2018 OUTSTANDING U! Recipients

We’re proud to recognize all of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences staff who received OUTSTANDING U! recognition in 2018, and are appreciative to their respective nominees. The OUTSTANDING U! Staff Recognition Program is a special program that acknowledges the tremendous efforts and contributions staff make to CFAES. OUTSTANDING U! provides individual recognition for outstanding service and actions for more casual day-to-day performance. To nominate a staff colleague, please submit a nomination online. Congratulations again to all of the 2018 nominees!

See a list of all of our awardees HERE


CFAES SAC Welcoming In a New Term

Every autumn, CFAES Staff Council hosts an annual retreat to focus on welcoming new members, team building, SAC business, identification of task forces and thanking outgoing members of the council. This year our retreat was hosted at the Wooster Campus where we welcomed new members Kelly Royalty – Extension Representative, Sarah Chain – ACEL, Patty Corfman – Extension Representative, Rachel Cornell – FABE, Elizabeth Share – Extension Representative, and Myra Wilson – Extension Representative. The council also thanked outgoing members Vicki Myers and Jared Morrison for their years of dedicated service.

Representatives Patty Corfman and Kayla Arnold

Team Building with guest facilitator Barry Jolliff, Instructor at OSU ATI









A list of all representatives can be found here, along with 2019 elected officers.


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.

8-2-2017 CFAES SAC Staff Road Trip – Register Now!

CFAES staff road trip time!

With locations in every part of the state, CFAES is massive…and kind of hard to get to know. Ever wondered what goes on at other CFAES locations? Now is your chance to find out. It’s time for a ROAD TRIP! This year the CFAES Staff Advisory Council is sponsoring a road trip to the OSU Wooster Campus on August 2!

Deadline to register is 7-25-2017, but if sign up is as it has been in the past, it will be filled prior to that date. Please note there is not a vegetarian option for lunch. We have spots for 30 to 32 staff members to attend.

CFAES SAC Meeting and Tour of OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science Staff Advisory Council gathered for their May meeting at the OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio. After council’s regular business had concluded, the group went on a tour of the Piketon research and business development center.

  • Ryan Mapes, Endeavor Center (business incubator), welcomed the group.
  • Brad Bapst, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), spoke about the SBDC providing one-on-one confidential consulting and workshops on relevant topics for businesses and people looking to start or expand a business.
  • Ryan Mapes spoke about the Endeavor Center mission to enhance economic development including wealth creation, new business development, job creation within the four-county service area by providing office and bay space for lease, business services and training for start-up and growing businesses. He also took the group on a brief tour.
  • Wayne Lewis facilitated the Wagon Tour
  • Brad Bergefurd and Ryan Slaughter, Horticulture, spoke about the mission to develop fruit and vegetable crops as alternatives which can be economically grown and marketed from southern Ohio and beyond to greatly enhance the income of Ohio family farms through applied research in both production and marketing.
  • Matt Smith, Aquaculture, showed SAC members the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Research Lab and Hatchery. He spoke of the mission of the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development (OCARD) to increase the productivity, innovation and profitability of Ohio and US aquaculture operations, while respecting sustainability and good stewardship, by implement of sustainability and good stewardship, by implement of innovative research, outreach, extension, and education programs in aquaculture.
  • Jordan Maxwell, Aquaculture, spoke to the group about a new aquaponics greenhouse venture.
  • Yogi Raut, Vinayak Shedekar, and Rafiq Islam, Soil, Water and Bioenergy, spoke to the group about the mission of the Soil, Water and Bioenergy program to develop and promote research, Extension and educational programs for agricultural management practices that sustain soil & water resources and are economical for producers and growers.
  • Pancake Breakfast 2017

    The CFAES Staff Advisory Council Staff Appreciation and Recognition Task Force and Campus Campaign 2017 hosted a Pancake Breakfast for staff on April 18. A great start to morning activities.

    Thanks for attending, and thanks also for campus campaign donations to your selected fund. YOU do make this a great place to work!