Registration for the 2024 Small Farm Financial Management College is open!

Learning to manage your farm like a business can help you to be more profitable! Join us for the 2024 Small Farm Financial Management College. Complete your registration here. 

This course is designed to help landowners examine potential ways to increase profits on their properties. The program is open to all new or aspiring farmers, new rural landowners, small farmers, and farm families looking for new ideas.
During this college, participants will be challenged to develop realistic expectations for their new farm business. They will receive information on getting started, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their property, and developing a farm business plan. Information on farm finances, insurance, liability, labor, and marketing will be covered during the college.
This program can qualify attendees for the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program.


Small Farm Financial Management College Syllabus

Session I – Getting Started on Your New Farm Business
Presenters: Pam Bennett and Marina Miquilini, OSU Extension
* Developing real-life expectations for your farm.
* Assessing your property and resources.
* Developing a farm business plan, including setting your family and farm mission, goals and objectives.
* Understanding farm business structures.
Session II – You Can’t Measure What You Don’t Track. Farm Recordkeeping, Budgets and Taxes 
Presenter: Greg Meyer, OSU Extension
* Recordkeeping for farm businesses.
* Using enterprise budgets to project farm income.
* Developing cost of production projections.
* Introduction to farm taxes.
Session III – Money, Money, Money! Managing your Small Farm’s Finances
Presenter: Eric Richer, OSU Extension
* Developing a family and farm balance sheet.
* Developing financial statements including cash flow and income statements.
* Managing family and farm income and expenses.
Session IV – The Legal Side of Farm Financial Management
Presenter: Peg Hall, OSU Extension
* Legal instruments for farm financing.
* Loan options for small farms.
* Farm leases and contracts.
* Overview of risks on the farm.
* Liability insurance needs for small farms.

Fair Entry is Open

All Junior Fair livestock exhibitors will complete their livestock entries online. This help sheet will guide you through the process. Please read the entire guide before attempting to make your entry to ensure the process is done correctly.

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Pre-fair Judging is Open

If you are taking a non-livestock project/special interest the following pertains to the 4-H member:

General Project Judging consists of a one-on-one interview with a project judge.  Members will have 10 minutes to share their 4-H project with a judge, answer a few questions about what they learned and their display, and receive feedback regarding his/her project.  Those who participate in General Project judging have an opportunity to receive awards for placing 1st – 5th and be selected to represent Greene County at the Ohio State Fair.

Please use the links below to sign up for judging.

July 9, 2024: REGISTRATION

  • Dogs,
  • Cats
  • STEM projects
  • Natural Resources
  • Shooting Sports

July 10, 2024: REGISTRATION

  • Health
  • Self-determined
  • Leadership
  • Clothing
  • Food and nutrition
  • Woodworking
  • Photography

Join Our Team as an ANR Program Assistant

Check out the description below for position highlights and how to apply

Position highlights:

The primary role of the program assistant in Greene County is to provide participants and stakeholders with research-backed information that will better their lives.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Provide program coordination for the Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) program
  • serve as the first point of contact for homeowner horticulture questions and provide leadership to the MGV Hotline.
  • Assist with ANR program activities by supporting, planning, organizing, and conducting ANR programs, helping to develop educational materials, presentations, and resources, assisting local research, and providing administrative support.
  • Assisting in identifying community needs and providing information or programming to address them.
  • Leading programs consistent with the AA/EEO policy of OSU Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

How to Apply:

Visit: and search for job #R105235 Extension Educators Coordinator 3 to view the complete position description and to apply. Note position is 32 hours/week

Application Deadline is July 7, 2024


Greene County 4-H Camp Registration Open

Online registration is open.

Anchors Away at Greene County 4-H Camp is Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 7. Cost is$275,00 per camper, some activities are extra.


Artventure Cloverbud Day Camp is Wednesday, June 5. Cost is $50.00 per camper.