The Crawford County Commissioners read a proclamation on Tuesday morning to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act (actual anniversary date is May 8). The legislation provided funding for the outreach endeavors of land-grant universities, such as Ohio State University. OSU uses cooperative extension offices for outreach on subjects relating to agriculture, home economics and a variety of other educational topics.
Two members of the Crawford County OSU Extension Office were present for the reading of the proclamation. The four major OSU Extension program areas are family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development and agriculture and natural resources. Some of its most well-known programs include pesticide applicator training, community gardens, 4-H camp and Junior Fair Board. There are 672 4-H members in Crawford County.
During the Antique Tractor Association’s Tractor Show on June 26, there will be a “Celebrate Extension” display. On July 14, join the Extension Office at the Crawford County Fairgrounds Youth Building from 3-6 p.m. to share your extension stories.