Everyone Counts in Clermont County

 Have you submitted your 2020 census?
The U.S. Census Bureau has moved the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census to Sept. 30, 2020. You can respond online at www.2020census.gov, by phone at 1-844-330-2020 or by using the paper form in the questionnaire packet sent to your home.
It’s quick, completely confidential and provides funding for our community!

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


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

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

Liven Up Your Meals With Vegetables And Fruits

Are you looking for ideas to liven up your meals?  Including vegetables and fruit in your dishes not only increases fiber and key nutrients, but also adds color, flavor, and texture.  Check out these 10 tips to liven up your meal time! For more information and helpful tips, check out www.choosemyplate.gov

Southwest Shredded Chicken

Did you know that using a crock-pot to cook dinner, won’t heat up your house during these summer months?  Check out this yummy Southwest Shredded Chicken recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser and won’t heat up your entire house!

For more recipes like this one, check out www.celebrateyourplate.org


NCR-SARE Announces 2021 Call for Partnership Grant Proposals

The 2021 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Partnership Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available online at Program.https://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant/Partnership-Grant.

NCR-SARE’s Partnership Grant program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture.

Individual grants are limited to $40,000. NCR-SARE expects to fund about 14 projects in the twelve-state North Central Region with this call. A total of approximately $560,000 is available for this program.
NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions for the Partnership Grant Program. More information about the online submission system can be found in the call for proposals. The deadline for Partnership Program proposals is October 22, 2020 at 4pm CDT.

NCR-SARE administers each of its grant programs with specific goals, audiences, and timelines. Funding considerations are based on how well the applicant presents the problem being addressed, its relevance to sustainable agriculture in the 12-state North Central region, farmer-rancher engagement in the project, and how well it aligns with NCR-SARE’s goals.

Funding decisions are made by a regional Administrative Council (AC), with review from a Technical Committee. The Administrative Council is a collection of producers, university representatives, nonprofit group interests, Extension and NRCS people, other government employees, and agribusiness representatives. This group sets research priorities and recommends projects for funding.

Each state in SARE’s North Central Region has one or more State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators who can provide information and assistance to potential grant applicants. Interested applicants can find their State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator online at http://www.northcentralsare.org/State-Programs.

For questions or additional information regarding the Partnership Grant Program, contact Beth Nelson or Rob Myers at bethnelson@umn.edu or myersrob@missouri.edu.

Farmer and Kansas State University Extension educator, Tom Buller (far right), received an NCR-SARE Partnership Program grant in 2018 to work with vegetable producers on minimal tillage techniques for managing weeds. Buller noted that the research information from this grant led to another grant to share information about weed control.

“The NCR-SARE Partnership grant created lasting interactions between local farmers and K-State Research and Extension to help with weed management in vegetable production systems.”
– Tom Buller.

Enjoying Local Foods

With summer in full swing, enjoying local foods as part of a healthy eating style doesn’t have to be hard.  Here are some tips to help us choose foods that are grown locally in a garden or farm near you!  For more tips, check out www.choosemyplate.gov

A Tasty Twist on a Traditional Salsa

For a fun tasty twist on traditional salsa, try this refreshing fruit salsa served with cinnamon sugar chips. Too hot to bake?  Try serving it with low-fat cinnamon graham crackers instead!  For more recipes check out Celebrate Your Plate.