1. Hands-On Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop: Hugus Fruit Farm

    Jan. 19, 2023

    Join OSU Extension in Fairfield County for a hands-on Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop with Ralph Hugus at Hugus Fruit Farm on Saturday, March 25th. The workshop will involve walking through the orchard and discussing growing and pruning techniques for apple and peach trees. Pruning shears will be provided for demonstration use. Participants will be able to learn pruning techniques and get all of their questions related to fruit tree growing and pruning answered. The majority of the workshop will be held outdoors; please dress for the weather conditions.

  2. Planning for the Future of Your Farm

    Nov. 08, 2022

    OSU Extension, Fairfield County invites you to participate in “Planning for the Future of Your Farm”

    This workshop is designed to help farm families learn to successfully create a succession and estate plan that will help transfer farm ownership, management, and assets to the next generation. Join us in welcoming OSU Farm Management Field Specialist, David Marrison, and Attorney with OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program, Robert Moore.

    Workshop Topics include: 

  3. Extension Connection

    Nov. 08, 2022

    Read about program highlights and news in Fairfield County in the November, 2022, edition of The Extension Connection.

  4. Live Healthy Live Well - Unwrap Your Gifts Email Challenge

    Oct. 03, 2022

    Sign Up Now for the “Unwrap Your Gifts” Email Wellness Challenge

    Are you interested in improving your wellness by exploring: gratitude, traditional foods with a twist, sustainability, self-care, and more – all wrapped up with new gift ideas? Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Unwrap Your Gifts” 6-week email wellness challenge to learn more about these and other wellness topics.

  5. Tomato Tasting is Back!!

    Aug. 15, 2022

    Do you have a favorite tomato variety? Want to learn more about why your tomato vines begin to die overnight?  Do you have questions about tomato growing or preserving? Help select the Fairfield County Master Gardener’s favorite!!

  6. 2022 Food Preservation

    May. 10, 2022

    Are you planning to preserve summer produce? For in-person workshops, please join Shannon Carter, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator and Sandy Bohl, Instructor, with Ohio State University Extension Fairfield County. Classes will be offered at both the Wagnalls Memorial Library and Fairfield County District Library – Main  Branch.

  7. Questions about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)?

    Apr. 27, 2022

    HPAI is a highly contagious virus that spreads quickly and can be fatal to flocks and devastating to poultry owners, both commercial and non-commercial. Proper biosecurity is critical in preventing the spread of this disease.  Learn more about HPAI by reading the Avian Influenza brochure and the press release below issued by Franklin County on March 30, 2022.

  8. 2022 Local Foods Farm Tour

    Apr. 15, 2022

    Join OSU Extension-Fairfield County for the return of the Local Foods Farm Tour Series. Free on-farm educational programs highlighting local producers in Fairfield County. Our locations are:

  9. 2022 Dig Into Gardening Educational Day

    Mar. 30, 2022

    Want to learn more about growing an edible landscape?  How about learning more some of those underused perennials?  What annuals will bring that “WOW” factor in my containers!  Want to learn more?  Make plans to join the Fairfield County Master Gardeners for their “Dig Into Gardening” event. 

  10. Tracking Precipitation Throughout Fairfield County

    Mar. 22, 2022

    Have you ever experienced the phenomenon of seeing rain falling in the distance but never feeling a drop in your location? If so, you know how variable precipitation can be!

    Case in point, in August of this year local reports tell us that total rainfall in Fairfield County ranged from 1.9 inches to as much as 4.89 inches. That’s not only the difference between needing to water your garden or not, but also has a significant impact on crop yields throughout the county!