News & Events

News & Events

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  1. National Urban Extension Conference 2019 Recap

    May 29, 2019

    The National Urban Extension Conference was held May 20-24, 2019 in Seattle, WA. It is the only national gathering of Extension professionals who serve cities. The 2019 conference, “Innovation in the City: A Land Grant University Experience,” highlighted strong urban programming and Extension’s opportunity to support the university-level mission of land-grant universities in metropolitan regions. Follow this link to read more.

  2. 2019 Columbus Urban Farm Tour

    May 29, 2019

    The goal of the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series is to demonstrate to the general public the many benefits of urban farms. Follow this link to learn more.

  3. Dr. Julie Fox Awarded Leader of the Year

    May 22, 2019

    Dr. Julie Fox received the “Leader of the Year Award” presented at the 2019 National Urban Extension Leaders Conference in Seattle, Washington. Follow this link to learn more.

  4. Webinar: Learn More About Zoom

    May 16, 2019

    Zoom is Ohio State University Extension’s digital tool that offers HD quality video-conferencing with screen-sharing capability for hosting small committee meetings or even educational webinars. Learn more about Zoom by joining the webinar Monday, May 20, 10-11 a.m. Follow this link to learn more. 

  5. Ohio’s Urban School Districts Outperforming Rural Ones

    Apr 24, 2019

    Even with higher rates of poverty in Ohio’s major cities, urban school districts are outperforming rural districts, a recent study by The Ohio State University shows.
    Follow this link to read more. 

  6. Grant Opportunity for Grow Ohio – Food Insecurity

    Apr 17, 2019

    As a result of a great discussion at the recent Master Gardeners Volunteer State Advisory Committee, they have decided to revamp their Grow Ohio program while still providing counties with an incentive to address the food insecurity issue.
    Follow this link to learn more. 

  7. Listen, Fail, Measure: The New Way to Make Great Cities

    Mar 6, 2019

    Research shows that vibrant public spaces are essential to social connection and economic mobility, cities that manage assets as a connected portfolio (rather than treating them as discrete spaces) can create a richer, more vibrant, more participatory public realm. Follow this link to learn more. 

  8. Adams Earns National Honor for EFNEP Work

    Feb 21, 2019

    Robin Adams has been named the 2019 National Excellence in The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Award winner. She is known for teaching EFNEP nutrition education classes in Mahoning County to limited resource families. Follow this link to learn more about Robin Adams.

  9. NUEL eXtension Fellow – Deadline March 1

    Feb 15, 2019

    The National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Group and eXtension are pleased to announce they are accepting applications for a NUEL Fellow to assist in the advancement of professional development focused on the unique nonsubject matter needs of Extension Professionals working in urban environments. The linked Role Description provides the details and application process.

  10. Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Unconscious Bias Workshop

    Jan 9, 2019

    This interactive workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously widen the diversity gap and negatively influence the people with whom we interact. The workshop is being offered January 11, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio and January 25, 2019 from 1:30-4 p.m. in Wooster, Ohio. Follow this link to learn more.