Achivement Form Workshops Offered

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting two different Achievement Form Workshops for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 3, 2021 (6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by October 1 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

 

  • November 7, 2021 (5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center): A more in-depth session will be offered for those who have completed or made significant progress on their form; small group coaching will be available for members to receive personalized feedback.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by November 4.
    • This session will only be hosted in person and will not be recorded.

More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.

Apply to Serve on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board

The Ohio 4-H Foundation Board is currently accepting application for two new teen representatives.  The board is looking for strong leaders between the age of 14-18 as of January 1.  The term runs January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023.

Responsibilities of board members include:

  • Attend three face-to-face meetings that are held throughout the state or by Zoom (one in January, one in spring, one in fall).
  • Serve on a committee. The committees typically meet one time a month via Zoom (often times the committees meet during the day).
  • Assist with the Celebration of Youth fundraiser preparations.
  • Voice youth perspectives in every avenue to all board members and youth throughout the state.

Click here to learn more and to apply.  Applications are due November 1.

Real Money, Real World Scheduling

Real Money. Real World. (RMRW) is a youth-focused financial literacy program from Ohio State University Extension. It can be used with youth ages 12-18, but it is ideally suited for youth ages 13-16. The curriculum is time-tested and has been highly successful because of the creative community efforts of Extension educators, local school teachers, and community volunteers.

Real Money. Real World. is fun and distinctive because it includes an interactive spending simulation that provides the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those made by 27-year-old adults. As a program of Ohio State University Extension, the most preferred and successful RMRW programs are partnerships of the county OSU Extension office, the school, and the business community. RMRW has three parts:

Part I: Four preparatory classroom lessons

Part II: A hands-on budget management and decision-making spending simulation

Part III: A post-session evaluation of spending choices made during the simulation

The OSU Clermont County Extension Office is now scheduling times for Real Money, Real World in-person or virtual demonstrations for the Fall/Winter.

If you are interested in scheduling a time for your organization or classroom please contact Margaret Jenkins, FCS Educator Clermont County, @ jenkins.188@osu.edu or contact the Clermont County Extension office @ 513-732-7070.

Clermont County September Food Preservation Workshop

Do you enjoy food preservation?

Your last opportunity to attend a Food Preservation workshop with Clermont County Family Consumer Science Educator, Margaret Jenkins, is September 15, 2021 at 10AM. The last Food Preservation workshop will be held on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in the 4-H hall kitchen and will cover several different Food Preservation techniques. A photo from last weeks Food Preservation Workshop is posted above. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for this last workshop of the 2021 Food Preservation Season! See the flyer below for registration details.

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Virtual Dining with Diabetes

Do you or someone you love have diabetes? With 30 million diabetics in America, you are not alone!

The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering  a free Virtual Dining with Diabetes class. The class will be offered several different dates in September and October. 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. See below for dates, times, and registration information:

Dates:

September 22 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
September 29 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
October 6 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
October 13 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Registration:  https://go.osu.edu/septemberdwd2021
Zoom link will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the class.

Questions: Any 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.

Clermont County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden Update

It’s time for Clermont County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden weekly update. Last week brought high humidity with temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s all week. The pollinators in the gardens were busy. There were many varieties of butterflies spotted in the gardens as well. Lots of produce was harvested from the gardens last week. Last weeks produce was used for OSU canning classes and the rest is being donated to the Owensville Senior Center. The following is as list of produce and their weights harvested from the gardens last week and updated pictures of the gardens:

8/23/2021

Yellow tomatoes – 3 lbs. 7oz.

Red Tomatoes – 4 lbs.

Cherry Tomatoes – 1 lb. 8.9 oz.

Cucumbers – 8.6 oz.

String beans – 4.7 oz.

8/25/2021

1 little zucchini – 4.2 oz.

3 small cucumbers –  7.6 oz.

9 small Mangos – 1 lb. 14.4 oz.

15 Dark green peppers – 11.6 oz.

16 Banana peppers – 5.6 oz.

16 jalapeños – 9.4 oz.

Pepperoncini – 7.3 oz.

37 Tomatoes – 10.lbs 11.8 oz.

Cherry Tomatoes – 3lbs. 6.3 oz.

3 Pumpkins – 9.lbs 8.5 oz. (Pumpkin 1) 8.11 oz. (Pumpkin 2) 20 lbs. (Pumpkin 3)

8/27/2021

Tomatoes – 3lbs 6.4 oz.

Growing CSA’s Across the Tri-State Region

Join us for the first annual CSA Tri-State Conference! This two day event is hosted by Michigan State University, Ohio State University, and Purdue University and is sponsored by North Central SARE and Rupp Seed, Inc. This exciting event will cover a wide variety of topics and questions for CSA operators. Hear from industry leaders across the tri-state region as they provide beneficial information to new and existing CSA operations!

Date: October 24th and October 25th, 2021

Time: October 24th; 1:00 – 8:00 PM, 6:30 PM Dinner, October 25th; 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, 11:30 AM Lunch

Location: Sauder Village and Farm, 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH 43502

Cost: $75 Per person (Meals included)

Registration: go.osu.edu/csaconferenceregistration2021 

For more information, including registration details, please visit go.osu.edu/2021csaconference. Any questions can be directed to Christie Welch at welch.183@osu.edu or Anna Adams at adams.2061@osu.edu.

 

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September Connection Cafe: Exploring the Dimensions of Wellness

You are cordially invited to the next Connection Café!  Every Friday morning in September from 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. OSU Extension Educators will be presenting “Exploring the Dimensions of Wellness”.  Session topics include: Emotional Wellness, Financial Wellness, Physical Wellness, and Environmental Wellness.  During the series we will explore what it means to be well and how the various dimensions of wellness affect our overall health.  The series is free, but registration is required. Register today at go.osu.edu/ConnecttoWellness

 

Mental Health America Back to School Toolkit

Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio recognizes the profound impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth mental health. Therefore, as students across the country return to their classrooms, we know we must prioritize their mental health and emotional well-being so that they can thrive in and out of the school setting.

 

Today, MHA launches our annual Back to School Toolkit to give parents, teachers, and school personnel the tools and resources they need to support their children’s mental health.

 

This school year brings increased fear and trauma for many students after more than a year away from in-person learning. This year’s toolkit, Facing Fears, Supporting Students, is full of hands-on materials that can help students navigate all the emotions and challenges of the new school year.

 

This year’s toolkit includes:

 

·     Fact sheets for parents/teachers

·     Fact sheets for children/teens

·      Key messages and statistics

·     A sample drop-in article;

·     Sample social media post language and images;

·     Worksheets; and more!

 

Download the free toolkit today to start implementing these resources in your home, classroom, or entire school community.

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Clermont County Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens Update

It’s time for a Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteer Demonstration Garden update! The Master Gardeners had this to say about the gardens, “All the gardens look very healthy.  There are pollinators everywhere! They love all the flowers and the blooms on the garlic chives. Vegetables continue to flourish.  There are still many green tomatoes and the peppers are accumulating.  Cucumbers and squash are scarce.  There are still green beans and several pumpkins.  Potatoes aren’t ready yet. The team has done an incredible job with watering, weeding, and harvesting and scouting for bugs.” Enjoy pictures from the Clermont County MGV Demonstration Gardens.