Gage Smith is a statewide Program Assistant for Ohio State University Extension – Community Development. In this capacity he works collaboratively with Community Development educators and field specialists in areas of economic development, leadership development, organizational capacity building, and community planning.
He is an undergraduate student of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. In his college career he has collaborated with international youth programs to develop and implement programs and tools to foster community engagement and resilience.
Gage has a passion for inclusive community engagement and actively works to engage diverse rural communities, specifically those who identify as LGBTQIA+.