1. Online Re-certification for Pesticide Applicators and Fertilizer Certificate Holders

    Jul. 07, 2020

    “During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), is partnering with the Ohio State University Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) to temporarily provide online recertification for pesticide applicators and fertilizer certificate holders whose licenses expired in spring of 2020. The online recertification will be available Monday, July 6.

  2. USDA Summer Food Service Program

    Jun. 23, 2020

    The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available. You have the opportunity to supplement the food you have at home with meals and snacks for your children from local schools and community organizations.

  3. Registration now open for National 4-H Shooting Sports Quiz Bowl

    Jun. 09, 2020

    The National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee is holding a virtual Quiz Bowl competition. You do not have to be enrolled in a shooting sports project to participate. 

    Individual and team awards are available. 

    Information on the contest including rules and guidelines are available on the national website here:

  4. 2020 Brown County 4-H T-Shirt Available for Pre-Order!

    Jun. 03, 2020

    Our Brown County 4-H T-Shirt is now available for pre-order!

    Congratulations to Caitlyn Sweet of the Georgetown Hooves and Halters for submitting the winning design!

    T-Shirts are just $10 and can be ordered through Howser's One Stop Shop at

    Orders are due July 1st and we will notify everyone when shirts are ready on the pick-up procedures.

  5. Integrated Pest Management for the Garden

    May. 20, 2020

    Jim Jasinski, Integrated Pest Management Program Coordinator, The Ohio State University Extension, will be the speaker. Join us on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. 
    Register at:

    For help getting started with zoom visit Steps to Acess Zoom. 

  6. The Southern Ohio Farm Show

    Apr. 25, 2020

    “Tune in on Wednesdays at 10 am to view The Southern Ohio Farm Show, a new program offered weekly by the OSU Extension offices from Brown, Clermont, and Highland Counties. The program will include a market update, weather forecast, and each episode will include a feature an educational topic. The first episode will cover soil sampling procedures, and how to submit samples while Extension offices are closed.


    Apr. 25, 2020

    All youth taking market swine to the 2020 Ohio State Fair will be required to have a parent/guardian PQA certified in order to meet packer requirements.

  8. Tobacco GAP Update

    Apr. 20, 2020

    Due to current restrictions related to Covid-19, OSU Extension is currently unable to host in-person meetings through July 6th, 2020. Please see the information from GAP Connections about online certification options and other additional options highlighted by clicking on 'Tobacco GAP Update'.
  9. Local Foods Producers Survey

    Apr. 08, 2020

    Are you a local food producer? We are working on compiling a list of local food producers in our county. With the recent health concerns and social distancing requirements we have received multiple requests about local food connections...

  10. COVID-19 Updates/Cancellations for Brown County

    Mar. 12, 2020

    Brown County Extension Office Closed Beginning 3/18/2020 - 4:00pm

    Governor DeWine recently issued a state of emergency and implemented a variety of strategies to reduce the spread of the disease COVID-19. In order to do our part in reducing risk to our employees or clientele, we have implemented a teleworking plan.