• One Hundred Years and Counting: Extension Marks Centennial and Looks to the Future

    One Hundred Years and Counting: Extension Marks Centennial and Looks to the Future

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As Ohio State University Extension celebrates the 100th anniversary of the nation’s Cooperative Extension Service on May 8, its leaders hope the occasion provides the opportunity to broaden people’s awareness of what today’s Extension organization has to offer.

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

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

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When Rob Isner was growing up, he spent summers at his grandparents’ farm in West Virginia.

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  • On-Field Ohio: Rewriting Ohio’s Phosphorus Risk Index to Keep Nutrients and Water on Fields

    On-Field Ohio: Rewriting Ohio’s Phosphorus Risk Index to Keep Nutrients and Water on Fields

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – All farm field test sites have been selected and soil samples from fall testing dates have been collected as part of a three-year project to revise an agricultural tool used to better predict phosphorus runoff.

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  • Keith Smith Announces Retirement From OSU Extension

    Keith Smith Announces Retirement From OSU Extension

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Keith L. Smith, director of Ohio State University Extension since 1992, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015.

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Lindsay Binegar

“I think 4-H is important even if you don't live on a farm. Whatever project you take-photography, foods, clothing, art-being able to show off what you completed gives you a big sense of accomplishment. It's very important that 4-H sticks around and continues to grow.”

Lindsay Binegar
Highland County 4-H member

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Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership.

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