1. Lakewood City Council recognizes WIC Perks program

    Lakewood City Council Recognizes WIC Perks Pilot Program

    Oct 9, 2019

    The Lakewood City Council recognized Lakewood Farmers’ Market, the MetroHealth System-Cuyahoga County Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and Ohio State University Extension for its successful partnership in piloting the WIC Perks program at their October 7 council meeting. During the meeting, Council presented a resolution thanking the partners for their dedication and success and embraced the goal of increasing access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables for families who experience food insecurity.

  2. Susan Colbert (2018 award winner)

    Excellence in Community Development Extension Award Now Open for Nominations

    Sep 16, 2019

    The Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award recognizes a CD Extension professional for significant programmatic strengths, major contributions, and innovative approaches achieved over the course of their Extension career with a $1500 cash award.

  3. Farmland Owner's Guide to Solar Leasing

    Farmland Owner's Guide to Solar Leasing Now Available

    Sep 16, 2019

    With large-scale solar energy development on the rise in Ohio, some of the state’s farmland owners are being sought out to lease their land for these projects.

    In the past two years, the Ohio Power Siting Board has approved six large-scale solar projects with generating capacities of 50 megawatts or more, and three more projects are pending approval. Typically, lease agreements between solar energy developers and landowners require a long-term legal commitment of 25 years or more.