1. Franklin County Master Gardner Volunteers at the Columbus Fall Home & Garden Show

    Sep. 06, 2017

    The Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers will have an exhibit at The Columbus Dispatch Fall Home & Garden Showwhich starts Friday, September 8 and runs through Sunday, September 10, at the Ohio Expo Center.

  2. 2017 Columbus Urban Farm Tour

    Aug. 10, 2017

    Join us on our two remaining Columbus Urban Farm Tours! Our next tour will be Sunday, August 20. The Columbus Urban Farm Tour will be at Over the Fence Urban Farm.

  3. Grow Your Knowledge with 4-H School Enrichment Programs

    Aug. 10, 2017

    This fall OSU Extension, Franklin County is offering programs for educators, after school personnel, and any others interested in educational gardening.

  4. 2017 Ohio Master Urban Farmer

    Jul. 14, 2017

    Dates for the next Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop have been announced!

    Classes will be Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting September 14, 2017 and ending November 16, 2017. There will be a Columbus Urban Ag bus tour on Sunday, September 24. Workshop classes will be held at the Franklin County Extension Office (530 W. Spring St, Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215).

    September: 14, 21, 28,  24 bus tour

    October: 5, 12, 19, 26

    November: 2, 9, 16

  5. Thank You!

    Jun. 13, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who attended the OSUE, Franklin County Friends and Neighbors Open House. What a joyful occasion. The OSUE, Franklin County team remains grateful to have had the opportunity to see and engage with so many new and familiar faces. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed spending time with each of you. A special thank you to all of those who volunteered their time, talent, and treasure to help make this event a success.


    Jun. 13, 2017

    "Life is complicated," is one youth participant's realization after completing the "Real Money. Real World." (RMRW) curriculum. The RMRW events allow youth to experience a realistic, hands-on preview into the financial responsibilities of an adult. During the event, youth are given a career and a base income to help them learn how to financially prioritize needs versus wants. 

  7. Central State University Extension Serving in Partnership with Ohio State University Extension

    Jun. 13, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that Central State University, our nation’s newest 1890 land-grant institution is in full partnership with and now co-located alongside Ohio State University Extension in Franklin County. We are elated to welcome our new colleague Renita Porter, of Columbus, Ohio to the Franklin County team. Renita serves as the Central State University, Franklin County Extension Agent, and her area of focus will be Family and Consumer Sciences.

  8. OSU Extension Franklin County Open House

    May. 03, 2017

    You Are Invited!

    We invite you to join us for an evening of friendly faces and an opportunity to explore our new, centrally located office. You will receive an insider's view of the future of OSU Extension, Franklin County, and will learn more about how we plan to serve you and your family.

    Please RSVP  at 614-866-6900, ext 252 or We are grateful for your suppor and look forward to seeing you at our Open House!

    530 W. Spring St, Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215.

  9. Franklin County Extension Director Awarded Fellowship with the American Council on Education

    Apr. 11, 2017

    Congratulations to our County Director, Laquore Meadows for being recognized as an emerging leader in higher education by the American Council on Education and for being named as a 2017-2018 ACE Fellow. The ACE Fellows program is the most prestigious leadership program in the higher education profession. Since its inception, ACE has through its nominator driven, cohort-based mentorship model prepared nearly 1,900 faculty, staff, and administrators for senior level positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

  10. Healthly Living Email Challenge

    Apr. 11, 2017

    Now is the time to wake up and spring forward into a new health routine. Don’t just reset your clocks; reset your lifestyle with a renewed commitment to making small but vital changes. Join OSU Extension, Franklin County as our Family Consumer Sciences program area begins the Spring Forward 4 Health Email Challenge. Participation is free! Two email messages filled with encouraging links and a health tracking log will be sent to each participant starting April 10. The challenge runs through May 22, 2017.