Summit County Office

440 Vernon Odom Blvd
Akron OH 44307-2108

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Soil tests can be purchased during office hours.

Because our work takes place in the community and we are frequently out of the office. Please see our County Staff page to find email and telephone contacts for our staff members. (Click on the ABOUT tab to view)


County News

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    Send Your Soil Sample to OSU's Soil Lab

    Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bring your soil to the Summit County Extension office to have it sent to the Soil Lab at Ohio State University. Cost: $35 per sample, includes nutrient analysis, organic matter, and heavy metals screening. Call 234-226-6638 if you have...
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    WEBINAR: How to Test Urban Soil

    Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Join Cuyahoga County Extension and Summit County Extension to learn how to test your soil. Most urban soils do not have harmful levels of contaminants; however, they should be tested as a precaution. A soil test can also give you information...
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    Blast Off! Parenting Series

    Blast Off! is three 4-session online parenting series. Videos and discussion are used to introduce information that may help participants improve their parenting. Each series focuses on parenting a specific age of children: birth to five, five to twelve, or teenagers.