Belmont County Extension Staff

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OSU Extension is comprised of four different program areas: 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Community Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Through these program areas, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to partner with community groups and organizations to extend our resources to the people of Belmont County.  We welcome you to our website and hope you visit us online and in person often.

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Send us an email!

We look forward to hearing from you!


Jane Keyser
County Director
Extension Educator
4-H Youth Development


Dan Lima
Extension Educator
Agriculture & Natural Resources




Polly Loy
Extension Educator
Family & Consumer Sciences 






Carol Kovachic
Program Assistant
Family Nutrition Program 


Dawn Ford Cramer
Office Associate 




Crystal Secrest

Program Assistant

4-H Youth Development

Jennie Ellis

Office Assistant



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Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership.

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