About Belmont County

Welcome to OSU Extension in Belmont County!


Top Ten Reasons to Contact the Belmont County Extension Office

10. To join a 4-H club or 4-H Cloverbud club.

 9.  To ask a question about food safety, food storage or food preservation.

 8.  To talk to a Master Gardener about fruit and vegetable gardening.

     (Wednesdays 10 am - noon; During the growing season)

 7.  To schedule an educational speaker for your club or organization.l

 6.  To get registration materials to attend Junior Camp at 4-H Camp Piedmont (June).

 5.  For elementary school teachers to get information about

      Science Alive 4-H school enrichment programs.

 4.  To bring in a soil sample for testing to evaluate levels of nitrogen,

      phosphorus and potassium and receive treatment recommendations.

 3.  To learn about your wellness mandates in the public schools and

     what you can do to get involved.

 2.  To learn about ATV safety.


  1. To find out just about anything about almost everything!

We gratefully acknowledge the continued help and support of our local county commissioners. Their input and participation into our programming efforts is appreciated.

Jerry Echemann, email Jerry Echemann
Josh Meyer, email Josh Meyer
J. P. Dutton, email J.P. Dutton

About OSU Extension

Since 1914, Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities.

Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically-based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension programs address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information.

No matter which county you visit, you can find people who are helped by the four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. These program areas – and many other special topics – are continuously evaluated and updated to meet the changing needs and issues facing each community. Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.

OSU Extension…

Our vision: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

Our mission: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.