About Mahoning County Extension

About Mahoning County Extension

Mahoning County Extension Office

Mahoning County Commissioners

We gratefully acknowledge the continued help and support of our local county commissioners. Their input and participation into our programming efforts is appreciated:

  • David Ditzler
  • Carol Rimedio-Righetti
  • Anthony T. Traficanti

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Our Vision

County Highlights-To see what we do for the community, view our county highlights.

The Ohio State University Extension Office, Mahoning County, collaborates with individuals, families, businesses and other organizations to bring educational and community-engaging activities to the Mahoning Valley. Focusing on critical economic, environmental, youth and family issues, Mahoning Extension strives to bring knowledge and resources using cutting-edge strategies and new technologies to farmers, gardeners, children, seniors and everyone in between. Hosting programs from 4-H to Y-town Garden Partners, Mahoning Extension brings its resources and our researchers' expertise to rural, suburban and urban areas of our county. You can find out more about the history of the extension offices in all 88 counties here.

Our Program Areas

Our programs range in expertise from plants to poultry. If you have a question about any of the following topics, please visit the department's page. If our site isn't giving you the answers you're seeking, feel free to email our staff, call or stop by the office. Not sure where to direct your question? Send it to the entire staff at maho@ag.osu.edu. Don't forget to take a look at the state news located on the right sidebar.

Agriculture/Natural Resources
The Agriculture/Natural Resources program works with individuals, communities and organizations to bring information to you door.

Programs include: Master GardenersOhio Certified Volunteer Naturalists  and the Good Natured Garden Partners Program.

4-H Youth Development 
Coordinates community clubs and programs such as CARTEENS. 
Get your child involved in one of the many programs offered in your town today!

 Family and Consumer Sciences
These educators oversee programs that help the Valley with everything from finances to living a healthier lifestyle.

Programs include: Family Nutrition Program (FNP), EFNEP and the new Mahoning Valley Saves.

Use Ohioline to find information on just about anything!

Just search for key words on the issues "bugging" you and print out the available fact sheets provided by the Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science to get instant information. Search Now or click on the Ohioline link located on the right sidebar.

Get Involved!

See something that interests you? Just print an application, fill it out and mail it to:

(Name of program in which you're interested)
490 S. Broad St.
Canfield, OH 44406

Volunteer Applications

Print these:

Master Gardener Application and Welcome Letter

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Application and Welcome Letter

4-H Application  

Or just stop by the office and we'll be glad to help you.

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Top Stories
Level I Food Safety Training
Level I Food Safety Training is a basic education course for food service workers who need basic safe food handling knowledge and skills. Next Class to be held on December 8, 2014.
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EFNEP and Snap-Ed Mahoning County
Free Nutrition Education
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Northeast Ohio Vegetable School
Northeast Ohio Vegetable School to be held on Wednesday, November 19 at the Ohio State Univerity Extension Office - Mahoning County in Canfield.
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2014 Zero Weight Gain
Live Healthy, Live Well
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County News
Go Plants!  Afterschool Program
This is a 4-H program designed for students in grades 3 and 4.
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2014 Agriculture Outlook Meeting
Outlook Meeting set for Monday, December 8, 2014 in Canfield.
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State News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17/11) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!
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Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership.

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please contact Ohio State University Extension using your preferred communication (e-mail, relay services, or video relay services). Phone 1-800-750-0750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Inform the operator to dial 614-292-6181.