Poultry Workshop Coming

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District will bring a workshop called:   A Homeowners Series on Raising a Healthy and Safe Flock

Date: April 4 and 11, 2019

Time:  6-8:30 p.m.

Topics discussed:  Health, Biosecurity, Veterinary Medicine, Bird Selection, Bird Housing, Manure Management, and Nutrition

More details to follow.

Contact  www.hcswcd.org  to register

Sponsors include:  Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Hamilton County Farm Bureau, and OSU Extension, Hamilton County 4-H

ChickQuest is coming!

ChickQuest 2019 is back for another year as OSU Extension, Hamilton County gears up to bring the science of the life cycle into the classroom for participating Hamilton County Schools.

Registration is underway, and training sessions are scheduled for:

Tuesday, February 12    4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26    4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2          4:00 p.m.

All trainings will be held at the Hamilton County Extension Office:  4210 Dane Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45223

ChickQuest is a 4-H School Enrichment program that challenges youth to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities create curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.

Thanks to the generous support of L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation and the Ohio 4-H Foundation, grants have been provided to make this program possible.

To sign up:


New face at Hamilton County Extension

Emily Masters Kahrs, is the new Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development

We welcome Emily Masters Kahrs.

Emily graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Agricultural Communication.  Her career path has included:  TV news, public relations and marketing, print reporting, publicist work, digital content strategy, and most recently, teaching.  Emily taught English to adult learners from many different countries, headed up a senior citizen refugee program, and taught citizenship, which many of her students attained as a result of her class. Last year, Emily accepted a long-term substitute teacher position for a third grade teacher and did that until coming to us, in Hamilton County.

Emily herself was an FFA and  11 year 4-H member who exhibited market lambs and took a variety of general projects.  She now assists her two children, Evan and Karrigan, who are active in 4-H, in Warren County.  “I am looking forward to working with the youth in Hamilton County and growing 4-H in diverse communities,” she said.  “It’s exciting all of the opportunity, education, and fun that awaits.”

Emily can be reached at kahrs.7@osu.edu or (513) 946-8975