Cooking Matters- Free Cooking Classes

May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, Final Class TBD

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Greenfield Area

Christian Center

912 N 5th St.,

Greenfield, Ohio 45123


Cooking Classes

You prepare new recipes each week, sample what is prepared, healthy food tips for you and your family, Take home groceries to practice with your family. Classes are provided at no cost, but please plan to attend all 6 sessions. Advice on making healthy choices on a limited budget.

For additional information on classes or to register contact the OSU Extension Highland County, 937-393-1918.


Morgan Campbell, OR Leeann McKamey,

Twisted X Celebrated the Launch of their New 4-H Collection – Along with Contest!!

Twisted X footwear proudly supports 4‑H youth and their strong commitment to environmental stewardship this April in honor of Earth Day. Encourage 4‑H’ers to share their love of the land on Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok using the hashtags #TwistedXEarthDay and #LoveoftheLand, and they will be entered for a chance to win free footwear from the Twisted X 4‑H Collection. For more information, check out:

Healthy Living & Safety Officer Boot Camp 2024- Adena

When is it?

      - Saturday April 27, 2024  from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the PACCAR Center in Chillicothe


What will 4-Hers get?

      - Take away material for club meetings/speaking contest

      - Have hands on experiences with Health Professionals

      - Digital Literacy and Sources for Demonstrations

      - Some Career Awareness


How is it different than officer training?

      - More specific information

      - Health and Safety explored more in depth

      - Prep to give club presentations on specific content

Click To Register


4-H Hit Me with Your Best Shot Photo Contest Rules & Submission Guidelines

4-H Hit Me with Your Best Shot Photo Contest Rules & Submission Guidelines  

DEADLINE – MAY 1ST, 2024 AT 11:59 PM


4-H challenges youth to submit their best shot

March 2024

This latest photography challenge, sponsored by Minnesota 4-H, is open to youth across the Midwest. Youth are encouraged to use their photography skills and creativity to capture their best shot.

Youth as young as kindergarten are welcome to join the challenge. This is a great first experience for people who are new to 4-H. Learn more and register for the “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” photo contest on the Minnesota 4-H photography webpage: 4-H Hit Me with Your Best Shot Photo Contest | UMN Extension

Once registered for the challenge, youth can experiment with photography elements to create stunning photographs. On-demand lessons are available on the Minnesota 4-H photography project page, including how angles, light and composition to enhance your photography. 

Youth may submit their favorite photo (with no or minimal editing) with up to three sentences of why it’s special to them. Deadline to submit an image is 11:59 p.m. (CST) on May 1, 2024. Volunteer 4-H photography judges will review all submissions, provide feedback and select the top images for special awards. All submissions will be entered into a prize drawing. Submitted images will be featured in a digital slideshow shared with participants and posted on Minnesota 4-H’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

4-H photography is a youth development offering of the University of Minnesota Extension. Learn more at:


For more news from U of M Extension, visit or contact Extension Communications at University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Submit your best photo and two sentences describing why it’s special to you to

Contest Entry Form 



2024 Ohio Dairy Palooza

2024 Ohio Dairy Palooza

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm; Registration begins at 8:00am

Where: Mahoning County at the Canfield Fairgrounds

7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield 44406

Enter in Gate 9 of the fairgrounds


Pre-Registration due by April 5, 2024

Join us for a day filled with hands-on learning,

quality assurance sessions, and so much more!

 What to Expect:

  • Hands-on learning with dairy cattle
  • Quality Assurance sessions
  • Special sessions for Cloverbuds, adults, and everyone in between
  • Dairy Cattle Showmanship and fitting demonstrations
  • And new this year, sessions on Dairy Beef Feeders (Nutrition & Fitting)

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in dairy cow projects! 

See you there for a day of fun, education, and lots of moo-vement!

Registration Information:

  • Registration is $10 per person through April 5th
  • Registrations after April 5th will be $15 per person including walk-in registrations the day of the event.
  • Pre-registration due by April 5, 2024 (must be postmarked by April 5, 2024)
  • To register, go to
  • Print, complete, and send in your registration form and registration fee to:
    • DairyPalooza

c/o Lisa Gress

9010 Critchfield Road

Shreve, OH 44676

4-H Event Youth Assistant Program Application Available Now!!

4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)

Additional Information 


  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation. Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2024.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 10 or July 18)
      • Please note: individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.
    • Events – Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired. TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair. Their term is September 1, 2024-August 31, 2025. Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Frances ( or Sara (

Congratulations 4-H Week Contestants

Highland County 4-H’ers, Past & Present assisted us while participating in some fun 4-H week contests!!


Memories Monday – Barb Yochum

Terrific Tuesday – Shannon Yochum

Wacky Wednesday – Christy Schraw

Throwback Thursday – Wyatt Morrow

Fun with 4-H Friday – Kathryn Ogden


2024 Highland County 4-H Week Window Display Contest Winners

1st Place: Premier Showmen

2nd Place: Highland’s Best


2024 Highland County 4-H Week Yard Decorating Contest Winner

1st Place: Premier Showmen