One way to show kindness right now is to give a virtual kudos through the Kindness at Ohio State site. You can choose from a variety of templates and personalize a quick but meaningful note for someone to brighten their day. It only takes a few minutes, but the impact lasts much longer. Use the Kudos Tool to show this kindness.
I would like to give a special call out to two groups this week:
Thank you to our 4-H professionals who are, once again, navigating the changing guidelines and modifications of fairs, often with only a few days to make adjustments. You are modeling patience, showing empathy, and holding the line for safety; and you are doing an amazing job! This year will go in the books for one of the most taxing ever; but you are all hitting it out of the park, despite the fatigue… and we applaud your efforts, perseverance, and professionalism in the face of adversity. The youth are learning critical life lessons this year that will be priceless over time.
Thank you to our Farm Science Review (FSR) Education Committee for taking on the challenge of planning and implementing, together with our FSR professionals, a fully virtual show this year. The ideas being generated are very exciting; and I truly believe that this year’s approach and content will be the impetus for future hybrid offerings that will reach more people nationally and showcase our excellent research and education around ag production, farm safety, weather, sustainability, health and wellbeing, and much more. Thanks also to the production team members who are offering their assistance in video and audio production, as well as marketing support. This year will be epic!