1. Asian Longhorned Tick

    Aug. 04, 2020

    Asian Longhorned Tick Confirmed in Gallia County

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH (July 31, 2020) –Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced the United States Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, has confirmed that an exotic tick, known as the Asian longhorned tick, has been found in Gallia County.

    Read the full article here

  2. The Power Hour

    Jul. 31, 2020

    JOIN YOUR PERSONAL TRAINERS; Joseph Maiorano and Bridget Britton as they provide strategies to PUMP UP your parenting skills!
    During this 3-session virtual workshop, which is based on Active Parenting, we focus on introducing participants to tools that may help them to raise responsible, confident children, and navigate through issues that many parents struggle with.

    DATES: August 25, 26, 27
    TIME: 6 – 7PM


    Jul. 06, 2020

    The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at The Ohio State University Extension is offering a new online learning opportunity – Eating Smart-Being Active .

    The series is nine, 45 to 60-minute workshops conducted via live online Zoom meetings that offer opportunities for discussion, being physically active, and building food resource management skills. Limited-income parents and caregivers who participate in EFNEP classes learn how to make food choices to improve the quality of the meals they serve their family.

  4. The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

    Jun. 25, 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. In an effort to maintain social distancing, USDA has made temporary changes that allow parents or guardians to pick up meals and take them home for their children.

  5. Building a Better Smoothie

    Jun. 11, 2020

    More and more days are blessing us with sun and warmth lately. Warm weather always makes me crave a cool treat, how about you? A healthier alternative to frozen desserts like popsicles, ice cream, and milkshakes is smoothies. Smoothies are naturally sweet from fruit, a good source of dairy, and can even be a sneaky way to add more vegetables to your day. Here are my four steps to build a better smoothie.

    Tip: If you have fresh fruit that is getting overripe, toss it in the freezer to use for a smoothie so it does not go to waste!

  6. Local Food Producers

    Jun. 08, 2020

    In our Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), we often hear from class participants that they would like to purchase more fresh produce.  If you have ever wondered where to purchase local food in Montgomery County, Ohio State University Extension has launched a website for you.  This initiative was started by Ohio State University Extension in Highland County as means of connecting consumers with the local food producers in their county.  Their local initiative quickly spread statewide and now, this resource is available here in our county.

  7. Ohio State helping consumers, farmers, producers with Buy Local efforts

    May. 22, 2020

    May 12, 2020

    Buy local foods – the supply is there despite what you may see in some grocery store aisles and on some store shelves.


    That’s the message many local farmers, growers and livestock producers want consumers to know about their food buying options as the nation continues to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

  8. Eating Healthy with Pantry Produce

    May. 11, 2020

    Hesitation to go to the grocery store, extended breaks between grocery shopping, and more mouths to feed may decrease the availability of fresh produce in your home. Utilizing canned and frozen fruits and vegetables is convenient, budget-friendly, and delicious!

    Here are some things to consider while using canned and frozen produce.

  9. Put a Spring in your Step!

    Apr. 24, 2020

    Spring officially began a few weeks ago, on March 19. Put some spring in your step by trying a new home exercise routine—being stuck inside does not mean you have to pause your wellness goals! Beyond the physical benefits of exercise, incorporating exercise into your daily routine has mental benefits such as reduced stress, better sleep, and decreased depression and anxiety. Here are a few ideas of how to get moving at home.

  10. COVID-19 Resources and Information

    Apr. 14, 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.