About Harrison County

Welcome to OSU Extension in Harrison County!


Welcome to the OSU Extension website for Harrison County, Ohio!  If you are unfamiliar with our services and programs, feel free to browse around or better yet, just give us a call at 740.942.8823.  We exist to serve our community and hope you will utilize the services we offer.

Since you may be new to the area, let’s talk a little about Harrison County Extension.  We are one of ten county offices in the state that operate on a tax levy—which has been well supported since 2002.  Because Harrison County has the 5th smallest and 10th least healthy population in the state, most of our programming appeals to rural clientele and those looking to better themselves, their families, and/or their communities.  Thanks to generous support for the local 4-H program, we are very active in local schools with our enrichment/non-formal education programs.  We also have 100+ passionate and active volunteers that support 4-H and the newly formed Master Gardener program.  Though we could go on, probably the best thing to say is this:  If we have the capability and skill, our staff will be happy to empower you through hands-on education.  Thanks for dropping by!


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.