Nov. 24, 2020

    Governor DeWine signed a bill yesterday and it is effective immediately extending the pesticide recertification December 1, 2020 deadline to July 1, 2021. Information on the bill can be found at

    What does this mean?

  2. 2021 Hamilton County Jr. Fair Applications Open

    Nov. 09, 2020

    Are you a 9th- 12th grade student looking to develop your leadership skills while serving the Hamilton County Community? Apply to be a Hamilton County Jr. Fair Board Member.

    OSU Extension and the Hamilton County Fair are partnering to seek applicants for the Jr. Fair Board. Members will serve as leaders and ambassadors for the Hamilton County Fair.

    Jr. Fair Board Members will:

    •         Assist Jr. Fair Species Superintendents.

    •         Assist in planning and conducting Jr. Fair activities, shows and events.

  3. Hamilton County 4-H Update 11-4-2020

    Nov. 04, 2020

    We don't have to say it but, wow 2020- what a year! This months update covers a few important updates. Feel free to respond with any questions.

  4. Hamilton County Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Program Receives an Award at the State MGV Conference

    Nov. 02, 2020

    The 2020 Virtual State MGV Conference was recently held October 22-23, with over 500 registered to attend. MGV's from around the state and beyond joined together for this exciting two-day event. On Thursday evening, MGVs around the state celebrated their award winning programs, Master Gardener Volunteers, Friends of the MGV program and Coordinators.  The Hamilton County Master Gardener Volunteer program was awarded the Overall Winner in the Large Program category for our project with Druffel Garden.

  5. What Does it Take to Get Students Learning Outside?

    Oct. 26, 2020

    Who is responsible for getting children outside to learn, play, and engage with the natural world?


    From microchips to concrete, all resources are initially derived from the environment. Environmental literacy is a competency that is equally as important as learning to read and count. One does not need to know the specifics of the natural world, but should have an appreciation for the cycles, the elements, and power of the environment.

  6. Focus on Photography SPIN Club

    Oct. 22, 2020

    Join Tony Staubach, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development to learn the basics of photography.

    The secret to a good picture isn’t in the editing, it’s in the original snapshot. Learn about equipment, lighting, composition, skills, and story telling.

    Location:   ZOOM  Cost:   Free

    Details:       You will need a camera or cell phone with a camera.    

  7. Let's Start Cooking: Veggie Pizza and Knife Skills

    Oct. 09, 2020

    Join Extension Educator, Tony Staubach as he makes veggie pizza as part of the Let's Start Cooking SPIN Club.

    The Virtual SPIN Club has been meeting for four weeks and has taken students on a journey thourough the kitchen while teaching skills on health, safety, and how to accurately measure ingredients.

    Last week youth learned knife skills under the instruction of Tony Staubach and under the watchful eye of their parents who all graciously agreed to be on the call during the lesson to ensure safety.

  8. Hamilton County 4-H Update 10-7-2020

    Oct. 07, 2020

    While the global pandemic has changed the way we work and live, Hamilton County 4-H Youth Development is moving forward with five projects to improve the program and involve more youth!

    1.) Organizational Self Assessment

  9. Cincinnati Buckeye Run 2020 Results

    Sep. 25, 2020

    21 Participants, 175 kilometers, and $300 raised at this years virtual Cincinnati Buckeye Run!

    While the pandemic has changed how we engage with our community our shifted much of our programming to a virtual format, events like the Second Annual Cincinnati Buckeye Run still occurred in a different way.

    In 2020, participants were asked to register online and were encouraged to donate, though the event was offered free of charge.

  10. 2020 Hamilton County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Begins October 8th

    Sep. 22, 2020

    OSU Extension, Hamilton County is now accepting applications for their 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class.  The Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their Ohio State University County Extension Office. The Master Gardener training course consists of a minimum of 50 hours of instruction.