News

  1. Let's Preserve - Canning Basics

    Oct. 02, 2019

    A hands-on Canning Basics class presented by Sandy Bohl through Family and Consumer Sciences with Ohio State University Extension Fairfield County. Participants will learn the process of preserving food using both water bath and pressure canning. There is no cost for attendance, but registration is requested to assist with proper planning.

    Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Wagnalls Library, 2nd floor, Lithopolis, OH

    Cost: FREE

    Registration Deadline: October 14, 2019

  2. A Matter of Balance

    Aug. 13, 2019

    Do you find yourself not going out as much because you worry about falling? A Matter of Balance has proven to be effective in the management of falls. 

    Tuesdays and Thursdays- September 10 & 12; 17 & 19; 24 & 26; October 1 & 3 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Meals on Wheels Senior Services, 1515 Cedar Hill Rd, Lancaster, OH 43130

    Meals on Wheels and The OSU Extension office have partnered to offer the FREE 4-week series (classes meet twice per week) to those 60 and older. 

    A Matter of Balance will help you: 

  3. Updated Contact Information

    Jul. 25, 2019

    With the shift to newer technology, our office has updated the phone system and our contact numbers have changed.  Our new main line is 740-653-5419 (some of you may recognize this one).

    Below are the new direct dial numbers: 

    Family & Consumer Sciences

      Shannon Carter  740-277-4624

    Snap-Ed

      Kacie Funk  740-277-4627

      Diane Sommers  740-277-4634

    4-H Youth Development

      Leslie Cooksey  740-277-4625

      Aubry Fowler  740-277-4626

  4. Mindful Wellness

    Jul. 09, 2019

    “Mindful Wellness is designed to equip healthy adults with practice and skills to strengthen the mind and body connection and promote holistic health and wellness across the lifespan.” Please join Shannon Carter, Extension Educator, for the Mindful Wellness series to enhance your wellness.  There is no cost for these classes just register by calling 740-652-7260 or email hicks.686@osu.edu by Auguest 13th. 

    The classes will be held on:

  5. Let's Preserve

    Jul. 03, 2019

    Please note: 

    The July 23rd Let's Jam class has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. We still have two open slots for this class, if you are interested, just let us know. 

    The July 31st class at Wagnall's Library has been rescheduled for August 21, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    The August 10th class at Keller Market House has been rescheduled for August 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

  6. 3rd Annual 4-H Craft, Vendor and Antique Sale - "Christmas in July"

    May. 10, 2019

    3rd Annual Fairfield County 4-H Christmas in July Sale

    The Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee will host a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, July 27th from 9:00am to 3:00pm to raise money for the county program. The event, which will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH, in the Ed Sands Building will help raise funds for county activities like summer camp, state trips, awards, and so much more.

  7. Tree Decline Continues Throughout the County

    Apr. 17, 2019

    Mother Nature is continuing her assault on area trees and landscape plants!

  8. 2019 Local Foods Farm Tour

    Apr. 15, 2019

    Join us the 2019 Local Foods Farm tour series. We will be visiting three farms this year.  

    June 11

    6:30 p.m.

    Bluegreen Gardens

    Bluegreen Gardens is a boutique flower farm and floral design studio operated by Mike Zawislak and Elizabeth Fox Zawislak. Using a combination of their individual special strengths and talents, they work to bring joy to people through the sharing of their flowers.

  9. Grill Smart; Hands-on Learn the Science of Great Grilling

    Apr. 10, 2019

    Ever wondered what actually happened and why, when sometimes that great looking piece of meat comes off your grill and it's perfect, but, other times it's just not so good? If so, this 4 hour, hands-on class is for you!

  10. ChickQuest, a Science Alive 4-H School Enrichment program

    Apr. 08, 2019

    ChickQuest is a Science Alive 4-H School Enrichment program that reaches 1100 Kindergarten through 5th grade students in Fairfield County annually. The project challenges youth to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.

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