National Geographic, March 18; Nicole Sintov, School of Environment and Natural Resources, quoted
CFAES scientist Larry Phelan presents “Remediation of Post-Industrial Urban Soils by Organic Management”—based on soil health research in vacant lots in Cleveland—from 11–11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 31.
His talk is part of the free public winter webinar series by CFAES’ Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program.
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CFAES’ Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory programs are offering a virtual algae identification workshop April 21-22. Eight Ohio EPA contact hours are available for attending. The fee is $150.
Read more about them in CFAES’ “Chow Line” column. Then, watch CFAES educators Tim McDermott and Jenny Lobb make them in the video above (2:03).
Patch, March 19; research by Danyi Qi and Brian Roe, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, cited
Wooster Daily Record, March 18; featuring Laura Akgerman and Pam Bennett, OSU Extension
CFAES’ Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) program hosts a free public webinar, “Management Practices That Impact Soil Health and Organic Matter,” by Christine Sprunger, assistant professor in the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17. It’s part of a weekly series by OFFER. Learn more.
WCMH-TV, Columbus, March 8; featuring Yolanda Owens ’07, CFAES alumna and president of CFAES Alumni Society
Baltimore Sun (via AP), March 4; featuring Brian Roe, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
CFAES is launching a four-year degree program in sustainable agriculture. The new major, which will lead to a bachelor of science in agriculture, starts fall semester 2021.
“Our graduates will have practical skills, be problem solvers, and systems thinkers—the qualities needed for success in many careers and that will help them make the changes in the world we’re all hoping for,” said Casey Hoy, holder of CFAES’ W.K. Kellogg Foundation Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management. Hoy led the team that created the major.
“It’s important that health-promoting foods be accessible and prevalent in the American diet.”
So says CFAES scientist Jessica Cooperstone, who’s using her multiple areas of expertise—plant breeding and genetics, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, and nutrition—to try to develop even healthier tomatoes for people to grow and eat.