The 2021 Clermont County Veggie Car Derby was a huge success this year; hosted by Clermont County 4-H and Clermont County 4-H Educator, Kelly Royalty. This year’s Veggie Car Derby showed a lot of creativity in design and overall look of the veggie cars. The event hosted over 40 participants and even had a great turn out for the adult division this year. A huge thank you to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Captain Moran and Chief Deputy Stratton for helping judge and run the event again this year.
Clermont County Fair General Project Judging
Last Wednesday and Thursday Clermont County 4-H completed their General Project judging. Our judges saw 235 projects from our 4-H members. Projects this year were very creative and presented in unique ways. This year we were also able to offer a virtual judging option for those that could not compete in person. We were very lucky to have 24 fantastic judges and many volunteers to help us complete judging for this year. Be on the lookout for these amazing projects displayed at our 2021 Clermont County Fair. Thank you to all of our judges and volunteers for making judging this year possible. Congratulations to all the Clermont County 4-H members who have completed 2021 4-H project judging.
Virtual Statewide Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Recognition
The president and board of the Ohio 4-H Foundation invite you to attend the virtual Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Recognition. Please join us for an evening of celebration as we honor Ohio 4-H members’ top achievements.
There are no seating limitations!
When: June 9, 2021 @ 7 PM
Where: YouTube Premiere
The virtual event will be held via YouTube Premiere. The link will be sent to you the day before the event.
Growing Up Goats
Clermont County 4-H Volunteer Becky Jones of Country Kids was featured in a recent article published by Farm World. The article shares how her family turned their passion for goats from a project, to a hobby to a thriving family business. Becky, along with her sister, Martha and their mom, Patty, share their love of goats, inspiring generations of 4-Hers learn and grow, to make their best efforts better.
Read the Farm World Article
Are you a 4-H Alum?
Tell us your story! Did 4-H make a difference in your life? Do you get together with other 4-H alumni for an annual reunion or to collaborate on local projects? Share your experiences with us and how they shaped your life by taking our alumni survey!
4-H STEM Challenge!
You’ve still got time to be part of the 4-H STEM Challenge! Order your Mars Base Camp kit with the special discount code available to Ohio 4-H families. Your kit includes a Mars poster, rover kit, coding activity and more! Register for your code today at go.osu.edu/2020ohiostemchallenge. You’ll
receive a discount on the family kit, combine it with the $5 discount at Shop4-h.org and your kit is only $7.80 + tax!
Blast-off to Mars with Ohio 4-H and join the 4-H STEM Challenge
We’re launching a trip to Mars Base Camp and want to help you get there! The 2020 4-H STEM Challenge explores sending a mission to Mars and what it takes to sustain life in space. The Mars Base Camp kit includes activities that use STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.
We want Ohio 4-H families to join in and thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation and Google, you can receive an $8 discount on the Mars Base Camp family kit. The family kit is available at shop4-h.org for $15.95, plus shipping, but with the Ohio 4-H discount and the $5 discount available on their website, your final cost is just $7.80 + tax.
Want to learn more?
- Find 4-H STEM Challenge details at https://4-h.org/parents/4-h-stem-challenge/#!2020-challenge
- Get your discount code at go.osu.edu/2020ohiostemchallenge
- Participate online with a coding challenge at Insight from Mars
And to help you on your Martian journey, the Ohio 4-H STEM Team is hosting a week of virtual, space activities from Oct. 4-10. Details at https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/4-h-science/mars-base-camp-4-h-stem-challenge . Get ready to blast-off!
Fair Pass Distribution for 2020 Junior Fair
The Clermont County Agricultural Society is hosting a modified Junior Fair this year. In an effort to limit crowd sizes, events will not be open to the general public for admission. Anyone attending the Clermont County Junior Fair this year will need to wear a wristband (no paper passes this year). Each livestock exhibitor will be issued a band and their immediate family will be given four bands. For example, a family with two livestock exhibitors will be issued six total bands. Those participating in general project judging be given two bands. One for themselves and one for a family member bringing them to project judging. Cloverbuds are not considered exhibitors and would use one of the family’s four bands. If your family needs more than four bands for immediate family members who are not exhibitors, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain your situation and how many extra bands you are requesting. Requests will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Livestock exhibitors, 4-H advisors and county breeders can pick up their bands at the Junior Fairboard office on Friday, July 24th from 5-9:00pm. General Project exhibitors can pick up their bands in the Senior Fairboard office on Friday, July 24th from 5:00-9:00pm. Wristbands must be picked up by a family representative. That person will be required to sign for the bands. Wristbands will NOT be distributed to your 4-H advisors to hand out.
The representative signing for the bands is responsible for the distribution of those bands. Wrist bands must be visible the entire week and should not be shared with other individuals. Exhibitors and spectators will not be permitted onto the fairgrounds without a wristband.
Ohio 4-H Project Showcase
We 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
We’re looking for youth Dandelion Detectives!
Dandelion 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: firstname.lastname@example.org