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  1. Active Parenting Class: First Five Years

    Mar. 01, 2021

    Your child’s first few years are so important! Learn how to make the most of them with Active Parenting: First Five Years, a program for parents and other caregivers. Written by parenting expert (and dad) Dr. Michael Popkin, this course will show you how to nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and non-violent discipline.

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

  2. Pesticide & Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification - New March Date!

    Feb. 24, 2021

    Pesticide & Fertilizer Recertification

    Pike County Extension will be holding the following recertification session:

  3. 4-H Online Enrollment is Now Open!

    Feb. 24, 2021

    2020-2021 Enrollment is Now Live!

    The new 4H-Online (version 2) site can be accessed here.

    The enrollment deadline is March 15, 2021.

    Prior to enrolling online, there are a few steps we recommend you follow.

  4. Farm Bill Workshop: Registration Open!

    Feb. 03, 2021

    Join Ohio State University Extension for a workshop on the ARC/PLC decision for the 2021 program year. We will include updates on current market outlook and decision-tool calculators that are available to evaluate your options. These programs are FREE of charge but due to limiting the number of participants at each event, registration is required. Register for any program by using the link below, or call the corresponding contact number to make your reservation.

  5. Extension Office Open Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Dec. 16, 2020

    Office open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.  All staff can also be reached by phone and email!

    Effective January 19, the Pike County Extension office will be open to the public on these select days.  Priority hours for older and at-risk clientele are from 8:00-9:00 am. Masks are REQUIRED.

     We can be reached by phone and email. The safety of our clientele is our number one priority!

     

  6. COVID-19 Restrictions as Pike County in "Red" Alert Status

    Dec. 04, 2020

    OSU has issued a critical mandate regarding counties having a “RED” county status.  Please read below:

    Effective Monday, December 7, 2020 – January 15, 2021

  7. Turkey Talk 101

    Nov. 18, 2020

    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. Pumpkin – Full of Flavor and Health Benefits

    Sep. 16, 2020

    Pumpkins are a sure sign of fall! While many people decorate with pumpkins, did you know eating pumpkin provides several health benefits? Choose pumpkins with a bright orange color to ensure high levels of beta-carotene which the human body converts to Vitamin A. A diet rich in foods with high levels of beta-carotene offers health benefits including:

  9. Home Food Preservation

    Sep. 16, 2020

    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.  

  10. 2020 Farm Science Review: Online and Free!

    Aug. 11, 2020

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS NEARLY 60-YEAR HISTORY, FARM SCIENCE REVIEW, SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 22 TO SEPT. 24, WILL NOT BE HELD IN-PERSON. INSTEAD, A VIRTUAL SHOW WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR 2020.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Farm Science Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free, you can watch livestreamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research to pique your curiosity. 

    From Sept. 22–24, people from across the Midwest and the world can learn tips for increasing farm profits and growing crops from soybeans to hemp. 

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