CD Wire - November 13, 2012

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Extension Annual Conference Around the Corner

I hope by now you have already registered for the Extension Annual Conference and took advantage of the super ‘early bird’ registration rate. The two-day agenda covers most of December 4 & 5 and promises a variety of opportunities to build team, share and learn, and celebrate our accomplishments. To start the event we have an opportunity to gather prior to the hustle and bustle of the full conference environment. Please plan to attend our CD unit meeting on December 4 in 370 Kottman Hall from 10:00 to noon. You can park easily in the Ag Admin lot and walk across Woody Hayes Drive to Kottman Hall. After the ESP and OAEP Awards Luncheon in the 4-H Center from 1:00 to 2:45 and an Ohio JCEP meeting from 3:00 to 4:00, we have an hour set aside in the 4-H Center Board Room for our official NACDEP business. The following day offers poster and concurrent session presentations, an Administrative Update from Director Smith, and an awards luncheon where we will be honoring our Friend of CD and our Excellence in CD award winners. The keynote speaker is highly regarded for his work in Working with Generational Differences. I hope you are looking forward to these two days as much as I am. Look for more details on our CD unit meeting and NACDEP business meeting soon!



NCRCRD Webinar: 'Best Practices in Small Town Business Incubation' - November 28:

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development will present a free webinar titled "Best Practices in Small Town Business Incubation" on November 28 at 12:00 p.m. Randall Jackson and Peter Schaeffer, both of West Virginia University, will identify specific challenges and obstacles to the success of rural business incubators and present some insights into how operations and outcomes in rural America can be enhanced. To view the webinar announcement, including how to enter the meeting room, as well as the complete list of webinars, visit:

'Economic Recovery in Disaster-Impacted Communities' Webinar Series continues November 28:

The International Economic Development Council continues its series of six free webinars, titled Economic Recovery in Disaster-Impacted Communities. Based on real pre-disaster planning and post-disaster experience, each seminar will equip you to plan and sustain your community's economic recovery in the wake of disaster. The fifth seminar, titledInitiatives to Protect Community Assets from Disaster, will be held Wednesday, November 28, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and will teach participants to make better land use decisions for pre-disaster and post-disaster planning purposes. To view the complete list of seminars and to register, visit:

Migration and the Transition to Adulthood among Rural Youth WebEx - December 13:

Migration and the Transition to Adulthood among Rural Youth: How Leaving and Staying Affect Schooling, Work, and Idleness among Emerging Adults, will be presented by Dr. Anastasia Snyder via WebEx on December 13 starting at 1:00 p.m. This program has implications for all OSU Extension programming areas. Dr. Snyder’s research examines family demographic change and implications for family and child well-being, with an emphasis on rural families. Employing secondary data, this examines residential differences in changing family structure, new family formation patterns such as non-marital childbearing and cohabitation, and the implications of these for well-being. She also studies risk behaviors and the life course development of rural youth which includes an ongoing primary data collection project that examines educational, career, family and migration aspirations. The goal is to understand the plans rural youth have for their futures, how education, work and family aspirations and outcomes are associated with out-migration patterns, and how family, school and community contexts influence these outcomes.

The event is free and does not require registration; however, so that an estimate of participation can be made, please let them know you are planning to attend via this doodle poll. To join the meeting, visit: The event number is 665 288 560, and the event password is 'migration.'



New Issue of Communiqué now Available:

A new issue of the Communiqué is now available online at: Topics include:

  • 10 Inclusionist Behaviors in Leadership
  • Order Your Name Badge
  • Bev Kelbaugh Resumes as Full-Time Regional Director
  • PULSE Survey
  • Extension Promotion Workshops (December 18 & January 16)
  • Another RiV Update...Change in Timeline!
  • New Version of Camtasia Relay Recorder Available
  • Mission Possible: Positive Leadership (on-line) (November 14 - 9 to 11 a.m.)
  • CFAES Faculty Council
  • Tri-State Diversity Conference (February 20-22)
  • Personnel Update (July through October 2012)

OSUE Annual Conference Registration Rate increased as of November 10:

The OSU Extension Annual Conference will be held December 5 at the Ohio Union. The rate has increased to $100 for registrations submitted November 10 through November 21 and will increase to $150 after November 21. Sign up now for the breakout sessions of your choice. For complete information and registration link,

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

eXtension's Ask an Expert Update coming December 3:

A major update to eXtension's Ask an Expert is coming on December 3. This new release (Ask an Expert 2.0) has been six months in the making and is now ready to be shared. For an idea of what the update will be like, visit:


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