1. Community Development Professionals at the 2022 NACDEP Conference

    Jun 13, 2022

    Ohio State University Extension Community Development professionals joined colleagues from across the country to renew friendships and reacquaint with old friends at the 2022 NACDEP Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Many of our CD colleagues gave presentations and learned from others about what current community development happening are occurring across the nation.

    Presentations included:

  2. Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing

    May 31, 2022

    Ohio State University Extension Community Development Hosts Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing Course

  3. Ashtabula County hires new Community Development Extension Educator

    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. 

  4. Corn Maze

    What is the state of Agritourism in Ohio?

    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.

  5. Farmers Market

    New CD Fact Sheets Published

    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

  6. Fayette County Farmers Market Mural

    Fayette County Mural Project Strengthens Local Economy

    Dec 28, 2021

    Strengthening Local Economies through Community Arts and Culture
    (Submitted by Godwin Apaliyah, PhD, educator, OSU Extension-Fayette County)

  7. Amanda Osborne named 2021 Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award Recipient

    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.

  8. Utility Scale Solar Development

    Utility Scale Wind and Solar Development under the New Ohio Senate Bill 52

    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.

  9. Primary data is collected through surveys, interviews, and questionnaires. Photo: Andreas Breitling, Pixabay.

    New and Revised Community Development Fact Sheets Now Available

    Aug 3, 2021

    Recently, two OSU Extension Community Development fact sheets were published. Click on the titles to view them on Ohioline:

  10. Forage as Vegetative Cover

    Alternative Vegetative Cover Strategies can benefit both Landowners and Solar Developers

    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.