Supporting Extension via Levies in Ohio
The article examines the experience of five rural Ohio counties that support local Extension programming through voter approved property tax levies. It describes briefly the current state of Extension funding in Ohio and outlines the option of funding county programs via levies in counties where county commissioners could no longer provide dollars due to state mandates and shrinking tax bases. Suggestions for campaign committees and campaign financing are provided, as are various campaign strategies. Advantages and disadvantages of levy funding are also presented.