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News and Notes: November 8, 2021

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.

Leadership Notes

  1. These last few weeks have been filled with so many opportunities to participate in professional affiliation conferences and witness, once again, the full force and personality of OSU Extension professionals.

  2. The next Director’s Video Update will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 9am. Registration is required.

College Connections

  1. The Knowledge Exchange has just published a new podcast in its series on “Emerging Research,” with Christie Welch from OSU South Centers and Darlene Wolnik with the national Farmers Market Coalition.

Campus Connections/Partnerships

  1. Join us for a reception and live streaming to celebrate the investiture ceremony for the 16th president of The Ohio State University, Kristina M. Johnson, PhD.

Community Connections

  1. The theme for this year is “Caring for Ohioans,” and while the campaign has ended, you can still make an online contribution until Nov. 12.

Programming Perspectives

  1. The 24th annual 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way was a great success! The 4-H community stepped up in a major way.

  2. The 15th Annual Stinner Summit is planned for Nov. 18 from 1-7pm at the OSU Wooster Campus Science Building. You can attend the summit either in-person or virtually.

  3. The 2021 Agricultural Policy and Outlook conference will be held virtually this year, with experts covering issues important to producers, agribusinesses, and elected officials.

Award Opportunities/Reminders

  1. The Office of Sponsored Programs is now offering open office hours on Thursdays (1:30-2:30pm) for questions and assistance with subawards under sponsored projects.

  2. Programs that need funding to support clinical, research, educational or program initiatives/costs can apply by Nov. 17 for the Women & Philanthropy grant.

Operations/Business of Extension

  1. Effective September 2021, OSU Extension is tweaking how we apply the university brand to our OSU Extension identity.

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. A number of OSU Extension professionals were recognized at the 2021 Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) National Conference last week.

  2. Several OSU Extension professionals were also recognized at the 2021 NEAFCS virtual annual session last week.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. Join Environmental Health and Safety for its virtual fall Lab Manager Q&A session today at 2pm.

  2. Consider attending the next ACEL to Extension session on Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results, taught by Brian Raison.

  3. Register by Dec. 6 for the 2022 Pesticide Inservice to be held on Dec. 14-15. This in-service is for Extension program personnel and specialists involved with private pesticide training.

  4. The OSU Leadership Center will hold several workshops in November.

  5. The OSU Extension income tax schools have a two-day workshop series running through November and December.

Extension Annual Conference

  1. Remember to mark your calendar for our 2021 virtual Extension Annual Conference on Dec. 7-9, and professional association meetings on Dec. 6.

Health and Wellness

  1. Open enrollment for the 2022 benefit plan year will be available through Nov. 15.

  2. To earn the full 2022 premium credit, complete a verified biometric screening and the Personal Health and Well-being Assessment (PHA) by Dec. 31

  3. Sign up for the 2021 OSU Extension Live Healthy Live Well six-week email wellness challenge.