1. OSU Extension offices throughout Ohio will implement teleworking options for staff amid current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak concerns

    Mar. 19, 2020

    Columbus, OHIO – Governor DeWine recently issued a state of emergency for the state of Ohio, and along with the Ohio Department of Health, has implemented a variety of strategies to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To do our part in reducing risk to Ohio State University Extension employees or clientele, we have implemented a teleworking plan effective immediately, and all OSU Extension offices will be closed to the public until further notice.

  2. Health Protocols for Darke County 4-H

    Mar. 12, 2020

    Updated as of Noon – March 12, 2020

    There are to be NO face-to-face 4-H Club or Committee meetings, activities, fundraisers, functions, etc. through April 20, 2020.

    Clarification:  Clubs may not meet face-to-face but may meet virtually (i.e. Google Hangout, Facetime, etc.).

    Events scheduled between now and April 20 will be postponed and rescheduled.

    Communication as of 3/12/20 - Noon

    Dear 4-H Families, Volunteers and Supporters:

  3. Ohio Department of Health call center is ready to answer your questions about COVID-19

    Mar. 13, 2020

    From The Ohio Department of Health: Retrieved March 13, 2020, 13:00


    Ohio Department of Health call center is ready to answer your questions about COVID-19


    Staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day


    Feb. 17, 2020

    The Mindful Wellness program is designed to equip adults with practice and skills to strengthen the mind and body connection and promote holistic health and wellness across the life span.

    Join us for Lesson Two – Mindful Foundations to gain a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection.

    Location: The Brick Room at the Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut St, Greenville

    Cost: FREE

  5. Cooking Under Pressure

    Feb. 17, 2020

    Have you heard the hype about the instant pot, the new trend in cooking?  Are you interested in learning more about how to use your instant pot?  Are you curious about how they work and if they are worth purchasing?  This class is for you.

    Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn, FCS Educator for Ohio State University Extension, Darke County, will be hosting an introduction to Electronic Programmable Pressure Cookers class on Tuesday, March 10 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM.   The class will be held at Arcanum Public Library, 101 West North St., Arcanum. 

  6. How to Save Money with STABLE Accounts.

    Feb. 17, 2020

    Join OSU Extension, Darke County, on Tuesday, February 25th at 1:00 PM at the Learning Center, 603 Wagner Ave., Greenville, to learn more about STABLE Accounts. Mr. Douglas Jackson, Deputy Director of STABLE Accounts will be here to share how individuals with disabilities can now save and invest without losing government benefits such as Medicaid, SSDI, or SSI. At the one-hour program, you will also learn what is a STABLE Account? How can this help me or my family member? What are the benefits of a STABLE Account?

  7. Join Darke County 4-H!

    Oct. 16, 2019

    The April 1st deadline to join Darke County 4-H is rapidly approaching!  4-H is Ohio State University Extension’s non-formal, educational program for youth.  Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child's age and grade as of January 1 of the current project year.  Eligibility for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is enrolled in Kindergarten and is five years old.  Eligibility for participation in 4-H projects and competitive events begins when a child is age 8 and in the 3rd grade. Any youth age 9 or above is eligible for project membership, regardless of grade level.

  8. Grain Marketing - Turning On-Farm Storage Into A Profit

    Feb. 23, 2016

    Matt Roberts, Associate Professor, OSU Extension and Grain Marketing Expert, announced at last week’s 2016 Ag Outlook meeting that the grain market outlook for the next couple of years does not look very positive and that if farmers are not treating their on-farm storage like a commercial elevator, they are “crazy”.

  9. Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water

    Jun. 25, 2015

    Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water is a new Signature Program for OSU Extension which was implemented in 2014.


  10. Economic Impact of Avian Influenza

    May. 20, 2015

    Since December 2014, the USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections to be low. No human cases of these HPAI H5 viruses have been detected in the United States, Canada, or internationally.