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 Science Foundation and Ohio State University: Addressing the Challenges of Urbanization

    Aug 2, 2019

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing in a portfolio of interdisciplinary activities to advance fundamental knowledge about the diverse changes associated with urbanization to help the nation and the world address the challenges and seize the tremendous opportunities of urban systems. Follow this link to learn more.

  2. How Land-Grant Universities Can Enrich the Future of Communities

    Jul 16, 2019

    The Morrill Act of 1862, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln, granted federal land to states to support the development of America’s first public universities. 
    Follow this link to read more.

  3. Leadership in the City Online Course

    Jun 25, 2019

    By participating in the Leadership in the City online course, you will have the opportunity to further your development as a professional, discover yourself as a leader, gain networking opportunities, and learn about innovation and management techniques. This online program will prepare you as an Extension professional to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. Follow this link to learn more.