OSU Agriculture, Horticulture at Urban League

Extending Itself Into the City
Posted on 03/03/2020
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The Ohio State University Extension of Summit County has moved to the city.

The service has relocated to the Akron Urban League west of downtown Akron.

Previously housed in an office building in Stow, the extension service is about a lot more than 4-H kids raising cows and other agriculture programs, extension staffers note.

Jackie Krieger of the Summit office said that having the Urban League and the extension office in the same building means the two organizations can now team up on projects.

“We hope this will allow us to reach people new to extension programming,” said Krieger, a 4-H educator and one of eight people who work out of the office.

The extension service last year moved into temporary space at the Urban League, at 440 Vernon Odom Blvd.

Earlier this year, the service moved into a redone portion of the Urban League’s former banquet and event area. The first-floor space is more than double the size of the extension’s former offices on Graham Road.

The service will host an open house, open to the public, at the new offices from noon to 4 p.m. Friday. Read more here >>.

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