Livestock Opportunities for 2020

CC Cattlemens

Clermont County Cattlemen’s Born & Raised Show.  Was your feeder calf or heifer born in Clermont County? If so, click to enter the CBR Show. If any patents, siblings or supporters want to order an annual cattlemen’s show shirt, please follow the same link by July 3. There will not be any extra for sale at the show. Entries are due July 3.

 

 

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The Clermont County Goat Born and Raised Show. Click for the link to the Clermont County Meat Goat forms.  Forms and payment are due by July 10.

 

CC Pork Producers

The Clermont County Pork Producers are asking each Breeder to please reach out to your buyers to pre-register them for the County Born and Raised Show. The entry fee is $10 per exhibitor and they will receive a t-shirt to wear the day of the show. Please bring your information and entry fees to our July meeting. If there are any questions, contact Angie Leach @ 513-685-2246.

 

 

Ohio Youth Livestock Expo logoThe Ohio Youth Livestock Expo is being hosted July 25-August 18 by a group of volunteers with shows for beef, sheep, swine, and boer goats. The Expo is perfect for junior exhibitors who are looking for a state-wide, competitive show for their livestock projects. For full details, schedule, eligibility, and entry information, go to www.theoyle.com. Entries are due July 10.

 

 

 

Ohio 4-H Project Showcase

4-H Clover-with-transparent-backgroundWe know you work hard on your 4-H projects, so share those efforts! This summer we invite 4-H members in good standing to submit a photo of themselves with their 4-H project for display in an online project showcase. You’ll be asked to share what you liked about the project and one new thing you learned. Parents will also need to sign their approval for youth to participate.

 

 

Here’s more:

  • Select your favorite project – one per person
  • Send a great photo – at least 2 MB
  • Photos will be display after September 8, at ohio4h.org

Submit your photos by August 15 at go.osu.edu/4H2020Showcase. Questions? Contact Sarah Longo at longo.79@osu.edu.

Ohio State Fair Skillathon Schedule

skillathonDates/times, rules, and registration for Ohio Youth Skillathons are now online at: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons

Registration is due by JULY 15th, 2020.

  • Register by visiting: www.go.osu.edu/skillathonregistration
  • All exhibitors with need an email address specific to that exhibitor that can be used as your log-in credential (this is also where the first-time registration will be)

RULES & REGULATIONS

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Homemade Guacamole

Whether it is a new recipe for Taco Tuesday, a mid-day snack, or something to take to your next cookout, Guacamole will make every plate feel a little more festive. It is a refreshing, healthy, and an easy way to add some vegetables to your day. Check it out at CelebrateYourPlate.gov

QA due by TOMORROW, June 30

All QA training must be completed by June 30 to be eligible to show at the 2020 Modified Clermont County Junior Fair. If you were not able to participate virtually, you can still take the online YQCA training which must be completed and a copy of the certificate sent to neal.331@osu.edu with a completion date of June 30 or earlier.

Add More Vegetables to Your Day!

 

Vegetables are low-calorie foods that provide us with nutrients that our bodies need. If you want to increase the amount of vegetables you eat (recommended amount is 2.5 – 3 cups/day), check out this 10-tip article from ChooseMyPlate called Add More Vegetables to Your Day.

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-add-more-vegetables-to-your-day

 

We’re looking for youth Dandelion Detectives!

Dandelion Detective workbook coverDandelion Detectives is a STEM activity targeting 3-7 graders where participants work together to measure the value of weeds for insects. Dandelion Detectives will take place over the summer of 2020 and participants can be located in Ohio or surrounding midwestern states.

The Dandelion Detectives project can be completed in one day of your choice (June-August) and involves: taking a pre and post questionnaire about insects; observing insects at an “Observation Dandelion” created using simple provided materials and sugar water mixture; and conducting a lawn weed survey. Participating Dandelion Detectives will be able to upload their findings to a project website. At the end of the project, students will receive a “Student Scientist” certificate and will have access to all of the data collected by the project team!

Toolkits containing all materials to participate in Dandelion Detectives can be ordered for $10 (to cover shipping fees) at this link.

We also offer a do-it-yourself option here.

To sign up for Dandelion Detectives or for more information, visit this website: https://u.osu.edu/dandeliondetectives/

Contact the DD team with any questions: dandeliondetectives@gmail.com

Summer Lunch Program

peanut butter and jelly sandwich with carrot sticks The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available. You have the opportunity to supplement the food you have at home with meals and snacks for your children from local schools and community organizations. In an effort to maintain social distancing, USDA has made temporary changes that allow parents or guardians to pick up meals and take them home for their children. Organizations have come up with creative ways to make these nutritious meals available in your community through grab and go curbside pickup, providing meals for multiple days at one time, and some including “take and bake” options, and weekend meals.

You can find a meal site in your area via three easy options:

  • Text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877
  • Call 2-1-1, 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish)
  • Visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

 

Take the stress out of providing nutritious meals and snacks to your children by participating at a site near you! Spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors!

4-H World Changers

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Another SPIN Club opportunity…It’s about STEM, leadership, and learning the skills to…change the world!

This program is designed for middle & high school girls, but everyone who has an interest in STEM, coding, and making a positive impact in their community is welcome!

Register today, classes begin Wednesday, July 1!

Find out more and register at go.osu.edu/marion4hworldchangers

 

4-H Fresh Chefs Cookbook

Fresh-Chefs-cookbook-coverNeed some inspiration for mealtimes? How does a refreshing, delicious 5-minute fruit smoothie sound for hot summer days? Cook with 4-H!  Download the free digital Fresh Chefs Cookbook with recipes from 4-H youth, celebrity alumni and supporters, and featuring Celebrity Chef, Author, 4-H Healthy Habits Ambassador and Tennessee 4-H Alumna, Carla Hall!

Check it out!  Click here.

Did you miss Carla Hall’s live cooking demonstration of her “Oven Smothered Chicken”?  No worries, you can still watch it on the Fresh Chefs Facebook page, and whip it up in your kitchen!