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Memories and Milestones of OSU Extension

Memories and Milestones of Ohio State University Extension 1905-2013 is now available as a professional reference for all OSU Extension employees and for sale to other interested individuals.

Drs. Marilyn R. Spiegel and the late Jo M. Jones began work on Memories and Milestones of Ohio State University Extension in 2004, personally interviewing more than 100 former and current OSU Extension professionals and surveying a variety of other Extension professionals about their career experiences.

Drs. Charles W. Lifer, Linda M. Kutilek, and Nikki L. Conklin, OSU Extension emeriti, served as the editorial team in 2013 to finish the project. The historical information and personal stories Marilyn and Jo collected were updated, expanded and enriched with input from the editorial team, the OSU Extension assistant directors, and the leaders of our Extension professional organizations.

You can also review the summer 2013 OSUE Director’s Short Report (8:30 minutes) introducing the book.


A comment from the author...

This book " not only a history of Ohio Extension, but a book about all the people who worked or were touched by Extension programs. In-depth contributions were made by all program areas, plus other vital areas of Extension have been shared. Jo and I invested more than eight years interviewing, writing, editing, and searching hundreds of newsletters, reports, journals, photographs, and books. We both loved the interviews and the rich heritage it brings to this book. Happy reading and enjoy!" --- Dr. Marilyn R. Spiegel