CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron travels to Ohio State’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie this Thursday evening, July 30, to deliver the lab’s weekly guest lecture. Free admission. Everyone’s welcome. You also can watch online; sign up here. (Photo: Stone Lab’s 37-foot M/V Biolab by Jamaal Bell via Ohio Sea Grant.)
A multistate research team aimed at developing America’s biobased industry — biobased products, bioenergy and the like — will meet in northeast Ohio next month. Its purpose: to see what might be blocking the road and ways to move ahead. CFAES is the host. Continue reading →
Check out these three talks by CFAES scientists, all of Katrina Cornish’s lab, if you’re interested in sustainable latex production and in new, beneficial latex products, including for health care. They’re from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 17, in Room 200 in the new Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building at OARDC, CFAES’s research arm in Wooster. It’s a sneak peek of sorts: All three talks are slated for presentation at next month’s International Latex Conference in Akron. The details that follow are the abstracts of the talks. Continue reading →
In addition to the statewide Women Grow Ohio tours, the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series is holding another event this Sunday, July 19: The Farming for Farmers’ Markets Tour at Jaybird Farms in southern Ohio’s Highland County. The focus should be a fragrant one: The farms grow lavender as a featured crop. Learn more here on p. 35 and on the farms’ website here.
Next in the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series is a statewide lineup of Women Grow Ohio tours on Sunday, July 19. The tours will feature 17 women-run farms, gardens and homesteads in Athens, Fairfield, Franklin, Lorain, Muskingum and Perry counties. Registration is required for each site. Learn more here; scroll to p. 9. Get a map, details and registration contacts for all the sites here.
In five years, on five acres, in five greenhouses, the Remingtons have demonstrated that more than 300 organic vegetable varieties can be profitably grown in Ohio. They also grow berries, herbs, and wild and tropical crops, all sold at farmers’ markets, to restaurants and through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
Glen Arnold (not him pictured, nor his boots), co-organizer of Aug. 12’s Manure Science Review and a specialist with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension: “Every positive step we take in properly applying manure is a positive step in the direction of better water quality.” Get details on attending the event. (Photo: Fuse.)