Carroll County History

Carroll County Historical Society

Agencies

 OSU Extension

The Cooperative Extension Service system got its start in 1862 when Congress passed the Morrill Act, which provided for a university in each state to provide education to citizens in agricultural and mechanical fields. These colleges are known today as "land-grant universities." The Ohio State University is Ohio's land-grant university.

Congress soon realized that to be effective, the educational function of land-grant universities needed to be supplemented with research capabilities. The Hatch Act was passed in 1887 to establish research farms where universities could conduct research into agricultural, mechanical, and related problems faced by rural citizens.

Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 to establish the Cooperative Extension Service.

Some milestones for Ohio State University Extension:

1895
Ohio State School of Agriculture students organize the Agricultural Students Union with the goal of getting the latest agricultural information from the college and experiment stations out to farmers.

1905
Albert B. Graham, a Clark County school teacher who had attracted national recognition by establishing boys' and girls' clubs (the forerunners of 4-H), is named superintendent of agricultural extension at Ohio State, the first position of its kind in the United States.

1906-1913
Ohio Agricultural Extension trains travel the state carrying agricultural exhibits and offering presentations on farm practices. In 1911, 16 trains made 418 stops and reached more than 45,000 people.

1919
The first Ohio 4-H camp is held in Summit County.

1928
The Capper-Ketcham Act provides Extension work in agriculture and home economics for men, women, boys, and girls.

1933
OSU Extension helps carry out New Deal programs, such as price supports, production control, and rural electrification to help the nation overcome the Great Depression.

1941
OSU Extension works with farmers and 4-H members to increase production as the United States enters World War II. Extension conducts farm-labor recruitment programs, leads scrap metal drives, allocates scarce supplies of fertilizer and machinery, and helps homemakers substitute for unobtainable foods during the war emergency.

1957
OSU Extension hires its first rural development agent.

1962
Ohio State holds its first Farm Science Review in Columbus to exhibit and demonstrate the latest advancements in farm power machinery and agricultural science and technology.

1978
The Ohio Sea Grant Extension program is established.

1986
OSU Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Program begins in Cuyahoga County.

1992
The Family Nutrition Program, a partnership between the Ohio Department of Human Services and OSU Extension, is created to teach money management, nutrition and food safety to food stamp recipients.

Some milestones for Carroll County OSU Extension:

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Agents that have served Carroll County:

 

Dates Served

Time Served

Name

Specialty

6/16/19-9/15/20

1+

C Jordon

Agriculture

10/1/20-12/31/24

4+

Floyd Lower

Agriculture

1/1/25-1/15/27

2+

R W Gardner

Agriculture

1/16/27-12/31/28

2-

A M Hedge

Agriculture

10/1/39-1/31/40

1-

Charles Blakeslee (Acting)

Agriculture

1/15/42-7/31/46

4+

Viola Woodruff

Home Economics

1/25/29-7/31/44

15+

H M Colville

Agriculture

10/1/44-2/28/46

1+

Lawrence Best

Agriculture

3/1/46-6/30/49

3+

Clarence I Newsom 

Agriculture

11/1/46-10/15/48

2-

Evelyn Davis Moser

Home Economics

7/1/49-1/31/55

5+

Rodney Marhoover 

Agriculture

10/16/49-7/15/53

4-

Nancy Howell Davis

Home Economics

10/1/53-11/30/60

7+

Ruth E Davis

Home Economics

2/1/55-9/30/65

10+

Howard R Showalter

Agriculture

4/1/56-11/30/57

2-

Thomas Maclay (Associate)

4-H Youth Dev

12/1/57-6/30/58

1-

George WHothem(Associate)

4-H Youth Dev

7/1/58-6/30/66

8

George W Hothem

4-H Youth Dev

5/1/61-1/16/69

8-

Daisy H Johnson

Home Economics

10/1/65-12/31/67

2+

George W Hothem

Agriculture

7/1/66-12/31/67

1.5

Richard C Doyle

4-H Youth Dev

3/1/68-12/31/72

4+

Z L Pete Newsome

Agriculture

4/1/69-6/30/71

2+

Karen Saylor

Home Economics

6/16/69-12/31/73

5-

Larry D Lotz

4-H Youth Dev

8/1/71-3/31/77

6-

Linda G Roberts      

Home Economics

7/1/73-3/31/75

2-

James C Clay

Agriculture

2/1/74-7/31/77

3+

James G Clark

4-H Youth Dev

5/1/75-7/31/86

11+

Roger Amos

Agriculture

10/17/77-3/31/82

4+

Elizabeth Wingerter

4-H Youth Dev

1/17/78-8/27/82

5-

Patricia Pingle Downes

Home Economics

5/17/82-12/31/86

5-

Tom Konst

4-H Youth Dev

1/1/83-8/31/84

2-

Jeanette Burnes

FCS

8/1/86-12/8/86

1-

Kenneth Simeral (Acting)

Agriculture

12/8/86-8/1/2010

24-

Mike Hogan  

Agriculture

9/1/87-9/1/90

3

LeAnn Eyerman

4-H Youth Dev

6/12/89-5/31/91

2-

Kimberly Potts

FCS

4/1/91-1/1/92

1-

Shawn Thayer

4-H Youth Dev

4/8/91-1/1/92

1-

Kay Eish (Associate)

4-H Youth Dev

1/13/92-6/30/2001

9+

Cindy Bond-Zielinski

FCS

5/18/92-5/18/93

1

Brian Vallely 

4-H Youth Dev

5/26/92-5/1/93

1-

Vicky Oboy (Associate)

4-H Youth Dev

5/1/93-8/8/2010

17=

Vicky Oboy   

4-H Youth Dev

5/1/01-6/30/02

1+

Bela Bowley  

Community/Econ Dev

8/11/10-

No Program---Lack of Local Support $$$

 

 

 

 

*FCS--Family Consumer Sciences

Program Assistants through the years:
To be developed

 Administrative Assistants through the years:
To be developed