American Community Survey Provides New State and Local Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau released its most detailed look at America’s people, places, and economy. New state and local statistics on income, poverty, and health insurance are available in briefs, detailed tables, data profiles, and more. The American Community Survey (ACS) also produces statistics for more than 40 other topics. “Each completed survey is important because it is a building block used to create statistics about communities in America,” said Census Bureau American Community Survey Office Chief Donna Daily. “This information provides an important tool for communities to make data-driven decisions, assess the past, and plan for the future.” Follow this link to learn more.

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Registration is Open for the 2019 Ohio Food Policy Summit

Join Ohio Food Policy Network for the 9th Annual Ohio Food Policy Summit on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, hosted by the Ohio Food Policy Network and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. The Summit will kick-off with a morning workshop “Redesigning the Table: Using Equity and Systems for Collective Action,” which will be led by Johns Hopkins University’s Food Policy Network that is intended to strengthen and equip Ohio’s local food policy councils. This workshop is designed for members of local food policy councils, but anyone interested is welcome to register and attend.
Follow this link to learn more.

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National Urban Extension Leaders Caucus Planning Survey

The 2020 NUEL Caucus planning team held it’s first meeting on August 22, 2019. Below is a tentative summary of the meeting:

  • Caucus Tentative Dates: May 14 & 15 or May 18 & 19 depending on availability of facilities and lodging
  • Caucus Location: Madison, WI
  • The local team in Madison, WI will assist with logistics planning
  • Five leadership themes of resources, systemic equity/cultural competency, healthcare, program delivery in urban areas, and technology were identified
  • Caucus members will be asked for input on topics

Please help NUEL by submitting topics you would like to explore during the Caucus by completing this survey, available until October 5, 2019. Please share with your urban colleagues who might be interested in attending the Caucus. The results of the survey will be presented during their next Caucus meeting on October 28, 2019.

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Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit

Join Urban Ag News, Hort Americas, and Current, powered by GE, for the inaugural Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit on Monday, September 23, 2019. The summit will be held at at the historic Nela Park campus in Cleveland, Ohio. The one-day event features keynote presentations and panel discussions from leading researchers and innovative growers in the Great Lakes region. Attendees will be able to connect with growers, scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs as we shape the future of food and move controlled environment agriculture forward. Follow this link to learn more.

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Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement Welcomes New Graduate Student

DaVonti’ is the Graduate Associate working with the Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement unit.DaVonti’ Haynes is a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership program in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio State at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the College of Social Work. His research interest includes collegiate access for urban and Appalachian populations, successful transition mechanisms, retention, and programming for students from high school to college. DaVonti’ has previously participated in 4-H through the Cuyahoga County Extension Office, and will be a new member of the Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement team at Ohio State University Extension.

Welcome DaVonti’!

 

 

 

 

Food Sovereignty and the Role of Extension: Partnerships that Work

Join the Racial Equity in Food Systems Working Group Monday, September 16, 2019 from 3 – 4 p.m. EST, to learn about “Food Sovereignty and the Role of Extension.” This webinar will provide an introduction to sovereignty, looking at how and why this principle is used in different First Nations communities. Following this introduction, two partners (one from the community and one from Extension) will describe how they have worked together on food sovereignty projects. They will describe how the partnership developed and key elements of a partnership that promotes food sovereignty. There will be time in the webinar for questions, comments, and suggestions of related resources. Presenters include: Janie Simms Hipp, Jennifer K. Gauthier, and Brian Kowalkowski. Follow this link to register.

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2019 World Food Day Flash Talk

The Ohio State University Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT), the Sustainability Institute (SI), University Libraries, and the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) are hosting Food Flash Talks on October 17, 2019, as a part of a series of events for World Food Day. In keeping with World Food Day’s aim to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all, they are looking for speakers who are currently doing research or programming on the environmental, social, political, and/or economic components of food production, access, and distribution. Each flash talk presenter will have 7 minutes to provide a compelling overview of their work to an audience of students, fellow researchers and members of the general public. Open for students, staff, and faculty to submit a proposal until September 20.
Follow this link to submit a proposal.

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Fresh Fest Cleveland: An Urban Farm, Music, Arts & Culture Festival in the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone

The mission of Fresh Fest Cleveland is to celebrate the arts and urban agriculture, promote health and wellness, showcase fresh and local food, all while breaking down the barriers of this unified and fertile neighborhood and emphasizing cultural unity. Fresh Fest will be hosted on one of the largest and most popular urban farms in Cleveland – Rid-All Farm and Otter Park which occupy 26.5 acres of previously vacant and re-purposed land in Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood. The event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 12 – 9 p.m. Follow this link to learn more.

Sourced From: Cuyahoga County Extension