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  1. App Design at Marion Harding High School

    Jan 3, 2022

    Have you ever wondered how mobile phone apps are created? To grasp the task, a group of Marion Harding High School students decided to partake in the Apple Inclusive App Design Activity and create an app prototype that focuses on inclusion and social justice. <Read more…>

  2. OSU Extension Annual Conference Award Recognitions

    Jan 3, 2022

    Congratulations to the 2021 award recipients who were recognized during the annual Ohio State University Extension Conference: Reflect, Reconnect, Reform, December 7-9. <Read more...>
  3. FCS Educator Receives Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Award

    Dec 30, 2021

    Jami Dellifield, Family and Consumer Sciences educator with Ohio State University Extension’s Hardin County office, is the recipient of the first ever Yvonne Lesicko Perseverance Prize, or Y Prize for short, for her innovative work on farmer mental health initiatives. <Read more...>

  4. OSU Offices Closed Dec. 23-31

    Dec 20, 2021

    The Ohio State University, including county OSU Extension offices, will be closed December 23-31, 2021. Please enjoy this time to rest, recharge and spend time with your families, friends and loved ones.

  5. Community Connectors: Whitney Gherman

    Nov 29, 2021

    Since 2017, Marion County has redefined what it means to be a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator. Traditionally focused on building healthy people, residents have called on Family and Consumer Sciences in Marion County to respond to the conditions that underpin health inequity: racism, ableism, sexism and other forms of injustice that presently and historically exist in the community. For Whitney Gherman, the most significant part of her job is to redistribute material and financial resources from the university to support community-led initiatives and programs.<Read more...>

  6. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

    Nov 12, 2021

    More than one in five people in the United States who have diabetes do not know they have it. Diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, nerve damage, vision and kidney problems. Detect it by seeing your doctor and managing your risk with healthy lifestyle behaviors, including physical activity and healthy eating. <Read more...>

  7. Onions Identified as Source of Salmonella Outbreak

    Oct 21, 2021

    The CDC has issued a food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections. The CDC advises people who have unlabeled whole red, white, or yellow onions at home to throw them away and not eat them. People should not eat, and businesses should not sell or serve, whole onions that were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed by ProSource Inc. <Read more...>

  8. Buurma Farms Inc. Recalls Plain (Flat) Parsley Due to Possible Health Risks

    Sep 16, 2021

    Buurma Farms Inc. of Willard, OH, is voluntarily recalling 320 boxes of its Plain Parsley after testing showed possible contamination with Shiga-toxin producing E.coli. The product being recalled is Buurma Plain (flat leaf) Parsley with a harvest date of August 30, 2021 from their Gregory, Michigan location. The wholesale distribution channels involved in the recall do not have the twist-tie and instead have only a plain red rubber band on the bunch. The product involved should already be out of distribution but if consumers have any product they question, do not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the consumer hotline at 866-827-3362, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET. <Read more...>

  9. 2021 Food Preservation Office Hours

    May 20, 2021

    Back by popular demand, our food preservation series continues. Are you interested in learning about food preservation? Join us for these free webinars hosted by Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. You are welcome to register for just one or all of them. Recorded sessions will be available the day after each webinar. View full schedule [schedule and registration link] and the recordings.

  10. Tips for Teens Continues During 2021

    May 7, 2021

    Family and Consumer Sciences’ popular Tips for Teens series continues during 2021 and features a new monthly video tip. During the recent pandemic, Ohio State University Extension educators created a “how to” video series titled Tips for Teens, offering information about life skills from basic car maintenance, doing laundry, cleaning a bathroom, folding a fitted bed sheet to making healthy snacks and shakes. The series is designed to help teens develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and aspirations about life readiness. <Read more...>