The Coshocton County Beacon August 30, 2017 - Page 5

AUGUST 30, 2017 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com THE BEACON 5 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Upcoming Events:  Farm Science Review — Sept 19, 20, 21  Coshocton County Fair — Sept 29 - Oct 5  Junior Fair Auction Buyers’ Breakfast — Oct 14  Women in Ag Lady Landowner — Oct 20  Fall Foliage and Farm Tour — Oct 21 & 22  Bats: What You Didn’t Learn Watching Batman — Oct 24  4-H Leaders Banquet — Nov 6  Farmers Breakfast — Nov 14  Cosh/Tusc Women in Ag Dinner at Raven’s Glenn— Nov 14  4-H Achievement Day — Nov 18  Farmers Breakfast — Dec 12 Contact us: 724 South 7th Street Room 110 Coshocton, OH 43812 Phone: (740) 622-2265 Visit us anytime online at coshocton.osu.edu 4-H Youth Development  This summer 112 Coshocton County youth, 33 counselors, and 10 adult volunteers were “Cruisin’ the USA” at 4-H Jr. Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio July 5-9.  72 youth represented Coshocton County at the Ohio State Fair with their 4-H special interest and family living projects. Eight youth were in the Top 20% of the state and received Outstanding of the Day awards, and two youth received Clock Trophies as the top individual in the state for their project.  The 4-H Junior Leadership Club was very active this summer kayaking at Mohican State Park, traveling to Cuyahoga Valley National Park to view Brandywine Falls, and riding bikes on the Canal Towpath Trail. For service projects this summer the Junior Leaders helped lead small groups at Local Foods Kids Cooking Camp, helped the Coshocton Canal Quilters set up for the 2017 Quilt Show where over 800 quilt enthusiasts attended, and they painted faces at the WIC Nutrition Fair. Agriculture & Natural Resources  Twenty-one women from eight counties learned about equipment safety and operation from Extension Specialist Dee Jepsen and staff from JD Equipment at Women in Ag Hands-On Tractor Night.  The Local Foods Kids Cooking Camp theme was “Know Your Farmer! Know Your Food!” Vendors from Local Bounty Coshocton including a beekeeper, baker, cheesemaker and farmers along with OSU Extension staff taught the twenty-six children about eating healthy and supporting local foods.  Master Gardener Volunteers taught Lunch & Learn classes at Clary Gardens this summer about herbs, lawn care, garden myths and ways to help the bees.  Many people enjoyed programs on The Bald Eagle and Hunting and Growing Ginseng. Be sure to mark your calendar for this fall’s program about the fascinating bat. Expanded Food & Nutrition Program  OSU Extension helps adults with limited resources make healthy, safe, and budget-friendly food choices through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. Participants learn how to select more nutritional foods, gain skills in food preparation, and better manage their food budgets.  If you want to help your family eat better while saving money, contact Kim Gress at OSU Extension at (740) 622-2265. Like us on Facebook! Coshocton County 4-H, Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteers & OSU Extension Coshocton County Agriculture Summer 2017 Update