About Pike County
Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university to your door. We fulfill the land-grant mission of Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State and other land-grant universities, so that Ohioans can use the scientifically based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.
Engaging people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming.
OSU Extension is a dynamic educational entity that partners with individuals, families, communities, business and industry, and organizations to strengthen the lives of Ohioans. As Extension educations, we:
- Focus on critical economic, environmental, leadership, and youth and family issues.
- Engage people in lifelong learning.
- Apply knowledge and practical research to the diverse needs and interests of Ohioans in rural, suburban, and urban communities.
- Extend resources of The Ohio State University
- Recruit and develop volunteers to multiply Extension's efforts while developing their leadership potential.
- Enhance teamwork through networking and connectedness.
- Link youth, family, and community needs to scholars in Ohio and nationwide.
- Teach with cutting-edge strategies using new technologies and approaches.
Pike County was organized on February 1, 1815 from portions of Scioto, Ross and Adams Counties, and was named in honor of Zebulon Pike, the explorer and soldier who had recently been killed in the War of 1812.
Agriculture and its related businesses are an important part of Pike County's economy, but other retail, manufacturing and service businesses offer a wide range of employment and a good quality of life.
Ohio State University Extension serves the residents of Pike County by sharing research-based information in four primary program areas:
* Agriculture and Natural Resources
* Community Development
* Family & Consumer Sciences
* 4-H Youth Development
The OSU Pike County Extension office gratefully acknowledges the work of the Pike County Commissioners:
Mr. Teddy West, Mr. Harry Rider, and Mr. Blaine Beekman