Matthew Marx

  1. PHOTO: Front row, from left: Chris Henney, Floyd Poruban, Kristi-Warren Scott. Back row, from left: Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs Steven Neal, Richard Edema, Leandro Cruppe, Bo Harstine, Bryan Garton, Steve Goodwin, Leah Curtis, Bob Birkenholz, Virgil Strickler, Alumni Board President Nick Rettig.

    12 recognized at CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon

    COLUMBUS—The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) congratulates its 2019 Alumni Awards recipients. “It is wonderful to see so many people from our college community here to share their support for these outstanding honorees,’’ Steven Neal, CFAES associate dean and director of academic programs, told 140 alumni, relatives, faculty, staff, and friends during an awards luncheon on March 2. “We are all inspired by the accomplishments of these individuals.” In all, 12 individuals received awards during the annual event, held on Ohio State’s Columbus campus at the Fawcett Center: The Meritorious Service Award is given to alumni or non-alumni who have been singularly significant in CFAES...
  2. Groundbreaking for Franklin County Kunz-Brundige Extension Building.

    Media Advisory: Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building Groundbreaking June 29 at Waterman

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A groundbreaking ceremony Friday, June 29, will launch construction of the new venue for OSU Extension’s cutting-edge research and community engagement in Franklin County. The 10,500-square-foot Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building is the first of three new facilities planned for Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory on The Ohio State University campus. This new building is made possible thanks to an $11 million gift from Patricia Brundige, which will also support two endowed Franklin County 4-H educator positions and an endowed Franklin County support fund. “We envision the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Office as a hub for teaching, research and community engagement around food, health, agricultural...
  3. PHOTO: Front row, from left: Alumni Board President Cyndi Brill, Dale Seiberling, Ming-Tsao Chen, Alexander Grobman, Clifford Baughman, Dean Cathann Kress, Rohini Desai Mulchandani, Edison Fowlks. Back row, from left, Michael Day, Kent Hammond, Carl Zulauf, Joel Korte, Kevin Fath, W. Kirk Miller. Not pictured: Nutsuda Sumonsiri. Photo: College Office of Advancement.

    Ohio State CFAES recognizes 13 at its Alumni Awards Banquet

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Congratulations to the recipients of 2018 Alumni Awards from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. “Each of our award recipients has increased the value and reputation of CFAES. Because of them, all of us within our community benefit,” CFAES Dean and Vice President for Agricultural Administration Cathann A. Kress told 180 alumni, relatives, faculty, staff and friends during an awards luncheon on March 3. In all, 13 individuals received awards during the annual event: The Meritorious Service Award is given to alumni or non-alumni who have been singularly significant in CFAES’s quest for excellence. Michael Day, (CFAES faculty emeritus) Laramie, Wyoming Kent Hammond (1972...
  4. Ohio Agribusiness Community to Benefit from New CFAES Center for Cooperatives

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s agribusiness community, agricultural cooperatives and students in The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will have greater access to research, educational opportunities and technical expertise through a new, college-wide Center for Cooperatives. The center, with staff based at CFAES’s Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, will have a faculty presence on the Columbus campus. It will integrate the college’s current activities and operations that support cooperative business development, will engage directly with long-established cooperatives, and will provide education both in the classroom and through CFAES’s Ohio State University Extension program and...
  5. From left: Sarah D. Williams, Dr. Linda Martin, Dr. Cathann A. Kress, Dr. Bobby Moser and Pat Moser. (Photo by John Rice)

    $700,000 gift to Ohio State CFAES Helps Create Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community

    COLUMBUS, Ohio ­— A new program will encourage holistic study and community engagement to address food security issues thanks to a $700,000 gift from The Columbus Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Pat and Bobby Moser. The gift, presented to The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences last month, creates the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Bobby Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community endowed fund. Moser retired in 2011 after serving for 20 years as dean of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The learning community is made possible through a partnership involving CFAES and the donors. Grants from W.K. Kellogg to The Columbus Foundation are being designated by...
  6. Pictured in the photo, from left, are Chris Purvis, AGC Heat Transfer; John Piganelli, Fristam Pumps; Beth Kloos, OCS Process Systems; Joe Woodard, Rockwell Automation; Valente Alvarez, CFAES; Carla Guzman, Tetra Pak; Parker Burke, Anderson-Negele and Neil O'Connor, Pentair.

    New equipment donations enhance food industry research, learning and commercial enterprise at Ohio State pilot plant.

    COLUMBUS -- Eventually, anyone who eats food produced in Ohio may see -- or taste -- the benefits of some recent equipment donated to The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). In addition to a new teaching tool for food science students, the gift from nine corporate donors will provide hands-on training and applied research opportunities for Ohio’s food industry professionals and entrepreneurs. The state-of-the-art systems are located in the pilot plant at the Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center in the Ohio State Department of Food Science and Technology: An HTST Pasteurizer Skid and Homogenizer allows for processing of milk, dairy and non-dairy products, including frozen dessert mixes, non-dairy milks (almond, soy,...
  7. Rafael Jimenez-Flores

    Got Concerns? Dairy Scholar Extols Nutritional Virtues of Milk

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The erosion of milk’s reputation as a healthy food choice is the biggest issue facing the nation’s dairy industry, said the new dairy chair for The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “We could survive longer on milk without food, without water, without pizza, than you can survive on anything else,” said Rafael Jimenez-Flores, who joined the college as the J.T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods earlier this year. Jimenez-Flores has made it his mission to demonstrate scientifically the nutritional benefits of milk in the face of “fear mongering” that may have led to some public misconceptions that it is not good for you. “It is unethical to use fear...
  8. Rendering of future OSU Extension Franklin County building

    $5 Million Gift Gives Ohio State Extension New Facility at Waterman Site

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- A $5 million gift will extend the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The gift creates the Franklin County Extension Building Capital Fund, which will be used for construction and maintenance of new Franklin County Extension offices and learning spaces on Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. Waterman consists of 261 acres of farmland located northwest of West Lane Avenue and Kenny Road. Waterman is designated for a major renovation into a research, learning and outreach hub. Bringing Franklin County Extension to Waterman will put cutting-edge research at the extension office’s front door. The new office will engage the community in demonstration gardens, large urban farm...
  9. pipelines across farm field

    Donation Launches Ohio State Study of Natural Gas Pipelines’ Impact on Farm Soil

    WOOSTER, Ohio — A study of how natural gas pipeline installations affect Ohio cropland productivity begins this fall thanks to a $200,000 gift from Kinder Morgan, Inc. to The Ohio State University. The study, to be overseen by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, focuses on soil disturbance caused by statewide pipeline installations. Kinder Morgan’s gift allows the college to begin identifying and sampling soil from farmer fields this fall, said Steve Culman, soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University Extension and project leader. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college. Over the course of three years, the college will survey and take samples from 50 fields statewide, predominantly in rural areas. Samples will be taken before and...
  10. Cunningham Named to National 4-H Hall of Fame

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A central Ohioan and long-time 4-H volunteer will be inducted into the 2015 National 4-H Hall of Fame. Clarence Cunningham of Hilliard, Ohio, will be honored at an enshrinement ceremony planned for Oct. 9 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Cunningham is an Ohio 4-H Foundation board member and alum of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). “I am honored that someone would think that I should even be nominated, then to be selected. I am excited,” he said. Cunningham earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural education from Ohio State, where he taught as a professor for CFAES and for Ohio State University Extension from 1957 to 1988....
  11. Holly Huellemeier

    Scholarships: Opening the Door to Higher Education

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Like most students enrolled in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, Holly Huellemeier has received empowering financial assistance in the form of scholarship. “Getting that scholarship from the college really motivated me academically and it made me want to come here because it made me feel wanted,” said Huellemeier, a freshman from Georgetown, Kentucky. “It motivated me to strive for academic excellence because I know that there is someone behind me.” Offering scholarships — which are supported through donations — helps the college attract top students who are selecting from competing institutions. “College is an investment and we have a team in place to see how we can...
  12. Dorothy Teater

    $500,000 Gift from Dorothy Teater Creates New CFAES Endowment

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A $500,000 gift from Dorothy Teater and her four sons to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will help both natural resources students and in-career professionals. The gift from Mrs. Teater, a retired Franklin County Commission member, and four sons establishes the Dr. Robert W. Teater Endowed Fund (#482635), named after her late husband, a director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for eight years. Before that, he had been director of Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. SENR is part of CFAES. The endowed fund will provide scholarships to natural resources professionals or other mid-career students in that field of study. Furthermore, it will provide program support for undergraduate and...
  13. Pictured, left to right: Chris Delisio, chief advancement officer for CFAES; Faye Coughenou, a friend of the late Delma Roush

    Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Receives Record $7 million gift

    Funding from Gallia County hotelier Roush will support CFAES students Columbus, Ohio—A $7 million estate gift from the late Delma Roush will establish the Delma L. Roush Scholarship Fund in support of students in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The gift is a record donation to the college.                                 The Roush fund, endowed in perpetuity, will provide annual, renewable support to graduate or undergraduate students from Gallia, Meigs or Jackson counties. Eligible students must have finished in the top third of their high school class and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average while enrolled in the college, which includes...
  14. Ani L. Katchova

    New Center Links Cooperative Enterprise and Ohio State

    Editor: October is national Co-op Month. Millions of co-op members nationwide are expected to hold festivals, open houses and contests to celebrate how co-ops connect with each other, the communities and the world. This year’s theme is “The Co-op Connection.” Cooperatives are owned and governed by their members. Those same members also use the co-ops’ goods and services and either share or collectively reinvest profits. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A $645,000 donation to Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has established a new agribusiness cooperative center that already has been called a national model. The gift from five founding partners — CHS Inc., CHS Foundation, CoBank, Farm Credit Mid-America, United...
  15. Bobby Moser and Thomas Parker photo

    Remembering Thomas L. Parker

    Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences lost a loyal friend with the July 7 passing of Thomas L. Parker, retired chairman and former president of Big Drum Inc. Parker, who was 92, will be remembered as an innovative businessman whose longtime, generous support of Ohio State is most visible in the Parker Food Science and Technology Building, named after his family. The facility’s completion -- along with the establishment of the Thomas L. Parker Excellence in Dairy Foods Program – was made possible by his $3 million donation in 2000. "Tom Parker was an innovator, and he was dedicated to the success of the Department of Food Science and Technology and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences," said...
  16. architectural rendering of new student success center

    Winfough Estates’ $2.8 million gift helps CFAES

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The estates of Geraldine and Arthur Winfough Jr. have committed a $2.8 million gift to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in memory of the Mount Sterling, Ohio couple. “The generosity of the Winfoughs illustrates the impact that our friends can have on the future,” Dean Bruce A. McPheron said. The gift will be used to kick-start construction of the CFAES library, Student Success Center and administrative offices. The gift also will establish three new endowments to the college: The Geraldine and Arthur Winfough Jr. Scholarship Fund will support undergraduate students as part of the Pat and Bobby Moser Scholars Program with four-year scholarships for one or more students, with a preference given to those from Pickaway County, Ohio...