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July 28, Conservation Chat: Oh, Crap! (Jeromesville)—6 p.m. Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is joining with the Holmes, Wayne, and Richland soil and water conservation districts to host Conservation Chats: Oh, Crap! on July 28. This is a fun, hands-on event focused on helping small and hobby farmers—from 4-H and FFA members to our local Amish producers—to start thinking about manure management. As a bonus, Ashland SWCD will be providing fun, free T-shirts from the event to all participating 4-H and FFA members. The Conservation Chat: Oh, Crap! event is free, and includes dinner, but preregistration is required. Attendees can register by calling the Ashland SWCD office at 419-281-7645 or by visiting The event will take place at Valley Vista Farm at 1567 County Road 175, Jeromesville, and will begin promptly at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Ashland SWCD at 419-281-7645 or visit

Aug. 1, Application deadline to apply for young alumni positions on Ohio 4-H Foundation Board.

Aug. 3, Preserving the Harvest: Canning Basics (Ravenna)—6 p.m. Join Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Kate Shumaker and learn how to preserve your summer harvest safely. The cost for registration is $10 and can be made payable as check or cash at the Portage County OSU Extension Office. For questions, contact Angie Arnold at

Aug. 5, Hydroponics and Aquaponics: Impacts and Opportunities (Piketon)—5:30 p.m. This aquaponics workshop will discuss the benefits and sustainability of an aquaponics system while conserving resources. Topics will be beneficial to beginners and experienced aquaponics farmers. The deadline to register is Aug. 1. Contact Bradford Sherman at with any questions.

Aug. 7, Coffee with the Master Gardeners (Columbus)—8 a.m. Join Franklin County Master Gardeners for a hands-on gardening workshop about “Lovely Lilacs.” Most sessions feature a hands-on activity or a session in the garden. Cost to register is $15. Contact Mike Hogan with questions.

Aug. 19, Whiz Bang Science Show (Wooster)—7 p.m. Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz Bang Scientist, teaches children about science and the natural world in an enriching outdoor environment. The 2021 season features Amazing Air Pressure and Tales of Tails. Shows are fun for the entire family! Parking and admission are free. The show is canceled in the event of severe weather. Held at the John Streeter Garden Amphitheater in the Secrest Arboretum.Contact Gwen Zimmerly at with questions.

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 either cash or check payable to OSU Extension Williams County. Contact Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Education 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 the 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, please reach out to Tiffany Huffman at

Sep. 4-6, Labor Day Weekend Family Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio—Family Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio is a laid-back weekend to enjoy with your family and meet new people. There will be activities the whole family can enjoy doing together. If you feel like relaxing for the weekend, that’s fine too! If you have questions, please contact Haley Lake at Deadline to register is Aug. 20.

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, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to join us for an evening of fall fun on the farm. 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 participate in activities available at Leeds Farm such as zip lining, jumping pillows, adult trikes, hayrides, and so much more! For ticket and sponsorship information, visit