1. Sour Rot Disorder of Grape

    Apr. 27, 2021

    Sour rot of grape is a disorder causing the breakdown of ripening berries rendering them unsuitable for wine production. 

    Click here to learn more and print you own fact sheet:

  2. The Meating - A Regional Meat Marketing and Processing Summit

    Feb. 23, 2021

    The Ohio State University CFAES Center for Cooperatives and Fairfield County Farm Bureau invite you to “The Meating: A Regional Meat Marketing and Processing Summit,” a gathering of livestock producers, processors and policy stakeholders to learn about and discuss local and regional meat marketing and processing opportunities and challenges. 

    September 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

    At the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

    2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210

  3. Are Woolly Bears Weather Prognosticators?

    Oct. 28, 2020

    You can still find these bristly "winter predicting" caterpillars in Ohio as they continue their fall crawl-abouts.

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  4. What to Plant NOW for Your Fall Garden!

    Sep. 02, 2020

    Fall is a great season for vegetable growing. The bugs start to leave, the heat improves, and the rain comes back. Growing Franklin hosted a What to Grow NOW for Your Fall Garden webinar.

    Click on the link below to learn what you can plant NOW for fall and get some helpful tips, tricks, and links to make your fall harvest a bounty.

  5. Check out the new Summit County 4-H Facebook page!!!

    Apr. 23, 2020

    Check out the new Summit County 4-H Facebook page!!! 4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization with research-backed programs for kids in STEM, healthy living, agriculture and civic engagement. We've put this together as a resource for you, Our Summit County 4-H members and we encourage you to share it with anyone you think would find the postings helpful and informative.

  6. The KX COVID-19 Hub Now Live!

    Apr. 13, 2020

    A new website with science-based information and research on COVID-19 from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences launched April 7th. The KX COVID-19 Hub is a collaboration between The Knowledge Exchange, Ohio State University Extension, and the CFAES statewide network of researchers and faculty. Visit COVID-19 Hub for a collection of resources, tools, and links to help Ohio communities weather the crisis.

  7. Want to start a vegetable garden?

    Apr. 02, 2020

    This time of year the outdoors is calling!  If you are considering starting a vegetable garden there are many things to consider.  Let's Grow Akron and Ohio State University Summit County have created this resource list to help you get started.  Click here for resource sheet.

  8. SNAP-Ed invites you to Celebrate Your Plate!

    Mar. 30, 2020

    Check out Celebrate Your Plate for Tips, Recipes, Fun for Kids and more!


    Oct. 02, 2019

    The Jones Family is all in with 4-H!  Twins Makala and Abigayle and brother Ethan have successfully shown market pigs, goats, lambs and steers for what seems like most of their lives.  They come by this naturally as their Mother and Grandmother were both 4-H’ers too!  Here are a few quotes from our 4-H’ers.

    “There is so much to learn (raising animals) and watching them grow is amazing.”

    “4-H means … hard work, life lessons and responsibility.”  “4-H is basically my way of life… .”   

    “It is my way of helping out our communities.”


    Oct. 02, 2019

    My 4-H journey began the summer of fourth grade with an end of the fair week sale of an obese, spunky, nippy, black Mini Rex Rabbit. The condition my parents gave me for getting the rabbit was that I had to join 4-H. I eagerly began attending meetings and ever since then I have lived by the motto “To Make the Best Better”. My pet rabbit project turned into breeding rabbit projects along with a cavy project. I remained in the program until I was 19.