1. Live Healthy Live Well

    Mar. 24, 2020

    “It’s All About Time” Email Wellness Challenge

    Do you feel like you don’t have time to spend doing the things that are important to you? Or you just can’t get enough rest or the physical activity that you should? To work on these and other time related skills try joining Ohio State University Extension for their “It’s All About Time” Spring 2020 Email Wellness six-week challenge.

  2. What is the best way to clean hands and hard surfaces?

    Mar. 20, 2020

    Hands: Use soap and warm water and scrub for a full 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, you can use hand sanitizer made with 70% strength isopropyl alcohol. You can make your own hand sanitizer by mixing 2/3 cup of 70% isopropyl alcohol with ½ cup aloe vera gel. The rubbing alcohol is for killing germs and the aloe vera gel is to moisturize your hands.

  3. Power go out? Here's what to do with food

    Mar. 20, 2020

    If this is your current situation: "My power just went out, how long will my food be safe?" please read on . . .

    Quick rules of thumb:

    1. Do NOT open your refrigerator or freezer. It will serve as an insulated cooler if you do not open it. Refrigerated foods should keep at least 24 hours and frozen foods several days.

  4. COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Your Health and the Health of Others

    Mar. 19, 2020

    If you want to learn more about Coronavirus including what it is, how it spreads, what precautions you should take, and when you should call your doctor, see this fact sheet from Ohio State University Extension

  5. Fairfield County Extension Office - Temporary Building Closure

    Mar. 18, 2020

    Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, the OSU Extension Office in Fairfield County will be temporarily closed. For complete information please review the Press Release. However, as we work remotely during the foreseeable future, you can still reach us . . . here's a link to our individual contact info:

  6. Health Safety Protocols and Calendar Updates for Fairfield County Extension

    Mar. 13, 2020

    Health Safety Protocols in Place for OSU Extension
    Fairfield County as of March 12, 2020

  7. Slow Cooking, Fast Cooking Lunch and Learn Series

    Feb. 07, 2020

    March 25, 2020 UPDATE: In order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, OSU has asked us to postpone our adult programming events until after mid-May. The Slow Cooker Fast Cooker series will be rescheduled accordingly, and we will notify you all once the new dates and time are available.

  8. Manage Your Money Email Challenge

    Dec. 16, 2019

    Time to get your finances in order and begin the new year right! Join us for a seven-week email challenge to improve your financial literacy, while focusing on basic money management. Each week you will receive a new Manage Your Money lesson supported by email messages that highlight the learning objectives and include money management tips as well as a video presentation to help you connect the week’s information.

    February 3 - March 14, 2020 (Updated Challenge Dates - to give everyone an opportunity to gather financial information)

  9. The ARC/PLC Farm Bill Decision

    Dec. 09, 2019

    As you know, enrollment in the “Farm Program” . . . aka, your ARC/PLC election . . . has begun and continues through March 15, 2020. Similar to the 2014 Farm Bill, producers have the same three options for federal commodity programs: Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, with the Agricultural Risk Coverage again being divided into a county or individual option. Locally, four opportunities remain to participate in ARC/PLC Farm Bill Decision meetings . . .

  10. 10 Common Questions Livestock Owners Have When Starting Grazing Livestock

    Nov. 26, 2019

    We commonly receive questions from livestock owners who may be just getting started with their pasture management or grazing program. During this issue of Forage Focus with Christine Gelley, Noble County Extension Educator, and Will Hamman, Pike County Extension Educator, the discussion will revolve around the ten most common questions that new graziers have when starting with grazing livestock.