1. Fertilizer and Pesticide Re-certification Meeting on March 16 is Cancelled

    Jan. 15, 2020

    UPDATE - As of 3/16/2020 the Fertilizer and Pesticide Re-certification class is cancelled.

    Our 2020 Fertilizer and Pesticide Re-certification class will be Monday, March 16 at the Williams County East Annex Building at 1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506. Pre-registration is required at 419-636-5608.

    Fertilizer (Category 15) re-certification will be from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. for $10.

    Pesticide (CORE, Category 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) re-certification will be from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for $30.

  2. Stoy Farms to Host Women in Agriculture Dinner

    Jan. 13, 2020

    OSU and Purdue Extension will host a Women in Agriculture dinner on Thursday, March 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stoy Farms (6517 S 400 W, Ashley, IN 46705).

    Come join area women for an evening of learning and networking. Program participants will learn about farm stress management, meal planning, and Annie’s Project, an educational series designed to empower farm and ranch women.

  3. Register for eFields Regional Meeting at

    Jan. 13, 2020

    Join Williams County OSU Extension for the 2019 eFields Regional Meeting for Northwest Ohio on Wednesday, February 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Williams County East Annex Building (1425 East High Street, Bryan, OH).

  4. Register for Mental Health First Aid for Rural Populations

    Oct. 30, 2019

    Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.

  5. Master Gardeners to Host Holiday Arrangement Class

    Oct. 24, 2019

    Remember your loved ones this holiday season with a hand-made grave saddle or table center piece.

    The Williams County Master Gardeners will host a “Holiday Arrangement Class” on Wednesday, December 4.  The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Gillette Building on the Williams County Fairgrounds.

    Angie Girdham, horticulturalist at Hillsdale College, will instruct the class.  Participants may choose to make a grave saddle or a center piece. Everyone is encouraged to bring decorations, ribbon with wire and other embellishments to complete their project.

  6. Share Your Talent in the 2019 Barnyard Friends Drawing Contest

    Aug. 01, 2019

    Do you like drawing farm animals and barns? If so, we invite you to share your talent in the 2019 Barnyard Friends Drawing Contest, sponsored by OSU Extension and the Williams County Fair!

    The contest is open to Williams County youth in Kindergarten through Second Grade for the 2019-20 school year. Drawings must be hand-drawn on an 8.5 x 11” sheet of paper, and be farming-related. Be sure to include name, school, grade, and t-shirt size on the back of the artwork. Participants may use paints, markers, crayons, or color pencils. Only one entry per student please.

  7. Williams County 4-H Recognizes Volunteers & Members

    Nov. 03, 2017

    Williams County 4-H wrapped up their 2017 program year with their Fall Fling on Sunday, October 29, 2017.  4-H members and volunteers along with their families enjoyed social time and a delicious meal sponsored by the Williams County 4-H Advisory Council.  The awards ceremony wrapped up the evening.  Receiving recognition for their 2017 4-H accomplishments were:

    Volunteer Years of Service

  8. Conversations on the Future of Extension

    Sep. 22, 2014

    Celebrating the significant accomplishments and deep impact that OSU Extension has had on communities and in the lives of Ohioans provides a great springboard for the future. A significant component of Ohio’s celebration in 2014 will be a year-long process focused on our future. The primary work this year will center on futuring – asking questions about and envisioning the long-term future of OSU Extension as well as the role the organization should play in shaping and positively impacting Ohio and Ohio residents.

  9. Smith-Lever Act Centennial Celebration

    Mar. 06, 2014

    The 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System, will be celebrated in 2014. Activities this year will highlight our past and focus on the current application of Cooperative Extension’s mission and vision as we move into our next century.