DWD: Peppers 3 Ways!

In the second class of the four part series, Dining with Diabetes (DWD) participants enjoyed a menu of Garden Stuffed Peppers, Cucumber & Red Onion Salad, Fruit Tarts and Infused Water.  The Garden Stuffed Peppers were prepared three different ways, and participants compared the carbohydrate content of each. The ingredients for all three recipes were identical with the exception of one cup of filler: riced cauliflower, lentils and brown rice.  Participants enjoyed each variety and were shocked by the difference and deliciousness of all three.

2020 Junior Fair Board Applications

Junior Fair Board (JFB) is currently accepting applications for 2020.  JFB members oversee many important tasks for the Clermont County Junior Fair.  Members solicit award sponsorships, organize the awards and supplies for all youth events (pre-fair week and during the week), assist in the execution of various Junior Fair events and activities, and assist in planning before the fair for facilities, judges, rules, etc. They work in a cooperative effort with the Senior Fair Board, Senior Superintendents, Extension Office staff and club/chapter advisors.

Youth ages 13-18 who are involved in a youth organization are eligible to apply.  Participation in the Junior Fair Board is a excellent opportunity for youth to development leadership and organizational skills; plus, it looks great on a resume!  Applications are online this year and are due by Friday, October 11.  Click the links below to apply.

Application

Reference Form

  • First time applicants must submit 1 personal reference; current members do NOT need to.
  • Reference form link should be emailed to their reference to fill out.
  • Questions: contact Pam Burns 513-265-3248, pamburns1985@gmail.com

Attention Dairy Farmers

The 2019 Ohio Dairy Quality Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.    The conference starts at 9:00am (registration beginning at 8:30am).  The conference is free to attend, but you must RSVP.  View the agenda for the conference.

The Ohio Dairy Foods Association is sponsoring the lunch, so there is no cost to attend!

To RSVP, use the following link: https://forms.gle/mz1uBCCm27dNRKFB8

Eat Well to Live Well

Dining with Diabetes (DWD), a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers, got off to a great start!

In the first class of a four part series, participants discussed the struggles of living with diabetes and shared their goals for the series.  They enjoyed a menu of grilled salmon with raspberry vinaigrette, peach & berry crisp and infused water, and left with recipes and the confidence to prepare the menu for their family and friends.

Each DWD class includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with Certafied Diabetic Educator, Robert Westbrook.

CLERMONT COUNTY YOUTH SUMMER LEADERSHIP AND CAREER PREP SUCCESS!

Ohio State University Extension Clermont County was proud to partner with OhioMeansJobs in the Summer Youth Employment Program.  Ninety-two Clermont County youth were employed for nine weeks with 16 employment partners at 28 different work sites.

In addition to their employment tenure, participants attended off-site, bi-weekly training through the LOOK to Ohio Summer Youth Experience facilitated by OSU Extension Clermont County. LOOK (Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge) is a teen leadership and workforce preparation program developed to meet the demand to prepare teens for leadership today and into the future.  Training covered topics such as identification of personality characteristics, career pathway research, resume writing, practicing personal communication skills and dining etiquette, helping ensure youth learned soft skills in addition to job skills.

The youth development program concluded with a half-day of goal setting and presentations followed by an awards ceremony to recognize participants’ success. Congratulations graduates!

Following are the Summer Employment partners who helped to create lasting memories and provided valuable training for Clermont County youth!

4-H & Georgia Boot

4-H er wearing Georgia Boots standing on a platform with a goatJoin Georgia Boot and 4-H in putting our #4Hbestbootforward and giving back to our communities. Current 4-H’ers, family, staff, alumni, and volunteers can save 50% off full-price items at GeorgiaBoot.com now through September 30, 2019! In addition to this great discount, Georgia Boot will give 5% of every discounted purchase back to support 4‑H.

Get your discount today!

Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

In a series of four classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. The program includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with a nutrition educator, plus a follow-up reunion class held at a later date. Learn more.

OHIO CHEVIOT BREEDERS STARTER FLOCK AWARD

The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact the Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association Starter Flock Committee Chairperson, Tabitha Weisend, at 740-459-9751 or tabithasregcheviots@yahoo.com.

Preserving the Harvest

Subject: Two wooden shelves holding a variety of canned vegetables and fruits, lined up in rows of glass jars. Food staples canned include jellies, sauces, or slices of carrots, green beans, tomatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, sauerkraut, roasted red peppers, dill pickles, raspberry jam, orange marmalade, grape jelly, and a tomato and corn soup.Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables. OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences staff teaches the basics of home canning and preservation. We emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product.
Join us for a free class, Preserving the Harvest Basics, Monday, August 12, from 6-8pm at the Bethel Library.
To test your skills, join the Preserving the Harvest Workshop.
WHEN: August 20, from 10am-4pm
WHERE: 4-H Hall Kitchen – Clermont County Fairgrounds
COST: $40 (Includes So Easy to Preserve ($18 value), pressure gage testing ($5 value) and workshop supplies

A Day in the Ring

Back for it’s second year, A Day in the Ring adds cattle to the show!  A Day in the Ring was held on Thursday, July 25, in the Gibbons Arena.  The show was a special event in partnership with the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  Clermont County Junior Fair youth were partnered with an individual from the Board of Developmental Disabilities to educate them about their project and teach them how to show a goat or cow.  Participants then exhibited their animal in a non-competitive show.  The goal of A Day in the Ring is to allow individuals with special needs the opportunity to achieve success in the show ring and for 4-H members to utilize their animal projects to mentor others.

After the show, contestants and their mentors enjoyed lunch together, and a few were featured in a live broadcast with 99.5FM The Edge!