Ohio State University Extension is broadly recognized throughout the state as a premier educational network. It is a dynamic organization strengthening individuals, families and communities in partnership with the federal extension system. Extension educators:
Concentrate on critical economic, environmental, leadership and youth/family development issues.
Engage people in their own learning and subsequent actions.
Address emerging needs by developing programs that anticipate social and economic changes.
Apply valid, reliable research and information.
Unite and extend the broad base of university resources.
Maximize available resources by organizing and leading coalitions.
Educate without discrimination and employ people representing the diversity of the state's population.
Recruit and develop volunteers to mulitipy Extension's efforts.
Link local needs with researchers.
Teach with appropriate and effective educational techniques and methods.
Value teamwork; recognize and support the contributions of one another.