Enhancing Agriculture and the Environment
Ohio’s diverse agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy every year. OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs assist with technology, marketing and educational support – protecting Ohio’s position in the global marketplace.
OSU Extension also works to help local residents and community leaders enhance and sustain the environment and natural areas throughout the state, balancing economic advancement with environmental sustainability.
Our ANR professionals help producers develop and expand profitable, sustainable farming and other agricultural businesses – thereby creating jobs and economic opportunity for Ohio’s citizens. They also provide leadership, collaboration, consulting, unbiased information, applied research, and access to land-grant university knowledge to address local issues and needs.
Richard Purdin is the ANR educator for Adams County. Richard conducts training and programming primarily in beef production and other livestock, tobacco education and good agricultural practices, pesticide and fertilizer training, and forage production. This part of the state has many other facets of agriculture, including wine-grape production, corn, soybeans, forestry, and more.
You can also learn more about all OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources programs at http://agnr.osu.edu.
Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.