Recent Updates

  1. Tech Recipe: Starting A Scholastic Drone Racing Team

    Schools interested in starting a drone racing team may have some basic questions, such as, “Is drone racing legal?”, “When did drone racing start?”, “How does drone racing work?” This fact sheet is written in a recipe format to provide simple how-to guidance for prospective schools and teachers who want to learn more about what it takes to start a drone racing team, such as materials and people needed, the skill building benefits scholastic teams offer, equipment cost estimates, online resources, and instruction on how to develop a practice schedule and racing events.
  2. Effective Ways to Promote Ohio 4-H Camps

    Camping has a long tradition in Ohio 4-H (McNeely, 2004). Ohio 4-H camps are creative experiential learning endeavors in which participants engage with each other, older teens, and adult staff. They are intentionally designed in a carefully supervised and supportive environment which typically incorporates aspects of the natural surroundings. Teens are part of the supervision and supportive environment through their involvement as camp counselors where they undergo a selection process, receive training, assist in planning and the evaluation of camp.
  3. County-level 4-H Advisory Committees

    The 4-H Advisory Committee Role
  4. Is It Pine, Spruce, or Fir?

    Pine (Pinus spp.), spruce (Picea spp.), and fir (Abies spp.) are all types, or genera, of medium to tall (60-200 feet), evergreen, needle-bearing, cone-producing trees that have a conical or pyramidal shape. Collectively, they are called conifers because of their cone production. Conifers are commonly found growing in Ohio landscapes and several species are used as Christmas trees. To the casual observer, these trees look similar, but they belong to different genera.
  5. Working with Large Round Bale Equipment

    Objective: To know how to prevent possible incidents when working with large round bales and equipment. Trainer’s Note It is important to remember that these bales are very heavy and are able to roll. Informally discuss with employees how to accomplish work objectives safely. It will be helpful to review the module on tractor safety, cutter bar safety, and power-take off (PTO) with this discussion. Review the true or false quiz.
  6. Family Mealtime: Routines and Rituals

    Are there any routines in your life that make you feel happy, more aware, and balanced? For some, it may be activities such as yoga, or simply enjoying tea and reading the paper in the morning.
  7. Using Hay Harvesting Equipment Safely

    Objective: To be able to identify the hazards associated with hay harvesting and know how to prevent possible incidents. Trainer’s Note
  8. Trenching and Excavation Safety

    Objectives: To understand and practice safe trenching and excavation. Trainer’s Note
  9. Tractors and Highway Safety

    Objective: To use safe highway procedures for tractors. Trainer’s Note Incidents occur because highway safety precautions are not followed. It is difficult to avoid highway travel when going between farm sites. Discuss procedures for traveling on highways with agricultural equipment. Common sense and good judgment should be emphasized. Discuss driving safely on highways. Review the true or false quiz.
  10. Towing Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks

    Objective: To learn the necessary safety precautions for towing anhydrous ammonia tanks. Trainer's Note