Southern Ohio Farm Show

In this week’s episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show, we have an updated weather outlook with Dr. Aaron Wilson, and tax and succession planning with Richard Purdin. Tune in next week for another new episode!

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Are you a 4-H Alum?

Tell us your story! Did 4-H make a difference in your life? Do you get together with other 4-H alumni for an annual reunion or to collaborate on local projects?  Share your experiences with us and how they shaped your life by taking our alumni survey!

Volunteer with 4-H Today!

No matter how much time you have, volunteering with 4-H makes a difference by helping youth explore and discover the skills they need to lead for a lifetime.  While there are many ways in which volunteers can share their time and talents, the most common in Clermont County is volunteering with a community club.  Individuals wanting to serve in the capacity of a club volunteer must complete the following:

 

 

1. Talk with the head advisor of your 4-H club
  • It is important to determine what the club needs and how they can best utilize your talents
2. Receive a position description 
  • Position Descriptions are included in the application
3.  Complete and submit an application by March 1.
  • Click HERE to complete the New Volunteer Application
4. Have references collected by Extension professionals
  • Please have the emails, phone numbers, and addresses of three references before starting your application.  Reference forms will be emailed automatically upon completion of the application.
5. Agree to and sign the volunteer standards of behavior form
  • The standards of behavior is included in the electronic application
6. Submit to a criminal history fingerprint record check
  • Background check results must be on file prior to an individual working with 4-H members.  A BCI is required for individuals who have lived in Ohio for five consecutive years.  A BCI and FBI background check are required for individuals who have lived outside of Ohio within the past five years.
  • Click HERE to access the instructions for completing the background check
  • It is important to note that Clermont County Sheriff’s Department requires an appointment for all background checks.  Click HERE to schedule an appointment.
7. Participate in an orientation/training program 
  • March 3, 6:00p.m., Zoom
  • Online Orientation – must complete by March 15
    • Click HERE to access the instructions for completing the online training
8. Complete an interview 
  • An signup will be emailed at a later date to complete volunteer interviews.

Start inspiring kids in your community by becoming a 4-H volunteer!

Southern Ohio Farm Show

This week on the Southern Ohio Farm Show we are joined by Dr. Tim McDermott for gardening tips, Dave Apsley helps us identify the pitch pine, information on sustainability, and supplementing beef cattle during the winter with Richard Purdin. Tune in next week for another new episode!  Watch Here

Complete QA at Ohio 4-H Conference

With more than 80 sessions over three days, volunteers and teens will get great ideas and activities for this year. If you need to complete QA training, this is a great opportunity to do so (Session 7) see details below.

Register today!   Hurry, registration closes at 5:00pm TODAY!

QA SESSION 7: 2:20-2:55pm

701   2021 Quality Assurance Youth Training (double session) Teens
Quality Assurance training is an annual requirement for youth livestock exhibitors to
complete in order to exhibit their projects at their county or at the state fair. This
session will go through a full Quality Assurance training. If teens attend this session
they will have completed their training for 2021 and receive a certificate of completion
to exhibit to their county professional. Limited to 40 participants. Presenters: Andrea
Rees & Elizabeth Share-Dulin

Southern Ohio Farm Show

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. As chocolate is a popular Valentine’s Day gift, in this week’s episode of the Southern Ohio Farm Show we learn more about chocolate. Dr. Mary Kay Pohlschneider, professor of Food Science, discusses the process of making chocolate and how to conduct a chocolate taste test. Mechelle Frost, director of the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, provides a demonstration on how to make hot chocolate bombs. We also discuss sustainability practices to use in the kitchen.  Watch Here.

Get Started in Beekeeping!

Ever wanted to own your own hive, but didn’t know how to get started?  The Brown County Beekeepers Association is available for support, encouragement and education…and maybe even a FREE hive!  Click below for more information on their Youth Hive Donation Program and apply for a free hive.  Applications are due to contact_us@browncountybeekeepersassociation.org by February 8.

BONUS: There’s a 4-H Beekeeping project!  Click HERE to check out the details at Project Central.

Youth Hive Donation Program

Register NOW for 2021 4-H Volunteer Training

Volunteers must register for training by 11:59pm, February 7!

Returning 4-H volunteers are invited to attend our virtual volunteer trainings.  As a reminder, all volunteers must complete at least one of the live training sessions OR complete the approved online training by March 1, in order to maintain their volunteer status.  The dates and details for each training are listed below.

  • 4-H Volunteer Training
    Thursday, February 11, at 10:00 a.m.

    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club resources and Policy 1.50.
    Click here to register
  • 4-H Volunteer Training
    Thursday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m.

    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club resources and Policy 1.50.
    Click here to register
  • Cloverbud Volunteer Training
    Tuesday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m.

    Topics include: Cloverbuds and Policy 1.50
    Click here to register here
  • Approved Online Training (pre-recorded modules)
    Complete anytime before March 1
    Click here for instructions

New Volunteers are required to attend a New Volunteer Orientation.  They can attend either the live session scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 or complete the approve online orientation.

  • New Volunteer Orientation
    Wednesday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m. 
    Topics include: About 4-H, Volunteerism, Club Management, Working with Youth, and Risk Management
    Click here to register here
  • Approved Online New Volunteer Orientation (pre-recorded modules)
    Complete anytime before March 1
    Click here for instructions

Market Turkey Registration Due!

Just a reminder to register and place your market poultry orders for the 2021 Clermont County Fair!  Those planning to exhibit market turkeys and market chickens will need to complete the online registration.

Market turkeys must be registered by February 6 and market chickens must be registered by April 3.  Please visit clermo.fairmanager.com to register.

Turkeys are $38/5 turkeys and chickens are $20/10 chickens.  Market poultry registrations will not be complete until payment has been received.  Payment (cash or check) should be sent to Clermont Co. Junior Fair at P.O Box 22, Felicity, Ohio, 45120. Please make checks payable to Clermont Co. Junior Fair.

Please contact Christine Fetters at christinemfetters@gmail.com or 513-543-4366 with questions.

Southern Ohio Farm Show

This week’s episode is all about the Super Bowl.  If you like football, you will find this episode to be really interesting. We learn about sports turf management and how the footballs are made in Ohio.  Watch Here