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News and Notes: January 6, 2023

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. Whether you make new year’s resolutions or not, there's a lot to consider as you think about your overall purpose and plan of action for the upcoming year.

College Connections

  1. Nominations are open for the 2023 CFAES Spirit of the Land-Grant Award.

Programming Perspectives

  1. For the third year, OSU Extension is hosting an online version of the Planning for the Future of Your Farm workshop which helps farm families develop their farm succession and estate plans.

Award Opportunities/Reminders

  1. The Distinguished Staff Award recognizes and celebrates staff who have made an impact at The Ohio State University.

  2. The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates diversity efforts at Ohio State and rewards individuals and groups for their commitment to diversity.

Operations/Business of Extension

  1. OSU Extension has updated its guidance regarding OSU Extension employees serving in a volunteer capacity.

  2. The Office of Sponsored Programs and the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education is offering scheduled office hours for Extension professionals.

  3. Every year, Ohio State requires all employees and students to complete online training focused on recognizing, preventing and reporting sexual misconduct, and on assisting those who might have experienced sexual misconduct.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. A greenhouse management workshop on doing more with less energy will be held on Jan. 26-27 at the Shisler Center in Wooster.

  2. Proposals for the 2023 Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) national conference are due by Feb. 15. ​​​​​​​

  3. This spring, the Food Preservation Team will be offering two hands-on trainings for new family and consumer sciences staff to gain experience in canning and freezing.

  4. The OSU Leadership Center can help with your professional development needs in several ways.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  1. CFAES is partnering with several Ohio State colleges, units and regional campuses to host an afternoon of events on Jan. 17 for the Kellogg Foundation's 7th Annual National Day of Racial Healing.

  2. The CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host a virtual gathering for members of the CFAES community who have an interest in or are working on DEIJ-related initiatives.

  3. We affirm our conviction that racism and inequality have no place in CFAES, via our CFAES Principles of Community.

Extension Annual Conference

  1. Thank you again to all of our OSU Extension colleagues who attended the annual conference in early December.

Health and Wellness

  1. Starting Jan. 1, any prescription previously filled at a Kroger pharmacy will not be covered under the Ohio State health plan.