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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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Pickaway County 4-H Open House
Discover yourself in Pickaway County 4-H! Discover new friends, fun, career and lifelong hobby interests, leadership and citizenship skills, and so much more! Join us Monday November 3, 2014 to explore what 4-H has to offer.
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Pickaway To Garden - October 2014
Change By Paul J. Hang An old philosopher once said that the only permanent thing is change. Actually the old philosopher was Heraclitus and I don’t know how old he was when he said that. He did say it over 2,000 years ago so I guess it is at least an old saying rather than an old philosopher. At any rate I believe he probably uttered that in the month of October. Is there another month that sees so much change?
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Pickaway To Garden, By Paul Hang
Over The Hill August is a month that brings me a sense of being over the hill. By the end of the first week we will be at mid-summer, half way between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox. By mid-month summer is waning. Days are getting shorter but not yet at an alarming rate. I get a feeling that we are sliding down hill, however slowly, towards September, October and the falling leaves of autumn. Although this is true, this time of year also seems like true summer. Warm days, misty mornings, dog days, meteors, tomatoes, pokeweed, milkweed, goldenrod, sumac, crabapples, watermelon and sweet corn all confirm that the season is at its height. I left out ragweed. It reminds millions of us that August has arrived. Ragweed is the culprit causing hay fever allergies, not goldenrod and not hay.
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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
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