Effective Nov. 1, Eric Barrett will join the Extension leadership team as the interim dean of OSU Extension and interim associate chair for the Department of Extension. Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in animal sciences in 1996, and a Master of Science in agricultural economics in 1998. He currently serves as associate professor and Extension educator, agriculture and natural resources in Mahoning County, where he conducts programming in direct marketing, urban agriculture, and horticulture. He also serves as Area 10 leader, where he has successfully supported colleagues in their professional development and guided them through effective budget and grant management. Prior to these roles, Eric served as county director in Mahoning, Columbiana, and Washington counties. He recently completed two terms on the CFAES Faculty Council, serving as chair. Thank you to Eric for taking on this role and your dedication to OSU Extension.