CFAES Give Today
Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension



  1. JCEP Award Recipients

    May 26, 2023

    The Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Scholarships, Grants, and Awards Committee recently awarded Professional Development Scholarship Awards to its members in the following categories: First Time Scholarship Recipients, Round 1 Grant Recipients, Round 1 Professional Development (Scholarship) Recipients, Round 2 Professional Development (Scholarship) Recipients. [Read more...]

  2. Kroger now accepts EBT payments

    Apr 19, 2023

    Westerville, OH (April 17, 2023) – The Kroger Columbus Division announced that it now accepts EBT payment for all online grocery orders. EBT payments are now enabled for digital orders, too. [Read more...]

  3. Cooking Chicken Francaise Safely

    Mar 31, 2023

  4. New $1.1 million project to fund Public Health AmeriCorps program at Ohio State University Extension

    Feb 6, 2023

    Public health, community outreach, and youth engagement at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) are getting a boost with the announcement of a $1.1 million investment from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, to fund a new Public Health AmeriCorps program. <Read more...>

  5. Wasting food is wasting money. Here’s how to keep food fresh and throw away less cash - Saving You Money

    Jan 12, 2023

    By Sean McDonnell, — With rising prices and tight budgets, it pays to look for cheaper groceries. But if the lettuce you bought spoils in the back of the fridge, it (and the money you paid for it) might be going in the trash can. It doesn’t have to. Food waste is a huge problem that contributes to food insecurity and climate change. The USDA says one-third of all available food goes uneaten. All of that waste isn’t happening in people’s kitchens. But even on a smaller scale, allowing food to spoil or go uneaten can hurt your budget. Read more...

  6. Food scraps in a pile

    About one-third of the food Americans buy is wasted

    Jan 5, 2023

    U.S. consumers waste a lot of food year-round – about one-third of all purchased food. That’s equivalent to 1,250 calories per person per day, or US$1,500 worth of groceries for a four-person household each year, an estimate that doesn’t include recent food price inflation.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Partnership promotes DEI for SNAP-Ed staff

    Nov 16, 2022

    Partnership promotes DEI for SNAP-Ed staff