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Ohioline is an information resource produced by Ohio State University Extension. Through Ohioline, you have access to hundreds of OSU Extension fact sheets covering a wide array of subjects such as agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, and 4-H youth development.

The fact sheets on Ohioline provide cutting-edge, scientifically-based information generated via research conducted by Extension and other Ohio State faculty and staff, often in collaboration with other land-grant university colleagues.

The CFAES Publications online store ( also offers other publications that are not available on Ohioline. Take a look and discover a tremendous range of additional resources.

Ohioline also links you to the web site of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences ( – a large, diverse college supporting OSU Extension, OARDC, 10 academic units, and two-year degree programs offered by the Agricultural Technical Institute. The college has campuses in Columbus, Wooster, and statewide.

Ohioline provides you with a wealth of information – practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers based on unbiased research. Have fun. Discover and be enlightened.

About Ohio State University Extension

OSU Extension brings the knowledge of The Ohio State University directly to you. We connect with people in all stages of life – in all 88 Ohio counties and beyond. We work with families and children, farmers and business owners, and community leaders and elected officials to build better lives, better businesses and better communities that make Ohio great. We do this through a focus on several impact areas:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Workforce Development
  • Thriving Across the Life Span
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities
  • Environmental Quality

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension’s hallmark is programming delivered by professionals to address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information. Learn more at