About Paulding County Extension

Empowerment through Education

About Paulding County Extension

Paulding County Fairgrounds

The Paulding County Extension office is a "branch office" of The Ohio State University and is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Ohio State University, and the Paulding County Commissioners. Our Paulding County Office is your front door to The Ohio State University.
The Extension system is the world's largest non-formal educational system. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities, with new research and technical information. 


OSU Extension's Mission:

Engaging people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming.

OSU Extension's Vision:

OSU Extension is a dynamic educational entity that partners with individuals, families, communities, business and industry, and organizations to strenghten the lives of Ohioans.

Office Hours and Location

The OSU Extension Office of Paulding County is open
from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, Closed Friday 

We may be reached by phone at 419-399-8225 or by e-mail at noggle.17@osu.edu or hiler.23@osu.edu
Our fax number is 419-399-5590.

Our office is located just South of the Village of Paulding. From the Paulding County Courthouse, take St. Rt. 111 West, continue going straight on Williams Street, which will turn right into Fairground Drive.  The fairgrounds are on the left; the office is located at the main entrance to the fairgrounds (second entrance).

Map to Paulding County Extension Office

Paulding County Program Highlights

We have enjoyed providing services and educational opportunities to the Paulding County Area.  Reports from other Extension office from around the state are available on the Ohioline web site.

The Paulding County Extension Advisory Committee

The Extension Advisory Committee serves an important role in planning, conducting and evaluation of our local Extension educational programs and efforts. We thank them, along with our County Commissioners and Administrator for their time and support of our programs.

Jerry Zielke President 
Community Development
Gary Adkins
Community Development

Community Development
Jay Schmidt
Ag & Natural Resources
Elaine Gress
Master Gardener
Rick King
Ag & Natural Resources
Lonnie Miller
Ag & Natural Resources

 Ag & Natural Resources
 Sherri Rager
Master Gardener 
Fred Pieper
Paulding Co. 
 Tony Zartman
Paulding Co.
Roy Klopfenstein
 Paulding Co. 


The Extension Advisory Committee Meetings are held four times a year. 

The Ohio State University, The United States Department of Agriculture, and Paulding County Commissioners Cooperating.

Paulding County Demographics

Useful information regarding Paulding County may be found at:  http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/

Paulding County Resources

A listing of web sites for Paulding County agencies and organizations.

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Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership.

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please contact Ohio State University Extension using your preferred communication (e-mail, relay services, or video relay services). Phone 1-800-750-0750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Inform the operator to dial 614-292-6181.