Backed by science support from CFAES, “Ohio has been exponentially increasing its area of hydroponic greenhouses.”
“We’ve successfully made a case for why sustainable beer sells and how it can be sourced locally,” said Vincent Valentino, sustainability major manager for Columbus’s Land-Grant Brewing Company, speaking to the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) recently.
Valentino graduated in the second class of CFAES’s Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major.
A.G. Kawamura, who presents “Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance” at 5 p.m. today at Ohio State in Columbus, talked about food security, water and farming’s future in an interview last year with the University of Nebraska’s Market Journal.
The College of Wooster’s Brooke Krause presents “Food Security and Gender in Maasai Households in Tanzania” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Room 130, Research Services Building, on CFAES’s Wooster campus. Free admission; free light lunch for the first 30 to register. You also can watch by streaming.
The talk is part of the Wooster campus diversity committee’s Cultural Connections series, “Where Culture Meets Agriculture.”
CFAES’s plant-packed Secrest Arboretum in Wooster (110 acres, more than 2,500 plant varieties) is taking applications through Friday, Jan. 19, for its next Master Gardener Volunteers class.
Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (inFACT) Discovery Theme sponsors a presentation by A.G. Kawamura called “Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Room AS0210, Animal Sciences Building, in Columbus. Kawamura is a third-generation farmer from Orange County, California; a former secretary of California’s Department of Food and Agriculture; and a co-chair of Solutions from the Land, a nonprofit working to organize the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance. Free admission.
Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program is accepting applications through Feb. 16 for the 2018-2019 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If selected, you’ll work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and education communities to advance the region’s environmental and sustainability goals. Learn more.