Summer Internship Available!

Come Spend the Summer with Us!

Come experience OSU Extension behind the scenes! Learn how to build programs, and engage communities in 4-H Youth Development, Family & Consumer Sciences and Agriculture & Natural Resources.

2023 Volunteer Training

ALL Volunteers must attend one of these offered trainings. If you are unable to attend, please contact Jesseca Housel at or call 330-296-6432 for alternative training solutions.
New volunteers are welcome, however, additional training will be required.

Valentines Card Making

Please have your bags dropped off to the Portage County OSU Extension Office by Wednesday, February 8th, 2023.

Our office is open Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9am-4pm. (Additional times are available, just email Jesseca at to set up a drop off time outside of these hours)

Sign-up and let us know how many cards you or your club plan on creating!!

Deer Field Ag Services’ Fair Funding Starter Scholarship Program

Deerfield Ag Services is accepting applications for the 2023 Fair Funding Starter Scholarship. Thirty-six junior fair participants were awarded scholarships in its inaugural year of 2022.

During the 2023 fair season, Deerfield Ag Services will once again grant funding to individual youth exhibitors at the start of their projects to offset some of the initial investments associated with fair livestock projects.

Though these scholarships will not likely offset the full cost of getting started, the company hopes to help make it more attainable for junior fair participants to take part in exhibiting the livestock of their choice. The scholarship amounts vary by project, and are as follows:

  • Rabbit & Poultry – $25

  • Goat and Lamb – $75

  • Horse – Up to $100

  • Swine – Up to $250

  • Beef – Up to $350

The scholarship is eligible to students in Portage, Stark, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties who are either  4-H and FFA participants. To sign up for the program, students must fill out a brief application below.

2023 Fair Funding Starter Scholarship Application