1. Come to the Farm Zone at the Butler County Fair!

    Jul. 18, 2018

    The Farm Zone is a great place for KIDS!  This year, we have exciting activities and special events every day of the week.  Butler County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will have a fun, interactive display on wildlife throughout the week and the “I’m a Farmer” area will run all day, every day:  Sunday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 28th from 11:00 a.m.

  2. Community Service Project During Sewing Camp

    Jul. 06, 2018

    Particpants of Sewing Camp made drawstring fabric bags to donate to the Development of Living Skills (DLS) progam for their community service project!  When they presented the bags to DLS, Nina Solomon, DLS Instructor, spoke with the participants about how the bags will be used by the families the Instructors work with such as carrying snacks and toys for their children.  DLS would like to thank each particpant for their hard work!  The bags will be appreciated by the families!

  3. Summer Position for College Student

    Apr. 27, 2018

    OSU Extension, Butler County is seeking to hire a college student to work with the Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development program areas for June-August 2018.  Applicants should have leadership experience, strong communication, organizational and computer skills, be self-motivated, enthusiastic and demonstrate good people skills. This is a paid position.

  4. Community Service Project - Flower Beds

    Apr. 27, 2018

    Seeking 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters in helping to make the Butler County Fairgrounds beautiful.  There are going to be many different places around the fairground to create a “container garden” The design is up to you and your club members.  Locations include the livestock barns, ticket gates, Art Hall, Special Interest and many more. 

    For more details, please click here!

  5. Volunteers Needed!

    Apr. 18, 2018

    Volunteers are needed for the Real Money Real World simulation at the Hamilton Freshman School on May 4, 2018!  If you are interested, please contact Heather Reister, FCS Educator, at 513-785-6653.  For more information on the Real Money, Real World program, please click here.

  6. Cloverbud Contest - Cloverbud Veggie-Fruit Car Event

    Apr. 17, 2018

    This year, Cloverbuds will be able to participate in a Veggie-Fruit Car Event. The race will take place at the Small Animal tent that is located to the left of the Small Animal Barn. Cloverbuds will bring their completed car and spare parts/repair parts to participate in the event. The car will need to run at least two heats.

  7. Cabbage Contest

    Mar. 27, 2018

    We will be doing the cabbage contest during the Butler County Fair again this year!  However, the registration will be a little different this year. This is open to the first 100 registrations only. After 100 people have registered, it will close so don’t delay!

    To register, follow these steps:

    1. You will need to log into the 4-H Online system under your family account.

    2. Click on “My Member List”

    3. Click on “Register A Member In An Event”

  8. Real Money, Real World - Monroe

    Mar. 15, 2018

    The Real Money, Real World simulation scheduled for tomorrow, March 16, 2018, at Monroe has been cancelled. 


    Dec. 22, 2017

    Are you a small farm landowner wondering what to do with your acreage? Are you interested in exploring options for land uses but not sure where to turn or how to begin? Have you considered adding an agricultural or horticultural enterprise but you just are not sure of what is required, from an equipment, labor, and/or management perspective? Are you looking for some place to get some basic farm information? If you or someone you know answered yes to any of these questions, then the Ohio State University New and Small Farm College program may be just what you are looking for.

  10. Winter Holiday Safety

    Dec. 21, 2017

    It is a festive time of year for many families! As we gather with one another it is important to keep safety in mind as we put up decorations, cook and stay warm in the coming months. Below you will find important safety tips when using electric blankets, candles, shoveling snow, putting up a tree for the holidays, and cooking. Happy Holidays from OSU Extension!