Power of Attorney Documents

When going through the estate planning process, determining and implementing the terms and conditions of the will or trust consume the most time.  However, some thought and consideration should be given to the Power of Attorney (POA) documents that are typically completed at the same time as the will or trust.  The POA documents designate who may act on behalf of someone who is alive but unable to act for themselves.   These documents are very important, especially for those people who are operating farms and businesses. Read more here…

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: https://go.osu.edu/farmstress22mhfa
  • 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).

Virtual Dining with Diabetes

With 30 Million diabetics in America, you are not alone!

Do you or someone you love have diabetes? With 30 million diabetics in America, you are not alone! You will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar through our cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.


September 22, 2022 10:00 a.m. – Noon
September 29, 2022 10:00 a.m. – Noon
October 6, 2022 10:00 a.m. – Noon
October 13, 2022 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Cost: Free

Registration:  https://go.osu.edu/dwdfallseries2022 

Questions: Please contact Beth Stefura RD,LD, FCS Extension Educator, Mahoning County, stefura.2@osu.edu, Marie Economos, FCS Extension Educator, Trumbull County, economos.2@osu.edu or call (330)638-6783 or Margaret Jenkins, jenkins.188@osu.edu, FCS Educator, Clermont County.



A Will or Trust?

 A common question when starting the estate planning process is: do I need a will or trust?  There are a number of factors that must be considered before this question can be answered.  A trust is a common estate planning tool but not everyone needs one.  Oftentimes, the best plan includes only a will. The following are […]

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by Robert Moore, Attorney, OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program

Tips to Saving Money at the Grocery Store

Saving money at the grocery store doesn’t have to be hard.  I love to save money wherever I go, especially when I head to the store!  Check out these 10 tips to help us save more at the grocery store.  Do you have other tips that help you save at the store?  We’d love to hear about them! Email Becky at fiscus.22@osu.edu

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!!!