FAMACHA Certification and Egg Floats/Counts for Small Ruminants

Friday, May 31st, 2024, from 9:00 A.M. –3:00 P.M.

Location:

Small Ruminant Research Unit

5651 Fredericksburg Road

Wooster, OH 44691

Cost: $40 at the door

Meal: Lunch will be provided

Space is limited to 20 participants.
Pre-registration is required

Speaker Topics:

  • FAMACHA Certification, Fecal Egg Floats/Counts- Braden Campbell, State Small Ruminant Extension Specialist
  • Pasture Management – John Yost, ANR Educator, Wayne County
  • Blood Sampling- Shelby Tedrow, Program Assistant, Wayne County

This program is a mixture of lectures and hands-on activities. For questions and to pre-register, please get in touch with Shelby Tedrow
330-264-8722 or tedrow.28@osu.edu

 

Pesticide Container Recyclcing Collection August 20, 2024

DATE:

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
TIME:

8:00–11:00 a.m.
LOCATION:

Nutrien Ag Solutions     6704 E US Highway 22     Wilmington, OH 45177

 

CLEAN SWEEP PROGRAM Ohio Department of Agriculture
Do you have unwanted, unused, or unknown FARM chemicals?
The pesticide collection and disposal services are FREE OF CHARGE, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

What can be recycled? Agriculture pesticide containers –jugs, drums (up to 55 gallons), and mini bulks (if cut into strips) will be accepted. FREE OF CHARGE

REQUIREMENTS

• All containers must be triple rinsed
• Remove caps from jugs and lids from drums
• Remove loose leaf labels
• MUST BE DRY!
• Mini bulks must be cut into 2×2 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.

SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO DIRECT YOU TO THE CORRECT AREA OF RECYCLING

RURAL RECYCLING GRINDING LLC will be the recycling company.

 

Does your Pressure Canner need tested?

It’s just about time to fetch canners out of the basement or garage.  Fresh summer produce is on its way.  When was the last time your dial gauge pressure canner was tested for accuracy?  If it’s been more than one year, it’s time for a re-check. OSU Extension Clermont County will be testing dial gauge pressure canners throughout the summer at the OSU Extension Office located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds (1000 Locust St, Owensville, OH).

With good reason, most people have a healthy regard for the possible dangers of pressure canners.  Usually this respect is based on an old story of a pressure canner “blowing up” in someone’s grandmother’s kitchen.  Regardless, it is important to realize that pressure canners are safe if the safety precautions are followed and the canner is used properly.  Dangers arise when the unit isn’t maintained and/or used properly. To make sure your pressure canner is working properly, all dial-gauge pressure canners should be tested for accuracy each year.

Contact Margaret Jenkins at 513-732-7070 or jenkins.188@osu.edu to schedule an appointment. Appointments are 15-minutes and cost $5.

Remember, home food preservation can be safe, simple and easy to learn!

EquiSTEP Information!

EquiSTEP (Equine Safety, Training, and Education Program)  

EquiSTEP is an annual statewide requirement for all youth participating in Ohio 4-H Horse Program activities and/or enrolled in a 4-H horse project.  EquiSTEP replaces the statewide requirement of reading the Horses, Safety, and You (191R) resource and viewing the Every Time, Every Ride and Horses, Kids, and Ethics videos for youth and their families who are new to the   4-H horse program.

The EquiSTEP curriculum focuses on helmet safety, equine safety & handling, equine health & nutrition, and sportsmanship and is designed to rotate topics every year.  The topics for this year’s EquiSTEP are below:

  • STEP 1: Head (Helmet Safety)
    • Helmet Safety Video (Every Year)
  • STEP 2: Hands (Equine Safety & Handling)
    • YR 2 Safety & Handling
  • STEP 3: Health (Equine Health & Nutrition)
    • YR 2 Preventative Health
  • STEP 4: Heart (Sportsmanship)
    • YR 2 Dealing with Adversity

EquiSTEP is designed to be completed online by each participant individually through Scarlet Canvas or administered in a group setting by a county 4-H educator to their participants, similar to QA for livestock market projects.

Here is the link to enroll in/access this year’s EquiSTEP: http://go.osu.edu/equistep2024

To complete EquiSTEP individually, a participant must enroll using their own unique email address. (Participants should not use their school email addresses as the course enrollment invitation will be blocked by the school’s email system.) Participants must view all five videos (introduction and STEPS 1-4) which last approximately one hour in total. Once the videos are completed, participants will be able to access the 10-question quiz. Participants must complete the quiz associated with the training and achieve a minimum score of 7 (out of 10) in order to pass the training. Once the quiz is successfully completed, participants will need to complete the course survey to trigger a certificate of completion. The certificate will be emailed to the participant’s email address as well as their county’s 4-H email address (countyname4h@osu.edu). The participant must select their correct county to trigger the email to the correct email address and they must click on the submit button at the end of the survey to trigger the email.

 

Must be completed by JUNE 1st!!!!!

2024 Clermont County Cattlemen’s Scholarship

Calling all current Clermont County 4-H seniors!

Apply today for the Clermont County Cattlemen’s Scholarship. Click the application below and submit the application before May 20th.

Clermont County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Application

To submit the application or any questions please reach out to smith4cu@live.com 

American’s Saving Automatically

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve decided it’s time to start taking positive steps toward saving and working to turn some of your dreams into reality! Putting money aside is not always an easy task when there are bills to pay. The good news is that saving can be possible and made easy with regular contributions – no matter the amount you may have to set aside.

Regularly contributing to a savings account is the best way to work toward your future goals…….and the best way to make regular contributions is through saving automatically.

It’s our favorite way to save!

Saving through automatic deposits or transfers is the most effective way to save and helps make it easy by allowing you to choose what and when you’ll save.

How To Start Saving Automatically 

First, you’ll want to have a clear view of your finances, so you know what you are capable of stashing away. Start with our list of 6 Steps to Establishing a Spending and Saving Plan. These steps will walk you through gathering your financial documents like pay stubs, utility bills, mortgage statements, etc., and will help you calculate your income and expenses as well as setting goals and making a plan to achieve them.

Don’t worry or get discouraged if it’s not as much as you would like at first. At America Saves, we say Start Small, Think BIG! Even small amounts add up over time.

Once you determine the amount you’d like to start saving, there are two ways to start saving automatically:

  1. Visit your employer’s HR or payroll department and request a split deposit. Most companies will allow for more than one account to be set up for payroll direct deposit. Redirect your set savings amount into a designated account separate from the rest of your paycheck. Complete the necessary paperwork and let your employer do the rest.
  2. Set an auto transfer from your checking to savings at your bank or credit union. Choose the amount to transfer and a day of the week or the month (maybe the day after payday or at a time when there aren’t other debits hitting the account) for the transfer to be made and watch your balance grow! Most financial institutions’ online banking systems will allow you to set up a transfer with just a few clicks. If not, pay a visit to your local branch and ask for assistance.

No matter how you choose to save automatically, the most important thing is building the habit of saving – there is no amount too small to save!

Saving is a Habit, Not a Destination

That’s right – Saving is a Habit….and, practice makes perfect!

By definition, a habit is something you do on a regular basis consistently until it becomes second nature. Eventually, it will become something you do automatically without even thinking about it.

Saving is no different!

A series of small steps, like setting up a direct deposit or auto transfer, can get you closer to your goal and lead to big rewards in the long run.

Every step matters – no matter how big or how small. The more you do it, the more likely you are to stick with it.

Sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started. Take the America Saves Pledge today and choose your savings goal. We’ll be your partner along the way and will send texts and emails full of tips and resources to keep you on track! 

The sooner you start, the better! Your future self with Thank You!

https://americasaves.org/resource-center/insights/saving-automatically/

Governor DeWine Announces Availability of $14 Million in Meat Processing Funding

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik today announced the availability of funding to support Ohio livestock and poultry producers with improvements and expansions to meat processing services.

Applications for the Ohio Meat Processing Grant Program are now available on the program webpage.

“The need for meat processing services is significant, and it’s our job to ensure that Ohio companies have the support they need to continue to feed Ohio’s families,” said Governor DeWine. “Not only that, but this program creates jobs and supports the future of an essential industry in Ohio.”  Read more here

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Early Registration Ends Friday, April 12 for the 2024 Urban Food Systems Symposium

Visit UrbanFoodSystemsSymposium.org for more information.

Act now to take advantage of early registration prices through April 12. Some tours are filling quickly, so don’t miss out on your first choice.

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosts the 2024 Urban Food Systems Symposium in Columbus, Ohio on June 11-13. The event includes keynotes, a grower panel, 40 presentations, a reception with approximately 40 posters, a choice of six off-site educational tours, and dinner at The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, a unique 261-acre university facility for teaching, research, and community engagement. Take a look at the keynote and general session speakers we have lined up for the program.

This symposium will bring together a national and international audience of academic, non-profit, government, and research-oriented professionals. Join 300-400 like-minded people to share and gain knowledge on how to build coalitions to adapt to this changing world and how urban food systems contribute to these solutions.

Early registration pricing ends on April 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET, hotel reservations close on May 21, and registration closes on May 24.UrbanFoodSystemsSymposium.org