The American Exchange Project is a student rural-urban exchange program which aims to bridge America’s cultural divide.
In the hands of community members, data can be a tool to advance local priorities by illuminating racial inequities, building consensus among stakeholders, and advocating for shifts in policies and resources. But making this vision a reality requires philanthropy, action coalitions, government agencies, and research organizations to center equity—as both an outcome and a process—in data use.
Each year the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosts the premier forum for Ohio's agricultural and food industries. The experts covered topics and issues important to producers, agribusinesses, and elected officials.
The National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs & Assets (NRCEPA) is available to all Extension professionals. Join 150+ other Extension programs that have already registered! This tool allows Extension professionals to register their projects, programs, or curriculum for nationwide collaboration among Extension colleagues.
As the vast majority of the population in the United States shifts to dwelling within large population centers, it is necessary to examine the responsibility and role that Cooperative Extension has to serve urban communities. Throughout its history, the land-grant system, through Cooperative Extension, has demonstrated the ability to impact the lives of individual citizens and communities positively.
A case study was conducted to inform a book chapter on Extension Programming to Enhance Urban Wellbeing for the book titled "The Role of the Social Sciences in Extension" published by Cambridge University Press in 2022. The case study research aims to help urban Extension leaders and other social scientists. To better understand and expand upon programming in urban communities, qualitative research provided a foundation for a series of cases presented in program snapshots.
Agricultural producers with small-scale farms who sell locally can now get simplified insurance coverage through a new policy designed for their needs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the new Micro Farm policy, which simplifies recordkeeping and covers post-production costs like washing and value-added products.
Whitney Gherman will be the guest speaker for the Engaged Practitioners Network on December 3 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The Engaged Practitioners Network is for Ohio State staff who are working in spaces of community outreach and engagement. The meetings provide an opportunity for sharing best practices as well as networking with colleagues across campus.
Join the following speakers November 29 - December 3, 10-11 a.m. ET for this webinar series focused on the biology and human dynamics of pollinator conservation in urban settings.
11/29 Reed Johnson, Honey Bees in the City: Where Are They Feeding, and How Do We Know?
11/30 Gerardo Camilo, The City as a Refuge for Insect Pollinators
12/1 Mary Gardiner, Vacant Lots as Urban Bee Habitat
12/2 Scott MacIvor, Constructed Green Infrastructure to Support Wild Bees: Does it Work?
12/3 Damon Hall, Policy Dimensions of Insect Pollinator Conservation