Achievement Form Workshop

The Teen Leadership Council is hosting an Achievement Form Workshop Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center! 4-H members completing the achievement form, AND 4-H professionals/parents/advisors who want to learn more should plan to attend! Attendees will learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion, improve record keeping skills, and enhance forms to make them even stronger. There are two options: basic overview, ideal for 1st time completion attendees and more in-depth, ideal for 2nd+ completion attendees.

 

 

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Your Presence is Requested!

Join us at Tractor Supply Eastgate on October 7, from 10am-2pm to participate in the Paper Clover Campaign!  Click on the graphic for more details.

Volunteer link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084babab2fa6fd0-paper

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Camp Opportunity for 4-H Youth in Grades 8-12!

Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity for older youth, concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. Campers will go for the gold during their time at Camp Ohio. The focus of the camp will be healthy living, striving to make winning strides in each of the health focuses of the camp. Sessions and speakers, along with other fun, will focus on making us all healthier, one gold medal at a time.

Online registration: go.osu.edu/CNI17

Cattlemen’s Camp

Anybody showing cattle is invited to attend!
Join in on the 2-day event for the opportunity to learn day-to-day care of your cattle project. Also, gain showmanship and clipping experience while learning about the cattle industry. Camp participants are encouraged to bring their calves along for “hands-on” experience and learning; however it is not required for participants to bring a calf. If more than 1 participant per family attends, families can choose to bring 1 calf per kid or 1 calf per family. We will dive into cattle care, showmanship, leadership, and also have a little fun with a tailgate on Saturday evening! Bring the entire family! Breakout sessions will be offered specially tailored to age-specific groups.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

For more information visit ohiocattle.org

Sign up by October 1!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Elise Bezold, Sarah Francis and Maddie Hill for being selected to serve on the Ohio Teen Leadership Council!  It is a great honor to have them represent Clermont County at the state level and to provide guidance for the Ohio 4-H program!

Kids Cooking!

OSU Extension Clermont County has enjoyed leading Kids Cooking Classes at the Clermont County Library Felicity and Goshen Branches.

An upcoming Teens & Tweens Cooking Class will be held Tuesday, September 26, at the Union Twp. Branch Library beginning at 6:30pm.  OSU Extension Clermont County  will teach attendees 10-17 about healthy foods and lead them in making a healthy snack for themselves. For more information or to register your child, call the library at 528-1744 or RSVP online.

Gather Your Favorite 4-H Photos!

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 2-6!  OSU Extension Clermont County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week  with #Clermont4-H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  (More details to come)

  • Monday – 4-H Families
  • Tuesday – Leadership
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Friday – Clermont County Fair

A winner will be chosen each day and photos will be on display Saturday, October 7, during the Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply – Eastgate.  Customers will vote on the top, grand prize winner.

Food Preparation Information for Hurricane Victims

Although Ohioans may be clear of the storm many of us have loved ones who are dealing with the aftermath of Irma’s devastation.  Healthful food preparation will be important in the days ahead as people put their lives back together.   The absence of electricity presents major challenges for consuming a healthful diet.  The following links can assist with guidance on how to manage until traditional cooking methods are once again the norm.

For more information visit USDA Cooking with Limited Resources

Seeking Program Assistant for SNAP-Ed

Image result for Ohio snap edThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed) is a free nutrition education and obesity prevention program serving low-income adults and youth. It is funded by the Food Nutrition Service (FNS) branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). SNAP-Ed operates in 52 states and territories, and its focus audience is individuals and families eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps).

SNAP-Ed facilitates voluntary adoption of healthy food and physical activity choices and other good nutrition-related behaviors. In Ohio, SNAP-Ed has developed as a partnership between the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and Ohio State University Extension.

Learn more about SNAP-Ed by visiting http://fcs.osu.edu/nutrition/fnp and http://snap.nal.usda.gov.

The position description: Use standardized curriculum materials to teach food, nutrition, food resource management, and other related topics to low-income adults, youth, and/or families as part of the Education branch of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) in a variety of community settings; use standardized evaluation instruments to assess program participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to determine educational needs and impacts; refer program participants to appropriate assistance programs; recruit adults for the program by collaborating with community agencies and programs; recruit youth for the program by collaborating with schools serving 50% or more free and reduced meals; participate in staff development and training opportunities to enhance knowledge of nutrition topics and successful methods for nutrition education.

Apply or learn more about this grant funded position by clicking here.

 

DON’T LET ARTHRITIS OR CHRONIC PAIN STOP YOU FROM GARDENING: RAISED, VERTICAL AND ELEVATED BEDS AND CONTAINER GARDENS

Laura Akgerman  Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility

If you have chronic pain or physical limitations, kneeling, bending or stooping to tend your garden may be difficult or impossible. Raising your garden with elevated or raised beds, using walls and trellises for vertical gardens, or using containers or hanging gardens could reduce your need to stop or bend, and make gardening accessible for you.  A few points to consider are that gardens that are not in the ground may require more watering, and soil and plants can stain concrete, wood siding or other wall or flooring surfaces, be careful where you plant your garden. Read more…