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News and Notes: July 7, 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. I hope you all had a very relaxing and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday weekend. I know the time off the grid (quite literally) was very refueling for me and my family.

Community Connections

  1. The A DAY in the WOODS forestry program recently hosted its 100th workshop at the Vinton Furnace State Forest in southern Ohio.

Programming Perspectives

  1. The OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County and the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau found an innovative and fun way to educate residents on mental health.

  2. A small team of Extension professionals across the state is trained and ready to deliver the 4-H Youth Mental Health First Aid Program to Ohio youth.

  3. The Ohio Women in Ag virtual webinar series is held the second Wednesday of each month.

  4. Join Dave Apsley and other Extension professionals on July 14 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) for an Identifying the Trees in Your Woods workshop at the Vinton Furnace State Forest.

  5. Join Extension professionals for a two-part, online and in-person hybrid workshop to take a closer look at innovative production techniques for specialty crops.

  6. Join Extension professionals for a day of learning that will focus on technology in the field.

  7. The 2023 Income Tax School schedule has been set.

  8. Our partners at Penn State University are organizing two maple syrup workshops in September.

  9. OSU Extension’s new Community Development program, Building an Entrepreneur-Friendly Community (BEFC), is ready to be shared in communities across the state that want to unlock the potential of local business development.

  10. The weekly Buckeye Yard and Garden Line call happens every Tuesday at 9 a.m. on zoom.

Operations/Business of Extension

  1. Thank you for your participation and input into the search for our next assistant director for Agriculture and Natural Resources. We would like to provide you with an update on the status of the search.

  2. All county employees and staff in other Extension-related units are encouraged to help update content on your website.

  3. Whether you’re new to Extension or a seasoned professional, right now is a good time to make sure your email signature reflects the current university brand.

  4. Beginning July 1, 2023, the college is implementing a revised CFAES Ground Transportation Log (aka Mileage Log).

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. The NEAFCS Endowment Committee recently awarded two members, one of whom is from Ohio, with grants through its NEAFCS Endowment.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. Check out the ongoing list of workshops hosted by the Leadership Center.

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

  3. Join Extension professionals from across the United States for ESP’s annual conference Sept. 25-28 in Billings, MT.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  1. CFAES is committed to ensuring that all of its research and related educational programming are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis.