Farm strength through diversity

Registration is open for the next Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, “Growing the Future of Agriculture: Conversations with Black Farmers and Educators.” It’s set for Oct. 12, 7:15–9:30 a.m., on Ohio State’s Columbus campus.

Check out the program and lineup of speakers. Register at this link.

See what’s happening in the Gwynne Conservation Area: Farm Science Review 2021

Click the image here to see the full schedule of activities in the Gwynne Conservation Area during Farm Science Review, Sept. 21–23, as well as a map of the grounds.

You can find this, too, in the free program booklet that’s available at the event.

‘I learn something new there every year’

We’re reupping this story from a couple of weeks ago. Farm Science Review, hosted by CFAES, takes place Sept. 21–23, and from water quality to conservation tillage, cover crops to forage production, and especially all the many activities set for the Gwynne Conservation Area, there’s a lot you can learn there in the field of sustainability …

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A next step in efforts to battle harmful algal blooms

Scientists from eight Ohio universities—including from Ohio State and specifically from CFAES—will lead the latest round of research supported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative.

Read the story. (Photo: Lake Erie, Getty Images.)

Where things stand on carbon science

What’s the state of the science when it comes to sequestering carbon in the soil, such as through farming? Check out an official position statement issued by CFAES’ renowned Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration. The brief statement, released Aug. 2, summarizes where the science is clear, where it’s less so, and a strategy for going forward. It mentions, too, a current hot topic, farmers earning carbon credits.

Read the full statement. (Photo: Getty Images.)

CFAES sustainability news, Aug. 30, 2021

Where have fireflies gone?

Youngstown Vindicator, Aug. 23; featuring Dave Shetlar, CFAES Department of Entomology

Hundreds of U.S. cities adopted climate plans. Few have met the goals, but it’s not too late.

USA Today, Aug. 10; featuring Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension

‘Stinkweed’ could be used for green jet fuel

Bio Market Insights, Aug. 9; featuring Ajay Shah, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering