Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension - Forest County Office
668 Elm St, Suite C
Tionesta, PA 16353
(814) 755-3544
General Email Inquiries:

Anthony Siliano Business Operations Manager - District 2
Melissa Sankey Client Relations Manager - District 2 
Jennifer Grooms  4-H Extension Educator 
Sandy Obenrader  Administrative Assistant  
Scott Weikert  Interim Director - District 2


Penn State Extension in Forest County gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of the Pennsylvania State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, cooperative extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Forest County citizens. Penn State soil test kits are available for a $9.00 fee.  Bottles are also available for water testing. The County Extension Office is a drop off point for CWM Environmental Water Testing every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

Office Location/Hours:

The Extension offices are located in the Tionesta Business Park on Route 62 just north of Tionesta. The offices are opened to the public from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Program Areas:

Jennifer Grooms oversees programs in 4-H and Youth Development; and programs in Forestry and Natural Resources are directed by Scott Weikert.

Forest County Extension Board:

Jeff Arnold, Jennifer Catlin-Carll, Cheri Switzer, Patty Wimer, Ray Saxton, Rowan Rose, Debbie Wagner, Cody Magill, Deb Forker, Bruce Parkhurst, Steve Sherwood and Basil Huffman.

Additional Information:

More online information about the Penn State Cooperative Extension program can be found at