Ashtabula County Farm Bureau receives Extension award

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau has been recognized by Ohio State University Extension for its support of county and statewide Extension programming and for taking an active role in promoting Ohio State University Extension in the county.

Ashtabula County Farm Bureau received the Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals Friend of Extension Award during the Ohio State University Extension Annual Conference at the Ohio Union at Ohio State University.

This award is given annually to recipients who were nominated by county, regional or state Extension staff for their outstanding service to Ohio State University Extension.

Organization Director Mandy Orahood said the county is working with Extension on a nutrient management phosphorous task force, which is a program to collect weather data to determine the percentage of days in area watersheds where manure or fertilizer application would be acceptable. The county conducted an Ag Day in conjunction with Extension where more than 1,000 first grade students learned about all aspects of agriculture from livestock to crops to fruits and veggies and everything in between. Bus transportation for all the schools in the county was paid by Extension and Farm Bureau.

CAUV, water quality and best management practices seminars are conducted with Extension as well.
Pictured from left to right: David Marrison, Ashtabula County Extension director; Mandy Orahood, Farm Bureau organization director; Lynn Frank, Ashtabula County Farm Bureau president; and Jenna Hoyt, Ashtabula County 4-H educator.

Online extra: Read an article by David Marrison about the relationship between Ashtabula County and Extension.