News & Events

News & Events

OSU Urban Extension is available in a variety of formats. Check out the Urban Updates blog, our upcoming events, the news stories below, subscribe to our newsletter, and view Ohio's Urban Counties' social media links on the right of this page.

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  1. New Urban Position with Ohio State University Extension

    Feb 27, 2023

    The Urban Extension Specialist in the Department of Extension is a senior-level faculty 12-month position with a 60% Extension appointment and 40% applied research and teaching. The position will be located on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University, will address the OSU RAISE theme of Race, Economic Opportunity, and Leadership and will foster a dynamic hub of innovation linking the priorities of urban communities with university assets.

  2. Reflecting on Our Past and Looking Ahead for 2023

    Feb 17, 2023

    Ohio’s urban influence extends throughout the state, reflecting the unique context of each community. Multiple metropolitan areas link Ohio’s urban, suburban, and rural interests. Check out what we've been up to and what's ahead for 2023 (PDF).

  3. USDA Announces Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

    Jan 27, 2023

    USDA is making available up to $7.5 million for grants through its Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP). The competitive grants will support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects through two categories, Planning Projects and Implementation Projects.

  4. OSU Kindness Food Insecurity Project

    Nov 4, 2022

    On October 18, Ohio State’s Office of Student Life led an effort of more than 600 volunteers to package 175,000 meals through Kids Around the World. Ohio State students, staff, faculty, alumni, volunteers, and families were involved in the 2-hour packing event at the French Fieldhouse on Ohio State’s Columbus campus.

  5. Urban-Rural Connection Story Collection

    Aug 24, 2022

    OSU Extension is again joining the global community to celebrate Urban October. Ohio’s theme this year is “Celebrating Our Urban-Rural Connections – Where We Live, Work, Play, Learn & Serve.” As we head into Urban October, we want to hear your stories.

    Share Your Urban-Rural Story – 1 image + 100 words

  6. Climate Change Could Cost Ohio Municipalities

    Aug 4, 2022

    Climate Change Could Cost Ohio Municipalities Nearly $6B Annually by 2050.

    Local governments across Ohio will need to increase municipal spending by as much as $5.9 billion annually by midcentury in order to adapt to the challenges of a worsening climate crisis, according to a new study released today by the Ohio Environmental Council, Power A Clean Future Ohio, and Scioto Analysis. 

  7. 2022 National Urban Extension Leaders Award

    Jun 8, 2022

    This year's NUEL Award winner is Nicole Debose. Learn more.

  8. 2016–2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates

    May 5, 2022

    The U.S. Census Bureau released new statistics from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. Read more.

  9. U.S. Census Back to Data Basics Webinar Series

    Feb 3, 2022

    Working with U.S. Census Bureau data can feel like a complex puzzle and finding the right pieces to complete the picture may seem daunting to anyone who is not a statistician. To help guide novice data users, Census Academy is launching the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series on Thursdays.

  10. Kirwan Biweekly Virtual Forum Spring 2022 Series

    Jan 20, 2022

    The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity starts up their Spring 2022 Virtual Forum Series on February 3. The 75-minute webinars are held every other Thursday through April 28. The first session on February 3 is titled "No Struggle, No Progress: Social Justice Organizing in the 21st Century." All forums are virtual and will be recorded.