It’s hard to believe another year has passed. Another day, another month, another year — sometimes I wonder how it’s possible for time to fly by so fast. My Grandma Gertrude told me at my baby shower for my son, Ethan (who is now 16-years-old) that “The days may be long, but the years will go quick”. It is so true in life! How could I have a 16-year-old and a 12-year-old? Have I really been working 6 years at the OSU Extension Office in Paulding? There have been some very long days in 2019 — working, talking, worrying, debating and living life! 2019 was a year to mark historically and one to remember (or maybe forget) for sure with the weather! It brought about new education and areas of uncertainty in agriculture at times. One thing I learned for sure was to listen more to people to help during these stressful times.
2020 is packed full of many opportunities. I look forward to serving the people of Paulding County and partnering with others in our community. Our office will be growing as we will be welcoming a Water Quality Extension associate to NW Ohio. (Actually, there will be 6 located in NW Ohio). We will be running our Extension Levy again. Without the support of our community on this issue, we would not be able to serve, partner and help develop “Better Lives and Stronger Communities”. It is our vision to be able to expand our service in Paulding County by adding a Family and Consumer Science Educator with the passage of this levy. If you are interested in serving on the levy committee, please contact Michael Schweinsberg or me at the Extension Office, and we will provide you with the contact information for the levy committee. I look forward to seeing you at the Cover Crops roundtable, Farm Bill Meeting, or upcoming Soil Health Series.