1. Cattlemen's Meeting

    Nov. 09, 2018

    Calling all Cattlemen! Join us Dec 13 for an educational evening focused on cattle production and marketing. Dr. Joy Rumble with the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at Ohio State will talk about the future of cultured meat. She will also discuss consumer perception of livestock care and use. This will give producers an idea of where the industry is heading and how you can prepare your operation to meet consumer demands. Dr. Steve Boyles, with the Department of Animal Science at Ohio State will discuss beef nutrition and management.

  2. Winterizing Gardening Tools

    Sep. 24, 2018

    Work with the Master Gardener Volunteers to clean, sharpen and winterize your gardening tools. Cleaning tools is important to prevent the spread of diseases to next year's crop. It is also important to keep them in good working condition. This can be easily done each year. Learn how by joining us on Oct 2 at 5pm. We will meet at the Community Gardens in Urbana, 222 E Market St. We hope to see you then!

  3. Quality of Living Survey!

    Jul. 19, 2018

    The Champaign County’s comprehensive plan is a way to inventory current conditions and set goals for how the county will look in the future.  The last plan was updated in 2004.   An updated comprehensive plan provides a basic road map to current and prospective citizens, businesses, public officials, and developers.

  4. Hops Production and Management Field Day

    Jul. 12, 2018

    Hop production in Ohio has increased in recent years as the craft beer industry has rapidly expanded throughout the state. According to the Ohio Craft Beer Association, there are currently 278 craft breweries in Ohio with 65 more in the planning stages, and Ohio is ranked 5th in the nation in craft beer production. Hops, a climbing plant, are a key ingredient in beer brewing, and many breweries are interested in including locally grown ingredients in their products.

  5. Fly Fishing Workshop

    Jul. 09, 2018

    Interested in learning to fly fish? The Mad River offers great fly fishing opportunities right here in Champaign County. Donnie Knight with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and owner of Ohio Fly By Knight river guide service will teach participants about fishing tactics, handling, gear, species and habitat. This workshop is free and begins at 6pm on July 11. We will meet at the Mad River where it crosses US-36 west of Urbana. If you have a fly fishing rod, please bring it. Some will be provided for those who do not own one. No experience is required.

  6. Elementary Schools Release Butterflies

    May. 23, 2018

    In mid-May, elementary schools around the county released Painted Lady butterflies they raised from larvae in the classroom. The Master Gardener Volunteers provide larvae each year to every 2nd grade class in the county through sponsorships from local businesses.

  7. Have a Knockout Garden this Year

    May. 11, 2018

    It seems like the weather went straight from winter to summer this year. Plants went from dormant to green in the blink of an eye. The Master Gardener Volunteers have already been busy helping homeowners improve their gardens through seminars and the helpline.

    In the first two talks of the summer gardening series, we discussed planning your garden and soil health. Some things to consider when determining where to have your garden are:

  8. Lady Landowners Leaving a Legacy

    May. 11, 2018

    Land is an important investment. One that is often passed down through generations. Farmland needs to be monitored and cared for to maintain the value and sustainability if it is to be enjoyed and profitable for future generations. Nearly 50% of landowners in Ohio are female. If you fall into this statistic and want to learn more about your land, farming and conservation practices and how to successfully pass it on to the next generation, this program is for you!

  9. 2017 Judging and Fair Results

    Aug. 25, 2017

    The 2017 Champaign County 4-H season has come to a close. What an exciting time we have had with all of the judgings, skillathons and finally the 176th Champaign County Fair! There have been some excellent projects exhibited, both animal and non-animal. A special acknowledgement goes to our 4-H Boy of the Year-John Kent, 4-H Girl of the Year-Emily Wilson, 4-H Advisor of the Year-Mary Rose and Fair Queen-Ashton Arnett. Please see the links below to access all of the winners. We are already planning and looking forward to 2018 and we hope you are too!

  10. It's 4-H Camp Time!

    May. 04, 2017

    It's time to register for 4-H Camp at 4-H Camp Clifton. Champaign County date:  June 25-29th