CD Wire - January 3, 2017

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-Greg Davis, Assistant Director

Welcome back to work! Hopefully you were able to enjoy some special time over the holidays with family and friends. As you are sorting through your email, you may have noticed one from NACDEP regarding the 2017 NACDEP National Election Results. I am very excited to congratulate the recently elected (and re-elected*) national board members listed below who will begin their 2017-2018 terms when we meet in Big Sky, MT in June.

President Elect - David Civittolo - Ohio State University (three-year term)
Treasurer - Nancy Bowen* - Ohio State University (one-year term)
Secretary - Suzette Barta - Oklahoma State University (one-year term)
1890 Representative - Adam Hodges* - West Virginia State University (two-year term)
North Central Region Representative - Brian Raison - Ohio State University (two-year term)
Western Region Representative - Laura Reyser - Washington State University (two-year term)

This may be the first time in the history of NACDEP for three board members to be elected from the same institution; an indication of the high regard in which our colleagues are held. Congrats, David, Nancy and Brian!

Welcome to Mariah Stollar

We are excited to have Mariah Stollar join the state CD office as our student assistant, officially starting on January 9. Mariah is a junior studying Community Leadership, with a specialization in Community and Extension Education (a program within the Department of ACEL). 

In her spare time, she serves as the president of Alpha Sigma Upsilon sorority; Induction and Member-Mentor Ceremony co-chair of Tower's Agricultural Honorary; peer mentor for freshman enrolled in CFAES; and Atmosphere and Ambience chair for the CFAES Recognition Banquet Steering Committee. In addition, she is engaged in undergraduate research focused on Extension’s recent futuring efforts (i.e., VP Conversation of the Future).

Federal Reporting – RiV Due January 15

Did you know that every bit of data in OSU Extension’s Federal Report to USDA originates from the RiV ‘Extension Teaching’ section? And, that OSU Extension’s Federal Report to USDA yields us about $10 million annually? In addition to explaining how we have invested the $10 million, when you provide me ‘proxy’ access to your RiV, your reporting also informs our own program highlights and marketing efforts (previously referred to as the CD Accountability Report). I currently have proxy access for: Apaliyah, Blaine, Bond, Bowen, Civittolo, Corboy, Lucente, Lukshin, Moss, Nesbitt, Osborne, Raison, Romich and Wilson. To ensure your RiV reporting helps inform our program highlights and marketing efforts, please take these steps:

1) log into RiV
2) click on ‘MY ACCOUNT’ at the top
3) click on the ‘+’ to add proxies
4) please do so by January 15

Extension Annual Conference Recap

Just four short weeks ago we were assembled at the Extension Annual Conference to share and learn, visit with colleagues, and celebrate our good work. Congratulations again to the concurrent and poster session presenters, as well as all of those recognized for their good work, including:
  • Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in CD Extension Award
    • Eric Romich
  • Team Teaching Awards:
    • 3rd Place - Promotion and Tenure Boot Camp: Nancy Bowen-Ellzey, Brian Raison and colleagues
  • Creative Works Awards:
    • 1st Place - Radio Interview: Tory Gabriel
    • 2nd Place - Fact Sheet: David Civittolo, Eric Romich and Nancy Bowen
    • 2nd Place - Project Book: Amanda Osborne and colleague
    • 3rd Place - Video CDs, DVDs or Podcasts: Brian Raison
    • HM - Video CDs, DVDs or Podcasts: Tory Gabriel
    • HM - Curriculum Package (Individual): Brian Raison
  • JCEP Service Awards:
    • Distinguished Service (20 years and over), CD: Brian Raison
    • Mid-Career Service (10-20 years), CD: Nancy Bowen-Ellzey
    • Early Career Service (less than 10 years), CD: Sarah Orlando
  • Concurrent Session:
    • Creating a Stand-Alone Program in Extension – Blaine
    • Investing in Disability Services for Inclusion and Community Impact – Civittolo & colleagues
    • Teaching Online: Webinar Best Practices and Other Methods - Raison & colleagues
  • Poster Session:
    • Expanding Your Impact through Social Network Analysis – Fuller and Apaliyah
    • Solar Energy in Agriculture: Consideration for Investing in Photovoltaic Solar Systems – Romich
    • Building on the Strength of Land Grants to Create City-Agriculture Collaborations – Moss
    • LOOK: Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – Corboy and colleagues
    • Food Access and Food Literacy: A Collaborative Approach to Increasing Farmers’ Market Utilization and Fresh Produce Consumption among Limited-Resource New and Expectant Mothers – Osborne and colleague
    • Maximizing the Gains of Old and New Energy Development for America’s Rural Communities – Romich, Civittolo, Bowen

Finally, kudos to those who were awarded scholarships that make, in part, the good work above possible!

  • OJCEP/ESP Scholarships:
    • Godwin Apaliyah ($200)
    • Ann Johnson ($200)
    • Carol Keck ($300)
    • Gary Kuhn ($350)
    • Sarah Orlando ($100)
    • Myra Wilson ($300)

Tom Blaine and Frank Lichtkoppler - JOE Article Published

Factors Affecting Stakeholders' Willingness to Pay to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species, co-authored by Tom Blaine and Frank Lichtkoppler, has been published as a feature article in the Journal of Extension (December 2016 Volume 54 Number 6). Congratulations, Tom and Frank!



Snapchat Storytelling Webinar & TweetUp - January 5:

Snapchat Storytelling
January 5 at 2 p.m.

Join guest host Sonja Fuchs, Web Technology Specialist for NDSU Extension, to learn how others are currently using Snapchat in their work and share what you know. Danae Wolfe, Ohio State University Extension Ed Tech Specialist, will host the special webinar simulcast to walk through Snapchat mobile app features and examples. Click here to join the TweetUp. Click here to join the webinar.

Coffee Break with an Ed Tech: Online Engagement with Clientele - January 6:

First Friday Coffee Break with an Ed Tech
January 6 at 10 a.m.

Maintaining high standards of professionalism for your online persona doesn’t have to mean a complete separation of your professional and personal “selves.” When it comes to online engagement with clientele, authenticity is key. Join the First Friday Coffee Break with an Ed Tech on Friday, January 6 at 10 a.m., with special guest host Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent in Horticulture from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Link to join the coffee break.

Placemaking Webinar Series continues January 19:

January 19 at 2 p.m.
Stakeholder Centered Community Marketing, Center for Community & Economic Development

Kristin Runge, Community Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The goal of community marketing is to make villages, towns or cities competitive and enable their stakeholders to thrive. Kristin will discuss a cooperative framework model for community marketing in which stakeholders take a central role in crafting a unique market position and a clear “brand” for their community.

Kristin Runge is co-leader of the Community Vitality & Placemaking team at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. As part of her work she conducts public opinion research and designs communication strategy for municipalities, county governments and economic development organizations. Her current projects include explorations of how citizen engagement and local media use affects community cohesion and the ways in which strong community brands affect place-related satisfaction for residents and other community stakeholders.

There is no registration and no fee for attending the NCRCRD hosted webinars. To join the webinar go to, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name into the text box provided, select “Enter Room.”



Connect and Collaborate Grants – Round 2 Proposals due February 1:

Congratulations to Godwin Apaliyah and Nancy Bowen who are part of two successfully funded Connect and Collaborate Round 1 proposals. Partners include: Arts Administration, Education & Policy; Knowlton School of Architecture; City and Regional Planning Program; and the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Round 2 proposals are due February 1. An information session for the Spring 2017 Connect and Collaborate Grants will be held on Tuesday, January 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the Research Commons. The session can also be viewed via Carmen Connect

CD Professional Development Support - Applications due March 1:

As you are thinking through your professional development goals for 2017, don’t limit yourself when it comes to funding. In addition to the OJCEP scholarships available, we now have a formal CD Professional Development Support Fund. A simple application is due by March 1 for the spring awards and October 1 for the fall awards. To learn more, see ‘CD Professional Development Support’ described here.

CD Small Grants:

Remember the CD Small Grant program can help to fund applied research as well as program and curricular development efforts. A short CD Small Grants Funding Proposal should be submitted to the state CD office after first discussing your idea(s) with Greg. There are no proposal submission due dates, and past grants have ranged from $1500-$4500.



Mileage Rate Change effective 1/1/2017:

Beginning on January 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016. The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. FAES Travel Forms have been updated with the new mileage rate. Be sure to use the new forms for mileage/travel during the period January 1 - December 31, 2017.

Articles/Publications of Interest:

Weekly News Digest (CFAES information blog for faculty & staff)


Ed Tech Recap (December 2016)

Research News (December 2016)

North Central Region Water Network Newsletter (December 2016)

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