It’s time for the 2021 4-H Cloverbot Challenge!

In honor of the Mars Rover, this year Cloverbuds will be going to space with the challenge happening on Mars. Cloverbuds will design a place to live on the Red Planet and create a model featuring their method of transportation. The Challenge will take place virtually on Monday, July 12 or Thursday, July 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. We will be utilizing breakout rooms in ZOOM so that teams will have the opportunity to share their projects. With help from the Ohio 4-H Foundation, teams can order a kit to get them started.

Find all the details here and blast-off for your Cloverbot Challenge!

April is the perfect time to get the spring garden started!

April is a busy month in the garden with planning, planting, bed prep and fertilization. learn the tips and tricks to do right now in your April garden to get the 2021 growing season started off right with a quick video update and April Gardening webinar from our colleagues at OSU Extension – Growing Franklin.

Fast social media version with a quick 3 minute review of the highlights.


The full class webinar recording with more detail plus chat Q & A.

Do not forget to register for the upcoming May Update in the Community Garden on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30pm held in partnership with the Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden.  The class is free but registration is required:

Hi there,

You are invited to a CarmenZoom webinar.
When: May 4, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: May 2021 Update in the Community Garden

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

“Do it your Way!” Quality Assurance

Get registered today!

Sessions are this week!

Registration is required! 

Registration link

Information flyer

QA due by June 1 for Clermont County participants

April 20 Virtual

April 24 In-person class – Session 1 is now open to anyone, not just those camping.

  • Session 1 – 10a (33 seats open)
  • Session 2 – 1p (29 seats open)

April 24 In-person test out 10a-1p.

  • Ages 12-14 and 15-18. In large or small animal category per age group.


Textile and Clothing Project Zoom Clinics

Are you a 4-H member interested in learning more about sewing?
Join the Zoom clinic series presented by  4-H Master Clothing Educator volunteers from across the state. You will expand your sewing knowledge and learn skills to help you with your projects.

Attend all of the sessions or just the ones that interest you.
April 29, 7-8 pm: Picking Patterns, taking measurements, and selecting fabric and notions
May 5, 7-8 pm: Laying out your pattern, how to pin, how to use shears and grainline              May 18, 7-8 pm: Seam finishes and directional sewing tips
June 9, 2021 & June 15, 7-8 pm: Zippers, closures and hems

Register at:

You will receive an email with a Zoom link one day prior to each session.


Chickens in the Classroom!


What can we learn from a chick? Cincinnati Nature School students found out with ChickQuest, a 4-H School Enrichment program that challenges youth to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, students use a logbook to record data and observations.  These lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.

This 21-day STEM classroom adventure starts with eggs and ends with chicks. ChickQuest challenges youth to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg.  While watching eggs in the incubator and waiting for them to hatch, students learn about habitats, life cycles, structure and function, classification and a lot of careers.  Students are the scientists who help make it happen!

Meadowview (Milford) and St Louis (Owensville) Elementary begin their “Egg-citing Adventure” next week.  If your school is interested in bringing ChickQuest to your classroom, contact OSU Extension at 513-732-7070.

Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue:

  • Pregnancy Checking; the Economics and Alternative Methods for Beef Cows
  • Grazing Management Minute: Renovating Winter Feeding Sacrifice Areas
  • Opportunities to Manage Price Risk in 2021
  • Managing Cattle Income Risk with Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance
  • Spring is Here

Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

Southern Ohio Farm Show

In this week’s episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, we discuss anhydrous ammonia application with Jed Bower, a National Corn Growers Association Board Member. Richard Purdin also discusses spring forage seeding.
Tune in next week for another new episode!

Clermont County Rabbit Fun Show

Mark your calendars for the Clermont County Rabbit Fun Show: Sunday, April 25th, 2021, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, Rabbit Barn.  Registration will begin at 12:30pm and the Show at 1 :00pm.  Trophies & Ribbons will be awarded.

Rabbit Show $1/entry
Showmanship $1/child

Get your rabbit tattooed!!
Brogan’s Cage and Supply will be set up!

Any Questions please call Bonnie Bogart at 513-833-4285


Accepting 4-H Camp Counselor Applications

We are now accepting 4-H Camp Counselor Applications!  At this time, Ohio State University has granted permission to hold 4-H in-person day camping (woo-hoo! better than nothing).  We are hoping that as the situation improves, we will be able to offer overnight camping.  We expect more information in mid-April.

Clermont County 4-H members ages 15-18 (as of January 1) are eligible to apply.  Click the link below for more details and to access the application.  Applications are due by 11:59p.m. on Thursday, April 22.

2021 4-H Camp Pulse Survey

As we begin recruiting counselors and planning 4-H camps for 2021, we would like to hear from our counselors, campers, camper parents, and camp adult staff.  Please take a minute to provide your feedback regarding our camp season.

We will use this information to provide direction regarding our 2021 camping program.