CD Wire - February 17, 2020

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

AD Update:

-David Civittolo, Interim Assistant Director

North Central Region Program Impact Reporting – Please Respond by February 28

As in previous years, we have the opportunity to contribute our 2019 Ohio data to the North Central Region Indicators Report. The due date this year is April 10.

How do you participate? Please take a few minutes to provide figures that apply to your work (in some cases, well-informed estimates are the best we can do, and that is fine). You can enter your figures into the downloadable Excel file found here, save, and send to me ( by February 28. I’ll aggregate and send the Ohio report to be included in the larger North Central CD Program report.

Spending 10 minutes or so to reflect, locate existing data/report files or estimate if needed, and to plug in numbers is probably about right. And, if you are wondering whether your participation matters, know that your efforts have helped demonstrate NIFA’s financial support for our region’s rural development center (ours would be the NCRCRD). These dollars have supported the North Central Region’s Multi-state Grants programs from which we have been awarded more than $120,000 over the past 9 years!

Having figures for each of the categories is not required for you to participate. Feel free to submit anything you have available. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Community Development Professionals Feature

Today, I hope you enjoy learning more about Godwin Apaliyah and all the great community economics work he is doing in Fayette County.  

CD Professional Development Support Program  

I want to congratulate Gwynn Stewart for receiving CD support program dollars to enhance her economic development offerings in Noble County. Gwynn will be using her grant dollars to attend the 2020 Ohio Economic Development Association Annual Summit to be held September 29 – October 1 at the Marriott Columbus University Area. These support dollars are made possible by donations to the Community Development Extension Support Fund (#308100).

Congratulations to……

Dave Dugan, Adams County educator, ANR/CD. Dave will be retiring at the end of February and we wish him the best!

Tom Blaine for updating his climate change fact sheet now available on Ohioline: Global Climate Change: Update 2020.

Gage Smith (program assistant, CD) and Marlee Stollar (student assistant, CD), who along with eight others, were named Distinguished Seniors in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL). The students were selected by the faculty and staff of the department for their excellence both in and out of the classroom.

Have a great week and remember: "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy


CD Professional FEATURE:

Getting to know Godwin Apaliyah
Extension Educator, CD
& Economic Development Director
Fayette County

Godwin Apaliyah
Located at:

133 South Main Street
Washington Court House, OH 43160

Program focus:

Business Retention and Expansion
Community Capacity Building and Development
Community Strategic Planning and Visioning
Youth Workforce Development
Youth Resilience and Employment Exploration

About Godwin:

This is my eighth year with OSU Extension - the time has gone by so fast! I began my career as an Extension educator in April 2012 in Fayette County, Ohio. With a background in rural sociology, I am interested in how community, state, and regional level programs and projects impact the quality of life of people and the quality of place as a community. 

Godwin's Work:

In my area of work, my philosophy is building community capacity to enable residents to participate fully in the design and implementation of projects, since they are the ultimate beneficiaries and caretakers. I have provided leadership training to emerging community leaders and residents to empower them with basic leadership skills and knowledge. My work focuses on using community and economic development strategies and tools to improve community economic growth and residents’ quality of life. I work in partnership with community members and residents, local and regional agencies, and the private sector.

You can reach Godwin at or 740-636-2354.



Amendments to Approved Human Subjects Research Session - February 20:

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering an advanced educational session on amendments to approved human subjects research and Buck-IRB. Participants will learn about the amendment process and receive strategies to facilitate the screening and review process. This session is February 20 in the Research Commons. Read more.

Caregiver Support Network - February 22:

Caregiver Support Network On February 22 at 1 p.m. in multiple locations, the Caregiver Support Network at Ohio State will be hosting an important discussion on caregiver burnout, telemedicine, useful gadgets, and technology.

Come to this session to learn about caregiver self-care, managing burnout, stress, mental health, connecting with resources, and more. Register. Read more.

Day of Understanding Diversity and Inclusion - February 25 & 26:

Join an open-dialogue conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion on February 25 or 26 in support of the national initiative, Day of Understanding. The 90-minute forums are planned for both days at multiple Ohio State campuses and locations. The dialogue, led by university Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leaders, will engage faculty and staff in meaningful conversations to broaden perspectives and foster commitment to action and promotion of inclusivity. Email with questions. Register via BuckeyeLearn.

GIS and Mapping at Ohio State: Is There an App for That? - February 26:

Research Commons There will be a GIS and Mapping at Ohio State session on February 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Research Commons.

ArcGIS Online offers researchers access to a wide variety of apps for carrying out key tasks during GIS and spatial analysis projects. Researchers can use this technology to create maps, as well as to analyze and work with data from those projects. Participants will identify main functions of ArcGIS Online apps, describe possible use cases for the apps in their own work, and locate training materials. This event will be livestreamed here. Please note that remote participants should not register. Register for the in-person session.

Using Fair use Copyrighted Materials in Research, Teaching and Creative Endeavors - February 27:

Join University Libraries’ Copyright Services for a hands-on workshop on fair use, an exception in the law that allows the use of copyrighted content without permission. The session is February 27 in the Research Commons. The workshop will cover the factors to consider in determining fair use and look to examples of authors and artists that have relied on fair use in the production of their creative works. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through a fair use analysis while making their own creative work using materials from the OSU Libraries’ collections. Register and read more.

Upcoming EPN Breakfast - March 17:

EPN Breakfast - March 17, 2020 On March 17, there will be an EPN Breakfast in Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 7:15 a.m. to noon titled, "Exploring the Interactions between Water, Climate, and Communication."

The EPN is teaming up with the Water Management Association of Ohio (WMAO), the Ohio Water Resources Center, and TerrAqua (a multi-disciplinary student organization at Ohio State) to host a breakfast and extended educational program focused on non-regional and regional climate change effects on water resources. This event will also focus on how to communicate about changing weather and climate to water resource managers. Read more. Register.

Register Now for Online Travel Information Sessions:

The Ohio State Travel Office will be hosting brief CarmenZoom sessions focusing on sharing system functionality and/or procedure steps in the lifecycle of business travel. These 15-minute demonstrations will be about a specific travel process and address questions from participants. Register. The dates and topics are outlined below:

  • How can I Combine Business and Personal Travel and be Compliant with Policy? - March 19 at 2 p.m. (online)
  • Understanding the Complexity of Travel - April 15 (Wednesday) 3 p.m. (online)

Ohio Agritourism Conference - March 21:

Agtourism Ohio 2020 Conference  The upcoming 2020 Agritourism Conference will be held at Flora & Field Event Venue in Mount Sterling, Ohio on March 21. More details are to come.

The utilization of agritourism has become a method for farmers, ranchers, and wineries to convert their land into a destination and to educate others on their day-to-day operations. Learn about the latest trends and issues that impact the industry and explore options for your operation, all while visiting a beautiful wedding venue destination, Flora & Field. Read more.

Foodpreneur School - March 23 & 30:

Foodprenur School The CFAES Center for Cooperatives, OSU Extension Direct Food & Agricultural Marketing Team, and Ohio Farm Bureau are teaming up to host "Foodpreneur School," an interactive experience for food entrepreneurs in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Foodpreneurs will engage with experts in branding, sales, marketing, and more to learn strategies to meet their growth goals. Participation is limited to 30 Foodpreneurs. Interested Foodpreneurs must apply here by 5 p.m. on March 4. Read more.

Upcoming NCRCRD Webinar:

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development The Impact of Volunteers on Sustainable Rural Community Development
March 25 at 2 p.m.
Presented by: SoJung Lee and Linda Niehm (Iowa State University), MiRan Kim (Michigan State University), and Jichul Jang (Kansas State University)

National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning - May 4 and 5:

OSU Office of diversity and Inclusion The 26th Annual National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning (NCDRL) will be held on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at The Ohio State University.

NCDRL is one of the university's most comprehensive conferences that focuses on issues of diversity, cultural inclusion, and acceptance. This conference aims to strengthen and make new strides toward the goal of meaningful change. Read more. Register.

Apply for Leadership Ohio - Sessions run April through November:

Leadership Ohio 2020 The Leadership Ohio experience is comprised of eight, one and a half day immersive leadership inquiries. April through November, you will transverse the state—engaging with some of the most influential business, community, and elected officials in the state.

Regional experiences are in-depth and often unexpected interactions and explorations of critical questions, challenges and opportunities facing Ohio and its people. Leadership Ohio uniquely blends experiences and dialogue with influential leaders, dreamers, and movers and shakers with an eye toward challenging the status quo. Email for a link to the new application. Read more

Sessions for 2020 will take place on Fridays (full day) and Saturdays (half day) with one exception noted below.

  • April 24-25 - Marysville
  • May 14-15 (Thursday - Friday) - Columbus
  • June 19-20 - Marietta July 17-18 - Cincinnati
  • August 14-15 - Dayton
  • September 18-19 - Lima
  • October 16-17 - Athens
  • November 13-14 - Cleveland/Graduation

Workday - When Will I Get Training?

Workday - When Will I Get Training?

Prior to the formal launch of the Workday system around July 1, the university will offer extensive training in various methods, including on-demand videos. Training will be tailored to specific roles, so you will get training based on whether you are a supervisor, financial approver, asset manager, grants manager, travel requestor, etc. All OSU employees will get at least basic training. Many of the trainings will be available online or as a remote session for staff not based in Columbus. Anticipate April and May being the primary months for training.

Urban Universities + Thriving Communities Summit Recording:

Think Beyond Summit Digital access is now available to the inspiring talks, panel discussions, twitter feeds, and more that took place at Ohio State’s Urban Universities + Thriving Communities Summit on January 28. View here.



Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference - Proposals due March 13:

Engagement Scholarship Consortium 2020 The 2020 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference will be held September 13-14 in Philadelphia.

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) seeks proposals for its 2020 conference, “Envisioning Engaged Scholarship.” Proposals are due March 13. This year, special emphasis will be placed on proposals that look to the future of engaged scholarship and community engagement. Ohio State is a founding member of ESC. Read more.

Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation - Due April 24:

Funding Opportunity for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy released the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation.

HRSA plans to award approximately 89 grants to rural communities as part of this funding opportunity. Successful RCORP-Implementation award recipients will receive $1 million for a three-year period of performance to enhance and expand substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), service delivery in high-risk rural communities. Award recipients will implement a set of core SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery activities that align with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis. Applications must be submitted by April 24. Read more.



Coronaviruses Webinar - February 20:

Dr. Linda Saif, known nationally and internationally for her work on interspecies transmission of coronaviruses and other comparative aspects of enteric and respiratory viral infections, will present “Coronaviruses: Global threats to humans and animals.” The talk on February 20 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. is part of Ohio State's Global One Health initiative (GOHi) monthly webinar. Read more.

Waterman Information Sessions - February 25:

Waterman Farm Curious about the changes taking place at the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory (Waterman)? 

Come out (free parking) to one of the two remaining info sessions in February. Read more.

  • Tuesday, February 25, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, February 25, 1 to 3 p.m.

Fill out this scheduling poll to sign-up for a session (maximum of 40 per day).

Faculty Judge Recruitment for Denman:

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Office are currently recruiting faculty judges for the 25th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. There are three judging sessions to select from and consider based on availability. If interested, fill out this form.

New Federal Requirement for Researchers with Federal Grants:

The Bayh–Dole Act is federal legislation specifying how intellectual property arising from federally funded research is handled. Revisions to Bayh-Dole now require that faculty, staff and students who work on federal grants sign an agreement stating that intellectual property coming out of federally sponsored research is assigned to Ohio State. Nothing has changed in how Ohio State conducts research or handles ownership of intellectual property protection. New regulations simply require a signed statement from researchers, where previously this was implied from federal regulations and Ohio State’s IP policy. Read more.

Articles/Publications of Interest:

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


CFAES Research News (February 2020)

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