About Ashtabula County

Welcome to OSU Extension in Ashtabula County!


We gratefully acknowledge the continued help and support of our local county commissioners, Casey Kozlowski , Kathryn L. Whittington, and J.P Ducro, IV. Their input and participation into our programming efforts is appreciated.

OSU Extension is proud of its long tradition of providing education for Ashtabula County. Since 1917, OSU Extension has been conducting programs for our agricultural industry (the #1 employer and #2 economic industry in the county), has helped thousands of youth each year learn responsibility and citizenship through 4-H club work, and has been helping families improve their nutrition, family relationships, and economic condition.

OSU Extension’s work with a large volunteer force increases the impact of our office staff. More than 161 4-H advisors managing 50 4-H clubs help more than 903 4-H youth members and 4,000 youth in school enrichment programs. In addition, more than 40 Ashtabula County master gardeners volunteer nearly 3,000 hours each year helping over 1,098 residents with their horticulture problems. We thank each of our volunteers for helping OSU Extension to make the best better in Ashtabula County.


History of Agents /Educators in Ashtabula County


About OSU Extension

Since 1914, Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities.

Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically-based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension programs address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information.

No matter which county you visit, you can find people who are helped by the four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. These program areas – and many other special topics – are continuously evaluated and updated to meet the changing needs and issues facing each community. Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.

OSU Extension…

Our vision: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

Our mission: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.