Sustainable ag grants awarded

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) recently awarded the following grants to projects by CFAES researchers.

Mulch for grapes

$199,971 to Imed Dami, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, for “Towards Resilient and Sustainable Grape Production in the North Central Region with Renewable Mulching Systems.”

Fire blight in apples

$14,813 to Alejandra Jimenez Madrid and Melanie Lewis Ivey, both of the Department of Plant Pathology, for “Evaluation of Biological Control Agents as a Sustainable Disease Management Strategy for Fire Blight Control in Apples in Ohio.”

Student-run school farm

$161,632 to Hannah Scott, Business Development, Ohio State University South Centers, for “Sustainable Production and Marketing Using the Cooperative Model for a Student-Managed School Farm Cooperative.”

Data collection for farmers markets

$81,316 to Christie Welch, Business Development, Ohio State University South Centers, for “Professional Development for Ohio Farmers Market Managers and OSU Extension Educators on Creating a Culture of Data Collection for Sustainability Planning for Markets and Farmers.”

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