Fairfield County was formed December 9, 1800, by proclamation of Gov. St. Clair and so named from the beauty of its fair fields. As of 2013, the county's population is estimated at 148,867, with 54,310 households, and 39,846 families residing in the county.
Overall, 53% of Fairfield County's 322,800 acre land mass is in farms. In addition, 17% is in forestland.
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Since 1914, Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities.
Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically-based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.
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No matter which county you visit, you can find people who are helped by the four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. These program areas – and many other special topics – are continuously evaluated and updated to meet the changing needs and issues facing each community. Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.
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