1. Periodical Cicadas Return to Jefferson County

    May. 07, 2019

    You may have heard that the periodical cicadas (Brood VIII) will emerge in the northern part of Jefferson County this year. The key factor that drives emergence is soil temperature, which has to reach above 65 F. We have hit 65 F, so we should be seeing them in the next few days.

  2. New AgrAbility Webinar on Gardening with Arthritis Now Available

    May. 07, 2019

    For those who would love to garden but have back or joint pain that gets in the way, watch the new webinar from Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator with the Ohio AgrAbility Program at Ohio State University Extension. This webinar covers some easy ways to make gardening easier for those who have arthritis and regular pain caused by working outdoors. Also available with the webinar are several handouts that cover universal design, gardening stretches, and tools and equipment modifications.

  3. 1/10/2019 - Office Open

    Jan. 07, 2019

    Our office is open again. We are currently accepting materials for the 4-H Overnighter at our downtown location.

  4. OSU Extension, Jefferson County Welcomes Angie Allison as 4-H Educator

    Jan. 02, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that Angie Allison will be the new 4-H Educator for Jefferson County. Angie will start at the Jefferson County Extension office on January 23rd. Stop by and say hi to our new team member later this month!

  5. OSU Food Safety Hotline

    Nov. 14, 2014

    For the first time, consumers can reach a food safety hotline at Ohio State University by e-mail:

  6. Jefferson County Flu Information

    Nov. 14, 2014

    Do you need information on the seasonal flu season? The Jefferson County Health Department is your local source for information concerning the current flu season.

  7. Conversations on the Future of Extension

    Sep. 22, 2014

    Celebrating the significant accomplishments and deep impact that OSU Extension has had on communities and in the lives of Ohioans provides a great springboard for the future. A significant component of Ohio’s celebration in 2014 will be a year-long process focused on our future. The primary work this year will center on futuring – asking questions about and envisioning the long-term future of OSU Extension as well as the role the organization should play in shaping and positively impacting Ohio and Ohio residents.

  8. Farm Science Review to be held September 16-18

    Sep. 14, 2014

    The Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio is home to the Farm Science Review (FSR), which attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors and learn the latest in agricultural production. The educational programs feature Ohio State and Purdue specialists and are second to none in the agricultural exhibition world.

  9. OSUE Annual Conference - December 9-11

    Aug. 28, 2014

    Save the date for the 2014 OSU Extension Annual Conference.

    This three-day conference provides an opportunity for all Extension professionals to:

    Share and broaden their knowledge of the scholarship of Extension work and university research. Build relationships between Extension professionals and university colleagues to foster expanded applied research opportunities. Foster dialogue and innovative thinking among OSU Extension and academic unit-based colleagues.

    This year’s conference will feature:

  10. Smith-Lever Act Centennial Celebration

    Mar. 06, 2014

    The 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System, will be celebrated in 2014. Activities this year will highlight our past and focus on the current application of Cooperative Extension’s mission and vision as we move into our next century.