Back to Normal Operating Hours!

Beginning June 1, 2021, the OSU Extension Office will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30pm (closed 12:30 to 1 pm for lunch). Thank you to everyone who supported the Extension Office during the past challenging months! We look forward to seeing you at the Hobart Center for County Government, 510 W. Water Street, Suite 250 (2nd floor) in Troy. See you soon!

  1. Agriculture and Natural Resources: Meeting the Challenge

    Mar. 26, 2020

    Did your usual workshop get canceled?  Looking to fill the void of the big basketball tournament?  Ohio State University Extension is here to help with a new virtual education program for the agricultural community.  “Agriculture and Natural Resources Madness: A Tournament of Education” will include 64 educational events broken into daily brackets.  Each day, a virtual educational session will be held at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.

  2. Office Closed Until Further Notice beginning March 19, 2020

    Mar. 18, 2020

    Beginning March 19, 2020, the Miami County Extension office will be closed until further notice. All staff will be utlizing telecommuting capabilities to continue to serve our clientele and community. See the picture below for direct contact information. We will not be checking voicemail as we will not have access, please email us. Be sure to check out our Facebook page at "OSU Extension Miami County" for regular updates.

  3. Ask Me About 4-H!

    Mar. 02, 2020

    Join 4-H today!  The Miami County 4-H club enrollment deadline is March 27, 2020. 

  4. Socks in a Box!

    Nov. 25, 2019

    Donate new men's, women's, or children's socks for Buckeye House, Troy.  Donations accepted in the O.S.U. Extension Office until Friday, December 13.

  5. Join the “Get Your Elves in a Row!” Email Wellness Challenge!

    Nov. 24, 2019

    You are invited to sign up for the “Get Your Elves in a Row!” Email Wellness Challenge November 25, 2019 – January 5, 2020.  Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to your inbox.  This six-week challenge will focus on having a stress free and healthy holiday season.  Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension. 

    You will learn tips & strategies to:

  6. Farm Bill Update: ARC/PLC

    Nov. 10, 2019

    The 2018 Farm Bill allows the choice to enroll in ARC or PLC for 2019-2023.  Enrollment for 2019 is currently open with the deadline set as March 15, 2020. Join OSU Extension and the Farm Service Agency for an informational meeting to learn about changes to the ARC/PLC, important dates and deadlines, crop insurance – supplemental coverage option, and using decision tools to evaluate program choices to make informed program decisions. For many this could be a $30,000 decision. Come to the meeting and we will share with you how to use the tools to make the best decision.

  7. Turkey Time Tips!

    Nov. 01, 2019

    Holidays are full of food and family.  Make your holiday dinner one to that will be remembered for all the right reasons with these recipes and food safety tips.

    How long should I thaw my turkey?

  8. Scholarship available

    Feb. 21, 2019

    The Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers announce the availability of three $1,000 scholarships in 2019. The organization generates funds throughout the year through garden tours, educational workshops, and other various projects. Any Miami County resident attending a four year college, university, or technical school majoring in one of the following fields of study: agriculture, horticulture, environment science, natural resources, or conservation is eligible to apply.

  9. Master Gardener Volunteer Program Training Announced

    Oct. 25, 2018

    In the fall of 2020, a Master Gardener Volunteer training will be offered to residents of Miami and surrounding counties.  The Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides broad instruction in horticulture for enthusiasts of any skill level or interest who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

  10. Fifth Graders Get a “Taste” of Gardening

    Sep. 11, 2018

    In August, Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers began their second year of working with Piqua Central Intermediate School to teach students about gardening and growing vegetables. The Master Gardeners plan to provide a total of four organized, educational lessons, which reinforce life science curriculum standards. With the help of MGVs, the children planted lettuce and radishes in hopes of a fall harvest. The students learned about plant selection, planting depth, and parts of a seed.