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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2014 4-H Carnival
The 2014 Ashtabula County 4-H Carnival hosted by the Ashtabula County 4-H Committee and OSU Extension at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds was held Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to kick off Ashtabula County 4-H Week!
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New Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas Resource Page
OSU Extension is pleased to be helping landowners in Northeast Ohio learn more about Marcellus Shale Ol & Gas Leases and the financial implications of lease and royalty payments. Check out this new page!
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Downstairs Meeting Room Policy
Representatives of organizations wishing to use the room must contact the OSU Extension Office in person or by phoning 440-576-9008 to make reservations.
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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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County News
Farmers and landowners in Ashtabula County may have surprise in store when they open up their 2015 property tax bills this coming January due to another increase in the CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Valuation) values. To help property owners understand these increases, a “CAUV Rates are Increasing” meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the EXPO Center of the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds in Jefferson, Ohio. This meeting will feature Larry Gearhardt, OSU Extension Income Tax Field Specialist.
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OSU Extension to Hold Soybean Disease & Insect Field Night on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Trumbull County, Ohio
Assessing soybean diseases and insect pressure can be difficult without proper training and experience. OSU Extension in Northeast Ohio is pleased to be offering a Soybean Disease & Insect Field Night on Monday, evening, August 11, 2014 in Trumbull County, Ohio. Farmers and crop consultants are invited to attend a 2 hour in-field session with Dr. Anne Dorrance and Dr. Andy Michel. This field will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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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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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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