Extension in the City

OSU Extension in the City

Extension’s strategic approach to Ohio’s urban influence and connections along the urban-rural continuum

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. NUEL eXtension Fellow – Deadline March 1

    Feb 15, 2019

    The National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Group and eXtension are pleased to announce they are accepting applications for a NUEL Fellow to assist in the advancement of professional development focused on the unique nonsubject matter needs of Extension Professionals working in urban environments. The linked Role Description provides the details and application process.

  2. Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Unconscious Bias Workshop

    Jan 9, 2019

    This interactive workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously widen the diversity gap and negatively influence the people with whom we interact. The workshop is being offered January 11, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio and January 25, 2019 from 1:30-4 p.m. in Wooster, Ohio. Follow this link to learn more. 

  3. National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Steering Committee Meeting Report

    Dec 13, 2018

    The National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Steering Committee Meeting was held December 3-5, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Attendance included more than 30 participants representing 18 states and 22 universities. Read the report from Nicole Debose.