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.


Fall in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences means Farm Science Review! Words cannot do it justice; a picture is worth a thousand words – but the truly best way for you to experience the Farm Science Review is come out to the Molly Caren Agricultural Center and join us on Sept 21, 22, and 23!

For nearly 60 years, the Farm Science Review has been a leader in showcasing the future of agriculture. In this episode, Tim McDermott, agriculture and natural resources educator with the Franklin County office of OSU Extension, talks with Brooke Beam, agriculture and natural resources/community development educator with the Highland County office of OSU Extension, about some cool things you can see this year.

The Review is high-tech and high-touch. Farmers, other ag industry professionals, and the general public can learn SO much with a day trip to FSR, as it is fondly known. You can visit exhibits and educational sessions in-person, connect with others on the FSR grounds, AND get a dose of virtual reality with our new IFarm Immersive Theatre. When you stop by the theatre, you can learn more about many aspects of agriculture you might not normally get to see firsthand – such as the 360-degree view from an airplane as it is flying over crop fields, what a deer might see in the middle of a corn field, a non-stinging close look at a bee hive, and several other unique experiences.

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!