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  1. Fun and Food Safe Picnics

    July 02, 2015

    For many people, the 4th of July is the official kickoff for summer picnics. Whether you are planning a backyard picnic or packing for a day at the park or beach, there are important steps to take to ensure the safety of the food you are bringing.

    As temperatures outside heat up, you should remember that bacteria loves the heat and multiplies quickly. The “Danger Zone” for food is between 40⁰ and 140⁰. To prevent food-borne illness, it is very important to follow the four basic rules of food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, & Chill.

  2. 69 Years and Counting...

    April 13, 2015

    Longest Serving Ohio 4-H Volunteer's Experience Inspires Others

    Like thousands of other Ohio children, Charlotte Wagner joined a local 4-H club when she was 9 years old.

    Today, 75 years later, 4-H remains part and parcel of Wagner’s life, as she recently celebrated 69 years as a 4-H volunteer.

    “I always enjoyed 4-H so much,” Wagner said. “It’s a valuable program, and I’m glad to have had a part in seeing it continue. I still enjoy being around the kids and meeting their parents. It’s a great thing.”

  3. Extension Seeks Grant Funding to Improve Community Services and Infrastructure

    Nov. 18, 2014

    What service and infrastructure improvements would benefit your community? Imagine the possibilities... now go for it!

  4. Help 4 U

    Oct. 15, 2014

    After the recent Ormet closure, Ohio State University Extension staff in Monroe, Belmont, and Washington Counties compiled a list of services that can help anyone facing tough financial times.

  5. Smith-Lever Act Centennial Celebration

    March 06, 2014

    The 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System, will be celebrated in 2014. Activities this year will highlight our past and focus on the current application of Cooperative Extension’s mission and vision as we move into our next century.

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