In person 4-H Programming Message

To Our 4-H Families:


As you know, COVID-19 is on the rise in Ohio and because 4-H’ers pledge their health to better living, we must do our part to not contribute to its spread. Ohio 4-H is a part of a land-grant academic institution; we follow science and  model what the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and other experts stress is important in addressing this virus. As a result, in an effort to keep our 4-H families, volunteers, and communities safe, effective December 7, 2020, all 4-H meetings and events are to be canceled, postponed, or held virtually until January 15, 2021.


All 4-H volunteers are expected to follow these guidelines regarding 4-H meetings and events. Volunteers who are not in compliance and hold in-person 4-H events and activities will receive a first warning. A second incident disregarding our effort to protect the health, safety and well-being of members, families and communities will result in immediate termination of volunteer status.


The Ohio Public Health Advisory System indicates the status of counties based on a color-coded system. If a county is purple or approaching purple, OSU Extension offices will be closed and employees will be working virtually. If a county is red, OSU Extension offices will be staffed by appointment only. You will need to call in advance to schedule a time to go to the office. Please note there may be additional guidelines from county health departments.


We are incredibly proud of the efforts of our 4-H youth and volunteers who remain committed to making the best better and look forward to the time when we can safely meet together.


Yours in service to 4-H,

Kirk Bloir

State 4-H Leader

Assistant Director, OSU Extension

2020 Impacts & Opportunities

Invite to Impact and Opportunities

We are inviting you to join us on Friday December 18, 2020 at 9 AM for a Zoom meeting about the Impacts & Opportunities of Greene County.  Attendees will see what we have accomplished this year, where we are headed, and connect with the Extension Professional that impacts them the most for feedback and input.  We would love your help, so please put it on your calendar today and join us at:  Password: OSUE

December 2020 4-H Greene Clover Newsletter


Please take time to review the latest December 2020 4-H Greene Clover newsletter.


We have updated a lot of information including information about including information on 4-H Online enrollment, required volunteer training (starting this week!), financial summary reminder, teen trip and scholarship application, and camp update.


Don’t forget to download the 4-H Now App for the latest info too!


I am also attaching the newsletter to the email if that is easier to read.


Our latest newsletter, Greene Clover, is posted on our website.  Please review and share with all.


Thank you!  As always, please let Brenda or I know if you have any questions or concerns.


Thanks and have a great snowy day!





December Newsletter

Farmer and Farmland Owner Income Tax Webinars

The Ag Tax Issues Webinar scheduled for December 18th is an intermediate-level course for tax preparers whose clients include farmers and rural landowners. Farmers who prepare and file their own taxes will also benefit from this more in-depth webinar.

Are you getting the most from your tax return? Farmers and farmland owners who wish to increase their tax knowledge should consider attending this webinar that will address tax issues specific to this industry. Content focuses on important tax issues and will offer insight into new COVID related legislation.

Mark your calendars for December 3rd, 2020 to participate in this live webinar from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event is a joint offering from OSU Income Tax Schools which are a part of OSU Extension and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Purdue University Income Tax Schools.  If you are not able to attend the live webinar, all registered participants will receive a link to view the recorded webinar at a time of their convenience. This link will be available through the tax filing season.

The two-hour program is targeted towards owners who file their own farm taxes or simply wish to arm themselves with more tax information that will help them to better plan for tax filing.

Topics to be discussed during the webinar include:

  • Tax Issues related to COVID-related legislations including tax credits, PPP loans, EIDL loans etc.
  • New 1099-Misc and 1099-NEC
  • Tax planning in an unusual year: prevented planting crop insurance indemnity payments, Revenue Crop Insurance Payments, CFAP payments, etc.
  • Like Kind Exchanges (farm machinery and equipment no longer are eligible for this provision – this is a significant change), how this change may affect state income tax and how this change may affect your Social Security credits and eventual payments
  • Qualified Business Income Deduction, sales to cooperatives, lease income
  • Other topics

The cost for the webinar is $35. To register, go to  For more information, contact Julie Strawser at or call the OSU Extension Farm Office at 614-292-2433.

Agricultural & Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar

Barry Ward, Director, OSU Income Tax Schools

Julie Strawser, OSU Income Tax Schools

Tax practitioners, farmers and farmland owners are encouraged to connect to the Agricultural and Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar (via Zoom) on Dec. 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Ohio State University Income Tax Schools.

The webinar focuses on issues specific to farm tax returns related to agriculture and natural resources and will highlight timely topics and new regulations related to COVID-related legislation.

The program is an intermediate-level course for tax preparers whose clients include farmers and rural landowners. Farmers who prepare and file their own taxes will also benefit from the webinar.

Tentative topics to be covered during the Ag Tax Issues webinar include:

The Impact of New Legislation on Farmers

Depreciation of Farm Assets

Farm or Ranch Employer-Provided Meals and Lodging

Tax Issues for Family-Owned Farms

Family Farm Special Use Valuation

Self-Employment Tax on Agricultural Income

Like-Kind Exchange Issues Impacting Farmers

Getting Out of the Business of Farming

Retirement & Social Security Concerns for Farmers

Form 4797, Sale of Business Property

Qualified Business Income Tax Issues for Farmers

Tax Issues Arising Upon the Death of a Farmer

Current Uniform Capitalization Rules for Orchards and Vineyards

The cost for the one-day school is $150, and applications have been made for the following continuing education credits:

  • Accountancy Board of Ohio, CPAs (6 hours)
  • Office of Professional Responsibility, IRS (6 hours)
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, Attorneys (5.25 hours)

Registration includes the Agricultural Tax Issues Workbook. The deadline to register is Dec. 8 to ensure participants will receive the workbook in the mail before the workshop. The live webinar will also feature options for interaction and the ability to ask questions about the presented material.

More information on the workshop, including how to register, can be found at

Contact Barry Ward at 614-688-3959, or Julie Strawser at 614-292-2433, with questions.


Ohio 4-H Foundation Board: Teen Member

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is looking for the next teen representative to serve on the board of trustees for a two-year term. We are looking for strong leaders between the age of 14-18 as of January 1. The application can be found here by clicking here.  The deadline for submissions is December 14th.

We would love to see some Greene County applications!

Reminder: Pick Up Livestock Checks

Just a reminder that if you haven’t pick up livestock sale checks, please do so soon.  Their hours are as follows:

Closed Monday

Open Tuesday 8:30-12:30

Open Wednesday Noon-4:00

Open Thursday 8:30-12:30

Open Friday 8:30-12:30


For questions, please call 937-372-8621.  Remember your mask when picking up checks.

Greene County Local Food Council Meeting – 11/23

Interested in Local Foods?

Our next Food Council meeting will be next Monday, November 23 at 2 p.m. We will be meeting via zoom and the connection details are below. Please feel free to invite others that may be interested.


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Password: OSUE

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Thank you!

Thank you to those who have connected their Kroger Plus card to support the Greene County 4-H. Kroger donates a portion of what you spend at Kroger back to our organization and this is no additional cost to you as a Kroger customer!
If you are not connected to another organization and shop at Kroger, connect your Kroger Plus card at any time so that the Greene County 4-H earns funds to help them with their events, programs, and more!