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In this week’s issue:


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.


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:


OSUEA 2015 Awards

Below is the complete list of award recipients for 2015:

This year’s Hoecker Grant Awards:

Title: “Student-built Tsunami Quests Lead to Higher Ground”
Cait Goodwin – PI
Award: $4000

“Decrease Physical Inactivity and Change Health Behaviors in Community Setting”
Barbara Brody – PI
Award: $2090

“Commercial BeeKeeper Training Workshop”
Dr. Ramesh Sagili – PI
Award: $3655

“Smarter Cafeterias Training for Food Service Professionals”
Patty Case – PI
Award: $3500

“Expand the Seed to Supper Program in Benton and Linn County”
Brooke Edmunds – PI
Award: $2755


OSUEA Experienced Faculty Award

Jamie Davis – Lake County
Neil Bell – Polk & Marion County
Todd Williver – Lincoln County
Sandra Carlson – Clatsop County
Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas – 4-H Tech Wizards


OSUEA Newer Faculty Award

Dr. Ramesh Sagili – Corvallis
Katie Ahern – Deschutes County
Toni Stephan – Deschutes County
Jon Gandy – Jefferson County
Robin Maille – Union & Baker Counties


OSUEA Team Award

Youth Advocates for Health (YA4-H!) Teens as Teachers Program
Mary Arnold, 4-H Youth Specialist
Carolyn Ashton – Benton County 4-H
Maggie Livesay – Benton County 4-H
Shanna Northway – Grant County 4-H
Barbara Brody – Malheur County 4-H
Sue Hunt – Josephine County 4-H
Judi Peters – Polk County 4-H
Lynette Black – Wasco County 4-H
Maureen Hosty – Metro 4-H


OSUEA Classified Staff Award

Holly Burton – Douglas County
Laurie Gibson – Linn County


OSUEA Educational Assistant Award

Jared Delay – Clatsop County
Jody Einerson – Benton County

OSUEA Professional Faculty Award (Administrative)

Kim McCullough – Wasco County


OSCAR HAGG Communication Award

Jenny Rudolph – Lead Principal Investigator
FCH/SNAP-Ed Programs – Columbia County
Lauren Tobey – Co-Principal Investigator
SNAP-Ed Program, State Team
Sandra Carlson – Co- Principal Investigator
Clatsop County 4-H
Mandy Hatfield – Co- Principal Investigator
FCH/SNAP-Ed Programs – Douglas County
Rose Jepson-Sullivan – Co-Principal Investigator
SNAP-Ed Program – Lane County & State Team


OSUEA Search For Excellence

Oregon Master Bee Keeper Program
Carolyn Breece and Dr. Ramesh Sagili


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AP/AD Candidate Open Forum Videos

If you were unable to watch the live streams of the Associate Provost/Associate Director of Extension candidate open forums, or would like to rewatch the presentations, they are available to watch at the links below:

Nov. 18, Linda Alexander: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_qogjdjos

Nov. 19, Lindsey Shirley: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_focmrnbl

Dec. 2, Ken Martin: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_kqqpf6nj

Dec. 3, Ed Martin: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_ftyxmy20

Dec. 21, Bill Hubbard: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_mnndq33n


Please fill out an evaluation form (Evaluation AP-AD) to use for input, due by January 7 to Jackie Russell (fill-able pdf, click submit button top left of form to automatically email


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CPHHS Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement/FCH Program Leader Update

From Pamela Rose:

As many of you know the search for the new CPHHS Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement/FCH Program Leader is underway. We understand that there are excellent candidates already in the pool, but the deadline is not until the end of January. With interviews to follow, it is likely that our new leader will hopefully be in place by June or before. Dean Tammy Bray sent out an email today addressing the interim leadership for this position. The FCH program leader duties are being addressed in a team approach. I have been asked to serve as the interim Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement for CPHHS (0.1 FTE) to focus on the following tasks:

  • Continue to move the dial and the dialogue in the role that Oregon Extension (particularly 4-H, FCH & SNAP Ed programs), along with our colleagues in CPHHS, plays in furthering the national Health Extension agenda
  • Continue to strengthen relationships across the college, the campus, and the state for outreach and engagement
  • Work with the team of CPHHS Associate Deans (Marie Harvey and Vicki Ebbeck) and Tammy Bray to review all Promotion and Tenure process and assist with preparations
  • Provide strong communication and overall leadership of the 4-H, FCH and SNAP-Ed units

I am excited to serve in this capacity for this interim period. These are important conversations that I have already begun to be a part of and that will only elevate and enhance the great work being done in Extension and within CPHHS.


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In this week’s issue:


DEADLINE EXTENDED: O&E Leadership Development Program for Executives

There are a few slots remaining for the next LDPE cohort. If you missed the deadline, here’s the opportunity to apply. All applications received by October 19, 2015, will be given full consideration.


Cooperator Nominations Due October 15, 2015

Each year, OSUEA and ESP honor individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to Extension programs. It is through these Cooperators that Extension is able to accomplish so much. To eliminate duplication of efforts, OSUEA has partnered with our ESP affiliate. The deadline for nominations this year is October 15, 2015.

OSUEA Cooperator of the year program has three categories:

  • Individuals with fewer than 10 years of service
  • Individuals with 10 years or more of service and
  • Businesses or Organizations (no time limit).

ESP Friend of Extension Award is the highest recognition presented by an Epsilon Sigma Phi chapter to a non-Extension (lay) person, company, organization or elected official and is designed to recognize truly outstanding support and personal involvement in Extension efforts. The Friend of Extension Award, sponsored by ESP, is open to any non-Extension person, company or organization that has demonstrated outstanding support and involvement in Extension efforts. Past Cooperator Award Winners who have continued to serve and contribute are eligible to be nominated as well. The winner of this award will be nominated for the National ESP Friend of Extension Award.

Take time now with your staff to nominate someone. (OSU Employees are not eligible for this award). The recognition and honor of being named a “2015 OSU Extension Service Cooperator” is a small reward for the time, energy, and dedication a volunteer gives. Every program area in every county, and statewide, has several individuals and businesses who are “you can count on” Cooperators. Now is the time to nominate them for this recognition.
Nomination procedures

Administrators, specialists, agents, and support staff discusses potential nominees for one or more categories.

Prepare a nomination. (see application attachment)

Send in the nomination by October 15. Send nominations electronically to: John.Williams.1@oregonstate.edu.

Continuing this year is the award participation fee (see attached policy)

If you have questions, please feel free to contact John Williams (541-426-3143) or Darrin Walenta (541-963-1010), co-chairs of the OSUEA Cooperator program or Mike Knutz ESP Awards Committee Chair. 503-434-8913.

The nomination form and criteria can also be found on the OSUEA website: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/cooperator-awards


Annual Conference Bowling Night!

The Memorial Union Bowling Room is reserved from 7pm-9:30pm so we will have plenty of time to play and celebrate the winners.

Going with tradition, there will be water, soda and PIZZA! Last year we had Domino’s and they now have a gluten free crust for those that cannot eat wheat. A variety of pizzas will be ordered. Suggestions of pizzas could be sent to donita.rosboro@oegonstate.edu.

The cost will be $12.00 per person for those bowling and eating, $7.00 those who just want to bowl, and $5.00 for those who want to just eat. Please bring cash or a check with you that evening.

Donita has collected some of the trophies from last year’s competition. If anyone has not relinquished their trophy, please let her know!!! She would like to collect them before conference. As heartbreaking as it may be, it will be up to you and your team to WIN THEM BACK!!

Yogi and Elvira Alvarez, Marion Co Ext, have agreed to help out, but if there is anyone else that would like to help, please let Donita know.

Annual Conference Registration will start sooner than you know! Please RSVP to Donita your team name and players, for an estimate head count ahead of time.

Marcia Sherry
Marcia Sherry, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener of the Year


OSU Extension Retiree Opportunity

County Leader Changes for Wasco County

New hybrid Master Gardener class in Lane County

OSUEA Awards – Call for Nominations

Dale and Alice Hoecker Extension Innovative Grants – Apply now!

OSU Honors 25 Master Gardeners for dedicated service

Welcome to the Extension Family!

Save the Date: Retirement Reception for Deborah Maddy

Classes and Trainings


OSU Extension Retiree Opportunity

Following retirement, Fred Smith and his partner Consuelo created a company (Anglatin Ltd.) which has been organizing and operating study tours to North America, South America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Anglatin Ltd. just completed an eight day tour to Chile for a group of Brazilian farmers. A wine tour to Chile, an agriculture tour to Chile, an energy tour to Oregon and a forestry tour to Ireland, Scotland and England are lined up over the next several months.

Fred is interested in adding to the Anglatin team and is reaching out to recently retired extension faculty with knowledge and experience in agriculture, natural resources, rural development , forestry or other natural resource related topics. International travel, work or living experience would also be of value, as well as multilingual skills. A network of professional colleagues, cooperators and “clients” would also be of value.

More information is available at www.anglatin.com, but specific questions can be emailed to anglatin@anglatin.com.


County Leader Changes for Wasco County

Beginning September 1, Lynn Long, who serves as an Extension faculty member and co-county leader for Wasco County, will be on sabbatical leave. Lynette Black, who serves as an Extension 4-H youth development faculty and co-county leader for Wasco County, will take on the full range of county leader duties during Lynn’s five-month leave. Thanks, Lynette, for agreeing to take on additional leadership responsibilities in the weeks ahead. And best wishes to Lynn as during his sabbatic . . . we’ll see you back in your CL role early in 2016!


New hybrid Master Gardener training underway in Lane County.

In the last few years OSU Extension Lane County has been offering Master Gardener training in the evening. Called MG@Night, this option is designed for participants who work or otherwise can’t commit to a traditional full day class. New this year is offering the class in the hybrid format utilizing the Canvas LMS. The goal of utilizing this technology is to be flexible in presenting course content as well as to encourage community building during the 22 week course. Students still receive in-person horticulture lessons, but also participate in volunteer skills development and program specific training online. The course is led by Brooke Edmunds (Extension Community Horticulturist for Linn, Benton and Lane County) and program coordinators Jet Eccleston & Linda Renslow. Brooke designed the new format while participating in the 2015 Extension Hybrid Learning Study Group. Offered by the Extension Hybrid Teaching Initiative and taught by Jeff Hino (EESC) and Cub Kahn (Center for Teaching & Learning), this program resulted in a full course outline, a finished module, exposure to new resources and new relationships with colleagues. This study group is highly recommended if you want to explore how to utilize the hybrid design in your programming.

You can see the MG@Night course in action here: https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/939572

OSUEA Awards – Call for Nominations

The OSUEA Awards Committee is soliciting nominations for this year’s faculty and staff awards through October 15, 2015. The nomination process is fairly easy and there are numerous categories. Awards will be presented at the O & E Annual Conference to be held in Corvallis in December.

Categories for consideration are:

OSUEA Newer and Experienced Faculty/Professional Faculty (non-support) Achievement Awards
Purpose: To recognize superior and distinguished achievement of OSU Extension Association faculty qualify under one of the two categories below.

  • Newer Faculty Award for faculty with fewer than 7 years of experience
  • Experienced Faculty Award for faculty with 7 years or more of experience

OSUEA Classified Staff Award
Purpose: To recognize and reward outstanding and exceptional service by classified and management employees within the Oregon State University Extension Service.

OSUEA Educational Program Assistant Recognition
Purpose: To recognize and reward outstanding and exceptional service by educational program assistants (EPA) who manage and assist in many program

OSUEA Professional Faculty (no-rank) Award
Purpose: To recognize and reward outstanding and exceptional service to the organization by professional faculty (no-rank) members within the Oregon State University Extension Service. Professional (no-rank) faculty includes non-classified positions that provide support to program, administrative, or service operational functions of the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Purpose: To recognize outstanding efforts on the part of a team of Extension faculty, staff or both in responding to and incorporating into a specific educational program or effort within the Oregon State University Extension Service.

For more details on application process go to: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/awards

Deadline for OSUEA Awards is October 15, 2015


Dale and Alice Hoecker Extension Innovative Grants – Apply now!

The OSUEA Awards Committee is now accepting applications for the Dale and Alice Hoecker Extension Innovative and Replication Grants program.

Background: The Dale and Alice Hoecker family established the Extension Innovative Grants Program in 2001 to encourage creative Extension programming. Creative and innovative programs are a primary way in which Extension “pushes the envelope” and tests new ideas, programs, and/or approaches. Replication Grants provide opportunities for Extension to launch new ideas, programs or approaches within their respective assignments.

Grant selection will be based on a brief written proposal: (2 page limit)

Purpose: To encourage and support Extension faculty in developing/replicating and delivering programs that address a high priority need of an Oregon target audience through creative and innovative approaches. This grants program is only for new projects or programs (funding existing programs is not allowed). The project may be a replication program or new design but must be “new” for the respective applicant.

Award: Each grant award will be for a maximum of $4,000. The number of grants and/or amount of the grant may vary based on funds available, but it is anticipated that up to 4 grants may be awarded annually. Funds may be used to support program development, marketing, delivery, evaluation, and/or equipment related to the innovative/replication project.

Awards will be announced during O & E Annual Conference held in Corvallis in December 2015.

For more details on application process go to : http://oregonstate.edu/dept/osuea/awards

The Deadline is October 15, 2015.


OSU Honors 25 Master Gardeners for dedicated service

The OSU Extension Master Gardeners program honored their most dedicated ambassadors this year.  For a full list of those honored, please visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/release/2015/09/osu-honors-25-master-gardeners-dedicated-service


Welcome to the Extension Family!

Leticia Varelas Baker/Union livestock and natural resource faculty

David Melville – Union 4-H SNACZ Coordinator


Save the Date: Retirement Reception for Deborah Maddy

You are cordially invited to a retirement reception to celebrate and recognize the work and achievements of Deborah Maddy, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and Associate Director of the OSU Extension Service. Deb will retire on October 31, 2015, after 18 years of service.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
3:30 – 5 p.m.
MU 104 Joyce Powell Journey Room
Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Hosted by Scott Reed, Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and Director of OSU Extension Service.

Also, planning is still in process, but be on the lookout for details of an Extension celebration for Deb that will be held at Extension Annual Conference.

Classes and Trainings

Search Advocate Workshops
La Grande (Eastern Oregon) – 9/24/15 – Full-Day Search Advocate workshop (9 hours)
Central Point (Southern Oregon) – 1/25/16 – Full-Day Search Advocate Workshop (9 hours)

Search Advocate Update Session (extends search advocate eligibility for 12 months)
OSU Cascades/Bend (Central Oregon) – 9/22/15 – 1 pm to 4:30 pm (3.5 hours)

Practical Introduction to Cheesemaking Short Course,
October 6-8, Oregon State University