Clovers for Kids

JOANN stores are helping 4-H bring more hands-on programs to local communities across the nation to inspire kids to lead lives with their head, hands, and hearts.

Between March 1 – April 30, 2019 visit your local JOANN store and purchase a clover tear away at the register for either $1 or $4.  $4 purchases come with a $4 off coupon for a later purchase.  The more money that is raised, the more that will come back to the Ohio 4-H program.

In addition, JOANN wants to support individual 4-H’ers involvement by providing a rewards card for 4-H members, leaders, staff, and parents.  The rewards card gives holders 15% off their purchase every day.  To sign up go to


4-H Campership Application Available

The Clermont County 4-H Committee is offering camperships, camp scholarships, to Clermont County 4-H members to attend Clermont / Hamilton County 4-H Camp.  Camperships are awarded for up to 50% of the base registration fee.  Camp will be held June 7-11, at 4-H Camp Graham, located in Clarksville, Ohio and is open to all youth, ages 8 – 14 (as of January 1, 2019).  Click here for more details on how to apply for a campership.

ExploreAg Camps for Teens!

ExploreAg brings high school students into labs, fields, and factories to learn about career opportunities in food and agriculture.

A Camp Like No Other

The ExploreAg program is a week-long experience where high school students interact with and learn from internationally known teachers, scientists, and researchers. Students are hosted on campus at the Ohio State University and Central State University and are introduced to various aspects of agriculture both in the classroom and through diverse hands-on learning experiences, both on and off campus.  For More Information

Subject areas include food science, precision agriculture, animal science, natural resources, management skills, technology, and agricultural business.

ExploreAg will offer four camp sessions in 2019!
Session 1- June 9-14 at OSU Main Campus
Session 2-June 16-21 at OSU Main Campus
Session 3-June 23-28 at the OSU ATI Campus
Session 4- July 7-12 at Central State University

Apply Here – Registration Deadline is March 30

JF Animal Project Registration and Meat Chicken Ordering

Don’t forget that tomorrow March 9, 2019 is an in person animal project registration and meat chicken ordering from 8a – 10a in the Junior Fairboard Office. This is NOT a tag-in date!

Make sure you bring your animal identification information with you to put on the form. ie. scrapie number, tattoos, etc. If you have breed registration forms, this will be greatly helpful.

Last day to order meat chickens is April 6th from 8a-10a.



Clermont Pond Clinic

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The pond clinic is growing this year with more speakers, breakout sessions and a new location at the Cincinnati Nature Center.

Check out our agenda offering you guidance on owning and maintaining ponds:

  • Guest Speaker: Eugene Braig, Program Director of Ohio State University Extension Aquatic Ecosystems Program, will deliver the opening presentation regarding healthy fisheries.
  • Breakout Session 1APonds 101 Jake Hahn with Clermont SWCD brings 10 years of pond assistance tips and guidance. For those new to pond management or construction
  • Breakout Session 1BFish Stocking with Jones Fish Hatchery. What fish will be most successful in your pond and what fish you should stock that you don’t know about.
  • Breakout Session 2APond Weed Control with Jones Fish Hatchery. Learn to ID and manage plants in your pond from those who deal with it every day.
  • Breakout Session 2BThe Benefits of Riparian Buffers, and plants that are suitable for pond habitat and attracting wildlife with Olivia Espinoza of the Cincinnati Nature Center.

Come early for our pond walk with experts if you desire. Weather dependent 4 pm-5 pm. We will discuss what we find including plant life, pond problems and maybe look at some macro invertebrates. This will be an easy hike, but may include uneven terrain.

Cincinnati Nature Center- Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150
Tuesday April 9th, 2019, 5:30-8:00

There is no cost, but registration is required to gain free admission to the Cincinnati Nature Center. To register, call 513-732-7075 ext: 2 until April 7th. Clermont County Farm Bureau is providing snacks.

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2019 Pesticide/Fertilizer Recertification Registration is Open

Get registered today for upcoming Private Applicator Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification classes.

March 14, 2019  Clermont County Fairgrounds, 4-H Hall  (1000 Locust Street, Batavia, OH)

12:30pm  Fertilizer

1:30pm  Pesticide

Once registered for the class then mail in and pay your ODA licensing fee. You must do both to get your 2019 recertification license.

OSU Extension Recertification Registration link!

Registration Open for Southwest Ohio Perennial School – Celebrating 25 Perennial Years

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Get registered today for the Southwest Ohio Perennial School and help celebrate the 25 Years of perennial success! Gary Gao, the man who started the SW Ohio Perennial School, will be a guest speaker!

Participant Registration

Vendor Registration

Donations Needed for Barn Bonanza

Join the Clermont County Agricultural Society for a Barn Bonanza on Saturday, March 23 from 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.  The event is to raise money for the new poultry and rabbit barn.  Ron Fletcher and the Southern Edge Band will be playing at the event.  There will be a live and silent auction as well as split the pot and a gun raffle.  Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple.

The Barn Bonanza committee is requesting that 4-H clubs donate baskets for the silent auction or individual items for the live auction or door prizes.  Donations can be dropped off at the Extension Office through March 15.  Click here for more details regarding the event or how to purchase tickets.