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News and Notes: June 28, 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. The last two weeks were full of really wonderful chances to get out and about in the state.

  2. The next Director’s Video Update will be held on Tuesday, July 19 at 9am. Registration is required.

College Connections

  1. The CFAES Advancement team has created updated eToolkits for Extension personnel to use when working with donors, potential donors, or other stakeholders.

  2. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has recognized an Ohio-created fact sheet with a 2022 Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Award.

  3. Ukraine has become known again in recent years as the “breadbasket of Europe.” And Ukraine’s position as a principal player in global agricultural markets has evolved over the past two decades.

Campus Connections/Partnerships

  1. The Office of Human Resources welcomes your feedback on revisions to the Staff Compensation policy (currently the Salary Administration and Classification policy).

Community Connections

  1. The BroadbandOhio Community Accelerator program is a collaborative effort between BroadbandOhio, Heartland Forward, the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, and OSU Extension.

Programming Perspectives

  1. 2022 marks the 120th birthday of Ohio 4-H. There’s still time to help 4-H reach its goal of $120,000 to create an endowment.

  2. Learn what’s new in manure management at the Manure Science Review on July 26 at the Ohio State Northwest Agricultural Research Station.

  3. The 2022 National Soil Moisture Workshop returns to an in-person format after a two-year hiatus, and will be hosted by Ohio State, in Columbus this year.

Tech Updates

  1. The CFAES web team is currently in the process of transitioning from live sessions to a pre-recorded training for Drupal content editors.

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. This time of year, we recognize our colleagues who have succeeded in their promotion application. For our 2022 class, we celebrate the professional advancement of 33 A&P and three faculty colleagues.

  2. Patrice Powers-Barker, educator, family and consumer sciences, in the Lucas County office of OSU Extension, will have an article published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.

  3. The Ohio chapter of the NACAA Professional Excellence Committee has announced the winners of the state Applied Research and Extension Education Poster Session contest for the Ohio Chapter of NACAA.

  4. Several Ohio ANR educators are among the regional and national finalists from the North Central Region for the 2022 NACAA communication awards.

  5. The 2022 National Association of Community Development Professionals (NACDEP) conference was held in early June. Several of our colleagues were recognized before and at the conference.

  6. Congratulations to our Ohio winners of NAE4-HYDP Specialty and Communicator Awards.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. Join the Ohio JCEP professional development committee for a virtual networking event on July 6.

Health and Wellness

  1. The current Suicide Prevention Hotline number will be switching to 988; and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is hosting a webinar on July 14 to provide an update.