1. OSU Extension and Master Gardener Volunteers Popular at Home and Garden Show

    Apr. 07, 2017

    Article Written by Mike Hogan, OSU Extension, Franklin County, Agricultural and Natural Resources Educator

    Two years ago The Columbus Dispatch asked OSU Extension to develop an educational outreach component for the Spring and Fall Home and Garden Shows conducted by the Shows Division of The Dispatch. Since that time, OSU Extension and our Master Gardener Volunteers have had a tremendous impact on community outreach efforts at the shows.

  2. 4-H Camp Registration Now Open

    Mar. 16, 2017

    All youth, ages 8 and in 3rd grade through 13, are invited to “sail away” and attend 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, geo-cache treasure hunting, and so much more! Priority registration for 4-H members is now open. Youth who are not enrolled in 4-H may register for camp beginning April 15.

  3. IDA Program Success : Kunlé Gaiusbayode

    Mar. 03, 2017

    Kunlé Gaiusbayode completed the Community Development’s Individual Development Account (IDA) program this past summer. The IDA program allows income-eligible individuals to engage with a hands-on experience with saving and accumulating money to help with college education, homeownership, and small businesses. As part of the IDA program, participants attend OSU Extension, Franklin County’s financial literacy workshops to acquire the skills needed to help them accumulate assets.

  4. Annual Legislative Luncheon

    Mar. 03, 2017

    Each year the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences hosts the CFAES Annual Legislative Luncheon. On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 OSU Extension, OARDC, and volunteers from across the state gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to meet with members of the Ohio General Assembly. This year there were 365 guests in attendance, several of which were Franklin County's own Ohio Teen Leadership Council members Noor Alshafie, Carson Fulks, and Ohio 4-H Health Hero Madelyn Smith.

  5. Leadership Adopts Local Food Action Plan

    Dec. 13, 2016

    The Columbus City Council and Franklin County Board of Commissioners recently adopted the completed Columbus and Franklin County Local Food Action Plan. Based on the belief that everyone who calls central Ohio home should have access to nutritious and affordable food, the plan was developed by both city and county leadership with support from Local Matters and key community stakeholders, including OSU Extension.

  6. Cooking with confidence

    Nov. 30, 2016

    For most, a cooking class can be a great place to pick up a new technique, learn a new recipe, or enjoy an evening out with friends. For participants in the ARC Wellness & Healthy Lifestyles cooking class, it’s also about building their confidence in basic cooking skills and healthy eating.

  7. Community Development office opens Dec. 19

    Nov. 28, 2016

    The OSU Extension, Franklin County Community Development team will be open for business in their new location during the week of Monday, Dec. 19 at 99 E. 9th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. The office, which is situated between N.

  8. Franklin County 4-H members honored

    Nov. 28, 2016

    This year 431 Franklin County 4-H members were recognized for their accomplishments at the Annual 4-H Recognition program on Nov. 7. Youth received awards and scholarships for their county, state, and national participation and achievements including community service, leadership, public speaking, and individual projects.

    Congratulations to all our 4-H members and families!

  9. Grow your knowledge with Project Green Teacher

    Nov. 28, 2016

    Registration now is open for the winter Project Green Teacher series, a 10-week school gardening educational program for educators, afterschool personnel, and others interested in school gardening. The program will explore a wide variety of topics and best practices, from learning the basics of school gardening to developing engaging curriculum, and will be held Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. beginning Jan. 4. 

  10. Join Franklin County 4-H

    Nov. 21, 2016

    Are you interested in joining a Franklin County 4-H club? Below are a few frequently asked questions to help you beging the process! To learn more about 4-H, click here