CFAES Impact: July/August 2022

  1. With wheat prices hitting a 14-year high this year, more Ohio farmers plan to plant more of the grain. 

    That’s according to Laura Lindsey, a CFAES field crops expert. Lindsey, a soybean and small grains specialist with OSU Extension, said she’s fielded numerous calls, emails, and Twitter messages from farmers statewide about the feasibility of planting wheat this year. Most of the wheat Ohio farmers grow is soft red winter wheat, which is planted in fall and harvested the next spring. This is the kind of wheat typically used in pastries, cakes, cereals, crackers, and cookies.

  2. Ever wonder what the difference is between baking soda and baking powder?  

    Or how about the difference between shelf-stable and refrigerated juice? Have you ever questioned why foods and beverages come in different colored bottles?

    In 60 seconds or less, food scientist Brittany Towers Lewis takes complex scientific information and boils it down into understandable terms. She then posts the resulting videos on TikTok and Instagram, where 63,300 followers now learn about science from her, The Black Food Scientist.

  3. CFAES’ new Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC) is 75% complete. It’s expected to open this fall. And while that’s good news for CFAES and the scientists who’ll be working there, it’s even better news for Ohio’s big-and-getting-bigger greenhouse industry. 

News you can use

  1. Celebrate Ohio agriculture, communities, and children at the 2022 Dean’s Charity Steer Show Aug. 2 at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair. Celebrity exhibitors will team up with media personalities, experienced Ohio 4-H youth, and a steer in the show ring.

    All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. For more information, visit deanscharitysteershow. osu.edu.

  2. “Clean water is the backbone to any great society. You’re not going to have healthy humans without it. You’re not going to have a healthy economy without it.”

    So begins …And Water for All, a documentary film that premiered March 22, World Water Day, at a program hosted by CFAES’ Environmental Professionals Network.

  3. The 60th Farm Science Review is Sept. 20–22 with the theme, “Embracing Time and Change.” The agricultural trade show offers educational talks from experts with CFAES, which hosts the event at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

  4. Learn the latest on crop production research via CFAES’ Knowledge Exchange.

    Discover tips on how to grow food through the Growing Franklin blog.

    Check out how to market fruit crops to Ohio wineries.

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