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Farm Management
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Barry Ward Farm Management, Grain Marketing, Computerized Farm Record Keeping, Farm Financial Analysis, Grain Production, Grain Management, Grain Marketing. ward.8@osu.edu 614-688-3959
David Marrison Farm Transition Planning, Farm Business Planning, Oil and Gas Taxation, Wealth Management marrison.2@osu.edu 440-576-9008
Christopher Zoller Shale-Related Leases, Shale-Related Pipelines, Farm Employee Management, Farm Transition Planning zoller.1@osu.edu 330-339-2337
Fertilizer
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Warren Dick Soil Biochemistry, Soil Microbes, Soil Quality, Conservation Tillage, No Till, Use of Coal Combustion Products, Solid Waste management, Use of Coal Combustion (FGD) Gypsum on Farms to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff dick.5@osu.edu 330-263-3877
Fred Michel Compost Technology, Rubber Extraction, Ethanol Conversion, Bio-energy, Biofuels michel.36@osu.edu 330-263-3859
Food Safety
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Ahmed Yousef Food Safety, Microbial Safety of Food, Developing Methods to Use Ozone to Minimally Process Whole Eggs, Fresh Vegetables and Fruit, Developing New Antimicrobial Agents to Combat Pathogens in Food yousef.1@osu.edu 614-292-7814
Jeffrey LeJeune Pre-harvest Food Safety of Produce and Foods of Animal Origin, Prevention of Microbial Contamination of Fruits, Vegetables and Meats, Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture and Foods lejeune.3@osu.edu 330-263-3739
Sanja Ilic Food Safety, Food Safety of Fresh Produce ilic.2@osu.edu 614-292-4076
Forestry
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Kathy Smith Ohio Forest Industry, Ohio Trees, Invasive Insect Species, Invasive Tree and Shrub Species, Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Thousand Cankers Disease, Tree Identification, Forest Management smith.81@osu.edu 614-688-3136
Charles Goebel Fire Ecology, Fire Management, Restoring Forest Ecosystems, Ecology of Forest Ecosystems, Ecology of Riparian Areas (Along Rivers and Streams), Program Director of Lake States Fire Science Consortium goebel.11@osu.edu 330-263-3789
Dan Herms Invasive Insects in Trees and Forests, Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs, Forest Insects, Urban Forest Insects, Ornamental Plant Insects, Nursery and Landscape Insects, Christmas Tree Insects, Phenology (Seasonal Sequence of Plant Flowering and Insect Emergence) herms.2@osu.edu 330-202-3506
Fruit and Vegetable Crops
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Sally Miller Diseases of Vegetable Crops, Tomatoes, Integrated Pest Management miller.769@osu.edu 330-263-3678
David Francis Tomato Breeding, Tomato Genetics, Lycopene, Processing Tomatoes francis.77@osu.edu 330-263-3893
Brad Bergefurd Fruit, Hops, Plasticulture Strawberries, Vegetable Crops, High Tunnels bergefurd.1@osu.edu 740-289-2071
Gary Gao Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Currants, Strawberries gao.2@osu.edu 740-289-2071
Health
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Carol Smathers Nutrition, Public Health, Food Policy, Food Security, Local Foods, Food Marketing smathers.14@osu.edu 614-688-1801
Hunger (Food Security)
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Patricia Bebo Nutrition, Community Nutrition Programs, SNAP-Ed (food stamp educational programs), Nutrition for Low-Income Populations bebo.1@osu.edu 614-292-1655
Insects
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
David Shetlar Turfgrass Insects, Urban Landscape Insects, Urban Entomology shetlar.1@osu.edu 614-292-3762
Rory Lewandowski Agronomic and Crop Production, Forage and Pasture Management, Home Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management Scouting, Natural Resources Education, Ruminant Livestock Production lewandowski.11@osu.edu 330-264-8722
Dan Herms Invasive Insects in Trees and Forests, Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs, Forest Insects, Urban Forest Insects, Ornamental Plant Insects, Nursery and Landscape Insects, Christmas Tree Insects, Phenology (Seasonal Sequence of Plant Flowering and Insect Emergence) herms.2@osu.edu 330-202-3506
International Agriculture
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Sally Miller Diseases of Vegetable Crops, Tomatoes, Integrated Pest Management miller.769@osu.edu 330-263-3678
Mark Erbaugh International Agriculture Research, Global Development, International Education erbaugh.1@osu.edu 614-292-7252
Rattan Lal Soil Restoration, Soil Fertility, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Food Security lal.1@osu.edu 614-292-9069
Invasive Species
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Kathy Smith Ohio Forest Industry, Ohio Trees, Invasive Insect Species, Invasive Tree and Shrub Species, Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Thousand Cankers Disease, Tree Identification, Forest Management smith.81@osu.edu 614-688-3136
Eugene Braig Invasive Aquatic Species, Asian Carp, Hydrilla (Invasive Waterweed), Aquatic Ecosystems, Fisheries Management, Lake Erie, Recreational and Commercial Fishing braig.1@osu.edu 614-292-3823
Dan Herms Invasive Insects in Trees and Forests, Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs, Forest Insects, Urban Forest Insects, Ornamental Plant Insects, Nursery and Landscape Insects, Christmas Tree Insects, Phenology (Seasonal Sequence of Plant Flowering and Insect Emergence) herms.2@osu.edu 330-202-3506
Lake Erie
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Eugene Braig Invasive Aquatic Species, Asian Carp, Hydrilla (Invasive Waterweed), Aquatic Ecosystems, Fisheries Management, Lake Erie, Recreational and Commercial Fishing braig.1@osu.edu 614-292-3823
Livestock
Name Expertise Email Address Office Phone
Roger High Goats, Sheep, Wool rhigh@ofbf.org 614-292-0589
Rory Lewandowski Agronomic and Crop Production, Forage and Pasture Management, Home Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management Scouting, Natural Resources Education, Ruminant Livestock Production lewandowski.11@osu.edu 330-264-8722
John Grimes Beef, Beef Cattle, Commercial Cow-Calf Management, Genetics, Show Cattle Management, Registered Cow-Calf Management, Reproduction grimes.1@osu.edu 740-289-2071

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