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In this week’s issue:

NO CONNEXTIONS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28

Award Winners at the Extension Annual Conference

There was much to celebrate at the 2016 Extension Annual Conference. Below you will find the list of award winners from the OSUEA Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition, OSUEA Cooperator Dinner and the new Marketing Superstar recognition.

OSUEA Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition

Hoecker Newer Faculty
Jennifer Oppenlander
Stuart Reitz

Hoecker Experienced Faculty
Nicole Strong
John Williams
Steve Castagnoli
Larry Lutcher
Chip Bubl

Education Program Assistant
Miki’ala Souza
Rachel Suits

Classified Staff
Angela Robb
Linda Renslow

Oscar Hagg Extension Communication
David Melville

Hoecker Innovation Grant
Nicole Sanchez
Lauren Grant
Lynette Black and Virginia Bourdeau
Karissa Dishon

Search for Excellence Awards
Get Outdoors Day

Ask an Expert Awards

Faculty Exceptional Performer
Amy Jo Detweiler

Volunteer Exceptional Performer
Chris Rusch

Question of the Year
Glenn Ahrens

ESP Faculty and Staff Awards

Distinguished Team
Youth Advocates for Health – Teens as Teachers

Diversity Multicultural Team
Healthy Kids Club

Diversity Multicultural Individual
Louisa Santamaria

International Service
Shana Withee

Early Career Service
Patty Skinkis

Mid Career Service
Lynette black

Distinguished Service
Shana Withee

Continuing Service Award
Lyla Houglum

Visionary Leadership
Jeff Sherman

Administrative Leadership
Barbara Brody

OSUEA Cooperator, 4-H Hall of Fame & Friends of Extension Awards

4-H Hall of Fame
Arlene Boileau, Warm Springs, Jefferson County
Barbara Griffin-Webb, Polk County
Beverly Hobbs, Statewide
Edythe ‘Edie’ Necochea, Harney County
Lillian Larwood, Statewide

OSUEA Cooperators
Less than 10 years
Wade Bryant & John M. Lane, 4-H Statewide
Marie Clement, Marion County
Ron Hillers, Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
John Kailey, Deschutes County
Jim Liskey, Marion County
Karen & Joe Rinehart, Wallowa County
Darrel Ward, Polk County

OSUEA Cooperators
More than 10 years
Carla & Gary Albright, Tillamook County
Jim Bays, North Willamette Research & Extension Center
Mike Darcy, Clackamas County
Merv & Sally Flemming, Deschutes County
Chuck Packard, Multnomah County
Terri Siddoway, Baker County
TRICO Farms—Roben, Dwight, Alfred & Bonnie Arnoldus,
Union County
Norma Thiele Talburt, Douglas County
Cynthia Weber—Fair Food Booth Manager, Clatsop County

OSUEA Cooperators
Business or Organization
Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter, 4-H Statewide
Coastal Farm & Ranch, Lane County
Community of Christ Church, Lane County
Crook County Agricultural Extension Service District Advisory Board, Crook County
Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Forestry Statewide
Pacific Foods, Multnomah County
Umatilla County Fair Sale Committee, Umatilla County
Wilde Rivers Coast Alliance, Curry County

ESP Friends of Extension
Jan Lohman
Forster Family

Regional Marketing Superstars

Carol Tollefson, Central Oregon
Weston Miller, Clackamas
Jared Delay, Coastal
Claire Sponseller, Columbia Plateau
Angela Robb, East
Vicki Campbell, Metro
Susan Coleman, Mid Columbia
Caren Hottman, South Central
South West, Rhinna Simes
Mary Stewart, West Central

Congratulations to all who were honored.

Extension Annual Conference: Mileage Support

Extension Administration will cover one round trip mileage for one (1) vehicle per county for the event (not per day). Please coordinate use of this with your local office manager/coordinator. Index and activity code to use is FS256D/T841.

Save the Date

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Extension Annual Conference. We hope that it was an rewarding experience.

Please save December 4-7, 2017 on your calendars as that will be the date for next year’s Extension Annual Conference.

New Executive Director for the Oregon 4-H Foundation

From Pamela Rose and Scott Reed:
We are delighted to announce that Mr. Paul Carey is our new Executive Director for the Oregon 4-H Foundation and Director of Development for the Oregon 4-H Youth Development program. Mr. Carey will start in this position on December 1st.

Paul brings a wealth of experience in higher education fundraising and a strong passion for youth development programs. Over the course of his career, he has served in advanced leadership and fundraising positions, including Associate Vice President for Development roles at California State University, Fullerton, Whittier College, and with the Portland State University Foundation. Just prior to relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Paul served as the President of a private high school in southern California where he enjoyed working directly with youth. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and an MBA from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Paul and his wife have three grown children.

In addition to Paul’s primary work location in the OSU Foundation’s Portland office, he will spend dedicated time in Corvallis, and within our Oregon counties.

We know you will join us in welcoming Paul to Oregon and to the great work happening across the state in Oregon 4-H. We know he will be a dedicated partner and colleague in our efforts to advance this extraordinary youth development program.

Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion Job Posting

Outreach & Engagement Assistant Director – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Oregon State University Division of University Outreach & Engagement is recruiting for a full-time, fixed-term, Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #P00867UF. Closing date: 12/11/16. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

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Extension Professional Development Fund

The Extension Professional Development Fund helps to support the Extension Faculty and Staff learn skills that will strengthen their work and the organization as a whole. If you have not had the chance to take advantage of the funding for your own professional development opportunities, please look over the guidelines to become acquainted with this resource.

Professional Development Fund

If you would like to make a tax deductible donate to keep this fund strong and growing, please consider donating through the OSU Foundation. You can even do so through payroll deduction. The Payroll Deduction Form is available if you are interested in having a easy way to donate to the fund.

 

In this week’s issue:

Countdown to 2016 Extension Annual Conference: BEGINS TODAY!

2016 Extension Annual Conference November 14-17

The 2016 Extension Annual Conference begins today at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Main Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis. Extension Administration will be minimally staffed this week due to assisting with the logistics of the Conference.

Follow OSU Outreach and Engagement on Social Media for up to date reports from the 2016 Extension Annual Conference.

Facebook: @OregonStOandE
Twitter: @OregonStOandE

Tag us in your posts and photos with the conference tag: #ExAC16

If you’re not able to join us, check the Facebook page for live video feeds of action at the conference.

O&E Quarterly Conversation, November 18th

OSU’s branding initiative and its impact on University Outreach and Engagement and collaboration opportunities with Precollege programs are the major topics of conversation at the November 18 Quarterly Conversation.

Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and Marketing will give us a look at the brand positioning work being done for OSU, and which will be rolled out beginning in first quarter 2017. Outreach and Engagement will be leveraging that work in 2017.

Kyle Cole, director of Precollege Programs and member of the O&E Council, will talk about the program’s outreach and engagement efforts and opportunities to work together.

Join us in Kidder 202, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., or join via livestream http://live.oregonstate.edu/ and ask your questions online. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

EESC Express

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EESC Express rolls into the station Thursday with 30 minutes of ideas for communication, teaching and working differently. This week learn how to best use Ask an Expert; how to size photos (and about pixels); and a bonus tip on creating project proposals.

Join us on Webex on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Webex meeting number: 923 363 138

Questions? Contact Jeff Hino jeff.hino@oregonstate.edu

Brought to you every 3rd Thursday at 10 a.m. by Extension and Experiment Station Communications

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CORRECTION – Defrees Family

In the last issue of ConnEXTions the Defrees family was cited incorrectly.

The Defrees family who won the award live in Sumpter, Oregon. Their daughter’s name is Dallas.

Outreach and Engagement 1st Monday Update – November 2016

If you missed the November 1st Monday Update, it can be viewed here.

Thank you to Maggie Livesay and Brad Withrow-Robinson for hosting Scott. He is hopeful to be able to visit more offices in the future.  If you’re interesting in hosting a 1st Monday Update, contact Jill Wells in Extension Administration.

Also, take some time to read the blog posts featured in this month’s update:

In this week’s issue:

Countdown to 2016 Extension Annual Conference: 1 week!

Horizon Report on Extension Available for All Extension Professionals

From eXtension:

The eXtension Foundation announced today the public release of the NMC Technology Outlook for Cooperative Extension 2016-2021. This report, also referred to as the Horizon Report, will join the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) family of Horizon Reports on learning-focused organizations and sectors that examine trends and challenges expected to impact their immediate future.

Developed by a panel of 56 Extension peer experts, this report identifies nine key trends, nine significant challenges, and twelve important developments in educational technology that will emerge to demand Cooperative Extension’s attention across three adoption horizons in the next one to five years. The report’s well-researched evidence of these forces presents Extension directors and administrators; land-grant university leaders and faculty; federal, state, and local government; and both public and private funding organizations with guidance for strategic technology planning.

The report was created by eXtension in partnership with the NMC and the ECOP Innovation Task Force. Said Keith L. Smith, chair of the Innovation Task Force in announcing report’s completion and release, “This first-ever Horizon Report on Cooperative Extension helps unify our understanding of the technologies, topics and trends predicted to affect Extension’s national mission and the local communities our professionals serve in the immediate future. With this knowledge, we can work together to focus our efforts and resources on creating innovations in programming that will deliver the greatest impact in meeting future community needs.”

In the months ahead, eXtension will be presenting a series of learning events on the Horizon Report led by Jerry Thomas, Director of eXtension’s Innovation Lab. These events will focus on discussing the findings and receiving Extension professionals’ insights on their professional development needs for responding to the recommended adoption horizons. Says Christine Geith, CEO of the eXtension Foundation, “The Horizon Report and learning event series will inform eXtension’s planning. We must prepare the Extension workforce with the professional development and competencies it needs to translate these foresights into action and impact in local communities.”

Additional information:

Learning event series:

Not your father’s Extension! The transformation of an organizational model

From ACE and eXtension

Wednesday, November 9 at 3:00 pm EST

Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/988442957

Part 2 of a two-part series on program support projects happening in Virginia and Pennsylvania. If interested, also plan to participate in Part 1 on November 2nd, Extension21 – Support Modernization for Virginia Cooperative Extension. Audience: Extension directors, administrators, communication professionals, program teams and anyone else interested.

IBM is the corporate poster child of both success and failure. Once at the pinnacle of achievement for American corporations, in less than 10 years was days away from bankruptcy. Resting on its laurels, they became a dinosaur. In today’s world, it doesn’t take 10 years. With the reality of change or die, Penn State Extension is changing – moving full speed ahead – changing what we do and how we do it, with our sights fully focused on our customers.

We are strategically implementing new operational technologies and strategies that allow us to interact with our customers in ways never before possible. We are developing a new product line focused on customer usability and priorities. We are dramatically expanding our reach and relevance. It has been a long, challenging and winding road. In this webinar we will give a sneak peek at the new Penn State Extension and an overview of the strategy, the structure, and the status, as well as lessons learned along the way.

Our presenters are Mary F. Wirth, ACE Learning Community director, and Jon Emigh.

Mary Wirth currently serves as the director of College Relations and Communications for the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The office is a component of the dean’s office that manages the college’s relationships and strategic communications with external audiences – with a focus on alumni, industry and legislators as well as future students − and covers all three mission areas of the college including education, research and extension.

Jon Emigh is Associate Director of Business Operations for the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Recording will be posted here when available:  https://learn.extension.org/events/2868

Call for Proposals for new i-Three Issue Corp

The eXtension Foundation is launching the first Issue Corps of 2017 with a call for proposals for projects on improving Diversity and Inclusion within Cooperative Extension, its partners, and the public. Proposals are due December 5, 2016.

The Issue Corps experience combines virtual and face-to-face events to assist corps members in developing projects that can have a visible, measurable impact at the local level. Emphasis is on developing innovative projects, programming, applications of technology and professional skills, enabling members to design and implement new approaches they might not have the opportunity pursue otherwise.

Learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion Issue Corps and find answers to these questions and more.

  • What is an eXtension Issue Corps?
  • What does an Diversity and Inclusion Issue Corps project look like?
  • How does the Diversity and Inclusion Issue Corps work?
  • What is required to apply?
  • What are the proposal guidelines?

Additionally, the eXtension Issue Corps leadership team will present a special webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 2:00 p.m. ET to answer questions and provide more information on the Diversity & Inclusion Corps and this call for proposals. For details on this event and to add it to your calendar, visit https://learn.extension.org/events/2881.

National Tree Farmer Award goes to Eastern Oregon family

The Defrees family has been awarded the 2016 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award by the American Tree Farm System. The family will be honored in December at a reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. while celebrating the 75th anniversary of the program.

Congratulations to the Defrees family for a well deserved honor.

Capital PressOregon family wins national tree farmer award.

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversations

A peek at the new OSU branding and logo refresh initiatives will be shared by Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and Marketing at the November 18 Quarterly Conversation. There will be opportunities for Q&A. In addition to Division updates, Kyle Cole, director of Precollege Programs and a member of the University Outreach and Engagement Council, will also be a guest sharing the unit’s outreach and engagement initiatives.

Join us!
November 18
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Kidder 202 or via livestream live.oregonstate.edu (session will also be recorded)

Extension in the News

Seminar teaches how to build a cabin in the woods
The News Review
October 30, 2016
Featuring Steve Bowers and  Francisca Belart

Healthy recipes and effective social marketing campaign improve eating habits
Eureka Alert!
November 3, 2016
Featuring Lauren Tobey, Food Hero