2024 Valentines Collection for Seniors

Looking to reach 200 Valentine Bags/Cards!

Please have your bags and or cards dropped off to the Portage County OSU Extension Office by Wednesday, February 7th, 2024.

Our office is open Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9am-4pm. (Additional times are available, just email Jesseca at housel.15@osu.edu to set up a drop off time outside of these hours)

2024 Fair Funding Starter Scholarship


Deerfield Ag Services is accepting applications for the 2024 Fair Funding Starter Scholarship. Since 2022, the Fair Funding Starter Scholarship has supported more than 70 junior fair participants to offset some of the initial investments associated with their fair livestock projects.

“The lessons learned from raising livestock are priceless, and we understand that those lessons come at a cost,” said Bill Wallbrown, co-owner of Deerfield Ag Services. “We want local youth to continue to have access to those opportunities and look forward to supporting more exhibitors this year.”

Though the 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 at https://bit.ly/FairFunding24 by March 31, 2024.