News & Events

News & Events

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  1. Registration is Open for the 2019 Ohio Food Policy Summit

    Sep 24, 2019

    Join Ohio Food Policy Network for the 9th Annual Ohio Food Policy Summit on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, hosted by the Ohio Food Policy Network and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Follow this link to learn more.

  2. 2019 World Food Day Flash Talk

    Sep 10, 2019

    The Ohio State University Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT), the Sustainability Institute (SI), University Libraries, and the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) are hosting Food Flash Talks on October 17, 2019, as a part of a series of events for World Food Day. Follow this link to learn more.

  3. National Science Foundation and Ohio State University: Addressing the Challenges of Urbanization

    Aug 2, 2019

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing in a portfolio of interdisciplinary activities to advance fundamental knowledge about the diverse changes associated with urbanization to help the nation and the world address the challenges and seize the tremendous opportunities of urban systems. Follow this link to learn more.

  4. How Land-Grant Universities Can Enrich the Future of Communities

    Jul 16, 2019

    The Morrill Act of 1862, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln, granted federal land to states to support the development of America’s first public universities. 
    Follow this link to read more.

  5. Leadership in the City Online Course

    Jun 25, 2019

    By participating in the Leadership in the City online course, you will have the opportunity to further your development as a professional, discover yourself as a leader, gain networking opportunities, and learn about innovation and management techniques. This online program will prepare you as an Extension professional to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. Follow this link to learn more.

  6. CFAES Teaching & Learning Symposium

    Jun 25, 2019

    Register now for the CFAES Teaching & Learning Symposium that will take place on August 13, 2019 at the Fawcett Event Center on the Ohio State Columbus campus. Follow this link to learn more.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.