We know that 2020 was a rollercoaster for most people, and 2021 isn’t starting out much better. So, during the Strong @ Heart challenge, we want to connect with you on a more personal note about how heart disease has impacted and continues to impact the lives of many of us.
Get or stay Strong @ Heart with this 6-week challenge. You can register at go.osu.edu/LHLWcincinnati.
Challenge Dates: February 1, 2021 – March 10, 2021
- Go Red for Women & for Fruits & Veggies
- Prevention and Signs & Symptoms
- Physical Activity–Basics
- Nutrition–Dining Out
- Physical Activity—Health Benefits
- Nutrition–Meatless Monday
- Hobbies & Laughter
What is the cost? It’s FREE!!
Who can participate? Any adult with an email account.
How do I sign up? Go to go.osu.edu/LHLWcincinnati
Take the Leap Year is a teen-led, five-month, free program available to Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18. The goal is to help teens from Ohio gain leadership skills, career development skills, and learn how to establish and maintain goals. They will learn these skills through programming, journaling, and working with their peers.
Registration is now open at go.osu.edu/taketheleap and due January 24, 2021.
More information about the program:
Meetings will be held virtually on the third Wednesday of each month from February-May. There will be two meetings in June, with one on the second Wednesday of the month and on the fourth Wednesday. These workshops will be held in the evening. Each session will have different themes taught by teen leaders. Prior to beginning in February, registered participants will receive a package in the mail with supplies for the program.
Plans with the corresponding month:
- February: This meeting will be an introduction to the program. Throughout the program, we are challenging teens to pick one word to apply to all aspects of their life. This word can help them reach their goals.
- March: Working with teens to develop a 5-year plan to help them determine what they would like to accomplish in the near future.
- April: Teens will learn professionalism skills that will benefit them in their later careers. They will learn about resume building, elevator pitches, business cards, and much more!
- May: Participants will learn about state opportunities within the Ohio 4-H program.
- June (2nd Wednesday): Q& A with 4-H alumni and the opportunity to learn about several career paths.
- June (4th Wednesday): Closing Ceremony
National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living: This year the National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living is going virtual!
Target audience: high-school age youth and adult participants
Dates: February 12-15, 2021
Times: Friday 6-9pm; Saturday 1-4pm; Sunday 1-4pm; Monday 12-3pm
Cost: An Ohio 4-H Foundation grant will cover your $75 registration cost, with the following expectations:
- Commit to attending the summit
- After the summit, work with your 4-H Educator to identify a health need in your community and create and complete an action plan to address this need.
- We will also plan to have times when Ohio participants can meet virtually after the Summit for additional educational sessions and sharing.
If you are interested in attending email Brandy at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon THIS Thursday, January 28.
Participants will receive a follow-up email to select one track; they will remain in this track throughout the summit (that is, select workshops from that track). There are choices of workshops within the track.
- Food Insecurity
- Health Equity
- Physical Fitness
- Substance Abuse
- Mental Health
- Adult Track for professional development
Ohio State University Extension in Warren County is offering a webinar series as a replacement for the 2021 Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is free, but is required to get access to the zoom.
Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tips for Managing Pumpkins, Sweet Corn and Invasive Pests
Presenter: Jim Jasinski, Ohio State University Extension, IPM Program Coordinator
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fresh Ohio Strawberries at Thanksgiving and Christmas?
Presenter: Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension, South Centers
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.
No “Wining”—Just Growing Grapes & Brambling Along Too!
Presenter: Erik Draper, OSU Extension, Geauga County
FLYER and Class Descriptions
The 2021 Virtual 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! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs. There will be no charge for those attending this year’s conference. Registration and session information can be found at www.go.osu.edu/2021O4HC.
Virtual sessions will start at 9:00am on February 20, and 7:00pm on February 23 & 25.
This week’s episode is great for local farmers and 4-H youth who are wanting to show livestock. Also, don’t miss talks about bio security, discussion regarding farm bill decisions and a ride in a semi to the elevator.
A polar scientist has gone missing and no one can find her. Using data and maps, you will pinpoint her location and help to discover who took her in this virtual 4-H Special Interest Club to be held on Zoom Mondays Jan. 25 to March 15 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Register online here. Offered jointly by Ohio 4-H, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and collaborators at Rutgers University.
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: February 1 – 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
February 8 – 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
February 15 – 10:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.
February 22 – 10:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.
Zoom link will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the class.
Questions: Please contact Margaret Jenkins, email@example.com, FCS Educator, Clermont County.