Tailgating, Tomatoes, and Extension Today!

New Extension Today – NBC4 Partnership Pilot Project Underway

Extension Today is a pilot project and new partnership of NBC4 WCMH-TV, OSU Extension, and CFAES. NBC4 is partnering with OSU Extension and the college to share viewer-focused stories about gardening, cooking, and other tips and resources for improving central Ohioans’ gardens, lives, families, and local communities. A weekly segment will air on Daytime Columbus each Wednesday as well as on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The first two segments covered growing tomatoes and making tomato salsa and street corn. The next segment (to air September 8) will feature tips for tailgate grilling. To learn more and access the playlist of previously aired segments, visit go.osu.edu/ExtensionToday.

Extension Today: Tailgate Burger Grilling

Learn how to make your next gathering a tasty success with some tailgate tips from our very own BBQ science expert, Mike Cressman, an assistant professor with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Extension Today: Tomatoes

Tim McDermott, educator with OSU Extension, highlights some challenges that may be affecting your home garden tomatoes this summer (e.g., excess rainfall, high heat, humidity) and provides some tips to improve your crop this year.

Welcome OSU Dietetic Intern, Delaney Feighan!

Hello, Everyone!

My name is Delaney Feighan and I am a dietetic intern with The Ohio State University. I am currently doing one of my community rotations with OSU Extension Franklin County’s SNAP-Ed Program. Coming into my internship, I had a strong interest in community nutrition, especially women and children’s nutrition, and my rotation here has only increased that interest!

This week I had the opportunity to join SNAP-Ed Program Assistant, Angie Greene, at the Prairie Township Farmers’ Market to talk to the community about ways to get low-fat and fat-free dairy into their diet. We prepared a Hummus Dip (with chickpeas as a protein base) and a Southwestern Dip (with yogurt as a dairy base) for people to taste-test and vote on their favorite! This was a great opportunity to talk with the community, provide information on our classes, and encourage healthful dairy intake. To my surprise, the southwestern dip won, as I am a huge hummus fan, but the people have spoken!

Dietetic Intern Delaney Feighan at The Prairie Township Farmers’ Market


Dueling Dips! Market shoppers voted for Celebrate Your Plate’s Southwestern Dip as the market favorite over the Hummus Dip!

Photo Credit/Celebrate Your Plate’s Southwestern Dip