Program Areas

  1. 4-H Youth

    Preparing Youth for Success

    4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

  2. Enhancing Agriculture and the Environment

    Ohio’s diverse agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy every year. OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs assist with technology, marketing and educational support – protecting Ohio’s position in the global marketplace.

  3. Advancing Employment and Income Opportunities

    OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals.

    Our community development professionals enhance the well-being of communities and neighborhoods via interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders and local officials.

  4. Shoppers at a local farmers market.

    Better Lives, Stronger Communities

    OSU Extension family and consumer sciences (FCS) gives people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.

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    4-H CARTEENS is a traffic safety program conducted by 4-H teen leaders and their program partners for juvenile traffic offenders. 4-H CARTEENS goals include:

  6. food lesson

    EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is a free nutrition education program offered in several counties in Ohio for low-income adults with children and youth. Program assistants use interactive discussions and hands-on activities to guide participants through a series of meetings aimed at improving the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

  7. Northwest Ohio celebrates Ohio Local Foods Week (annual August events)
  8. Plans are underway for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Class. While we hope to offer classes in person, we will be closely monitoring the situation and may have to do a hybrid model and/or online training with small group labs. Classes will begin on Tuesday, February 2 and run through Tuesday, March 30. Class times are 9 am - 4 pm each Tuesday. Applications should be completed and returned by Friday, January 8, 2021.   

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