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The National Urban Extension Conference will provide opportunities for Extension professionals and applied researchers from all program areas to share their research and innovative educational strategies that address the needs of urban, suburban, and peri-urban populations as well as urban-rural interdependencies. Proposals may be for presentations, workshops, posters, and panels. Abstracts that highlight research and/or outreach activities that involve partnerships between researchers, practitioners, and Extension professionals are especially encouraged. NUEL is seeking proposals categorized in one of these five focus areas for urban programming: • Strengthening Communities • Protecting the Environment • Improving Health • Enriching Youth • Feeding our Communities: Local food systems and networks Follow this link to learn more. Call for Proposals PDF. Follow this link to submit a proposal. Sourced from: NUEL
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The urban water cycle starts with raw water, moves through drinking water treatment then delivery to homes and businesses. Once used, sewers convey it to wastewater treatment plants, where it is treated to public health standards for discharge to rivers, land application, the ocean, or treated further for recycled water. Some water is purified through advanced treatment processes and used to augment water supplies. Water is valuable during all parts of this interconnected urban water cycle – there are opportunities at every step to maximize use that benefits the community, economy, and environment. Viewing water as a resource and understanding the interconnectedness of One Water allows for innovative solutions to arise. Follow this link to read the complete article.  Sourced from: Meeting of the Minds
The Virtual Bridge is an online co-learning community connecting local and regional Impact Collaborative projects across the U.S. for collective impact and is the "backbone" resource designed to collectively drive innovation and action forward toward real and meaningful impacts. eXtension is bringing together some of the best people in the nation to talk about collective impact as part of their Virtual Bridge including national leaders from the Collective Impact Forum. The term "collective impact" has become widely used in the social sector. But, what really is the collective impact approach, and how can it help us achieve our goals, especially in Impact Collaborative projects? Webinar Date/Time: November 15, 2018; 1-2 p.m. EST For more information and registration, please follow this link: Webinar Registration Sourced from: eXtension 
“Building Regional Food Hubs: A Conference Connecting Healthy Food, Farms, and Communities,” will be held on Friday, November 9 in Delaware, Ohio. Learn from food system projects across Ohio, including in Mansfield and the Columbus area, and connect with food system practitioners from around the state while learning from speakers, including: Anna Haas, Local Food Connection in Cincinnati, Ohio Piper Fernwey, Bon Appétit Management Company Leslie Schaller, Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACENet) Casey Hoy, The Ohio State University Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) The registration fee for the day is only $10 (and is free for students). To learn more information and to register, please follow this link. Building Regional Food Hubs. Sourced from: MTSO
Trees enhance urban communities by cleaning the air, reducing concentrations of greenhouse gases, reducing heating and cooling costs, reducing crime, improving water quality, and beautifying our landscapes. Trees in arid urban landscapes face significant stressors due to low precipitation during the growing season and poor soil structure, making irrigation one of the most significant factors in their long-term survival. In this webinar, the speakers will address water needs for urban landscape trees, irrigation strategies, and the ramifications of improper watering on tree health. The webinar is November 13, 2018, at 4 p.m. EST. For more information and registration, follow this link: Webinar Registration Sourced from: eXtension

 
Recently Dr. Cathann Kress gave an address discussing the changes in the college since its foundation as a land-grant University. Dr. Kress is the Vice President and Dean of the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. During the address she discussed the evolution of the University, and how changes are being made to ensure CFAES continues to be a relevant part of Ohio State in the future. The College has begun to engage more with the community by enhancing partnerships and shifting from project-based work to work based on common goals and shared interests. Follow this link to the Dean Kress’s state of the college address.

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