Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.

Ohio State University Extension-Shelby County

Office / Building Closed

The university is committed to doing everything possible to promote the safety of our community as we respond to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). One of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illnesses is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals might interact and transmit the disease. The university has requested that employees telework, hold meetings virtually, or postpone them.

The safety of our community is our top priority. We realize that our COVID-19 policy guidelines will cause disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. We will share updates as more information becomes available. Learn how we're working to keep our communities safe at

Even though our office is physically closed-WE ARE STILL WORKING REMOTELY!!!

Please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Name Contact
Vicky Cordonnier
Program Assistant, SNAP-Ed
Cassie Dietrich
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Judie Gaerke
Extension Office Associate
Amy Hoying
Assistant Office Associate
Matthew Schmerge
Agricultural Educator
  1. Ohio 4-H Releases Guide for Returning to In-Person Activities

    Jun. 30, 2020

    We’re happy to share we’ve received approval from Ohio State University leadership to resume in-person 4-H club meetings and activities starting immediately (as early as today, Tuesday, June 30, 2020). This is welcome news for our 3,039 Ohio 4-H clubs across the state. Ohio 4-H clubs that choose to begin meeting in-person must follow the guidelines listed below to promote the health and safety of our 4-H community, as we face the challenge of COVID-19.

  2. The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

    Jun. 26, 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.

  3. OSU Extension Announces Agriculture and Natural Resources Madness: A Tournament of Education

    Mar. 24, 2020

    OSU Extension is Open for Business 
    Learn with us virtually!
    Each day, three educational sessions will be presented relating to the “bracket” or subject. Brackets change daily and include topics like food safety, crisis management, home gardening, animal care, crop production, forestry, hemp and many more. 
    Events are presented virtually via webinars, social media, live events and watch parties. Links to all events are provided on the tournament website.