End of Year 4-H Recognition Forms

As the end of the 4-H year approaches, 4-H members and clubs are encouraged to submit achievement awards, honor club applications, officer books and pin orders.

Achievement Awards
A 4-H Achievement Award is an award that recognizes 4-H members, at least 8 years old and in 3rd grade to age 19, for his/her involvement in the Clermont County 4-H Program. Members earn points for their participation in 4-H club, county, district, state, national and international events and activities. Any application that does not provide the requested information or does not have all of the proper signatures will not be considered. Please submit only one application per person.

Honor Club
Honor club is the highest standard of excellence that a 4-H club can achieve in Clermont County. There are 14 requirements that are mandatory. Additionally, clubs must meet 14 of the 32 non-mandatory requirements.  Clubs will be recognized on a county-wide banner during the Clermont County Fair. In addition to recognition at the fair, clubs will receive a gift for their achievement.

Pin Order Form
Member and volunteer pin order forms are also available. Funds from the Kathleen Retzler Memorial 4-H Endowment Fund will be used to cover the costs of all pins. Pin order forms are due to the Extension Office by Wednesday, October 11. To allow enough time for order shipment, no late orders will be accepted.

Officer Book and Club Scrapbook Competition
Club officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, News Reporter, Health Officer, Safety Officer, Community Service Officer, Historian and Recreation Leader) are encouraged to submit officer books and club scrapbooks for judging.
Books will be judged on content, neatness, presentation/construction and creativity.

All forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11.

Achievement Award Application

Honor Club Application

Pin Order Form

Corn Newsletter : 2019-27

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C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

Tickets Available for Farm Science Review 2019

SEPTEMBER 17, 18, & 19 2019

Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Presale tickets are available for $7 from your local OSU Extension Office now through September 13th and support your local Extension Office.  Children 5 and under are free.

Tickets at the gate are $10 each.

For more information about this years review, visit this link.

Pesticide Container Recycling Day

Friday September 20, 2019

11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Monday September 23, 2019

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Location:  Nutrien Ag Solutions (Melvin Location)

6704 E US Highway 22 3, Wilmington, OH 45177

What can be Recycled?

Agriculture Pesticides Containers -jugs, drums up to 55 gallons, and mini bulks (if cut into strips) will be accepted for recycling free of charge.  


  • Remove Caps off of jugs, and lids off of 55 Gallon Drums
  • Remove loose leaf labels
  • Mini Bulks need to be cut into 2 x 2 foot sections with no lid, no valve, and no screws.

Strictly Enforced!!! – If containers are not clean, dry and in small sizes (mini-bulks) they will not be accepted!!!!!!!


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Clinton County Extension Office at (937) 382-0901 or email Tony Nye at

Congratulations, State Fair Winners!

Congratulations to our 4-H members who received top honors at the Ohio State Fair!

Project Result/Placing Name Club
Life Skills Projects
Grow Your Own Vegetables Outstanding of the Day Malachi Martinez Creative Minds
Cat, Level 2 Outstanding of the Day Clair Stroup Creative Minds
Cavies, Jr. Clock Trophy Lizzie Derflinger Maple Rey Milk & More
Pet Rabbit Outstanding of the Day Karli Shuck Carrot Crunchers
Sew Fun, Jr. Outstanding of the Day Lydia Hamilton Round Up Rustlers
Family History Treasure Hunt Outstanding of the Day Clair Stroup Creative Minds
Workforce Preparation Outstanding of the Day Sarah Francis Heritage Builders
PetPALS Clock Trophy Hailey Randall Country Kids
Star Spangled Foods, Jr. Outstanding of the Day Mackenzie Minning New Richmond 4-H’ers
Dress-Up Outfit – Formalwear Clock Trophy Sarah Francis Heritage Builders
Grill Master, Jr. Clock Trophy Clair Stroup Creative Minds
Fast Break for Breakfast, Jr. Outstanding of the Day Grace Pride Heritage Builders
All About Dogs, Jr. Outstanding of the Day Rachael Stroup Creative Minds
Shooting Sports – Shotgun, Sr. Outstanding of the Day Lennie Hoskins Shamrock Trails
Basic Archery Outstanding of the Day Ezekiel Martinez Creative Minds
Self-Determined, Sr. Outstanding of the Day Jetta McCart Down to Earth 4-H’ers
Self-Determined, Sr. Superior Catherine Angelo Wonders of the World
State Fair Communications Contest
Sr. Team Demonstration Contest Clock Trophy Becky Novak Buzzing Enthusiasts
Sr. Team Demonstration Contest Clock Trophy Molly Novak Buzzing Enthusiasts
Intermediate Team Demonstration Clock Trophy Nadia Privett Buzzing Enthusiasts
Intermediate Team Demonstration Clock Trophy Bella Garrison Buzzing Enthusiasts
4-H Infomercial Outstanding of the Day Jetta McCart Down to Earth 4-H’ers
4-H State Fair Horse Show Winners
Senior Hunter Hack 9th Kimmberlie Coghill Young Riders
Hunter Showmanship, 18 yr. olds 6th Payton McElfresh Young Riders
Hunter Under Saddle, 17-18 yr. olds 8th Lauren Current Young Riders
Hunt Seat Equitation, 16 yr. olds 8th Sarah Twine Equine Club
Hunt Seat Equitation, 18 yr. olds 8th Kimmberlie Coghill Young Riders
Western Showmanship, 17 yr. olds 10th Lauren Current Young Riders
Jr. Trail 1st Lauren Hoover Equine Club
Western Horsemanship Grand Champion 10th Lauren Hoover Equine Club
Western Horsemanship, 9-11 yr. olds 1st Lauren Hoover Equine Club
Western Horsemanship, 17 yr. olds 10th Lauren Current Young Riders
4-H State Fair Dog Show Winners
Dog/ Rally Intermediate A – 4th Place, 5th Place, 4th Place and 2nd Place Jenna Turner Buzzing Enthusiasts
Dog/ Rally Intermediate A – 12th Place, 13th Place, 10th Place, and 6th Place Jenna Turner Buzzing Enthusiasts
State Fair Skillathon
Beef Skillathon
10 Year Old 1st Olivia Liming Ultimate 4-H’ers
12 Year Old 2nd Kaylee Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers
14 Year Old 2nd Luke Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers
15 Year Old 13th Tate Liming Ultimate 4-H’ers
Dog Skillathon
17 Year Old 5th Jenna Turner Buzzing Enthusiasts
Horse Skillathon
10 Year Old 2nd Lauren Hoover Equine Club
17 Year Old 9th Lauren Current Young Riders
18 Year Old 13th Kimberlie Coghill Young Riders
Poultry Skillathon
9 Year Old 7th Milo Jensen Equine Club
9 Year Old 11th Ethan Besanko Equine Club
10 Year Old 8th Olivia Liming Ultimate 4-H’ers
12 Year Old 2nd Paisley Besanko Equine Club
14 Year Old 9th Luke Uhlenbrock Buckles & Boots
16 Year Old 6th Jetta McCart Down to Earth 4-H’ers
Poultry Record Book – 14 Year Old Outstanding Luke Uhlenbrock Buckles & Boots
Poultry Record Book – 16 Year Old 1st place Jetta McCart Down to Earth 4-H’ers
Swine Skillathon
10 Year Old 9th Olivia Liming Ultimate 4-H’ers
12 Year Old 3rd Kaylee Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers
14 Year Old 1st Luke Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers
Swine Skillathon Overall Champion Luke Jennings Ultimate 4-H’ers


“Estate Planning for Farms and Small Businesses” Meeting to be held in Chillicothe Ohio

OSU Extension in Ross County is pleased to announce it will be offering a meeting titled “Estate Planning for farms and Small Businesses” on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The workshop will be held at the Ross County Service Center Room D, located at 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe, Ohio starting at 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm.

Featured speakers include Chris Bruynis, Associate Professor, Ohio State University Extension and Robert Moore, Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA.  Speaker will cover topics about current laws, tools and strategies to successfully transition your business to the next generation of managers and owners. Specifically the following topics will be highlighted:

  • Strategies to Improve Generational Communication
  • Treating Heirs Equitably
  • Preventing Unnecessary Disputes between Family Members
  • Using Trusts to Manage Estate Transfers
  • Gifting, Irrevocable Trusts, and Other Wealth Transfer Tools
  • LLC Agreements to protect Business and Personal Assets
  • Federal Estate Taxes and their Impact on Business Operations

Registration is required by August 27, 2019 and can be made by calling the OSU Extension, Ross County office at 740-702-3200. The registration fee for the program is $15.00 per person or $25.00 per family which includes handouts and refreshments. Payment can be made at the door with cash or check payable to OSU Extension, Ross County.

This program is brought to you by OSU Extension and the Ross County Chamber of Commerce.

More information can be obtained by calling the Ross County Extension office at 740-702-3200.

Dining with Diabetes

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.


The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact the Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association Starter Flock Committee Chairperson, Tabitha Weisend, at 740-459-9751 or

More Ohio Counties Added Under USDA Natural Disaster Designations

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that 10 more counties have been added to the list of Ohio counties covered by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretarial disaster designations.

The new designations bring the total to 54 Ohio counties where farmers can seek potential relief from the USDA following Secretarial disaster designations in their counties or contiguous counties due to rain, flooding, or other weather conditions.

In letters dated Aug. 2, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said there were sufficient production losses to warrant a Secretarial natural disaster designation that adds the following 10 Ohio counties to the list of Ohio counties covered by the disaster designations:

  • Adams
  • Ashland
  • Brown
  • Clermont
  • Clinton
  • Hamilton
  • Highland
  • Lorain
  • Richland
  • Warren

Last week, Governor DeWine announced USDA Secretarial disaster designations covering farmers in the following 44 other Ohio counties:

  • Allen
  • Athens
  • Auglaize
  • Coshocton
  • Crawford
  • Defiance
  • Delaware
  • Erie
  • Fairfield
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Henry
  • Hocking
  • Huron
  • Knox
  • Licking
  • Logan
  • Lucas
  • Marion
  • Meigs
  • Mercer
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Morrow
  • Muskingum
  • Noble
  • Ottawa
  • Paulding
  • Perry
  • Pickaway
  • Putnam
  • Ross
  • Sandusky
  • Seneca
  • Shelby
  • Union
  • Van Wert
  • Vinton
  • Washington
  • Williams
  • Wood
  • Wyandot

According to the USDA, a Secretarial disaster designation makes farm operators in primary and contiguous counties eligible to be considered for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency, which may include FSA emergency loans.

In June, Governor DeWine requested a USDA Secretarial disaster designation for Ohio and met with farmers about the effects of heavy rainfall this year.

Farmers should contact their local FSA offices for additional information. Additional information on USDA’s disaster assistance program can be found at

Clermont FSA office is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30am – 4:30pm at the Ag Center Building on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Clermont residents may also be served at the Brown County FSA office in Georgetown with business hours Monday thru Friday. 

Small Ruminant Production Workshop – Wilmington Ohio

Small ruminant production continues to grow across the nation as the market for this industry remains strong. Small ruminants, including sheep and goats, are two livestock species that are most easily adapted to any type of production system. Regardless if you are someone that is interested in just getting into the industry or a seasoned veteran, I encourage you to attend the latest small ruminant production workshop.

Sponsored by the OSU Sheep Team, The Ohio State University Extension, Wilmington College, and Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, I’d like to invite you to the the Small Ruminant Production Workshop – Addressing Needs for a Successful Production Season. This workshop will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Wilmington College Academic Farm in Wilmington, Ohio. Over the course of the day, attendees will hear from Extension specialist and Animal Science faculty and staff members covering an array of topics including flock and herd management, facilities and handling, nutrition and health, forages and marketing, as well as carcass quality and fabrication.

For all ruminant species, this year will put even the most experienced shepherds and herdsmen to the test as making and securing high quality forages has been a challenge. This course will help provide insight upon how to utilize these feedstuffs, how to prepare and manage your flocks and herds over the course of a production year, the contributing factors that favor carcass quality, and much more!

For those interested in attending, please contact Tony Nye via email at or call at (937) 382-0901. The cost for attendance is $15. For more details, be sure to check out the Events/Programs tab or by viewing the event flyer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, OSU Sheep Team

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