‘Sound science-based advice’

Elena Irwin, pictured, CFAES Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and faculty director of Ohio State’s Sustainability Institute, has been named one of the 47 members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.

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Lots to see, learn at Gwynne Conservation Area: Farm Science Review 2021

There’s a place you can go to discover such things as:

  • How grazing goats can help control invasive plants in your woods.
  • How to call turkeys, identify frogs, stock your pond with the best types of fish, and grow your own edible mushrooms in a bucket.
  • How and when to harvest timber, and what today’s volatile lumber prices can mean for you and your woods.
  • How to identify the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species new to Ohio that can damage your fruit and shade trees and grape vines.

If you want to learn more about woods, water, wildlife, and grazing lands—and walk among them while you do it—check out the Gwynne Conservation Area at this year’s Farm Science Review.

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CFAES sustainability news, July 23, 2021

National Geographic, July 22; featuring Mazeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Marion Star, July 18; Whitney Gherman, OSU Extension

Cleveland.com, July 16; featuring Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Laboratory

CFAES sustainability news, July 1, 2021

How to protect species and save the planet—at once

Wired, June 10; featuring Daniela Miteva, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Bill seeks to overturn protections for ephemeral streams; experts say water quality will suffer

Columbus Dispatch, June 2; featuring Mazeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources and director, Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

‘Know more, waste less’

“As future leaders in the food and agriculture industry, we believe it is our social responsibility to consume and produce food in a conscientious manner.”

So says CFAES PhD student Aishwarya Badiger in our latest CFAES Story, which looks at her work with Know Food Waste, an award-winning CFAES student group.

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Ohio State hosts UK diplomats for climate change discussion

From Ohio State NewsRepresentatives of local government, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and Ohio State gathered on Wednesday, June 2, to share climate successes and insight with United Kingdom diplomatic leaders as they prepare to host the U.N. Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, in November.

During the discussion, Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson highlighted the university’s climate change research, including the work of Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science with CFAES.

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CFAES sustainability news, May 28, 2021

Nature can save humanity from climate doom—but not on its own

Wired, May 25; featuring Daniela Miteva, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Appreciate, don’t fear, the ‘bugs of history’

Farm and Dairy, May 24; featuring Joe Boggs, OSU Extension

Scientists urge restoration of federal gray wolf protections

Associated Press and Holland (Michigan) Sentinel, May 15; featuring Jeremy Bruskotter, School of Environment and Natural Resources

CFAES sustainability news, May 25, 2021

Opinion: Bill aims to strip away water safeguards and hang Ohioans out to dry

Columbus Dispatch, May 14; featuring Mazeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources and Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

New hope for killing algae blooms

Trade Only Today, May 6; featuring Heather Raymond, CFAES Water Quality Initiative