CD Weekly Wire - September 4, 2012

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Conference Presentation Opportunity in Ohio – December 5

Looking for an opportunity to share a specific skill, promote a particular program, or discuss a topic of interest to Extension colleagues in Ohio? The OSU Extension 2012 Annual Conference “Embracing the Past-Building the Future” to be held at the Ohio Union on December 5 is the ideal venue. I strongly encourage you to consider submitting your best ideas for peer review. Think about marketing a signature program, sharing recent program evaluation or applied research findings, or discussing an effective new tool, for example. Use the handy online submission site by 5:00 pm September 10 to ensure your consideration for scholarly publication in any of the following formats: half-session, full-session, or poster. Half-sessions are 35 minutes. The full-session format affords you 75 minutes. The Poster Session will involve graphic displays of research or program development and/or program evaluation on a table (six feet in length). For additional details and the submission requirements, please go to If you need help with ideas or want help in refining your proposal, ask a colleague (or me soon!).



Farm to School Session to be presented at Farm Science Review:

A growing interest in locally raised and produced foods, along with new school meal requirements, could present great opportunities for Ohio farmers. According to Julie Fox, OSU Extension Farm to School program director, local farmers can take advantage of this trend by knowing what products schools buy; finding out how products are packaged, priced and distributed; learning how schools operate; developing relationships with school decision makers; and putting together a plan that fits with their business goals. Fox and OSU Extension Farm to School program coordinator Mary Griffith will present a session titled “Selling Farm Products to Schools” on September 18 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Small Farm Center during the Farm Science Review near London, Ohio. The session will be geared toward anyone interested in helping make the farm to school connection. For more information, visit

"Economic Recovery in Disaster-Impacted Communities" Webinar Series continues September 19:

The International Economic Development Council continues its series of six free webinars entitled Economic Recovery in Disaster-Impacted Communities. Based on real pre-disaster planning and post-disaster experience, each seminar will equip you to plan and sustain your community's economic recovery in the wake of disaster. The third seminar, entitled Financing Small Businesses to Spur Post-Disaster Recovery, will be held Wednesday, September 19, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and will guide economic developers through a wide variety of small business funding sources, the types of funding that may be required at different stages of economic recovery, and address the possible value of technical assistance services. To view a complete list of seminars and to register, visit



Critical Difference Professional Development Grant Applications due September 27:

Professional Development and Women of Color Advancement Grants are available for women faculty and staff continuously employed by Ohio State for at least one year, and students (graduate/professional students with a 3.0 GPA and undergraduates with a 2.5 GPA). Grants can be used for professional development activities, research, etc. Significant financial need is a key consideration. Applications are due Thursday, September 27, and are available at

ESP Special Chapter Award Nominations due October 1:

The ESP Scholarships, Grants, & Recognition Committee is currently seeking nominations for Special Chapter Awards, including recognition such as DSA, Administrative Leadership, Diversity, Mid- and Early Career, International Service, Continued Excellence, Visionary Leadership, and the National DSA Ruby (ESP’s highest honor). Nominees for these categories must be ESP members, but you do not have to be an ESP member to make the nomination. Also included in this category is recognition for Retiree Service (still an ESP member), Support Service, and Friend of Extension (these last two do not have to be ESP members). Ohio winners will be recognized at Annual Conference, and applications will be submitted for regional/national competition. Click here to view the nomination form. Please submit all nominations by October 1. If you are unsure of someone’s membership status or have any other questions, contact Jessica Rockey (

NCR-SARE 2013 Youth Educator Grant Program - Call for Proposals due November 15:

The 2013 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Youth Educator Grant call for proposals is now available. This grant program provides up to $2000 for youth education projects dealing with sustainable agriculture, including local foods. Interested applicants can find the call for proposals as well as useful information for completing a proposal at You can direct questions to Ohio SARE Coordinators Mike Hogan ( and Alan Sundermeier (



New Issue of Communiqué Available Online:

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

  • OSUE Strategic Plan Review Process
  • Ten Inclusionist Behaviors in Leadership
  • Extension Annual Conference RFPs due September 10
  • 2012 National Outreach Scholarship Conference October 1 - 3

Household Behavior in Rural Food Deserts Study Available:

A new study of household behavior in rural food deserts is now available to be shared with any group that has an interest in this emerging topic. The slide show presentation includes results concerning how households acquire fresh fruits and vegetables in a rural food desert, along with barriers, opportunities, and suggestions for research and outreach. Click here for more information.

Back-To-School 2012 Buck-IRB Newsletter:

The Back-To-School 2012 edition of the Buck-IRB (Institutional Review Board) Newsletter is now available at The newsletter features information on the transition to the electronic submission of IRB documents; new and updated Human Research Protection Program policies; the recent access change to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative modules; as well as upcoming ORRP office hours, help sessions, and workshops. Contact Tani Prestage ( if you have questions.


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