COLUMBUS, Ohio–The Ohio State University Foundation is pleased to announce that Palomino Solar, a subsidiary of Innergex Renewable Energy has made a generous donation to support Ohio State University Extension’s iFarm Immersive Theater through the purchase of and funding maintenance of the iFarm Immersive Theater.
The theater’s mobile structure, designed by OSU Extension, the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), gives viewers the opportunity to participate in multiple immersive agricultural experiences.
The iFarm Immersive Theater provides visitors with an IMAX theater-like performance, with a firsthand look at interesting topics in real time, including sound and motion. Inside the iFarm dome...
The annual campaign focuses on helping Ohioans build financial resilience.
Columbus – Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague are proud to partner in celebrating Ohio Saves Week, an annual statewide campaign and recognition of the larger America Saves Week that encourages individuals and families to check in on their finances by highlighting several key areas that contribute to financial stability. Beginning an automatic saving plan, reducing debt, and planning for retirement and unexpected expenses are all strategies to help build a more stable financial situation.
Ohio Saves Week will tie in with America Saves Week, which will take place this year February 21-25.
During last year’s campaign, Ohioans made an average pledge to save $1,240...
COLUMBUS, Ohio–Conservation measures and climate-smart agriculture at The Ohio State University got a boost last week with the announcement of a $1.2 million investment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund a new robotic irrigation system.
USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced the project Friday during a tour of Ohio State’s Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory to highlight the critical role of agriculture in the nation’s economy and the administration’s investment in agricultural research and extension.
Waterman is part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
The project is designed to advance climate-smart agriculture as it relates to efficiently...
LONDON, Ohio—The annual Farm Science Review trade show, now in its 59th year, has announced Jim Karcher of Apple Creek, Gerald Reid of Wooster, and Ken Ulrich of South Charleston as the 2021 inductees into its Hall of Fame.
Each year, the Review, which is hosted by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), honors individuals who go above and beyond to ensure the best possible experience for visitors and the continued sustainability of the show site, CFAES’ Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London.
This year’s Review runs Sept. 21–23, with the inductees being honored at a private event.
Jim Karcher, Apple Creek
Jim Karcher, former manager of grounds at...
LONDON, Ohio—The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, which was held online last year because of the pandemic, will return this year to be live and in person for the 59th annual event.
The premier agricultural education and industry exposition is set for Sept. 21–23 at Ohio State’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 135 State Route 38, near London.
“While research, teaching, and serving communities throughout Ohio never stopped during the pandemic, we are grateful to once again be in person, working together, to advance our industry,” said Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
CFAES is the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has announced three faculty members as its 2020–2021 Distinguished Professors of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, recognizing the excellence of their work in the college’s three missions—teaching, research, and outreach and engagement—and the significant impact they have had in their fields.
Linda Lobao, professor of rural sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources
M. Susie Whittington, professor of agriscience education in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) and executive director of Academic Enrichment and the Second-Year Transformational...
COLUMBUS, Ohio—There’s growing interest in on-farm butchering, say experts at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), and they’re offering guidance for doing it right.
As major meat processors have suffered shutdowns and back-ups because of COVID-19, and as small processors have been swamped with business as an alternative for slaughtering market-ready livestock, more and more farmers have started to think about simply doing it themselves.
But processing livestock safely, humanely, and legally isn’t a simple thing at all, said Lyda Garcia, assistant professor of meat science in the CFAES Department of Animal Sciences.
“I grew up in south Texas, where on-the-farm animal...