Registration is open for Ohio Sea Grant’s Science and Outdoor Writers Workshop, set to be held virtually Oct. 28–29, 1–3 p.m. both days. Check out the topics and speakers:
CFAES last week honored its own Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate, with a video retrospective of his life and career, which you can watch above. Lal is Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.
The video includes the announcement that Lal’s name is being added to the center that he founded—what will now be called the Rattan Lal Carbon Management and Sequestration Center.
You can watch the World Food Prize award ceremony itself, which the World Food Prize Foundation hosted on Oct. 15, here.
Gore, 2020 laureate Lal pitch national policy during World Food Prize talk on soil health and hunger
Des Moines (Iowa) Business Record, Oct. 13; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
Ohio State News, Oct. 5; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR
No-Till Farmer, Sept. 17; partnership with CFAES cited
CFAES’ 14th annual Stinner Summit will focus on COVID-19. What has it shown about the fragility of our food system? How can the system be made more resilient?
The event, whose theme is “Adapting Ohio Agroecosystems for Resilience to the Pandemic and Other Natural Disasters,” will be held online from 1–4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.
You can now order Ohio State Maple Syrup online and have it delivered to your home. The syrup, while from maples, is totally Buckeye:
- It comes from a sugar bush envisioned, started, and run by students in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources.
- The nearly 20-acre sugar bush is located at the Ohio State Mansfield campus, about 70 miles north of Columbus. It’s part of the campus’s EcoLab.
- The sales help benefit Ohio State students. The proceeds fund scholarships for students at the EcoLab.
USDA and CFAES researchers have developed an “intelligent” pesticide sprayer that reduces the spray that misses its target by 30% to 90%. “That’s significant,” said CFAES’ Melanie Ivey, a member of the research team. Read the story.
CFAES’ Denise Ellsworth presents “Becoming a Community Scientist (and a Better Naturalist): How You Can Help Bees and Other Pollinators” as part of the Wooster Science Café series, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7–8 p.m.
Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of soil science in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources, will receive the 2020 World Food Prize in a ceremony set for 10–11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 15.
Later the same day, he will be honored during a CFAES-hosted virtual event called “The Legacy of Dr. Rattan Lal” from 2–2:45 p.m. EDT.
Lal speaks on turning science into action in the 2018 video above.
Come join virtual “Conversations on the Politics and Science of Climate Change in the Buckeye State.” It’s the next monthly program by CFAES’ Environmental Professionals Network, set for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating is free of charge.
Eric Tiu, left, and Jameel Watson came together by chance as roommates, found they shared a common experience as former members of 4-H—Tiu in Ohio, Watson in Jamaica—and used that experience to dive into raising backyard chickens in New York City. Result: fresh local meat and eggs for themselves as well as for people in need.
Read the story. (Photo courtesy Eric Tiu.)