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Grassroots Advocacy in Action







Wayne County contingency hosted our state legislators during the OSU College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Legislative Luncheon today in Columbus, OH at the state house.

We helped the legislators and their staff understand the power of our Wayne County OSU Extension,OARDC, ATI and other research and practical programs. We shared our own local success stories and thanked them for their support. 


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Did you know that 4-H is a part of OSU extension?

2,318 livestock projects were exhibited by more than 1,200 Wayne county 4-H an FFA youth during the 2015 Wayne County Fair. 

1,552 youth were members of 46 organized 4-H community clubs. 

419 adult volunteers served as advisors to youth enrolled in Wayne County 4-H clubs throughout 2015.


"Money 101: Keys to Financial Stability” is a series of four one-hour classes funded through a FINRA grant with United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties. The series is designed to work specifically with the local Child Support Enforcement Agency to assist noncustodial,noncompliant parents. Topics include goal setting, creating a budget, making financial decisions, and repairing credit.


Other programs by OSU Extension include: SNAP-Ed, Nutrition 101, 4-H Youth Development, classes in agriculture, horticulture,pest management, farm financial analysis and planning, pesticide recertification training, and more.



“The programs offered by OSU Extension are actually leadership and workforce development programs in action. Participants learn respect, accountability, and responsibility, and become engaged, caring citizens as a result.”     –Laura Newberry-Yokley, United Way