Cincinnati Buckeye Run 9/29/19

Join with us and celebrate Hamilton County 4-H at our annual Cincinnati Buckeye Run, Supported by  The KinderGarden School and Spring Grove Cemetery.

Proceeds from this race benefit Hamilton County 4-H and our efforts to provide positive youth development through community clubs, school based initiatives, after-school programs and SPIN clubs.

Hamilton County 4-H has:

  • Served nearly 4,000 youth, representing a diverse cross section of Hamilton County.
  • Partnered with 50 classrooms for ChickQuest, and 4 school gardens thanks to the generous support of the L&L Nippert Cheritable Trust.
  • Continued serving more than 600 youth through our innovative 4-H Agri-Science in the City Program in partnership Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill.
  • Provided more than 150 youth with the chance to exhibit their 4-H projects at the Hamilton County Community Fair. Projects included robotics, nutrition, photography, vegetable gardening, animal husbandry and leadership.

Show your support by registering for the Cincinnati Buckeye Run, today!
You can also help us advertise, sign up as a volunteer, vendor or donate to our efforts.

Race Day Information:

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2018
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Check-in: 8:00AM-9:00AM
Runners Start: 9:00AM
Walkers Start: 9:15AM
Course Description: Course consists of blacktop and pavement
Healthy snacks will be served from 8:00AM-11:00AM

Registration opens August 15th!
$8 for 4-H Families ($5 registration + $3 fee).
$34.10 for Community Members ($30 registration + $4.10 fee).

Register Here

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Hamilton County 4-H is Seeking Feedback

As a high quality youth development program of The Ohio State University, College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Hamilton County 4-H strives to “make the best better.” To achieve this national goal we continually seeks feedback from our community partners (including teachers), members, advisors and families to help us on our journey to excellence.

If you or your organization have participated in a Hamilton County 4-H program in the last year, or you are interested in having 4-H participate this year, we invite you to complete this short survey. Your responses are kept private and will help us as we re-evaluate our programs for the 2019-2020 4-H year.

To complete the survey visit:

If your survey link doesn’t work:

A Successful Fair

Dear 4-H Members, Families and Friends,

There are too many people to thank! This year’s fair was a huge success. The 4-H members had an awesome time, they learned a lot and they all do so under the blazing hot sun. I can’t name every person who needs thanks, but the Community Fair Board members should be commended for their flawless efforts to put on an independent fair! The Species Superintendents should be praised for their hard work ensuring that the needs of the youth and animals were met. The general volunteers who showed up in times of crisis should be thanks for their bravery and selfless acts of compassion. Finally, thank you to Stricker’s Grove for their generosity and use of their facilities.

Thank you all so much for everything you’ve done, continue to do and will do in the future!

On the last day of the fair we were fortunate enough to have a drone flyover, showcasing the fair in all it’s majesty. I encourage you to check out some of the highlights from the flyover. You might see the fair in a whole new light!

Again, thank you all for everything! You’re all amazing rock stars!

Tony Staubach

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development


One Day Left for the Hamilton County 4-H Community Fair

Dear 4-H Members, Families, and Friends,

Today is the last day for the 2019 Hamilton County 4-H Community Fair. This years fair has been full of excitement, positive youth development and unforgettable moments. As we open the fair today, I hope you remember that all of this is for the benefit of our county youth.

Hamilton County 4-H is for everyone! Through our school programs we reach new audiences every day, through our club based program we protect our legacy and through our special programs we reinforce our commitment to the nearly 200,000 youth of Hamilton County.

While the numbers are still being crunched, we have seen a significant increase in attendance at this years fair, which serves as an excellent tribute to the hard work of our volunteers. 4-H cannot exist without volunteers. We have over 50 registered volunteers and each of them deserves accolades for their hard work this week. From our club advisors to our species superintendents and back to our project specific volunteers I have to say, thank you. You are making the world a better place and certainly exemplify the mission of 4-H.

Hamilton County 4-H can always use more Volunteers. Volunteers are needed to start new clubs in every community in Cincinnati and throughout Hamilton County. Volunteers are needed to serve as experts as youth complete their projects. Volunteers are needed to help get out the word about 4-H. Every person who shares a post or donated to this cause must be recognized for their efforts to serve 4-H.

Like all public programs Hamilton County 4-H cannot exist without the generous support of our funders. Thanks to the allocation from the Hamilton County Commissioners we are able to unlock the cost share from the USDA to support our 4-H Educator Position. Thanks to the support of the State of Ohio Legislature we are able to support of full time Program Assistant to run our flagship 4-H AgriScience in the City Program at Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill. Thanks to the L&L Nippert Chertiable Trust we are able to engage nearly 3,000 youth in the ChickQuest program and thanks to the Ohio4-H foundation we are able to expand our reach to more youth, county wide. But a huge thanks must be given to Col. David and Dr. Nancy Bull for their generous matching gift challenge for our endowment. The Bull’s gift serves as a match, dollar for dollar their gift will help us reach our $100,000 goal.

Finally, just because the fair is almost over, doesn’t mean the 4-H fun is stopping. On September 29th we will host our annual 4-H Fun Run and Walk. Thanks to The KinderGarden School and Spring Grove Cemetery, this year’s registration is free but a suggested donation of $30 is definitely appreciated. We also need volunteers to help make this event happen.

If you’re looking to volunteer for Hamilton County 4-H visit : or email:

If you’re looking to join Hamilton County 4-H visit:

If you’re looking to register for the Hamilton County 4-H Fun Run and Walk visit:

If you’re looking to donate to Hamilton County 4-H:

To learn more about the Hamilton County 4-H Community Fair Visit:

Tony Staubach
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development