Ohio State News, Feb. 23; researchers include Mary Rodriguez, Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership; and Leah Bevis, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
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Leafy greens generally don’t like it hot. What can you do? Tim McDermott, educator with the Franklin County office of OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm, and Michelle Nowak of Columbus’s Franklinton Farms will share ideas during the upcoming annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.
Discover the new crop called Kernza when CFAES researcher Steve Culman presents “Organic Perennial Grain Crops for Grain and Forage” during the upcoming annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.
A program delivered through CFAES will help disabled Ohioans continue to farm, and you can learn more about it in an upcoming event.
CFAES’ Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) requests research proposals for on-farm research by teams of Ohio State researchers and Ohio farmers. Grants are available annually through the Paul C. and Edna H. Warner Endowment Fund for Sustainable Agriculture. The proposal deadline is March 1. Read more.
Following official approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, CFAES has added a major in sustainable agriculture to Ohio State’s roster of more than 200 academic majors. Read the story.
OSU Extension’s Sustainability Team is starting a new series of videos on living more sustainability in your home and community. First up: how to reduce the use of single-use plastic in your kitchen. Watch it above.
OSU Extension is CFAES’ outreach arm.
In summer 2019, CFAES formed a task force to help Ohio farmers and their families deal with the state’s ongoing farming crisis, a crisis caused by record spring rains, new international tariffs, and low commodity prices.
The new Rural and Farm Stress Task Force helped bring mental health issues—and helpful mental health services—into the light, as did the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio’s Got Your Back campaign, which launched the same summer with CFAES as one of its partners.
On Thursday, Feb. 11, from 1–2 p.m., as part of the 42nd annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, CFAES graduate student Kelly Cabral will continue to explore the timely topic in a workshop called “When Your Cows Are Tired of Hearing About It: Addressing Farmer Mental Health.”