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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

March 18, 2020 - 11:50am --

Dear 4-H Community,

Governor DeWine recently issued a state of emergency and implemented a variety of strategies to reduce the spread of the COVID-19, Coronavirus.

In order to do our part in reducing risk to our employees or clientele the OSU Extension offices will be closed to the public until further notice.

While our offices will be physically closed, we are committed to continuing to conduct our work as fully as possible. We will still meet the needs of our community and we will continue to provide digital programming, resources, and respond to requests as necessary.

For a list of upcoming digital events check out the events calendar below!

You should continue to feel free to call, email, etc. with any OSU Extension staff member as you normally would.

OSU Extension is deeply committed to the health and well-being of its staff and doing our part to help slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have 4-H questions, please feel free to contact Tony Staubach at or reach out to our staff directly. You can find contact information for each staff member at:

Yours Truly,
Tony Staubach
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Hamilton County 4-H Explorers Guide:
Looking for some activity ideas for your students, children or kids you serve. Check out these high quality, independent resources on topics as varied as Music, STEM, Virology and Agriculture. This page will be updated continually. If you have resources to share we encourage you to do so by emailing

Project Books:
For the time being Hamilton County 4-H is unable to order project books. We are working on a plan to ensure access to this valuable resource. A full plan will be available on April 1. In the meantime, you are welcome to order your books directly through the 4-H Project Central and OSU E-stores.


Chick Quest:
We are postponing this favored program and tradition for the first time in several years. If you currently have eggs, we encourage you to find an alternate plan to finish that process and will help you find a home for those freshly hatched chicks. If possible, we will resume this program on May 1, 2020 and consider supplementing this opportunity with a butterfly program.

Partner Highlights:
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: Are you looking for updates on how to deal with the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Are you looking for information on current restrictions and confirmed cases. Check out the Ohio Department of Health.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Our Library has a vast eBranch allowing you to access hundreds of thousands of eBooks from bestselling authors right from your mobile device or computer. Visit our eBranch and get started now!

HAMILTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU: Hamilton County Farm Bureau has multiple scholarship opportunities for students pursuing post-secondary education including FFA students. Application Deadlines:
• Active Member Agricultural Scholarship – April 1, 2020
• Community Member Agricultural Scholarship – April 1, 2020
• FFA Scholarship – April 1, 2020
If you have any questions, contact our office at 513-831-5870 or via email at

Events: Check out our Hamilton County 4-H 2020 Calendar Here!


Online Volunteer Child Abuse Training

Ongoing (To Be Completed by May 1)

All volunteers must attend an in-person or complete the online training by May 1. Instructions can be found here:


Hamilton County 4-H COVID-19 Update


Join us for a weekly video conference providing an update to our current situation:


Under the Microscope with Tony


Join us for this 30 minute exploration each week. This week we’ll look at Mold and Compost.


New Volunteer Orientation


Digital Training

Pre-Registration Required by Emailing


Child Abuse Training


Rescheduled as an online training. Instructions can be found here:


Advisor Update


Digital Training- Youth Leadership and Roles

Pre-Registration Required by Emailing


Hamilton County 4-H COVID-19 Update


Join us for a weekly video conference providing an update to our current situation:

Donate: Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Nancy and Colonel David Bull, we can enhance the impact of the 4-H program for generations of youth to come through the establishment of an endowment to be used exclusively for 4-H programming in Hamilton County. Nancy and David Bull have a deep sense of the community of philanthropy. They would like to leverage their gift of $50,000, half the amount needed to fund the $100,000 endowment, as a challenge gift to other donors who are interested in establishing support of Hamilton County 4-H. Their gift will match dollar-for- dollar to the first $50,000 raised to establish the Hamilton County 4-H Endowment. To donate click here.