Enhancing Agriculture and the Environment

Ohio’s diverse agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy every year. OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs assist with technology, marketing and educational support – protecting Ohio’s position in the global marketplace.

OSU Extension also works to help local residents and community leaders enhance and sustain the environment and natural areas throughout the state, balancing economic advancement with environmental sustainability.

Our ANR professionals help producers develop and expand profitable, sustainable farming and other agricultural businesses – thereby creating jobs and economic opportunity for Ohio’s citizens. They also provide leadership, collaboration, consulting, unbiased information, applied research, and access to land-grant university knowledge to address local issues and needs.

Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Guernsey County. Guernsey County is a largely rural community comprised mainly of small family-owned farms. The rolling hills lend themselves to livestock production as well as some hay and grain production. Currently, Guernsey County is seeing a large growth in the horizontal gas and oil drilling industry.

Clif Little serves as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator in Guernsey County. Clif can be reached at little.16@osu.edu or by calling 740-489-5300.

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources programs at http://agnr.osu.edu.

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.