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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  7. 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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    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...
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    Conservation Tillage Conference focuses on soil health, water quality and other farm issues

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Wondering how climate change can impact agriculture, food quality, and public health? Want to learn how tile drainage impacts river flashiness? Or how about what kind of insects are beneficial for sustainable agriculture? The answers to these questions and more will be discussed during the annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference (CTC), held March 8–9 at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University (ONU), 525 S. Main St., in Ada. CTC is presented by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and other supporters. The event focuses on providing information to farmers on promoting and maintaining soil health, said Randall Reeder, a retired Ohio State University Extension agricultural engineer...
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    Ohio State CFAES names its top 26 seniors

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Twenty-six seniors have received the most prestigious undergraduate award at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The Distinguished Senior Award honors top graduating seniors on the Ohio State Columbus campus who exemplify the CFAES mission in areas such as academics and scholarship, research and innovation, service and involvement, and influence and leadership. “The 2022 recipients are our future innovators and leaders who have already made an impact within the academic environment at this university and beyond,” said Steven Neal, CFAES professor and associate dean for academic programs.  Listed below are the Distinguished Seniors, including their academic units, majors, and hometowns...

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