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News and Notes: October 10, 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. road in fall (via Free Images)

    It’s hard to believe that we are already entering into the final quarter of 2022! This year has literally flown by.

  2. The next Director’s Video Update will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. Registration is required.

  3. Several new area leaders have recently joined OSU Extension.

College Connections

  1. The film And Water For All will premiere on PBS Western Reserve on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m

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

  3. The Ohio State Agroecosystem Management Program will hold its annual Stinner Summit in Yellow Springs on Nov. 18.

Campus Connections/Partnerships

  1. Through Nov. 4, this is your opportunity to join other Buckeyes to make a difference in the lives of Ohioan.

Community Connections

  1. The 2022 World Food Day campaign theme is Leave no one behind. Better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life.

Programming Perspectives

  1. Some funds from a grant to National 4-H Council have been shared with Ohio to allow 4-H to expand its Clovers CODE efforts.

  2. The Agronomic Crops Team has received a grant from the Ohio Soybean Council to support regionally organized agronomy or nutrient management training programs that include at least one soybean-related topic.

  3. A statewide sheep production tour of Knox, Licking, and Crawford counties has been planned for Ohio sheep producers the weekend of Oct.15-16.

  4. This Day in the Woods program will be presented on Oct. 14 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest.

  5. Join Amy Stone, Marne Titchenell, and Kathy Smith to learn about non-native invasive plants.

  6. Join a chat with Joe Johnson, bat ecologist with the University of Cincinnati, about the lives of Ohio bats during winter.

  7. Join Ohio community leaders and planners for a conference focused on the role of local government in managing human-wildlife conflict.

Award Opportunities/Reminders

  1. All award applications and nominations for the Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals are now active and can be accessed collectively online.

  2. Consider nominating one or more of your CD colleagues for the 2022 Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award.

Tech Updates

  1. Ensuring you take steps to protect your digital life and personal information is more important than ever.

Operations/Business of Extension

  1. The Ohio State Expenditures Policy was updated effective January 7, 2021 with the transition to Workday.

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

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. The Ohio JCEP Scholarships, Grants, and Awards Committee would like to congratulate all the recipients of the professional development and grant awards for the September 2022 round

  2. The Ohio FCS professional organizations’ joint conference was held in August.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. A virtual session will be held on Oct. 13 to discuss adverse childhood experiences and trauma-responsive care.

  2. The next meeting of the Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals will be held on Oct. 17 at the Agricultural Administration building.

  3. The Pesticides 101 in-service will be held via Zoom on Oct. 28. ANR educators with OSU Extension less than one year must attend.

  4. This virtual workshop will explain the role impact reporting plays in supporting research programs and help participants create strong impact statements.

  5. Check out the ongoing list of workshops hosted by the Leadership Center this fall.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  1. The half-day symposium will feature panels and lightning talks from recipients of Seed Fund for Racial Justice grants. ​​​​​​​

  2. The CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers high-quality, free workshops for students, staff, and faculty.

Extension Annual Conference

  1. Consider submitting a proposal by the extended deadline this Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 11:59 pm.

Health and Wellness

  1. World Mental Health Day is marked every year on Oct. 10 to raise awareness about mental health around the world and to mobilize efforts to support those experiencing mental health issues.

  2. Ohio State has recently added digital wellness as a new dimension of its wellness initiatives.

  3. Join the Live Healthy Live Well six-week “Unwrap Your Gifts” email wellness challenge to expand your thinking about the “gifts” in your life.