About Jackson County Extension

2009 Jackson County Program Highlights

Ohio State University Extension

Ohio State University Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University with local offices in each of Ohio's 88 counties.  The Jackson County Office offers diverse programming for our citizens.

It is our job to make the resources of The Ohio State University available to all of the citizens of Jackson County - rural, urban, all ages, sizes, and races.   
We want to be your source of answers for all your questions!

Our Mission:

Engaging people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming.

Our Vision:

OSU Extension is a dynamic educational entity that partners with individuals, families, communities, business and industry, and organizations to strengthen the lives of Ohioans.  As Extension educators, we:

  • Focus on critical economic, environmental, leadership, and youth and family issues.
  • Engage people in lifelong learning.
  • Apply knowledge and practical research to the diverse needs and interests of Ohioans in rural, suburban, and urban communities.
  • Extend resources of The Ohio State University.
  • Recruit and develop volunteers to multiply Extension's efforts while developing their leadership potential.
  • Enhance teamwork through networking and connectedness.
  • Link youth, family, and community needs to scholars in Ohio and nationwide.
  • Teach with cutting-edge strategies using new technologies and approaches.
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Enrollment Time!
It's Enrollment Time! The time is now to join Jackson County 4-H, there is something for everyone! The yearly fair enrollment deadline is April 15th! Returning members should enroll by April 1st.
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4-H Awards and Scholarship Applications Available
Local 4-H Awards are available for youth ages 8-18 as of January 1. 2014, and is due by March 15th for State 4-H Camps and September 1st for Countywide Awards (ages 8-18). Ohio 4-H Achievement Records are due to the Extension Office by January 23rd for State Awards (ages 14-18) Local Scholarship Applications are due by March 1st each year (or the 1st business day following March 1st).
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County News
Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17/11) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!
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County Bred Form~Must be turned in at Weigh-In
In order to be eligible for Top County Bred Awards, exhibitors must have their forms signed by the breeder that they are purchasing the animal from verifying that animal was born in Jackson County. County Bred Forms must be obtained from the Extension Office (or website) prior to weigh-in and a SIGNED FORM must be submitted AT SPRING/WINTER WEIGH-IN! No forms will be accepted after this date.
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State News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership.

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please contact Ohio State University Extension using your preferred communication (e-mail, relay services, or video relay services). Phone 1-800-750-0750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Inform the operator to dial 614-292-6181.