Happy National Ag Day!

Statement from Agriculture Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young on National Agriculture Day

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 – Acting Agriculture Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young today released the following statement:

“Today is National Agriculture Day, set aside to pay tribute to the farmers and ranchers of our nation.  The work of American producers and growers ensures consumers in our country have plenty of safe food and a wide variety at a cost lower than much of the world.

“Through their efficiency, they are able to produce more food and fiber than is demanded in our country, generating a trade surplus in agricultural products for the United States.  As President Trump noted in the Presidential Proclamation declaring today National Agriculture Day, ‘American agriculture is the largest positive contributor to our Nation’s net trade balance, providing 10 percent of our exports and millions of jobs.’

“Farmers and ranchers also play a role in helping sustain rural communities in the face of shifting populations and economic challenges.  In these and many other ways, agriculture is a key part of the American economy.

“So today, the employees of USDA thank our farmers and ranchers for all they do to feed our nation and the world, for their work conserving and preserving the land, and for being actively engaged in their local communities.”

Find Your Healthy Eating Style

Find your healthy eating style with My Plate.  Everything you eat and drink matters.  The right mix can help you be healthier now and into the future.  Click HERE for the My Plate Checklist Calculator.  Enter your gender, age, height, weight and activity level for a food pattern and plan for achieving a healthy weight.

To Make the Best Better! – 2016 4-H Statistical Report

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

Based on 2016 statistics, Did You Know…

  • 901 youth were members of Clermont County 4-H?
  • In Ohio 4-H, the Market Hog project was the most popular with 12,198 entries?

More information can be found by downloading the full report here:  2016 Statistical Report.Save

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Recordkeeping for Fertilizer Certification

Fertilizer Certification is just around the corner, September 30, 2016. Make sure you get your certification and understand what records need to be kept. See the Record Keeping for Agricultural Fertilizer Certification-21ecnfg to help answer those frequently asked questions.

NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT MONTH – APRIL 2017

Interested in finding out more about Clermont County government, and how your tax dollars work for you? April is National County Government Month and Clermont County is celebrating.

Clermont County government is holding open houses on consecutive Tuesdays during April. Each Tuesday will focus on a theme that reflects some of the county’s functions and responsibilities.  Citizens are invited to come to any (or all) of the sessions!

For a list of sessions and to register, visit clermontcountyohio.gov/national-county-government-month .

Questions? Call or email Kathleen Williams, kwilliams@clermontcountyohio.gov; 513.732.7597.