News

  1. Farmers' Market Fun with SNAP-Ed

    Jul. 12, 2019

    Perhaps one of the best parts of summer is the bounty of local fresh fruits and vegetables. A great place to shop for fresh seasonal produce is local farmers’ markets. Our SNAP-Ed team is at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, 3:30PM – 6:30PM to answer questions and provide assistance in selecting produce. They also have free recipes, cooking demos, and other fun activities.

  2. Local Food Champion - Tim McDermott

    Jul. 12, 2019

    Tim McDermott, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, was recognized by The City of Columbus, Franklin County Local Food Board, and the Franklin County Local Food Council as the Local Food Champion. Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson presented Tim with a resolution during the June 24, 2019 Council meeting.

  3. Partners for Healthy Living

    May. 31, 2019

    Franklin County Program Coordinator, Danielle Seidita, has partnered with the Community Housing Network to offer SNAP-Ed classes to residents. Community Housing Network is an organization that develops and manages affordable, permanent housing for people challenged by mental health conditions, substance abuse and chronic homelessness. SNAP-Ed hosts on-going classes at all Community Housing Network sites to provide nutrition education and to help participants gain basic cooking skills through hands-on cooking classes.

  4. 2019 Columbus Urban Farm Tour

    May. 07, 2019

    The 2019 Columbus Urban Farm Tour dates have been released! 

    The Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series is a joint project sponsored by the Franklin County Office of Ohio State University Extension, and the Columbus Urban Farmers Network. The goal of the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series tours is to demonstrate to the general public the many benefits of urban farms in Columbus.

    There is no fee or advance registration required to participate in these tours which are open to the public. Farm tours will be held rain or shine and participants should dress accordingly.

  5. 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

    May. 07, 2019

    The 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour, Workshop and Events dates have been released.

  6. Renting, investing, and student loans - 3 new exciting workshops

    Apr. 09, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that we’ve added three new workshops to our programming.

  7. Aging Through 4-H - Franklin County 4-H Camp Registration is Open

    Mar. 15, 2019

    All youth, ages 8 and in 3rd grade through 13, are invited to join the adventure at Franklin County 4-H Camp. Campers will have fun meeting other youth while participating in a variety of camp activities like canoeing, disc golf, bottle rockets, creeking, nature exploration, swimming, hiking, team challenges, high ropes, a climbing wall, campfires, crafts, zip-lining, and so much more! Please click here for more information.

  8. Explore Ag: A Camp Like No Other

    Mar. 11, 2019

    ExploreAg introduces students to the various careers in science, engineering and technology in the food and fiber industry and engages them in actively pursuing career paths that can help them become a part of the sustainable future of agriculture. ExploreAg is open to students from varied backgrounds, with diverse skills and interests, and provides them with an opportunity to explore and understand available career paths in the agriculture and food industries.

  9. Susan Colbert and Mike Hogan Recognized for Excellence

    Mar. 11, 2019

    Two of our team members recently received awards for their long-time service and dedication to serving the community. Susan Colbert, Community Development Program Coordinator, was presented the Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award. This award recognizes a CD Extension professional for significant programmatic strengths, major contributions and innovative approaches achieved over the course of their Extension career.

  10. Marilyn Rabe Retired After 26 Years of Service

    Mar. 11, 2019

    We would like to congratulate and thank Marilyn Rabe, Family Consumer Science Educator, for her 26 years of dedicated service. Marilyn’s career started with Ohio State University Extension in Jefferson County as a Family Consumer Science (FCS) Program Assistant in 1992. Two years later Marilyn moved to Franklin County in the same position. Her time as a program assistant included answering the Home Ec Hotline as well as training volunteers for the Household Hazardous Waste Collections. She was promoted to FCS Educator in 1996.

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