1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Ohio Industrial Hemp Webinar

    Sep. 24, 2019

    Industrial hemp will be legalized to grow in Ohio, with growers likely being able to plant seed beginning in spring 2020, but what does that mean for producers? Join us as we discuss the production possibilities and current regulations.

  5. Addressing Feed & Forage Shortages

    Sep. 04, 2019

    Seldom do we talk about forage shortages and above normal precipitation in the same breath. Regardless, that’s where we find ourselves now throughout Ohio and much of the Midwest. Over the past year abundant rainfall has allowed us to grow lots of forage. Unfortunately, the weather has seldom allowed us to harvest it as high quality feed.

  6. Farm Pesticide Disposal Collection in Wayne County

    Sep. 03, 2019

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kidron Livestock Auction (behind the barns), 4885 Kidron Rd., Apple Creek, Ohio 44606. 

    The pesticide collection and disposal service are free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted.  Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

  7. It's Fair Time!

    Aug. 12, 2019

    Extension staff will be out at the fairgrounds this week - if you require immediate assistance, come see us at Friendship Park or contact us via email (Tracy McKee:; Angie Allison:; Erika Lyon: 



  8. Join the OSU Extension Jefferson & Harrison Master Gardener Volunteers!

    Jul. 16, 2019

    The Ohio State University Extension offices in Jefferson and Harrison Counties are currently accepting new applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer training program. Master Gardener Volunteers in Ohio contributed over 180,000 hours of service each year and offer assistance with home horticultural questions, pest identification, school programs, demonstrations, research, and continuing education programs.

  9. Office will reopen at noon on 6/21/2019

    Jun. 21, 2019

    The office will be closed this morning while staff are working on programs. We will reopen at 12pm and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  10. OSU Extension, Jefferson County Now Hiring

    May. 21, 2019

    The Ohio State University Extension is currently seeking applications for a part-time 4-H / Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Assistant in Jefferson County, Ohio. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing support for all aspects of 4-H and Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) programming in Jefferson County, providing excellent customer service for clientele phone calls and office walk-ins, contributing to the county plan-of-work, and assisting with the maintenance of the county Extension website and social media accounts.