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OSU Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Ohio State University Extension is...

  • An education-driven organization that enhances human capital and promotes lifelong learning in the state.
  • A disseminator of the latest research and technologies to increase productivity and expand the state's economic base.
  • A statewide network – with a presence in every county – that links communities, businesses and the general population to intensive research and development resources of Ohio State.

Practical. Our programs address your needs with practical solutions to current issues.

Personal. Our staff and volunteers connect with you through one-on-one sessions, meetings, demonstrations, and informal instruction.

Unbiased. Our programs are objective and research-based; nonpolitical; and holistic in addressing problems and solutions.

Flexible. Extension staff adjust programs and subject matter to meet emerging needs and unexpected changes at the local level.

Community Based. Our huge volunteer base multiplies the impact of our Extension professional staff in your own neighborhood.

Outreaching. We take the resources, teaching, and research of The Ohio State University and make them available to you, your family, and your neighbors.

Collaborative. We collaborate within Ohio State and with other universities, government agencies at all levels, and other organizations to provide the best service to you.

Cooperative. Federal, state, and local governments believe in our mission and share in our financial support and programming direction.

Diversified. Our proactive programming reaches across personal backgrounds, disciplines, specializations, geographical boundaries, institutions, and states.

Economically Minded. Our programs are economic engines for Ohio. We enhance economic development, community awareness, and workforce skills.

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