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  1. Cincinnati Buckeye Run-Walk-Ride! September 5-19, 2021

    Aug. 20, 2021

    The vision for this year’s Cincinnati Buckeye Run-Walk-Ride is a community focused event with opportunities for both in person and virtual engagement. You can get involved now by signing up here:

    This year we are asking participants to commit to a 5K, 10K or 15K route.

  2. A fixture for 165+ Years

    Aug. 13, 2021

    There aren’t many institutions that make it to 165 years old. But the Hamilton County Agricultural Society can proudly carry that flag.

    In a city like Cincinnati, it is easy to take for granted the longevity of the Hamilton County Agricultural Society, but their tenacity and passion must be celebrated.

    Established in 1819 by William Henry Harrison, the Hamilton County Fair, the oldest county fair in Ohio, was held in 1820. In 1855 it moved to the current location in the Carthage neighborhood.  

  3. Volunteers Needed

    Aug. 13, 2021

    4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills as they work in partnership with caring adults.  What does that mean? In 4-H we are committed to helping young people develop skills that will help them succeed. We want to empower all youth to reach their full potential.

    In Hamilton County, we improve our communities through our Community Clubs, SPIN Clubs, Camps and Classroom Programs.

  4. Cincinnati Buckeye Run, Walk and Ride 2021 Registration Open

    Jul. 21, 2021

    Join us for the 4th annual Cincinnati Buckeye Run, Walk, or Ride for Hamilton County 4-H.

    This year we are asking participants to commit to a 5K, 10K or 15K route. 

    If you complete your 5K you'll get a 4-H Ribbon. If you complete your 10K you'll get a 4-H wrist band. If you complete your 15K you'll get a Medal.

    To help you we'll be incorporating ongoing events and virtual experiences to prepare us for a healthy and active lifestyle while still supporting Hamilton County 4-H.

  5. Summer of Cicadas Art Project Update

    Jul. 21, 2021

    Ew... cicadas?

  6. Green Umbrella awarded a USDA Farm to School

    Jul. 19, 2021

  7. New 4-H Club in Evanston Embraces Service

    Jun. 04, 2021

    The rain didn't deter Advisors Hope and Alphanso Johnson-Gordon from activating 38 youth to work in a local community garden for Global Youth Service Day.

    Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates all youth ages 5-25. On April 23-25, youth and adults alike were called to engage, serve, advocate, join, celebrate, or build capacity.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.