The 4-H Outpost Needs You!

There are still several open shifts in the 4-H Outpost.  If your club has already signed up for a shift – thank you, we couldn’t do it without you!  If your club has not signed up or if your club is able to take a second shift, please consider helping out.  As a reminder the 4-H Outpost is the only fundraiser for the 4-H Committee.  All of the funds are used to support the local 4-H program through state and national camp/trip scholarships, county camperships, the Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship, project awards, programming efforts, and more!

Also, if you are interested in being a grill master in the Outpost for a week, a day, or a shift, please contact Sharon Francis at 513-332-4897, to make arrangements.  Grill masters must be at least 18 years of age.

2022 4-H Outpost Sign Up


All 4-H Volunteer Trainings Being Held Virtually

Trainings for returning 4-H Volunteers are being held on the dates and times below.  Please note that all trainings are being held virtually, not in person.  Registration has closed and Zoom connection information has already been sent to registered participants.

  • Thursday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m.
    4-H Volunteer Training
    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, program management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
  • Thursday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m.
    4-H Volunteer Training
    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, program management, and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
  • Wednesday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m.
    Cloverbud Volunteer Training
    Topics include: Cloverbud Resources and Activities and Programming with Minor Participants
Individuals who have applied to be a new volunteer in 2022, must participate in the New Volunteer Orientation.  Orientation is also being held via Zoom, not in-person.  Connection information will be sent to new volunteer candidates early next week.
  • Wednesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m.
    New Volunteer Orientation
    Topics include: About 4-H, Volunteerism, Club Management, Working with Youth, and Risk Management
If you need to register to attend a training, please contact the extension office at 513-732-7070.

Pre-sale Farm Science Review Tickets Available Now!

SEPTEMBER 21, 22, & 23 2021

Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Presale tickets are available for $7 from your local OSU Extension Office now through September 20th and support your local Extension Office.  Children 5 and under are free.

Tickets at the gate are $10 each.

For more information about this years review, visit this link.

2021 Veggie Car Derby

The 2021 Clermont County Veggie Car Derby was a huge success this year; hosted by Clermont County 4-H and Clermont County 4-H Educator, Kelly Royalty. This year’s Veggie Car Derby showed a lot of creativity in design and overall look of the veggie cars. The event hosted over 40 participants and even had a great turn out for the adult division this year. A huge thank you to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Captain Moran and Chief Deputy Stratton for helping judge and run the event again this year.

Project Pickup Reminder

A reminder for all 4-H General Project Participants: members who did not pick up their general projects from the 4-H Hall, have until Friday, August 13th to pick them up from the OSU Clermont County Extension office. Any projects not picked up by this date will be disposed of, after August 13th. Project pickup times are during office hours, unless arrangements are made with office personnel to pick up at a different time.

4-H Cloverbud Show and Tell

On Wednesday, July 28th Clermont County 4-H and Clermont County 4-H Educator, Kelly Royalty hosted a Cloverbud Show and Tell Day for all the Clermont County Cloverbuds to participate in. Cloverbuds picked a topic or an item to show and tell about in their groups. At the closing of the Cloverbud Show and Tell program, all Cloverbuds in attendance were announced and presented with a 4-H Cloverbuds bag for completion. Thank you to all the Clermont County Fair Royalty and 4-H Volunteers that helped with our 2021 Clermont County Fair Cloverbud Day!


4-H STEM Day

On Tuesday, July 27th Clermont County 4-H members participated in STEM Day, during the 2021 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 passengers (2 Ping Pong balls). 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 and photos of the Sphero Races for STEM Day are as follows:

1st Place – Team Balloon Animals (Leo, Vivian, Amy, and Caleb)

2nd Place – Team Dorschug (Abigail Dorschug, Olivia Dorschug, and Grant Dorschug)

3rd Place – Team X Car (Lazaro Rios, Alfonso Rios, and Trey Weber)




4-H Communications Contest

The Clermont County 4-H Communications contest was held on Monday, July 26th; during the 2021 Clermont County Fair. Several individuals and teams competed in the competition. Demonstrations covered various different topics from pigeons to paper airplanes. The following projects are State Fair Delegates from Clermont County:

1st Place Intermediate Individual (11-13) – Zak Hinton from Empower Youth 4-H Club, Project: How to Stay Safe While Welding

2nd Place Intermediate Individual (11-13) – Ethan Roosa from Buzzing Enthusiasts 4-H Club, Project: Fishing


1st Place Intermediate Team (11-13) – Kaitlyn York and Abe Cowdrey from Buzzing Enthusiasts 4-H Club, Project: Flight

2nd Place Intermediate Team (11-13) – Lizzie Derflinger and Winnie Hums from Maple Rey Milk & More 4-H Club, Project Elephant Toothpaste


1st Place Senior Individual (14 & up) – Paisley Besanko Jensen from Equine Club 4-H Club, Project: Mental Health Matters


1st Place Senior Team (14 & up) – Holly and Ingrid Erickson from Heritage Builders 4-H Club, Project: Pigeons: A Buried History

Clermont County Fair General Project Judging

Last Wednesday and Thursday Clermont County 4-H completed their General Project judging. Our judges saw 235 projects from our 4-H members. Projects this year were very creative and presented in unique ways. This year we were also able to offer a virtual judging option for those that could not compete in person. We were very lucky to have 24 fantastic judges and many volunteers to help us complete judging for this year. Be on the lookout for these amazing projects displayed at our 2021 Clermont County Fair. Thank you to all of our judges and volunteers for making judging this year possible. Congratulations to all the Clermont County 4-H members who have completed 2021 4-H project judging.