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Calendar of events

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Aug. 28, Women’s Tractor Operation and Safety Program (Edgerton)—9 a.m. Join OSU Extension Williams County and Kenn-Feld Group and learn how to safely operate agricultural equipment in a fun, relaxed environment. Space is limited and registration is required by Aug. 23 at 419-636-5608 or Cost is $10, cash or check payable to OSU Extension Williams County. Contact Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator Steph Karhoff at or 419-636-5608 with questions.

Aug. 30, 4-H Night at the Reds (Cincinnati)—6:40 p.m. Come join us for 4-H Night at Great American Ball Park as the Cincinnati Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, Aug. 30, at 6:40 p.m.! A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to 4-H. For questions, contact Tiffany Huffman at

Food Preservation Basics: Fall Series (Zoom) —4 p.m. You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars: Aug. 31, Pie Fillings; Sep. 14, Hot Peppers; Sep. 28, Canning Winter Squash.

Sep. 3, Coffee with the Master Gardener Volunteers (Troy) —10 a.m. Join Miami County MGVs as they host Marc Stradler, member of Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association, for a session all about this unique native Ohio fruit. Stradler will cover a brief history of the fruit, how it grows, care and maintenance, and what is currently happening in Ohio with this tasty fruit. Deadline to register is Sept. 1. Please register in advance or call our office at 419-947-1070 for assistance in registering.

Sep. 4, Coffee with the Master Gardeners (Columbus)—8 a.m. Join Franklin County Master Gardeners for a hands-on gardening workshop about “Planting the Fall Garden.” Most sessions feature a hands-on activity or a session in the garden. Cost to register is $15. Contact Mike Hogan with questions.

Sep. 11, Learn about Chestnut Production in NE Ohio (Mantua) —9:30 a.m. Are you interested in starting or diversifying a farm and looking for a niche crop market? Join us on Sept. 11 to learn how Wintergreen Tree Farm has become one of the largest chestnut producers in the United States. Registration is required, or call the Portage County OSU Extension office at 330-296-6432.

Sep. 21-23, Farm Science Review (London)—Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presale tickets are available for $7, or tickets are $10 at the gate. Farm Science Review will feature agriculture-related products, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of farm types of machinery, fertilizers, seeds, and more. Click here for more information.

Sep. 26, Niki Schaub 4-H Scholarship Golf Scramble (Waynesfield)—8:15 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Niki Schaub 4-H Scholarship in Auglaize County. $50 entry fee per person, includes greens fees, cart, and BBQ chicken dinner. Click here for registration information and additional event details.

Oct. 2, 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way (Ostrander)—6:30 p.m. This event is open to all friends of 4-H age 21 and older. The 24th annual Ohio 4-H fundraiser will be held at Leeds Farm in Ostrander on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event includes casual dress and farm activities. Individual tickets are $100. Tickets for young adults ages 21–30 are buy one, get one free. Tickets will include a meal and drink ticket, as well as the opportunity to enjoy ziplining, pumpkin jump, adult trikes, hayrides, and so much more! For ticket and sponsorship information, visit

Oct. 16, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Alumni Reunion Event (Jackson)—3 p.m. Save the date for this alumni event at Canter’s Cave to experience your favorite camp activities and a delicious camp dinner. Price and registration coming soon. Contact Camp Manager Sarah Lawrence with questions at

Nov. 6, Cultivate the Clover of Ottawa County (Oak Harbor) —5 p.m. Tickets for the Cultivate the Clover of Ottawa County Dinner and Auction are now available for purchase at the Ottawa County OSU Extension office, 419-898-36361. Tickets are $25 through Sept. 1. After Sept. 1, tickets are $30 each. Cultivate the Clover provides financial support for 4-H programming, education, recognition, and participation in local, state, and national leadership activities.