Enhancing Agriculture and the Environment
Ohio’s diverse agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy every year. OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs assist with technology, marketing and educational support – protecting Ohio’s position in the global marketplace.
OSU Extension also works to help local residents and community leaders enhance and sustain the environment and natural areas throughout the state, balancing economic advancement with environmental sustainability.
Our ANR professionals help producers develop and expand profitable, sustainable farming and other agricultural businesses – thereby creating jobs and economic opportunity for Ohio’s citizens. They also provide leadership, collaboration, consulting, unbiased information, applied research, and access to land-grant university knowledge to address local issues and needs.
Brown County, on the northern border, is mostly flat and primarily grain. The south border is the Ohio River, and the southern part of the county is rolling to hilly. This part of the county is where most of the tobacco and grapes are grown, along with the majority of the beef production. Soybeans have become the biggest cash crop with the decline in tobacco production. The county continues to look at ways to diversify in agriculture.
James Morris is the Agriculture & Natural Resource / Community Development Educator for Brown County.
You can also learn more about all OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources programs at http://agnr.osu.edu.
Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.