Extension Associate Water Quality Positions

County interviews are taking place this week for six Extension associate positions in northwestern Ohio. It’s very exciting that we will be able, through this partnership with NRCS and the college, to build capacity and provide educational programs and applied on-farm demonstrations on relevant local water quality issues. This will impact agronomic productivity, help mitigate environmental impacts, help prevent soil erosion, etc. Each Extension water quality associate will be responsible for a particular group of counties, and will also work outside that area on specialized topics in collaboration with and complementary to the excellent work of our Extension educators. Our partners in SENR and FABE are also working closely with Heather Raymond, the CFAES water quality coordinator, to provide onboarding and ongoing technical support for these positions and our ANR educators. We anticipate having these professionals in place by March.