May is Cooperative Extension Month

The Clermont County Commissioners have designated May as Cooperative Extension Month in honor of Ohio State University Extension Clermont County.

May marks 100 years of the United States’ Cooperative Extension Service. Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act establishing Extension, a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and land-grant universities, on May 8, 1914.

The act created the Extension network, including OSU Extension, to bring university-based research and learning opportunities to the public, thanks to the cooperative support of county governments paired with university and federal funding.

County Commissioners honored Clermont Extension on May 12 during the Board of Commissioners Session in Batavia.

Clermont Extension is located in Owensville, housed at the Clermont County Fairgrounds.

The office offers programming in four areas: agriculture and natural resources, community development; 4-H youth development; and family and consumer sciences. Extension programming is based around the needs of the public. For more information, please contact (513) 732-7070 or visit