Kevin F. Arnold Memorial Endowment to Benefit Local Extension Work

On Feb. 10 at 10 a.m., the Monroe County Community Foundation and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) will announce an exciting new platform to connect donors with nonprofit projects making a difference for causes and communities! In Washington County, you will note that the The Kevin F. Arnold Memorial Endowment Fund is an option for donors who support the work of OSU Extension in Washington County to connect with Matching Funds!

Your gifts to these causes will be matched The Endowed fund match is $.50 on the $1 (up to $5,000 per donor)! We invite you to make a gift, by going directly to Cause Connector at and choose your Monroe cause. The “matching program” will begin Feb. 10 @ 10 a.m.

Please help us spread the word! Thank you for your support of The Kevin F. Arnold Memorial Endowment Fund and its support of Washington County OSU Extension work.

AgriTourism Ready Conference – Virtual Event

Interested in learning more about agritourism operations in Ohio? The utilization of agritourism has become a method for farmers, ranchers, and wineries to convert their land into a destination and to educate others on their day to day operations. Join us to learn about the latest trends and issues that impact the industry and explore options for your operation.

Each Monday in March, the OSU Direct Agriculture Marketing Team will release a new pre-recorded webinar. Then we will have a live “social hour” where you can join to discuss the webinars and speak directly to the presenters. While this is a free webinar series, registration is required.

Please visit for registration, agenda, and other details.

ChickQuest Reservations Being Accepted

The Washington County OSU Extension Office is now taking reservations for their chickquest program and incubators.  Teachers and educators can call the office or email Kathryn at to reserve an incubator and supplies.  Chick Quest, a Classroom Journey through the Life Cycle of Chickens, is a 4-H SET School Enrichment program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering, and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg.  From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.