Dragons Can Fly
Late summer is the ideal time to observe dragonflies and damselflies in our area. More than 64 species of these insects in the order Odonata have been identified in Butler and Warren counties and more than 164 in the state of Ohio. They love Ohio becaus ...
National 4-H Week / October 5 – 11, 2014
Recently I attended a program where three high school 4-H members shared with an audience of about fifty people the wonderful benefits that they all gained through the Butler County 4-H program. Each one said something that caught my attention as I liste ...
Harvesting Your Own Garden Seeds
My absolute favorite meeting of our Master Gardeners’ group is the November seed exchange. Seed harvesting is an old industry that many of us do not think much about anymore. Now we typically order seeds from seed catalogues or buy them from seed racks. ...
Parents, Find Your Oxygen Mask
When sitting on an airplane waiting for take-off, have you ever put much thought into why flight attendants instruct parents travelling with young children to put on their oxygen mask first before putting it on their small children? Quite simply, in order ...
Volunteering Is Good for the Soul
With fall harvest almost completed, the changing colors of the leaves and with black Friday coming up soon many realize that 2014 is coming to a close soon. My kids have already started telling me what they want Santa to bring them for Christmas. No rea ...
Other Vegetables Objectives(s) of other vegetable Research and Education: Planned Scope of Research: Potential outcomes & significance of outcomes: Bell Pepper varities include: Revolution, Alliance, Wahoo, Declaration, Aerostole, ...
High Tunnels Objectives(s) of High Tunnel research:: This research explores and identifies new crop, production and marketing opportunities using high tunnel technologies. Cropping systems explored include strawberry, tomato, blackberry, blueberry, red ...
CFAES conducts survey of animal facilities
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) commissioned an Animal Facilities Re-envisioning Committee to provide recommendations towards a plan and vision for 21st century animal facilities that enhance the research, teaching an ...
New development staff for Wooster campus
The college recently added two staff members to support development efforts for the Wooster campus. Dawn Hammer Tabata was named senior director of development for CFAES in September, 2014. Based in Columbus, she is responsible for major gifts fundraising ...
Partnership with K&S Millwrights yields new grain storage for Ohio State ATI
Animals need grain, and grain needs a place to be stored. At Ohio State ATI’s Grace Drake Learning Laboratory (GDLL), the need became especially pressing when one of its two grain bins developed structural problems. Located downhill from one of Ohio State ...