Seeking Nominations for the Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee

Are you looking for a new way to become involved with the Clermont County 4-H program?  The Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee is accepting nominations for members to serve the 2023-2025 term.  In order to add a youth voice to the committee, youth nominations are also being accepted.  Youth must be at least 15 years of age and will serve a one year term on the committee.  Members of the 4-H Committee assist in determining the priorities and direction of the local 4-H program, are responsible for planning and conducting 4-H events, assisting with fundraisers, and promoting the 4-H program. Members over 18 years of age must be approved 4-H volunteers or agree to complete the 4-H volunteer process. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know to serve on the committee, please complete the nomination form below before Monday, October 3.

Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee Nomination Form

Officer books and Honor Club

As the end of the 4-H year approaches, 4-H members and clubs are encouraged to submit Officer books, and honor club applications.

4-H Honor Club Application
Honor club is the highest standard of excellence that a 4-H club can achieve in Clermont County. There are 14 requirements that are mandatory. Additionally, clubs must meet 11 of the 31 non-mandatory requirements.  Clubs will be recognized on a Garden stake during the Clermont County Fair. In addition to recognition at the fair, clubs will receive a gift for their achievement. Click here to go straight to the Application.

Officer Book Competition
Club officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, News Reporter, Health Officer, Safety Officer, Community Service Officer, Historian and Recreation Leader) are encouraged to submit officer books for judging.  Books will be judged on content, neatness, presentation/construction and creativity. Click here to see the Office Book Scoresheets.

All forms and officer books are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3rd.

Livestock News


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Ashland and Defiance Counties

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (September 6, 2022) – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been detected in a backyard flock in Ashland County and a commercial chicken flock in Defiance County. The positive detections were confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS). The samples were first tested at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. Read more here...

Ohio Department of Agriculture HPAI information

OSU Extension and ODA Division of Animal Health video on symptoms, biosecurity, and prevention.

Avian Influenza Brochure

Beef Cattle

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1310 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

At a time when retail beef prices are at historical highs, many ask why are we exporting beef. This week James Mitchell takes a look at the impact exports have on the industry.

Articles this week include:

    • Where Do We Go from Here?
    • Winterize Your Forage Plans
    • Small Farm Ruminant Production Field Day
    • Comparing Beef Cow Slaughter to 2011
    • Why do we export beef?

Small Ruminant

Mental Health First Aid ®

Do you know how to identify signs of worsening mental health in adults?
Would you know how to respond and provide support if someone was experiencing a mental health crisis?

In Ohio, 16 of the 17 counties with the highest rates of suicide are rural. Behind every number is a person who was a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor. Sign up for Mental Health First Aid training and learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in adults and how to help in a mental health crisis.

How this course works:

  • Register to attend at:
  • Complete 1.5 hours of self-paced learning online (access to materials provided approximately two weeks prior to training)
  • Attend an interactive and engaging virtual training hosted on Zoom.


Upcoming Trainings:

Sept. 29
Oct. 7 or 27
November 4
December 2

This course is valued at $170 but is FREE thanks to funding from a USDA FRSAN grant.*

*This research was supported by the intramural research program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 7 U.S.C 5936, Section 7522 of FCEA of 2008, Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN).

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshop

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshop

September 30 – October 2
Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp
1362 Caves Rd. Jackson Ohio 45640

 Workshop Fee: $110

Basic Information
Workshop to train Ohio 4-H volunteers who are interested in serving as shooting sports discipline instructors in their county 4-H programs. Participants must be approved 4-H volunteers in order to participate in workshops. Extension professionals will be contacted to confirm volunteer status.

Other Details
Full participation in the workshop is required.
A confirmation email will be sent after registration is submitted. Please be sure your email is typed correctly. You will be sent a second email containing a link to fill out the health forms that you will need to complete and bring to the workshop with you.
All participants who have not already taken the online National 4-H Shooting Sports e-Learning Modules, must complete them prior to attending the workshop. If you have not completed these modules, please contact your county 4-H professional for information on how to access the modules.
Junior Leaders
Junior Leaders are 4-H members who are 14+ by January 1 of current year, who are interested in assisting with shooting sports in their home county. All Junior Leaders must have completed the 4-H project in their selected discipline before attending the workshop. In addition to this registration the State 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator will need to receive a letter of recommendation from one trained shooting sports instructor who is not related to the Junior Leader. This letter should endorse your candidacy for the weekend as a mature teen that has the leadership skills, and the self-discipline necessary to successfully complete the weekend AND serve as a junior leader in your county shooting sports program. This recommendation letter may be uploaded with this application or emailed to the state coordinator at by the registration deadline of September 19, 2022.

For more information, contact Tracy Winters at

Registration Deadline: September 19, 2022
Registration will close September 19 or when all sessions are full, whichever comes first.
Payment options are located on the final page of this registration survey.

PAYMENT must be received by September 19, 2022

 NO CASH can be accepted at the camp

Space is limited in disciplines – Your space is NOT confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellations made prior to September 19deadline will receive a refund minus a processing charge of $5.00. Cancellations made September 20 and after will not receive a refund. Workshop fees may be transferred to another approved 4-H volunteer in the same discipline with advanced notice, for this same workshop. Registration Fees will NOT be carried forward to the next workshop.



2202 Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship

In an effort to honor the volunteerism of Jerry Krebs and to recognize the youth of Clermont County, the Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee awards the Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship to financially assist high school seniors/ and or first year graduates continuing their education at an accredited institution in any field.

Congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship…….Luke Uhlenbrock!!

Luke will be attending the University of Cincinnati to study engineering this fall









Luke says “Thank you for this opportunity and all that the 4-H Committee has done to advance my 4-H career in past years.  I cannot begin to explain all of the valuable leadership skills and life lessons I’ve gained by being able to participate in various camps and national trips.  I know it will serve me well as I begin my college career.”


2022 Bake It Contest

On Thursday, July 28th we held our Bake It Contest at the Clermont County Fair.  This contest is open to any youth that falls in to the age range of 5-18 as of January 1st of that year. All baked goods that are entered must be made from scratch, unless they have entered the Cake Decorating class.  In addition they must also fill out a recipe template and bring the baked items in a covered container. This year we had 31 entries across 3 divisions.

The Best of  Show

Abigail Gabbard!!

Here is a list of the class winners for 2022:

  • Division 1
    • Class 1: Cupcake Decorating
      • Barrett Jenkins
    • Class 2: No Bake Cookies
      • Harper Landrum
  • Division 2
    • Class 5: Cookies
      • Abigail Gabbard
    • Class 6: Fudge
      • Taylor Novak
    • Class 7: Brownies
      • Lucy Beam
    • Class 8: Quick Bread
      • Eli Landrum
    • Class 10: Cupcake Decorating
      • Marley Minning
    • Class 11: Cake Decorating
      • Mya Minning
    • Class 13: Cupcakes
      • Ann Wilson
  • Division 3
    • Class 15: Cookies
      • Caitlynn Novak
    • Class  16: Fudge
      • Caitlynn Novak
    • Class 17: Brownies
      • Caitlynn Novak
    • Class 21: Make it with Fresh Herbs
      • Paisley Besanko Jensen
    • Class 23: Cake Decorating
      • Daegan Flamm

Here are some photos of the different baked goods that where turned in for judging.

Congratulations to all the Youth Participates that took part in this Contest!!!

2022 STEM Challenge

On Wednesday, July 27th Clermont County 4-H members participated in STEM Day, during the 2022 Clermont County Fair. Participants learned how to use a Sphero robot as an engine in a carriage of their own making. Participants had to ensure that their design for their carriage/chariot was: stable, swift, and capable of steering around or overcoming obstacles without losing their passenger (A Ping Pong ball). Participants worked in teams and had a half hour to construct their carriage/chariot. Once participants completed their designs, the competition for 1st through 3rd place was on. The results of the Sphero Races for STEM Day are as follows:

1st Place – Team Four Amigas (Izzy, Serenity, Izzy and Camryn)

2nd Place – Team  What’s The Buzz? (Caitlynn, Taylor, Nadia, and Natalia)

3rd Place – Team Men of New Richmond 4-H (Zach, Roper, Emmett, and Bryce)

Congratulations to all the Teams that took part in the 2022 STEM Challenge

2022 Club Flower Contest

Thank you to all the 4-H and FFA Clubs that took part in the Club Flower Display during the 2022 Clermont County Fair. Here are the photos and Winners for this year:

1st– New Richmond 4-H’ers

Fan Favorite- New Richmond 4-H’ers (Voted for on the Facebook page)

2nd – Maple Rey Milk and More

Most Colorful- Maple Rey Milk and More

3rd – The Country Kids

4th – Old Boston Clovers

5th– Select 4-H’ers

Best 4-H Design– Starburst

Fair Themed– Wonders of the World

Most Creative– Wonders of the World


Thank you to the Master Gardener’s that Judged this Blooming Contest!!!!