CFAES News Team

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  1. Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO inspires youth with pathway opportunities exploration

    The Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO, an exciting event dedicated to exploring future career opportunities, concluded its summer session on a high note. From June 12-15, teens from across Ohio gathered on The Ohio State University campus for an immersive experience aimed at discovering pathways in agriculture and related STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) fields. Hosted by Ohio 4-H and the Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the Spark EXPO provided participants with a unique opportunity to engage with industry experts, faculty, and staff, and tour Ohio State’s Columbus campus and the CFAES Wooster campus. More than 50 teens, representing 28 counties, attended, eager to explore potential career paths and gain hands-on...
  2. Ohio State to host Manure Science Review in August

    LONDON, Ohio -- The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will host the 24th annual Manure Science Review on August 6, 2024 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.    Aimed at farmers, crop consultants, soil conservation workers and others, the Manure Science Review will feature speakers and field demonstrations from Ohio State and other qualified companies and institutions.   The mornings speakers will begin with representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), presenting H2Ohio updates as well as best practices for manure application by Frances Springer. Will Osterholz from the Natural Resources Conservation Service will then discuss the effects of manure placement on subsurface drainage,...
  3. Wang appointed to Professorship in Plant Protection

    Columbus, Ohio — April 10, 2024 — Guo-Liang Wang has been appointed to a five-year term as the holder of the Endowed Professorship in Plant Protection at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). This appointment signifies Wang’s exceptional contributions to the field of plant pathology and his continued dedication to advancing agricultural sciences. He brings to this role a wealth of experience and expertise, having served as a highly productive professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at Ohio State since 2008 and an associate chair since 2023.  “Dr. Wang’s dedication to advancing knowledge in plant pathology, coupled with his outstanding record of scholarship, leadership, and service, make...
  4. Ohio State University Extension’s iFarm Immersive Theater. Photo: CFAES

    The Ohio State University and Innergex Renewable Energy partner to bring Immersive Farming Experience to Ohioans

    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...
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    Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague celebrate Ohio Saves Week 2022

    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...
  6. U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack speaks during a visit to The Ohio State University Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. Photo by: Kenneth D. Chamberlain.

    New $1.2 million project to fund climate-smart agriculture at Ohio State

    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...
  7. Farm Science Review announces 2021 Hall of Fame inductees

    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...
  8. 2021 Farm Science Review to be live and in person

    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...
  9. Photo of Linda Lobao, Ahmed E. Yousef, and M. Susie Whittington

    CFAES names 2020–2021 Distinguished Professors

    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. They are: 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...
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    What you should know before butchering on the farm

    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...