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Teens Awards Kick-off Night

Teens Awards Kick-off Night

Teens are encouraged to apply for great awards, events, and scholarships. You must be 14 or older as of January 1, 2015 to apply. Opportunities include: Camp Counselor, Scholarships, Ohio 4-H Ambassador and more! Need some help? Come to the Teen Awards Kick-Off Night on Monday December 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office Meeting Room. RSVP by December 3rd.

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2015 Ohio 4-H Family Guide

2015 Ohio 4-H Family Guide

The 2015 Family Guide is now posted on the Ohio 4-H website! This is your place to connect to our entire collection of Ohio 4-H project books for the year. Click READ MORE for a link to the electronic version of the 2015 Family Guide...

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Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards

Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards

Each year we recognize two individuals for their outstanding accomplishments throughout their 4-H careers. The Heart Award and the Service Award are given to our most outstanding 4-H members.

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Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards

Pickaway County 2014 Heart H and Service Awards

Each year we recognize two individuals for their outstanding accomplishments throughout their 4-H careers. The Heart Award and the Service Award are given to our most outstanding 4-H members.

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Pickaway To Garden - March 2014

Pickaway To Garden - March 2014

Tropical Vortex by Paul Hang. Are you sick of the Polar Vortex? Are you crying uncle every time you look out your window?

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Live Healthy Live Well - Fitness Focus Tips

Live Healthy Live Well - Fitness Focus Tips

It can take some extra effort to stay active during cold winter months, but the benefits far outweigh the costs.The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Click read more for a great list of quick and easy fitness tips...

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December 2012 Pickaway to Garden - My Oh Mayan

December 2012 Pickaway to Garden - My Oh Mayan

December marks the winter solstice on the 21st. It is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is also the day which some New Age enthusiasts claim the Mayan calendar predicts will be the end of the world. Supposedly the Mayan calendar results in a series of zeroes on that date. This supposedly coincides with the alignment of the planets resulting in Armageddon.

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November Pickaway to Garden - Sounds of Silence by Paul J. Hang

November Pickaway to Garden - Sounds of Silence by Paul J. Hang

Silent night will be sung next month. This month of November is the time of silent days outside. Nature for the most part has gone silent. The majority of birds have fled along with their songs. Insects no longer chirp, sing or buzz (or sting and bite) having crawled into some cozy niche for the winter or gone to the great beyond. Freezing temperatures kill many insects whose species only survive by their having laid eggs that may survive.

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July 2012 Pick a way to Garden "Hoe Hoe Hoe"

July 2012 Pick a way to Garden "Hoe Hoe Hoe"

Christmas in July! I will wear my socks that have HO, HO, HO and candy canes intermittently scattered on them to a gardening event. I get double duty from them. I can wear them to celebrate the jolly red-suited icon as well as that jolly giant green man.

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Farm Custom Rates are Updated

Farm Custom Rates are Updated

Ohio farmers were surveyed recently

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Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!

Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!

The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing

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Do Wildlife enjoy your Garden more than you do?

Do Wildlife enjoy your Garden more than you do?

When planning your garden, don't forget your plan to exclude the wildlife!

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Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk

Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17/11) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!

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Join Pickaway County 4-H
Discover yourself in Pickaway County 4-H! Discover new friends, fun, career and lifelong hobby interests, leadership and citizenship skills, and so much more!
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Junior Fair Steer Weigh-In
The date for this year’s steer weigh-in is Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. 4-H and FFA members/parents must bring the steer calves to the weigh-in to be eligible to show the steer(s) at the Pickaway County Fair in 2015. The weigh-in is MANDATORY, if members miss it, they will not be able to show a steer in 2015. For Emergencies on day of weigh-in, please call 740-412-3333. Click "read more" for all the details...
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Ohio 4-H Project Central - Now is the Season for Rating!
Project Central allows 4 H’ers to search, learn about, and rate projects. While projects are fresh on their minds, please encourage your 4 H members and volunteers to visit projectcentral.ohio4h.org to share their experiences, good and bad. Just 40% of projects have been rated so far. Can we reach 80%? 100%? The higher we go, the more future 4-H’ers get to learn from their peers’ experiences!
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Zero Weight Gain Challenge
Want to maintain your current weight, or even lower it a little, during the holidays? The Zero Weight Gain Challenge can help! Join us for our six-week wellness challenge as we give tips for a healthier lifestyle and better balance during the holidays? Want to join us? Click "read more" to sign up!
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Pickaway to Garden - November 2014
Pickaway to Garden Taking Stock By Paul J. Hang November, what can we say about November? Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving stand out, but little else. Steel gray blustery days are punctuated by rare sunny blue sky days and maybe Indian Summer? The growing season is pretty much over for most of us. Since April the vegetative world has been on a tear to produce seed, root and tuber using flowers and fruit as a means. Now it’s over. Leaves lay where they fell. Those of us who put things by have put them by. Those of us who put things off don’t have much time left. Has the vegetable garden been cleaned up? Have the flower beds been tidied up? Did you leave those plants we like to see during the winter or the ones that can provide seeds for the birds and food for critters?
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Teens Awards Kick-off Night
Teens are encouraged to apply for great awards, events, and scholarships. You must be 14 or older as of January 1, 2015 to apply. Opportunities include: Camp Counselor, Scholarships, Ohio 4-H Ambassador and more! Need some help? Come to the Teen Awards Kick-Off Night on Monday December 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office Meeting Room. RSVP by December 3rd.
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State News
Farm Custom Rates are Updated
Ohio farmers were surveyed recently
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Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
Read More
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