1. ODA Asks Ohioans to Send in Unsolicited Seeds

    Jul. 30, 2020

    The Public Should Report the Seeds and Submit the Packages to USDA

  2. Welcome Back!

    Jun. 15, 2020


    We are currently in the process of physically reopening our office.

  3. What is OSU Extension?

    May. 06, 2020

    Have you ever wondered just how Extension came to be? Perhaps you've been curious about what it is that Extension does? 

    Check out this informative 3-minute video to learn about just what is it that we all do and why we do it every day!

    Watch the video here!

  4. University Updates In-Person Programming Restriction Date

    Apr. 10, 2020

    The Ohio State University has updated the restriction date for face-to-face program events through July 6.  All in-person programming events continue to transition to being held virtually, postponed, or cancelled.  Please watch for updates on our website and in regular email news blasts and newsletters for ongoing information on new opportunities to continue to engage in a virtual setting wherever possible.  This affects all programming areas for Champaign County, including 4-H, AgNR, and FCS.  We will continue to keep everyone updated as we learn more.  Stay safe…and...

  5. Extension Office Update!

    Mar. 19, 2020

    OSU Extension offices throughout Ohio will implement teleworking options for staff amid current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak concerns

  6. What's Up with the Weather?

    Oct. 29, 2019

    Have you been wondering what’s up with the weather lately? It seems to go from one extreme to the other, cold then hot, wet then dry. It isn’t just your imagination. Research looking at trends has shown that the weather in Ohio is changing. We have experienced the wettest decade on record but we are also seeing more dry spells during the summer as the moisture falls more heavily during the spring and fall.

  7. Helping Farmers Deal with Stress

    Jun. 28, 2019

    With this being a rural community, most of us probably know at least one farmer. The weather this year and current commodity prices has stress levels running high on many farms. While we all deal with stress fairly regularly, difficult times in farming can cause an excessive amount of stress that is hard for someone to process. Most farms are a family business which has its own stressors such as being able to provide for one’s family and keep a farm that has been in the family for several generations afloat. There are also many factors that affect farms for which they have no control over...

  8. Elementary Schools Release Butterflies

    May. 23, 2018

    In mid-May, elementary schools around the county released Painted Lady butterflies they raised from larvae in the classroom. The Master Gardener Volunteers provide larvae each year to every 2nd grade class in the county through sponsorships from local businesses.

  9. Champaign Co. 4-H Flea Market Concession

    Feb. 23, 2017

    For many years, the Champaign County 4-H Family & Consumer Sciences Committee has sponsored a concession stand at the Flea Market held the 1st full weekend of the month at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. The profit from the concession stand sponsors many awards that are given to 4-H members, helps fund home economics type project camps and awards college scholarships to well-deserving 4-H members who exhibit their projects in the 4-H Activities Building.