1. Get a head start on the new 4-H year at the Winter Project Fair

    Dec. 30, 2015

    It’s 4-H project season, once again.

    Returning 4-H youth and volunteers, or anyone interested in joining the program, can get a head start on the new year by taking part in the first-ever Winter Project Fair, which is set for 3-6 p.m. January 11 at the Jackson County OSU Extension Office.

  2. Extension Office Holiday Hours

    Dec. 30, 2015

    The Jackson County OSU Extension office will close at noon Thursday, December 31 (New Year's Eve) and will resume normal office hours on Monday, January 4. Regular office hours for the Jackson County office are 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  3. Ohio Department of Agriculture lifts bird exhibition ban

    Dec. 17, 2015

    REYNOLDSBURG – With no confirmed cases in Ohio and no immediate threat of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza  (avian flu) outbreak, Ohio Agriculture Director David T. Daniels and State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey today rescinded the order prohibiting bird shows in Ohio.  Officials urge poultry and bird owners, however, to remain vigilant and cautious in order to protect the health of their flocks during migration seasons.  Please see the department’s fact sheet on precautions that can be done to prevent the spread of avian flu.

  4. Teen Winter Retreat coming up in January, register by January 22

    Dec. 17, 2015

    Teen Winter Retreat time is almost here and information/registration forms are now available. You can download a packet by clicking the download link below:


  5. 4-H Ski Trip is February 14

    Dec. 02, 2015

    The annual 4-H Ski Trip, which had  been postponed due to a lack of snow, will now take place Sunday, February 14.

  6. Steer weigh-in is January 16

    Dec. 02, 2015

    Steer weigh-in for Jackson County Junior Fair exhibitors will be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in the Show Arena. Please note this particular date is later than usual, as steer weigh-in has typically been held during the month of December.

    Steer weigh in is an important step in the junior fair process, held each year to establish possession of animals and determine initial weights that will eventually be used to determine rate-of-gain.

  7. Clubs collaborate to send Christmas tree, holiday cheer to troops overseas

    Nov. 30, 2015

    By Bradford Sherman OSU Extension - Jackson County

    One special tree’s journey will take it thousands of miles away and halfway around the globe this holiday season, in order to lift the spirits of our servicemen and women.

  8. Friends of 4-H Fundraiser Dinner a huge success, organizers say

    Oct. 14, 2015

    By Bradford Sherman OSU Extension - Jackson County

    Through the generosity of donors, buyers and attendees of the annual Friends of 4-H Fundraiser, as well as the tireless work of committee members and volunteers — the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Program can continue its mission of enriching the lives of local young people.

  9. Friends of 4-H Fundraiser Dinner to be held Oct. 10 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

    Oct. 08, 2015

    You can help ensure the survival of the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Program for its current 600-plus membership, as well as future generations of young people, by attending and participating in a special fundraising event.

    The Jackson County Friends of 4-H is holding a dinner and auction Saturday, October 10 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp. The annual event is crucial in helping to raise sufficient funds to operate the 4-H program in Jackson County.

  10. Honor Club Scoresheets Are Due

    Sep. 02, 2015

    Club advisors, it is time to submit your Honor Club Scoresheets for 2015. Please download either the Excel or PDF version of the form, fill it out, and return it to the Jackson County OSU Extension Office. You can drop it off in person during regular business hours (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), drop it in the mail slot, or email them to Bradford Sherman, Office Associate at