Don’t Miss Out on 2023 Soil Health Webinar Series

By:  Stephanie Karhoff, Tony Nye, Taylor Dill, and Jamie Hampton

The Agronomic Crops Team Soil Health Webinar Series returns this winter. You won’t want to miss out on this year’s line-up of farmers and academic experts covering a wide range of soil health topics.

Programs include:

  • January 5th, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Precipitation and Management and their effect on soil health Dr. Peter Tomlinson, Kansas State University
  • February 2nd, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Know Your Biologicals and What They Can (or Cannot) Do for You, Dr. Mark Licht, Iowa State University
  • March 2nd, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Intercropping & Soil Health, Lucas Criswell, No-till producer
  • March 30th, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Soil Health & Water Quality, Dr. Vinayak Shedekar, The Ohio State University and Dr. Will Osterholz, USDA-ARS

There is no cost to attend these programs, but registration is required. Register at www.go.osu.edu/soilhealth2022. 1-hour CCA CEU in Nutrient Management will be offered at each session. CCA CEUs are only available to participants attending live sessions (we cannot give CCA credit for watching the recordings).

All programs will be recorded, and recordings will be available to view on our YouTube channel. Last year’s Soil Health Webinar sessions can be viewed online here.

4-H Club Packet

Below are the links to all of the forms included in the club packet. All forms should be completed by the 4-H Club head advisors and are due to the Extension Office (or emailed to burdsall.9@osu.edu) by 4:00 p.m. on March 1.

Club Information Survey – DUE: February 8
Help us update our club list and make sure we have the most up-to-date information.

Club Packet Contents – DUE: March 1
Annual Financial Summary

4-H Club Charter Checklist

4-H Meeting Calendar

Equipment Inventory

Proof of Insurance -Policy Flyer

Proof of Insurance -Policy Application

Additional Helpful Forms

4-H Project Book Order Form
We keep an inventory of 4-H project books in the office.  If we need to order books, orders are placed on Friday afternoons.

Winning 4-H Plan
Request for accommodations due to the Extension Office by May 1.

Club Fundraiser Request
Fundraiser requests are due 45 days prior to the event and must be approved by the Clermont County 4-H Committee.  The 4-H Committee meets the second Monday of each month.

Club Transfer Form
Requests are due by March 1.

Across County Lines Policy and Request Form
Requests for 4-H Membership Across County Lines are due by February 15.

4-H Enrollment – Deadline: March 15

Instructions for returning 4-H members

Instructions for returning 4-H volunteers

Instructions for new 4-H members

As a reminder, it is very important that returning members and volunteers do not create a new profile in 4-H Online.  If they have trouble registering, please contact the office at 513-732-7070.

Kick Start Managing Diabetes

Score a touchdown…
Kick a field goal…
Reserve a seat at…
Dining with Diabetes Virtual Series

Dates:

February 6, 2023                   10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 13, 2023                10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 20, 2023               10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 27, 2023                10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration:       https://go.osu.edu/dwdfeb23

Questions:  Please contact Margaret Jenkins, jenkins.188@osu.edu , FCS Educator, Clermont County

 

 

 

Livestock News

Beef Cattle

Six new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1327 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/

Considering we’ve gone from near drought to mud across much of Ohio in less than two months, this week we focus on pasture and forage management for the balance of winter. Also, please know the recording of last week’s Beef School is now linked/posted on the 2023 Ohio Beef School page.

Articles this week include:

    • Pasture Improvements by Osmosis
    • Consider Feeding Options for Challenging Conditions
    • Frost Seeding Clover: A Recipe for Success
    • Two Cattle Feeding Programs Offered on February 6
    • Ohio Cow-Calf Field Day to be held in Morgan County
    • U.S. Hay Production Declined 9 Percent in 2022

Small Ruminants

Ohio 4-H Conference Registration

The 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone!  The event will be held on Saturday, March 11 from 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  The cost to attend is $40 and includes lunch. The Clermont County 4-H Committee will reimburse 50% of the registration fee to volunteers and members, after the conference.  Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.

Event details and registration can be found at:
https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference

 

 

Market Poultry Orders

It’s time to place your market poultry orders for the 2023 Clermont County Fair! Youth planning to exhibit market turkeys or market chickens must order through the Clermont County Junior Fair Board.  Turkeys are $42/5 turkeys and chickens are $25/10 chickens.  Market poultry registrations will not be complete until payment has been received.  Payment (cash or check) should be sent to Clermont Co. Junior Fair at P.O Box 22, Felicity, Ohio, 45120. Please make checks payable to Clermont Co. Junior Fair.

The deadline for Market Turkey Order forms is February 10, 2023. Forms must be received in PO Box by Friday, February 10th

The deadline for Market Chicken Order forms is April 7, 2023. Forms must be received in PO Box by Friday, April 7th.

Please contact Christine Fetters at christinemfetters@gmail.com or 513-543-4366 with questions.

Market Poultry Order Form

Join Us at the 4-H Open House

Did you know that 4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people? Come find out why at the Clermont County 4-H Open House.

When:  Saturday February 4th 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Where:  4-H Hall at Clermont County Fairgrounds, Owensville, Ohio.

Who:  Any youth ages 5-18 and their families, who are interested in joining 4-H or want to learn more.

What:  Hands on activities to complete to get a taste of 4-H. (activities involving sewing, electricity, art, Legos, animal science and more)  

Talk with club leaders and members, see project opportunities and find a club to join.  Learn how to join 4-H. Get the basics of 4-H and find answers to your questions about the program. 

If you can’t join us, but would still like more information about 4-H, contact us at 513-732-7070 or clermont.osu.edu

Clubs are invited to participate to recruit members or assist with activities, please contact the office to sign-up.