Top Stories
County Achievement & Trip Award Winners
Congratulations to Pickaway County 4-H Award winners! Click "read more" for the list of winners...
Read More
Saturday, July 12 8am-4pm Shawn & Kim Ray Farm Cumberland, OH
Read More
More Top Stories…
2014 Ohio Sheep Day
Program includes: State Predator Programs and Philosophies, Effective Use of Guard Animals, Non-lethal Control Methods, Successful Agricultural Lime Application, and much, much more.
Read More
USDA Releases 2012 Census of Agriculture
Every five years the USDA conducts a Census of Agriculture. As with the general census, data gathered from the census is used by USDA and Congress to develop and fund agricultural programs across this nation. The funding of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and yes, The Ohio State University Extension is dependent upon information gathered every five years.
Read More
More Announcements…
County News
Pickaway To Garden - May 2014
Pickaway to Garden Are we there yet? by Paul Hang Are we there yet is a question any parent has heard when on a road trip. It also seems like an appropriate question on our annual journey of seasonal changes. Is it Spring yet? May usually means we have arrived. I think you can cut yourself out of your long underwear, change your breakfast from oatmeal to cheerios, and begin to plant a garden. No guarantees of course. We are past our new average last frost date of April 23rd. By early May the chance of frost is about 30%. Memorial Day weekend used to be a traditional time to plant a garden. By then we were almost guaranteed that we were frost free. Almost. With climate change it seemed we were headed for earlier springs and able to get a jump on gardening. Not this year. Climate change means extremes will be more frequent and more extreme. It doesn’t guarantee steadily warmer and earlier planting seasons.
Read More
More County News…
State News
Pesticide Applications in Community Gardens
Originally published in the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program newsletter
Read More
The Local Foods Guide has arrived!
When you buy direct from the farmer you are re-establishing a time-honored connection with the grower.
Read More
More State News…

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.