CFAES Monthly: February 2015

Welcome to CFAES Monthly, the newsletter for faculty and staff of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Your story submissions are welcome. Send them to

College News

  1. Some call it agriculture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. “Linda Saif’s work,” says CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron, “exemplifies our college’s commitment to conducting meaningful research that benefits agriculture as well as human health and well-being.”

  2. See the changes, the new spaces, the new services available to our students. It’s this Friday, 3-5 p.m., in 100 Agricultural Administration Building, Columbus.

  3. Check it out. Then share the stories with people you know. It’s “Work That Makes a Difference” — and a great resource to use during our advocacy and budgeting period.

  4. Let’s give a warm greeting to Kirk Bloir, Jamie Seger and Michael Sword as they start their new jobs.

  5. He’s taking his talents to South America, at least for awhile, and specifically to Colombia. It’s a great place for biodiversity. 

  6. The effort was a treat; the result, a reward — for the students, the dogs, and the servicemen and women they keep safe.

  7. Give these 14 alumni a hand! RSVP by Feb. 20 to be part of it.

  8. They came, they won, they brought the hardware back to Wooster for the first time in four years.

  9. Our congratulations: Ken Martin recently completed the executive leadership development program of the Food Systems Leadership Institute.

  10. Read this if you upload content to or otherwise work on a CFAES website, Extension county websites included. 

  11. Both the company and ATI students stand to gain. Here’s how. 

  12. U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs is an alumnus of ATI. Said a wheat group official: “We appreciate all the work he does on behalf of wheat farmers in Ohio and across the nation.”

  13. Ohio State’s Commercialization Workshop Series runs through August. Check out the schedule and what you can get from it.

  14. He wrote Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Now, as part of the Provost’s Discovery Themes lecture program series, he asks, What can we learn from traditional societies?