1. Gypsy Moth Evident in Lucas County

    Jan. 09, 2019

    Last summer, many residents in Lucas County encountered the gypsy moth caterpillars in their landscapes and woodlots. Several areas within the county and across the state have qualified to be included in the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Gypsy Moth Program. Before treatment options will be made in the spring of 2019, ODA will be hosting several open houses to share treatment maps and answer questions residents may have. In Lucas County, the open house schedule will be as follows: 


    Monday, February 11, 2019, 6pm – 8pm

  2. Breakfast on the Farm Registration Now Open - Sign Up Today!

    Jan. 09, 2019

    Mark your calendars! The 2019 Fulton County Breakfast on the Farm will be held on Saturday, June 15. The event will take place on the Hendricks & Krieger Dairy Farm just west of Fayette, Ohio. The event is FREE but you must register to attend. The registration link is:

  3. Save The Date - Toledo GROWs Seed Swap - Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Jan. 07, 2019

    The OSU Extension Office will once again be part of the Toledo GROWs Seed Swap. This year the event will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Scott High School. The event has been tagged - the unofficial kick-off to the gardening season. The event is free and open to the public. Each guest will receive 5 tickets to swap for seeds. Gardeners are encouraged to bring seeds that were collected last year. All seeds need to be labelled.

  4. Lucas County Celebrates Dine In Day

    Nov. 10, 2018

    OSU Extension, Lucas County is excited to join thousands of families and numerous national organizations to celebrate "Dine In" on Family and Consumer Sciences Day, Decemeber 3rd. Anyone can take the national pledge online to commit to eating together as a family. “Dining In” can be as simple as planning to eat together as a family. Add these other easy steps for local resources as well as being counted as part of the national event (the national event is coordinated by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) 

  5. Bittersweet Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Nov. 01, 2018

     Bittersweet Farms

    Serving people with Autism

  6. Farmer Focus Friday: Weber Ranch

    Oct. 04, 2018

     “Meet your Meat”: these are the words Tony and Michelle of Weber Ranch live by and is the exact experience individuals will get when they visit the farm. Located in Wayne, Ohio, Weber Ranch has been providing an authentic alternative to the meat industry by raising grass fed beef, free range eggs, and pasture raised chicken and pork. The spacious farm offers ample space for the livestock to roam free and keep moving which creates an environment where there is no need for antibiotics or hormones.

  7. Growing with Gust Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Sep. 04, 2018

    Right off the road in Ottawa Lake, Michigan sits a roadside farm stand that is home to Gust Farms Summer Market and CSA. With multiple stands and wagons, patrons will find everything they need to satisfy their summer produce needs. Aside from strictly produce, Gust Farms offers fresh cut flowers, allowing customers to roam the lush rows of flowers in the garden to pick and arrange their own bouquet.

  8. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program Offered in Fall 2018 in Lucas County

    Aug. 24, 2018

    The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program will begin on Friday, September 21 in Lucas County. The program is offered in collaboration with Metroparks Toledo. The program involves both an educational portion and a volunteer portion. Training will be held on Fridays from 9 am - 4 pm through the first Friday in November. Class size is limited.

    To find out more about the program, click here for the brochure.

  9. Apply Now for the Extension Master Urban Farmer Program

    Aug. 24, 2018

    The 4th Annual Extension Master Urban Farmer Program is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The program will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm through November 15. The program was designed after the program offered in Franklin County. Space is limited to 25 participants. Applications are available online or at the OSU Extension Office at Toledo Botanical Garden or at Toledo GROWs. 

  10. Shared Legacy Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Jul. 18, 2018

    Shared Legacy Farms