As the newest Cooperative Extension Program, we will incorporate a 21st century integrated holistic model that focuses on helping the underserved through outreach and research. Ohio has 88 counties and as a land-grant university, Central State University’s Extension programs will address issues such as food scarcity, nutrition, health, poverty, unemployment, and educational deficiencies; all of which are agriculture and community concerns throughout the state of Ohio.
CSU Cooperative Extension will embrace a community based model and build partnerships with local civic, city, county, state, and federal government organizations throughout urban communities across Ohio. These partnerships will be done in collaboration with our Family & Consumer Science, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Community Economic Development, and 4-H Youth Development Program Leaders and County Agents.
CSU Cooperative Extension will start with County Agents in Montgomery, Cuyahoga, Lucas, Franklin, Butler/Hamilton, and Greene counties and expand as funding increases. The CSU Extension agents will develop and implement programs that seek to help resolve many issues related to agriculture, social, economic, health, food production, and food access.