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  1. Grow with the Germinate International Film Fest

    Feb 27, 2019

    Come one, come all to the Germinate International Film Fest, featuring a diverse range of films highlighting agriculture and rural communities! The Highland County Office of Ohio State University Extension is pleased to announce the inaugural festival will be held on August 16 and 17, 2019, in Hillsboro, Ohio. Germinate means to grow and the purpose of this film festival is to grow knowledge about agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.

  2. Cleveland Climate Action Plan Update 2018

    Cleveland Climate Action Plan Updated

    Feb 7, 2019

    A growing consensus among experts indicates that the climate in northeast Ohio is changing. Temperature extremes are becoming pronounced, with more heat waves in the summer and a greater frequency of extreme rain storms. Without action these trends will likely continue, exposing already vulnerable populations to increased natural hazards. The City of Cleveland is helping its residents adapt to the changing climate by engaging in climate action planning.

  3. Susan Colbert

    Susan Colbert honored as Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in CD Extension Award recipient

    Jan 30, 2019

  4. Person shooting video via a smartphone.

    Engaging Social Media Users through Videos

    Jan 24, 2019

    In our fast-paced social media driven world, pictures and videos help tell the stories that are taking place around us every day. There have been many studies done that have shown that time on digital media has replaced time once spent reading.

  5. U.S. Capitol Building

    Government Shutdowns . . . What about them?

    Jan 18, 2019

    As of the writing of this blog post (1/14/19) we are 24 days into the partial shutdown of our federal government. This is the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The next closest was 21 days in 1995-1996 under President Bill Clinton. I found myself wondering why shutdowns happen, what circumstances lead to them, when have they happened, and how long have they lasted. And, what impact does this have on people, communities, and the economy?

  6. 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?

  7. 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.”

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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