Apr 5, 2016
There are higher education institutes located in cities all across the country. A conversation that has become more and more prevalent throughout recent years has been how can these institutions impact the cities that they occupy. For more information, read the OSU Extension in the City blog post here.
Apr 1, 2016
Registration is open for the 2016 Barnett Symposium on the Arts and Public Policy, titled "Planning Creative Cities: Global Trends, Local Action," which will take place Wednesday (5/11) and Thursday (5/12). This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy and the Knowlton School of Architecture, and will feature leading professionals in several fields. The main event will be hosted at the Columbus Museum of Art. Cost is $50 for general public, $25 for students and free for current Ohio State students.
Mar 21, 2016
A green space expert spoke in Cincinnati at the Tri-State Green Industry Conference, along with dozens of other relevant speakers. More information here. (Source: CFAES)
Mar 21, 2016
Major universities in cities across the country have joined to spearhead a collaborative effort to build their cities from within. Read article here. (Source: The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities)
Oct 22, 2015
A report from the National Urban Extension Leaders explaining the current state of urban Extension in the country, as well as where it is heading. See full report here.
Jun 2, 2015
Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series 2015
Apr 2, 2015
The Extension in the City annual report for 2014 has been completed, and is located here.
May 14, 2014
"Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America" is a documentary that examines urban agriculture as a way to help growers develop local food systems, said Mike Hogan, an OSU Extension educator and sustainable agriculture coordinator.
Hogan said the viewing is part of the college’s overall efforts to help expand agriculture into more urban areas and to help promote the understanding of how to create or expand agriculture-related business opportunities for people who want to get into the food and crop production industry.
One example of those efforts is the college’s new Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series, which is designed to help urban farmers become food and crop producers within city limits. The course was held over a series of seven workshops in April and May and was created to offer participants knowledge on how to produce and market foods in urban settings. The course included how to choose a farm enterprise, the site selection process and how to test soil for urban food production.
May 12, 2014
The OSU Extension team focused on the education
component of a recent project in the Weinland
Park community, conducting a Community Food
Assessment Survey, piloting educational workshops,
facilitating strategic planning dialogues, meeting
with stakeholders at numerous events and engaging
in ongoing interaction through the University District
May 12, 2014
The initiative, 4-H Agri-science in the City, was created thanks to nearly $180,000 in special state funding for Ohio 4-H in the state’s biennial budget passed in 2013. Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, which is the outreach arm of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.