1. Food Preservation 2021 Resources

    Apr. 27, 2021

    While the recent colder weather has been telling a different story, the pantry and freezer are telling us it’s about time to start preserving food again! The OSU Extension Food Preservation Team is bringing you some helpful resources to get everyone ready for the summer food preservation season.

  2. The Cicadas Are Coming!

    Apr. 15, 2021

    It is almost time for the Brood X Cicada emergence to arrive in Ohio.  These 17-year insects have many residents wondering how to prepare for their arrival: what to look for and expect, how to treat important plants and trees, how long they will be among us, and how to co-exist with these "singing bugs" while they are here.  

    Cicada Mania is a great website, with many resources to learn more about this insect species and what to expect, where they will appear, and more.  

  3. Extension Office Open to Public!

    Apr. 13, 2021

    We have some good news!  Effective immediately, the Extension Offices across the state have been given permission to return to an open status to the public.  This means that we are now allowed to have our office door unlocked and appointments will not be needed for general inquiries and office visits.  

  4. Family and Consumer Sciences Class Offerings for 2021

    Jan. 25, 2021

    Champaign County Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Kellie Lemly will be offering classes on the following topics throughout 2021:

  5. New Strong @ Heart Email Challenge

    Jan. 19, 2021

    What do David Letterman, Burt Reynolds, Reggie Lewis, Barbara Walters, Bill Clinton, Hank Gathers, Toni Braxton, Kelsey Grammar, Dick Cheney, and Bret Michaels all have in common? All of them have or had some form of heart disease.

  6. Extension Office Reopening to Limited Office Staffing

    Jan. 15, 2021

    We are happy to announce that the University has allowed extension offices to reopen, provided our county is not in a Purple, or approaching Purple, pandemic status. 

    Effective Tuesday January 19, our office will be able to reopen in a limited capacity.  We will return to limited staffing models, where team members rotate days between office coverage and teleworking.  While our county remains at a Red pandemic status, all visits are to be made by appointment only, so please plan on calling ahead prior to coming to the office to schedule an appointment for someone to assist you.

  7. New Educational Series Added to Website

    Nov. 23, 2020

    We are pleased to offer our community 3 new educational topics on this website!  Found under the Family and Consumer Sciences program area, these new resources offer a series of informative videos in the areas of aging, home planning, and useful tips for teens.

    Healthy Aging Network Telecasts - a video series on topics relating to healthy aging, presented by Clark County FCS Educator Kathy Tutt.

  8. ODA Asks Ohioans to Send in Unsolicited Seeds

    Jul. 30, 2020

    The Public Should Report the Seeds and Submit the Packages to USDA

  9. What is OSU Extension?

    May. 06, 2020

    Have you ever wondered just how Extension came to be? Perhaps you've been curious about what it is that Extension does? 

    Check out this informative 3-minute video to learn about just what is it that we all do and why we do it every day!

    Watch the video here!

  10. What's Up with the Weather?

    Oct. 29, 2019

    Have you been wondering what’s up with the weather lately? It seems to go from one extreme to the other, cold then hot, wet then dry. It isn’t just your imagination. Research looking at trends has shown that the weather in Ohio is changing. We have experienced the wettest decade on record but we are also seeing more dry spells during the summer as the moisture falls more heavily during the spring and fall.