4-H Night with the Reds

I am excited to share with you an opportunity for your 4-H families and friends to purchase discounted tickets for a Cincinnati Reds game AND for your county program to earn some extra funds at the same time!

Join us on Monday, June 17, as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Houston Astros.  The game starts at 7:10 p.m. at Great American Ball Park.  A group discount is being offered to 4-H: view level (upper level) tickets are $10 and field level tickets are $20.  In addition to discounted ticket rates, counties will earn $4 from each ticket purchased using the link below and have their county designated.  Ticket sales are not limited to 4-H members/volunteers; share the link as much as you would like!


Clermont County hosted an event with the Reds last year and had such a great time, we wanted to offer this opportunity to all counties.  We hope you will join us for a fun night with fellow 4-H families!  The more tickets we sell the more “4-H perks” we get such as delivering the game ball, kid zone activities or an on-field ceremony.

How do I earn money for my program?

All you have to do is share the link with 4-H members, volunteers, alumni, even your family and friends!  The discounted tickets are available to anyone!  Each ticket sold from your county (county must be listed as “county in which I participate in 4-H) will earn your program $4!

How do I purchase tickets?

Online!  Click the link below to purchase your tickets.  You can even see which of your friends are going to the game and where they’re sitting!


About GABP and the Reds

Great American Ball Park (GABP) is located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, near several restaurants and attractions.  GABP serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s first professional franchise.  This year, the Reds are celebrating their 150th anniversary as a professional baseball team!

If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact me.  I hope to see you on June 17, at GABP!

D.A.W.N. Camp

Deadline is May 15th.

As you are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for the warmth and fun of summer,  we would like to offer an opportunity for you to join us at D.A.W.N. Camp.  Defining Adventures for Women in Nature (D.A.W.N.) is a new camp offered this year June 9th -11th  at Mohican State Forest. This camp is untraditional in that it will truly be a 100% outdoor camping experience! This camp is open to all Ohio 4-H youth “real” aged 16 and up. Don’t let a lack of “outdoor gear” keep you from joining us – we will help provide the essentials!

These are just a few things to expect to enjoy at D.A.W.N. when you attend:

Wilderness First Aid
Tent Living
Outdoor Cooking
Hiking and exploring of the Mohican Forest (e.g., waterfalls, fire towers, night hike)
Map Reading and orienteering skills
Life skills you never imagined you could learn in the woods
Build meaningful connections with other outdoor-loving youth!

A flyer and more information about this camp can be found at this link:  https://go.osu.edu/DAWN

Payment and registration will be required to reserve your spot. We will be taking a limited number of campers this first year, so register early and invite a friend along!

Highland County Tourism at the Ohio Statehouse

Brooke Beam, PhD

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County

Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development Extension Educator

May 8, 2019

The Ohio State University Extension Office of Highland County and the Visitors Bureau of Highland County partnered to develop and implement an interactive experience for the Tourism Ohio Day on the Ohio Statehouse lawn on May 8, 2019.
Tourism Ohio Day is an annual event held in Columbus that highlights locations for visitors and residents to plan Ohio vacations. Annually there are more than 100 booths displayed on the statehouse lawn.
The Extension Office helped develop a virtual reality experience highlighting locations to eat, play, and stay in Highland County. The virtual reality experience was shown at the Tourism Ohio Day and is also available below through YouTube.

For more information about Tourism Ohio Day, the virtual reality experience, or any of the upcoming Extension programs, contact the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918.

Upcoming Programs:

A Hands-on filmmaking workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 3 P.M.at the Lynchburg Library. Bring your own camera and tripod for this walking filmmaking workshop. RSVP to the OSU Extension Office at 937-393-1918.

A Video Editing Workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 3 P.M. at the Lynchburg Library. This workshop will teach basic editing principles on both laptops and mobile devices. Bring your own computer or mobile device to participate. RSVP to the OSU Extension Office at 937-393-1918.

A Hops Workshop will be held on July 18, 2019. Cost to attend is $30.00 per person. The workshop will include lunch and a tour of Old Dutch Hops. Preregister at 937-393-1918 or visit the Highland County Extension office. The workshop will be held at the Ponderosa Center at 545 S. High Street, Hillsboro, OH.

The Germinate International Film Fest will be accepting submissions through June 30, 2019. The festival will be held on August 16 & 17, 2019, in Hillsboro, Ohio. For more information or to apply, visithttps://filmfreeway.com/GerminateInternationalFilmFest. Contact Brooke Beam at the OSU Extension Office for more information at 937-393-1918.