‘We’re right here where the demand is’

JD Malone of the Columbus Dispatch talked to CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron (who’s now interim Ohio State provost) and OSU Extension Educator Mike Hogan for a recent story on Columbus’s growing number of urban farms. A key to that growth, they said, is the farms’ nearness to CFAES and its knowledge. OSU Extension, as the college’s outreach arm, works to spread that knowledge.

‘We were knee high in mud. But it was worth it’

Ohio’s Division of Wildlife recently honored Medina County Career Center graduates Dan Phillips and Emma Trapp for their work developing a WILD School-designated wildlife garden at the center. Both are now students at CFAES’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Ann Norman of northeast Ohio’s Sun News has the story.

Watch: At least 2 big benefits of more carbon in the soil

What is carbon sequestration? And how can it fight climate change and help farmers grow more food? In the video above, shot at May’s Save Our Soils seminar in Sweden and posted by The Organic Stream, CFAES’s Rattan Lal, a world expert on such matters, explains. Why it matters: At this week’s U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, world leaders for the first time have “made the capture of carbon in soil a formal part of the global response to the climate crisis,” said an NPR blog post. Lal heads CFAES’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, which is mentioned in the post.