Vol. 4, Issue 3, Feb. 15, 2017


Personnel Updates

  • Henry County ANR state screenings were on February 1 with county screenings scheduled for February 20.
  • Williams Co. is going to hire an additional ANR Educator to work with Flo Chirra.  That position will be posted soon.
  • Barb Brahm, Interim RD for the SE Region has announced her retirement effective May 31 of 2017.  The search process for this position is just beginning with Tom Archer as the search committee chair.
  • The search for a new Dean/Vice President of Agricultural Operations is continuing.  Two candidates have been brought to campus to date.

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Building Ohio State

Building Ohio State tells the story of the unique connections and history shared between The Ohio State University and Ohio’s forests. From its beginnings as a land-grant institution to the renovation of the Thompson Library, the University has been instrumental in promoting forest research and education and demonstrating sound management of Ohio’s forests.

The exhibition examines the past, present, and future of Ohio’s timber resources. From near-complete removal at the beginning of the 20th century, Ohio’s forests made a comeback thanks to The Ohio State University’s many contributions to forestry research, acquisitions of forest land, and its sustainable management. Building Ohio State celebrates the 10th anniversary of the renovation of the Thompson Library with white oak (Quercus alba) harvested from Ohio’s Zaleski State Forest. The exhibition highlights sustainable forest management and its continuing role in education, sustainability, and economic development in the state of Ohio.

This project is organized by The Ohio State University Libraries and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in collaboration with the Ohio Society of American Foresters, the Ohio Forestry Association, the Ohio Tree Farm Committee, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.

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FACT Training Notice from ODA via Mimi Rose, PSEP Coordinator

The ODA want us to let our producers know that no one needs to recertify their FACT certificate this year.   Surprisingly large numbers of farmers who were certified before this year are showing up at meetings this winter. If there is anything you can do to get the word out, please help. You may want to inform people at check in, or even make a sign to this effect. These eager beavers probably contributed to problems we’ve had at some meetings with running out of FACT manuals.

If you need more FACT or PAT manuals let us know and we can help you locate some.  Also, we are reprinting both with expected delivery 2/16.

ODA wants pesticide and fertilizer re-certifications to occur in the same year. This will simplify things for our farmers, OSUE, and ODA. The table below is a guide to when farmers will need to recertify their FACT certificates.

Year Pesticide License is Renewed Year FACT Certified Need to recertify Pesticide before expiration in Need to re-certify FACT before expiration in
   
2015 2015 2018 2018
2015 2016 2018 2018
2015 2017 2018 2018
2016 2015 2019 2019
2016 2016 2019 2019
2016 2017 2019 2019
2017 2015 2020 2020
2017 2016 2020 2020
2017 2017 2020 2020

Fall 2014 certificates will be treated like 2015 certificates

Nobody with an Ohio fertilizer certification will need to re-certify prior to 2018.  You may have a fertilizer certification that shows an expiration date prior to 2018, but the ODA will automatically re-issue the certificate when they receive your next license renewal.

For example, if your pesticide license expires in 2017, and you earned your fertilizer certificate in 2016, you will automatically be reissued a fertilizer certificate that has an expiration date the same as your pesticide license when the ODA receives your pesticide license renewal.  Both will expire in 2020.

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Viptera/Syngenta lawsuit information from Peggy Hall

There are two different types of lawsuits involved in the Syngenta litigation.  The notices that have been circulating of late probably relate to the class action lawsuit, as the mass tort lawsuit required farmers to join the suit by mid-December of last year.

Regarding the class action lawsuit, the class certification made by the judge last year automatically made all farmers a member of the nationwide class and also made Ohio farmers members of the Ohio class, which means that they automatically will be able to try to receive a share of the settlement, if there is one.  Farmers are now receiving notices from the attorneys involved in the class action suit, who are legally required to notify all class members of their right to “opt out” of the lawsuit.  A farmer might choose to opt out for two primary reasons:  if he/she wants to file a separate, individual lawsuit against Syngenta or if the farmer doesn’t want to be part of the lawsuit at all.

As for advice on what farmers should do, it’s a much easier decision at this point in time.  The mass tort action is no longer an option and the class action suit is automatic.  Farmers can wait and see what happens with the class action lawsuit, without the need to do anything right now.  If there is an award or settlement, the attorneys must send information out to all members of the class that explains how to make a claim for a share of the amount.  At that time, farmers will have to produce documentation of some sort (I’m not sure what that will be) to receive a share of the settlement.

If a farmer does not want to claim any of the potential settlement or thinks he/she could do better independent of the class action suit, the farmer should complete the paperwork to opt out of the class.

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CFAES IT Service Desk Changes

http://u.osu.edu/cfaesadmin/2017/02/06/cfaes-it-service-desk-changes<
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Swine Health Symposium

The Ohio Swine Health Symposium is scheduled for March 15, 2017 at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Here is a link to the program agenda and registration: http://origin.ohiopork.org/media/Content/2017-swine-health-symposium.pdf <

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NC ANR Academy Survey

The North Central Region Cropping Systems Academy pest management and scouting group is looking for input to focus their efforts to develop educational resources. They would like for you to take a few minutes to answer the following questions about tools you currently use or need for scouting and educational programs about scouting. This survey consists of 12 questions and should take less than 20 minutes to complete.

Here is the link to complete the survey:  https://iastate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bad9ZaLwyTpFfTf
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Team and Program Updates

Veterinary Medicine

  • The Poultry Medicine Workshops offered by Dr. El-Gazzar were designed to provide practicing veterinarians with the knowledge and skills to help increase their ability and desire to accept poultry clients.  With the increasing number of backyard flocks, people are looking for veterinarians who will provide veterinary care for their birds.  This can be as either a visit to a clinic as is typical with small animal practices, or as a site visit as is much more common with large animal or food animal practice.  The aim of this Extension program is to reach veterinarians across the state while targeting a meeting site near the cities of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati.  The sessions were held on the OARDC campus in Wooster, ODA Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Reynoldsburg, and Brown Mackie College in Cincinnati.  There were approximately 80 people who participated over the three days including registrants and facilitators.

As a direct result of this programming, Dr. El-Gazzar has created a database of about 45 veterinary practices across the state that can be used for referrals for poultry cases.  The plan is to continue these workshops to educate more people, and increase the database of veterinary practices across the state that will provide service and care for individual birds and non-commercial flocks.

  • Dr. Schuenemann has spent the past six months on sabbatical in Berlin, Germany.  While in Europe, he has continued to serve Veterinary Extension clientele remotely using various technologies.  He will return to the office on June 1st.
  • Module 9 of the Ohio Dairy Health and Management Certificate Program was just completed.  There will be two more modules remaining to complete this third cohort group that has participated over the past three years. Module 10 in May will deal with disease diagnostics, parasite control, and vaccination programs.  Module 11 will deal with welfare risk assessments and avoiding drug residues.
  • Dr. Schuenemann is working on upcoming webinars (facility design and cow comfort “How to speak cow? Tools to assess cow comfort) as well as a new peer-review system for farm health and management protocols.  This double-blinded peer-review process available through Veterinary Extension will provide a mechanism for veterinarians and professionals to submit their protocols electronically for review. The long term-goal of this initiative is to provide new resources to enhance transparency of management practices at the herd level. Also, let us know if you would like to host hands-on workshops regarding: calving and colostrum management, health protocols and antimicrobial use, or milking routine and parlor management.
  • Dr. da Costa has been providing educational information regarding the Veterinary Feed Directive.  There will be a webinar update during an in-person meeting in Trumbull County on February 23rd.  Please let us know if you would like any information regarding the Veterinary Feed Directive.  We also have brochures available for your use.

Sustainable Ag. Team

  • Team Leadership – After many years as serving as Co-Coordinator of the Sustainable Ag Team, Alan Sundermeier has stepped away from his leadership role to devote more time to soil quality/health initiatives.  As of Feb. 1, Brian Kleinke, ANR Educator in Greene County will serve as co-coordinator of the Sustainable Agriculture Team.  Mike Hogan, ANR Educator in Franklin County will continue to serve as co-coordinator along with Brian.  Many thanks to Alan for many years of service, and welcome to Brian.
  • OEFFA Conference – The Sustainable Agriculture Team coordinated the CFAES presence at the OEFFA Conference Trade Show on Feb 9 – 11, 2017 in Dayton.  Many CFAES faculty and staff taught workshops during the conference this year at its new location in Dayton. CFAES is one of the sponsors of the conference.
  • Urban Soil Quality Workshop –  The Sustainable Ag Team sponsored a day-long Urban Soil Quality Workshop in Wooster on January 25, 2017, with 28 Extension educators and other ag professionals participating in the in-service.  Steve Culman, OSUE Soil Fertility Specialist developed and taught this workshop.  The workshop was part of a series of three Soil Health Workshops developed for ANR educators by Culman and sponsored by the Sustainable Ag Team.
  • Organic Production Workshop –  The Sustainable Ag Team will be sponsoring an in-service training workshop this fall for ANR educators on issues related to organic crop production.  Look for a save-the-date message for this workshop soon.
  • 2017 Sustainable Ag Farm Tour Series – Once again this year the Sustainable Agriculture Team will partner with OEFFA and other groups to offer the statewide Sustainable Agriculture Tour Series during the summer and fall of 2017.  Interested ANR educators are invited to work with farmers to host a farm tour in their county to demonstrate sustainable production or marketing practices.  These are very short, low-input tours which attract a  great deal of interest statewide.  If you would like to host a tour this season (June through October) please contact Mike Hogan in Franklin County.

Precision Ag. Team

  • The precision agriculture team closed 2016 coordinating a team meeting, evaluating interests among OSUE to contribute to the team programming and identifying initial efforts to enhance programming.  The overall goal established by the team was to deliver high quality programming to Ohio constituents while building a nationally recognize extension program.   The adoption of precision agriculture for crop production continues to grow here in Ohio but there remains many questions pertaining to proper implementation of technology on-farm from farmers, crop advisors, input suppliers, and other in the ag industry.  The team also recognized the task ahead of improving nutrient management to maintain profitability but also addressing environmental risks, most notably water quality, across Ohio.  The team has recently focused extension programming on utilizing technology and data to improve nutrient management in Ohio plus promoting on-farm research using these new technologies.  The on-farm research provides two critical outcomes; 1) enable farmers to fine-tune their farm operation through improved input management and practices implemented, and 2) valuable on-farm results to support OSU research and extension efforts.

The following provides a few key deliverables for 2016:

  • Helped support county, state and regional extension meetings and field days.
  • Helped coordinate in a Precision Ag. Workshop for Tri-State Extension Educators held August 31 and September 1 at the Northeast-Purdue Ag. Center, near Columbia City, Indiana.  Educators and specialists from Purdue, Michigan and Ohio State participated.
  • Hosted the Annual NCERA 180, Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food, Fiber, and Energy Production Meeting May 17-19 on the Columbus campus.   This NCERA multi-state research and extension group meets annually and is focused on coordinating regional projects that apply innovative technologies and principles to identify and manage spatial and temporal variability in agricultural production.  Faculty and professional staff from 11 states attended this 3-day meeting while hosting industry representatives from 14 different companies.  Participants rated the overall experience as a 9.1 out of 10 in terms of the information exchanged.
  • Team supports and participates in an international, multi-disciplinary Planter Research Group representing major planter manufacturers and faculty conducting planter related studies.  Ohio State precision ag team members have coordinated the development of a document defining and explaining common in-cab display terminology using with modern precision planters.
  • PrecisionAg Field Day-Champaign Co (Kaylee presented about the new APP, Ohio State PLOTS;  John presented on precision seeding opportunities) 7-12-16
  • WARS Agronomy Field Day (Kaylee presented downforce study/planter technology) 7-20-16
  • WARS Nutrient Management Day: 7-21-16
  • WARS Pumpkin Field Day (Kaylee presented on remote sensed imagery basics) 8-18-16
  • Farm Science Review (Supported daily drone demonstrations; provided Precision ag information in nutrient stewardship booth)
  • Hosted Meister Media (Showcased precision ag efforts at Ohio State University) 10-3-16
  • Monthly contributor to national, regional and Ohio farm press reporting on current precision agriculture topics and research results.
  • New Extension Publications
  1. Poncet, A. J. Fulton, K. Port, T. McDonald, and G. Pate. 2016.  AEX-553.1: Optimizing Field Traffic Patterns to Improve Machinery Efficiency: Path Planning Using Guidance Lines.  The Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, Ohio. 8pp. http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-5531
  2. Sharda, A., T. Griffin, L. Haag, D. Mangus, J.P. Fulton, and J. Slocombe. 2016. Pulse Width Modulation technology for Liquid Application. K-State Research and Extension. MF3314. http://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF3314.pdf
  3. Fulton, J. and K. Port. 2016.  FABE-550.1: Physical Properties of Granular Fertilizers and Impact on Spreading.  The Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, Ohio. 9pp. http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-5501
  4. Contributor to the C-FARE Report on Big Ag. Data: Advancing U.S. Agricultural Competitiveness with Big Data and Agricultural Market Information, Analysis, and Research:  www.cfare.org/UserFiles/ESBigData.pdf.

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  • eXtension Precision Ag Certificate – 9-lesson course titled, “Precision Ag,” covering basic topics and allowing participant to complete each topic module, take a test and receive a certificate of completion
  1. Videos had 4650 views in 2016.
  2. Students who took the eXtension course reported a fuel savings of 2.91 gallons/acre and an 11.52% reduction in crop protection chemicals and fertilizer.

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Interesting News Stories

Exhibit tells Ohio’s forest history
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170201/exhibit-tells-ohios-forestry-story

Iowa farmers don’t have to pay damages in Des Moines water works case
https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/8833-farmers-will-not-have-to-pay-damages-in-des-moines-water-works-case

Soil health: Critical for farmers, the environment and global food security
http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1795-soil-health-critical-for-farmers-the-environment-and-global-food-security

Nation’s bacon reserves hit 50 year low
http://www.northernag.net/AGNews/AgNewsStories/TabId/657/ArtMID/2927/ArticleID/7767/Nations-Bacon-Reserves-Hit-50-Year-Low.aspx

Vegetable rationing in the UK
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38851097

Ohio cattle stock in Israel
http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/news/local_news/have-you-herd-about-ohio-cattle-stock-in-israel/article_36faea52-f22a-11e6-b778-6b70d5a8b53b.html
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Vol. 4, Issue 2, Jan. 31, 2017


Personnel Updates

  • Jeff McCutcheon has been named the SE Region Director. Jeff has been serving in this role as the interim since July 1 of 2015. Congratulations Jeff!
  • Aaron Wilson with the Byrd Polar Climate Research Center is now ½ time in the ANR office Effective January 2.
  • Christine Smedley is the new program assistant for ANR/IPM in Wayne Co. effective January 12.
  • Haley Drake is the new ANR program coordinator in Mahoning Co. effective January 12.
  • Robin Christsen is the new ANR Educator in Portage Co. effective December 12.
  • Tom DeHaas is the new ANR Educator in Lake Co. Effective December 12.
  • Dean Kreager is the new ANR Educator in Licking Co. effective November 14.
  • Beth Scheckelhoff has accepted the Putnam Co. ANR position. Her starting date is yet TBD.
  • Sayeed Mehmoud, has accepted the forest management extension specialist position in SENR. Sayeed is coming to us from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. His start date is TBD.
  • Henry Co. ANR state screenings will be on February 1 with county screenings TBD
  • Williams Co. is going to hire an additional ANR Educator to work with Flo Chirra. That position will be posted soon.
  • Barb Brahm, Interim RD for the SE Region has announced her retirement effective May 31, 2017. The search process for this position is beginning with Tom Archer as the search committee chair.
  • The search for a new Dean/Vice President of Agricultural Operations is continuing. Two candidates have been brought to campus to date.

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Vol. 3, Issue 19, Oct. 15, 2016


Personnel Updates

  • Lauren Vargo started on October 3 as a program coordinator for CD/ANR in Cuyahoga County.  Welcome to ANR Lauren!
  • Judy Wheeland started on September 19 as a program assistant with the USFS Forestry Sciences lab in Delaware.  Welcome to ANR Judy!
  • Chris Hogan started as a research associate in Ag. and Resource Law on September 19.  Chris is located in Wood County.  Welcome to ANR Chris!
  • Courtney Woelfl started on September 9 as a program coordinator for ANR in Cuyahoga County.  Welcome to ANR Courtney!
  • Eric Roberts started on September 6 as an ANR program assistant in Clark County.  Welcome to ANR Eric!
  • Jessica Bowen started on September 1 as the County ANR Educator in Vinton County.  Welcome to ANR Jessica!
  • Elizabeth Hawkins started September 1 as the Agronomic Crops Field Specialist.  She is located in the Clinton Co. Office. Welcome to ANR Elizabeth!
  • Henry County ANR will soon be re-posted with state and county screenings TBD.
  • Portage County ANR is posted with state and county screenings TBD
  • Lake County ANR has been re-posted with state screenings tentatively scheduled for November
  • The SE RD interviews were held on October 3 and 4.
  • The School of Environment and Natural Resources has advertised a position for an extension forest economics, management, and policy specialist position.  The review of applicants will start in late October.  Stay tuned for more details!

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Ohio Academy of Sciences

Ohio State recently joined The Ohio Academy of Science as an institutional member. Ohio State faculty, staff and students are now able to join the academy at no cost. To join, go to the Ohio Academy of Science website (www.ohiosci.org/members) and look for institutional memberships.   Complete the form and submit. At checkout use the coupon code OHIOSTATE to cover the cost of a professional membership. Be sure to use your official Ohio State email address in the application.

Making sure you’re covered by University liability insurance when applying pesticides on the job

If an employee is applying pesticides as part of their job duties, that employee should complete the OSU Employee Health Registry and indicate they are exposed to pesticides.  This will kick off the annual employee physical process. If the employee is licensed and trained, then the employee would be covered as a university employee wherever he/she is performing official job duties.  If an accident happened where the employee was injured, it would be a worker’s compensation issue which is managed by HR.

The link for the Employee Health Registry is:  https://rf.osu.edu/secure/ochre/

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Amy Burns in College HR.

Verbiage to ensure a landowner hosting an OSU program is insured

Please see below for verbiage that can be put on OSU letterhead that insures a landowner for hosting an OSU program.  Note that the letter should be signed before the program date.  This can be used for any landowner.  Municipalities should have their own insurance, what you see below is more geared for private homeowners and landowners.

Dear [Landowner],

Thank you for permitting participants in the Ohio State University Extension [Name] program to access your property for purposes of conducting a nature walk on [date(s)].  Should you know of any condition on your property that may be hazardous or that you wish the [Name] program to avoid, please let me know prior to [date of program].  In consideration for granting such access, you are hereby named as an additional insured on the Ohio State University’s program of insurance for purposes of this activity.  You may access evidence of our insurance information by going to http://u.osu.edu/treasurer/files/2014/09/The-Ohio-State-University_GL-Cert-14.15-B-1kj3iu8.pdf.

We appreciate your support of the Ohio State University Extension program.

Sincerely,

[Educator]

Central State University Contact

Central State officially became Ohio’s second Land Grant University on October 1, 2015.  As a reminder, any extension employee contacted by representatives of Central State University needs to refer them to Ken Martin.  These contacts can include requests for information, requests to serve on advisory committees/councils, requests to plan and conduct programs, etc.  This is being done to ensure that we have clear consistent communication and interaction with CSU.

Journal Information

Journal Information

Publishing in peer reviewed outlets benefits all of us, and is a requirement for those in faculty positions.  It not only provides peer review validation for the quality of your work, but increases the body of knowledge in your subject area, and helps to build your national and international reputation.  That reputation is important for promotion to associate and full professor.  Below is information on some journals which may be appropriate outlets for ANR activities and projects.  If you know of other journals, let me know so I can add them to the list.

Journal of Food Distribution Research
The Journal of Food Distribution Research has an applied, problem-oriented focus. The Journal’s emphasis is on the flow of products and services through the food wholesale and retail distribution system. Related areas of interest include patterns of consumption, impacts of technology on processing and manufacturing, packaging and transport, data and information systems in the food and agricultural industry, market development, and international trade in food products and agricultural commodities. Business and agricultural and applied economic applications are encouraged.

Acceptable methodologies include survey, review, and critique; analysis and syntheses of previous research; econometric or other statistical analysis; and case studies. Teaching cases will be considered. Issues on special topics may be published based on requests or on the editor’s initiative. Potential usefulness to a broad range of agricultural and business economists is an important criterion for publication.

The Journal of Food Distribution Research is refereed and published three times each year by the Society. The March issue is dedicated to the proceedings from the previous annual FDRS conference, and the July and November issues contain refereed articles.

For more information, to the journal website: https://www.fdrsinc.org/journal-submissions/

The Ohio Journal of Science
Ohio State is an institutional member of The Ohio Academy of Science.  As a result, Ohio State faculty, staff and students are now able to join the academy at no cost. To join, go to the appropriate application website: professional application or college student application. Complete the form and submit. Use the coupon code OHIOSTATE at check out to cover the cost of a professional membership. Be sure to use your official Ohio State email address in the application.

The Ohio Journal of Science (OJS) is published by the academy and welcomes manuscripts from high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as Academic professionals working within Ohio.  The Ohio Journal of Science prints two issues a year (April and December), and all articles are published online as soon as they are peer-reviewed, revised, and accepted for publication.  There are no page charges for members of the Ohio Academy of Science.

For more information, contact the journal editors at ojs@ohiosci.org

Journal of the NACAA

The Journal of the NACAA is published online twice a year and accepts articles on research, case studies, outstanding programs, and bright ideas.

Submission deadlines for publication in the December issue is September 15,

Submission deadline for publication in the June issue is March 15

Guidelines for authors can be found at: http://www.nacaa.com/journal/instructions.php.

Journal of Extension

JOE is a rigorous, peer-reviewed journal that brings the scholarship of university outreach and engagement to educators and practitioners around the world. Feature, Research in Brief, and Ideas at Work submissions undergo double-blind review, and Commentary and Tools of the Trade submissions are reviewed by the editor.  The journal is published on-line 6 times a year.

Guidelines for authors can be found at: http://www.joe.org/for-authors-submission-guidelines.php

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE)   Established in 1996 and published quarterly, the mission of JHEOE is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities.

Guidelines for authors can be found at: http://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/index.php/jheoe

Education Research International

Education Research International  is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of education.

Before submission, please review the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/edri/guidelines/. Education Research International currently has an acceptance rate of 9%. The average time between submission and final decision is 35 days and the average time between acceptance and final publication is 29 days.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development is an online international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals and scholars.  Submission information can be found at: http://www.agdevjournal.com/

Scientific Journals International

  • Scientific Journals International (SJI) publishes peer-reviewed open-access journals for all major disciplines.   Those most relevant to ANR fields include:
  • Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences
  • Journal of Ecology, Ecosystems and Ecophysiology
  • Journal of Forestry, Horticulture, and Soil Science
  • Journal of Fisheries, Poultry and Wildlife Sciences
  • Journal of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science
  • Journal of Environmental Science, Policy and Planning
  • Journal of Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing
  • Journal of Business & Public Affairs
  • Journal of Petroleum and Geosystems Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Leadership, Management & Organizational Studies
  • Journal of Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality

Information on these, and all other SJI journals can be found at: http://www.scientificjournals.org/submission.htm

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by Ubiquity Press on behalf of the Citizen Science Association. It focuses on advancing the field of citizen science by providing a venue for citizen science researchers and practitioners – scientists, information technologists, conservation biologists, community health organizers, educators, evaluators, urban planners, and more – to share best practices in conceiving, developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining projects that facilitate public participation in scientific endeavors in any discipline.

For more information, go to:  http://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/

NACTA Journal

NACTA Journal is published quarterly by the North American College and Teachers of Agriculture.  It is directed toward the scholarship of teaching and learning in agricultural, environmental, natural, and life sciences by presenting articles covering topics that treat all aspects of teaching such as methods, problems, philosophy and rewards at the college level.

For more information, go to: http://www.nactateachers.org/journal.html

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Vol. 3, Issue 16, Aug. 31, 2016


Personnel Updates

  • Jessica Bowen started  as the ANR Educator in Vinton Co. (1/2 time) on August 22.  Welcome to ANR Jessica!
  • Elizabeth Hawkins started September 1 as the Agronomic Crops Field Specialist.  She will be housed in the Clinton Co. Office.   Welcome to ANR Elizabeth!
  • Henry County ANR will be reposted with state and county screenings TBD.
  • Portage County ANR will be extended for a month with state and county screenings TBD
  • Lake County ANR will be reposted with state screenings tentatively scheduled for October.
  • Licking County ANR has been reposted with state screenings on September 7 and county screenings TBD.
  • The SE RD position has closed!  Candidates will be brought in for interviews beginning the first week of October.  Stay tuned for more details!
  • The School of Environment and Natural Resources has advertised a position for an extension forest economics, management, and policy specialist position.  The position closes on September 29.  Stay tuned for more details!

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Vol. 3, Issue 15, Aug. 15, 2016


Personnel Updates

  • Jim Hoorman, Putnam County ANR Educator, is resigning his position effective Friday August 19.   Thanks for all you’ve done over the years for OSUE Jim, and good luck with your future endeavors!
  • Tara McCoy, program coordinator for 4-H/ANR in Knox County started on August 8.  Welcome to ANR Tara!
  • Jessica Bowen will start as the ANR Educator in Vinton Co. (1/2 time) on August 22.  Welcome to ANR Jessica!
  • Henry County ANR will be reposted with state and county screenings TBD.
  • Portage County ANR will be extended for a month with state and county screenings TBD
  • Lake County ANR has been reposted with state screenings tentatively scheduled for October.
  • Licking County ANR has been reposted with state and county screenings TBD.
  • The SE RD position has been posted!  The search will remain open until August 20.  Interviews will likely occur sometime in early October.  Stay tuned for more details.

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