1. The March-April Cooperative Connection Newsletter is Now Available

    Jan. 03, 2020

    The latest issue of the Cooperative Connection is now available! This newsletter contains county information relevant to the 4-H Youth Development and the Agriculture & Natural Resources programs, including registration details for events.

    The 2020 March-April newsletter can be found here.

    The 2020 January-February newsletter can be found here.

  2. OSU Extension Announces Agriculture and Natural Resources Madness: A Tournament of Education

    Mar. 26, 2020

    Columbus, Ohio—Did your usual conference get canceled? Looking to fill the void of the big basketball tournament? Ohio State University Extension is here to help with a new virtual education program for the agricultural community.

    “Agriculture and Natural Resources Madness: A Tournament of Education” will include 64 educational events broken into daily brackets. Each day, a virtual educational session will be held at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. The educational tournament is free of charge and will likely continue until mid-May.

  3. OSU Extension offices throughout Ohio will implement teleworking options for staff amid current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak concerns

    Mar. 18, 2020

    March 18, 2020

    Columbus, OHIO – Governor DeWine recently issued a state of emergency for the state of Ohio, and along with the Ohio Department of Health, has implemented a variety of strategies to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To do our part in reducing risk to Ohio State University Extension employees or clientele, we have implemented a teleworking plan effective immediately, and all OSU Extension offices will be closed to the public until further notice.

  4. 2020 Beginning Beekeepers Course Update

    Mar. 18, 2020

    Join the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association and Ohio State University Extension to learn more about the basics of beekeeping! Joe Kovaleski, EAS Master Beekeeper, co-owner of Buena Vista Honey Farms, and long-time beekeeper will cover all you need to know about starting a hive - no prior experience required.

    ***Due to COVID-19, initial sessions of the Beginning Beekeepers Course for 2020 will be moved to a webinar format. A link to the webinar will be distributed once registrations have been received.

  5. Pesticide & Fertilizer Updates 3/17/2020

    Mar. 18, 2020

    PRIVATE APPLICATORS: All remaining private recertification classes are postponed until further notice. We will update you as news is presented from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). ODA public facilities are closed until April 11.

  6. Coronavirus & March Events Update 3/12/2020

    Mar. 12, 2020

    As you may be aware, The Ohio State University has announced the suspension of face-to-face instruction of lectures, discussion sections, seminars, and other similar classroom settings, and the move to virtual instruction effective immediately and through at least Monday, March 30. Also, events deemed nonessential between now and April 20 are subject to review, to evaluate whether they should continue in person.

  7. Paraquat Training Now Required

    Mar. 03, 2020

    As of November 14, 2019, registrants of paraquat containing products (Gramoxone, Firestorm, Helmquat, Parazone and others) were required to have newly labeled products on the market.  Paraquat training is now mandated by the US EPA for all certified applicators who intend to load, apply, mix or handle paraquat.  Only licensed pesticide applicators can legally apply paraquat products and direct supervision is no longer permitted.  Training is required every three years and may be completed online here...

  8. Farm Bill Enrollment Deadline Approaching

    Feb. 11, 2020

    If you are needing to enroll in Farm Bill programs this year, make sure to visit FSA BEFORE March 15th. February is a great month to visit your FSA office and avoid potential scheduling issues or wait periods as we get closer to the deadline. Take advantage of the Farmdoc Farm Bill Toolbox available from University of Illinois Extension: Have questions on the 2018 Farm Bill?

  9. OSU Extension to Host 7th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

    Feb. 10, 2020

    Ohio State University (OSU) Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will host the 7th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference.  This year’s conference convenes on Thursday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  10. Our Newsletters are Merging...

    Dec. 27, 2019

    Beginning in 2020, the ANR Extension Connection and Clover Chronicle newsletters will merge into a single county newsletter. We will be posting newsletters under the county news section of this website instead of under each program as issues become available. Don't hesitate to contact our office with questions.