1. 4-H Volunteer Trainings Approaching Quickly!

    Sep. 21, 2023

    Volunteer trainings for the 2023-24 program year are now set for November!  Be sure to mark your calendars!

  2. Autumn Ag and Natural Resources Programs

    Aug. 24, 2023

    Don't miss out on some of these fantastic learning opportunities.  Our ANR educator, Dirk Dempsey, has a lineup of premium content for you and your friends in the months to come.  Here's just a glimpse!  If you would like more information on any of these programs, or you have a suggestion regarding a topic you would like to learn more about, reach out to Dirk at 740-289-4837 or email him at

  3. 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.  

  4. 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!

  5. Savoring Ohio Produce Webinar Series

    Apr. 27, 2022

    The Food Preservation Team would like to invite you to join us and promote our FREE upcoming webinar series: Savoring Ohio Produce, beginning Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Below you will find a flyer with the webinar series information, dates, and topics. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions for us, and we look forward to seeing you!


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

    Feb. 08, 2022

    Joe Boggs, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hamilton County

    Cindy Meyer, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Butler County

    Gary Gao, Small-Fruit Extension Specialist, OSU South Centers

    Jim Chatfield, Extension Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  7. 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.

  8. They're Back! Stay-at-Home 4-H Projects!

    Sep. 23, 2021


    Click on a project below to get started! When a copy opens on your screen, you can save or print it from there. (These files are not interactive.) See the bottom of the page for information on project skill levels X, B, I, and A.

    Stay healthy, 4-H'ers!

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

    May. 20, 2021

    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!

  10. Ohio Crop Performance Trials

    Apr. 07, 2021

    The purpose of the Ohio Crop Perfomance Trials is to evaluate varieties, brands and blends for yield, and other characteristics. The results are published to provide a source of objective information from various locations in Ohio on the relative performance of seed currently available to Ohio farmers on several crops: Alfalfa and other forages, Corn, Silage, Soybeans, and Wheat.

    Click on the following links for reports on: