The Coshocton County Beacon March 8, 2017 - Page 17

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION
Winter 2017 Update
Upcoming Events :
� Celebrate 4-H Week — March 5-11
� Cookies with Katie — March 6
� Master Gardener Volunteer Series , “ Beat the Winter Blahs ”— March 8
� Farmers Breakfasts ( 2nd Tuesdays ) — March14
� Soybean School — March 9
� 4-H Camp Counselor applications due — March10
� Fertilizer Applicator Training — March 13
� Veggie 101 — March 20
� East Ohio Women in Ag Conf — March 24
� Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conf — March 25
� Quality Assurance & Mandatory Advisor Training — March 28 , April 29 , May 23
� Backyard Chicken Basics — April 12
� Wildflower Walk — April 15
� Wildflower Walk — April 23
� 4-H Club Enrollments due — April 28
� Moles , Voles & Other Holes — May 2
� Annual Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale — June 3
� 4-H Public Speaking — June 5
� 4-H Jr . Camp Registration Due — June 9
� Cloverbud Camp — June 24
� The Bald Eagle — June 26
� 4-H Junior Camp — July 5-9
Contact us : 724 South 7th Street
Room 110 Coshocton , OH 43812
Phone : ( 740 ) 622-2265 Visit us anytime online at coshocton . osu . edu
It is our pleasure to serve Coshocton County . What can we do for you ?
4-H Youth Development
� Join 4-H ! Coshocton County 4-H clubs are starting their new year , so NOW is the time to join ! Contact our office at 740-622-2265 and we can provide you with contact information of clubs in your neighborhood .
� 4-H project membership age is 8 years old and enrolled in 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year . Cloverbud membership may begin when the child is 5 years old and enrolled in Kindergarten as of January 1 of the current year .
� FIRST ( For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ) Lego League Team ! In FLL , teams of kids ages 9 to 14 are challenged to design their own solution to current scientific problems , and then build Lego robots that perform autonomous " missions ." The Coshocton County 4-H team named “ Tech Support ” included four team members . They advanced from regional and district competitions to become the only team at the state championship to make it in their first year . With the success of this team , Coshocton County 4-H hopes to continue spreading Science , Technology , Engineering & Math opportunities to Coshocton County youth .
Agricultural & Natural Resources
� The Coshocton County Farmers Breakfasts continue to increase awareness on a variety of timely agricultural and rural topics . Topics this season included : CAUV Calculations , Regional Land Splits , and Rural & Farm Security . Please make plans to join us in March to learn more about Agri-Tourism Opportunities . These programs are open to everyone and are a collaboration of OSU Extension , CSWCD and FSA .
� The Coshocton and Muskingum Counties Agronomy School was January 25 with 30 participants including farmers and agricultural professionals . Topics included : Farm Business Legal Check Up , Agricultural Machinery , and Current Manure Research . 100 % of evaluation respondents indicated that they plan to tell someone else about something that they learned from attending Agronomy School . Additionally 50 licensed pesticide applicators received recertification training in February .
� A total of 12 people participated in the three-part series Coshocton , Licking and Muskingum Counties Farm Management . This program featured Making Your Records Do More Than Taxes , Developing a Mission Statement , Using Your Balance Sheet & Knowing Your Ratios , Developing a Business Plan , Farm Transition Planning and local lender thoughts from Josh Henderson of Farm Credit Mid-America .
� The first Master Gardener Volunteers Beat the Winter Blahs class demonstrated how to collect and prepare spring-blooming branches to bring indoors to bloom . Participants also learned about forcing narcissus bulbs for indoor bloom , and they received branches and bulbs to take home .
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 ( EFNEP ). The program is funded by the U . S . Department of Agriculture . Participants learn how to select more nutritional foods , gain skills in food preparation and food safety , 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 .
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