Citation Needed Luncheon Seminar

CFAES, the Ohio Agricultural Council and Citation Needed will be hosting Professor David Hughes on campus on Thursday, April 6 for a lunch seminar at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. There is no cost to attend, but prior registration is required in advance.

“What’s Happening in the Global World of Food & Drink: Implications for Scientists”
Thursday, April 6
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
The Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center Auditorium
Presented by: Prof. David Hughes AKA “Doctor Food”, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College London

David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London. He travels the world talking to businesses, trade associations, governments and conferences on global developments in the food and drink industry. A highly sought-after speaker wherever he goes, he has an unparalleled knowledge of global food issues and opportunities.

Lunch will be provided. Click here to RSVP by April 3.

Dr. Food Seminar Flyer

Voices from the Field: A Brownbag Speaker Series

The Global Water Institute and the Center for African Studies announce a new informal lunchtime forum to highlight the work of Ohio State faculty who have had significant experience working in Africa. Through informal presentations and discussions, faculty and other professionals share their experiences doing research, teaching and outreach in Africa.

The series is intended to provide networking opportunities for faculty, students and members of the general public. Speakers will share an account of their experiences doing scholarship or other work in Africa through pictures and informal conversation. Participants are welcome to bring lunch and eat during the sessions.

All sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 12 – 1 p.m. in Enarson Classroom Building, room 100.

Upcoming Speakers

March 29
Mary Rodriguez; Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership

April 5
Richard Dick; School of Environment and Natural Resources
“Culture, Agriculture and Shrubs: Improving Soils and Crop Yield in West Africa”

April 12
Mario Miranda; Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
“Promoting Technical Transformation and Financial Inclusion Among Smallholder Farmers in Africa”

Click here for more information.

Thank a Donor Day – March 30

This is your chance to say thank you!

Have you benefited from the generosity of CFAES donors?! We will be celebrating by writing short thank you notes to our generous donors! This is a simple way to show CFAES supporters our sincerest appreciation.

When: Thursday, March 30, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.

Where: Lobby of Ag Admin (Columbus)

What: If you have a spare moment, come join us to write 1 or 2 (or more!) Thank You notes. If you missed breakfast, pastries will be provided!

Who: Open to all CFAES – Faculty, Staff and Students

How: Supplies and scripts will be provided. Simply show up and write!

Questions? Contact Emily Jewell ( in the Advancement office.

Celebrate Sustainability: Time for Change Week

April 3-9 is Time for Change Week at Ohio State…time to learn about and improve our shared environment, with events for any background or belief, including the Sustainability Fair on April 3, an environmental concert on April 7, outdoor service activities and more!

Please promote and share with your students. Participants can win fantastic prizes (ENO hammocks, Kleen Kanteens, North Face Beanies, Chipotle Gift cards) and most events have free food!

Click here for more information.

2017 Staff Professional Development Awards

Do you need assistance to offset costs associated with professional development and staff goals? Your CFAES Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is now accepting applications for our Staff Professional Development Award.  This award can be used toward expenses up to $200.

Already incurred the costs? No problem! This award can be used to reimburse an individual or department as long as the expense happened after Jan. 1, 2017.

Past recipients have used this award for, but not limited to:

  • Conference registration fees
  • Hotel accommodations and transportation costs
  • Software for staff training.

Click here to download the application form and  guidelines. Application forms are due via email to by April 15, 2017.  Recipients will be notified by the council.

The CFAES Staff Advisory Council Professional Development Awards are made possible through Campus Campaign via donations to the SAC Training Fund #312155.

Click here for more information about SAC.

Your Gift Does More – Mark’s Story

This is the Mark Light field at the University of Miami of Florida. Someday I hope to visit my field that is named after me. Maybe next winter.

When I worked for Ohio Northern University I found it odd that my employer would solicit me for money. That was until it was explained to me. When a university advancement team solicits donors, the donor often asks, what is the percentage of institutional giving? The closer this is to 100%, the more likely the donor will give. He said as little as $1 a month would count. I did not have to donate enough to have a baseball field named after me. IF employees believe in the institution, then donors should too. I gave for the first time that year.

At OSU it’s even better. Not only can we give, but we can pick where we want the money to go.  I give to the Hardin County 4-H Endowment through OSU. The money does not have to stay in Columbus! I did not have this option at ONU.

So I give happily every year as it makes a difference. I encourage you to give as well. Our current participation as a college is only 27 percent and we would like to see it reach 45 percent this year. It takes 5 minutes to make a difference and YOU choose where the difference ends up!

Mark Light
Extension Educator, Hardin County

This week’s featured units:

2018 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4HA) National Conference 315727

Plant Pathology
Plant Pathology Annual Fund 302418
Professorship in Plant Protection 605816

And don’t forget this year’s CFAES highlighted funds:
Students First, Students Now Scholarship Fund in FAES 313122
Welcome and Education Center at the Secrest Arboretum Fund 312597
Ohio 4-H Program Fund 310225

The 2017 CFAES Campus Campaign co-chairs are Greg Davis ( and Thom Janini (

Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics

A joint meeting of the 1st Annual Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics and 14th Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry Symposium will be held on May 17-18, 2017, at the Ohio Union on the Ohio State campus in Columbus, Ohio. Academic and industrial researchers will present findings, share information, and spark new collaborations in the rapidly advancing fields of metabolomics and mass spectrometry.

Click here for up-to-date information about the conference, abstract submissions and links to registration.

The conference agenda will include:

  • Introduction to Metabolomics workshop (optional)
  • Keynote speakers, Dr. Gary Patti (Washington University in St. Louis) and Dr. Robert Gerszten (Harvard University)
  • Invited speakers, including Ohio State’s Dr. Rafael Bruschweiler, Dr. Ewy Mathe, and Dr. Devin Peterson
  • Oral presentations on metabolomics technology as a tool to determine dietary impact on metabolic phenotypes related to health; food chemistry; food quality and flavor; proteomics, nucleic acids; informatics; and recent advances in mass spectrometric instrumentation and analyses
  • Lunch and Learn sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Opportunities for academia-industry interaction
  • Evening reception

Ohio State’s Foods for Health initiative will host the event. The Metabolomics Society and the scientific journal, Metabolites, are media partners. Conference sponsors to date include Advion Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., Bruker Daltonics, McCormick Science Institute, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Nestlé, PanTheryx Inc., Sciex, JM Smucker, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Waters.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Details can be found at the conference website.

2017 Celebration of Students

Faculty and staff are invited to join CFAES students Thursday, April 6 for the 64th CFAES Celebration of Students (formerly known as the CFAES Recognition Program)! Let’s tell our CFAES story together!

New to the event this year is a “Preface to Our Story” reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. where all are welcome for mingling, hors d’oeuvres, and learning more about the accomplishments of our students across the college through various displays outside the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union.

The banquet begins at 5:30 p.m. with an enhanced menu where vegetarian options are available in the buffet line. Parking is available for our guests and visitors in the Ohio Union parking garages. Suggested attire is business professional.

Tickets are on sale now (required for only the banquet portion of the evening). The social hour is free. Purchase tickets in Ag Admin 100 or Kottman 210 for $10. Ticket prices will increase to $15 on March 30. For table reservations, contact Dr. Marilyn Trefz ( Tables are available for $150 each (10 tickets at $10 each plus a $50 reservation fee) until March 29. Starting March 30, reserved tables will be $200 per table (10 tickets at $15 each plus a $50 reservation fee).

Celebration of Students Flyer

Let’s celebrate together! #OurStoryCFAES

Sharing Science Webinar

The American Geophysical Union’s Sharing Science program, in conjunction with AGU’s Public Information Office, will hold a webinar for scientists on how to effectively share their research with the media on Thursday, March 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET.

During the webinar, AGU staff will discuss how communicating with the media is different from communicating with scientists, how to determine if research is newsworthy, how to prepare for interviews, common pitfalls when working with the media and other topics. There will also be ample time for questions.

You do not need to be an AGU member to participate in this webinar, but advanced registration is required. Scientists can register here.

Applications Accepted: ASFW Leadership and Professional Development Awards

The Association of Staff and Faculty Women (ASFW) is now accepting applications for the Mary Ann Williams Woman’s Leadership Award and the Ruthmarie Mitsch Professional Development Award.

The ASFW’s Mary Ann Williams Woman’s Leadership Award annually recognizes a university woman who exhibits a special kind of leadership. Mary Ann Williams was ASFW President from 1990 – 1991. She instilled in others a sense of confidence to succeed, promoted a greater understanding of others, bridged differences and encouraged co-workers and friends to collaborate and cooperate. The recipient of this award will be comparable in their actions to Mary Ann Williams. The award includes a plaque and a $500 honorarium.

Click here to submit a nomination for the ASFW Mary Ann Williams Woman’s Leadership Award.

The Ruthmarie Mitsch Professional Development Award provides a sum of up to $500 annually to help pay for the education and training costs for one or more ASFW members wanting to further their career goals and professional development.

Click here to apply for the ASFW Ruthmarie Mitsch Professional Development Award.

Applications and/or nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2017. The award recipients will be notified of their selection and are invited to be our guests at our ASFW 13th Annual Ballam Symposium. For more information on these awards, click here.

Multiple Perspectives Conference Free to Faculty, Staff and Students

April 11: Disability and Career Student Preconference
April 12-13: Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability: Seeing Disability at School, Work & Beyond

Thanks to the Generosity of our sponsors, The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, The Battelle Memorial Fund and Disability Rights Ohio as well as the ongoing support of The Ohio State University  This year’s Multiple Perspectives Conference will be free to Students, Faculty and Staff ($10 each day if you want lunch).

The 2017 Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture on Disability Art & Culture will be presented by Leroy, “Black/Brown International Disability Art/Hip-Hop” featuring art, music and narrative on April 12 at 3:30 p.m.  Immediately following, a reception will feature Student Perspectives – Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Competition. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus and is free and open to the public.

On April 13 at 3:30 p.m., the 2017 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Law and Policy will be presented by Samuel Bagenstos, the Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan’s Law.  He has served with the US Department of Justice and recently argued  Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a case at the intersection of the ADA and IDEA concerning disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog in school, winning and 8-0 decision. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus and is free and open to the public.

Sample of concurrent sessions: Have Impact: Your Community, Ohio, Nationwide, and the World; Ohio AgrAbility: Disability Can’t Stop Ohio Farmers from Farming; Access to Higher Education: Rights and Responsibilities; Inclusive Neighborhoods: Zoning protections under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act; Unified Sports: Providing Recreational Opportunities in Postsecondary Education; On Inclusivity, Mental Disability, and Unimagined Types: Reconsidering Learning Spaces; Improving Employment Outcomes for Students with IDD across Ohio’s Statewide Consortium; Accommodations In the Work Place: Workable, Whacky and Wild; and Disability/Race Disclosure, Intersectional Resistance and Radical Solidarity.

Registration is currently open.

Dead Line Extended: Poster Submissions are due March 22, 2017.

Held on The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, the Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception. A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research – $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200, Community Service $100, and Class Projects $200) at this year’s competition.

Submissions may focus on any aspect of disability and may be based on:

  • Independent & Supervised Student Research
  • Art & Performance
  • Class Projects & Papers (Award goes to department to support future projects)
  • Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or Student Organizations (award goes to organization/department to support future projects)

Posters can take a variety of forms including print material mounted on poster board or display panels or arranged on a table; PowerPoint presentations, web pages or video presentations from your laptop.

  • Presentation materials must fit on a 3′ x 6′ table or along 6′ or less of wall space
  • Presentation materials should present the information in 10 minutes or less
  • Presenters or their designee must be present to interact with the audience
  • Presenters must provide their own equipment

Students and teams of students who wish to present a poster must send the following information to no later than March 22, 2017.

  • Title
  • Short title – 9 word maximum
  • Poster format (Print, Model, PowerPoint, Video, …)
  • Description of proposed poster topic – 250 word maximum
  • E-mail address, phone number, and surface mail address of coordinating presenter
  • As appropriate, university, department, grant, course or student organization affiliation
  • A letter of support from a faculty member or organization advisor associated with the project
  • Name of individual, department or organization to receive cash award should the project win

Please Note:  The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of accepted proposals. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.


Your Gift Does More – Ed’s Story

When you’re passionate about what you do and where you work, your colleagues become more like family. We celebrate the good times and we commiserate during the not so-good times.

Ed Nangle, assistant professor in the Horticultural Science Department at Ohio State ATI was a recent recipient of the Sunshine Fund (306146) this January.  On January 7, Ed’s wife Cecilia gave birth to a daughter, Micaela. The Sunshine Fund provided an arrangement and card to welcome the new addition to their family.  Ed described it to be “beautiful” and mentioned the arrangement “lit up the house.” By choosing to make a contribution to the Sunshine Fund during the 2017 Campus Campaign, this will ensure the capability to continue sending a piece of happiness to faculty and staff at Ohio State ATI during life’s most significant moments.

This week’s featured unit:

Ohio State ATI
ATI Student Leadership Opportunities 315636
ATI Sunshine Fund 306146
ATI Alumni Fund  309033

And don’t forget this year’s CFAES highlighted funds:
Students First, Students Now Scholarship Fund in FAES 313122
Welcome and Education Center at the Secrest Arboretum Fund 312597
Ohio 4-H Program Fund 310225

The 2017 CFAES Campus Campaign co-chairs are Greg Davis ( and Thom Janini (

Raise Your Hand

In 4-H, we believe in the power of America’s youth to succeed in life; however, only one in three kids says they have the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. That’s why 4-H created “Raise Your Hand.” A nationwide call to action for alumni to “raise their hands” to empower our nation’s youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

This campaign encourages individuals from across the nation to self-identify as 4-H alums, and states are competing for a $20,000 award for the most hands raised.  Ohio 4-H has officially taken the lead in the “Raise Your Hand for 4-H” campaign.  Now, let’s not lose the lead. If you are a 4-H alum and you have not yet raised your hand for 4-H, click here to self-identify.

Save the Date: OSU Extension Conference

As a land grant institution, The Ohio State University has the three-part mission of supporting the learning and growth of students, the creation of knowledge, and improving the lives of Ohioans through outreach and community engagement.  OSU Extension provides the structure by which Ohio State maintains a presence in all 88 counties.  Although the programs of OSU Extension represent a substantial part of the institution’s total outreach and engagement portfolio, we also know that there are outreach and engagement programs of the university that do not involve OSU Extension, but are focused on similar goals.  Clearly there is a need for all of the individuals involved in this important work to have opportunities to learn about each other’s work and explore opportunities for collaboration.  It is also important that we raise the raise the profile of outreach and engagement both within the university and across the state of Ohio.

OSU Extension is working closely with the Office of Outreach and Engagement to establish an annual week of learning and celebration focused on OSU’s outreach and engagement mission.  A part of that week will include a university-wide outreach and engagement conference that will build upon the success of the Extension Annual Conference. The conference will be held January 23-25, 2018.  Please mark the date on your calendar now!

The first day of the conference will include many of the activities and events that have historically been a part of the Extension Annual Conference.  For example, Extension awards will be presented on Tuesday, January 23 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.  Time for associations to meet will also be available on Tuesday.  The remainder of the conference will be held at the Ohio Union and will focus on networking, learning, and innovation as it relates to advancing the outreach and engagement work of OSU.