About Huron County
The Huron County Office is a branch of The Ohio State University. Ohio State University Extension is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Ohio State University and Huron County Commissioners.
We are the world's largest non-formal educational system. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities, with new research and technical information. Overall, Extension's mission is to help improve and strengthen the lives of Ohioans and we want to start right here in Huron County. We have answers for communities and individuals. Our clients are Ohioans - rural, urban, all ages and races. Our clients are YOU.
Huron County was named for the Huron Indians (also known as Wyandot) who fished and hunted on the banks of the Huron River. The original title to the land was held by the State of Connecticut who designated this land as "Firelands" because this portion of the Western Reserve was granted to residents of Connecticut for the losses they sustained when their homes and communities were burned by the British during the Revolutionary War.
The wealth of Huron County has always been its agricultural production. The rich, dark soil is quite productive and a system of drainage ditches was established early and kept in use by progressive generations. Huron County remains at the top quarter of Ohio counties today in terms of total farm counties due to crop rotation and fertilization technology. Area planning controls have been established insure that Huron County will always retain its agricultural significance.