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News and Notes: February 24, 2022

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.

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Leadership Notes

  1. President Johnson just unveiled the university's shared values initiative. The timing and content of this initiative is in alignment with our own rollout of our Extension Keys

  2. A State of Extension address will be held on Tuesday, March 15 from 9-10:30 a.m. Registration is required.

  3. The Extension Keys are ”lived values” that complement our roles and responsibilities, core competencies, and vision and mission of Extension.

College Connections

  1. The CFAES legislative luncheon originally set for March 23 will not be held this spring, per some other Ohio Statehouse events.

  2. The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics’ (AEDE) monthly webinar series features a different AEDE economist breaking down an interesting topic every month throughout spring.

Community Connections

  1. The National 4-H and JOANN spring campaign to help raise money for 4-H will run Feb. 1-April 30.

  2. Per the Ohio Treasurer’s office, eligible farmers and agribusinesses can now receive an interest rate reduction of 0.5% on new or existing operating loans up to $150,000.

Programming Perspectives

  1. Ohio Saves Week encourages people to save, budget, reduce debt, and plan for unexpected expenses to ensure better financial stability.

  2. A Day in the Woods is again offering its second Friday series this year.

Award Opportunities/Reminders

  1. Showcase and reward the amazing work that you do for Extension in the field of communications and creative works for the 2022 NACAA Communications Award Contest.

  2. The Engagement Scholarship Consortium is pleased to offer its annual awards program again this year, recognizing outstanding contributions made by faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Operations/Business of Extension

  1. Extension Publishing offered 16 new or revised publications and 76 new or revised fact sheets in 2021.

  2. Please complete the mandatory Report = Support training as soon as possible.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. You can join the Wooster Campus Research Library this spring for online seminars and services created to support your research and writing goals.

  2. The Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will be held on March 8 and 9 at the McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University.

  3. Guest speakers will join us each Wednesday in March to discuss women’s wellness and empower those in attendance to take the next step in bettering themselves and their futures.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  1. Also known as Black History Month, this year’s theme has centered around Love: Building Our Community Through Intention and Action.