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 half of Ohio residents live in 15 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. National Urban Extension Conference 2019 Recap

    May 29, 2019

    The National Urban Extension Conference was held May 20-24, 2019 in Seattle, WA. It is the only national gathering of Extension professionals who serve cities. The 2019 conference, “Innovation in the City: A Land Grant University Experience,” highlighted strong urban programming and Extension’s opportunity to support the university-level mission of land-grant universities in metropolitan regions. Follow this link to read more.

  2. 2019 Columbus Urban Farm Tour

    May 29, 2019

    The goal of the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series is to demonstrate to the general public the many benefits of urban farms. Follow this link to learn more.

  3. Dr. Julie Fox Awarded Leader of the Year

    May 22, 2019

    Dr. Julie Fox received the “Leader of the Year Award” presented at the 2019 National Urban Extension Leaders Conference in Seattle, Washington. Follow this link to learn more.