OSU Extension Strategic Plan

We are pleased to share with you the final Ohio State University Extension 2014-2019 strategic plan document. It reflects and addresses all 25 priority issues identified by the initial review team, and subsequent verification via Lime survey results and Civic Commons on-line conversations.  Building on the substantial accomplishments and progress made in realizing goals outlined in our 2008 strategic plan, the 2014-2019 plan reflects a refinement of and new commitment to 10 initiatives that will allow us to achieve three strategic goals:

  • Ohio citizens benefit from Ohio State University Extension education and research resources.
  • World-class Ohio State University Extension professionals are developed and sustained.
  • Ohio State University Extension is recognized among the premier Extension programs in the nation.

Our work to implement the strategies, tactics and action steps outlined in in plan in the months and years ahead will not only contribute to the achievement of these goals, but also continue the outstanding cooperative Extension work conducted during the past 100 years and lay a strong foundation for furthering the goals outlined in the Smith-Lever Act of 1914:

“…to aid in diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical information…
applications of research knowledge…instruction and demonstrations of existing or improved practices or technologies…”

If you have any additional questions or suggestions, please contact Bev Kelbaugh at kelbaugh.1@osu.edu or 740-584-2516.

2014-2019 Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Podcast Overview

Strategic Plan One-pager Overview

Strategic Plan Metrics

Updates – December 2014