Extension Publishing 2020 Wrap-Up

(reprint of Feb 2 message to all) Well, 2020 was a year. We stayed busy as we pivoted from a distribution model that relied mainly on county offices to one that reached more customers directly. New products were launched on the store, we offered widespread home delivery options (with coupons!), and experts submitted 32 fact sheets to Ohioline. A summary of our 2020 activity is here: go.osu.edu/extpubsactivity. What fact sheet received the most page views in 2020? Hint: Congratulations, Sarah Ellis Williams.

Many thanks to the authors and reviewers of publications, hands-on learning kits, and fact sheets. What amazing work! It makes us happy to support your efforts. Do you have something you want to publish? Please check with your department about its peer review process and then submit materials via our publication request form found at extension.osu.edu/publishing/authors.

We are heading into our busiest months as 4-H programming intensifies and demand for agriculture-related publications picks up. Warehouse personnel are committed to keeping turnaround as short as possible, and definitely no longer than 10 business days. They are usually much quicker than that; but now through the end of May, orders may indeed take that long. If you suspect we’ve missed something, have a special request, or have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us at extension-pubs@osu.edu.

I made a resolution to be in touch more often. Stay tuned for a January update coming soon. -with appreciation, Jane Wright, interim assistant director and 4-H curriculum manager, OSU Extension Publishing