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  1. Involving Teens as 4-H Leaders

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-52

    emphasizes the 4-H Essential Elements, which focus on social, physical, and emotional well-being, while ... two groups, teens’ skills are enhanced and their satisfaction with their involvement increases ...

  2. Ohio State offers tips for vendors, consumers when shopping at farmers markets amid COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-offers-tips-for-vendors-consumers-when-shopping-farmers-markets-amid-covid

    groups are continuing to plant, harvest, and market foods directly to the public, said Shoshanah Inwood, ... practice for everyone’s safety in response to the coronavirus pandemic, she said. “For example, you may see ...  on COVID-19’s effect on produce safety; reaching new markets; pivoting to new marketing platforms; ...

  3. Growing Hardy Figs in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1439

    productivity and the market demand. A high tunnel is highly recommended to produce an earlier harvest and ... tunnel. Hardy figs produce more fruits, an earlier harvest and a longer harvest in a high tunnel ... ripening cycle, and unique pollination requirements. Brown Turkey and Hardy Chicago are the only two ...

  4. Flex Your Leadership Style

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/flex-your-leadership-style-0

    coaching tips and cautions to show you how to dial up or dial down particular factors as required. Workshop ...

  5. Chow Line: A tiny worm in your strawberry won’t hurt you

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-tiny-worm-in-your-strawberry-won%E2%80%99t-hurt-you

    for human use.  This is because, “it is economically impractical to grow, harvest, or process raw ... spraying a weekly insecticide on the crops through the end of harvest and monitoring when the insect comes ... squeamish about larvae, locally grown berries harvested in June are less likely to have larvae,” Welty said. ...

  6. New CFAES groups assist Ohio food producers, consumers during pandemic

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/new-cfaes-groups-assist-ohio-food-producers-consumers-during-pandemic

    continuing to plant, harvest, and market food directly to the public allowing consumers to continue to access ... business, planting, and harvesting plans in response to radically shifted markets and public health concerns ... for worker and consumer safety.   To help these essential food producers as well as consumers, CFAES ...

  7. Kiwifruit and Hardy Kiwi (Kiwiberries)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1426

    of the season is required to mature the fruit. Harvest usually takes place in late September and the ... to purchase dry pollens from commercial vendors as a way to increase kiwi yields. Refer to the fact ... Successful cropping of kiwifruit may require a long, frost-free growing season of about 220 days. The plants, ...

  8. Chow Line: Canning expected to be big this year amid COVID-19

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-canning-expected-be-big-year-amid-covid-19

    gardens this year. For example, online searches for “growing vegetables from scraps” increased 4,650% in ... decreased incomes, more time at home, and an increased sense of an unknown future have many people wanting ... of up to 300% increases in seed sales this spring. “As a result, we expect home food preservation to ...

  9. Engaging Older Youth in 4-H Club Work

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-27

    2010). By engaging and supporting older youth as participants, their likelihood for retention increases ... a balanced focus on the business at hand and time for member interaction and socialization. Add fun to the ... platforms. As a result of technology and social media platforms, youth are increasingly connected beyond the ...

  10. It’s about learning new skills and how to persevere

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/newsletter/cfaes-monthly/june-2020/it%E2%80%99s-about-learning-new-skills-and-how-persevere

    4-H’s focus on learning by doing. Among them are the  Stay connected!  website, with links to virtual ...

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