1. Sudden Oak Death - Rhododendrons and Lilacs

    Aug. 22, 2019

    On July 16, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) in coordination with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) issued a press release indicating that sudden oak death caused by Phytophthora ramorum was detected on rhododendron and lilac plants shipped to Wal-Mart and Rural King stores in the following southeastern Ohio cities: Athens, Chillicothe, Gallipolis, Jackson, Logan, Marietta, New Boston, Saint Clairsville, South Point, Waverly, West Union and Zanesville.

  2. Welcoming Our New 4-H Educator

    Aug. 21, 2019

    We are delighted to welcome our new 4-H Educator, Allen Fawley. His first day in the OSU Extension Office in Hocking County is September 4, 2019. We hope you take time to stop in during the Hocking County Fair and introduce yourself to our newest team member. A little background information on Allen follows.

    My name is Allen Fawley and I am excited to be joining the OSU 4-H Team. I am from southern Ohio and grew up in a small town called Blanchester.

  3. Level 2 Food Safety Training

    May. 22, 2017

    The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) now requires all food service facilities licensed at a "Risk Level 3 or higher" to have a least one staff person who has completed an ODH approved Level 2 Food Safety Training.