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  1. Motherhood and Mental Health

    May. 26, 2020

    Without a doubt balancing motherhood and the mental health challenges it raises is difficult. Franklin County Family and Consumer Scienes Educator, Jenny Lobb, joined a group of her colleagues to discuss motherhood and mental health, sharing personal experiences. You may watch the video here.

  2. Tips for Teens: How to Check the Oil in Your Car

    May. 07, 2020

    Each week Family and Consumer Sciences Educators from the around the state are bringing a Tip to Teens. This week Lorrisa Dunfee of  Belmont County and her daughter bring you an informative video on how to check your oil. You can watch the tip here. Visit here for others in the Tips for Teens series. 

  3. Social Isolation, Stress and Anxiety in a Time of Uncertainty

    May. 07, 2020

    During this time many people are dealing with feelings of social isolation, stress, and anxiety. Knowing you're not alone, finding creative ways to maintain relationships, and when/where to get help if the feelings get too overwhelming is critical. Senior Series Program Assistant, Loretta Sweeney, has written an informative article full of tips and contacts. Please click here to read the article. 

  4. Virtual 4-H Project Green Teacher Series

    Apr. 29, 2020

    We are pleased to announce that Sue Hogan, 4-H Extension Educator, will be offering a Virtual 4-H Project Green Teacher Series this Spring and Summer. 4-H Project Green Teacher is a school garden educational program for afterschool personnel, educators and others who are engaged in, or would like to learn more about gardening as a context for learning.  youth in your care through gardening.

  5. Gardening Gone Virtual

    Apr. 29, 2020

    Spring always brings a bounty of gardening questions from beginners to experts. Typically, our Agriculture and Natural Resources Educators along with Master Gardener Volunteers would teach classes at various locations in Franklin County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they've had to switch from in person programs to a virtual setting. Tim McDermott, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, is offering virtual gardening classes to any group, organization or department. Everyone, from beginner to seasoned growers, is welcome.

  6. Staying Legal: Sales Laws & Social Distancing for Urban Farm Sales

    Apr. 29, 2020

    This time of year brings farm, fresh local produce. What does COVID-19 mean for those markets? Watch Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Mike Hogan's, webinar for the latest news on Staying Legal: Sales Laws & Social Distancing for Urban Farm Sales. You may watch the video here.

  7. Mindful Moments in May

    Apr. 28, 2020

    Would you like to learn about mindfulness and identify simple practices you can use to help cope with stress in your daily life? Join Extension Education Jenny Lobb for a FREE five session virtual series in May.

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  8. Tips for Teens Tuesday: Don't Let 'Em Drive You Crazy

    Apr. 27, 2020

    Each week Family and Consumer Sciences Educators from the around the state are bringing a Tip to Teens. Last week the tip was laundry basics. The most recent tip is "Don't Let 'Em Drive You Crazy." This tip gives cognitive strategies that will help develop rational rather than irrational thoughts which is perfect for dealing with the stress too much togetherness can bring. You can watch the tip here

  9. EFNEP Live: Frozen Treat Tune In April 21st

    Apr. 15, 2020

    Last week EFNEP Program Assistant, Nora Hesse, brought you a delicious mango salsa recipe via Facebook Live. Next Tuesday, April 21st at 1PM, EFNEP Program Assistant, Bianca Blakey, will be bringing you 2 ingredient tasty frozen treat on our Facebook page.

  10. ExploreAg: Career Exploration

    Apr. 14, 2020

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 7% growth in the employment of agricultural and food scientists from 2018 - 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. OSU Extension, Franklin County is thankful to partner with Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation to bring career exploration and workforce development opportunities to youth. Use this interactive career exploration activity  to learn about various careers!

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