1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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?

  5. 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. 

  6. Take Charge of Your Diabetes During the Holidays

    Oct. 08, 2019

    Do you someone you love have diabetes? Preparing nutritious foods that taste good can be difficult at any time of the year, but the holidays present special challenges for those with diabetes. 

    Take Charge of Your Diabetes During the Holidays will provide you with tips for managing your diabetes during the holidays. You will learn how to prepare holiday favorites that are both nutritious and delicious. See live cooking demonstrations, sample healthy versions of holiday favorites, and take home recipes to try at your holiday celebrations.  

  7. Top Counseling Agency Recognition

    Sep. 16, 2019

     Lois McCampbell, was recognized along with Donna Green, Greene County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Lois and Donna were given special recognition and acknowledgement for providing counseling to the most families among their OSU Extension colleagues, who provide similar counseling in eight other counties. Moreover, OSU Extension collectively counseled the highest number of families in the state of Ohio in comparison to other HUD certified agencies.

  8. Heroes Garden Graduation

    Sep. 10, 2019

    Eighteen active duty military veterans recently graduated from a five month farming and gardening training program called the Heroes Garden. The project was a collaboration between the Franklin County Office of OSU Extension and the Central Ohio Veterans Administration Healthcare System. Veterans participated in classroom sessions on urban farming and gardening topics in the early spring and then planted and maintained a vegetable garden at the new Extension Teaching and Learning Gardens at Waterman Farm on campus.

  9. Day in the Life with Avery Williamson

    Sep. 10, 2019

    A move to the country seven years ago along with her parents sharing their valuable 4-H and FFA experience sparked Joyona’s interest in agriculture. A once in a lifetime experience was spent with New York Jets linebacker and Tennessee 4-H alum, Avery Williamson at his Milan, Tennessee farm.

  10. Senior Series at the Well Beyond 60! Expo

    Aug. 05, 2019

    Spin that wheel could be heard across the green space just outside the Taste of Ohio Building at the Ohio State Fair. Loretta Sweeney, Senior Options Program Assistant, and Christina Byrd, Office Associate, spent July 30, 2019 at the Ohio Department of Aging’s Well Beyond 60! Expo. The duo invited visitors to spin the wheel for a chance at testing their food safety knowledge. In addition to the many community members who spun the wheel, the booth also welcomed Butters D. Cow (the Ohio State Fair mascot), state junior fair board members, Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine.