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  1. FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

    Jan. 23, 2018

    ServSafe® FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

    The Ohio Department of Health requires all food service facilities licensed at a ‘Risk Level 3 or 4’ to have at least one staff person who has completed an ODH approved Level 2 Food Safety training.

    LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY - MANAGER TRAINING

    ServSafe® In-Class Manager Training

  2. Manage Your Money

    Dec. 08, 2017

    Time to get your finances in order and begin the new year right!   We can help!

    Ohio State University Extension is offering a FREE six-week money management class. The instructor is Amanda Bohlen.

    Classes will take place at our office at 202 Davis Avenue, Marietta. Please register to ensure we have enough seats and handouts available.

  3. Using Goats to Improve Pastures

    Dec. 07, 2017

    Using Goats to Improve Pastures December 5 2017

    Marcus McCartney, OSU Extension Educator, Washington County
    (Previously published in Farm and Dairy, December 1, 2017)

    Do you have leftover fair goats, or inherited some that did not make weight at the fair?

    Perhaps your kids or grandkids have been bugging you for the small ruminant animal for some time. Or by chance, did you come into a small herd recently?

  4. Enriching the Lives of Low Income Youth with Physical Activity and Nutrition Education through Raised Bed Gardening

    Nov. 30, 2017

    By Marcus McCartney, ANR Educator & Sara Kroll, SNAP-ED Program Assistant

    Growing up in poverty can significantly affect the health, wellbeing, and development of children and adolescents. Due to rising rates of obesity, especially among youth, much attention is currently being focused to address this epidemic. Programs which incorporate gardening provide opportunities for hands-on food, nutrition and physical activity education for children. In-school gardens improve children’s eating habits.

  5. FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

    Nov. 14, 2017

    ServSafe® FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

     

    LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY - MANAGER TRAINING

    The Ohio Department of Health requires all food service facilities licensed at a ‘Risk Level 3 or 4’ to have at least one staff person who has completed an ODH approved Level 2 Food Safety training.

    ServSafe® In-Class Manager Training

  6. Zero Weight Gain Email Challenge

    Nov. 14, 2017

    Join the “Zero Weight Gain” Email Wellness Challenge Now!

    Challenge Dates: November 20, 2017 – January 2, 2018

    Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from your local OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Professional.

    Participants will learn about:

  7. 4-H Awards Celebration

    Nov. 14, 2017

  8. LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY MANAGER TRAINING

    Oct. 12, 2016

    LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY MANAGER TRAINING - IN PERSON AND ONLINE COURSE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

    The Ohio Department of Health is now requiring all food service facilities licensed at a ‘Risk Level 3 or 4’ to have at least one staff person who has completed an ODH approved Level 2 Food Safety training. This requirement is to be met by March 2017.

    Washington County now has a couple of options available to assist food service facilities to meet this obligation:

    ServSafe® In-Class Manager Training

  9. Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Fact Sheet for 4-H Youth Livestock Producers

    Jun. 07, 2016

    Starting January 1, 2017, you can no longer stop by a feed store and buy a bag of medicated feed containing certain types of antibiotics that were previously classified as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. As of January 1, 2017, the FDA requires that clients have a VFD to be able to purchase animal feeds containing these antibiotics.

  10. Creating Healthy Communities

    Mar. 18, 2016

    What can communities do to encourage their residents to increase physical activity and the consumption of healthy food choices? One approach is to model Washington County’s involvement in the Ohio Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) program. The CHC program focuses on preventing and reducing chronic disease and as it reaches into our communities, it creates multiple benefits.

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