CD Wire - November 5, 2012

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Supporting Extension CD Programs

About a month ago The Ohio State University officially kicked off its ‘But for Ohio State’ $2.5 billion fundraising campaign (click here for more info), ‘the largest fundraising endeavor in the university’s history.’ With online giving a donor can now pick from literally thousands of funds with a few mouse clicks. I am very pleased to report that two of these funds are affiliated with Extension Community Development. They can be found via the university’s online giving site, or you may want to make note of the two links below that will take you directly to our funds. Both have been in existence for some time (in fact, you may note a reference to CNRD in the Support fund description…that goes back 20+ years at least!). Aside from a small number of regular monthly contributions to our support fund, there has been little other activity. Little activity means that endowment principal has received the benefit of the reinvestment of annual endowment interest and this principal is now of sufficient size to help fund our new Excellence in Community Development Award.

In short, we have two fund types. With the Endowment fund (622250) the contributions go to principal only and cannot be tapped, only the interest they generate can be used to support CD programs (currently about $1250 per year). The Support fund (308100) is considered a ‘current use’ fund. Contributions made to this fund do not earn interest but they can be used at any time to support CD programs. For the sake of greater flexibility, University Development has suggested we encourage contributions to the Support fund. We’ll talk more on this when we meet December 4. Given that we have an opportunity for fund growth, we are looking for folks interested in helping to plan a modest ‘But for CD' campaign. If you would like to learn more, please let me know. In the meantime, I very much encourage you to add one or both of these links below to your e-mail signature line.

Early Bird Registration for OSU Extension Annual Conference Deadline is November 9

The OSU Extension Annual Conference will be held December 5 at the Ohio Union, with association meetings held on December 4. To get the lowest rate of $75 for the conference, register on or before November 9. The rate increases to $100 from November 10 through November 21 and to $150 after November 21. Sign up now for the breakout sessions of your choice. For complete information and registration link, visit:

Submit Annual Conference Registration Confirmations for Approval

If your Org is 55120, please email your Annual Conference registration confirmation to Sandy for Greg's approval. Payment will be handled by internal transfer, so please make sure your chartfield information is accurate. If you have questions about fund numbers, please contact Sandy (614-292-6232 or



Renewable Energy Workshop - November 8:

The Renewable Energy Workshop 2012 will be held on Thursday, November 8, in the Fisher Auditorium at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Check-in and a trade show will begin at 8:00 a.m. Wind, solar, and biobased energy opportunities, challenges, and case studies will be presented during the morning program, starting at 8:30 a.m. Renewable energy tours will be conducted from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is now $50. For complete information, including workshop brochure and contact information, visit:

Farm to School WebEx for OSU Extension Personnel - November 8:

A Farm to School WebEx specifically for OSU Extension personnel will be held on Thursday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes:

  • Updates from the Field
  • Connection with the OSU Extension Local Food Signature Program
  • F2S Poster (and materials) at Annual Extension Conference
  • What's ahead for 2013

To join the meeting, refer to Julie Fox's email of November 8.

Shale and You: A Workshop for Landowners and Communities - November 10:

Ohio State University Extension is hosting a community education workshop on shale energy development on Saturday, November 10, in Cambridge. "Shale and You: A Workshop for Landowners and Communities" will be held at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway, Cambridge, from 1 to 6 p.m. Registration is $10. Please contact the Guernsey County Extension office (740-489-5300) or Chris Hogan ( by end of the day Tuesday, November 6, if you plan to attend. Complete information, including agenda and registration form, can be found at:

Changes to Ohio's Solid Waste Programs to be Focus of EPN Breakfast Panel - November 13:

"Waste Not, Want Not – Improving Materials Management and Programs and Laws in Ohio" is the focus of discussion at the Tuesday, November 13, Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) breakfast at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. State expert Mike Long will moderate, with representatives from Ohio EPA, Rumpke, and Ohio’s solid waste districts association. Ideas will be solicited from attendees. To read more and to register, Registration deadline is Friday, November 9. Contact David Hanselmann ( if you have questions.

Energize Ohio Train-the-Trainer Workshop - November 14:

OSU Extension Educators who would like to help their communities address energy as a critical statewide issue are invited to attend a free Energize Ohio Train-the-Trainer Workshop to be held November 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (Gehres Room). The workshop's overall objective is to provide a comprehensive understanding of energy challenges facing Ohio communities and how the Energize Ohio OSU Extension Signature Program curriculum addresses those challenges. Click here for registration information and session descriptions.

Final Webinar of Heritage Tourism for the North Central Region Series - November 15:

The final webinar of the Heritage Tourism for the North Central Region Series, titled 'Evaluating and Renewing Heritage Tourism,' will be held November 15 at 2:00 p.m. How will you know if heritage tourism is a success for your community? How will you know how best to adapt and continue your efforts to keep it a viable economic generator for your community? Evaluation is a tool to use in the formulation and the assessment of your efforts. This session will look at the life cycle of heritage tourism efforts and products, how to conduct effective evaluations and determine the impacts of heritage tourism efforts on your community, as well as look at evaluation and impact tools you can use. Knowing what is working and what is not helps in making future efforts successful. To participate, log in as a guest at

If you missed any of the first six sessions, the webinar recordings and PowerPoint presentations are posted online

Promotion WebEx for CD Professionals - November 30:

Greg Davis will lead another WebEx meeting on the topic of 'Promotion' on Friday, November 30, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Invitations with the meeting link will be emailed to those who are eligible for promotion in Extension. Please send your questions in advance to Greg ( For those unable to attend, a link to the recording will be available in the December 3rd CD Weekly Wire and posted to the CD Professionals page of our Web site.

Upcoming eXtension Web Sessions:

Visit eXtension Learn ( to view the many upcoming webinar sessions available throughout the next few months. Topics include:

  • Taking your Event Social - November 7 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Using Social Networks to Build Local Economies - November 8 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Critical Conversation: Cultivating a Workforce of Knowledge Workers - November 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Use of Social Media in Extension Urban Programming - November 12 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Adobe Acrobat Forms 3: Collecting the Data - November 14 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Networked Extension Professional - November 15 at 2:00 p.m. (Jerry Thomas presenting)
  • Critical Conversation: Personal vs. Professional Identities in Social Media - December 7 at 11:00 a.m.



eXtension Fellowship Application Deadline extended to November 7:

Every year eXtension offers a fellowship to provide an opportunity for individuals to work with eXtension on specific projects that contribute to their own learning/professional development as well as the eXtension initiative. The deadline for applications has been extended to November 7. This year interest will be in applications related to the scholarship of eXtension and the research that is conducted about eXtension and the work of their CoPs. More information and application instructions can be found at: Contact Sarah Baughman, Ph.D. ( or 540-231-7142), Evaluation & Research Leader, eXtension Initiative, Virginia Tech, if you have questions.

Innovate Conference - Call for Proposals due December 1:

Innovate is Ohio State's annual conference featuring the best uses of technology in teaching and learning at universities and colleges across the Midwest. This year's theme, engage, highlights technology's ability to connect with students, bring scholarship to global audiences, and build bridges across our communities. The Innovate conference, to be held March 26-27, 2013, features breakout and poster sessions, vendor booths, the Steal My Idea showcase, and a new Half-Day Hands-On program on Wednesday, March 27, giving participants the ability to try the technologies they learn about on Tuesday, March 26.

If you are Interested in sharing your techniques for teaching, research, and outreach with technology, submit your presentation proposal by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 at Session types and proposal requirements will also be available at this site. Contact Stephen Lieb ( if you have questions.

Community Development Society 2013 Annual Conference - Save the Date & Proposal Submission:

The Community Development Society 2013 Annual Conference will be held July 20-24 in Charleston, South Carolina. The conference theme will be "Beyond the Boundaries - Creating Innovation through Regional Collaboration."  An announcement will be coming soon on how to submit your proposal online by February 15. Click here for save-the-date and initial proposal information.



Friend of Extension CD Award Nominations due November 10:

Please remember to submit your nominations for Friend of Extension CD that are most deserving of special recognition at the Annual Extension Conference on December 5. Include the following information in one page or less by November 10 to Greg Davis (

  • A summary statement of 50 words or less on how this person (not an OSU Extension employee) or organization has supported OSU Extension CD programming and/or partnered with OSU Extension CD in the delivery of programming
  • A brief description of the program
  • The role of the nominee
  • The impact of the nominee's work
  • The nominee's name, address, telephone, and e-mail address
  • Your name and e-mail address

RiV Timeline Changes and Deadlines:

Please refer to Debby Lewis' email of November 1 for changes to the timeline for the integration of the Extension Activities section into RiV. 

Send Program Events for Visiting Professor November 14 - December 8:

A visiting professor, Michael Diop, from the University of Gaston Berger (UGB), St. Louis, Senegal, will be here from November 14 to December 8. OSU Extension is working with UGB to create and implement a land grant model to serve the northern Senegal region. If you have Extension program activities scheduled during this time, please forward that information to Ken Martin ( or 614-292-8793). Professor Diop is a food scientist, but do not limit your suggestions to food science programs. Please suggest any Extension program event to help Professor Diop gain a good understanding of how Extension contributes to the land grant model.

Energize Ohio Fall 2012 Newsletter available Online:

The Fall 2012 issue of the Energize Ohio Newsletter is now available online. Topics include several upcoming events, reports on past events, team contact information, and articles about the Energize Ohio Signature Program.

OARDC receives $6.5 Million Grant for Bioenergy, Biofuel Research:

Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has received a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy to test and expand a university-developed technology that can produce biogas from a variety of solid organic wastes and bioenergy crops. Awarded through the Biomass Research Development Initiative (BRDI), the three-year grant will also allow researchers to develop technology for converting biogas to liquid hydrocarbon fuels, with the aim of further diversifying the country's currently available suite of renewable transportation fuels. To read the complete article, visit:


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