March, 2021 Programs for Clay County, Kentucky from the Cooperative Extension Service

MANCHESTER, KY (March 9, 2021) - Clay County Cooperative Extension Service upcoming programs for March, 2021.

National Ag Day Grab & Go Bags

To celebrate National Ag Day on March 23rd and thank farmers and other agricultural workers in our communities, counties can participate in the Thank a Kentucky Farmer Project. 4-H members create thank you cards for agriculture workers in their communities, youth drop cards off at the Extension office, and county Extension volunteers (or staff) distribute cards to local farmers and other agriculture workers in the community. Kits will be available March 1st-23rd at the Clay County Extension Office. You must call to register for a kit.

National Ag Day Coloring Contest

There will be three divisions for the Coloring Contest: Cloverbud (age 5-8) Junior (age 8-13) and senior (age 14-19). You must call to sign-up and the contest is March 1st-23rd. Entries are due back to the Clay County Extension by March 25th by 4:00 pm. Coloring sheets can be picked up at our office, emailed, or mailed to you. Grand Champions in each division will receive a prize.

4-H St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Green Scavenger Hunt

Give your child the following guidelines to collect things that are green. As items are found, mark them off with a green marker. List of items: something that grows green, something soft that is green, one green snack item, a green animal, a green fruit, something you play with that is green, something you can color with that is green, something you can build with that is green, something on a wall that is green and something you can wear that is green. Message your completed scavenger hunt by March 17th with your picture to our Clay County Cooperative Extension Facebook page and you’ll be entered in a drawing for 4-H prizes!    

2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

2021 Essay Topic: Immunity: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats. Information and rules can be found at Entries are to be sent to: Clay County Cooperative Extension Service. Awards: 1st prize - $750, 2nd prize - $500 and 3rd prize - $250.  Entries are to be submitted by March 26th.         

4-H Chefs in Training Grab & Go Bags (Ages 8-18)

The recipe for the month of March is Clover Marshmallow Bars. These bags will be available for pick-up March 15th-18th from 8 am - 4 pm at the Clay County Extension Office. Youth will receive a recipe, cooking tips and some ingredients to help get them started in the kitchen! Youth are encouraged to message the Clay County Cooperative Extension Service Facebook page and send pictures of their recipes! You must call 598-2789 to register by March 10th.   

Diabetic Support Group will meet on March 16th at 12:00 pm via Facebook Live. Tammy will provide educational information and Lora will have a food demonstration for you.

Talking Tips: Estate Planning Basics will be via ZOOM on March 18th at 7:30 pm. This session will be presented by Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension. You must register at  

4-H Nature Kits

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s a great time to explore the outdoors! These kits will provide learning activities that can be completed outdoors while enjoying nature. You must sign-up by March 19th at 598-2789. Kits will be available to all youth age 5-18, March 22-26th.         

Talking Care: Advance Directives & Caregiver Conversations will be via ZOOM on March 23rd at 7:30 pm. This session will be presented by Dr. Amy Kostelic, Associate Extension Professor for Adult Development and Aging & Hazel Teichen, Provider Liaison, Bluegrass Care Navigators. You must register at      

The third session of Kick KY Cancer by ZOOM will be March 24th at 2:00 pm.  We will be discussing “taking care of mental health during cancer” at this program. Mental health issues after a cancer diagnosis are common and costly.  Participants will increase their understanding of how to identify symptoms, identify questions to ask their health-care team and increase their understanding of mental health best practices.  To register for the program, call 598-2789.  The program will be by ZOOM so we must have your email address.     

Cooking by the Calendar will be March 25th at 1:30 pm via Facebook Live. Lora will be preparing March’s recipe from the 2021 Food & Nutrition Calendar. If you haven’t picked up your copy, there will be some on the table in our office entrance vestibule.

Talking Law: Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, and Eldercare will be via ZOOM on March 25th at 7:30 pm. This session will be presented by Katie E. Finnell, JD, LLM, Bluegrass Elderlaw, PLLC. You must register at       

Keys to Embracing Aging:  Sleep on March 26th at 2:00 pm on Facebook Live.  Sleep is so important no matter what your age. Last month we learned that getting the sleep we need can help prevent Alzheimer’s. We will talk about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and what you could be doing that impacts your sleep.

Plate It Up will be March 30th at 1:30 pm on Facebook Live.  Lora will be demonstrating another Plate It Up recipe.  Remember, these recipes are foods that can be grown in our Kentucky gardens.  We will have the recipe cards on the table in the vestibule of the office entrance.

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