News Releases

  1. Ohio State and Nationwide announce AgTech Innovation Hub

    The 60th annual Farm Science Review opened this weeek near London, Ohio and began with a new multimillion-dollar research collaboration between The Ohio State University and Nationwide. The AgTech Innovation Hub will be facilitated by the offices of innovation for both organizations as well as the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Nationwide and Ohio State will work together to encourage the development of new solutions that will help the agricultural ecosystem while better understanding, managing and mitigating climate risk. “Ohio farmers need new science, new strategies, new skills, new tools, new funding and new collaborations. I’m so happy today to have the honor to announce a new partnership between [CFAES] and Nationwide,...
  2. Nationwide, The Ohio State University “green” light AgTech Innovation Hub

    Nationwide to provide $2 million in funding to new collaboration designed to tackle climate change challenges. COLUMBUS, Ohio –According to a recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, climate change could make it more difficult to grow crops, raise animals, and catch fish in the same ways and same places as have been done in the past. Changes in the frequency and severity of droughts and floods brought on by climate volatility are real threats to farmers, ranchers and the world.   To help the agricultural industry meet the ever-changing concerns of its stakeholders, Nationwide and The Ohio State University have collaborated to form the AgTech Innovation Hub. This innovation hub will be facilitated by the offices of innovation for both organizations as...
  3. Starlab, the Voyager Space commercial space station. Image: Nanoracks

    The Ohio State University chosen as research home for Starlab’s George Washington Carver Science Park Terrestrial Laboratory

    The Ohio State University will serve as the lead partner for the first-ever science park devoted to space research. Voyager Space announced today it has selected a proposal from the university, the State of Ohio, JobsOhio, and One Columbus (“Team Ohio”) to host the terrestrial analog of the George Washington Carver Science Park (GWCSP) at Ohio State. The analog laboratory will be a replica of the Starlab space station science park and allows researchers to test missions and conduct parallel experiments on the ground. The GWCSP, established by Voyager and its operating company Nanoracks, is a core element of Starlab, the companies’ future commercial space station. In December 2021, Voyager and Nanoracks won a $160 million Space...
  4. Ask the Expert session

    Ask the Expert sessions always popular at Farm Science Review

    It’s not every day that Ohio farmers can hear directly from 24 agricultural experts on a variety of hot topics. That’s one reason the Ask the Expert sessions at Farm Science Review (FSR) are always so popular. Hosted by the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), FSR is celebrating its 60th year of agricultural education and industry innovation in 2022. The three-day farm show will be held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, near London, Tuesday, Sept. 20, through Thursday, Sept. 22. Approximately 40 free Ask the Expert sessions will address a variety of important agricultural topics including: Boom or bust: Where are Ohio farms financially? Agricultural trade in the shadow of the Russian invasion of Ukraine...
  5. Farmhouse kitchen table

    Kitchen table conversations a feature at Farm Science Review

    On every farm, some of the best conversations and discussions often center around the family kitchen table. Some important "Kitchen Table Conversations" will be hosted each day at the 2022 Farm Science Review (FSR) by Ohio Women in Agriculture of Ohio State University (OSU) Extension. FSR is held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 135 State Route 38, near London. The 60th annual farm show will focus on “Embracing Time and Change.” Review hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20–21 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Join the kitchen table conversations either in-person or virtually via Zoom on September 20, 21, and 22 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Programs will focus on key topics related to health, marketing, finance, legal, and production...
  6. Cart racing at Leeds Farm.

    October 4-H Fundraiser Returns to Leeds Farm

    The Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth will return to Leeds Farm in Delaware County on Thursday, October 6. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with a theme of "Honoring Our Past and Zipping Into the Future.” To support Ohio 4-H youth development, adults 21 and over are invited to join the Ohio 4-H Foundation and its board of trustees for a casual evening of fun, fellowship, and fundraising. At last year’s Celebration of Youth, the Ohio 4-H Foundation raised more than $137,000. Before dinner, guests will have the opportunity to participate in the annual silent auction, as well as numerous activities including hayrides, a zip line, pumpkin jump, slides, pedal cart racing, and more. Dinner will conclude at 7 p.m. Guests can then watch pig races and participate ...
  7. Ohio State's Aaron Wilson

    Time to request media credentials for Farm Science Review

    LONDON, Ohio—This year’s Farm Science Review, set for Sept. 20-22, offers numerous events, exhibits, and presentations of interest to members of the media.  Sponsored by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the annual farm show is celebrating its 60th year in 2022. It takes place at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, and annually draws more than 100,000 people.  Media members will need tickets to get in and parking passes for the news media lot. For those, please request by visiting go.osu.edu/mediaRSVP. The requested number of admission tickets and parking passes will be mailed to you by Friday, Sept. 9. Send in your request now, so you don’t miss these 2022 FSR offerings...
  8. Aaron Wilson

    Wilson named field specialist, Ag Weather and Climate at Ohio State

    COLUMBUS, OHIO – Aaron Wilson has been hired as a field specialist, ag weather and climate for Ohio State University Extension in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Wilson, who previously served as a climate specialist for OSU Extension and as a research scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, began his new position Aug. 15, said Jacqueline Kirby Wilkins, associate dean and director, OSU Extension. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES. “Aaron is passionate about understanding and communicating about weather,” Wilkins said. “This new position will work in tandem with our other field specialists who are focusing on several current top-priority agricultural topics. “...
  9. Rattan Lal examines soil.

    Ohio State leading new $15 million project to study carbon farming as climate change solution

    Taking excess carbon out of the atmosphere, where it is driving climate change, and locking it into the soil, where it improves its health and agronomic productivity, is the impetus behind a new five-year, $15 million project at The Ohio State University. Funding for the project comes from a $5 million grant from the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research and about $10 million in matching contributions from Ohio State, commodity groups, industry and other donors. The project will measure how much organic and inorganic carbon gets sequestered in the soil under different farming practices in key regions across the western hemisphere. What science knows about carbon sequestration, says Rattan Lal, Ohio State Distinguished University Professor of Soil...
  10. Combine and drone in farm field

    Farm Science Review unveils new mobile ticketing option

    Even after 60 years, there’s always something new at Farm Science Review and, for this year’s show set for Sept. 20-22, it starts with how visitors can purchase tickets. A new mobile ticketing option will allow visitors to print tickets at home or save to a mobile device for entry. The presale ticket price of $10 will be available online at fsr.osu.edu and at participating sales locations such as county offices of OSU Extension and at participating agribusinesses, until midnight Monday, September 19th.  Tickets may still be purchased online during Farm Science Review (FSR) for $15. Children 5 & under are free. Visitors may also still purchase paper tickets with cash or credit card at the gates. Parking is free....

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