Ohio State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources empowers Ohio’s agriculture and natural resources communities, provides outreach and education based on unbiased research, and cultivates relationships to strengthen the economic viability and quality of life for Ohioans.
EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is a free nutrition education program for low-income adults with children and for youth in schools where a majority of the students qualify for free/reduced lunch. OSU Extension, Franklin County also offers EFNEP programs for non-English speaking families (currently available in Spanish and Somali).
LiFEsports is a unique partnership between The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work and its Department of Athletics, and Department of Recreational Sports, LiFEsports – Learning in Fitness and Education through Sports – is aiming to advance the practice of youth development nationally and internationally. In Franklin County, they partner with 4-H to bring youth hands-on learning opportunities such as ChickQUEST and healthy eating demonstrations.
The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!