1. Fairfield County Extension Office - Office and Calendar Updates 04.14.2020

    Apr. 14, 2020

    April 14, 2020

    Dear 4-H Families, Volunteers and Supporters:

    It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you. Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel all Ohio State University Extension in-person programming through July 6. This includes all 4-H programs, activities, and events. Additionally, Ohio 4-H has made the very difficult decision to cancel all 4-H camps thru August 31. Although in-person programming is cancelled, we will continue to offer virtual 4-H experiences.

  2. A Gourmet Dinner from the Woods

    Apr. 14, 2020

    A Gourmet Dinner from the Woods

    By Jerry Iles, OSU Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Fairfield County

    Spring is here and with it comes my favorite spring outdoor activity. I love to get outdoors and hike in the woods. While I’m at it I hike to spots where I’ve previously found that spring delicacy…morel mushrooms. (Morchella)

  3. Using Mindfulness Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mar. 31, 2020

    Learning and practicing mindfulness can offer opportunities to better weather the challenging times as well as to be more present for big and small celebrations. Continue reading to learn more about practicing “mindfulness” in your household.

    Using Mindfulness Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

    By: Patrice Powers-Barker, Michelle Treber and Rosanne Scammahorn

  4. Fairfield County Extension Office and Calendar Updates

    Mar. 26, 2020

    March 26, 2020

    Dear 4-H Families, Volunteers and Supporters:

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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:

  10. 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