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.

Summit County Agriculture and Natural Resources Programming

The agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources programming offered by Summit County Extension expands the areas of plant and pest diagnostics, invasive species, sustainable gardening, and even garden and insect photography. We offer a great variety of programming throughout the year. Check back often to learn about our newest opportunities!


We offer a variety of services to help strengthen our community in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources. For a list of programs and services offered in each topic area, we encourage you to explore the links below:

Natural Resources

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.