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Dr. Lyda Garcia talking about cuts of meat with a man on her left. Cuts of meat are on the table in front of them.

2021 Buckeye Fresh Mini Meat Cutting Workshops (Columbus)—Workshops are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants select one of the following sessions: April 23 and 24, May 7 and 8, or May 21 and 22. After the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of anatomy, muscle myology, cutting guidelines, food safety, meat quality, the role of processed meat, and government regulated non-meat ingredients (i.e., salt, phosphates, nitrites, etc.), finalized by conducting hands-on cutting tests to understand the impact of yields on profit margins. Anyone 18 and older can attend. Cost to attend is $125. Email Lyda Garcia, PhD, at with questions or to register.

Healthy Living Lunch-n-Learn (virtual)—noon to 12:30 p.m. Session dates and topics are April 23, Putting the Zzz’s in Sleep; and April 30, Healthy Living for Fast-Paced Lives. Register for these free sessions at

April 28 to May 9, Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Company (TSC) stores—To help support 4-H, purchase a paper clover in-store or add a donation at checkout on Please visit for more details.

April 29, The Economics of US Forests as a Natural Climate Solution (webinar)—noon. A joint program between The Ohio State University, North Carolina State, the University of Maine, the University of Idaho, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The two-hour webinar will cover policy context, land-use change, and silvicultural investments if agriculture is a complement or substitute for forest sequestration and how all of this affects communities on a local scale. The webinar will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from industry and academia. For information and registration, visit

May 1, Coffee with the Master Gardeners (Columbus)—8–10 a.m. Join Franklin County Master Gardeners for a monthly hands-on gardening workshop. For information and registration, visit

May 5, Ohio 4-H Spring Spotlight (webinar)—7 p.m. The president and board of the Ohio 4-H Foundation invite you to attend the Ohio 4-H 2021 Spring Spotlight. Please join us to hear the impact of Ohio 4-H on Callia Barwick of Mahoning County as she shares her journey through 4-H. Register at