Feb 14, 2022
Ohio State University Extension, Ashtabula County office has announced the hiring of Julie Wayman for the position of Community Development Educator. Wayman worked previously for the Extension part-time as the Local Food Coordinator. This new role will allow her to focus full-time on local food issues and expand beyond the county borders to build connections within the regional food system.
Feb 11, 2022
Please visit: Marketing Matters with Christie Welch - What is the state of agritourism in Ohio? on You Tube to learn about a research study conducted by Community Development Professionals on the agritourism industry in Ohio. You will learn, what is agritourism, how is it impacting Ohio, and what operators think would help them grow their agritourism enterprises.
Feb 11, 2022
Two new OSU Extension Community Development fact sheets have been published. Click on the titles to view them on Ohioline:
The She-cession: How the Pandemic Forced Women from the Workplace and How Employers Can Respond
Meghan Thoreau, Extension Educator, Community Development, Ohio State University Extension, Pickaway County
Dec 28, 2021
Strengthening Local Economies through Community Arts and Culture
(Submitted by Godwin Apaliyah, PhD, educator, OSU Extension-Fayette County)
Dec 9, 2021
On December 9, during the OSU Extension virtual Annual Conference awards ceremony, Amanda Osborne was presented the Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award. Since joining Ohio State University Extension as an Extension educator in Cuyahoga County in September of 2015, she has truly demonstrated a record of excellence in creative and scholarly work, teaching, and service to community and profession.
Oct 25, 2021
Amid a surge in large-scale solar energy developments across the state, Ohioans now have more influence over what, if any, land in their communities will be used for wind or solar farms.
Aug 3, 2021
Recently, two OSU Extension Community Development fact sheets were published. Click on the titles to view them on Ohioline:
Jul 7, 2021
A new fact sheet, Forage as Vegetative Cover for Utility-Scale Solar in Ohio, informs utility-scale solar developers and landowners about alternative vegetative cover strategies, including forage crops, that are environmentally conscious and that can benefit both the landowner and the solar developer over the project lifecycle.
Jun 14, 2021
Tom Blaine, Associate Professor, OSU Extension, CD, has been hosting a series on climate change titled Earth is Our Home, which is a production of OSU South Centers and co-hosted by Patrick Dengel.
The purpose of this video series is to give the viewer basic competence in discussing the factors that cause global temperatures to change, and how climate changes as a consequence.
May 10, 2021
OSU Extension Community Development educators Gwynn Stewart and Godwin Apaliyah have co-authored a new fact sheet titled Foreign-Trade Zones: Helping Companies Compete Globally.