1. Avian Flu Update

    Apr. 07, 2022

    We continue to monitor for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza after recent detections have resulted in an increased public health concern HPAI is a highly contagious virus that spreads quickly and can be fatal to flocks and devastating to commercial and backyard poultry owners. It can infect poultry such as chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, domestic ducks, geese, and guinea fowl and is carried by free flying waterfowl such as ducks, geese, and shorebirds.

  2. Know Your CAUV

    Mar. 10, 2022

    Click here for the 2021 CAUV report.

    For property tax purposes, farmland devoted exclusively to commercial agriculture may be valued according to its current use rather than at its "highest and best" potential use. This provision of Ohio law is known as the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program. By permitting values to be set well below true market values, the CAUV normally results in a substantially lower tax bill for working farmers.

  3. Food Preservation Webinar Series

    Jul. 30, 2021

    Virtual Food Preservation Basics series is back with more great topics for fall



  4. Junior Fair Livestock Sale

    Jul. 16, 2021

    Junior Fair Livestock Sale

    In 2021, the Scioto County Junior Fair & Sale Committee has faced many unique challenges and required very extensive planning to meet the needs of the youth exhibitors, buyers and a market for the animals. This year, youth will be required to coordinate the final destination of their market project in advance. 

  5. 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:

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


  8. 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.

  9. 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.  

  10. 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.