1. Manage Your Money Email Challenge

    Nov. 12, 2019

    It's time to get your finances in order and begin the new year right!

    I’s almost time for a new year, why not a new financial you? Learn where your money goes, how to save, plan your spending, limit debt and organize financial records through the Manage Your Money E-mail Challenge. 

  2. November Spotlight: SNAP-Ed

    Nov. 01, 2019

    A month of SNAP-Ed: September 18, 2019, A very proud day for Dayton   

    OSU Extension Montgomery County SNAP-Ed and 4-H programs came together to promote healthy lifestyles with Smoothie Bikes during Gem City Market’s Block Party. SNAP-Ed is working with GEM City Market, construction to be completed fall 2020, and will be teaching free nutrition classes. For more information on Gem City Market, please visit the following link:

  3. October Spotlight: 4-H After-School

    Oct. 01, 2019

    Youth, ages 5-18, participating in a 4-H club or program learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills all while having fun! With our "hands-on" approach youth are able to stay more engaged, think critically, and learn how to solve problems independently. 4-H empowers all youth to reach their potential and help them succeed.

  4. You Can Support 4-H

    Mar. 21, 2019

    Beginning in March and into April, there are many local and national business campaigns to support Montgomery County and Ohio 4‐H.  A few of these are: 

  5. January Spotlight: Poinsettias

    Dec. 31, 2018

         This time of year we fall victim to, what I term, holiday fever. Unlike spring fever, it is a shorter, much more expensive seasonal affliction lasting to January 2nd leaving you 10 pounds heavier and your wallet 10 pounds lighter. At some point, you realize you have acquired a poinsettia. While it is bright, beautiful, and festive during December, it quickly seems to wilt or drop leaves as soon as January begins.

  6. December Spotlight: Charlie Blumer's 4-H Japan Exchange

    Dec. 12, 2018

    Charlie Blumer, 4-H member in Oakwood SRO 4-H Club, reports that his two month experience with the Ohio 4-H/LABO Exchange was “life changing and amazing!” Charlie’s first month in Japan was spent with a host family in Tokyo. During that month, he went to Japanese school with other 4-H delegates from the US and Canada.  In these classes he studied the Japanese language and took cultural classes.

  7. November Spotlight: EFNEP

    Nov. 01, 2018

    The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is  a free nutrition education program targeting low income families with children.  Grant funded through the USDA/NIFA, EFNEP has taught thousands of Montgomery County residents over the past 50 years.  Our series of nine (90 minute) lessons concentrate on food safety, healthy eating, budgeting food dollars, and the importance of physical activity.  Our classes include food tastings, cooking classes, class incentives, and a certificate of completion from The Ohio State University.

  8. October Spotlight: SNAP-Ed partnership with Public Health

    Oct. 03, 2018

    The Healthy Corner Store Initiative is designed to help corner stores in food desert communities in Dayton to build relationships with store owners and make gradual changes with support and training. 

  9. Chow Line: Internal Temperature of 165 F Needed for Chicken to Prevent Foodborne Illness

    Oct. 01, 2018

    Does chicken have to be cooked to one uniform temperature, or can it be eaten like steak — rare, medium rare, medium or well done?

  10. Master Gardener Volunteer 2019 Class

    Sep. 18, 2018

    Now accepting applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Intern Class.


    Applications are due to the Extension Office (580 Calumet Lane, Dayton OH 45417) or Kim Hupman ( by October 31, 2018.

    Click here to find the MGV application.