1. July Farm Talk Breakfast

    Jul. 09, 2020

    July’s Farm Talk Breakfast Program is planned to be held on Zoom at 8:30 AM on July 17, 2020. The topic will be Extending the Grazing Season with guest speaker Chris Penrose of Morgan County OSU Extension. We hope this topic will be help forage managers increase the utilization of their acreage and their profit margins due to decreased feed costs. You can join the webinar on your computer, mobile device, or landline telephone. If you have questions about how to connect, email Christine at or call her at 740-305-3173.

  2. Camping Out with Kids- Safety Tips

    Jun. 26, 2020

    Camping out is a fantastic activity for Ohio families to participate in throughout the summer. Our state offers many sites that are family friendly, have accommodations for special needs visitors, and a plethora of outdoor opportunities for recreation. Even your backyard can be a perfect place to camp and relax with nature.

    While making your list of items to take for a camping trip, don’t forget your lint roller!

  3. National Forage Week 2020

    Jun. 24, 2020

    National Forage Week runs from June 21-27, 2020. It is a great opportunity to recognize the importance of forages in the daily lives of Americans and say thank you to our forage producers across the nation.

    The complexity of forage management requires producers to have vast knowledge of plant and animal sciences. It is more complicated than just growing and mowing grass. To be a successful forage grower you must have knowledge about soil health, botany, nutrition, zoology, climatology, machinery, and finances too.

  4. Ohio State University Extension - Noble County to Coordinate Survey for Potential Water Project

    Jun. 24, 2020

    Survey Letters Mailed June 24!  
  5. June Farm Talk Breakfast Recap

    Jun. 23, 2020

    June’s Farm Talk Breakfast on Considering Solar for Residential, Business, and Farm was offered as a virtual Farm Talk Breakfast on June 19, 2020 from 8:30-9:30 AM on Zoom. While we were unable to meet in-person, we could still gather online and on the telephone. June's guest speaker was Ohio State's Energy Development Field Specialist- Eric Romich. To accompany Eric's presentation were local business owner- Scott Braden and homeowner- Judy James, both of Caldwell that have installed solar in Caldwell. The meeting was recorded and can be viewed here:

  6. Summer Food Service Program

    Jun. 22, 2020

    The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available. You have the opportunity to supplement the food you have at home with meals and snacks for your children from local schools and community organizations.

  7. Recap: Ohio’s Oil & Gas: Who is Doing What, Where and How It Is Going

    May. 18, 2020

    Noble County Extension Community Development and Agriculture & Natural Resources programs recently hosted virtual Farm Talk Breakfast on Ohio’s Oil & Gas: Who is Doing What, Where and How It Is Going. The discussion was led by Mike Chadsey of the Ohio Oil & Gas Association followed by Noble County focused updates from OSU Extension. The recording is available at:

  8. Economic Mitigation & Recovery Resources

    Apr. 24, 2020

    COVID-19 Economic Mitigation & Recovery Resources: April 24
    Updates provided by OSU Extension Community Development

    Download Slides

    Watch Facebook Video

  9. Ohio Oil & Gas: Who is Doing What, Where and How Is It Going?

    Apr. 14, 2020

    “Virtual” Farm Talk Breakfast May 15 ~ 8:30 a.m.
    Ohio Oil & Gas: Who is Doing What, Where and How Is It Going? With Mike Chadsey – Ohio Oil & Gas Association
    Noble County Updates Presented by: OSU Extension, Noble County Educators: Christine Gelley, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Gwynn Stewart, Community Development

    The program is free but please RSVP to 740-732-5681 or

  10. April Community Development Newsletter Available

    Apr. 13, 2020

    Read the April 2020 Noble County Community Development Newsletter