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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences



  1. Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Update

    Jan. 05, 2021

    There are a lot of questions surrounding pesticide and fertilizer recertification for 2021. As you all know, deadlines for the recertification continue receiving extensions and the guidelines for in-person meetings keep changing. These circumstances make planning, and hopefully getting to hold, an in-person recertification meeting very challenging. A local, multi-county team is working on how we can best work within the guidelines that we have been given while also serving and meeting the needs of our agricultural clients.

  2. Physical Office Closed thru January 15th

    Dec. 30, 2020

    Effective Monday, December 21 through January 15, all OSU Extension county offices will be closed to the public. Extension employees are to return to 100 percent telework. This is following State of Ohio protocol recently released by Governor DeWine. 

  3. Physical Office Re-Opens October 5th With Restricted Business Hours

    Sep. 30, 2020

    In accordance with Ohio State University COVID-19 protocols, OSU Extension, Holmes County has limited public hours. Visit us Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Extended hours offered by appt. only. Hand sanitizer and face masks are required upon entry to the office. Sanitizer and masks will be provided if needed.

    Our new office location is 111 East Jackson Street, Millersburg, Ohio 44654. (Former location of the BP gas station)

    When not in the office, we are teleworking and programming to meet the needs of clientele. 

  4. We're Moving! Physical Office Closed September 21 thru October 2

    Sep. 17, 2020

    Please call and leave a message or email any staff member for assistance while our physical office is closed for moving.

  5. Canner Testing Available By Appointment

    Sep. 04, 2020

    When was the last time your dial gauge pressure canner was tested for accuracy?  If it’s been more than one year, it’s time for a re-check. Register for an appointment by calling 330-674-3015.

  6. ODA asking for Ohioans who have received unsolicited seeds to send them or take them to their local Ohio State University Extension office.

    Sep. 03, 2020

    After increasing reports of Ohio citizens receiving packages of unsolicited seeds in the mail, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is urging the public to report and submit any unsolicited seed packets to ODA. In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine Office, ODA is working to investigate the number of seed packets sent to Ohio, what type of seeds they are, and where they were mailed from.

  7. Canner Testing Events Planned August 26 & 27

    Aug. 10, 2020

  8. USDA Summer Food Service Program

    Jul. 18, 2020

    The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available. You have the opportunity to supplement the food you have at home with meals and snacks for your children from local schools and community organizations. In an effort to maintain social distancing, USDA has made temporary changes that allow parents or guardians to pick up meals and take them home for their children.

  9. Return to Office Hours & Information

    Jul. 16, 2020

    Beginning Thursday, July 16 the Holmes County Extension office will begin the process of reopening to the public. While many of our staff members are still teleworking at the direction of Ohio State University, a limited number of employees will be in the office Monday through Friday. Should you need to visit the Extension Office, please be aware of the following conditions required for our reopening:

  10. July 2020 4-H Newsletter

    Jul. 06, 2020

    Click to read the latest updates and reminders for Holmes County 4-H!