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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


ChickQuest: Let's Learn about Life

April 23, 2021 - 10:24am --

They are fluffy, they are cute, and they are part of the food system. 

If you have never hatched an egg, it is not a terribly difficult process if you have the right equipment.

One dozen fertilized eggs (not the eggs from the grocery store) are placed in a 100° incubator for 21 days. Around the 21st day the small chicks make their first pip and find their way out of the shell.

After a few days in the school with their temporary parents, chicks are donated to 4-H families in the region.

Volunteering to Celebrate the Season

December 7, 2018 - 2:37pm --

The sun might be shining but the biting cold of a December morning was an excellent reminder that the holiday season is upon us. To celebrate, the OSU Extension, Hamilton County staff took time on Friday to put their own interests aside and volunteer with Valley Interfaith. This annual volunteer project serves as the kick off to their holiday celebrations by giving back to an agency they have partnered with in the past.