Enhancing Agriculture and the Environment

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.

Monroe is not a large county in terms of acreage compared to other counties of the state. We have approximately 292,700 acres in the county and 95.9 percent or 280,700 are used in forestry and agricultural production. Diverse would be a good term to use when you look at the agricultural production of Monroe County.  If you would like to know more about Monroe County's agriculture you can contact Catelyn Turner, Extension Educator, at 740-472-0810, or direct extension 740-472-6115. 

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources programs at http://agnr.osu.edu.

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