Clermont County Youth Represent Ohio at National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council members, Sarah Francis and Lillian Wildey, were selected as Ohio delegates to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C.  National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Sarah and Lilly participated in hands-on activities to learn about civic engagement, civic education and personal development.  They attended roundtable meetings to discuss current issues, such as Ag Challenges and Youth Policy and developed briefings to present to government agencies related to their topic.

Throughout the week, Sarah and Lilly had the chance to explore our Nation’s Capitol and pay tribute to those that fought for our freedom. They also got to see the cherry blossoms in their peak blooms!  They visited Capitol Hill and had the chance to meet with some of our Ohio legislators including Senator Rob Portman and Representatives Jim Jordan, Bill Johnson, and Brad Wenstrup.

Sarah Francis is a member of Heritage Builders 4-H Club and Lillian Wildey is a member of Buckles and Boots 4-H Club.  Congratulations, Sarah and Lillian!  We’re proud to have you represent Ohio and Clermont County 4-H!


Great Opportunity for 4-H Training (Youth & Adult)

Mark your calendars for a Multi-County 4-H Training on Thursday, February 28.  Great way for 4-H Volunteers to get their mandatory Policy 1.50 Training (two sessions offered) and youth to get their Quality Assurance Training.

Register today at:

Topics include:

  • Policy 1.50 – Two sessions offered.  Come early for the 6:30 class.
  • Livestock Updates and Quality Assurance – from Lizz Share, State Extension Specialist, 4-H/Youth Development Livestock and Food Animal Programs
  • Cloverbud Volunteer Resources
  • Poultry
  • Cake Decorating & Creative Arts
  • Teen Trips & Opportunities
  • Growing Great Qualities in Kids
  • How to Complete Your 4-H Project

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for youth and adult volunteers!

Thank You, Volunteers!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Thank you all for being key to our success.  It was a pleasure to celebrate so many wonderful individuals, members, clubs and 4-H supporters at our annual 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.  Congratulations to Sharon Francis, 4-H Volunteer of the Year and Clermont County Juvenile Court & Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, Friends of 4-H Award recipients!


We appreciate our volunteers and all they do to make Clermont County 4-H successful!




4-H Photo Contest!

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 7-13, 2018!  OSU Extension Clermont County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week  with #Clermont4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

  • Monday – 4-H Families
  • Tuesday – Leadership
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Friday – Clermont County Fair

To qualify for prizes and to make it easier for our National 4-H Week Photo Contest judge, we will create a facebook thread for each theme/day. Post your pictures in the comments of the appropriate theme/day (posted daily) with #Clermont4H.

A winner will be chosen each day and winning photos will be on display at TSC Eastgate Saturday, October 13, for customers to vote on the grand prize winner! The grand prize winner will receive a prize package valued at more than $100!  Click Here to have a club presence at Tractor Supply on October 13!




Gather Your 4-H Photos

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 7-13, 2018!  OSU Extension Clermont County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week  with #Clermont4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  (More details to come)

  • Monday – 4-H Families
  • Tuesday – Leadership
  • Wednesday – Projects
  • Thursday – 4-H Camp/Trips
  • Friday – Clermont County Fair

Congratulations to Clermont County’s Teen Leaders

We are pleased to announce Sarah Francis, Maddie Hill and Lillian Wildey as 2018-19 Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council members!

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success.  Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program.  Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction. Their term will run from September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019.

Congratulations Sarah, Maddie and Lillian!

Thank you to Elise Bezold, Sarah Francis, Maddie Hill and Jetta McCart for representing Clermont County as 2017-18 TLC Members.

Apply now for 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC)

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member are now available online at: Please note applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation) are due (not postmarked; received!) by Friday, August 10, 2018.  The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019.

Following are highlights and responsibilities of the council:

  • Age: Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer.
  • Number of Meetings/Events: See the program structure outline on the application for specific numbers of meetings and events. Members are required to attend at least 75% of meetings and events.
    • Working Events: Members are required to work a number of statewide events at the Ohio State Fair, and elsewhere throughout the state (Farm Science Review, Legislative Luncheon, etc.).  Each level of membership differs in the number of events that are required.  See the program structure for more information.
  • Location of meetings: Meetings are typically held at the Ohio 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio, but there are occasionally instances when they are held elsewhere due to events on Ohio State’s Campus.  In these instances, meetings may be held at locations close to campus.  Refer to the application for the locations for the 2018-2019 year.  Members will be notified prior to the location change.
  • Additional Opportunities: Depending on the level of involvement, council members have the option to apply for additional opportunities including the National 4-H Conference, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, and other opportunities that may arise.



Reserve Your Spot for the LOOK Leadership Program

Registration is currently open for the LOOK (Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge) to Clermont Youth Leadership Program for the 2018-19 school year.  Clermont County High School students may register by contacting OSU Extension Clermont County or by seeing their school guidance counselor.

The LOOK to Clermont youth leadership program is managed by OSU Extension Clermont County in partnership with UC Clermont College.  Students are eligible to earn college credit through the Ohio State University.  The LOOK program is a series of classroom and practical learning experiences designed to develop and enhance leadership skills and potential, as well as increase awareness of critical issues in Clermont County such as community development. Participants also complete a group leadership project that benefits the community.

LOOK Enrollment Form 2018

LOOK Brochure

LOOK to Clermont Graduates 2017-18 Class

This school year, fourteen juniors and seniors from Clermont County schools met one day each month to develop their leadership skills, learn more about the county and meet with community leaders. During the course of the LOOK to Clermont program, they also worked on two projects to benefit their schools and communities. OSU Extension Clermont County and University of Cincinnati Clermont College are proud to collaborate on this program and offer college credit for it. The LOOK to Clermont program is focused around three pillars: place-based education, leadership development and service learning. With many years of success, the program continues to live by the motto, “Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today”.


Congratulations to the 2017-2018 LOOK to Clermont class: 

Avery Amundson, Goshen

Tristan Collins, Loveland

Peyton Fisher, Williamsburg

Sarah Francis, CNE/Homeschool

Rachel Gastrich, New Richmond

Colton Geary, Goshen

Bethany Gilkison, Live Oaks

Jared Hamilton, Felicity

Micah Hicks, Loveland

Alexander Mason, Loveland

Melanie Matheney, New Richmond

Reagan Papadatos, Bethel

Kaitlyn Sharp, Felicity

Lauren Smith, Goshen

New Teen Opportunity: 4HEYA

Check out this new teen opportunity for 2018—the 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2018.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 10 or July 19)
    • Events-Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • Questions? Contact Kayla ( or Hannah (