About Adams County

Welcome to OSU Extension in Adams County!


Click here for 2015 Adams County Highlights.

Founded in 1797, Adams County has a population of 28,550 and is located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Ohio. It is bounded on the south side by the Ohio River and traversed in the north by Route 32, the main east/west four lane highway in southern Ohio. Besides it’s natural beauty Adams County is noted for its abundant resources including fertile farmland, forests, wildlife,  and limestone deposits. Agriculture is an important part of the county economy. While the county embraces the growing economy of modern day it maintains the rustic atmosphere where neighbors care about neighbors, and the residents are proud to claim Adams County as their home.

OSU Extension Adams County staff includes an Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development, an Extension Educator Ag & Natural Resources and Community Development, two SNAP-Ed program assistants, and an Office Associate.

OSU Extension Adams County gratefully acknowledges the commitment and support of the Adams County Board of Commissioners, past and present.


About OSU Extension

Since 1914, Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities.

Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically-based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension programs address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information.

No matter which county you visit, you can find people who are helped by the four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. These program areas – and many other special topics – are continuously evaluated and updated to meet the changing needs and issues facing each community. Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.

OSU Extension…

Our vision: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

Our mission: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.