Vote for the Harrison County Cooperative Extension levy



I am definitely voting for the new Harrison County Cooperative Extension levy coming up at the March 6 election. Please go vote, even if that is the only thing you make it out for this time.

A few years ago, I realized that my unused pasture was growing poverty grass, and I wondered if planting some cover crop would improve the soil. Having lived in New York state and relied on Cooperative Extension there, I called Harrison County Cooperative Extension.

I immediately received a return call from ag educator Mike Hogan, with some advice, and within two more days, a beautiful booklet came in the mail, describing and illustrating the various cover crops, pros and cons of each, and I had all I needed to know.

In addition to its well-known agricultural services, Cooperative Extension provides several services to strengthen children and families: The Family Nutrition Program provides useful training to county residents who are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Four-hundred twenty county residents attended these sessions this past year.

Fit 2-B FATHERS, a social and parenting curriculum, helps incarcerated men become better fathers upon release. Fifty-one men participated in this program last year. 4-H school enrichment activities, which provide much-needed, hands-on learning in our local schools.

Last year more than 300 school youth learned about animal life cycles through baby chicks, scientific inquiry through rocket launches, and much more. 4-H youth project development, which builds lifelong skills, work ethic, and citizenship in more than 250 local youth each year.

Barbara Dewey

Bowerston, Ohio

Get our Top Stories in Your Inbox

Next step: Check your inbox to confirm your subscription.



We are glad you have chosen to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated according to our comment policy.

Receive emails as this discussion progresses.