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

Register NOW for 2021 4-H Volunteer Training

Volunteers must register for training by 11:59pm, February 7!

Returning 4-H volunteers are invited to attend our virtual volunteer trainings.  As a reminder, all volunteers must complete at least one of the live training sessions OR complete the approved online training by March 1, in order to maintain their volunteer status.  The dates and details for each training are listed below.

  • 4-H Volunteer Training
    Thursday, February 11, at 10:00 a.m.

    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club resources and Policy 1.50.
    Click here to register
  • 4-H Volunteer Training
    Thursday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m.

    Topics include: 4-HOnline 2.0, club resources and Policy 1.50.
    Click here to register
  • Cloverbud Volunteer Training
    Tuesday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m.

    Topics include: Cloverbuds and Policy 1.50
    Click here to register here
  • Approved Online Training (pre-recorded modules)
    Complete anytime before March 1
    Click here for instructions

New Volunteers are required to attend a New Volunteer Orientation.  They can attend either the live session scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 or complete the approve online orientation.

  • New Volunteer Orientation
    Wednesday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m. 
    Topics include: About 4-H, Volunteerism, Club Management, Working with Youth, and Risk Management
    Click here to register here
  • Approved Online New Volunteer Orientation (pre-recorded modules)
    Complete anytime before March 1
    Click here for instructions

Hands to Larger Service

If your 4-H Club or FFA Chapter is looking for service hours, here’s a great opportunity…

Volunteers are invited to help with riparian plantings along the banks of the East Fork LMR on Saturday, April 6th (from 10:00 a.m.-Noon) to support recent dam removal restoration activities.  Lunch will be provided.  This will be a fun morning!

Register Here

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!




You’re the key…

We’re excited to come together next week to celebrate our accomplishments and those who make it all possible!  Don’t forget to be key in helping others.  We’re collecting donations from the four H’s to support under-served youth in our community.



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 (

We Love our Volunteers!

4-H Volunteers, Cloverbud Volunteers and New Volunteers having fun at training…snowball fights, making slime and receiving 2018 updates.  We appreciate all you do and are looking forward to a great 2018 4-H Year!



Volunteer Training Opportunity!

Thank you to all of our 4-H Volunteers who have made it to a training/orientation or reviewed the training modules online.  For volunteers that still need training, join us on February 22, at Warren County Career Center for the multi-county training with guest speakers from the state office.  Bring your club officers along, as collegiate 4-H will be hosting an officer training.  Click to register.  


4-H Volunteer Training offered Online

4-H volunteers with two previous, continuous years of volunteer experience (2016 and 2017) may complete their required training online!

About the Online Training

  • Completed online through 4HOnline (software we use for enrollment)
  • Please plan 90—120 minutes. The time needed will vary by person. The training does not need to be done in one sitting – you may leave the training at the end of any module.  It is not recommended to leave mid-module.  Firefox is required to run the training modules.
  • To meet the training requirements you must complete three modules
    1. Year 1 OSU Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Neglect Training
    2. OSU Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Neglect Quiz
    3. Any additional module of your choice (8 Key Elements, Club Financials, Club Structure, Membership, Name & Emblem or Mission, Vision and Values)
  • Click here for the online training instructions.