Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

The Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium takes place at the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, including the youth program, on Dec. 13 and 14. A celebration of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s 70th Anniversary also will take place. A youth discount is being offered (youth ages 12 and under are free, youth ages 13 – 22 are $25.00), these prices reflect the 2 day registration

Friday speakers at the event will include Sandi Brock, Commercial sheep producer and face of “Sheepishly Me- Adventures in Sheep Farming” on social media and YouTube, of Shepherd Creek Farms in Ontario, Canada; Cameron Lauwers — a first generation sheep producer and fourth generation farmer from Capac, Michigan who runs 600 ewes in a mostly housed accelerated lambing system; and Dr. Luciana da Costa, DVM of the OSU Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicines, who will be sharing her expertise on mammary health and mastitis. On Saturday additional speakers including John Foltz, Ohio State Animal Sciences chair and Lee Fitzsimmons, from Wayne Savings Community Bank.

Online registration link for BSS http://www.ohiosheep.org/osia-programs.html#symposium


4-H Family Guide

It is not too early to start thinking about what project(s) you would like to take in 4-H for next year.  Here is the updated 2020 Family Guide.  We will have copies in the office on Thursday, October 24.  

We are looking for new members to join Greene County 4-H.  Please share with them our contact information so we can help find the perfect club for them.  Our club list is updated and ready to go!

National 4-H Week Photo Contest

It is National 4-H Week!

Share your 4-H photos in celebration of National 4-H Week October 6-12, 2019!  OSU Extension Greene County is hosting a Facebook Photo Contest.  Share a different photo(s) each day of the week with #greeneco4H for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

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

To qualify for prizes and to make it easier for our daily 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 #greeneco4-H. For every submission except Thursday, only current photos from 2019 will be considered for prizes.

A winner will be chosen each day and the five daily winners will be posted on facebook for fans to vote on the top, grand prize winner!

2019 Greene County Livestock Sale Checks


2019 Greene County Livestock Premium sale checks will be available for pick up starting this Monday, October 7th. You may pick up livestock sale checks during regular business hours of 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Monday through Friday in the Administration Building.
Checks will also be available in the evenings on Monday, October 21st from 6 PM – 9 PM.
We will require checks to be signed when picked up. Checks can ONLY be picked up by the exhibitor or their parent/guardian.
We do have a few buyers who have yet to pay. Exhibitors have the option of paying the portion the buyer has not paid to receive their check or can wait to pick up their check after their buyer has paid (Parents of the exhibitors of unpaid buyers have been notified via email regarding unpaid buyers). If you did not receive an email in the last few days your exhibitor’s buyers are all paid.
Sarah Young and Mark Everman

Webinar for National 4-H Teen Opportunities


Webinar for Teens: National 4-H Opportunities

October 6, 2019, 8:00pm Eastern

Pre-register here: http://go.osu.edu/TeensStatewide

Join 4-H teen leaders from across the US in learning about opportunities to pursue national experiences in 4-H! During this webinar, leaders of national 4-H opportunities will share about programs available for teenage 4-H members, including National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus, the national summit series (AgriScience, Healthy Living, Photography, and STEM/Maker), the Youth in Action Awards, and the National 4-H Youth Advisory Committee. Hear about program highlights and have a chance to ask questions.

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom and is coordinated by nationwide 4-H faculty and staff dedicated to teen leadership topics. Future webinars will aim to connect 4-H teen leaders from across the country to share about other opportunities for teens and to build connections. If you are unable to attend, you are encouraged to register anyway to be notified about future webinars and to provide input on future webinar topics.

Questions can be directed to Kayla Oberstadt Oberstadt.1@osu.edu


Beef DNA/EID Tags- 2020

The Ohio State Fair requires all market beef entered in the 2020 Ohio State Fair to have individual DNA samples taken from each animal that may potentially be entered. These DNA samples must be in the possession of the Ohio State Fair by January 15.

Attached is a document containing sample collection instructions. Please read the attached instructions that will be a part of each sample collection kit, and contact Stacey French, Agricultural Department at the Ohio State Fair, if you have any questions. Stacey’s email is S.French@expo.ohio.gov.

NO requests for tags/kits will be taken after January 8th and requests MUST be in writing via email to Stacey French

Also note that youth showing at any of the BEST sanctioned shows must have EID tags in their calves prior to the first show in which they exhibit. BEST shows prior to the January 15 deadline to submit samples to OSF include: Heart of It All, AGR Holiday Classic, and Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown.



Calling all 4-H Bakers

National Cookie Month takes place each October, and we want to celebrate! We know there are countless amateur (and professional!) 4-H youth and adult bakers out there who have perfected their cookie recipe, and we’re hoping you’ll share it with us. Please send us your best cookie recipe by September 25th to be included in a digital cookbook that we’ll share with our email subscribers, online shop visitors, and social media fans.

Please email hello@shop4-H.org with the recipe, your name, your state, and the name of your 4-H club (if applicable).

Bonus points if you send a photo of the cookies and/or a photo of you that we can use!