Forestry and Wildlife Camp

All youth ages 12-16 are invited to attend Forestry and Wildlife Camp!  The camp will be held October 11-13 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp.  This is the fourth year for this unique camp, which specializes in environmental education! Camp participants will get to try new and exciting challenges, learn about and appreciate the natural world around them, while meeting experts in the field of Forestry and Wildlife Conservation.  For the first 40 campers, the cost to attend is only $35, thanks to sponsorship from the Ohio 4-H Foundation!  Once the first 40 spots fill, the price will increase to $77 per camper.

So what will my camper get to do?
Here is just a short list from our agenda!
• Tree I.D. Hike
• Fishing
• Radio Telemetry
• Wilderness Survival
• Sawmill & Tree Felling
• Tree Climbing
• Wildlife Identification
• Hunting and Trapping
• Shooting Sports Activities
• Boating
• Campfire
• Evening activities
• Outdoor cooking
• Nature Crafts

Camp Registration Form

Carving New Ideas Workshop

Open to 8th-12th grade 4-H members, Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity for older youth, concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. The event will be held at 4-H Camp Ohio and is hosted by Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University.  This year’s theme is The Future of 4-H. All the fun will center around preparing for the future of 4-H, our communities, and ourselves while enhancing leadership skills.  Visit to register; the cost is $65 to attend.  The deadline to register is October 28.

Attend the 4-H Teen Mental Health Retreat

Join teens from across Ohio on October 12-13, for an overnight retreat at 4-H Camp Ohio.  Teens ages 14-18 are invited to attend the retreat to become advocates for mental health in their communities.  The cost is $40 to attend and there are only 30 spots available.  The deadline to register is September 30.

Topics and activities will include:

              • Positive self-help activities
              • Building a resource network
              • Stigma combating project
              • Being a mental health advocate
              • Having impactful conversations

Visit to register.

Congratulations, 2019-2020 TLC Members

Please join me in congratulating Sarah Francis and Maddie Hill for being selected to represent Clermont County on the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council!  They will serve as members of the state council from September 1, 2019- August 31, 2020.

Sarah Francis is a 12 year 4-Her in Clermont County. She is a camp counselor and Jr. Fair Board member. Her favorite food is sushi. Projects that Sarah takes include dairy cattle, dairy goats, cooking, sewing, and leadership. Sarah started 4-H because all of her siblings were involved so she basically grew up in the program. A fun fact about Sarah is that her bucket list includes traveling to Singapore.

Maddie Hill is a 12 year 4-Her from Clermont County where she participates in CARTEENS, is a camp counselor, and a Jr. Fair Board member. She takes swine, meat goats, meat turkeys, and various other projects. She got her start in 4-H because her family has always been involved. Her favorite fair food is hot ham and cheese. A fun fact about Maddie is that she has a fear of babies.