CD Wire - July 31, 2017

Mission Statement:
Ohio State University Extension
Community Development
helps communities enhance
their well-being.

AD Update:

-Greg Davis, Assistant Director

Ohio Development Services Agency – Directory of Ohio-Made Products

Steve Kelly’s Research Office of the Ohio Development Services Agency recently published a directory of Ohio-made products. The 75-page report identifies companies in Ohio in alphabetical order, by county, by region and by product. The report states, “Over 355 [companies] are identified and many more are possible. To be listed, the product had to be assembled in Ohio and have a multi-state or national / international market focus. While there are hundreds of food and beverage products, the list tried to focus on products that have national name recognition.”

Some interesting information shared here about Ohio’s employers - I encourage you to give it a look and keep the URL handy.

New Factsheet Published

Kudos to authors Brian Raison and Dan Remley for their recently Ohioline-published factsheet, “Local Food Council Formation Planning Guide” (Ohioline CDFS -1573). In this peer-reviewed educational tool, they discuss and describe what a food policy council is and the purpose it serves. They also outline how interested community members might go about creating one. A draft agenda to help guide an ‘organizing meeting’ is also included.

Have a good week!



Active Bystander Training - Registration Now Open:

Active Bystander Training will be held on Tuesday, August 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at E 100 Scott Lab (201 W 19th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210). This training will provide participants with actionable tools to interrupt bias without causing defensiveness. Target audience is faculty, staff, and students. Cost is free. Register. A decision has not been made regarding streaming the sessions via Zoom.



Generation Rx Mini Grant Proposals due August 14:

Applications are now being accepted for Generation Rx Community Mini Grants for Extension-led teams and will be used to implement youth-targeted opioid education programming in K-12 schools in your home Extension area during November 2017 to March 2018. 

Awards are up to $2,500 funding per grant, and recipients will be required to attend the “Caring for our Communities” Symposium Friday, October 6, in Columbus to receive their award. Other members of project teams are encouraged to attend as well. Deadline to apply is Monday, August 14, at 11:59 p.m. Read more.

© 2017, OSU Extension Community Development, 25 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 / 614-292-6232

This page is maintained by: OSU Extension Community Development.

If you have trouble accessing this page and need to request an alternate format, contact

CFAES (College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information: