CD Wire - August 25, 2014

Mission Statement:

Ohio State University Extension
Community Development

helps communities
enhance their well-being.

AD Update:

Recognizing Good Work

Our last issue discussed how two long-time funds affiliated with Extension Community Development (Support Fund - 308100, and the Endowment Fund – 622250) financially support our Excellence in CD Award and other recognition and professional development opportunities. Speaking of recognition, now is the time to begin thinking about your nominations for the Friend of CD and Excellence in CD awards. Both awards recognize major contributors to Extension CD. Award information including eligibility and the nomination process is found under the heading “Annual Community Development Awards” on the CD webpage. Please mark your calendars…the nomination deadline for both awards is November 1!

Strategic Plan Action List Items #7 and #8

Items 7 and 8 of our Action List focus on engaging in more collaborative efforts (e.g., cross program, multi-state, inter-institutional). To help foster such efforts, CD program leaders in the north central region have been working to identify ways to encourage more collaborative efforts. After hours of brainstorming, sharing and learning, we drafted documentation to help guide our cross-state efforts. This Cross State Programming Protocol for Multi-State Program Delivery is now posted to our CD webpage. Please take a few minutes to review the document and jot down any questions or suggestions for improvement you might have. We will make time to discuss when we meet as a group on October 1.



EPN Breakfast Club: "Challenges and Opportunities: Achieving Ohio's Clean Energy Potential" - September 9:

The next Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) breakfast will be held Tuesday, September 9, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 7:15 to 9:20 a.m. Moderator and presenter is Kate Bartter, Interim Director, OSU Office of Energy and Environment. Panelists include Ted Ford, President and CEO of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy and Jack Shaner, Deputy Director of the Ohio Environmental Council.

Register by Friday, September 5. For complete information, including registration, visit:

NCRCRD Webinar - September 16:

NCRCRD Webinar - September 16 at 11:00 a.m.

"Case Studies of Funding Sources
for Local Food Systems in Midwest Communities"

Support for and interest in local food systems is increasing in communities throughout the country. Much of the efforts are through “grassroots” organizations that seek funding support for their projects and programs. This project focused on seven programs in Midwest communities and how they utilized several grant sources to accomplish their goals. Linda and Christa will discuss the increased awareness in local foods and report on the case studies of funding support for community local foods programs.

About the Speakers:

  • Linda Naeve is an extension program specialist at Iowa State University. As a specialist in horticulture, much of her work focuses on local food production, food safety and local food systems.
  • Christa Hartsook is an extension program coordinator at Iowa State University. As the small farms/acreage living coordinator, she focuses on local food production, opportunities for small farmers and homesteading.

There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar. To join, go to Enter as a guest, type your name into the text box provided and click on “Enter Room."  A list of upcoming as well as recorded and Take Out Menu webinars can be found at:

Discover Research at Ohio State - September 23:

The 2014 Research Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 23, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Ohio Union. More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand to answer your research-related questions and help you navigate the Ohio State research enterprise. Click here to register as an exhibitor (deadline is August 27). Click here to register to attend.

On Friday, October 31, at 8:30 a.m. at the Ohio Union, Caroline Whitacre, vice president for research, will deliver the “State of Research” address and present the 2014 “Innovator of the Year” awards.

Food Security Conference Update:

Visit for details on the upcoming Food Security Conference to be held in Cleveland September 29 - October 1. Please note that registration is now open, but do not register yet if you are applying for travel funds.

Women in Leadership Lecture Series - November 10:

The Barbara K. Fergus Women in Leadership Lecture Series, featuring Alyssa Mastromonaco, Former Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at the White House, will be held Monday, November 10, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at the Ohio Union. Visit the website for agenda and details. Registration opens September 15. Contact for any questions.

The Barbara K. Fergus Women in Leadership Lecture Series was established in 2005 and brings together women from all walks of life -- corporate and political, non-profit and higher education -- to The Ohio State University campus to educate and enlighten faculty, staff, students and the entire community on the issues of leadership and public policy.


Upcoming eXtension Web Sessions:

Visit eXtension Learn ( to view and register for the many upcoming webinar sessions available throughout the month of August and beyond. Topics include:
  • Easy as PIE Webinar: Grant writing as a collaborative process - September 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Online privacy tune-up: Facebook's settings - September 18 at 2 p.m.
  • 100 Years of Extension: Extending Knowledge Changing Lives from One Century to the Next - September 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Evaluating Social Media Activity in Extension Educational Programming - October 21 at 2 p.m.

Upcoming Events in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning:


Visit the Office of Distance Education and eLearning ( to view and register for upcoming sessions, including:

  • Using U.OSU.EDU (Hands-On) - September 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (119 Campbell Hall)
  • ODEE Presents iPads in Education (iTeach series) - September 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (300 Younkin Success Center)
  • Using MediaSite (Hands-On) - September 9 from 2:20 to 4:30 p.m. (186 Hagerty Hall)



Extension Africa Conference (October 20-21) – RFPs due September 5:

An international conference on “Agricultural Extension and Food Security in Africa” is being organized by the Center for African Studies, Ohio State University Extension and the Office of International Programs in Agriculture at The Ohio State University, as well as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Department of Agricultural Communication and Leadership and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Abstract submissions are due by September 5; view the call for papers here.

Dr. Keith Smith, associate vice president of Agricultural Administration and director of OSU Extension, will be a keynote speaker during the conference, discussing “100 Years of Cooperative Extension Service in the United States: Lessons for African Countries.” African governments, under the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program, have embarked on an agricultural transformation agenda; and the role of Extension is essential in an area where more than 70 percent of the population is made up of smallholder farm families. More information about the conference and other keynote speakers is posted online at:

2014 Live Healthy Live Well Workshop Request for Posters - Due September 14 for October 29 In-Service:

Live Healthy Live Well (LHLW) is a wellness program that is an Extension signature program. The program consists of a number of activities and curricula designed to help employees and Ohioans achieve wellness. Ultimately LHLW will help companies and organizations improve productivity, reduce health care costs and have a healthier workforce. On October 29, an in-service will take place for all Extension educators,  program coordinators or employees who are interested in using or contributing to LHLW. The LHLW team has already developed incentive challenges, social media sites and presentations that encourage healthy lifestyles. Individuals are encouraged to eat healthier, be more physically active, get enough sleep, reduce stress, etc. Live Healthy Live Well programs are suitable for other adult groups in addition to workplace groups. Other programs, such as Dining with Diabetes and Local Foods for example, can also contribute to this Signature Program effort.

The Live Healthy Live Well team would like to invite Extension educators or program coordinators, from all disciplines, to share a poster highlighting programs that have, or could contribute to workplace wellness or health and wellness. Please submit an abstract (400 word limit) to Dan Remley ( by September 14. Include in the abstract the title, program objectives, activities, the impact or potential impact of the program on workplace employees or healthy Ohioans. All abstracts will be peer reviewed.

ODEE eLearning Professional Development Grants:

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning Professional Development Grant provides up to $2,000 (1:1 match required) to develop skills and knowledge of learning technology that increases student engagement, facilitates greater instructor efficiency or enables anytime/anyplace learning. Attend a conference, host an expert, subscribe to a webinar, certify a department expert or propose your own plan. The application deadline is ongoing. Read more at:

NCRCRD Interstate Extension Community Development Program Delivery - Call for Proposals:

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) is requesting proposals for cross-state program delivery partnerships.  The proposals should:

  • Aim to replicate programs that are already tested and proven in the “sending” state. (Persons interested in developing new programs can seek funding under NCRCRD’s small grants program).
  • Deliver programs proven to generate the impacts adopted by the North Central State Program leaders group. For a list of desired impacts, see
  • Include a plan to build capacity for continued delivery of the program once after the NCRCRD funding is exhausted (e.g., splitting fees with the sending state, on-demand allocations to the sending state, or learning by doing for the receiving state, or combination thereof).
  • Involve institutions from at least two states, with the receiving institution being in one of the twelve North Central states and the sending institution being in a North Central state or a state directly adjoining the North Central region. 

The application deadline is rolling. Click here for complete information, including what is funded, proposal submission instructions, the review process and contact information.



OSU Extension Promotion Workshops – Save the Date:

Extension faculty
and A&P educators
Session One - Wednesday, November 12
Session Two - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (repeat of November)
Ag Administration Building Auditorium
Columbus, OH

Registration information will be available in September. Questions, contact Lisa Dune (

Update on Discovery Themes Initiative:

The Discovery Themes Initiative continues to move on its promise of providing transformative solutions to the world’s grand challenges. Response to the Second Request for Proposals was substantial: 33 proposals were submitted involving more than 625 individuals from multiple campuses and all 14 colleges. Six proposals have been selected to move forward. Read more at:

Articles &
Publications of Interest:

Communiqué (August 20)


CFAES Monthly (August 2014)

Ohio Sea Grant eNews (August 2014)

eXtension Update (August 2014)

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