Ohio 4-H STEM in AG at Farm Science Review

Mark Your Calendars!

There are some great virtual STEM opportunities to participate in on September 22, 23 and 24, during the Virtual Farm Science Review Ohio 4-H STEM in Ag area.

4-H professionals, members and partners as well as CFAES faculty will be bringing virtual field trips, interactive activities and challenges to engage youth, teachers, volunteers, parents and grandparents in STEM and its application to agriculture and our everyday lives.

Ohio 4-H STEM in AG Schedule

 

Ohio National Poultry Show Goes Virtual in 2020

This year’s Ohio National Poultry Show, the largest poultry show in the nation, has gone virtual! This gives open and junior exhibitors a new way to compete and still be a part of the Ohio National. Information, including the catalog, can be found on their website at www.ohionational.org and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheOhioNational.

The entry deadline is Saturday, October 17, with Class Champions announced Saturday, November 14 and the Show Champion announced Sunday, November 15. Show awards will be mailed the week after announcing the champions.  There is no cost to enter.

For Open Show questions contact Tim Johnson at tejpoultry@gmail.com or Newt Long at wnewtlong@gmail.com. For Junior Show questions contact Tim &  Mary Neviska at blackstumpfarm@aol.com or Clell Agler at cagler@columbus.rr.com.

Zucchini Pumpkin Bread

Fall is right around the corner and this recipe is perfect for those cool days!  Give it a try and let us know what you think.  For more recipes, be sure to check out www.celebrateyourplate.org

 

Farm Science Review 2020: Online and FREE

Farm Science Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free, you can watch livestreamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research to pique your curiosity.

From Sept. 22–24, people from across the Midwest and the world can learn tips for increasing farm profits and growing crops from soybeans to hemp.

Beginning in September, virtual visitors can find out about the show’s offerings by going to fsr.osu.edu and clicking on an image of the show’s site. Within that image, people can click on the various icons to find the schedules for talks and demos they’re most interested in, such as field demonstrations or “Ask the Expert” talks. Log on and check it out!

4-H STEM Challenge!

You’ve still got time to be part of the 4-H STEM Challenge! Order your Mars Base Camp kit with the special discount code available to Ohio 4-H families. Your kit includes a Mars poster, rover kit, coding activity and more! Register for your code today at go.osu.edu/2020ohiostemchallenge. You’ll
receive a discount on the family kit, combine it with the $5 discount at Shop4-h.org and your kit is only $7.80 + tax!

FREE Screening of SILO the Film

Free screenings of the film SILO will be offered as a part of Farm Science Review 2020. It is a great opportunity for friends and family to spend an evening together watching a movie from the comfort of their own home. A way to start a dialog around safety for families, FFA chapters, or older 4-H members.

Register for a digital pass:
Tuesday, September 22 @ 7pm EST, HERE
Wednesday, September 23 @ 7pm EST, HERE
Panel discussion follows each evening, link provided with registration.

Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruit

Eating healthy, doesn’t have to be expensive.  It is possible to add fruits and vegetables to our diets without breaking the bank!  Check out these 10 tips to shop smart for veggies and fruits.  For more tips, check out www.choosemyplate.gov

Updated Meeting Guide

ATTENTION Advisors and Volunteers! As you plan for fall  4-H activities, you’ll want to review the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events at https://ohio4h.org/families/stay-connected.  You’ll find updated information and guidelines effective September 1, for conducting 4-H programs.

Blast-off to Mars with Ohio 4-H and join the 4-H STEM Challenge

We’re launching a trip to Mars Base Camp and want to help you get there! The 2020 4-H STEM Challenge explores sending a mission to Mars and what it takes to sustain life in space. The Mars Base Camp kit includes activities that use STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.

We want Ohio 4-H families to join in and thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation and Google, you can receive an $8 discount on the Mars Base Camp family kit. The family kit is available at shop4-h.org for $15.95, plus shipping, but with the Ohio 4-H discount and the $5 discount available on their website, your final cost is just $7.80 + tax.

Want to learn more?

 And to help you on your Martian journey, the Ohio 4-H STEM Team is hosting a week of virtual, space activities from Oct. 4-10. Details at https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/4-h-science/mars-base-camp-4-h-stem-challenge . Get ready to blast-off!

 

Purple Power Salad

The Purple Power Salad adds color and flavor to your plate.  Try this salad today, you won’t be disappointed!  For more recipes check out www.celebrateyourplate.org