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May 24 to June 24, Send S’more Kids to Camp: Buckeye Funder Campaign—4-H camp is making a comeback this summer! However, our camps are still feeling the impact of the pandemic in 2020 and reduced capacity in 2021. Help ensure we can send s’more kids to camp in the future by donating to 4-H camp. Visit to support Ohio 4-H Camps.

May 25, Virtual Poultry Clinic (Zoom)—6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of raising backyard chickens, ducks, and more! Tim McDermott, DVM and Extension educator, will discuss key aspects to managing your flock. Topics covered include care, housing essentials, and general nutrition. This clinic is geared toward youth, but all ages are invited. Register at

June 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

June 1, 15, 29, Food Preservation Basics (Zoom)—4 p.m. Are you interested in learning about food preservation? Join us for these free webinars. Register at

June 8, Van Wert County 4-H Chicken BBQ (Van Wert)—3 p.m. The Van Wert County 4-H Chicken BBQ will be held on June 8 at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. This year’s meal will be carryout only. Tickets are $9. All proceeds benefit Van Wert County 4-H. Call the Van Wert County Extension office if you’d like to purchase a ticket or have questions, 419-238-1214.

June 27, 4-H Craft and Vendor Show (Hicksville)—10 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. Click here for more information.

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, featuring a free, hands-on educational tour. Delicious dairy treats will be provided. For more information, click here. Please RSVP by June 25 to the Morrow County Extension office, 419-947-1070.