Calendar of events

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June 23 – Senior Scams Webinar (Zoom) – 11 a.m. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to fraud and scams; however many incidents likely go unreported. Learn more about the latest scams targeting our senior population, and find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones. The program is hosted by Jefferson County Extension and the Office of the Ohio Attorney General. Learn more about registering.

June 23 – Fish to Fork: Grillin’ in the Great Lakes (Zoom) – 1 p.m. Preparing fish at home may seem intimidating, but you can do it! Seafood is an important and nutritious source of protein we can all benefit from in our diets. This webinar will show you how to choose, prepare and grill seafood kebabs using trout, catfish, and shrimp so you can take advantage of great seafood in the Great Lakes. You’ll also learn important food safety information, from buying, storing, and preparing fish and other seafood safely to putting away your leftovers properly. Learn more about registering.

June 27 – 4-H Craft and Vendor Show (Hicksville) – 10:00 a.m. Defiance County 4-H and Junior Fair are hosting a craft and vendor show at the Defiance County Fairgrounds to raise funds for junior fair projects. Learn more about the craft show.

June 29 – Food Preservation Basics (Zoom) – 4 p.m. Are you interested in learning about food preservation? Join us for these free webinars. Learn more about registration.

July 10 – Educational Dairy Tour (Bellville) – 10 a.m. Spend the morning and early afternoon with the Morrow County Dairy Association at a working dairy farm where you will get a free hands-on educational tour. Delicious dairy treats will be provided. Read more about this event. Please RSVP by June 25th to OSU Extension Morrow County at 419-947-1070.

July 28 – Conservation Chat: Oh, Crap! (Jeromesville) – 6 p.m. Ashland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is joining with Holmes, Wayne and Richland Soil and Water Conservation Districts to host Conservation Chats: Oh, Crap! on July 28. This is going to be a fun, hands-on event focused on helping small and hobby farmers — from 4-H and FFA members to our local Amish producers — 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 pre-registration is required. Attendees can register by calling the Ashland SWCD office at 419-281-7645 or by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conservation-chats-oh-crap-tickets-155853226195. 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 www.ashlandswcd.com.