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The Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop is intended for individuals who hold a current commercial pesticide license. The workshop will take place Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Follow this link for registration information. For further information, contact the Pesticide Safety Education Program at 614-292-4070 or Sourced from: CFAES
We all have bias. An inescapable reality of humanity, bias is the evaluation of one group and its members relative to another and can be implicit or explicit. Implicit bias refers to the way people unconsciously and sometimes unwillingly exhibit feelings, attitudes, and judgments toward other individuals and groups. By understanding the implicit biases embedded in ourselves, we begin to recognize and work to eliminate those biases that increase disparities and liability to local governments. Follow this link to read more. Sourced from: Cities Speak 
Many American rust belt cities have risen high, fallen hard, and come back to life – and a case could be made that none rose so high nor fell quite so far as Cleveland, Ohio. The fortune of this city on the shore of Lake Erie has ebbed and flowed in tandem with its iconic river, the Cuyahoga, whose journey to the lake takes it through the city’s heart. Follow this link to read more. Sourced from: Cities Speak  
CFAES invites you to join their "Strategic Alignment” zoom session which will be held on July 17, from 8:30-10 a.m. This session is a great opportunity for you to engage and share your feedback on this important work. During the session, you will be provided with an overview of the strategic planning work that is currently in progress and then be asked for input to guide the direction for the remaining strategic planning process. After completing the registration form, a link for the zoom meeting will be sent to you. Follow this link to register. Sourced from CFAES 
Register now for the CFAES Teaching & Learning Symposium that will take place on August 13, 2019 at the Fawcett Event Center on the Ohio State Columbus campus. This opportunity provides time to network with fellow educators within the college, as well as build concepts and ideas, and review examples of teaching excellence and innovation for the advancement of student engagement and learning. This year's event will focus on "Teaching Today’s Learners." Through this event, educators as learners are connected to promote and practice the scholarship of teaching, engage in meaningful and authentic teaching-based discourse, and inspire action toward student learning. All members of the college teaching community, including faculty, staff, and graduate students serving as teaching, administrative, and research associates, are encouraged to register and attend this event. This includes colleagues in Columbus, Wooster, and around the state. Follow this link for registration information. Sourced from: CFAES 
Where one lives has a profound impact on health and well-being, be it directly or indirectly. According to the Brookings Institution, “in order for people and neighborhoods to be healthy and successful, various sectors must work collaboratively and that investments in one sector can bring dividends in others” and housing is no different. Join the National Association of Counties on Friday, June 28 at 2 p.m. as they begin to illustrate the ways in which housing can impact resident and community health, to include stability, quality and safety, affordability and neighborhood. Follow this link to learn more. Sourced from: NACO
Tony StaubachThe truth is often less salacious and more complicated than the myth that prevails. Through simplification and reorganization, history begins to make narrative sense. Extension is not immune from this phenomenon. Within the Extension system the legend begins with humble beginnings and good intentions until it is raised up by the federal government and spread nationwide through rural communities. The reality is that Extension is an ever-evolving system that extends well beyond the scope of agriculture and education. According to the USDA the roots of Extension go back to the agricultural clubs from the early 1800s. The real story of Extension is one of institutionalization of private and public efforts that are unsustainable in the traditional economic system. At the National Urban Extension Conference (NUEC), professionals from around the nation gathered to discuss the successes and opportunities of urban extension work, but present in nearly every conversation was the understanding that the role of the Extension professional is to facilitate taking a program to scale. As Extension professionals, the responsibility is not to the myth but to educating the people. That education may look very different when compared to a rural environment, but the intent remains the same. It was a privilege to present at the NUEC, but the greatest learning experience was researching the demographic and programmatic trends in Cincinnati, Ohio. The story of Cincinnati is almost in direct opposition to the myth of Extension. Founded in 1788, the city predates the founding of the USDA but not the agricultural heritage of America. Cincinnati is not known for fertile lands, instead the greatest agricultural achievement is pork production and animal processing. While intimate and extremely important, most people aren’t comfortable with the truth behind animal processing. By the time Extension was founded in 1914, Cincinnati was the 10th largest city in America, the initial focus on rural communities left Cincinnati to continue to grow and develop without the initial support of Extension. Fast forward to 2019 and OSU Extension has become a valued member of the community with a wide reach and great support, but there is still a lot more work to do. The time has come to look at existing infrastructure and identify what needs to be taken to scale. Like a lot of urban counterparts, the goal moving forward is greater collaboration with the community and championing their causes. Thanks to the conversations, reflections, presentations, and research, the conclusion that greater collaboration is going to be key to building a stronger and more sustainable Extension will prevail and benefit not only OSU, CFAES, and Extension but the Greater Cincinnati region, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, the nation, and the world.
The webinar will provide an introduction to the newly published guide, Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System: Established and Suggested Metrics, including examples of metrics in four different themes and ways the guide can be used. Following this introduction, two food system leaders will share how they are using data and metrics to drive system change. There will be time in the webinar for questions, comments, and suggestions for related resources. Presenters and Respondents: • Kathryn Colasanti, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems • Joann Lo, Food Chain Workers Alliance • Lindsey Lunsford, Tuskegee University The webinar will take place Tuesday, July 16 from 3-4 p.m. Follow this link to register. Sourced from: Michigan State University
Samuel Stein’s earliest memory of urban planning as a profession is knowing of a friend of his parents at their synagogue, when he was growing up, who worked in city planning for the City of Providence. “I’m pretty sure he was my first introduction to planning, but I didn’t really get what he did,” Stein says. Follow this link to read more. Sourced from: Next City
In a phenomenon economists call the beauty premium, better-looking people tend to earn more money and are more successful at their careers. But do cities also benefit from a beauty premium? According to a new study by two urban economists, it seems that they do. The study by Gerald A. Carlino of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Albert Saiz of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examines the connection between a city’s beauty and key growth indicators. A raft of previous studies have found a connection between economic and population growth and urban amenities (a broad category ranging from parks to restaurants, art galleries, and museums). But this study takes a much closer look at the effects of beauty itself. Follow this link to read more. Sourced from: City Lab