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  • Practical. Our programs address your needs with practical solutions to current issues.
  • Personal. Our staff and volunteers connect with you through one-on-one sessions, meetings, demonstrations, and informal instruction.
  • Unbiased. Our programs are objective and research-based; nonpolitical; and holistic in addressing problems and solutions.
  • Flexible. Extension staff adjust programs and subject matter to meet emerging needs and unexpected changes at the local level.
  • Community Based. Our huge volunteer base multiplies the impact of our Extension professional staff in your own neighborhood.
  • Outreaching. We take the resources, teaching, and research of The Ohio State University and make them available to you, your family, and your neighbors.
  • Collaborative. We collaborate within Ohio State and with other universities, government agencies at all levels, and other organizations to provide the best service to you.
  • Cooperative. Federal, state, and local governments believe in our mission and share in our financial support and programming direction.
  • Diversified. Our proactive programming reaches across personal backgrounds, disciplines, specializations, geographical boundaries, institutions, and states.
  • Economically Minded. Our programs are economic engines for Ohio. We enhance economic development, community awareness, and workforce skills.
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Muck Crops Field Day is July 31
WILLARD, Ohio – Agricultural producers are welcome to attend the Muck Crops Field Day and learn the newest vegetable care and growing tips from state experts at Ohio’s oldest outlying agricultural research station.
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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.

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