Strengthen Ohio by Strengthening Cities and Urban-Rural Connections: Summit on Extension in Ohio’s Urban Communities

Summit on Extension in Ohio’s Urban Communities:
“Strengthen Ohio by Strengthening Cities and Urban-Rural Connections” will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Purpose:
To better understand and address:

  • Real-life context of Extension work in urban communities (scale, diversity, complexity, urban-rural interface);
  • Alignment with the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Framework and Integration with university, college, and other converging interests;
  • OSU Extension’s strategies to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, recognized nationally; and
  • Strengthen Ohio by strengthening cities and urban-rural connections.

Who Should Attend?
The event is open to everyone interested in how OSU Extension can better address Ohio’s urban influence and urban-rural interface.

Registration:
Registration is $20 (includes morning refreshment and lunch). Please register by January 20. The registration fee will be waived if a short article and photo for the OSU Extension in the City blog are submitted to Michelle Gaston.6@osu.edu by February 20.

Follow this link for agenda.
Follow this link to register.

The Urban Engagement Team would also like to extend an invitation join them for dinner following OSU Sesquicentennial Think Beyond Summit, Urban Universities, Thriving Communities on January 28, 2020.

Support for Hamilton County 4-H Showcased at the Annual Hamilton County 4-H Awards Banquet

On Sunday, January 12, 2020 4-H volunteers, members and supporters gathered for the annual Hamilton County 4-H Awards Banquet to recognize the outstanding achievements of the 4-H youth. Presented by the Hamilton County Community Fair Association at Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church the event was hosted by OSU Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tony Staubach. Dinner was donated by the Hamilton County 4-H families. The highlight of the meal was the farm fresh, locally sourced chicken by the Roell and Tumlin families. Together they cared for 70+ chicks that 4-H members hatched at the Hamilton County Community Fair and the Harvest Home Fair. Following Dinner OSU Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tony Staubach read his original work titled “Walk On” reminding attendees that they were on a good path to success through 4-H.
Follow this link to learn more.

Sourced from: Hamilton County Extension.

Columbus Urban Farmer Networking Meeting

Join the Columbus Urban Farmer Networking Meeting Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building. Come learn about: New Columbus zoning code changes related to: food sales at residential locations, hoophouse structures, and composting. This meeting will be presented by Cheryl Graffagnino, Local Food Systems Strategies Coordinator, City of Columbus. There will be refreshments provided. No RSVP or registration required. Follow this link to learn more.

Sourced from: CFAES

Defining the New Urban Land Grant University: A Theory of Leadership, Action, and Impact

In the deep land-grant tradition, service to community is at the core of that amazing legacy. But the shift from largely rural populations to pervasive city demographics presents a transformative opportunity for those large public universities who live and serve there. We have learned much from early adopters of the anchor institution concept of urban-serving universities. But not enough that we can’t adopt a larger commitment to urbanity, not as ancillary to our mission but rather, fundamental to our future. Such opportunities require shared leadership and place-based investments, often referred to as “collective” theories of leadership, shared goals, actions, and individual responsibility in order to actually make significant and long-lasting change for the better. The address will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m at the Ohio Union. Follow this link to learn more.

Sourced from: Urban Universities + Thriving Communities

Summit on Extension in Ohio’s Urban Communities: Strengthen Ohio by Strengthening Cities and Urban-Rural Connections

The Summit on Extension in Ohio’s Urban Communities event will take place January 29, 2020 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio, following the OSU Sesquicentennial Think Beyond Summit, Urban Universities, Thriving Communities on January 28, 2020. The purpose is to better understand and address: Real-life context of Extension work in urban communities (scale, diversity, complexity, urban-rural interface); Alignment with the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Framework and Integration with university, college, and other converging interests; OSU Extension’s strategies to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, recognized nationally; and Strengthen Ohio by strengthening cities and urban-rural connections.

Who should attend this event?

The event is open to everyone interested in how OSU Extension can better address Ohio’s urban influence and urban-rural interface.

Follow this link to learn more.
Follow this link to register.

Cleveland’s Urban Farmer Networking Event

Urban Ag Networking Event FlyerJoin Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau to spend time with vendors and community partners, an urban farmer panel, an educational presentation, and facilitated networking activities. Come as you are, arrive when you can.

The event will be located on the second floor, Fairhill Partners Building in Cleveland.

No cost to attend.

RSVP to Maggie Rivera at Rivera.482@osu.edu

Follow this link to learn more.

Sourced from:
Cuyahoga County Extension
& Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

Professional Development Travel Scholarships Available to Attend the Urban Food Systems Symposium

Twenty-five travel grants of up to $500 each will be awarded to Urban Food Systems professionals including extension educators, state and federal agency workers, educators, and not-for-profit professionals serving the urban food system. This scholarship can be used towards lodging, registration, meals, airfare and mileage during the Urban Food Systems Symposium which is being held in Kansas City from June 3-6, 2020. Scholarship winners will also receive complimentary registration to the Pre-Symposium Workshop with Mark Winne.

Important Dates:
Application Open: October 15, 2019
Application Deadline: December 20, 2019
Recipients Announced: February 1, 2020

Eligibility

Current professionals working in Urban Food Systems or a related field
Successfully submitted statement of interest.
Criteria For Selecting Professional Travel Grant Awardees
The statement of interest should include: why you are interested in Urban Food Systems and how the symposium will help you develop your professional goals.

Follow this link to submit your statement of interest form.

NUEL December 2019 Steering Committee Update

Julie Fox participated in the National Urban Extension Leaders Steering Committee meetings last week and has shared these thoughts from the committee conversations.

Ohio State University Extension is not alone in:

  • working through what “urban” means for Extension as our states continue to address the scale, diversity, and complexity in our metro areas.
  • sharing the message of it’s not urban or rural, it’s both and …
  • addressing urban (and urban/rural) issues related to water, food systems, youth development, health, civil dialogue, etc
  • understanding that issues transcend city and county boundaries
  • exploring CITY support for urban Extension – in addition to COUNTY support
  • recognizing our responsibility to provide public value in our states (urban location and diversity of residents)
  • acknowledging that many counties have urban, suburban, and rural influence
  • discussing individual behavior change and community level change through PSE and collective impact
  • considering what’s uniquely urban about Extension in densely populated communities
    • positioning (awareness and accessibility – location/s, communications, etc.)
    • programs (audiences – relevance and impacts),
    • personnel (capacity, diversity, alignment)
    • partnerships (connection and reach)

For Your Calendars:

  • NUEL NC Regional Caucus Meeting, May 2020 in Madison, WI
  • National Urban Extension Conference, Atlantic City, NJ on May 17-20, 2021 at Bally (+NYC), Themes include Rural, Suburban, Urban

Please contact Julie if you have questions. fox.264@osu.edu