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Connections Newsletter: Spring 2020


  1. With the outbreak of coronavirus, most of us are now teleworking from home. In a normal situation, if you were able to work from home for a week, you would typically be feeling happy; but if you have to work at home for a month or longer, that can be a different story. 

  2. Dr. Hanping Wang
    Aquaculture Program Leader 

    Aquaculture team members at The Ohio State University South Centers recently published two papers in top journals within the aquaculture industry.


  1. By Bradford Sherman & Thomas Worley
    CFAES/South Centers

  2. The video production team at The Ohio State University South Centers has been working on several videos (using zoom) on relevant topics that address some of the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus.


  1. By Brad Bapst
    SBDC Director

  2. As employers begin looking beyond the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and start thinking of bringing people back to work, they will be wise to realize the new virus means permanent changes related to their obligation to provide a safe workplace.


  1. By Hannah Scott
    Center for Cooperatives


  1. By Ryan Mapes
    Endeavor Center Manager


  1. By Gary Gao
    Professor and Extension Specialist

  2. By Brad Bergefurd
    Horticulture Extension Specialist


  1. In response to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA), Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), Ohio Manufacturing Extension Program (Ohio MEP), nursing homes, and JobsOhio have joined forces through the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19. 

  2. The Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19 has launched the Ohio Emergency PPE Makers’ Exchange, an online marketplace where organizations that need personal protective equipment (PPE) and related equipment can find a wide selection offered by Ohio manufacturers.


  1. By Christie Welch
    Direct Marketing Program Manager


  1. By Dr. Rafiq Islam
    SWBR Program Leader

  2. By Dr. Rafiq Islam
    SWBR Program Leader

  3. By Dr. Rafiq Islam
    SWBR Program Leader