Small Farm Conference and Trade Show


The two day conference will be held on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th at the OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio. The conference is designed for small farm owners wanting to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them. Many topics will be offered to help landowners expand their operations. Landowners can attend workshops and seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders on a wide variety of agricultural enterprises.  Attendees will also get to meet various vendors at the trade show.  The trade show will be open part of the day on Friday, and all day Saturday.

Registration forms can also be picked up at the Brown County Extension Office. More details can be found at

2019 CHEF Starter Edition and Day Camp

We have extended the deadline to February 26th. This is also open to non-4-H’ers and out of county participants.

C.H.E.F. stands for Cultivating Healthy Eating Fanatics and is a FUN one-of-a-kind 4-H youth day camp where you will learn about healthy eating and exercising guidelines using MyPlate, food safety, 4-H Foods project offerings and their requirements for judging and fairs, table settings, meal planning, budgeting and cooking! Visit our website for more information.



10th Annual Farm and Family Night


The 10th annual Farm and Family Night will be held at the Maysville Community and Technical College on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The program will kick-off with a meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. Breakout session will be available from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Topics will include cow-calf profitability, things to consider when selling timber, gardening options for raised beds and containers, health care an much more! Multiple vendors will also be available to answer questions and provide information. See the attached flyer for more details on sessions and vendors.

There is no charge to attend but you must have a ticket to enter. Tickets can be picked up at the Brown County Extension Office along with the Adams, Brown, Clermont, and Mason County Extension Offices. If you have any questions feel free to contact our office at 937-378-6716.

GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) for Tobacco

The following dates for the GAPs program for tobacco growers will be held at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 325 W. State St., BLDG A (Carpeted Room), Georgetown, OH 45121

March 5, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m OR March 6, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Questions…contact James Morris, OSU Extension Educator for Brown County, at 937-378-6716 or email


Beef Quality Assurance Training

BQA will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the OSU Extension Brown County office, at 6:00 p.m.

Beginning in 2019, Wendy’s and Tyson will require their suppliers to be certified in Beef Quality Assurance.  Keep your cattle  available to these buyers by getting certified.

Questions and/or registration for Tuesday, February 26th, contact James Morris, Brown County Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resource, at 937-378-6716 or email

There is no cost for the program.

Pollinator Education Series

OSU Program Director, Denise Ellsworth, will be visiting Clermont and Brown Counties for two (2) days of pollinator education. Denise is the Program Director for Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education.

March 12, 2019  –  Pollinator Advocate  –  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  –  Clermont County Fairgrounds, 4-H Hall, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville, OH 45160

March 12, 2019  –  Phenology for Beekeepers  –  7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  –  Western Brown High School, Community Room (back of the school), 476 W Main Street, Mt. Orab, OH 45154.
Hosted by the Brown County  Beekeepers Association

March 13, 2019  –  Gardening for Pollinators  –  March 13, 2019  –  Brown County Fairgrounds, 325 West State Street, Bldg. A, ‘Carpeted Room’, Georgetown, OH 45121