It is time to start thinking about what volunteer projects you would like to participate in this year! The College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) recently named three discovery themes (Ok, they were announced in 2016 but are just now impacting us) that are the focus on the college, and OSU Extension named six impact areas to match. Master Gardener Volunteers fall under CFAES as part of OSU Extension.
These impact areas can be helpful when deciding what projects to participate in and whether a project qualifies. When you log into VMS to track your hours you will notice that the project categories have changed to reflect this. All projects must fall into one of these six categories.
The six areas are:
Health and Wellness
Job Skills and Careers
Thriving Across the Life Span
Sustainable Food Systems
Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities
To learn more about the OSU Extension impact areas follow this link.