Program Areas

  1. 4-H Youth

    Preparing Youth for Success

    4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

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    Enhancing Agriculture and the Environment

    Ohio’s diverse agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy every year. OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs assist with technology, marketing and educational support – protecting Ohio’s position in the global marketplace.

  3. Advancing Employment and Income Opportunities

    OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals.

    Our community development professionals enhance the well-being of communities and neighborhoods via interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders and local officials.

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    Better Lives, Stronger Communities

    OSU Extension family and consumer sciences (FCS) gives people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.

  5. Skillathon Links August 11, 2021

    Rules 

    1. Skillathon Links are categorized by both species and the Exhibitors' Age Division.

    Junior Age Division-- Jr. Fair Exhibitors who are ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2021 are to select this age division.

    Senior Age Division--Jr. Fair Exhibitors who are ages 14-18, as of January 1, 2021 are to select this age division

  6. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

  7. How can I participate in the SNAP-Ed program? 

    SNAP-Ed provides classes to teach participants about basic nutrition, food shopping/budgeting and food safety. To participate, adults and families must be eligible or currently receiving SNAP benefits. Students may participate through the Summer Feeding Program or if their school has a 50% participation in the free/reduced lunch program.

    Available Program Topics:

    MyPlate

    Fruits and Vegetables

  8. Cost Price includes both shipping and analysis. Either cash or check are accepted, and samples may be dropped off Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Analysis is completed at A&L Great Lakes Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Indiana.