Barton joins OSU Extension



TROY — Alisha Barton recently joined the staff of Ohio State University Extension in Miami County as the Family and Consumer Sciences Program assistant.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programming focuses on delivery of high quality, research-based educational programs in the areas of building healthy people, healthy finances and healthy relationships. The goal is to help people stay healthy through good nutrition and food safety, use their money wisely and balance the demands of life and work.

Barton teaches classes in parenting, living healthy, healthy cooking, budgeting and many more. Since coming on board in November, Barton has expanded partnerships with Miami County Courts, including Common Pleas and Juvenile Courts, HeadStart and Children Services. Barton fills a vacancy that has existed since April 2016.

“Working for Extension has always been a dream of mine! I love the positive role they play in the community and the activities they offer,” Barton said. “I look forward to collaborating with OSU, my coworkers, and the Miami County community on issues that I am passionate about such as family life, parenting and healthy living.”

Barton is a graduate of Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science and Nutrition. She resides in Tipp City with her husband, four daughters and their Boston terrier.

For more information about the FCS Program, contact the Extension office in Troy at (937) 440-3945 or