Southern Ohio Farm Show

This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show, Pat Brinkman teaches us how to make apple nachos and Gigi Neal teaches us the best practices for growing potatoes. Tune in next week for another new episode!

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Discount on Your Thoughts Matter

DISCOUNTED CURRICULUM AVAILABLE THANKS TO ALLSTATE FOUNDATION

4-H is partnering with the Allstate Foundation to give youth the skills they need to thrive and be emotionally resilient. Made possible by a generous grant from the Allstate Foundation, enjoy a 50% discount on the “Your Thoughts Matter” curriculum from the Ohio State University while supplies last.

Curriculum Description:. What does mental health really mean? How many people are affected by mental health issues such as anxiety and depression? Be part of the solution by learning the answers to those questions and more. Intended for advanced-level youth who are interested in learning more about mental health, why it is important to overall well-being, and steps that promote understanding and action.

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Virtual Dining with Diabetes

Do you or someone you love have diabetes?  With 30 million diabetics in America, you are not alone! Join OSU Extension’s Dining with Diabetes and learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar through our cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

Dates:

  • May 3 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
  • May 10. 10:00 A.M..- 12:00 P.M.
  • May 17 10:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.
  • May 24 10:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/diningwithdiabetes52021

Zoom link will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the class.

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

 

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Southern Ohio Farm Show

Avocado deviled eggs and tips for growing potatoes are featured in this week’s Southern Ohio Farm Show. Join Tammy Jones and Gigi Neal for this food-focused episode.
Next week’s show will feature part 2 of Gigi Neal’s presentation on growing your own potatoes.

USDA to Increase Monthly SNAP Benefits by $100 per Household Through September

SNAP recipients can expect an increase in benefits through September 2021 thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan.

The global pandemic has led to job cuts, reduced work hours, and financial instability, resulting in changed lives for many individuals and their families. In many cases, this means it’s harder to put enough food on the table. According to Feeding America, an estimated 42 million people, including 13 million children, may face food insecurity in 2021. For context, that’s 1 out of every 8 adults, and 1 in 6 kids. To help combat this issue, the USDA recently announced an increase in monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through September 2021. If you’ve been struggling financially throughout the pandemic, the information below may help you get the relief you need.

Read the full article HERE.

Rabbit Scholarship Opportunity

The Buckeye Bunny Supply Memorial Scholarship (In Memory of Alan Worthington) application is now available! Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior or current college student who was active as a youth member in the rabbit industry that has excelled in all aspects of their 4-H or FFA career. Deadline to apply is April 9, 2021.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_xWYyyLXxwPE3vy7G7Gni1htGKbnGU32NXdVl9ewowCyHoA/viewform?pli=1

Southern Ohio Farm Show

In this episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show:
  • Dr. Aaron Wilson provides a weather outlook
  • Lisa Barlage teaches us how to make a healthy green smoothie
  • Dave Apsley helps us identify another tree in the woods
  • Richard Purdin discusses top dressing wheat
Tune in next week for another new episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show where we will have another recipe from Tammy Jones to help you get ready for your Easter meal.

4-H and JOANN Partnership

4-H and JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores are partnering to ensure every kid has an equal opportunity to succeed. Through in-store donations, custom 4-H products and digital experiences, JOANN customers and 4-H supporters are helping to empower the next generation of makers to lead lives with their hearts, hands and minds.

Visit any JOANN store between March 1 and April 30, 2020 to participate or donate online at https://4-h.org/4HJOANN.

On April 18,  JOANN will host a free, take home craft event in all stores. Kits will include LEGO DOTs and kids can create a bunny and chick and coloring pages. Each craft bag will include about donating to 4-H and creating opportunity for all.

As part of JOANN’s partnership with 4-H, customers can sign up for the JOANN 4-H Rewards card that they can use when shopping online or in-store. Purchases made with the JOANN 4-H Rewards card help support the opportunity for all kids to experience hands on learning. http://bit.ly/3iAa7td

At 4-H, we believe that every kid should have an equal opportunity to succeed regardless of zip code, race, or socioeconomic status. That’s why we work to provide flexible, youth-driven programming that incorporates hands-on learning and mentorship to equip kids with the skills and confidence they need to thrive. With your support for 4-H, you are investing in kids’ potential and providing them with educational resources, mentorship and a sense of belonging as they navigate a new way of learning during due to COVID-19. https://youtu.be/Hoh3BHlEvkQ

What’s New in Nutrition?

March is National Nutrition Month! Log on to the upcoming Wellness Wednesday Webinar and learn how to personalize your plate.

Register to attend this free Zoom webinar Wednesday, March 24, from 12:00pm-12:30pm at go.osu.edu/NNMwebinar

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