1. Welcome to Weinland Park

    Keeping Unity in the Community

    Jan 17, 2019

    Do you know that it is generally recommended that housing expenses shouldn’t be more than 30% of what you earn, leaving 70% of your income for food, clothing, and other necessities?

  2. Drone Racing Club Takes Off in Pickaway County

    Jan 10, 2019

    Meghan Thoreau began her OSU Extension career just over a couple years ago in a new position in Pickaway County, charged with addressing “post-secondary achievement and workforce development and readiness by conducting programs to meet current and future needs related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in Pickaway County Schools.”

  3. Partnering for Environmental Protection

    Jan 7, 2019

    The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a partnership initiative between Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) through their Division of Parks and Watercraft and the Office of Coastal Management. The program supports marinas across Ohio by providing education and technical assistance on environmental topics and promoting a voluntary, incentive-based certification program to recognize those marinas that go above and beyond environmental regulations.

  4. PhysBot Wearable Tech

    Workforce Health Advanced by STEM Programming, Body and Mind Workout Challenges: 4-H PhysBot Fitness and International Strategic Board Games

    Dec 27, 2018

    Technology is changing the American workforce and workplace. The workforce is becoming more diverse, demanding multidisciplinary job skills, necessitating continuous learning, higher levels of collaborative work, and greater reliance on technology. The organization of work is adapting and promoting towards a highly educated workforce whose work products are complex problem solving and solution driven rather than traditional service delivery or product manufacturing.

  5. If I could do it all over again...

    If I could do it all over again...

    Dec 20, 2018

    This year marked my eighteenth year with OSU Extension and 28 years overall in public service. It seems like just yesterday that I started my public administration career as a 21-year-old administrative assistant. Now that I am considered one of the ‘more-seasoned’ professionals with the organization, I have had the opportunity to mentor a number of Extension colleagues. Reflecting on what I wish I’d have known when first starting out, for the benefit of our newer hires I have developed and shared a number of items, some of which are listed below.

  6. Help feed families in need

    A Deeper Dive into Food Security

    Dec 13, 2018

    It’s the holidays, and I’m sure you’ve already had a variety of requests from charities and non-profits asking you to help families in need this season. For some of us, food insecurity can seem non-existent because it is not our personal everyday experience and is often not visible. For others, it is an experience (even after overcome) that is a part of our everyday thoughts.

  7. Make It a Debate

    Make It a Debate, Not an Argument

    Dec 6, 2018

    Have you ever been paging through an article and stumble across a quote that just stops you in your tracks? Here’s one attributed to Adlai Stevenson that recently caught my eye. Stevenson was talking about political campaigns, but I think the idea can be applied to many situations. He said that the challenge was to not just win, but to win “without proving that you are unworthy of winning.” I think that sentiment speaks to integrity, grace, and fair-mindedness.

  8. Zero waste starter kit. Credit: The Green Bicycle Co.

    Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh My! Have Nothing on the Plastics Invisible to the Naked Eye

    Nov 29, 2018

    Sometimes the scariest things are not haunted houses, the black bear near our campsite, or the Lake Erie monster roaming our shores, but rather the things we cannot easily see. If you have been watching the news lately you may be aware of these tiny particles called microplastics. Although tiny in size (5mm or smaller), they are causing a global crisis.

  9. South Jackson Community Gardens ground breaking.

    Ohio Land Exchange Project turns Vacant Land into Urban Garden

    Nov 28, 2018

    Ohio State University Extension and 14 community partners have accounced their plans to transform a vacant lot in Lima, Ohio into a community garden.

    This three-year initiative began with an OSU Connect and Collaborate Grant, and has evolved into the South Jackson Community Garden Project. It is also a result of the Ohio Land Exchange (OH/LEX) project, which included the city of Lima, Ohio State Lima, and OSU's Knowlton School of Architecture.

  10. Myra Wilson and Eric Romich discuss Extension's involvement in workforce development.

    Community Economics Programs for Ohio (and beyond!)

    Nov 26, 2018

    Read Greg Davis' blog article "Community Economics Programs for Ohio (and beyond!)". Topics covered include: