1. Still Projects, Clothing, and Nutrition Judging Information

    Jun. 11, 2024

    For 4-H youth who are participating in non-livestock (still) projects, clothing, and nutrition projects: here are a few reminders!

  2. 2024 Pike County Fair

    Jun. 03, 2024

    The 2024 Pike County Fair will begin on Friday, July 26 with harness racing.  All Pike County 4-H'ers should begin wearing their wristbands on Saturday, July 27.  Visit the Pike County Fair web site for more details on the week's activities or go to our page for a schedule of events.

    Please call the Fair Board Office (not OSU Extension) at 740-289-9194 if you have questions concerning:

  3. Stewards of the Land - Pike County

    May. 28, 2024

    This all-inclusive workshop will provide a wealth of information on various topics such as:

  4. Pike County 4-H App for Your Smartphone!

    May. 20, 2024

    The Pike County 4-H app is here and it's FREE!

    Visit your smartphone's app store. Search for and download "4-H Now" Open and select "Pike County 4-H"

    Be sure to sign up for notifications!

    This app is free thanks to the Atomic Credit Union!

  5. Summer Camps at Canter's Cave

    Apr. 19, 2024

    School is almost out for summer! 4-H summer camps will be here soon, and you don’t have to be a 4-H’er to enjoy all that camp has to offer!

    Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp is located at:  1362 Caves Road, Jackson, OH

  6. Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

    Apr. 09, 2024

    Soil tests provide more helpful information on soils than any other resource. It is an inexpensive way to maintain good plant health in lawns and landscapes, and to maximize productivity of vegetable gardens and fruit crops. Soil test results pinpoint plant nutrient needs and soil test lab recommendations guide fertilizer applications so just the right amount is used. Test results also provide information for making plant selection decisions based on “the right plant in the right place” and a soil test can help diagnose what went wrong if good plants go bad. 

  7. Turkey Talk 101

    Nov. 21, 2023

    Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching!  Are you planning on fixing a turkey this holiday season?  This video contains some great tips and reminders to ensure your holiday turkey is safe and delicious to eat!  Featuring Tammy Jones, FCS educator from Pike County, and Lisa Barlage, FCS educator from Ross County.

    Watch the video at this link! 

    Happy holidays!


  8. Home Food Preservation

    Aug. 18, 2023

    Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by learning more about preserving fruits and vegetables at home.  The following articles are helpful in helping you successfully can or freeze your garden produce.  

  9. Pike County Extension YouTube Channel

    Feb. 03, 2023

    Our goal is to provide videos that impact Pike County citizens, from "how-to's" to lifelong learning updates.  We hope to provide educational videos on a wide variety of topics, including (but not limited to) agriculture and natural resources, food safety, healthy eating, school enrichment and 4-H program information.  Bookmark our YouTube page and check back often!

  10. Low Interest Grain Loans Provide Cash Flow

    Oct. 15, 2021

    Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL’s) is a marketing tool available to all producers on harvested grain and provides interim financing at harvest time to help meet cash flow needs without having to sell their grain at harvest time which is typically the worst time to sell uncontracted grain. To avoid the usual harvest time dockages, producers who have access to on-farm storage should consider a MAL the meet cash flow needs. The discounts received on 2022 crop inputs will usually more than make up for the interest on these loans.