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  1. Annual Awards Announced

    Dec 14, 2016

    The 2016 OSU Extension Annual Conference was held December 6-7 at the Ohio Union on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.

  2. Global warming, energy efficiency connections explored at EPN breakfast - January 11

    Dec 9, 2016

    The next EPN Breakfast (Environmental Professionals Network) will be held January 11 from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.
  3. New Fact Sheet Series Informs of Economic Impacts Related to Energy Development

    Aug 11, 2016

    OSU Extension has collaborated with OSU Ag Econ to provide communities with resources to help better understand how oil and gas development affects the social, economic, and environmental fabrics of a community.

  4. 2015 CD Highlights

    Feb 10, 2016

    Extension's Community Development programs aim to engage people in strengthening their organizations, communities and ultimately social, economic, civic and environmental conditions to improve the quality of life in Ohio. A sampling of these efforts is captured in the recently published 2015 Highlights.

  5. 2015 CD Awards Announced

    Dec 23, 2015

    The 2015 OSU Extension Annual Conference was held December 8-9 at the Ohio Union on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.

  6. Collaboration critical to success of water quality project

    Dec 15, 2015

    During OSU Extension’s 2015 Annual Conference where educators, specialists, and program staff gathered across our four program areas, results of the Vice President’s Conversation on the Future of Extension were shared. Listed under Environment and Natural Resources was this: “responsible practices and a focus on sustainability related to water, air, energy development, soils, waste disposal, and agriculture.”

  7. Renewable Energy Workshop - November 4

    Oct 5, 2015

    A workshop that will feature Ohio's largest solar farm and other ways to go renewable will be held on Wednesday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vaughn Industries in Carey, Ohio. Speakers will include renewable energy experts from The Ohio State University and the industry.

    Topics include: Solar energy / Funding possibilities / Growing grasses to make biofuels / Producing bioenergy through anaerobic digestion of manure and plant matter

    Tour sites include: Vaughn Industries and PSEG Solar

  8. Energy Infrastructure Workshop - October 27

    Sep 24, 2015

    Communities and individuals across Ohio are impacted directly by the Energy boom – through shale horizontal drilling, related business growth, and by pipelines crisscrossing all parts of the state. Energy companies are approaching landowners to lease their land; and community leaders are experiencing an influx of workers and their families, impacting roads, social services, housing and schools.

  9. NACDEP 11th Annual Conference Success

    Jun 22, 2015

    The 2015 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) Annual Conference held May 17-20 in Little Rock, Arkansas was full of success stories for OSU Extension!

  10. Ohio's Lake Erie Marina Industry BRE Program Results Announced

    Apr 27, 2015

    Seventy-five percent of Ohio’s Lake Erie marina businesses find the Ohio Lake Erie shoreline to be an excellent or good place to do business, according to survey results released in April 2015 by the Ohio’s Lake Erie Marina Industry Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Task Force, sponsored by the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program.