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4-H Camp Counselors Gain Workforce Skills

Adults who work with 4-H camp counselors have always suspected that the experience provided teenagers with the workforce skills that 21st century employers are looking for. Now they have strong evidence that supports the idea. In a 2009 pilot project, “Camp Counselor Work-based Learning,” 11 counties received Ohio 4-H Foundation …

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Pond Turning Green? Learn How to Help It July 24

Too much green is making some Ohio farm ponds blue, and not in a good way. Invasive aquatic plants, filamentous algae and harmful algal blooms, or HABs, are growing threats in the state, said Bill Lynch, program specialist in aquatic system management with Ohio State University Extension. They’re popping up …

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ODA Photography Contest

The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced its third annual photo contest. Participants will have until Dec. 31, 2010, to capture their personal interpretation of this year’s theme “Life of a Farmer.” “Life of a Farmer” can be interpreted in many ways. Entrants are asked to show the department their …

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