Apr 18, 2017
The Ohio Land Exchange is an action-research project that seeks to test the feasibility of a new collaborative site-planning framework, in which community groups and other stakeholders jointly develop and design new approaches to vacant land reuse in cities with high levels of vacant and abandoned land. Lima was the first city in Ohio in which this new framework has been tested.
Apr 13, 2017
How does Extension better address vacant storefronts, underemployment issues, and help inform local economic development strategies? It engages local Extension professionals in a day-long in-service focused on building their familiarity with 'Community Economics' programs. A few weeks ago CD professionals learned more about economic development tools they can use to better impact communities throughout Ohio. The workshop featured familiar - and not so familiar - programs being conducted throughout the state to address the on-going economic concerns many Ohio communities are facing.
Apr 6, 2017
How many of you have seen notices for workshops on “understanding Millennials” or “generational divides” in the workplace? They appear in my in-box on a regular basis. While I believe there is great merit in understanding differences that may exist in various age categories, I think these constructs may be the wrong focus. Instead, perhaps we should seek a common language that promotes communication, teamwork, networking, and innovation across age and other perceived boundaries. But how would we do that? I have not seen THAT webinar offered yet!
Mar 31, 2017
We all know the Cuyahoga River caught on fire. What’s being done to clean it up?
There’s lots of buzz starting to generate these days around the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, as local residents and water enthusiasts begin gearing up for the 50 year anniversary of the last time the river caught on fire in 1969. Since then, many changes have taken place along the Cuyahoga and much effort has been made to restore the river and its watershed.
Mar 24, 2017
A few weeks ago, Extension CD professionals David Civittolo and Joe Lucente visited with colleagues at the University of Florida to deliver a three-day train the trainer program. Twelve University of Florida Extension agents learned the nuts and bolts of the traditional BR&E program and were also introduced to a newly-revised curriculum module: BR&E for Agri-business.
Since the 12 attendees were mostly Agriculture agents, the curriculum enabled them to better understand how to conduct a BR&E program focusing exclusively on agri-business clusters.
Mar 3, 2017
All interested Extension Professionals are invited to join an informational meeting to learn about a new collaborative program, the Ohio Land Exchange (OH/LEX), designed to assist stakeholders in planning and implementing reuse strategies for vacant and abandoned land, a growing health and wellness issue for communities across Ohio. Knowlton School of City and Regional Planning faculty will provide an overview of the program, how it works, and how it can make an impact in your community. Join this one-hour, online meeting on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m.
Dec 14, 2016
The 2016 OSU Extension Annual Conference was held December 6-7 at the Ohio Union on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.
Dec 9, 2016
The next EPN Breakfast (Environmental Professionals Network) will be held January 11 from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.
Aug 11, 2016
OSU Extension has collaborated with OSU Ag Econ to provide communities with resources to help better understand how oil and gas development affects the social, economic, and environmental fabrics of a community.