OSU Extension

Connecting The Ohio State University to Ohioans Ohio State University Extension OSU Extension [http://extension.osu.edu]

About OSU Extension

Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension’s hallmark is programming delivered by professionals to address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information.

No matter which county you visit, you can find people who are helped by the four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. These program areas – and many other special topics – are continuously being evaluated and updated to meet the changing needs and issues facing each community.

Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.

OSU Extension Director Search Update - April 2015

The Ohio State University (Ohio State) College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is seeking an associate dean and director for OSU Extension.

Ohio State invites applications and nominations for this position. The position profile as well as links to related resources and information about Extension, the university and the city of Columbus, Ohio are posted on the CFAES website.

As the search progresses, additional information will be available about the overall schedule and opportunities for engagement.

Tremendous possibilities exist here at The Ohio State University, and this is an outstanding opportunity for world-class candidates to consider joining the Ohio State community.

–Jeff Sharp, Ph.D., chair of the Associate Dean and Director Search Committee; professor and director, School of Environment and Natural Resources