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News and Notes: December 3, 2021

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. These next few weeks are promising to be very busy and full of opportunities to reflect, reconnect, and refocus.

College Connections

  1. There are now some options for remote or hybrid employees who need a temporary workspace on the Columbus campus.

  2. The Office for Research and Graduate Education will once again be offering an opportunity for CFAES faculty to visit federal funding agencies next spring.

Campus Connections/Partnerships

  1. Ohio State is creating a debt-free bachelor’s degree program that will empower Buckeyes to control their own financial future and prepare them for success after graduation.

Programming Perspectives

  1. OSU Extension has been awarded a $69,417 grant from the USDA as part of a multi-million dollar program to provide outreach and technical assistance to underserved farmers and ranchers.

  2. The sustainability team has released a video on “Being Sustainable During the Holidays.”

  3. The USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) was established to solve critical industry issues through research and Extension activities.

Award Opportunities/Reminders

  1. Ohio State is seeking nominations of programs, scholars, and practitioners for the 2022 University Outreach and Engagement Awards.

Tech Updates

  1. Cybersecurity 4 You (C4U) points will reset to zero as we kick off 2022. Redeem your current points before they expire.

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. The Ohio State Office of Outreach and Engagement recently recognized Whitney Gherman, FCS educator in Marion County, as a Community Connector.

  2. Many of our Ohio 4-H professionals were recognized at the NAE4-HYDP (National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals) annual conference in Memphis last month.

  3. Jackie Kirby Wilkins and Steven M. Neal were both honored by APLU for their fellowship with the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) during the past two years.

  4. The recipients of the 2022 CFAES alumni awards have been announced, and they will be recognized next spring.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. The OSU Leadership Center will hold several workshops in the coming weeks.

  2. Farm Office Live provides the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis, and other issues dealt with in your farm office.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  1. Join us for the last session of 2021, where we will discuss executive presence, facilitated by Michele Gregory.

  2. The CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is holding training webinars.

Extension Annual Conference

  1. The final deadline to register is by noon on Monday, Dec. 6. The registrant fee is $25.