Calling all 4-H Bakers

National Cookie Month takes place each October, and we want to celebrate! We know there are countless amateur (and professional!) 4-H youth and adult bakers out there who have perfected their cookie recipe, and we’re hoping you’ll share it with us. Please send us your best cookie recipe by September 25th to be included in a digital cookbook that we’ll share with our email subscribers, online shop visitors, and social media fans.

Please email with the recipe, your name, your state, and the name of your 4-H club (if applicable).

Bonus points if you send a photo of the cookies and/or a photo of you that we can use!


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. It 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.

Register at

Deadline to register is October 28 so don’t delay!

4-H Buckeye Run is Next Weekend!

Cincinnati Buckeye Run 9/29/19

Join with us and celebrate Hamilton County 4-H at our annual Cincinnati Buckeye Run, Supported by  The KinderGarden School and Spring Grove Cemetery.

Proceeds from this race benefit Hamilton County 4-H and our efforts to provide positive youth development through community clubs, school based initiatives, after-school programs and SPIN clubs.

Hamilton County 4-H has:

  • Served nearly 4,000 youth, representing a diverse cross section of Hamilton County.
  • Partnered with 50 classrooms for ChickQuest, and 4 school gardens thanks to the generous support of the L&L Nippert Cheritable Trust.
  • Continued serving more than 600 youth through our innovative 4-H Agri-Science in the City Program in partnership Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill.
  • Provided more than 150 youth with the chance to exhibit their 4-H projects at the Hamilton County Community Fair. Projects included robotics, nutrition, photography, vegetable gardening, animal husbandry and leadership.

Show your support by registering for the Cincinnati Buckeye Run, today!

You can also help us advertise, sign up as a volunteer, vendor or donate to our efforts.

Race Day Information:

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2018
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Check-in: 8:00AM-9:00AM
Runners Start: 9:00AM
Walkers Start: 9:15AM
Course Description: Course consists of blacktop and pavement
Healthy snacks will be served from 8:00AM-11:00AM

Registration opens August 15th!
$8 for 4-H Families ($5 registration + $3 fee).
$34.10 for Community Members ($30 registration + $4.10 fee).

Register Here

(Having trouble with the registration link? Visit:

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1159 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

Not only is bunk management important for feed efficiency, but it also reduces the incidence of acidosis. This week Steve Boyles details proper feed bunk management.


Articles this week include:

  • Feedbunk Management; Key to Animal Health and Performance
  • Should we plan for another long, wet, muddy winter?
  • Geez, what a mess!
  • Mineral Supplementation: The Benefits You May Not See
  • The Impact of Basis in Fed Cattle

Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Dear Ohio BEEF Cattle letter subscribers,

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1158 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

Lots of covers have already been planted in Ohio, with many more are likely to be planted yet this fall. This week Jason Hartschuh offers tips on how best to utilize them for feed or bedding next spring.

Articles this week include:

  • Spring Forage; Looking Beyond Cereal Rye
  • BQA Transport Training & Certification
  • Hauling Cattle
  • Eastern Ohio Beef and Forage School begins October 1
  • Heart of America Grazing Conference, October 29-30
  • The Cull Cow Market is Looking Up


Small Ruminant Production Workshop


• Herd Management
• Facilities and Handling
• Nutrition and Health
• Forages and Marketing
• Carcass Quality and Fabrication

Location: Wilmington College Academic Farm, 1590 Fife Ave., Wilmington

Cost: $15.
Agenda: Registration 8:30 a.m.     Program 9:00 a.m.

Please RSVP and send registration fee with form below.  Contact information: Tony Nye,, 937-382-0901

Registration Form/Flyer

Extending the Growing Season Workshop – 9/16


Join us to learn more about growing outside the traditional growing season for local foods and vegetables. Topics will focus on what to do before frost.

-Container Gardens & Fall Crop
-Row Covers and Low Tunnels
-Landscape Plants for Winter and Preparing for Spring
-Cover Crops –Why use them?

This workshop will be for agricultural producers and backyard enthusiasts of all stages from beginner to experienced. This is part of a series of programs and more information is available at

OSU Extension Greene County,
100 Fairground Road,
Xenia, Ohio 45385

937-372-9971 or
$5 per person
Monday, September 16 • 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Jamie Arthur, Little Miami Farms
James Hoffer, OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener Volunteer
Trevor Corboy, OSU Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator
REGISTRATION: Includes growing season program education and materials. Advanced registration is requested by September 15 by calling 937-372-9971 or emailing