1. Summer of: Cicadas Art Project

    Apr. 27, 2021

    Hamilton County 4-H will begin accepting submission for the summer art display "Summer of: Cicadas" on April 21, 2021. Youth ages 5-19 are encouraged to submit their creative works capturing the experience of living with these periodic "friends". Youth can submit both print and digital works to be displayed at the Hamilton County Community Fair, the Hamilton County Fair and the Harvest Home Fair in addition to other locations TBD.

  2. ChickQuest: Let's Learn about Life

    Apr. 23, 2021

    They are fluffy, they are cute, and they are part of the food system. Hamilton County ChickQuest is well underway with the first clutch of chicks finding their new home on Friday, April 23, 2021.

    This spring more than 600 eggs were incubated, hatched, and cared for by students across Hamilton County. From the youth in the urban core to those in the far reaches of the county, every teacher shared the same story of wonder and excitement, frustration, and relief.

    If you have never hatched an egg, it is not a terribly difficult process if you have the right equipment.

  3. Periodical Cicada Brood X (10): Apocalyptic or Just Ho-Hum?

    Apr. 20, 2021

    Join OSU Extension Educator, Joe Boggs online April 28th at 4:00 pm for a presentation, titled Periodical Cicada Brood X (10):  Apocalyptic or Just Ho-Hum?

    Brood X (10) of the 17-year periodical cicadas will emerge over a large swath of southwest Ohio this spring.  Will it be as bad as some fear?  Nothing to worry about?  Or, somewhere in the middle?  This presentation will focus on the identification, biology, and potential damage caused by these periodical visitors.

  4. Tony Talks to Teachers: Where 4-H Takes You

    Apr. 12, 2021

    4-H Youth Development is truly an inspirational and transformative program for all who participate. Join this week’s teacher and former 4-H member to learn about the intersection of art, gender, race, education, and food policy? From colorful stories about her childhood horse to a lively conversation about justice, Danielle Cozart Steele will enlighten you.

  5. ODA and OSU Extension Kick Off 2021 Ohio Victory Gardens Program

    Apr. 01, 2021

    Hamilton County Seed Distribution Dates,Times and Location: April 6th and April 8th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. State of Ohio and OSU Extension COVID-19 protocols are in place. Please wear a mask.
  6. Tony Talks to Teachers: Urban to Rural Interface with Whitney Gherman

    Mar. 26, 2021

    Join Extension Educators Tony Staubach, Hamilton County and Whitney Gherman, Marion County for a challenging and deep conversation about the Urban to Rural Interface.

    You'll hear reflections on the life of an Extension Educator, the Urban to Rural Divide, the history of that divide, community voice and social justice. 

  7. Hamilton County 4-H Members Wins 2nd at DECA Conference

    Mar. 23, 2021

    In a year of unprecedented experiences 4-H youth continue to thrive and find ways to succeed.

    Prior to the slowdown caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Beth Mason had been meeting with Hamitlon County 4-H on her vision to help market and promote 4-H during the Hamilton County Community Fair. Her hard work translated into a social media campaign, promotions plan and innovative programming ideas.

  8. The Art of Speaking

    Mar. 23, 2021

    The Art of Speaking is the newest SPIN club from the programming partnership between Butler, Greene and Hamilton Counties. This state wide SPIN club is designed for all youth in third grade and beyond.

    Youth will learn: the art of public speaking, giving demonstrations, speech writing, proper gesturing and body movements, interviewing, poster-making and how to effectively present materials, and how to speak in leadership roles.

    Dates for all 6 classes in 2021:  4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

    3:30 – 4:30 pm

  9. ChickQuest 2021!

    Feb. 24, 2021

    Spring is just around the corner and that means it is ChickQuest season!

    In a typical year Hamilton County 4-H Serves over 2000 youth through this educational and inspirational program.

    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are forced to re-evaluate how to best serve our county youth and take the necessary steps to ensure that the programs we offer educate, inspire, and protect our community.

  10. #4HEquity

    Feb. 19, 2021

    If any lesson can be learned from the interview between the Ohio 4-H True Leaders for Equity and Caracole, it is that scars do not come from knowledge and compassion, they come from its absence.

    The interview included in this message showcases two 4-H members interviewing a valuable community partner of Hamilton County 4-H, Caracole.

    The video highlights 4-H’s commitment to lifelong learning and it carries with it the message of love and respect that 4-H has for all people.