1. Power Outage Safety Tips

    Mar. 25, 2021

    With high winds and strong storms predicted in parts of Ohio this afternoon and evening, The Ohio State University Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel reminds households how to be prepared if a power outage occurs.  For safety tips follow this link:

  2. Scribe Clinic

    Mar. 04, 2021

    Scribe Clinic

    The State 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is encouraging counties to identify a scribe for their 4-H and PAS Horse Shows to assist judges, this will allow the judge to focus solely on the exhibitor in the ring and eliminate instance of missing a maneuver.

    Duane Stutzman, certified judge and OSU Equine Program Specialist, will be teaching the Virtual Scribe Clinic to provide insight as to how the classes are scored in addition to training participants to scribe for their 4-H and PAS Horse Shows.

  3. 2021 Quality Assurance Information

    Mar. 02, 2021

    Quality Assurance

    Why is Quality Assurance (QA) Training Required?

    Chapter 901-19-07 of the Ohio Administrative Code is a mandatory rule that requires all exhibitors to complete a quality assurance program prior to exhibiting terminal or partial terminal livestock in a junior livestock show. The program is conducted cooperatively by the Exhibition Sponsor, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Education, or Agricultural Commodity Organizations.


  4. Farm Bill Informational Meetings

    Feb. 01, 2021

    Join Ohio State University Extension for a workshop on the ARC/PLC decision for the 2021
    program year. We will include updates on current market outlook and decision-tool calculators that
    are available to evaluate your options. These programs are FREE of charge but due to limiting the
    number of participants at each event, registration is required. All programs listed can be register for
    by going to the same link or calling the corresponding contact number.

  5. Scioto County OSU Extension Office Closed

    Dec. 16, 2020

    Beginning Monday, December 21st the Scioto County Extension Office will be closed until January 15th, 2021 due to the continued increase in cases of COVID 19 in Ohio.  All employees will be working remotely and are still available to assist you.  You can reach us by calling (740) 354-7879 or by email.  Email addresses for all employees can be found in the "About" Section of this website.  

  6. Fertilizer and Pesticide Recertification has Been Cancelled

    Nov. 25, 2020

    The recertification program scheduled for December 21st has been CANCELED.

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for everyone’s health and safety The Ohio State University has suspended in-person meetings at this time. 

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture has extended the expiration on your current license. It will now expire on July 1st, 2021.

  7. 4-H Teen Opportunites

    Nov. 16, 2020

    Greetings! As we end 2020 (and are we ever glad to be ending this year!), we thought we would get a note out to each of our 4-Hers who will be between the ages of 14 and 18 next year to let you know what types of opportunities are available.

  8. Active Parenting Classes

    Oct. 13, 2020

    Your child’s first few years are so important! Learn how to make the most of them with Active Parenting: First Five Years, a program for parents and other caregivers. To register for this free virtual class email Grace Peach-Storey @ or call (740) 354-7879.



  9. Fall Food Preservation Office Hours

    Sep. 29, 2020

    Are you interested in learning about food preservation? Join us for these free webinars hosted by Ohio State University Extension. You are welcome to register for just one or all of them.


  10. 4-H Meeting and Eligibility Requirements Update

    Sep. 01, 2020

    Dear 4-H families, volunteers, and supporters,

    As we head into fall, we want to take a moment to thank you for remaining flexible as we work together to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. By following recommended guidance, we’re helping to keep our families and friends safer, our kids learning, and our economy going. We also want to take a moment to share updated in-person 4-H meeting requirements and a reminder to continue to follow our 4-H guidelines.

    Updated information, effective as of today, September 1, 2020 includes: