CD Weekly Wire - August 6, 2012

CD Branding Strip 17.2.jpg

AD Update:

Communicating Efforts with External Partners and Stakeholders

Last week we asked that you begin thinking about your stakeholders; specifically those folks that you feel would appreciate being a subscriber of our ‘external’ newsletter. If you have forwarded email addresses and other pertinent contact info of these folks to Sandy, thank you very much. If you have yet to share that info, please do so soon. Sandy will be compiling and laying out the next installment of our CD Quarterly News to post on October 1. (And yes, you are correct…we haven’t kept up with the schedule very well.)

The October issue will specifically highlight the CD Field Specialists and the BR&E Signature Program. Future highlighted topics and post dates planned include:

  • January 1 - CD Award Winners and Energize Ohio Signature Program
  • April 1 - Annual Program Highlights and the Local Food Signature Program
  • July 1 - Strategic Planning & Leadership programming

Teams and team leaders of these programs should coordinate their efforts to outline the feature content such as program overview, background/history, impact vignettes, collaborative opportunities, implications for the future, etc. In addition to the feature topics, we’ll also hope to include other program highlights, upcoming events, and relevant pictures, too. Please be thinking of what you’d like to submit (think 3-5 short paragraphs) and work with Sandy to get your materials turned in over the next few weeks (by August 24 if possible) for the October issue.



Online Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education Program Begins Autumn Semester:

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) has announced the launch of its Online Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education program. This would be a great opportunity to access graduate education to advance your personal and professional goals while taking advantage of the employee tuition assistance program at OSU. Visit to find details on the program, application process, and other frequently asked questions. Because the first courses begin Autumn Semester, ACEL would like to talk with potential students who are interested in applying or might be interested in taking courses in a non-degree status initially. Enrolling as non-degree status will allow you to experience a few courses while moving through the application process. To signal your interest in learning more about the Online MS program or provide contact information for others who might be interested, please respond to Graham Cochran ( or 614-688-4246).

USDA Deputy Secretary to Speak at Local Foods Workshop August 9:

A Local Foods Workshop, Ohio Grown: Local Food Creating Local Opportunities, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, at the OSU Fawcett Center. USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan is the Keynote Speaker. OSU Extension is co-sponsoring the event. Click here to view event details and a tentative agenda.

Local Foods Network Teleconference - August 16:

The next OSU Extension Local Foods Network teleconference will be held on Thursday, August 16. On the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m., the OSU Extension Local Foods Network conducts a networking teleconference for any OSU Extension faculty/staff member with an interest in local foods topics. Extension employees discuss programming and in-service needs, jointly identify and/or plan educational programs, and become more knowledgeable about various issues related to local foods. Send an email message to Mike Hogan at to be added to the mailing list to receive monthly instructions for logging on to these teleconferences.

Upcoming eXtension Summer Web Sessions:

Visit eXtension Learn ( to view the many upcoming webinar sessions available throughout the summer. Please note that times at this link are given in UTC, which is four hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. The times listed below have been adjusted for our time zone. Topics include:

  • Assessing the Reliability of Online Information - August 21 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • Assessing the Reliability of Online Information - August 22 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • Bioenergy Fridays Series - August 31 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference - August 23-24:

Registration is now open for OSU Extension's 2012 Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference to be held August 23-24 at Harbor Point 4-H Camp on Grand Lake St. Marys. Participants will visit several local Best Management Practices and ongoing watershed research projects. Classroom sessions will be held at nearby Wright State Lake Campus. Click here to view the agenda. To register with payment by check, click here. If you wish to use a credit card, that option is available at (under 'Events' click on OWLS Conference and follow the directions).
For more information contact Jerry Iles, Chair of the 2012 Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference at 740-250-3929 (c), 740-385-3222 (Hocking County Extension Office), or 740-592-4800 - Athens County Extension Office).

Tri-State Food Safety Initiative's 1st Food Safety Midwest Workshop - September 13 in Fort Wayne:

Research and Extension administrative teams from Michigan State University, Purdue University, and The Ohio State University partnered last year and offered an RFP to fund interdisciplinary projects and integrated the missions of research and outreach. One of the projects funded was the “Tri-State Food Safety Initiative.” As the project title suggests, Michigan State, Purdue, and Ohio State have assembled a team across the three states with a focus on developing research and outreach programs related to food safety. The first annual Food Safety Midwest Workshop will be held on September 13 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There are nationally recognized speakers from the region, and the keynote speaker is the national program leader in food safety from USDA-ARS.

As part of the grant, each of the three universities is offering complimentary registrations for the first 25 faculty, staff, and/or students (from each university) who register. To register, visit Once you are in the website, you will need to create an account for yourself, and then you can enroll. If you are one of the first 25 attendees from each university, select that option for a “free registration.” If you have any questions, contact Richard Linton (

Boom & Bust Symposium - The Impact of Energy Extraction on Local Communities to be held November 12 & 13:

Save the date for the Boom & Bust Symposium: The Impact of Energy Extraction on Local Communities to be held November 12 and 13 at the Duquesne University Power Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Registration will begin September 17. For more information, visit



Local Foods Week (August 11-19) Going Statewide Next Year:

The fourth annual Local Foods Week is scheduled for August 11-19 in Columbus and Central Ohio. To view the many different events scheduled in and around Columbus, visit

The OSU Extension Local Foods Signature Program is cooperating with Local Matters on the event and has agreed to collaborate on this project for next year by providing educational programs on various local foods topics and taking the project statewide. Please be thinking about which types of local foods educational programs might be appropriate in your county. Contact Mike Hogan ( with your questions.

Extension Annual Conference RFPs due by September 10:

You are invited to attend and participate in OSU Extension's 2012 Annual Conference on Wednesday, December 5. This year’s theme is “Embracing the Past. Building the Future.” Proposals are due by September 10 and may be submitted to present in half-session, full-session, or poster format. Click here to view the summary for an overview and submission instructions.



New Issue of Communiqué Available Online:

A new issue of the Communiqué is now posted at: Topics in this issue include:

  • 10 Inclusionist Behaviors in Leadership
  • OSUE HR Initiates Onboarding Project to Assist New Employees
  • Purchasing Applications for Tablet Devices – Policy Update
  • Food Safety Hotline
  • Congratulations to 2012 OSU Cares Seed Grant Recipients

Electronic Submission of IRB Documents Now Available:

Beginning July 30, 2012, all Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents can be submitted electronically using a new web site – IRB Submit. IRB Submit is an intermediate step as we continue to develop a fully-electronic protocol submission system for human subjects research. Using IRB Submit, you will be able to upload all of your IRB documents (initial review, amendments, continuing reviews, event reports, final study reports, exempt research applications) for review by the Biomedical Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, or Cancer IRBs, as well as submissions requiring WIRB pre-review. Documents can be uploaded in any file format (DOC, PDF, JPEG, etc.). Paper submissions (and duplicate copies) will no longer be required as of July 30. Submission forms and signature requirements remain the same. Visit the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) web site for IRB Submit access ( and instructions ( Visit the Protocol Lookup site ( to check your CITI and COI status, and for a listing of protocols for which you are associated. For more information, contact Susan Ebert at (614) 292-0184 or

Estimate: A New Amish Community Founded Every 3.5 Weeks in the U.S.:

According to an OSU Extension news release dated July 30, a new census of the Amish population in the United States estimates that a new Amish community is founded, on average, about every 3.5 weeks, and shows that more than 60 percent of all existing Amish settlements have been founded since 1990. If the growth of the Amish population continues at its current rate, Ohio State researchers predict that the census could exceed 1 million Amish and 1,000 settlements shortly after 2050. These numbers will bring economic, cultural, social, and religious change to the rural areas that attract Amish settlement. To read the full article, visit


OSU Extension CD Mission Statement:

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


© 2012, 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

Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership.

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please contact Ohio State University Extension using your preferred communication (e-mail, relay services, or video relay services). Phone 1-800-750-0750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Inform the operator to dial 614-292-6181.