4-H Advisory Sale to Cover Splash Bash

The 4-H Advisory Committee is going to have a fundraiser to raise money to cover the cost to swim the week after fair.

Perfect time for the holidays!

4-H Advisory Committee is selling Scenty products.  You can stop by and pick up the order forms here at the office or you can support the Greene County 4-H Advisory Committee by purchasing online at https://HomeScents18.Scentsy.us/party/11389312

Please make sure the top corner says Greene County Ohio 4-H.

If you want to order using the order forms here at the office, please stop by and pick those up.  Credit card, PayPal, and Checks all accepted.

All orders are due December 1.  All products will be in prior to the holidays.

The 4-H Advisory Committee receives 25% of total sales.  Let’s cover the cost of this awesome pool party after fair with this sale!

Thank you for your support.

Consider Linking Shopping Card to 4-H

Thankful for all of our 4-H families, supporters, volunteers, and stakeholders.  Please consider changing your Kroger rewards to OSU Extension Greene County for your Thanksgiving shopping over the next few weeks.  We appreciate it!

 

Support Greene County 4-H Just By Buying Groceries!

You can link your Kroger Plus Card to our Kroger Community Rewards Program.  Just follow these simple steps:

 Go to krogercommunityrewards.com

  1. Click sign in / register- If you don’t have an online account already, you must first set one up by going to Get Started
  2. Go to My Account
  3. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards info and input your Kroger Plus Card number
  4. Enter Number:DX823 and organization name: Ohio State University Extension, Greene County

Attention All Beef Exhibitors: Please Read

Dear 4-H and FFA Market Beef Exhibitors:

Enclosed you will find information concerning the 2019/2020 Greene County 4-H and FFA market beef program.

Market steers and market heifer weigh-in will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, starting at 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

All market beef projects (market steers, market heifers, scramble calves and dairy market steers) must be secured, weighed and ear tagged at this time to be eligible to show at the 2020 Greene County Fair. Also at this time, the Beef Committee must be notified of any market animals that are being raised as “homegrown” market animals.

All youth must weigh-in at county weigh-in to be eligible to show at the Ohio State Fair.

Market animals, including State Fair exhibitors, must be secured, weighed and ear tagged by the Greene County 4-H and FFA Beef Committee on the first Saturday in December. All market steers or market heifers planning to be entered in the Ohio State Fair will need to have a DNA hair sample turned into the Ohio State Fair office by January

  1. THIS IS NOT A POST MARK DATE! Youth interested must contact Stacey French, The Ohio State Fair, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211 to receive information on how to take this DNA sample. Her phone number is 614-644-409 and email is french@expo.state.oh.us to request information. This must be signed by our office if a 4-H project or your FFA instructor if this is a FFA project prior to this date. http://www.ohiostatefair.com/index.php/news-a-media-48/item/697-new-market-beef-id-protocols we will not have the materials needed here at the County Extension Office.

Project requirements: Additional requirements will be in the Greene County Fair Book. You can also link to this book from our website at www.greene.osu.edu

Project Permitted to Weigh-in Show
Market Steers 3 3
Scramble Steer 1 1
Dairy Steers 3 3
Market Heifers 3 3
  • Beef Steers or heifers should weigh at least 400lbs and dairy steers should weigh at least 550lbs as of weigh-in on December 14,
  • No bull claves will be
  • Dairy steers must be 100% dairy selected from the following breeds: Holstein, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, or a cross between these. The Beef Committee reserves the right to reject any animals of questionable heritage at the December weigh-in. If any animal is rejected by the committee, them member will be given one week to secure a new calf and bring it back to the fairground to weigh-in. A second rejection is elimination from the
  1. There will be a $10.00 tag in fee per market animal being weighed in at December weigh-in. All checks should be made payable to: Greene County 4-H and FFA Beef
  2. All beef animals must weigh at least 900 pounds at the Saturday weigh-in of fair, in order to sell at the Junior Fair Sale
  3. Market animals that are not selling and breeding animals will be released after the completion of the show on Thursday but MUST be taken home by noon on Exhibitors need to leave stalls area presentable: manure, hay, feed, trash, etc., need to be removed. Mulch can be left. This is to avoid wrong animals being loaded onto the livestock trailer during and after the market beef sale.
  4. Copies of the Beef Barn rules will be given to each family at weigh-in. We are asking that a member of the family sign an acknowledgement that they received a copy at that time. We have updated and revised some rules and want to make sure that everyone is informed. Rules will also be on display during fair week for review.

New for 2020!

  • New date for Feeder Calf Show! The feeder calf show will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020

Any beef exhibitor needing advise or guidance dealing with selection, raising and preparation for fair or showing should contact the Greene County Extension Office or a Greene County 4-H and FFA Beef Committee member. The extension office will provide names of committee members and their phone number upon request.

We hope to see you on Saturday, December 14.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Supinger                                                    Brenda Sandman-Stover

4-H Youth Development                                         4-H Youth Development

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Are you interested in community service, government and advocacy? Apply to be part of the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge hosted by Ohio 4-H, FFA and Farm Bureau. Only 40 delegates will be selected to work with other teens in grades 9-12 to develop a policy that makes a difference in their community, travel to the State House in Columbus and meet with lawmakers. Find all the details at www.go.osu.edu/OYCC2020 and be a #4HTrueLeader!

4-H Advisory Sale to Cover Cost of the Swim Party After Fair

The 4-H Advisory Committee is going to have a fundraiser to raise money to cover the cost to swim the week after fair.

Perfect time for the holidays!

4-H Advisory Committee is selling Scenty products.  You can stop by and pick up the order forms here at the office or you can support the Greene County 4-H Advisory Committee by purchasing online at https://HomeScents18.Scentsy.us/party/11389312

Please make sure the top corner says Greene County Ohio 4-H.

If you want to order using the order forms here at the office, please stop by and pick those up.  Credit card, PayPal, and Checks all accepted.

All orders are due December 1.  All products will be in prior to the holidays.

The 4-H Advisory Committee receives 25% of total sales.  Let’s cover the cost of this awesome pool party after fair with this sale!

Thank you for your support.

4-H Youth Interested in Climate Change

Did you know there is an option for a self-determined project all about climate change?

How about getting a head start on your 4-H project by attending a climate change program right here at the Extension Office! Want to view the 4-H project?  Here is the link.  

Join OSU Extension Greene County as we host Dr. Tom Blaine, OSU Associate Professor, who will share the history and trends of climate change. Learn what it means for your garden, woodlot or farm through the year 2050.

Dr. Blaine conducts research and develops educational materials that deal with the economic dimensions of recycling, preservation of farmland and green space, protection/improvement of Lake Erie water quality, and local food production and consumption in areas referred to as “food deserts.” Learn more at greene.osu.edu

Date: November 13th – 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location: OSU Extension Greene County, 100 Fairground Rd, Xenia, Ohio 45385

Registration: Advanced registration is requested: go.osu.edu/climatechange2019

Cost: $10 (includes educational material and refreshments)

Contact: 937-372-9971 or Trevor Corboy corboy.3@osu.edu

Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

The Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium takes place at the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, including the youth program, on Dec. 13 and 14. A celebration of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s 70th Anniversary also will take place. A youth discount is being offered (youth ages 12 and under are free, youth ages 13 – 22 are $25.00), these prices reflect the 2 day registration

Friday speakers at the event will include Sandi Brock, Commercial sheep producer and face of “Sheepishly Me- Adventures in Sheep Farming” on social media and YouTube, of Shepherd Creek Farms in Ontario, Canada; Cameron Lauwers — a first generation sheep producer and fourth generation farmer from Capac, Michigan who runs 600 ewes in a mostly housed accelerated lambing system; and Dr. Luciana da Costa, DVM of the OSU Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicines, who will be sharing her expertise on mammary health and mastitis. On Saturday additional speakers including John Foltz, Ohio State Animal Sciences chair and Lee Fitzsimmons, from Wayne Savings Community Bank.

Online registration link for BSS http://www.ohiosheep.org/osia-programs.html#symposium