Enhancing Agriculture and the Environment

Union County is blessed with some 990 farmers and about 241,000 acres of productive crop land. About 75% of Union County is crop and pasture land according to Ohio Department of Development. The average size farm is about 243 acres, and Union County Farmers generate an estimated $87,511,000 in cash receipts.

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.

Wayne Dellinger is the Agricultural/Natural Resources Educator for Union County.

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources programs at http://agnr.osu.edu.

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