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.

The Agriculture and Natural Resources (Ag/NR) program area of Putnam County Extension's goal is to distribute information and guidance through new technology and techniques that are always being perfected through research. From answering questions asked by customers who stop by the office on how to keep moles out of their lawn and insects out of their house, to questions about farming, the Agriculture and Natural Resources program is always looking for ways to apply OSU's research to the needs of the community.

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.