I’m sure most of you have heard that The Ohio State University, along with many other organizations and businesses, have closed classes and reduced services.
All OSU offices have been closed in an attempt to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Though we are closed, all employees in our office will still be working full time from remote locations. We want to continue to serve our community, but do it in a safe way that does not contribute to the spread of the Coronavirus.
Here is how you can contact me during this time:
Remote Work Phone Line: 567-344-5013 or call the office (Katie will connect you to me directly) 419-399-8225
Zoom/video conference by appointment
The impact this may have on your stress level is of great concern to me, especially since many of us are in an even more isolated situation than normal. This makes it difficult to check in on each other and have an outlet to get away from stressors on the farm. Make it a point to check in on family and friends, especially those who are dealing with high-stress levels.
To help with this, I’m proposing a Virtual Coffee Shop on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. beginning next week, open to anyone who wants to join for whatever length of time. There’s no agenda. We’ll just talk about whatever comes up! You can join at https://osu.zoom.us/j/694208805 or you may call in at 301-715-8592 and use access code as 694208805. Hope to see some of you on Tuesday! You can call or video in from your computer.
My fellow Ag and Natural Resources Educators and I are working on increasing our virtual presence so look for more there. Watch for our March Madness Agriculture and Natural Resources roll out next week. We will have virtual opportunities at 9:00, noon and 3:00, Monday through Friday to discuss everything from the grain markets and the weather to on-farm research and direct marketing.
See you Tuesday in our coffee shop if it works for you.
Sarah J. Noggle
Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
OSU Extension, Paulding County
503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, OH 45879
419-506-1890 Personal Cell Phone