News & Events

News & Events

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  1. A National Urban Framework for Urban Extension

    Oct 22, 2015

    A report from the National Urban Extension Leaders explaining the current state of urban Extension in the country, as well as where it is heading. See full report here. 

  2. Columbus Urban Farm Tour

    Jun 2, 2015

    Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series 2015 

  3. 2014 Annual Report

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Extension in the City annual report for 2014 has been completed, and is located here.

  4. Ohio State Offers Free Screening of Film Dedicated to Increasing Urban Agriculture

    May 14, 2014

    "Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America" is a documentary that examines urban agriculture as a way to help growers develop local food systems, said Mike Hogan, an OSU Extension educator and sustainable agriculture coordinator.

    Hogan said the viewing is part of the college’s overall efforts to help expand agriculture into more urban areas and to help promote the understanding of how to create or expand agriculture-related business opportunities for people who want to get into the food and crop production industry.

    One example of those efforts is the college’s new Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series, which is designed to help urban farmers become food and crop producers within city limits. The course was held over a series of seven workshops in April and May and was created to offer participants knowledge on how to produce and market foods in urban settings. The course included how to choose a farm enterprise, the site selection process and how to test soil for urban food production.

  5. Learning about Food in Urban Communities

    May 12, 2014

    The OSU Extension team focused on the education

    component of a recent project in the Weinland

    Park community, conducting a Community Food

    Assessment Survey, piloting educational workshops,

    facilitating strategic planning dialogues, meeting

    with stakeholders at numerous events and engaging

    in ongoing interaction through the University District

    Extension office.

  6. Special Project Puts Ohio 4-H in Cleveland, Cincinnati Classrooms

    May 12, 2014

    The initiative, 4-H Agri-science in the City, was created thanks to nearly $180,000 in special state funding for Ohio 4-H in the state’s biennial budget passed in 2013. Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, which is the outreach arm of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.