1. Update: Phone System Down

    Jun. 08, 2016

    We now have very limited phone service, with one line that can go in and out. If you wish to reach us through email, email addresses for Extension staff can be found by hovering over the "About" tab and clicking on "County Staff". We hope to have the issue fixed as soon as possible.Thank you for your patience.
    Ottawa County Office

  2. Phone System Down 6/8/16

    Jun. 08, 2016

    Our phone system is currently down in the office. Please email Shannon Castillo at if you need assistance. We will notify when phones are back up.
    Ottawa County Office

  3. 4-H Super Saturday

    Dec. 02, 2015

    Join us on Saturday January 23rd for 4-H Super Saturday from 10-1 at St. John Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor. There will be a variety of sessions to choose from. See information below.

  4. Cultivate the Clover Auction

    Sep. 25, 2015

    Join us Saturday October 24th at Camp Perry for the annual Cultivate the Clover Auction! There will be a live and silent auction, games and prizes, and a delicious meal. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Ottawa County Extension office or from Cultivate the Clover committee members. All proceeds raised during the evening will be used to support our many 4-H events/activities and the Ottawa County 4-H Endowment Fund! For more information call the office at 419-898-3631.

  5. Take the $10 Local Foods Challenge

    Aug. 06, 2015

    Join us for Ohio Local Foods Week August 9-15! During this week we are encouraging people to take the pledge to commit to spending at least $10 on local foods. To learn more about the challenge and to take the pledge click here. For more information on Ohio Local Foods week and other ways to support local growers visit

  6. Pressure Canner Testing Day

    Aug. 01, 2015

    Need to have your pressure canner gauge tested? We can do that! The first drop in date for canner testing is Wednesday August 5th from 9-12. There is a cost of $5 per lid tested.  Please contact the office for more information, or email Katie LaPlant at Can't make the date? You can call the office at any time to make an appointment.

  7. Ohio Saves Proclamation Presented

    Feb. 24, 2015

    A BIG thank you to the Ottawa County Commissioners for presenting a Proclamation for Ohio Saves Week February 23rd- 28th. Ohio Saves is an initiative to encourage ALL people in Ohio to Save- to set up a savings account, commit to saving, and to have a savings goal. For more information visit Thank you commissioners for your support!

  8. Participate in Ohio Saves Week!

    Feb. 16, 2015

    Be part of Ohio Saves Week for a chance to win two Ohio State basketball tickets or $500!

    Ohio Saves Week February 23rd-28th is a campaign under America Saves to encourage people to focus on their savings goals by committing to save their money. Take these steps to participate in Ohio Saves and enter for the chance to win two Ohio State basketball tickets or $500.

  9. Office Closed 2/2/2015

    Feb. 02, 2015

    The Ottawa county Extension office will be closed Monday February 2nd due to a level three snow emergency.

  10. Conversations on the Future of Extension

    Sep. 22, 2014

    Celebrating the significant accomplishments and deep impact that OSU Extension has had on communities and in the lives of Ohioans provides a great springboard for the future. A significant component of Ohio’s celebration in 2014 will be a year-long process focused on our future. The primary work this year will center on futuring – asking questions about and envisioning the long-term future of OSU Extension as well as the role the organization should play in shaping and positively impacting Ohio and Ohio residents.