Ashtabula County Staff

Our staff is here to help you with your questions about Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth Development!


David Marrison

David Marrison
County Director

Associate Professor &
Extension Educator
for Agriculture &
Nat. Resources

Jenna Hoyt

Jenna Hoyt
4-H Educator

Extension Educator
for 4-H Youth Development



 Abbey Averill

Abbey Averill
4-H & Ag/NR





Kim Howard

Kim Howard

Office Associate &

Business Operations





Brandon Mitchell

Brandon Mitchell

Executive Director
4-H Camp Whitewood




Kelly Kanicki

Food & Nutrition Program Assistant



Linda Springer

Linda Springer
Office Assistant


Please feel free to contact us at any time.  To send us email, just click on the staff member's email address.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional Assistance is Provided to Ashtabula County through the Western Reserve E.E.R.A (Extension Education & Research Areas)

 Ashtabula County is a member of a nine county Extension Education and Research Area(E.E.R.A.). Most Extension Educational programs will be conducted as multi-county programs. These programs may be offered in any one of the nine counties in the Western Reserve E.E.R.A. Extension Educators are now specialized in one area to provide the most current research based information to our clientele. The following Extension Educators serve as the lead educators for the four programming areas of Extension.

Agriculture & Natural Resources Lead Educator

David Marrison

Family & Consumer Sciences Lead Educator

Linnette Goard

4-H Youth Development

Jackie Krieger



Thank you for the support of the Ashtabula

County Commissioners

Peggy Carlo, Dan Claypool, & Joe Moroski 


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

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Top Stories
4-H Banquet Celebrates 2013 Success!
More than 120 advisors, youth and family members came together on November 9, 2013 at the 4-H Advisor Recognition Banquet to celebrate another successful 4-H year in Ashtabula County.
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2013 Plat Map Directories have arrived!
Ashtabula County Plat Map Directories are now available for purchase once again in the OSU Extension Office.
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Ashtabula County Ag Day Sponsors Sought
On May 9, Ashtabula County will be hosting an Agriculture Day for nearly 1,300 members of the class of 2025 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds. The goal of program is to educate first graders on where their food comes from and to showcase the different types of agricultural commodities which are being grown in Ashtabula County. OSU Extension is currently seeking sponsors for this year's event.
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Your Generous Donation Can Help Make a Difference for OSU Extension in Ashtabula County
Do you know that you can make a tax-deductible donation to OSU Extension in Ashtabula County? As a government non-profit organization, you are able to make a donation to The Ohio State University and have it go 100% towards our Extension programs in Ashtabula County.
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Seniors can apply for Ashtabula County Beef Scholarship
OSU Extension and the Ashtabula County Cattlemen’s Association are pleased to announce they will be awarding a beef scholarship to a deserving Ashtabula County Senior Student who will be attending an accredited full four year college or an accredited two year technical institute in 2014-2015. Approximately $1,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year.
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OSU Extension and the Ashtabula County Agricultural Scholarship Committee are pleased to announce the scholarship committee will be presenting a minimum of ten scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year to Ashtabula County students enrolled in either an accredited full four year college or an accredited two year technical institute.
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State News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!
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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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