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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences



  1. Seeds Available through the Victory Garden – Let’s Grow Ohio initiative!

    May. 12, 2022

    Do you want to plant your own vegetable and flower garden? Mahoning County OSU Extension has you covered! Mahoning County Extension will be distributing sample seed starter packets at various locations across Youngstown the week of May 16th while supplies last:

  2. 2022 Good Natured Garden Partners – Gardening with Youth Program

    May. 12, 2022

    OSU Extension Mahoning County is calling on any individuals or groups interested in starting or maintaining a garden and working with local youth in the Mahoning Valley for the summer.

  3. Virtual Dining with Diabetes Cooking School

    Apr. 21, 2022

    Do you or someone you love have diabetes? With 30 million diabetics in America, you are not alone! In this Cooking School and Nutrition Education Program, you will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar. These classes are designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. Cost is FREE. 

    Classes are offered on the following Mondays in May from 10 a.m. to noon: 

  4. Spring Into Wellness - Live Healthy Live Well

    Mar. 11, 2022

    Free Email Wellness challenge with tips to help you optimize your health and well-being!

    Adults can register to recieve 2 emails/week.

    Deadline to sign-up: March 28

    Challenge starts: April 4

    To Register: 

  5. Milkweed Seeds Available Now!

    Mar. 10, 2022

    Come and get ‘em! Milkweed seeds are available now!  Cost is a suggested two-dollar donation. Seeds can be picked up at The Mahoning County Extension Office located at 490 S Broad St. Canfield, Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm while supplies last with no holds.  Packets contain around 50 seeds.

  6. Food Safety Manager Online Training for Level 2 ServSafe

    Apr. 23, 2021

    Now Available - Online Level 2 Serv Safe Class in partnership with TAP

    This course is designed for Food Service Managers and Food Handlers at restaurants; convenience stores; grocery stores; school food service workers; and civic groups who prepare food for sale and consumptions.
    This course meets the standards as set by the Ohio Department of Health as Level II Certification in Food Protection Manager Certification (Ohio Revised Code 3701-21-25).

  7. SNAP-Ed Promotes Healthy Choices for Kids

    Jan. 14, 2021

    CANFIELD — SNAP-Ed in Mahoning County is on a mission to make a healthier community through education — and by providing the tools for the program.

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed) is a free nutrition education and obesity prevention program that serves low-income adults, youth and families.

  8. Virtual Food Service Conference

    Apr. 06, 2022

    Excellence As We Grow Together

    Virtual Food Service Conference

    August 4, 2022

  9. Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic

    Mar. 31, 2022

    Learn how to prune apples and peaches at the farm!

    Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Location: White House Fruit Farm, 9249 St Rt 62, Canfield 44406
    Contact phone: 330-533-5538

    The clinic will be held rain or shine. Dress warm for outdoor activities (rugged shoes).  Bring a lawn chair for seating. Home fruit production books will be available for purchase.

  10. Gardening Seminar 2022

    Mar. 18, 2022

    Join us on Saturday, April 23rd at 9am, to get inspired for the 2022 gardening season! Learn from two keynote presentations, do a make-n-take bee hotel, choose from breakout sessions, win door prizes, and have tons of fun! Amy Stone from OSU Extension will share, 10 Landscape Design Tips When Creating, Enhancing, Reducing Or Just Starting Over, as the morning keynote. The afternoon keynote will be Incorporating Herbs In the Landscape by Rees & Meghan Davis from Honey Hollow Herbs. There will be a Garden Art Sale all day.