Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
College of Engineering

Extension/Outreach: Barn Again!

OSU Extension's "Barn Again in Ohio" program provides educational opportunities, including barn workshops, speakers, and fact sheets, for people to learn more about their barns and other historical agricultural structures. This can entail preservation, rehabilitation, and/or repurposing older barns for new uses.  Please contact your local OSU extension agent if you are interested in having us bring a barn workshop to your county. Attached below are our three OSUE factsheets dealing with barn topics, including one on economic incentives for rehabilitating your barn and another on working with barn contractors:

OSUE's barn program is fortunate to partner with two other state-wide barn programs in Ohio: 

  • The Ohio Historical Preservation Office is a state agency with expertise on national register, economic incentives, and building preservation issues.  Their phone number is 614-298-2000 and their webpage is:
  • Friends of Ohio Barns is our state-wide not-for-profit organization which is a grass-roots network of barn owners and builders.  You can visit their webpage at: They publish an excellent newsletter and sponsor the annual Ohio Barn Conference (OBC). It is held in a different location each spring. Please visit their webpage for details and registration materials.

Other helpful webpages on barn rehabilitation include: