Extension in the City

OSU Extension in the City

Extension’s strategic approach to Ohio’s urban influence and urban-suburban-rural interdependencies.

Strengthening Connections Along the Urban-Rural Continuum, Strengthens Ohio
With a presence in all Ohio communities, OSU Extension continues to advance engagement with rural, suburban, and urban Ohioans. Shifts in demographic characteristics and community conditions requires unique strategies to bring people and ideas together in ways that are relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally.

Ohio’s Distinct Urban Influence
With 11.7 million residents, Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the nation. More than 50% of Ohio residents live in 10 of the 88 counties. Ohio has six cities with populations of more than 100,000. Only 12 other states have more cities of this size. What to know more about urban influence?

OSU Extension – Perfect Match for the City
As a Land-Grant, Urban Serving, Carnegie Engaged University, Ohio State addresses Ohio’s urban influence and connections along the urban-rural continuum. 

For more information on OSU Extension in the City, watch this short video or view this two-page overview.


News

  1. 2019 City Highlights Report Now Available

    May 4, 2020

    Every year, the OSU Extension Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement unit publishes a City Highlights report showcasing the urban impact from Ohio’s 15 largest counties. This year, a PDF highlights how urban counties address priority areas and a story map allows users to click an interactive map to view stories about OSU Extension’s presence across the state. Follow this link to learn more.

  2. Open Ohio State Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Regional/Rural/Urban Economics

    Apr 8, 2020

    The Ohio State University Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Regional/Rural/Urban Economics, with a focus on economic development in rural communities representative of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Follow this link to learn more.

  3. OSU Extension Offices Implement Teleworking Amid COVID-19 Outbreak Concerns

    Mar 23, 2020

    OSU Extension offices throughout Ohio have implemented teleworking options for staff amid current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak concerns.