Urban Farming – A Booming Industry Supported by OSU Extension

More and more Ohioans are seeing the value of turning vacant lots into a source for local food for their neighbors.  There’s an awful lot of knowledge and skill involved in turning an empty plot of city land into a thriving urban farm, and OSU Extension is there to help make that happen. 

According to Mike Hogan, an OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources educator, “Not only have entrepreneurs been able to benefit from starting their own farm business in the heart of city neighborhoods, but people in the neighborhoods have benefited from having access to fresh, healthy foods grown nearly in their backyards.”  Read more about the amazing growth of this industry and how OSU Extension plays a role.