In this week’s issue:
Extension Annual Conference Wrap Up
Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 Extension Annual Conference a success.
Extension Administration and OSUEA is interested in your feedback. Please take the time to fill out the short survey on the conference so that the committee can make any needed adjustments for next year.
While at conference, was there a moment when things finally clicked for you? Did you learn a new approach to solving a problem? Did you learn something new about a program, employee or Extension all together? If you had an “A-ha” moment while at conference, please share it with us in the comment section.
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Faculty and Staff Awards Recognition at the 2015 Extension Conference
The OSUEA Awards are to recognize superior and distinguished achievement of OSU Extension Association faculty and staff. The Dale and Alice Hoecker family established the Extension Innovative Grant Program in 2001 to encourage and support Extension faculty in developing and delivering programs that address a high priority need for an Oregon target audience through creative and innovative approaches. Hoecker grant recipients receive up to $4,000 for their proposed project.
Hoecker Newer Faculty
Hoecker Experienced Faculty
Education Program Assistant
Youth Advocates for Health Yeah 4-H
Oscar Hagg Extension Communication
Rose Jepson Sullivan
Hoecker Innovation Grant Program
OSU Extension Association Search for Excellence Awards
The Search for Excellence program recognizes and honors accomplishments in Extension Education through an OSUEA peer selection and review process.
Oregon Master Beekeeper Program
Team Members: Caroln Breece and Dr. Ramesh Sagili
Ask an Expert
When the very first online question arrived in our system in 2011, few knew that OSU Extension Service’s Ask an Expert system would become a flagship engagement tool for OSU Extension. Since that time, Extension faculty, staff and Master Gardener™ volunteers have answered over 15,000 questions, reaching out to thousands of Oregonians—more than half of whom of whom have never before interacted with Extension.
Faculty Exceptional Performer
Pam Opfer, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Benton County
Faculty Exceptional Performer Runner-up
Bill Buhrig, Crops & Forages Faculty, Malheur County
Volunteer Exceptional Performer
Pat Patterson, Master Gardener, Lane County
Volunteer Exceptional Performer Runner-up
Anna Ashby, Master Gardener, Yamhill County
Question of the Year
Linda Brewer, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Horticulture Department
ESP Faculty & Staff Awards
Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) is dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and developing the Extension profession and professional. These awards are designed to pay the highest chapter tribute to Extension professionals who have consistently exhibited leadership and excellence in Extension program planning, delivery, evaluation, program support and/or administration.
Meritorious Support Service
Diversity Multicultural Individual
Diversity Multicultural Team
OSU Open Campus Juntos Program
Early Career Service
Mid Career Service
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Mark Platten presentation
For those of you who weren’t able to attend Keynote Speaker, Mark Platten’s presentation at the Extension Conference, or need a refresher, you can view his presentation slides here.
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Vote for your favorite OSU climate or food systems project
At the Annual Extension Conference, Chris Geith, CEO of eXtension, presented on the i-Three strategy to develop new programs centered on Issues, Innovation and Impact where a group of 200 Cooperative Extension System professionals will make up the i-Three Corps. Three (3) Extension Professionals in Oregon have submitted applications to be a part of that group and you can vote for Amy Garett, Brooke Edmunds or Victor Villegas to be a part co-inventing the future.
eXtension will work alongside them to make a measurable impact on issues related to climate and food systems by experimenting with new tools and modeling new behaviors. Help OSU stand out by voting for your favorite OSU project (only one vote per person). Voting closes at midnight on December 16. To learn more about the projects and to vote for your OSU favorite, click: Seed to Supper, Dry Farming Project, and Drones aiding food security and sustainability. If you’d like to learn about the other 97 nominated programs, go to Vote For the Corps.
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Digital Measures video resources now online
Linda Brewer has posted videos on the Extension/CAS Digital measures for you to reference. The videos include information on:
- 2015 Reporting Checklist for Extension
- Using Digital Measures – Getting Help!
- How to login
- And MORE!
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Thank you for Tweeting
While at the 2015 OSU Extension Annual Conference, many attendees took to social media with the hashtag #OSUExtCon. It was great to see people engaged with the conference in a different way. During Chris Geith’s presentation, attendees were encouraged to tweet their answer to the question, “What would you like to learn in 15 minutes?”
The hashtag was shared with another OSU who happened to be having an Extension Conference at the same time. Oregon State had the opportunity to learn about Ohio State’s Extension Conference by viewing all the tweets to #OSUExtCon.
For a recap of the conference, check out all the tweets from both universities here.
If you would like to learn more about how to effectively use social media, Victor Villegas will be hosting a Social Media webinar on December 16th at 11am through eXtension.
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