"Thank you to the voters of Paulding County for your continued support of OSU Extension."

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 Link

The Paulding County Extension Advisory Committee serves an important role in planning, conducting, and evaluating 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.

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About OSU Extension

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

Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically-based information to better their lives, businesses, and communities.

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension programs address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information.

No matter which county you visit, you can find people who are helped by the four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. These program areas – and many other special topics – are continuously evaluated and updated to meet the changing needs and issues facing each community. Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.

OSU Extension:

  • Addresses both urban and rural social and economic issues.
  • Works to enhance and sustain the environment and quality of place in Ohio,
    helping to attract human capital and new ventures.
  • Emphasizes youth development and leadership,
    helping to provide the next generation of new economy workers and leaders.
  • Has a track record of applying technology to agricultural production.
    This enhances marketing and productivity to help Ohio compete in the highly competitive, global marketplace.

Our mission: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions.

Our vision: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

In Extension, we value: Teamwork and partnerships
Integration of science and local knowledge
Respectful community engagement
Credibility, honesty, and integrity
Innovation, flexibility, and adaptability
Relevance and responsiveness
Leveraging resources
Lifelong learning
Diversity in all of its forms
The contributions of all people toward achieving organizational and societal goals