CD Wire - November 2, 2021

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helps communities enhance their well-being
and create social, economic, and environmental conditions
in which they can thrive.

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AD Update:

-David Civittolo, Interim Assistant Director

Come join the Ohio Clean Marinas Team!

Sarah Orlando and the Ohio Clean Marinas Team will be conducting either virtual or in-person site visits at Ohio State Park Marinas in October – December 2021. Feel free to reach out ( if you would like to join them on one of the site visits and learn about environmental best practices on working waterfront sites, and often opportunities for local business and/or community partnerships. These will be outdoors, so plan for some cold weather field work :)

State Park Marina Counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Butler, Clark, Clinton, Columbiana, Delaware, Geauga, Guernsey, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Logan, Meigs, Miami, Muskingum, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Vinton, Warren.

IMPLAN Reports

The CD IMPLAN Team recently completed and shared the Economic Overview Reports for all 24 Extension Areas. IMPLAN is an economic input-output tool licensed by the CD unit that offers unique data sets for counties and regions in Ohio. The reports can be found here.  

A goal of this project is to share with Area Leaders the type of work a CD educator can do for their Area as well as provide them timely economic data that can be shared with local officials.

If you are interested in learning more or would like to join the IMPLAN Team, please send me a note.

Building an Entrepreneur Friendly Community (BEFC) Team Update 

The BEFC Team will be piloting their curriculum modules in Vinton County beginning this month. The team will be available to offer the curriculum to any county beginning in 2022. If you want to learn more about this, please reach out to Myra Moss (

Have a great day and remember: "Pressure is a privilege. It means things are expected of you." -Billy Jean King



ACEL to Extension Workshop Series:

ACEL to Extension

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) is offering a workshop series geared specifically to OSU Extension personnel.

The ACEL to Extension series began September 30 and runs through May 5, 2022. All sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and last approximately 60 minutes. This information is also available at

Please note, each session requires separate registration:

  1. November 18, 2021 - "Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results" Discussion - Brian Raison
  2. January 20, 2022 - Dealing with Difficult People - Jeff King
  3. February 10, 2022 - How the Brain Learns - Shannon Washburn
  4. March 24, 2022 - Learner Engagement - Caryn Filson
  5. April 14, 2022 - Data Visualization - Annie Specht
  6. May 5, 2022 - Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Time - Scott Scheer

If you have questions or need additional information, contact either co-project manager, Jared Morrison ( or Beth Flynn (

15th Annual Stinner Summit - November 18:

15th Annual Stinner Summit 2021

The 15th Annual Stinner Summit will be held Thursday, November 18, from 1-7 p.m. at the OSU Wooster Campus Science Building. 

You can attend the Summit either in-person or virtually. Please consider joining to brainstorm ways to improve the health of Ohio’s land and people with support from the Ben Stinner Endowment for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities. As OSU’s Agroecosystems Management Program enters a time of transition, the Summit will begin with a retrospective of impacts of past Stinner Summits, and will culminate in a celebratory dinner, featuring local ingredients and catered by Local Roots Café. OSU COVID-19 protocols will be followed, which includes wearing face masks in buildings.

Register early for an accurate head count. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by Monday, November 8 (register here). Visit the AMP website for more information on past Stinner Summits.

Upcoming NCRCRD Webinar - December 9:

NCRCRD Webinar 12-09-2021

All of US Research Program: The Future of Health Starts With YOU

November 9 from 3 to 4 p.m.

As the All of Us population grows, we believe our diverse dataset will open doors for research into genetics for both common health conditions and rare diseases. Join us to learn more about how to be a part of health research that gives back to you.


  • Mae Sandberg, Outreach and Engagement Manager, All of Us

Registration is free and open. You must register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

Click here to view all upcoming NCRCRD webinars as well as those previously recorded.

Email Challenge to Clean Up Your Inbox:

Do I need to keep this email? Can I delete it without a Certificate of Records Destruction approval? Can I access the information in the email elsewhere?

University Records Management has developed a six-part series of email challenges to answer these questions and more. The challenges can be completed by individuals or departments that want to reduce email storage space and learn point-forward strategies. Employees will learn how to identify transient and non-record emails to de-clutter their inbox. Read more.

Earth is Our Home Climate Change Series Update:

Earth is Our Home Climate Change Video Series

Tom Blaine, Associate Professor, OSU Extension, CD, has been hosting a series on climate change titled Earth is Our Home, which is a production of OSU South Centers and co-hosted by Patrick Dengel. 

The purpose of this series is to give the viewer basic competence in discussing the factors that cause global temperatures to change, and how climate changes as a consequence. Please share this information with your clientele and peers via your networks and social media.

Two more short videos have been added to the collection on Earth is Our Home. These videos run an average of three minutes and have been designed as public service announcements for television stations. 

 The entire series, including all short videos, is based here.



NACDEP 2022 Conference Update:

NACDEP 2022 Conference

Save the dates of June 5-9, 2022, for the in-person NACDEP conference, the premiere professional development and networking opportunity of the year!

The conference will be held in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, at a fun art-based hotel with many beautiful displays and fascinating stories right on site, as well as many awesome options for workshops. Check out the event website here.
Check out this video about Indy.

Conference Proposals Now Being Accepted:

Please consider submitting a proposal for a presentation, workshop, or poster. Selected proposals are peer-reviewed by other NACDEP members, ensuring they are of high quality.

Things to note about submitting this year:

  • New! There is a FIRM deadline for submissions: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The board and conference committee have agreed to hold fast to this deadline and not offer any extension. This will allow us to stay on schedule for timely reviews, acceptance, session planning, and registration. All proposals must be submitted and complete by January 19. Be sure to block off ample time between now and then to prepare your proposal submission(s).
  • In order to meet the January 19 deadline, we are allowing some additional time for submission on the front end, beginning November 1, 2021. We will send periodic reminders and notifications of the number of proposals received to date in the weeks preceding the deadline.
  • We are using Oxford Abstracts again this year to manage submissions and reviews. Submissions can be entered here.
    • You will need to create a login with Oxford Abstracts, if you do not have one yet. (Note: If you choose to login with Google or LinkedIn, any notifications about your submissions will go the email address affiliated with those accounts.) We recommend you login with your institutional email address so your submission will match your NACDEP conference registration and membership email.
    • You may save partial submissions and edit complete or incomplete proposals up until the deadline.
    • Please be sure to add all authors that you would like to be included in the program since there will be no later date to do that.
    • Format Options:
      • 25-minute presentation (20-minute presentation; 5-minute Q&A)
      • 75-minute learning workshop
      • 3-hour pre-conference workshop (Sunday, June 5, 1:00-4:00)
      • 3-hour post-conference workshop (Weds, June 8, 1:00-4:00)
      • Poster
      • Virtual presentation (25 to 75-minutes) to be presented during online NACDEP series, Fall 2022-Spring 2023*
  • *While we are committed to a full, in-person conference on June 5-8, 2022, we realize that some members may still be unable to travel due to health, university policy, or other restrictions. In order to accommodate prospective presenters who cannot participate in the conference but would like to submit their work for peer review, we are offering a limited number of Virtual Presentation opportunities to take place in a separate virtual professional development series to be held between September 2022 and April 2023. Submissions for virtual presentations are due on January 19, 2022, following the same submission process as conference proposals.
  • Increase your chances of success! Check out the video on submitting a successful proposal.
  • More info about the conference can be found on our website.

Serve as a reviewer! Whether or not you submit a proposal this year, please consider serving as a peer reviewer. The window to review proposals is January 20-February 1, 2022. Each reviewer will be assigned up to five proposals. If you are not submitting a proposal but are willing to review, send your name and area(s) of expertise to Kris Parker at You will be added to the list.

Please contact Kris with any questions regarding submissions or reviews.



Open Enrollment - November 1-15:

Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits runs November 1 through November 15. Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to assess your benefits and make sure they will continue to meet your needs for the coming year. Visit for information on Open Enrollment webinars and recorded presentations. Read more.

Temporary Faculty & Staff Workspaces on Campus:

With many CFAES colleagues engaging in Flexible Work Agreements, the CFAES Operations team has identified and transitioned the following spaces on the Columbus Campus into temporary office hoteling:

  • Agricultural Administration – Room 004
  • Agricultural Administration – Room 102E
  • Kottman Hall – Room 200
  • Kottman Hall – Room 268

Remote or hybrid employees in need of a temporary workspace on the Columbus Campus can now visit the link below to make a reservation. There are a variety of workspace options to choose from when making your reservation including open tables, cubes, private offices with docking stations and monitors, and a team meeting room. More information on the spaces and a self-serve reservation system are available here

Please note that employees will need to bring their own devices to work, and that these spaces are available by reservation only on a first-come, first-served basis. The hoteling spaces will remain unlocked and unmonitored at all times, so be sure to take valuables with you when you leave. Questions? Please contact Lisa Corbin ( or 614-247-6010).

Tax Schools and Ag Tax Webinar to be Held in November and December:

The OSU Extension income tax schools have an upcoming two-day workshop series running through November and December. “The annual series is designed to help tax preparers learn about federal tax law changes and updates for this year, as well as learn more about issues they may encounter when filing individual and small-business 2021 tax returns,” said Barry Ward, director of the Ohio State income tax school program. This year, the webinar will be offered both in-person and online throughout four afternoons. In addition to the tax schools, the program is offering a separate, two-hour ethics webinar that will be broadcast Wednesday, December 15, at 1 p.m. For the class schedule and to register, visit

In addition, a webinar on ag tax issues will be held Monday, December 13, focusing on key topics and new legislation related specifically to income tax returns. Visit to register.

Contact Barry Ward ( or 614-688-3959) or Julie Strawser ( or 614-292-2433) for more information.

Zoom’s Update Policy to Begin Next Year:

As previously shared via email, beginning November 1, you would be prompted to update your Zoom app when joining a meeting if the app was more than nine months old. While it is still important to keep your Zoom app up to date, this policy change will take effect at a later date. Based on customer feedback and the upcoming holiday season, Zoom has decided to delay this change until 2022. Learn more

Articles/Publications of Interest:

Ohio Sea Grant eNewsletter (October 2021)

The Drop (NCRWN e-newsletter October 2021)


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