2016 OSU CARES Seed Grants

May. 24, 2016

Jim Bates

Jim Bates

Patrice Powers-Barker

Patrice Powers-Barker

Brian Butler

Brian Butler

2016 OSU CARES FCS Seed Grant Recipients

The OSU CARES program recently announced its 2016 Seed Grant recipients and several Family and Consumer Sciences members were on teams that were awarded seed grants. The grants, announced during the May 3 Patterson Lecture and Outreach and Engagement Forum, provide up to $25,000 per team to seed new or expanded partnerships.

In total, 17 OSU Extension faculty and staff were among teams from five Ohio State colleges and two institutes/VP units; and 10 community partners were involved in the 2016 seed grants.

“The faculty and staff projects recognized by the OSU CARES Seed Grant program illustrate how interdisciplinary teams of OSU Extension and colleagues from across campus can together develop and implement programs that can make a difference.  We are excited about the work these teams have planned and the work they will be doing this coming year,” said Karen Bruns, OSU CARES leader and faculty emeritus.

The 2016 OSU CARES seed grants focused on:

  • Management of Algal Growth in Ohio’s Medium-Sized Lakes
  • Securing the Future Workforce – Certifying Direct Care Workers in Long-Term Care
  • Place-Based Leadership Academy Initiative
  • Reducing Barriers to Entry for the Direct Sales of Local Foods in Ohio: A Review of Current Laws/Rules and Suggesting Changes for Ohio Businesses

Congratulations to all grant recipients including FCS’s Jim Bates, Brian Butler and Patrice Powers-Barker. A brief description of each grant project and team is available at osucares.osu.edu. Listed below are the grants and teams that included FCS members.

Securing the Future Workforce – Certifying Direct Care Workers in Long-Term Care – awarded $20,500

Principal investigator(s): Anne Johnson, program manager, Alber Enterprise Center, OSU Marion and OSUE – CD; Myra Wilson, program director, Alber Enterprise Center, OSU Marion and OSUE - CD

Partner(s): James Bates, field specialist, Family Wellness with Ohio State University Extension, OSUE - Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Ecology; Cynthia Dougherty, director, Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Kathryn Brod, CEO and president, LeadingAge Ohio; Reverend Kenneth Daniel, CEO and president, United Church Homes; Brianna Mettler, executive director, Community Health Services, National Church Residences; Michele Engelbach, CEO and president, Ohio Eastern Star Home; Dana Ullom-Vucelich, chief human resources and ethics officer, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, Traci Lepicki, associate director, Center on Education and Training for Employment, OSU College of Education and Human Ecology, Brian Butler, program evaluation director, Family and Consumer Sciences, Program Development and Evaluation, Ohio State University Extension, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Reducing Barriers to Entry for the Direct Sales of Local Foods in Ohio: A Review of Current Laws/Rules and Suggesting Changes for Ohio Businesses – awarded $24,500

Principal investigator(s): Eric Barrett, assistant professor, OSU Extension Mahoning County, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Emily Adams, OSU Extension Educator, OSU Extension Coshocton County, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Peggy Hall, assistant professor, OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Partner(s): Jill Clark, assistant professor, The John Glenn College of Public Affairs; Glennon Sweeney, research associate, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; Carol Keck, program coordinator, OSU Extension Delaware County, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Robert Leeds, educator, OSU Extension Delaware County, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Mike Hogan, associate professor, OSU Extension Franklin County, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Christie Welch, program specialist, OSU Extension/Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences/OSU Centers at Piketon; Brian Raison, assistant professor, OSU Extension, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Patrice Powers-Barker, extension educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Co-Leader, Local Foods Signature Program, OSU Extension, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Heather Neikirk, extension educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources and Co-Leader, Local Foods Signature Program, OSU Extension, College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences