1. Debbie Carpenter

    Debbie Carpenter is Shirley Brooks-Jones Citizenship Award Recipient

    Feb 5, 2020

    Congratulations to Debbie Carpenter, Lawrence County EFNEP program assistant, on being selected as the 2019 Shirley Brooks-Jones Citizenship Award recipient. The award was created to recognize staff members in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences who excel in providing outstanding and ongoing excellence in services to faculty, staff, students and/or others through communication, fairness, problem solving and contributions to positive change in the college. In honor of this recognition, Debbie received a plaque and $500 cash award during a recent CFAES Award ceremony.

  2. Burned out caring for someone? Attend this workshop

    Feb 5, 2020

    As people age and some become disabled, they may need a caregiver, and while that role can be fulfilling, it also can be exhausting and sometimes isolating. Anyone who cares for another likely has experienced the stress and possibly the feelings of helplessness that can come with taking care of an ailing person. To help caregivers through the many hurdles, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is co-hosting a free workshop on February 22.

    The workshop is for people who care for someone who is disabled or sick, adult children concerned about aging parents, as well as those who work for long-term care facilities. Although the workshop’s presenters will be in Columbus, their talks will be streamed live to locations in Akron, Athens, Caldwell, Fremont, Lebanon, and Ottawa. At each of the meeting sites, an OSU Extension educator and representatives from local social service or senior service agencies will be present to answer questions and encourage discussion.

  3. Healthy Living Resources Telecasts

    Nov 10, 2019

    Healthy Living Resources is a new telecast series presented by Family and Consumer Sciences program specialists that focuses on health, wellness, and the impact that stress has on our lives. Whether it be financial struggle or chronic disease management, stress can creep up as a result of many of the day-to-day events that we face in our lives. Tune-in monthly as the team interviews Family and Consumer Sciences educators and other specialists to discuss how they address, and hopefully prevent this from negatively impacting our overall health and wellness.

  4. November is National Diabetes Month

    Nov 7, 2019

    Having diabetes means you are more likely to develop heart disease and to have a greater chance of a heart attack or a stroke. Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. The good news is that the steps you take to manage your diabetes also help to lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke.

    Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences offers classes related to diabetes education such as Dining with Diabetes and Dining with Diabetes, Beyond the Kitchen. Details at For more information on diabetes and cardiovascular disease, visit

  5. WIC Perks Program Resolution

    Oct 11, 2019

    Ohio State University Extension Cuyahoga County received a special resolution from Lakewood City Council for a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Perks pilot program that benefited 682 families in north Ohio. The WIC Perks pilot aimed to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for WIC recipients and increase sales at local farmers’ markets. In total, $13,640 worth of vouchers were given, plus the opportunity to participate in a brief cooking demonstration or education table.

  6. Farm to School Month

    Oct 4, 2019

    It is officially National Farm to School Month and the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is October 10 at Noon.

    The Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is a fun activity that encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives throughout the region. It’s also a fun way to connect food and agriculture to classroom curricula – from science to art and more!

    Join Ohio in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 10.

  7. Kids' Classes Focus on Healthy Eating, Alternative Choices

    Sep 3, 2019

    COSHOCTON - Collette Burdette encouraged children of Chestnut Crossing to at least try a bite of the Sunshine Roll-Ups she made for a youth food and nutrition class. 

    Just about every kid did with several eating a second and third. Burdette substituted yogurt for mayonnaise in the dish and, while some of the youth said they didn't like yogurt after it was revealed, they also admitted they wouldn't have known if not told.

  8. Stress Task Force Offering Help to Struggling Ohio Farmers

    Aug 15, 2019

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Dairy farmers grapple with slumps in milk prices while the cost of feeding their cows keeps rising. For crop farmers, prices for corn and soybeans remain low, and many growers couldn’t plant either crop this year. The persistent spring rain created the state’s worst planting year on record and has contributed to a near-record low level of hay to feed livestock in Ohio and across the Midwest.

  9. Carroll County Fair

    It’s State of Ohio Fair Time!

    Jul 18, 2019

    Join thousands of people across the state who visit the county fairs every year. Events range from food, demos, livestock shows and rides to exhibits and fun for all. When attending, make sure to stop by one of the booths staffed by Ohio State University Extension.

  10. Dan Remley Receives Priester Award

    May 20, 2019

    Associate Professor Dan Remley, Ohio State University Extension field specialist, received the Priester Culture of Health Award for his Voices for Food work. The award, presented at the 2019 National Health Outreach Conference in Fort Worth, TX, honors Extension programs that positively impact the health of people across the United States and provide leadership to expand Extension’s capacity to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.

    Voices for Food is a project funded by USDA NIFA that addresses food insecurity and healthy food access in rural communities by utilizing community coaching to develop food councils and guided client choice food pantries. Read more...