News

  1. Achievement Form Workshop

    Nov. 22, 2019

    Learn more about teen opportunities with 4-H! 
    It all starts with keeping great records of your 4-H accomplishments! 
    Younger 4-H youth (ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2020) are encouraged to start completing your Junior Achievement Form. Junior Achievement Awards will be awarded in April 2020!

  2. Fertilizer & Pesticide REcertification Sessions are Set

    Nov. 07, 2019

    There will be two opportunties each in Fairfield County to gain REcertification for both Pesticide and Fertilizer applicators.

  3. Live Healthy Live Well

    Oct. 30, 2019

    Does the holiday season find you rushing around trying to accomplish too much? This on-line challenge will help you add regular movement, mindfulness and healthy “elf eats” into your lifestyle. Learn ways to simplify your schedule, your gift list, set realistic expectations and embrace positivity. Watch for strategies and tips to help you organize your décor/stuff after the holidays. 

  4. 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

  5. Tree Decline Continues Throughout the County

    Apr. 17, 2019

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

  6. 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.

  7. Avoid the temptation to apply mulch too early!

    Mar. 18, 2019

    Each year homeowners spend hundreds – and, in some cases many hundreds – of dollars on mulch for the landscape. When properly applied at the right time, mulch has its place. A thin layer of perhaps 1.5 to 2.5 inches of mulch can enhance the color of the landscape, aid in preventing weed germination, retain moisture in the soil, and moderate soil temperatures in the root zone of the plants being mulched.

  8. Here's what we've been doing!

    Nov. 08, 2018

    Wondering what we've been doing. If so, check out our most recent County Connection

  9. Mosquito Control Can = Disease Prevention

    May. 23, 2018

    While avoiding the annoying bite of the mosquito may be the motivating factor, mosquito control is important for reducing the spread of disease. Controlling mosquito populations takes a varied approach beginning first with the avoidance of pooled or standing water!

  10. It's More Than a Tree That Just Fell Over!

    Jul. 21, 2017

    At first glance, this would appear to be a tree that simply blew over in a storm. Under closer inspection, it's not so simple! Read on to learn why.

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