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 11.6 million residents, Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the nation. More than half 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. Ohio’s Urban School Districts Outperforming Rural Ones

    Apr 24, 2019

    Even with higher rates of poverty in Ohio’s major cities, urban school districts are outperforming rural districts, a recent study by The Ohio State University shows.
    Follow this link to read more. 

  2. Grant Opportunity for Grow Ohio – Food Insecurity

    Apr 17, 2019

    As a result of a great discussion at the recent Master Gardeners Volunteer State Advisory Committee, they have decided to revamp their Grow Ohio program while still providing counties with an incentive to address the food insecurity issue.
    Follow this link to learn more. 

  3. Listen, Fail, Measure: The New Way to Make Great Cities

    Mar 6, 2019

    Research shows that vibrant public spaces are essential to social connection and economic mobility, cities that manage assets as a connected portfolio (rather than treating them as discrete spaces) can create a richer, more vibrant, more participatory public realm. Follow this link to learn more.