1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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 . . .

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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


      Kacie Funk  740-277-4627

      Diane Sommers  740-277-4634

    4-H Youth Development

      Leslie Cooksey  740-277-4625

      Aubry Fowler  740-277-4626

  9. Tree Decline Continues Throughout the County

    Apr. 17, 2019

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

  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.