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  1. SNAP-Ed Challenge

    Apr. 02, 2020

    We know the stay at home order likely has many people tired of the same old recipes. For this reason, our SNAP-Ed team would like to challenge you to try a new healthy recipe. Take a photo and share it to our Facebook page or give us a Tweet.

  2. Winter 2020 Project Green Teacher Graduates

    Apr. 01, 2020

    Congratulations to our newest class of Project Green Teacher graduates! Project Green Teacher was started in 2014 and taught by OSU Extension personnel and area partners. We're proud to share that nearly 160 plus teachers and others interested in school gardening have completed the series. The series is open to educators and others interested in learning how to garden with children in school, afterschool and other settings. You may read more about the program here.

  3. Food Safety Fact Sheets

    Mar. 31, 2020

    The Coronovirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation.  Science-based information is availble and updated as new information becomes available at the CDC and Ohio Department of Health.  You may view resources specific to specialty crop producers, marketers and consumers on COVID-19 and food safety ...

  4. It's All About Time

    Mar. 31, 2020

    We'd like to invite you to join Family Consumer Sciences Educator, Jenny Lobb, for the Spring Wellness Challenge. You will receive two weekly emails beginning April 6th through May 18th. Topics will include Priority Time, Me Time, Sleep/Rest Time, Time to Move, Mealtime, Screen Time, Time to Recharge, Time to Connect and Quality Time, and even Party Time. Please visit here to sign up. Registration will close on April 6th. 

  5. Farmers are Open for Business

    Mar. 23, 2020

    It's never been easier to buy local and eat local. The Grow Eat Ohio guide focuses on food and farmers markets local to the Central Ohio community. We all know produce is in short supply in store. The great news is you are still able to purchase food directly from farmers. Buying and eating local benefits your family and the community in many ways including: access to fresher, more wholesome foods, greater variety of foods, support of local farmers and businesses, and up to $20 in free fruits and vegetables for those shopping with an Ohio Directions Card.

  6. Update on Office Closure

    Mar. 19, 2020

    Governor DeWine recently issued a state of emergency for the state of Ohio, and along with the Ohio Department of Health, has implemented a variety of strategies to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To do our part in reducing risk to Ohio State University Extension employees or clientele, we have implemented a teleworking plan effective immediately, and all OSU Extension offices will be closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to work and serve local clientele through normal office hours through phone and email.

  7. Office Closed Starting March 17, 2020

    Mar. 18, 2020

    The university is committed to doing everything possible to promote the safety of our community as we respond to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). One of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illnesses is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals might interact and transmit the disease. The university has requested that employees telework, hold meetings virtually, or postpone them.

  8. Franklin County 4-H Updates

    Mar. 12, 2020

    Check out the latest edition of the Franklin County 4-H newsletter here. The newsletter contains several important updates to enrollment and scheduled events. 

  9. 2020 Clover 5K and Walk & Serve

    Feb. 20, 2020

    Join our 4-H youth and volunteers for a morning of running/walking and service this Saturday, April 4 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Franklin County 4-H will be hosting the annual Clover 5K at 8:30 a.m. After the run, there will be hands-on community service opportunities in collaboration with over 15 Central Ohio non-profits from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. Please click here for more race details and registration. Want to serve but not run?

  10. 2020 ExploreAg Camp Dates Announced

    Dec. 17, 2019

    Ohio State Extension, Franklin County and the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation are excited to announce the 2020 ExploreAg camps! ExploreAg is a unique FREE camp experience for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to explore various careers in agriculture. 

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