1. North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

    Solar Electric Economic Analysis Webinar Series: March 30 - April 8

    Mar 2, 2021

    The North Central SARE PDP grant is coming to an end, and you are invited to join the last webinar series to learn about economics and feasibility of solar electric systems for farms, residences, and businesses. The cost is free. Register here.

    Who should attend:

  2. Peak electric demand affects farm electric bills

    Peak Demand Energy Management Strategies in Agriculture

    Dec 28, 2020

    OSU Extension is collecting energy data on farms to better understand how peak electric demand affects electric bills.

  3. Caldwell, OH

    Two New Business Retention and Expansion Fact Sheets Published

    Dec 14, 2020

    Recently, two new Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) fact sheets were published. Click on the titles to view them on Ohioline:

  4. Joe Lucente receives 2020 Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in CD Extension Award

    Dec 9, 2020

    On December 9, during the OSU Extension virtual Annual Conference awards ceremony, Joseph E. Lucente was presented the Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award.

  5. grant writing

    Grant Writing 101 Virtual Lunch & Learn - November 10

    Oct 27, 2020

    Thinking about writing a grant? OSU Extension Community Development educators from Noble (Gwynn Stewart) and Medina and Lorain (Kyle White) counties will host a free Grant Writing 101 Virtual Lunch & Learn on November 10 from Noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch to your computer or telephone and join in to learn the basics. The Lunch & Learn will cover organizational mission and structures needed; the elements of a successful proposal; tips for finding funding options and more. Learn more about another more in-depth program coming soon as well.

  6. Caldwell, OH

    Updated Business Retention and Expansion Fact Sheets Now Available

    Sep 22, 2020

    Recently, members of the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) team revised three fact sheets. Click on the titles to view them on Ohioline:

  7. City of Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell and granddaughter

    Medina County CD Grows Presence during COVID-19

    Aug 10, 2020

    OSU Extension-Community Development in Medina County has responded to the Coronavirus quarantine by launching a new program connecting to a heretofore untapped population of youth and their families through non–traditional STEM programming. Kyle White, Medina County's community development Extension educator says, “The county CD goal is to meet the needs of the community beginning with understanding those needs and then developing resources to meet them. The need we identified was to provide engaging activities for youth who have lost interest in extensive 'screen time' brought on by the pa

  8. Distributing PPE in Fayette County

    PPE Kits Distributed to Small Businesses in Fayette County

    Aug 4, 2020

    During the week of July 20th, Godwin Apaliyah, PhD, OSU Extension educator for community development in Fayette County, distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) safety toolkits to local small businesses. The toolkits were donated by JobsOhio and distributed by the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC), a regional economic development group, via county economic development offices. Ohio State University Extension-Community Development was privileged to be part of this project, distributing a total of 30 PPE kits to small businesses in Fayette County.

  9. Gwynn Stewart

    Noble County CD Shares Strategies for Rural Businesses amid COVID-19

    Jun 17, 2020

    Gwynn Stewart, educator, community development (CD), OSU Extension-Noble County, was recently featured in a Together As Buckeyes article for her work helping businesses in Noble County navigate the treacherous waters of COVID-19. Read the complete article here.

  10. Shale & Solar

    Leasing Your Land for Shale & Solar - Webinar Series June 23-25

    Jun 5, 2020

    LEASING YOUR LAND for Shale & Solar 3-Part Webinar Series

    Join OSU Extension professionals as they present this Energize Ohio webinar series:

    June 23 - 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    Surface Rights: Utility-Scale Solar Construction and Leases for Land Use

    June 24 - 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    Surface Rights: Negotiating Leases for Oil & Natural Gas Development