OSU South Centers Live Stream – Emily Wickham-OSU Student Spotlight

(Submitted by Patrick Dengel, Business Development Specialist, Small Business Development Center and Adjunct Instructor, University of Rio Grande MBA Program/OSU South Centers Collaboration, OSU South Centers)

Originally posted to YouTube
on January 26, 2017
Guest: Emily Wickham, Ohio State University, Student Services Coordinator and
Interviewer: Patrick Dengel, Business Development Specialist, Small Business Development Center and Adjunct Instructor, University of Rio Grande MBA Program/OSU South Centers Collaboration, OSU South Centers
discussing OSU Student Services.

Small Business Class May-June

(Shared by Brad Bapst, Director, Small Business Development Center, OSU South Centers)

Small Business Class May-June 2017
WHEN: Every Tuesday & Thursday from May 2 through June 1, 2017
TIME: 1:00—4:00 p.m.
WHERE: OSU Endeavor Center 1864 Shyville Road Piketon, Ohio 45661
FEE: $15
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017

For more information and/or to obtain a registration form, call 740-289-2371 or toll free at 1-866-820-1185 or see
www.businessdevelopmentprogram.org

Tips for Planning your Next Training Event

(Submitted by Jennifer Dunn, Program Assistant, Endeavor Center, OSU South Centers)

As the New Year approaches the need for sharing new information with your employees does also. Below is a simple checklist to follow to help you set up your meeting.

Step 1
Meeting Topic

Step 2
Pick a month for your meeting and a few dates with in that month that would work best for your company’s schedule.

Pick your meeting location and get a feel for the availability of the location.
Contact your presenters and work out a date.
Finalize the location date.

Step 3
Ounce your meeting date is secured. Deicide the time of your meeting and if you will be serving coffee, breakfast, lunch, or a snack.

Check with your location to see if they have catering service available or find a caterer. Often times catering slots fill quickly.

Check with your presenter and see what his/her equipment needs will be. Does he/she have any flyers that will need copied or training manuals that will need to be sent to your meeting location?

Make sure your location meets the presenter’s needs.

If needed arrange a set up time at your location for your presenter.

If you are in need of assistance in scheduling your next meeting or training event please contact Jennifer Dunn at OSU South Centers, Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH. 45661, 740-289-1605 or dunn.595@osu.edu.

4-26-2017 Ohio Business Matchmaker

(Shared by Brad Bapst, Director, Small Business Development Center, OSU South Centers)

2017 Ohio Business Matchmaker

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wright State University Nutter Center
3640 Colonel Glen Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Register Now: www.ohiobusinessmatchmaking.org

The 2017 Ohio Business Matchmaker is an event created to help Ohio and surrounding businesses to develop relationships with government buyers and large prime contractors. This event will feature one-on-one matchmaking with agencies and large prime contractors from local, state and federal organizations. The event will also host a small business counseling suite, pre-scheduled matchmaking, breakfast and lunch, and webinar matchmaker preparation series. The Ohio Business Matchmaker allows businesses to either pre-schedule appointments or create their own unscheduled matchmaking the day of the event.

The Ohio Cooperative Development Center and OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics prepare the next generation of cooperative leaders

(Submitted by Ivory Harlow, Program Assistant, Ohio Cooperative Development Center, OSU South Centers)

Agricultural cooperatives have demonstrated steady growth and stable financial performance in recent years. They make strong contributions to the U.S. economy and create new employment opportunities for college graduates with degrees in agriculture. In 2015 there were 2,047 agricultural cooperatives in the United States, with a net income of $7 billion dollars and 136,300 full-time employees (USDA, SR79 Agricultural Cooperative Statistics).

The Ohio State University has a long history of supporting cooperative education, including a long-offered undergraduate agricultural economics course that focuses specifically on the cooperative model. The Ohio Cooperative Development Center (OCDC) collaborates with Dr. Tom Worley and Dr. David Hahn of The Ohio State University Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics (AEDE) to facilitate components of the course. AEDE 3141 develops students’ understanding of the cooperative business model and cooperative principles as they relate to the organization and management of agribusinesses.

OCDC works with teams of students to develop cooperative leadership multi-media projects. First, students choose a cooperative topic of interest on which to focus their project. Students may choose topics like the unique aspects of managing a co-op compared to investor-owned firms; the concept of the patronage refund and its role in the cooperative business model; or the roles and responsibilities of co-op members in the success of their business. Next, OCDC and course instructors are available to connect students with current cooperative managers, directors, or officers who share operational knowledge and real-world experience of the topic. Students interview the cooperative leader and compile interviews and background materials to create a 3-5 minute multimedia presentation.

Students complete AEDE 3141 with a comprehensive understanding of agricultural cooperatives from coursework, lectures, and face-to-face discussions with cooperative leaders. The multimedia project helps students build skills in digital production and fosters meaningful connections with industry leaders.

“Access to engaging cooperative education materials for developers of new cooperatives, stakeholders of existing cooperatives, and students of cooperatives is one of the major challenges OCDC faces when providing education and technical assistance to the public and start-up cooperatives,” said Program Manager Hannah Scott. The benefit of the student multi-media projects reaches far beyond their personal learning, providing public education in an accessible and engaging format.

The Center showcases students’ multimedia projects on the Ohio Cooperative Development Center’s website and utilizes students’ videos in OCDC’s cooperative education and outreach efforts. Past student projects can be viewed at https://southcenters.osu.edu/cooperatives/cooperative-resources.

The center also plans to feature student projects in OCDC’s upcoming online training, Co-op Mastery: Beyond Cooperatives 101. The training will be housed in the public access version of Canvas, The Ohio State University’s online learning management system. The course will be available to the public in 2018.

Reference: Agricultural Cooperative Statistics SR79, 2015, USDA Rural Development. Retrieved April 10, 2017 from https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/publications/SR79AgriculturalCooperativeStatistics2015_0.pdf

Dr. Thomas Worley, Director, Ohio State University South Centers

(Submitted by Patrick Dengel, Business Development Specialist, Small Business Development Center and Adjunct Instructor, University of Rio Grande MBA Program/OSU South Centers Collaboration, OSU South Centers)

Originally posted to YouTube
on March 24, 2015
Luke Lawrence, Student at the University of Rio Grande, interviewed Dr. Worley regarding the four (4) major program areas at The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, Ohio on March 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Dr. Worley will spotlight, the Research and Educational Programs that include: HORTICULTIRE, AQUACULTURE. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NETWORK and SOIL/WATER.