CFAES sustainability news, Nov. 19, 2021

COVID-19 and deer: Do you actually need to worry about COVID-19 spreading in deer? 

Self, Nov. 15, 2021; featuring Linda Saif, Distinguished University Professor, Center for Food Animal Health

A few more thoughts on soil fertility … 

Ohio’s Country Journal, Nov. 15, 2021, featuring Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension agronomy field specialist

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

Ohio State News, Nov. 12; CFAES researchers will be among those involved there

‘One of the greatest challenges of our time’

In a case of leadership by example, Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson will return to the classroom to teach a course on reducing carbon emissions.

“Combating climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time,” Johnson said in an Oct. 26 Ohio State News story, “and Ohio State is stepping up to do its part in reducing the carbon emissions that cause extreme weather events and threaten the very future of our planet.”

Read the Ohio State News story.

CFAES sustainability news, Nov. 12, 2021

Toledo Blade, Nov. 1; featuring research led by Jay Martin, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Lantern, Oct. 29

On behalf of agriculture and water quality

The Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative (OCAI) “brings an unprecedented group of collaborators together to examine the relationship between water quality and agriculture,” CFAES Dean Cathann A. Kress recently told the Ohio Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

OCAI “furthers H2Ohio’s broader ambitions to address water quality issues across the state,” Kress said, noting that Ohio State supports the initiative through research and outreach aimed at improving water quality and increasing sustainability.

Read more.

The limits to growth?

The next monthly breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network is “The Limits to Growth, Revisited,” set for 7:15–9:30 a.m Tuesday, Nov. 16. Speaking will be Gaya Herrington, director of sustainability services, KPMG; and Sandy Doyle-Ahern, president, EMH&T. Josh Knights of Ohio State’s Sustainability Institute will be the moderator.

You can attend in person or virtually.

Learn more and register to attend.

CFAES sustainability news, Nov. 9, 2021

NOAA authorizes $1.77 million to research harmful algal blooms

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Oct. 27; projects include researchers from Ohio State

‘Crop diversity underpins food security’: Scientists flag ‘enormous’ diversity loss

Food Navigator; Oct. 26; Kristin Mercer, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, is one of the study’s co-authors