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Extension Today

Extension Today is a partnership of NBC4 WCMH-TV and OSU Extension in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.

As part of the world's largest non-formal education program, OSU Extension brings the knowledge of the university straight to you! We help make the newest science, research, and knowledge at Ohio State available so all Ohioans can build better lives, businesses, and communities. Extension professionals are located in every county of the state, and we provide practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers.

As a local leader in providing relevant and helpful information to its viewers, NBC4 is partnering with OSU Extension to share stories with tips, resources, and even recipes for improving your life, your garden, your family, and your community.

NBC4 will air a special Extension Today segment on Daytime Columbus each Wednesday, as well as on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Daytime Columbus is a locally-produced talk show which takes a closer look at area businesses, organizations, and resources available in central Ohio, and is delivered by NBC4 WCMH-TV every weekday at 12:30pm.

OSU Extension will share a link to each video, as well as special resources such as fact sheets, photos, connections with CFAES specialists, etc. online.

The Gwynne Conservation Area is a unique area at the Farm Science Review (FSR) that spotlights conservation and natural resources. During The Show Sept 20-22, you can learn more about cool things happening in our 67 acres of woodlands, prairies, tree plantations, bird boxes, pond area, wetlands research, and honey bee habitat. We’ve even got a bat house and a butterfly garden!

Come to FSR in London, Ohio, take a short shuttle ride over to The Gwynne, and learn SO much more! CFAES professionals are studying soils, habitats, and plants that you might have in your own backyard, community garden, or a farm or wooded area near you. Lots of hands-on projects that go on throughout the year will be on full display this week; and there are many educational sessions held at The Gwynne too.

We are open to the public – even if you don’t farm, there’s a lot to check out. Learn more about the ag industry, try out some great tasting food (made by several of our Ohio State student groups), and learn useful tips for managing your own property, home food production, and gardens.

Check out the full Extension Today playlist online – including the Daytime Columbus version of this segment. We will add more videos and more resources throughout the next few months. Check in often to learn more!