1. ODA And OSU Extension Kick Off 2021 Ohio Victory Gardens Program

    Mar. 30, 2021

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH (March 30, 2021) – It’s time to get your hands dirty and start growing! The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and OSU Extension Offices are kicking off the second year of the Victory Gardens Program. Due to high demand, the program is expanding from 10 to 25 counties across the state, with 8,300 seed packets available free to the public to get people planting.

  2. ODA Proposed Rules for Spotted Lanternfly - 901:5-56

    Mar. 11, 2021

    Now that the spotted lanternfly has been identified in Jefferson County, the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Health has drafted new rules in Chapter 901:5-56 to address the invasive insect. On March 10, 2021, the rules were submitted to stakeholders. The stakeholder comment period will remain open until March 24, 2021.

  3. 2021 4-H Week Window Decorating

    Mar. 02, 2021

    Window Decorating Theme: 

    @OSU Extension Jefferson County 4-H

  4. Spotted Lanternfly Update 1/25/21

    Jan. 25, 2021

    Since there is now an established Spotted Lanternfly population in Jefferson County, be on the look out for quarantine procedures for the area in the near future from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Once the rules are publicly available, we will post them here on our county website and Facebook page.

  5. Update on Spotted Lanternfly for Jefferson, Harrison and Belmont Counties

    Oct. 14, 2020

    An update on Spotted Lanternfly is this coming Monday (October 19th) at 1pm.

  6. Farm Science Review 2020: Online and Free

    Aug. 24, 2020

    Farm Science Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free, you can watch livestreamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research to pique your curiosity.

  7. It's Fair Time!

    Aug. 13, 2020

    It's fair time! Due to activities and meetings during the week of the jr. fair, our physical office will be closed starting tomorrow (this includes office appointment hours). However, we will still be available by phone or email through the week - if we don't answer right away, we will call you back as soon as we can. If you are in need of soil test kits or fact sheets, let us know and we will get them mailed to you.

  8. Unsolicited Seed Collection

    Jul. 30, 2020

    ***UPDATE - UNSOLICITED SEEDS: If you have received unsolicited packets of seeds with Chinese writing on the label, please don't open them, plant them or throw them out! Our office is now serving as a drop off location for ODA for these seeds. Stop by during office hours Mondays or Fridays 8AM to noon or Wednesday afternoons to submit samples - please call ahead. See the press release below for more information...


    The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is asking Ohioans to please send in unsolicited seeds.

  9. Office Closed Tomorrow, July 3rd, for the Holiday Weekend

    Jul. 02, 2020

    The Jefferson County office will be closed tomorrow, July 3rd, for the holiday. Have a great 4th of July!


    Jun. 29, 2020

    The temporary online trainings during the COVID-19 Pandemic allow applicators and fertilizer certificate holders to meet their continuing education requirements.