Engaging Diverse Communities and Transforming Lives

Central State University Extension's (CSUE) mission is to become a premier community-based outreach and educational program leader that provides a holistic Extension approach to improve the overall conditions facing families in rural and urban communities and addressing agricultural issues in rural and urban locations.

  • link to Extension Central podcast page, Extension Central, listen every Friday at 12:20 p.m., FM 100.3 - WBZI - AM 1500, 106.7 - WKFI - AM 1090, FM 105.5 - WEDI - AM 1130, a program of Central State University and EO/AA organization

  • Our 4-H S.T.E.A.M. Youth Development programs provide education that create youth pathways to success in the areas of individual & group projects; local & county fairs; state & national trips; science fairs; and a variety of day, week, weekend, and resident camps. These program areas are all aligned with the 4-H mission mandates; citizenship, healthy living, and science. These program areas compliment the 4-H focus areas of head, heart, hands, and health to provide youth diverse opportunities for development of their social, citizenship, leadership, and critical thinking skills through the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math.

    Our 4-H Youth Development Staff is available to assist with further information regarding Extension programs and events.

  • As an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, Central State University is focused on outreach and education for underserved and underrepresented populations in urban and rural areas. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Program develops, conducts, and promotes programs to create sustainable farms — farms that are good stewards of the environment, improve quality of life for the farmer and the community, and are profitable to enable the farm to be available for future generations.

    Our Agriculture & Natural Resources Staff is available to assist with further information regarding Extension programming, resources and upcoming events. CSU Extension has agricultural and natural resources staff and programming throughout Ohio. Visit the links below for information, event postings and resources for agriculture and natural resources.

  • Our Community and Economic Development efforts seek to empower communities to achieve their goals through education and technical assistance. With a focus on agriculture and economics in urban and rural communities, the primary aim of this program is to address community development and revitalization, local economic development, and small business development.

    Our Community and Economic Development Staff is available to assist with further information regarding Extension programs and events, including Office Hour Live.

  • Our Family & Consumer Science programs provide education in the areas of health and nutrition, childhood obesity, family relations, and financial literacy. These programs impart knowledge and provide practical applications to build stronger families and communities as well as address issues related to families and communities such as obesity, financial readiness, infant mortality, and degradation.

    Our Family & Consumer Science Staff is available to assist with further information regarding Extension programs and events.