1. Poultry Clinic a Success for Hamilton County 4-H Members

    Jan. 13, 2020

    In a wonderful partnership between Hamilton County 4-H, The Hamilton County Community Fair Association and Butler County Extension 30+ 4-H members, families and supporters attended the annual Hamilton County 4-H Poultry Clinic. This year's special guest was none other than our very own JT Benitez from Butler County. JT is well versed in poultry care and management. As a local expert he brings with him not only his own experiences but the full breadth of resources from The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 

  2. New 4-H Advisory Committee to be Announced Next Week

    Jan. 09, 2020

    What can we do to make 4-H stronger? Focus on educating our youth!

    The first step is almost complete. The Hamilton County Community Fair Association (formerly the 4-H Association) has taken full control of the Hamilton County Community Fair and Hamilton County 4-H has been rebuilding an Advisory Committee to strengthen Hamilton County 4-H.

    I would like to extend a thank you to all of those on the Hamilton County Community Fair Association for their diligent work.

  3. Empowering Innovators with Invention Convention

    Jan. 09, 2020

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    Through invention education, you can introduce your students to a world in which they will solve their own problems and gain the confidence and 21st-century skills to invent their own future.

  4. Register for the 2020 Tri-State Green Industry Conference

    Jan. 06, 2020

    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Sharonville Convention Center

    11355 Chester Rd

    Cincinnati, OH 45246


    The Tri-State Green Industry Conference is a collaborative effort between Ohio State University Extension, Purdue Extension, University of Kentucky Extension, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Boone County Arboretum, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.


    Oct. 10, 2019

    You might not have heard of a pawpaw. Lots of people haven’t.

    Though they grow on trees native to Ohio, pawpaw fruit keeps a low profile. You won’t find it on store shelves nor at many farmers markets.

    “A few years ago I mentioned pawpaws and people looked at me like I was talking about a relative,” said Joe Boggs.

  6. Thanks for a great Cincinnati Buckeye Run 2019

    Oct. 01, 2019

    Thank you!

  7. Master Gardener Volunteers provide education at the Monarch Festival

    Sep. 25, 2019

    Hamilton County Master Gardener Volunteers were part of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s first Monarch Festival that celebrated these beautiful and beloved pollinators. It was a fun and educational event for the entire family, the Festival featured activities, displays, hands-on learning, and a Monarch tag and release.

    The Festival culminated with a Monarch Parade where children of all ages, festooned in pollinator costumes, “migrated” from Canada and the Northern United States to the Mexican forest where Monarchs overwinter.

  8. OSUE Program Specialist On Cincinnati Edition

    Sep. 16, 2019

    How do you get your family to the dinner table when you're a single parent who works a night shift? How do you provide healthy meals when the food pantry sends you home with microwave pizza?

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  9. Market Ready Producer Training

    Sep. 13, 2019

    MarketReady is a day long training covering sale of locally produced foods to: Restaurants, Grocers, Wholesalers, and Direct to Consumers.
    Who Should Attend the Training?
    Individuals interested in selling their locally produced food through various market channels. Those who want to explore ways to improve their sales skills and business relationships, and those who are considering or are just developing a new food business.

  10. October is National Farm to School Month

    Sep. 01, 2019

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    October is National Farm to School Month! Join us and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Here are several easy ways to get involved: