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News and Notes: October 22, 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. I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of real fall weather, with some crisp autumn air, the promise of everything pumpkin, and some more Buckeye football wins under our belt.

College Connections

  1. CFAES is responding to the renewed, university-wide commitment to research through the development of a college-level effort to identify and develop the next generation of research leaders within the college.

Community Connections

  1. Each year, Buckeyes for Charity provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to support statewide nonprofit organizations. Join us in Caring for Ohioans this year.

Programming Perspectives

  1. AgrAbility is celebrating its 30-year anniversary all during October at the Virtual State Fair.

  2. The 2021 Agricultural Policy and Outlook conference will be held virtually over the course of two days with experts covering issues important to producers, agribusinesses, and elected officials

Award Opportunities/Reminders

  1. Chi Epsilon Sigma offers two awards each year to recognize CES members who demonstrate excellence in their work and service.

  2. The CFAES Award call for nominations is now open. You can learn more on the CFAES Awards web page.

Tech Updates

  1. Ohio State business areas continue to host informal sessions that provide answers to commonly asked Workday questions; office hours are open to users of all levels.

Operations/Business of Extension

  1. In response to increased Extension workload in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), OSP is making an adjustment to distribute work more evenly

  2. As previously announced, OSU Extension is tweaking how we apply the university brand to our OSU Extension identity. This is officially a secondary signature under The Ohio State University.

Celebrating Colleagues

  1. Aaron Wilson, research scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, was named the inaugural winner of the Lois M. Jones Award for Science Access, Engagement, and Communications.

Professional Development Opportunities

  1. OSU Extension has a rich and strong tradition of leadership and commitment coming from its various professional organizations. Now is the time to renew or join the membership of one or many of these organizations

  2. Join the North Central Region of ANREP for a webinar on Nov. 5, about What does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Natural Resources Mean for Me and My Institution?

  3. The OSU Extension income tax schools have an upcoming two-day workshop series running through November and December.

  4. The OSU Leadership Center will be holding several workshops in November.

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 Monday, Dec 6.

Health and Wellness

  1. The website for Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for employees to evaluate their benefit options and make elections for the upcoming year, is now available.

  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 – Nov. 15-Dec 22