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  1. DLS Helps to DIY

    Apr. 17, 2019

    Parents, April is upon us and that means we are thinking about money- either filing our taxes or spending our tax return.  April is also National Teach Your Kids About Money Month.  While it is fresh in our minds, now is a good time to begin teaching our kids basic money skills that will guide them throughout their lives.

  2. Check Out What the 4-H Helpers Club is Doing in the Community!

    Apr. 11, 2019

    This month’s Butler County 4-H Club Spotlight is all about the 4-H Helpers! There are 12 members and two Advisors, Patty Elwell and Caleb Young. Most members in this group take a Special Interest or FCS project. Meetings are held at the Lane Library in Hamilton or Oxford. The club is very excited to welcome three cloverbuds to their group this year! 

  3. DLS Helps to DIY

    Mar. 15, 2019

    Parents, March is a month of change.  We have been inside a lot recently and the dreary days may have caused us to become self-focused and feel run down.  But then comes March, when there is more sunlight, longer days, and the cold weather finally breaks.  These outward changes inspire us inwardly as well: we are inspired to go outside and get some fresh air, which creates more opportunities to interact with those around us.  Increased physical activity and vitamin D from the sun are two positive benefits from the great outdoors which can strongly improve...

  4. Reschedule

    Mar. 04, 2019

    The Home Hort Series class scheduled for tonight - Growing Big in Small Spaces has been reshceduled for Monday, April 1, 2019.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

  5. Extension Open House & Volunteer Appreciation Reception

    Feb. 22, 2019

    Please join us on March 20, 2019 as we honor volunteers and supporters of Extension! Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the awards ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. All new, interactive, information booths will be open for you to visit and learn throughout the evening.

    We look forward to thanking our volunteers, 4-H Advisors, Master Gardeners and their families for their continued support of Extension.  

  6. The Butler County Sharpshooters 4-H Club is in its 26th year!

    Feb. 22, 2019

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Program promotes Youth Development through participation in the shooting disciplines of Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Archery, and Crossbow. Hunting & Wildlife and Living History also fall under the 4-H Shooting Sports umbrella. These differ from traditional 4-H projects in that they require a member to take the project under the direction of a shooting sports club that includes state certified shooting sports instructors. We have 15 awesome certified instructors on our team!

  7. DLS Helps to DIY

    Feb. 12, 2019

    Parents, during the Month of Love, we often think of exchanging Valentines with our youngsters. Although that is a fantastic way to express our love for our children, I was thinking perhaps we could put into practice the old adage that “Children spell love: T-I-M-E!” You can create a delicious Fruit Pizza that is so easy children of any age can help! And since February is also American Heart Month, we can be heart healthy by eating lots of fresh fruits together as a family.

  8. 4-H Open House

    Jan. 14, 2019

    Come and learn all about the 4-H program in Butler County!  The Open House will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Avenue, Hamilton, OH, from 9:00 am to Noon.

    For more details, please click here!

  9. FCS Sew & Go Classes

    Jan. 10, 2019

    FCS Sew & Go Classes begin January 19, 2019.  4 classes are offered with fun sewing projects you'll make and then take home!  Class size is limited!  Sign up now! Parent & Me Class - $25.00/team January 19, 2019

    Poncho - Learn basic sewing techniques with your child as you each make a poncho

    Independent Classes - $15.00 each January 26, 2019

    Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag - Bring in your favorite stuffed animal and make a cozy sleeping bag for it!

  10. 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.