10 Principals of Twenty-First Century Leadership

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10 Principles of Twenty-First Century Leadership

From:  Strock, J. (2019).  Serve to lead 2.0: 21st century leaders manual.  Serve to Lead Group https://servetolead.org



  1. “Everybody can lead, because anyone can serve.
  2. The most valuable resource of any enterprise is its people.
  3. We are in transition from a transaction-based world to a relationship-based world.
  4. Leadership is a relationship between empowered, consenting adults.
  5. Leadership is a dynamic relationship.
  6. There is no universal leadership style.
  7. Leadership roles are converging.
  8. A leader’s unique task is to imagine and advance a vision.
  9. Love is the highest level of leadership relationship.
  10. Character is a competitive advantage (p.67-68).”



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Are you tired of cooking and the costs of groceries? Here are some tips to help.

Leeanna McKamey

SNAP-Ed Program Assistant

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County


  • Look in your cabinets and see what you already have. Then use those items to help make out meals for the rest of the week.  Do this as a family.  The more input everyone gives, the more they will enjoy the meals.  When planning meals, remember to try and include all five food groups.  Fruits, Dairy, Protein, Grains and Vegetables.
  • Include meals that you can combine food groups. Look up easy recipes online.  Soup and stews are a great way to add more vegetables and grains while using less meat proteins which are expensive.  If your family struggles with eating dairy and fruits, put low-fat yogurt and a can of fruit in the mixer, then freeze for a cold treat.
  • Before going to the grocery ALWAYS make out your grocery list and stick to it. Stay out of aisles that don’t contain items on your list.  If your budget allows, add ONE item that your family loves that you haven’t had for a while.
  • Check for sales and coupons online and in the paper.
  • Make meals a positive time together. Encourage everyone to help and enjoy this time together.


Below is a fun recipe that is easy to make:


Scrambled Eggs in a Mug

Servings 1 | Prep time 5 mins. | Total time 7 mins.

Equipment: Microwave-safe mug or small bowl, Cutting board

Utensils: Fork or whisk, knife



1 teaspoon unsalted butter

1 large egg

1 ½ tablespoons low-fat milk

Pinch of salt

Pinch of black pepper

¼ cup fresh, diced, mixed vegetables (halved grape tomatoes, broccoli, peppers and onion)

½ piece of bread torn into small pieces (optional)

1 tablespoon shredded cheese (e.g., cheddar cheese, mozzarella, etc.)


Nutritional Information:

Calories 200

Total Fat 12g

Sodium 510mg

Total Carbs 12g

Protein 12g



  1. Before you begin, wash your hands, surfaces, utensils, and produce.
  2. In a microwave-safe mug or bowl, microwave butter for 10 seconds or just until melted. Add egg, salt, and pepper and whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined and egg white is incorporated.
  3. Add vegetables, bread (if using), and shredded cheese and stir all together. Make sure ingredients are evenly dispersed and have not settled to bottom of mug.
  4. Place mug or bowl into microwave and cook on high for one minute.
  5. Remove mug or bowl, stir with a fork, and microwave on high for an additional minute. Serve immediately.



Local Foods Directory Website

Brooke Beam, PhD

Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development Extension Educator

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County

April 22, 2020


Two weeks ago, we launched a Qualtrics survey to collect contact information about local food producers. While we are updating the site with more local farms daily, the site is live and can be used as a resource by anyone looking to purchase local food. You can visit the site at https://u.osu.edu/localfoodproducers/. The survey link is also available on the Local Food Producers Directory home page if you would like to add your farm to the list.

Ohio 4-H Project Central

Search for new and different projects to take. Learn all about projects, what other people think of it, and view sample pages. Rate a project you have already taken and share your feedback.

Please take time to rate the projects you have taken! This will give feedback to 4-H Educators as they continue to update and create new projects. Do all this at: www.ohio4h.org/projectcentral 

4-H Graduation Cords

4-H Graduation Cords

4-H Graduation Honor Cords will be available this year for current 4-H seniors to purchase. These green and white cords will proudly proclaim seniors’ long-time active involvement in the Highland County 4-H Program and their local 4-H club. The cords, pictured here, are available from OSU Extension Highland County. To order yours, please send a check, payable to OSU Extension, Highland County, in the amount of $15.00, on or before Thursday, April 9.  We will place the order with National 4-H Supply, and let you know when you can stop in to pick up your cords. Of course, purchasing and wearing the cords is optional. We will provide all area high schools with a list of all our graduating seniors who purchase a cord so they are aware of what the cord represents. Let’s show our colors at graduation.  An order form is attached, or available online at: https://highland.osu.edu/sites/highland/files/imce/Graduation%20cord%20letter.pdf

OSU Extension Offices Close Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Brooke Beam, PhD

Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County

March 18, 2020

As we all follow the daily updates on the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), there are several updates from Ohio State University Extension. All of the OSU Extension offices in Ohio will be closed during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The university is committed to doing everything possible to promote the safety of our community as we respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illnesses is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals might interact and transmit the disease. The university has requested that employees telework, hold meetings virtually, or postpone them.

The safety of our community is our top priority. We realize that our COVID-19 policy guidelines will cause disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. We will share updates as more information becomes available. Learn how we’re working to keep our communities safe at wexnermedical.osu.edu/features/coronavirus.

Due to the change in local programming plans, we are planning to have several video updates on our social media pages, in particular our Facebook page and county blog. Tune-in for virtual programming on a variety of topics over the next few weeks. You can find us online under OSU Extension Highland County.

We are able to address your concerns and questions through emails, phone calls, and other virtual means. Please contact us for further assistance through the following means:

Kathy Bruynis, Area Leader and 4-H               937 – 500 – 6919        bruynis.5@osu.edu

Brooke Beam, ANR/CD                                   937 – 403 – 0993        beam.49@osu.edu

Danielle Combs, 4-H                                       937 – 217 – 7463        combs.311@osu.edu

Leeanna McKamey, SNAP Ed                          937 – 403 – 0138        mckamey.6@osu.edu

Tammy Newsome, Office Associate               937 – 403- 0883          newsome.95@osu.edu

Social distancing may be a challenge for some, but it is vitally important that we follow the guidelines to give the health care system a chance to keep up with the patients. The EPA has published a list of disinfectants that meet their criteria for use against COVID-19. The full list is available here: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

In this challenging time, stay connected to your family, friends, and elderly neighbors. Calls, texts, and emails will mean a lot to people who are socially and geographically distanced from others. While this situation is definitely disrupting our daily lives, try to find something positive from this situation.

Follow OSU Extension Highland County on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and the county blog for up-to-date information about virtual programming that will be offered over the coming weeks. For more information, contact us using the numbers and emails listed above.




4-H Updates and New Changes

Updates for 2020

Stay tuned to Email and Facebook for the latest updates and changes to upcoming events.  We would like everyone to stay healthy.

The latest Highland County 4-H Calendar can be found at highland.osu.edu

New for 2020

  • Make-Up judging will now be prior to Summer Judging; July 1. Members must call ahead to schedule an interview.
  • Pre-Fair judging will be held on August 22 starting at 9a.m. in the Jr. Fair Building at the Fairgrounds.
  • Skillathon OR a Project Interview is a requirement for ALL animal projects to be shown at fair-this is for project completion only.  Exhibitors must bring a 2020 up-to-date project book. 

3 options for competition :

1)Project Interviews for 4-H will on Entry Day on July 17 from 12 (noon) – 6p.m.

2)Skillathon with OME eligibility and 4-H will be August 22 from 10a.m – 5p.m.

3)Last Chance skillathon for 4-H is August 29 from 10a.m. – 2p.m.