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.
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)
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 . . .
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.
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!
Nov. 07, 2019
There will be two opportunties each in Fairfield County to gain REcertification for both Pesticide and Fertilizer applicators.
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.
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
Apr. 17, 2019
Mother Nature is continuing her assault on area trees and landscape plants!
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.