OSU Extension is growing in September

| August 28, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County OSU Extension Office will be gaining two additional employees starting in September.

Former agricultural and natural resource (ANR) educator Emily Adams has taken over the family and consumer sciences educator position within the office leaving a position open for ANR. David Marrison will be filling that position starting Sept. 10.  Marrison grew up on a small dairy farm in Ashtabula County where he assisted with the farm most of his life. He participated in raising corn, oats, wheat, soybeans, and forage crops for a herd of 50 cattle. Marrison also owns a 70-acre farm producing hay for a local beef farm, as well as has experience raising various types of poultry. He has served as the ANR educator in Ashtabula County for 21 years and previously taught high school agriculture. In Ashtabula County Marrison enjoyed working with the master gardener volunteers, the Cattlemen’s Association, the dairy board, and the fair board among other commodity groups. His specialization with OSU Extension has been farm management with special emphasis in farm succession planning, tax management and farm business planning. The public is invited to welcome Marrison to OSU Extension at a meet and greet on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office.

The second position being filled in the OSU Extension Office is brand new for Coshocton County. Tammy Zimmer will begin on Sept. 18 as the SNAP-Ed program assistant. SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is a free nutrition education program serving participants and low income individuals eligible to receive SNAP benefits or other means-tested federal assistance programs. SNAP-Ed is funded by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and serves in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio State University Extension. The goal is to improve the likelihood that families and individuals who receive SNAP benefits will make healthy food choices and choose active lifestyles. SNAP-Ed in Coshocton County will primarily focus on school age youth with pairs well with Zimmer’s previous employment as an elementary school teacher for 10 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Akron and has worked as a first grade teacher as well as a L.E.A.D. teacher with Muskingum Valley ESC.

OSU Extension connects with people in all stages of life, from young children to older adults. It works with families and children, farmers and business owners, community leaders and elected officials to build better lives, better businesses and better communities to make Ohio great. Feel free to contact the OSU Extension Office in Coshocton County for more information at 622-2265 or visit coshocton.osu.edu.

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