Solar Development in Ohio

Here’s a chance to learn more about current issues and trends in solar development and solar leasing in Ohio! Register at Recorded webinars will be available on the Farm Office website at

DATES: May 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31

Solar Webinar Flyer

Mental Health First Aid ®

Do you know how to identify signs of worsening mental health? Would you know how to respond and provide support if someone was experiencing a mental health crisis? Nearly one in four Ohioans experience mental health challenges. Behind every number is a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor. Sign up for our upcoming Mental Health First Aid training and learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and how to help in a mental health crisis.

Hosted in partnership with OSU Extension & Farm Bureau Brown & Clermont Counties. This is your chance to learn more about mental health in our rural community.

On Monday, July 10, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 325 W State Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

Pre-Registration for the course is required at: You will be asked to complete 1.5 hours of self-paced learning online (access to materials provided approximately two weeks before training). Then, attend the interactive and engaging in-person training.

This course is valued at $170 but is FREE thanks to funding from a USDA FRSAN grant.

Extra Extra! Clermont/Hamilton County 4-H Camp Registration is Now Open!

The 2023 Clermont/Hamilton County 4-H Camp registration is now open! Camp will be held June 14-17, at 4-H Camp Graham in Clarksville, Ohio. Camp is open to youth ages 8 and in the 3rd grade through age 14. Below is the link to the camp registration. The camp fee is $280 for 4-H members and for $315 for non-Clermont or Hamilton County 4-H members. Don’t delay in registering, the first 60 Clermont County 4-H members to register for camp will receive a $50 discount courtesy of the Clermont County 4-H Committee! If you want to apply for a campership (camp scholarship for up to 50% of the camp fee), you can select that in your registration and pay a $25 deposit to reserve your spot.

Registrations are due by Wednesday, May 31. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Health Form. Your registration will not be considered complete until we receive your 1) registration, 2) payment, and 3) health forms. If you have questions or issues registering, please do not hesitate to contact Mackenzie Mahon at We look forward to seeing you at camp!

2023 Clermont/Hamilton County 4-H Camp Registration

Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship

In an effort to honor the volunteerism of Jerry Krebs and to recognize the youth of Clermont County, the Clermont County 4-H Advisory Committee has put forth the Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship.  The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist high school seniors, and/or first year graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in any field. This scholarship is open to Clermont County, Ohio 4-H members. This is a nonrenewable scholarship awarded in the amount of $500.

Completed applications must be postmarked by July 9, 2023

For the Application and Guidelines for the Jerry Krebs Honorary Scholarship please click the link:

Jerry Krebs Scholarship_2023_Application and Guidelines




A Day in the Woods

We are excited to kick off our 12th season of A DAY in the WOODS with Reading Your Woods which will take place on May 12, 2023 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur.  Reading Your Woods is designed to help you to understand the numerous factors that have influenced the woods that you have today and its potential to meet your goals in the future.

For more information and to register please visit

Also be sure to check out our ADIW-Brochure for our 2023 program schedule.  We are especially excited about our 100th A DAY in the WOODS event which will take place on June 9th, 2023.  Be sure to mark you calendar and plan help us celebrate this milestone. More details will be available in the coming weeks.  Registration information can be found in the brochure.


FairEntry Is now Open!!!

FairEntry is open for registration and will close on May 11th.

All Clermont County Junior Fair livestock exhibitors are required to register their livestock projects in FairEntry. All livestock coming to the fair with the exception of horses and steers need to register via FairEntry. Steers will be added separately, by JFB, since they have already tagged and weighed in. Horses need to register using the previously communicated form at this link.
The link for FairEntry is If the exhibitor is a 4-H member use the 4-H Online sign-in option using the same log-in information you used to register for 4-H this year. FFA members who are not in 4-H should use the FairEntry Sign-In.
FairEntry is also where you will have to sign up for showmanship as well as registering your animals.
If the livestock you are registering does not have a tag yet, please put an X’s in that field and JFB will populate that at the tag-in in May. All other livestock are REQUIRED to enter the entire tag or scrapie number. ALL 15 digits for RFID round button tag. All letters and numbers on scrapie or tattoo for those that use that identifier.
For Market Hogs, Breeding Ewes and Meat Breeding Goats, exhibitors will be required to upload clear pictures of the animals with legible tags since they are not coming to tag-in day at the fairgrounds.
Please note: The following animals will NOT come to the fairgrounds for tag in but will need to register on FairEntry by May 11: dairy cattle, dairy goats, harness, pack, Pygmy, fiber, poultry, and rabbits.
Also, please remember that any goats or sheep may have a scrapie tag or tattoo. Please use your respective tag or tattoo to register your goats or sheep.
When registering your goats and sheep in FairEntry be sure to enter the complete Scrapie Tag number to include the state letters and all the numbers. Below are pictures showing what the tag numbers look like and are good examples of the photos you should upload. In this example you would enter all digits, example OH72591282

Eating Healthy While Eating Out

Whether we are eating at home or dining out making healthy choices is important at every age.  When deciding what to eat or drink while dining out, it is important to select options full of nutrients and limit sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.  Using MyPlate while focusing on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and dairy, we can stay focused while dining out.  Here are some tips to help us stay focused.

  • Choose water, fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, and other drinks without added sugars to complement your meal. Soda, alcohol, and other caffeinated drinks add extra calories and offer no nutritional value.
  • Decode the menu by looking for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. This will limit extra saturated fat and salt.  If you aren’t sure, ask how menu items are prepared and/or if they can be prepared a different way.
  • Start your meal with veggies. Starting your meal with a salad or other vegetables, you will feel fuller sooner and ensure you get valuable vegetable nutrients.  Ask for the dressing on the side and use a small amount of it.
  • When ordering food, portions can be very large. Consider sharing a meal with someone else or making two meals out of it by saving half for the next day.  You can ask for a take-home container when your food arrives and split it then, so you’re not tempted to overeat.
  • Pick dishes that highlight vegetables, such as stir-fries, veggie wraps, or kabobs. Select fruit as a side dish or for dessert.  Request whole grain pasta, bread, rolls, and brown rice when choosing sandwiches, burgers, or main dishes.
  • Before you order takeout or head to a restaurant, see if menu information is available online.   Look for choices that are lower in calories, sodium, and saturated fat, and head to the restaurant with a plan.
  • When selecting your entrée pick sauces made from vegetables like marinara, rather than cream or butter sauces to limit calories. You can ask for them on the side or for the dish to be prepared with less or no sauce.
  • Pass on the buffet. Enjoy an item on the menu rather than the “all you can eat” buffet, so you avoid eating too much.
  • Quit the “clean your plate club.” Decide to save some for another meal and take home leftovers in a container and chill in the refrigerator right away.

We can make eating out a healthy and enjoyable experience when we make smart decisions about the food and drinks, we select.  The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite.

For more information on MyPlate and ways we can stay healthy, check out

Attention All Clermont County Fair Horse Exhibitors

Registration is now open. Members registered for a horse project will need to complete the Horse Registration form, found at the link below.  Exhibitors are required to upload a picture of their horse on this form and can register up to three horse projects. This includes a horse, pony and/or a yearling/driving horse. Registration deadline is May 10th at midnight.

Horse Lease Agreement
Members planning to lease their project horse will need to complete a lease agreement and turn it in to their club advisor by May 10th.
 You can also find the horse lease guidelines below.

Clermont County Fair Rabbit Costume Contest

Ruff’N Stuff 4-Hers is sponsoring a Rabbit Costume Contest! Join the fun by entering your rabbit(s)!

Creative costumes and themed human/rabbit costumes are encouraged. Contest and awards will take place on Friday, July 28th at 4:00pm!


➢ No registration this year. Please arrive at the Rabbit Barn at 4 pm. Leave your rabbit in it’s cage until your age category is called up. We will give you time to dress your rabbit.
➢ Only Clermont County barn registered rabbits are eligible for the costume contest.
➢ Costumes must be safe and comfortable for the rabbits.
➢ The first 50 entrants will receive a participation ribbon.
➢ First place winners will receive a trophy. One winner in each category. Categories based on human’s age.
▪ Category #1 | 9 and under
▪ Category #2 | 10 and 11
▪ Category #3 | 12-14
▪ Category #4 | 15-18
▪ Category #5 | Adult
➢ Judges will be looking for 3 criteria: Originality, Creativity, and Pizazz!
➢ Winners will be announced as soon as the contest is complete.
➢ Judge’s decisions will be final.

2023 Rabbit Costume Contest Flyer

Contact Brenda Bayne with questions