The 2018 Staff Road Trip is almost here!

LOCATION: OSU South Centers

DATE: August 17th

TIME: 10:00am – 2:45pm (does not include departure/travel times which vary by location)

TRANSPORTATION: available from Columbus and Wooster campuses

COST: Free

LUNCH: Included

The annual Staff Advisory Council sponsored Road Trip is a great way for CFAES staff members to visit and learn more about our many departments and locations throughout our college. This year SAC is excited to offer an agenda full of learning opportunities at our South Centers location in Piketon where staff will have the chance to learn about and tour the fish hatchery, soil & water research, small fruit research, CFAES Center for Cooperatives and the aquaculture lab, just to name a few. This is a very popular event that is available to the first 35 staff members that register, with registration found at: go.osu.edu/CFAES_RoadTrip, starting at 8:00am on Monday, August 6th.

Staff Recognition Award Nominations Due June 30th

Do you work with a staff member that goes above and beyond, is dedicated to their position, creates positive change and has many other qualities that enhance your department and our college? Then nominate them today for one of CFAES Staff Advisory Council’s staff recognition awards! Applications and more information on awards can be found at go.osu.edu/SAC-recognition-awards.

Volunteer at the Wooster Scarlet, Grey and Green Fair

 

What better way to celebrate Earth Day 2018 than with volunteering at the 8th Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair! This festival celebrates, educates and demonstrates that “Green is for Life!” Free to the public, the fair features exhibits by businesses, non-profits and educational groups whose focus is improving community and global sustainability, recycling of a variety of items, food vendors and, for the first time, a Green Car Cruise-in, in a fun-filled indoor and outdoor environment in and around Fisher Auditorium. To reach ultimate success, the Fair is looking for volunteers to complete tasks such as set-up, directing attendees, answering questions, and collecting and sorting recyclables. If you are interested in volunteering, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a9a72ca2f49-scarlet to claim your spot today!

Location: Fisher Auditorium, Wooster Campus

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Happy New Year!

 

2017 has come and gone, but over the course of the past year, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has seen a multitude of accomplishments and welcomed many new faces to our community. We at Staff Advisory Council are very excited to see what the new year has in store for all staff within CFAES and overall in the great university that we call home. We hope you all have an incredible 2018!

YOU make this a great place to work!

 

 

CFAES SAC Road Trip – 2017

On August 2nd, various staff members from across the College of Food Agriculture and Environmental Sciences had the chance to take part in the annual Staff Advisory Council hosted road trip. This year the road trip was held at the Wooster campus where staff had the opportunity to discover new research being done through CFAES and how the college collaborates with local businesses.

The first learning experience on the tour consisted of stops at the Buckeye Gold Rubber Dandelion greenhouses and processing plant. Here, Dr. Katrina Cornish provided an overview to how the Buckeye Gold dandelions are used for rubber production and further showed staff the steps that go into the production process.

 

 

 

 

 

The second stop of the trip lead the group to the Certified Angus Beef Culinary Center. While at CAB, road trip members were hosted by Brent Eichar, Senior Vice President and Taylor Ardrey, Education & Events Manager. Staff members learned about the CAB brand, what the logo represents and how CAB works with groups like CFAES to help educate the next generation. Staff members also got treated to lunch at CAB and participated in two tours, the ‘Science Behind the Sizzle’ and the CAB brand office tour.

The last portion of the tour took CFAES to the J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville. Here, staff members received a tour of the company campus, call center, dining area, orchard and the discovery building. Tour members also got the opportunity to visit the house that J.M. Smucker lived in, which is located only 500 feet from the Smucker corporate headquarters.

Each year CFAES Staff Advisory Council plans the Staff Road Trip to highlight the various facets of our college and to celebrate staff. Be sure to reserve your spot quickly when next year’s road trip is announced!

 

 

Sign Up to to be a Wayne Co. Fair Volunteer!

Attention Wooster Campus Staff, there are still a few spots open to sign up to be a volunteer for the OARDC/ATI booth at this year’s Wayne County fair! If you enjoy educating the public and working with faculty, staff and students from various departments around campus, this is a great opportunity for you! Those who volunteer will receive a free t-shirt and admittance into the fair on the days volunteered. Fair hours are designated as release time, so please notify your supervisor before signing up for time slots during work hours. There will also be a meeting for all volunteers on September 7th from 2-2:30 pm in Fisher Auditorium to receive fair tickets and t-shirts as well as information about this year’s booth. We hope to see you there!

To sign up, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4baeac2aa5f94-2017  for available time slots.