1. Welcome Jordan Beck, New Water Quality Associate for Lucas, Fulton and Williams Counties

    Apr. 20, 2020

    We would like to welcome Jordan Beck to OSU Extension.

    Jordan is the Water Quality Extension Associate for Lucas, Fulton and Williams Counties.  Jordan will be working on farmer demonstrations, research, and outreach with impacts on water quality.  Jordan has interest in livestock/manure management, nutrient use efficiency, and cover crop demonstrations and trials.  Prior to his water quality position, Jordan has worked as a livestock nutritionist and has experience in livestock management and marketing. 

  2. OSU Extension Offices Are Closed Until Further Notice

    Mar. 18, 2020

    The Ohio State University Extension Offices in Lucas County in One Government Center and at the Toledo Botanical Garden are CLOSED until further notice.

    While our office is closed, our staff will continue to work diligently to serve Lucas County and be available to our clientele.

    General Inquiries: 419-213-4254
    Family & Consumer Sciences (Patrice Powers-Barker): 419-574-0983
    Ag/Horticulture (AmyStoneand Master Gardener Vols): 419-574-0986
    SNAP Ed/EFNEP Community Nutrition: 419-574-0985
    4-H: 419-574-0980

  3. COVID-19 Myths: Busted by Ohio State University

    Mar. 18, 2020

    Let's get down to the facts about the coronavirus. Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center busts some common COVID-19 myths.

    Check out this video from Ohio State University -

  4. Ohio Families, Let's Spring Into Action

    Mar. 14, 2020

    This week Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that K-12th grade schools will be closed for three weeks (Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3rd) to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This applies to all public, community, and private K-12 schools in the state but does not apply to Ohio’s childcare system such as daycare centers and home-based childcare providers.

  5. Extension at Ebeid Center

    Mar. 09, 2020

    OSU Extension, Lucas County is pleased to partner with the Ebeid Center to offer once a month lunchtime classes related to gardening and healthy living in 2020. Join one class or come to all of them. RSVP (free) online through

    4th Thursdays of the month 12-1pm at the Ebeid Center, 1806 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH. 2nd floor above Market on the Green.

  6. Master Gardener Volunteer Classes Scheduled to Begin in February

    Jan. 22, 2020

    The 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Program will begin on Tuesday, February 4 in Lucas County. The program runs for 9 consecutive weeks from 9 am - 4 pm each Tuesday. There are still a few seats available if you are interested in learning more. The MGV Program is a volunteer program. Participants are engaged in learning about a variety of garden related topics and then sharing that knowledge with others. It is a great group of individuals whose knowledge varies coming into the program. Gardeners learn from the presenters as well as each other. 

  7. Metroparks Toledo Recognized as Friend of OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program

    Nov. 22, 2019

    Earlier in November, Metroparks Toledo was a recipient of a Friend of OSU Extension Master Garden Volunteer Program. Dr. Cathann Kress, Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences presented the awards at the 2019 State Master Gardener Conference held at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of OSU.

  8. Garlic Mustard Information

    Nov. 06, 2019

    On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, OSU Extension Lucas County Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Amy Stone, presented an educational update on garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). This invasive plant can be a problem in natural areas and in landscapes. To learn more about this plant and managment options, check out the Ohio State University Extension's Garlic Mustard FactSheet

  9. 4-H Super Saturday

    Oct. 14, 2019

    October 26th!

    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Check-In starts at 8:45am

    Location: Lucas County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Clubroom

    1406 Key St. Maumee OH

    Cost: $5

    4-H Members: Bring a friend and you both get in for free!

  10. Plans Underway for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Pogram

    Oct. 10, 2019

    Plans are underway for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Program. An application is available online on the MGV page of this website, or by emailing Amy Stone at or calling 419-578-6783.