March 18, 2020 - 4:01pm --

The university is committed to doing everything possible to promote the safety of our community as we respond to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). One of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illnesses is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals might interact and transmit the disease. The university has requested that employees telework, hold meetings virtually, or postpone them.

The safety of our community is our top priority. We realize that our COVID-19 policy guidelines will cause disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. We will share updates as more information becomes available.Learn how we’re working to keep our communities safe at

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. At this time all staff are continuing to serve clientele remotely during normal office hours (M-F, 8am-4:30pm) at 740-474-7534. Our staff will be answering phones during normal business hours and transferring calls via Skype.

You can also contact educators with your questions individually via email.

4-H/Youth Development-Joy Sharp (
Agriculture and Natural Resources-Mike Estadt (
Family and Consumer Sciences-Michelle Treber (
Community Development/STEM Education-Meghan Thoreau (
SNAP Ed program-Carrie Whittington-Hogue (
Jennifer Driesbach, Office Associate (
Jamie Lemaster, Office Assistant (