2014 Alumni Awards Luncheon
About 180 people met for a hearty lunch and heartfelt appreciation as The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences presented its 2014 Alumni Awards at the Ohio Union on March 1. Thirteen recipients were joined by fri ...
Campus Campaign 2014 Wrap-Up
Thanks to all who gave during Campus Campaign 2014. As members of the college, you have made valuable donations-- no matter the amount-- that acknowledge our mission and demonstrate a commitment to success. And a special thank you to the 171 first-time d ...
Cold-hardy wine grape cultivars are the latest addition to our wine grape vineyard
By: Gary Gao, PhD, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor and Ryan Slaughter, Research Assistant The polar vortexes in 2014 and 2015 have hit many of the tender wine grape cultivars in Ohio very hard. There are several different ways to deal with ...
Ohio brewing and hop production FAQ’s
What do Ohio brewers produce in a year? Ten years ago, you could count all the Ohio’s breweries on your fingers and toes! Today, 153 licensed breweries produce an estimated 1,097,955 barrels of craft beer annually. How much money do Ohio brewers spend ...
Developing the Ohio hops and malting barley industry
By: Brad Bergefurd, MS, Horticulture Specialist and Extension Educator Statewide interest purchasing local malting barley and hops by Ohio brewers has Ohio State University moving ahead with research and educational programming on these crops. Ohio comm ...
Aquaponics workshop… What a thumbs-up experience!
By: Estefania James, MS, Program Assistant The OSU South Centers was the venue of the last Aquaculture Boot Camp (ABC) program event. This workshop brought together around 50 new and advanced aquaponics farmers from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and New Jerse ...
OCDC Seed Grants assist cooperative development
By: Hannah Scott, OCDC Program Manager The Ohio Cooperative Development Center (OCDC) Seed Grant program has wrapped up another successful year! The program, which enhances OCDC’s mission of improving rural economies through cooperative development, pro ...
Ohio Celebrates Local Foods Week Aug. 9-15, 2015
By: Christie Welch, Direct Marketing Specialist Ohio State University Extension’s Local Foods Team has been working on celebrating the bounty of Ohio Local Foods. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of Ohio agriculture, the team has ...
Ohio farmers’ markets increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemption by offering incentives
By: Christie Welch, Direct Marketing Specialist Over the course of 2014, OSU South Centers’ Direct Agricultural Marketing Specialist collaborated with a diverse group of stakeholders to apply for USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Program ...
New visiting scholars joined Soil, Water and Bioenergy Program
Jingqi (Lily) Liu and Heba El Abd have been welcomed as visiting scholars after recently joining the Soil, Water and Bioenergy Program at the OSU South Centers at Piketon. Currently, Lily is employed as a Research Associate at the Sustainable Agricultura ...