1. 4-H Agri-Science in the City, Global Youth Service Day Project- Sponsored by Serve Ohio

    May. 02, 2017

    The weather was cool and the day filled with excitement. On April 21st 4-H students from Pleasant Hill Academy participated in their first Global Youth Service Day. The project was designed to benefit the local community garden used by the College Hill Gardeners and the school. The audacious project involved over 200 students which culminated in the building of an octagon shaped garden bed and the planting of a bean tepee.

  2. Earth Day Celebration

    Apr. 28, 2017

    Hamilton County Extension participated in the Earth Day Celebration at the Blue Ash Recreation Center on April 19th.  It was a great success with over 600 attendees! The guests enjoyed the interactive displays and giveaways.

  3. Food Demonstration With Channel 12

    Apr. 24, 2017

    Margarita M. Lewis, Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Program Assistant with The Ohio State University Extension, Hamilton County, was featured in a food demonstration on local WKRC-TV, Channel 12 with Good Morning Cincinnati hosts Shelia Gray and John Lomax.

  4. The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Training Program for Green Industry Professionals: A Success!

    Mar. 21, 2017

    Over 60 participants took part in this training program in Bethel, OH, on Friday, March 17, 2017.  The educational program combined classroom-style teaching with hands on field training to arm Green Industry professionals with the ability to effectively detect and properly report ALB infestations.

  5. 2017 Tri-State Green Industry Conference (Tri-State GIC) Sets a New Record

    Mar. 06, 2017

    The Tri-State GIC has been offered annually for 80+ years to horticulture professionals working in Greater Cincinnati.  This year’s GIC broke an all-time record with 582 participants.  The previous record was set last year with 558 participants.

    The Tri-State GIC was held on February 2, 2017, at the Sharonville Convention Center in Hamilton County.  The day-long training program for Green Industry professionals had 7 teaching tracks involving 22 speakers making 29 teaching presentations.  The GIC's Trade Show also connected 26 exhibitors to local professionals.

  6. Extension Advisory Committees Members Meet With Their Local Legislators in Columbus, Ohio

    Feb. 28, 2017

    The Ohio State University Extension's Legislative Luncheon was held on February 15th in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio legislators representing both the House and the Senate, or their aides, were on hand to speak with their constituents regarding Extension programming from all 88 counties. Hamilton County Extension Advisory Committee (EAC) delegates included Brad Bonham, Kevin Griffin, and Timothy Walker. Advisory members had the opportunity to share one-on-one Extension stories with State Senators Cecil Thomas and Louis Terhard, and House Representative Catherine Ingram.

  7. Laughter Erupted

    Feb. 09, 2017


    By: Tony Staubach, Program Manger, 4-H Youth Development.

    Laughter and joy erupted at Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill on Wednesday as the 6th grade launched rockets and the 4th grade experimented with a banana piano. Since September youth in 4th, 5th and 6th grade at Pleasant Hill have participated in 4-H Agri-Science in the City as an integrated part of their school day.
  8. Help Fathers Support Their Children and Families and Build a Strong Foundation

    Feb. 08, 2017

    Hamilton County Extension is partnering with the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood New Beginnings for New Fathers (NBNF), in collaboration with Talbert House, to help new and expectant fathers tackle the everyday challenges of being a father.

  9. 4-H Agri-Science in the City Showing Good Results at Pleasant Hill Academy

    Feb. 03, 2017

    By: Tony Staubach, Program Manager, 4-H Youth Development

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  10. Bringing Nature to Urban Cincinnati: 4-H Style

    Nov. 18, 2016

    Where does food come from? How are we going to feed everybody on earth?