1. Time management

    You Want What/When?!

    Aug 23, 2018

    Oh no, there’s that email again reminding me that my blog is due! When will I find the time to write about what I do? Yes, I hear all of the many organized people out there thinking, “Here is a great candidate for Time Management training.” Been there-done that and actually did pick up some good pointers to help keep the many demands of life activities well organized. A few of these timely time saving tips follow:

  2. Cuyahoga River Area of Concern Advisory Committee

    Cuyahoga River Area of Concern Bi-Annual Symposium Scheduled for October 26

    Aug 16, 2018

    It’s time again for Cuyahoga River stakeholders, watershed stewards, and anyone else who is interested in the health of the Cuyahoga to get together and learn what’s happening in the Area of Concern (AOC) at the 2018 Cuyahoga River AOC Symposium! The Symposium provides a forum for sharing ideas, reviewing Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) status, showcasing successes and challenges, reviewing recent developments affecting the AOC program and strengthening linkages among state and local AOC participants.

  3. Seniors rely on their caregivers

    Elder Care: It Takes a Village

    Aug 9, 2018

    If you have an aging loved one — grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, or family friend – living in a senior nursing community or being cared for at home by a home health organization, the people performing the most menial-sounding jobs may be the most important people in their lives.

  4. Ready, Set, 360º!

    Ready, Set, 360º!

    Aug 3, 2018

    While it may be difficult to comprehend, entertainment consumes a large portion of Americans’ lives.

    In 2016, Americans were consuming entertainment media (viewing television, the Internet, mobile apps, etc.) for 10 hours and 39 minutes per day (Koblin, 2016). Therefore, the average American was consuming 306,315.3 hours of entertainment programming in their lifetime (44.3 percent of the average life expectancy calculated at 78.8 years) (Stein, 2016).

    How many hours of entertainment have you consumed today?

  5. Green Heron Tools

    The USDA and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants - Seeding Innovation

    Jul 26, 2018

    In 1982 the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development program was established by Congress to provide seed capital for research and development through 11 Government Agencies. For profit companies with less than 500 employees that are majority owned by US Citizens or permanent resident aliens are invited to submit proposals for a chance at funding for their innovative idea.

  6. The Truth about the National Debt – Part III and Final Part of a Series

    Jul 19, 2018

    This is the third and final blog in a series I have done on the topics of the federal debt/deficit and why money in modern economies has value. I covered a lot of ground in the previous two blog entries.

  7. It’s Hot Out There! Tips for Safe Swimming in Ohio’s Water Bodies

    Jul 12, 2018

    With all the recent news around swimming advisories and beach closings – it is easy to become concerned about our local water bodies where we go to swim, fish, or enjoy the view. Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and many other state and local agencies work to provide up-to-date information on our local water resources. Here’s some more information about your water quality and where to look to find information about keeping you and your family safe while also being able to take advantage of the wonderful recreational water resources Ohio has to offer.

  8. Collaborating for Impact

    Jul 9, 2018

    How do we expand employment opportunities and community leadership capacity as well as strengthen and leverage an area’s agricultural and natural resource-based economy within a three-county region? We marshal resources necessary to create three county-based Extension educator positions where the impact of the ‘full on’ Extension network and its collaborative efforts can be immediately felt.

  9. 21st Century Workforce

    "Applied" Program Development: upgrading programs and outreach through more hands-on technology and 21st century skillsets

    Jun 28, 2018

    Since the turn of the century there has been increasing attention on K-12 education systems and improving the quality of curricula and authentic learning experiences for students entering the 21st century workforce.

  10. NACDEP Conference 2018 Closing Session

    NACDEP 2018 Conference - That's a wrap!

    Jun 22, 2018

    What started out as a casual conversation among friends in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the 2014 NACDEP Conference recently culminated with over 180 Community Development professionals gathering in Cleveland for the 2018 NACDEP Conference. The carefully planned and executed agenda allowed time for participants to enjoy Cleveland, renew old friendships, make new connections, and most importantly engage in an excellent agenda for personal and professional development.