CD Weekly Wire - May 21, 2012

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May 21, 2012

AD Update:

Greetings from the 2012 NACDEP Conference in Park City, Utah!
Approximately 63% of the NACDEP membership is in attendance this year for our eighth annual association conference. The conference opened Sunday evening with a welcome reception and poster session, followed by presentations from Utah State University’s Extension Director Noelle Cockett and President Stan Albrecht. The program schedule promises a variety of sharing, learning, and networking opportunities for attendees over the next three days. I am especially pleased to report that our CD unit is responsible for 18% of the 63 peer reviewed conference presentations. Unit members account for two of the 15 conference posters and one of the 12 conference workshops. All told, there are CD unit members presenting in each of the five concurrent conference sessions. Regional meetings will be held later this afternoon where regional award winners will be recognized. National award winners will be recognized at a banquet later this evening. Look for more info on the conference next week. It is an exciting time to be part of Extension CD!

Dave Kelch to Retire after 32 Years of Service - Reception June 5
Dave Kelch, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant, is retiring on May 31. A reception will be held in his honor on Tuesday, June 5, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Black River Landings (421 Black River Lane, Lorain, OH - brick building between the bridge and 8th Street). Refreshments will be served, and there will be time to present gifts to Dave and offer some reflections on his career. Please RSVP by May 28 to John Tripp ( If you are unable to attend the reception but would like to send Dave a note, you can reach him at or OSU Extension - Lorain County, 42110 Russia Road, Elyria, OH 44035. To read more about Dave's career, visit



Shale Energy Environment and Health Issues Workshop - May 24:

The Subsurface Energy Resource Center is hosting a workshop on Thursday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 140 Pfahl Hall, to bring together researchers, policy-makers, and stakeholders in a collaborative environment to share current environmental and health information related to shale energy development in Ohio. This workshop will identify knowledge gaps and research needs surrounding possible environmental and health issues. Registration is required. For complete information, including the agenda and registration, visit

Short Course on Applications of Sanitizers for Fresh Produce Safety - June 12:

The Short Course on Applications of Sanitizers for Fresh Produce Safety will be held on Tuesday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 219 Agricultural Engineering Building, 590 Woody Hayes Drive. Outbreaks and foodborne illnesses still continue, and sanitizer applications have new developments. Learn the principles, applications, and economics of various sanitizers and the proposed rule by the FDA for produce safety regulation. Click here to view the agenda and registration details.



Statistical Analysis Projects Future Temperatures in North America:

For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America.
They performed advanced statistical analysis on two different North American regional climate models and were able to estimate projections of temperature changes for the years 2041 to 2070, as well as the certainty of those projections. To view the complete article, visit OSU News Research at

Mileage Logs on eRequests:

The Extension business office prefers that you submit one mileage log per month. If you need to charge mileage to more than one Org or Fund, put the chartfield information for each in the box at the top of the mileage log. You will also need to put multiple chartfields in the box at the bottom of the eRequest. Click the "Split Chartfield by Amount" button at the top of the box and the plus sign at the end of the row to allocate to the different chartfields. Note: Only the Org listed in the funding source will receive the workflow for the transaction to be approved. If you are charging more than one Org, you will need to email a copy of your mileage log to any additional Org unit directors so they know to expect those charges on eReports. Please let Sandy ( know if you have any questions about using eRequests to submit mileage or reimbursement requests.


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