News and Notes: December 11, 2019

OUR VISION: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

OUR MISSION: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions.

Leadership Notes

  1. The Administrative Cabinet will hold a retreat in mid-January. We will do some team building, discuss how to work more efficiently and effectively, review the road show feedback, and set some strategic and realistic goals for the next year. 

  2. The Learning and Organizational Development unit will be finishing the summary of suggestion box items soon.

Programming Perspectives

  1. You may recall that we are engaging in a review of Extension programming by program area to help inform future direction and priorities.

  2. The 2018 Farm Bill is a complicated piece of legislation to say the least.

Award Opportunities/Reminders

  1. Apply now for the university Outreach and Engagement awards. Nominations are open to recognize programs; faculty, staff and student scholars; and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact.

Extension Annual Conference

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the 2019 OSU Extension Annual Conference next week! About 480 of your peers and colleagues are registered to attend, compare notes, and learn more about how we will be Land-Grant Fierce! Meeting the Challenge during the next year.