‘As goes the soil, so goes humanity’

CFAES last week honored its own Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate, with a video retrospective of his life and career, which you can watch above. Lal is Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

The video includes the announcement that Lal’s name is being added to the center that he founded—what will now be called the Rattan Lal Carbon Management and Sequestration Center.

You can watch the World Food Prize award ceremony itself, which the World Food Prize Foundation hosted on Oct. 15, here.

CFAES reads for Oct. 14, 2020

Gore, 2020 laureate Lal pitch national policy during World Food Prize talk on soil health and hunger

Des Moines (Iowa) Business Record, Oct. 13; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)

Ohio State soil scientist honored for increasing global food production

Ohio State News, Oct. 5; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR

Cargill to advance regenerative practices on 10 million acres

No-Till Farmer, Sept. 17; partnership with CFAES cited

Say ‘Go Bucks!’ with Buckeye syrup

You can now order Ohio State Maple Syrup online and have it delivered to your home. The syrup, while from maples, is totally Buckeye:

  • It comes from a sugar bush envisioned, started, and run by students in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources.
  • The nearly 20-acre sugar bush is located at the Ohio State Mansfield campus, about 70 miles north of Columbus. It’s part of the campus’s EcoLab.
  • The sales help benefit Ohio State students. The proceeds fund scholarships for students at the EcoLab.

Read a previous post and place an order.

Two events to honor Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of soil science in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources, will receive the 2020 World Food Prize in a ceremony set for 10–11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 15.

Later the same day, he will be honored during a CFAES-hosted virtual event called “The Legacy of Dr. Rattan Lal” from 2–2:45 p.m. EDT.

Watch the morning ceremony here. Register to attend the afternoon event here.

Learn more.

Lal speaks on turning science into action in the 2018 video above.

CFAES reads for Oct. 1, 2020

Making sense of soil carbon sequestration in the fight against global climate change

PrecisionAg, Sept. 28; Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), cited

World Food Prize winner Dr Lal to spend prize money to promote soil science

Siasat Daily (Hiderabad, India), Sept. 27; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR

University/industry partnership takes field scouting to the next level

Ohio’s Country Journal, Sept. 23; featuring Nate Douridas, Molly Caren Agricultural Center

Missed the Gwynne? Here’s how to watch

CFAES’ Gwynne Conservation Area hosted a robust lineup of talks during this year’s virtual Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24, and if you missed them during their livestreams, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings—on topics covering forages, grazing, aquatics, woodlands, and wildlife—for free at the Review’s website, fsr.osu.edu.

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CFAES reads for Sept. 24, 2020

Regenerative agriculture movement gains traction

Food Institute Blog, Sept. 18; Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), cited

Western wildfires cause hazy skies, intense Ohio sunsets

Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 16; featuring Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension

Are coyotes moving into your neighborhood?

Science News for Students, Sept. 3; featuring Stan Gehrt, SENR