LOOK to Greene Youth Leadership Program- Enrollment Now Open

Do you know a motivated and mature high school student that is academically strong who would like to explore topics such as leadership? If yes or even maybe, LOOK: Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge may be for them.  View the recruitment flyer by clicking here.

Enrollment is now open!

This program is geared to juniors and seniors in high school for the 2019-2020 school year.

This form needs filled out and turned into our office if interested.  Students should talk with their school counselors to complete this.

Multi-Cooker Program

Trying to keep up with our fast and busy lifestyles, it is hard to get healthy meals on the dinner table. Cooking under pressure is an interactive cooking school that will give you motivation and resources to meet the challenge.

When: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: $15.00 per person
Where: Greene County Extension office, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia

Click on the registration form below.

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Furlough Resources for Families

Here is a link for several resources to review especially if your income has been interrupted.

As the shutdown of the federal government continues, eXtension Financial Security for All Community of Practices has compiled this list of resources.  There are several articles, websites, blogs, and webinars.

Please share with all who are in this situation.

Click here.

Project Greene Teacher Save the Date!

4-H Project Greene Teacher is a school garden program for afterschool personnel, educators, and others who are actively engaged in or would like to learn more about gardening as a way for others to learn.

Project Greene Teacher is a program led and facilitated by Ohio State University Extension personnel in Greene County, in collaboration with community partners, and others committed to community gardens.

Gardening with youth has show significant impacts in the classroom including better test scores, increase interest to learn, and nutrition awareness.

This is a three-day program that will culminate with a certificate and the potential to earn up to 22 contact hours.


June 18th- June 20th, 2019

OSU Extension Greene County

$150 for Three Days

Register online at: go.osu.edu/pgtgco2019

Space is limited.  For more information or if paying by purchase order, please contact the office.


Questions?  Interested in getting involved in this great new program that will be offered in 2019?  Contact: Email or call 937-372-9971

Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, corboy.3@osu.edu, ext. 114

Kim Hupman, Horticulture Program Assistant, hupman.5@osu.edu, ext. 128

Rebecca Supinger, 4-H Educator, supinger.5@osu.edu, ext. 113

Fall Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members and caregivers.


Session #1 – Living Well with Diabetes

Session #2 – Carbohydrates  & Sweetners

Session #3 – Fats and Sodium

Session #4 – Putting It All Together


Fall Workshop

  • October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2018
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • $35.00 per particpant for all four sessions
  • Buckeye Room
    (Greene County Extension Office)

100 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385

For more information contact:
Brenda Sandman-Stover
937-372-9971, ext. 116

Please register online at:


Click here to download flyer.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Interested in taking a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training?

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $10.00 per person (includes workbook and lunch)

Where: OSU, Greene County Extension Office, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia

To register please go to this link: go.osu.edu/MentalHealthFA

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911.

Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them.

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-­step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care.

Anyone, ages 18 and over, can take the 8-­hour Mental Health First Aid ® or Youth Mental Health First Aid course and receive a 3 year certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, and strengthen your community.

OSU Extension MHFA Team Members who will be teaching:
Jami Dellifield, Hardin County, dellifield.2@osu.edu
Amanda Raines, Hardin County, raines.74@osu.edu

If you have questions, please call 937-372-9971 or email Brenda at sandman-stover.1@osu.edu

Greene Giving Gift to OSU Extension

We can’t thank Greene Giving enough!   We attended their annual luncheon.  At the luncheon, OSU Extension was awarded $1,000 to implement the LOOK to Greene Youth Leadership Program for the 2018-2019 school year.  We are so thankful for their generosity.

OSU Extension is excited to work with 19 high school juniors and seniors from around the county learning about leadership, service learning, and this great county.

Thank you to Greene Giving!

Greene County Food and Fashion Board

The Greene County 4-H Food and Fashion Board is seeking new members. If you are interested in helping newer 4-H members with their nutrition and sewing projects, this committee is for you.

1. Applicants must be in grades 7-12th. A total of eight members will selected each year to join.
2. Applicants must have completed a sewing, nutrition, or related project in previous years.
3. Applicants must enroll in a sewing, nutrition, or related project for the upcoming year.
4. Applicants will be interviewed by FCS Educator and 4-H/FCS Program Assistant.
5. Application must be completed in blue or black ink or typed.

1. Members are asked to attend four meetings and two clinics.
2. Members are asked to complete 4-H projects:
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3. Work at pre-fair judging.
4. Work at fair with style revue, baking contest, and open modeling contest.

Download registration form here.

Spring Dining with Diabetes

‘Dining with Diabetes’ Program on May 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2018.   

If you’re among the 800,000 Ohioans diagnosed with diabetes — or if you suspect you may be one of the estimated 200,000 who has diabetes but doesn’t know it — make plans to attend “Dining with Diabetes.”


Greene County Extension is presenting this three-session class, held at 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. on May 2, 9, 23 and 30 at the Extension office, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio.  Melanie Hart, Family and Consumer Educator, and by Tonya Lively, Registered Dietitian, from the Greene County Public Health will lead the sessions.


Participants will learn about signs of diabetes and possible complications, and ways they can manage the condition, including simple steps to control portions and the importance of getting regular exercise. In addition, the presentations will include a healthy food cooking demonstration each week, food tastings, and additional recipes.


The Dining with Diabetes program is $35.00 per person, but seating is limited, so participants are asked to sign up by April 26th, by contacting the OSU Extension office at 937-372-9971 ext. 112 or ext. 116 or hart.382 @osu.edu or sandman-stover.1@osu.edu.


Download the registration form here.