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  1. Treasurer Sprague, The Ohio State University Recognize April as National Financial Literacy Month

    OSU Extension offices in 59 counties earn Compass Award recognition for leading financial education efforts COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague and The Ohio State University are recognizing National Financial Literacy Month as an opportunity to shine a light on financial education and empowerment efforts, as well as the importance of developing strong personal finance skills.    “Sound financial education strengthens not only individuals and families, but also the overall economic health of Ohio’s communities,” said Treasurer Sprague. “Financial Literacy Month is a great time to encourage wise fiscal management and applaud the many educators who continue to innovate and promote smart decision-making among our students. The Treasurer’...
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    Chow Line: Spring is a good time to increase and diversify your fruit and vegetable intake

    Now that it’s officially spring, I’m looking to add even more fresh fruits and vegetables into my diet. Which fruits and vegetables are in season now? Even though snow flurries are predicted this weekend throughout parts of Ohio, yes, it is indeed spring. And with soon-to-be-warming weather, now is a good time to seek out fresh fruits and vegetables that are even more abundant because they are in season in spring. Rain and bright sunny days make spring a good time to indulge in a wide range of plentiful produce such as asparagus, cabbage, kale, spinach, and strawberries. Not only are these items extremely fresh and flavorful because they’re currently in season, but they’re also widely discounted because of the abundance of supply based on this time of year...
  3. Farm Income Enhancement Program studies accuracy of agricultural baseline

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) long-term agricultural baseline projections give farmers, agribusinesses, and policymakers a 10-year look into the future of farming and global trade. Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) recently looked at the informativeness and accuracy of these projections, which many rely on when making business and government policy decisions. The Farm Income Enhancement Program studied more than two decades of baseline projections and actual realized values of major agricultural indicators to determine the accuracy of the projections. Examples of indicators included commodity prices, yields, farm income, acres harvested, etc. Their studies focused...
  4. Coaching, app use could slash some types of food waste at home

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Individualized coaching coupled with an app for tracking could help families greatly reduce some types of food waste, in turn helping combat climate change. That’s a finding from a recent study co-led by Brian Roe, holder of the Fred N. VanBuren Professorship in Farm Management at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).  “Food waste is one of the greatest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s something that nearly everyone can address in their daily lives,” said Roe, who is a faculty member in the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. He is also the director of the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative. The study, Roe...
  5. CFAES announces its 2021–2022 Distinguished Professors

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has named M. Monica Giusti, Jay F. Martin, and Sandra Velleman as its 2021–2022 Distinguished Professors of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The honorific title, selected annually on a competitive basis among faculty members at the rank of full professor, recognizes excellent work and significant impact in fulfilling CFAES’ missions—teaching, research, outreach, and engagement. “We congratulate these outstanding faculty members, and all of the nominees, for their impactful contributions—to their fields, to their students, to our college, university, and the public,” said Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for...
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    Documentary on Ohio water affordability debuts on World Water Day

    COLUMBUS—A documentary film that explores the complexities of water access and affordability in Ohio will debut both virtually and in person on March 22, World Water Day. The film, And Water for All, was written, directed, and produced by faculty, staff, and students from The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR). Building and maintaining the physical infrastructure to deliver high-quality, affordable water to Ohio’s citizens is a costly endeavor, and how to pay for these important investments can lead to heightened levels of social and political conflict. The documentary examines the challenges that governmental and nongovernmental actors will face to secure access to clean, affordable water in the coming decades. “With this...
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    Chow Line: food safety knowledge, not luck, needed to cook corned beef safely for St. Patrick’s Day

    I’m new to cooking and plan to make corned beef for the first time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. Do you have any tips to prevent the potential for any foodborne illnesses? That’s a great question, considering that corned beef, just like any other raw meat or poultry item, should be handled with care to lessen the potential for foodborne illnesses. That safe handling starts the moment you purchase the meat in the grocery store or butcher shop. Uncooked, whole corned beef is typically sold wrapped in packaging that still contains the salt brine with spices used to cure or pickle the beef. Be sure to check the sell-by date on the package of the meat, and make sure to store the meat unopened in the refrigerator for no more than 5 to 7 days from that date....
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    Gift to benefit Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources

    COLUMBUS—A $250,000 gift will benefit both undergraduate and graduate students in The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR). The donation from Marathon Petroleum Foundation will advance terrestrial wildlife ecology research, student learning and sustainability, and diversity and inclusion scholarships. “We are excited that this gift will further enhance our efforts to support students from a diversity of backgrounds interested in pursuing careers in the environmental and natural resource fields,” said Jeff Sharp, SENR director and professor of rural sociology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Specifically, $165,000 has been designated to research in terrestrial wildlife ecology, $60...
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    Specialty crop virtual listening session set

    COLUMBUS—Ohioans with an interest in specialty crops are invited to participate in an upcoming virtual listening session on Friday, March 25. Sponsored by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the free event is set for 9:30–11 a.m. and will be of benefit to many in the specialty crop industry. Participants should register online no later than Thursday, March 24, at go.osu.edu/2022speccropreg. Designed specifically for Ohio specialty crop partners, the session will feature CFAES researchers and Ohio State University Extension educators with updates on priorities, existing support for specialty crops, and actions underway related to research and education. “We will also take time to explore emerging...
  10. Conference will focus on using manure, protecting environment

    OREGON, Ohio—Manure happens. And when it does, there are ways you can use it that help crops grow and yet also protect the environment. That’s the premise of Waste to Worth 2022, set for April 18–22 near Toledo, which will share the latest science on animal agriculture and environmental stewardship.  Organized by the national Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Community (LPELC) and hosted by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the conference brings together leading experts on manure use. Its theme is “Advancing Sustainability in Animal Agriculture.” Speakers from CFAES will include: Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and dean of...

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