Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Forages & Livestock; Farm Safety

Chris has worked with OSU Extension since 1989 and has been an Educator in Morgan County since 2000.  His brief curriculum vita follows:

Professor and Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Ohio State University

Administrative Service

         University Activities

                    The Ohio State University

2018 - present     Affiliated Faculty, OSU Sustainability Institute

College Activities

                    The Ohio State University

2010 - present     CFAES Eastern Agricultural Research Station                                       Advisory Committee, Chair    

Creative Works

Published a book on forages, 15 journal articles, hundreds of abstracts, technical reports, proceedings, magazine articles, and state, national and international presentations. 

Radio & TV

Chris Penrose, 2000 – present. Monthly Guest. Morgan County Ag. and Hort. Update, Take Ten. [WHIZ-TV]. Zanesville, OH and Ag and Hort. weekly press releases in the Morgan County Herald.

Honors & Awards

Over 60 local, state and national awards for teaching, creative work and service.

Grants & Other Funding

Over 70 grants and other funding totaling over $700,000


1996 - present

Member. Epsilon Sigma Phi

1991 - present

Member and past chair/co-chair of Natural Resources, 4-H and Youth and Animal Sciences Committees.  National Association of County       Agricultural Agents. 4-H Recognition Committee.

1990 - present    

Member. Ohio Association of Extension Professionals. Served as member and chair of four committees.

1997 - present     

Active member of Ohio Forage & Grassland Council and American Forage and Grassland Council (currently Past President & Historian)

2000 - present    

Member, Morgan County Cattleman's Association, Farm Bureau, Rotary and Morgan HS Career Tech Advisory Committee