Vice President & Dean Webinar Schedule (May 15 & June 5)

The monthly webinar has been on sabbatical for the past couple of months (illness and other scheduled events), but I want to remind you that my regular monthly webinar will take place next week, Friday, May 15, from 1-2.

I’ve also scheduled a unique webinar that I encourage you to place on your calendar. On Friday, June 5, I’ll provide a webinar from 2-3:30 pm to the college. Join me as I share updates, information, and decisions related to the status of reviews and implementation plans associated with college operations, Wooster campus integration, and facilities. A great deal of work will have been completed that positions our college for success, and I want to share this with you and answer questions you may have at that time.

To view previous webinars, please check link here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Dave Denlinger Retirement Reception

All are invited to a retirement reception for Distinguished University Professor Dr. David Denlinger on Wednesday, May 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, at the Thompson Library 11th (top) Floor Reading Room in Columbus. Refreshments will be served and there will be brief remarks at 5:30. I hope you can attend!

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Read the weekly CAST notes, here

The objective of Friday Notes is to enhance communication among various agricultural sectors, educators, students, and the public who are interested in a variety of plant, animal, food, and environmental issues. Friday Notes advocates the pursuit of credible, unbiased, science-based information. Material contained in linked articles is from the original authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the CAST organization.

Future of OSU Extension – Opportunity for Input

Help imagine the future of OSU Extension! Dean McPheron has tasked us all with being adventurous in exploring possibilities for creating a new century of Extension work and scholarship.

Let your voice be heard… by joining the conversation to share your thoughts on how OSU Extension can be best suited to meet the challenges of the future. How could OSU Extension be positioned to address future needs? Let’s work together to discover how OSU Extension will continue to positively impact Ohio and Ohioans.

Don’t miss out on sharing your ideas virtually or in person at one of the following events. One deadline to register is quickly approaching – COLUMBUS (May 15 deadline ~ event May 22). For the full listing of statewide employee conversations click here.

To learn more about other ways you can get involved in this conversation, visit

Water First for Thirst Youth (WFFT) Activity Day – May 9

You are invited to the first Water First for Thirst Youth (WFFT) Activity Day, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. The event will educate youth on the importance of nutrition and how Ohio communities can encourage healthy living. The Activity Day will feature lessons on water and sugar-sweetened beverages, how environments impact health choices, and how teens can be healthy living leaders in their home communities.

The WFFT Youth Activity Day is intended for youth ages 11-18, all 4-H advisers, OSU Extension educators, teachers, coaches and/or parents interested in nutrition and healthy living.

There is no charge to attend, but Registration is required. Lunch will also be provided free of charge.

WFFT is made possible through the collaboration of Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, Ohio State University Extension 4-H and the Ohio State University’s College of Public Health. Cost of participation and lunch is covered through a generous grant from OSU CARES.

For details, visit: or register at