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  1. Starting a Food Business Webinar Series

    Dec 2, 2022

    Join us for a three-part webinar series addressing food safety, licensing, legal and economic considerations for starting a home-based or farm-raised food business. Part 1, January 24, covers start-up basics, Part 2, February 28, addresses selling home-based foods, and Part 3, March 28, provides an overview of selling meat and poultry. The webinar is complimentary, but registration is required! Read more...

  2. Using SNAP Benefits Can Help Your Memory

    Nov 30, 2022

    Eligible older adults who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the United States may have slower memory decline than eligible people who do not participate, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Read More.

  3. OSU Offices Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2

    Nov 21, 2022

    The Ohio State University, including county OSU Extension offices, will be closed December 23 thru January 2, 2023. Please enjoy this time to rest, recharge and spend time with your families, friends and loved ones.

  4. Partnership promotes DEI for SNAP-Ed staff

    Nov 16, 2022

    Partnership promotes DEI for SNAP-Ed staff

  5. Ohio State Faculty, Students Share Racial Justice Work at Symposium

    Oct 20, 2022

    During the Seed Fund for Racial Justice Symposium, Ohio State University faculty, staff and students discussed work they have collaborated on with community partners to bring about positive social change. The event was held Oct. 12 at the Fawcett Center, and OSU Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Whitney Gherman was on the educational panel. <Read more...>

  6. OSU Extension Recognized by National Award in Environmental Education

    Oct 10, 2022

    The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) recently recognized numerous Ohio State University Extension professionals at their 86th annual conference. The sustainability team received the national Environmental Education Award for outstanding educational programs conducted for families and/or communitieson various environmental issues/concerns. <Read more...>

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    Planting A Fall Garden Virtual Class for Viewing

    Sep 1, 2022

    Enjoy fresh and healthy veggies late in the year by planting a fall garden

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    Is plant-based meat always the healthier option?

    Aug 26, 2022

    Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about choosing “plant-based” proteins. [read more]

  9. Looking to stretch your food budget? These tips and recipes won't strain your wallet

    Aug 23, 2022

    As recently reported in The Columbus Dispatch, “Grocery bills have been going up every month, with no sign of stopping.” Recent consumer data shows that groceries are 12.2 percent higher now than they were last summer. To help save money, FCS educator Jenny Lobb, as well as other Ohio State University experts, share ways to stretch food budget dollars. <Read The Columbus Dispatch article>

  10. Color in Photos Can Make Food Look Tastier

    Aug 1, 2022

    An appealing photo of a pizza or other menu item can help a restaurant increase sales – especially if the right filter is used, a new study suggests. Read more...