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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Help our Wayne County Agriculture and Natural Resources team by filling out the agriculture needs assessment. You input ensures that Wayne County Extension can continue to provide relevant and quality programming! Click here to access the needs assessment survey.

Ohio State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources empowers Ohio’s agriculture and natural resources communities, provides outreach and education based on unbiased research, and cultivates relationships to strengthen the economic viability and quality of life for Ohioans.

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.

Wayne County has a rich agricultural history and is noted for the strength and diversity of its agricultural economy. Wayne County has approximately 1750 farms totaling about 242,000 acres of farmland. The OSU Extension program in Wayne County seeks to strengthen farms and farm enterprises by providing educational resources and programs.

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources programs at

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