Check out the speakers you can listen to and talk about ideas with at the Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, set for Saturday, April 23, at the CFAES Wooster Campus …
Agriculture can play a key role in limiting climate change, says a new report by the U.N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The lead author of the report’s agriculture section was CFAES researcher Brent Sohngen.
Read about Sohngen’s work on the report. (Photo: Getty Images.)
“Food waste is one of the greatest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s something that nearly everyone can address in their daily lives.”
Ohio State’s 2022 signature Earth Day event, “Time to Act on Climate Change,” takes place Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the Ohio Union’s US Bank Conference Theater in Columbus. You also can watch live on YouTube. The event, its website says, will highlight “efforts underway in Ohio and beyond to mitigate and adapt to climate change.”
Climate change is happening. It’s happening here. It’s happening now.
That’s the message that Aaron Wilson, climate specialist with CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm, is sharing with Ohio farmers. He talks to them about how they can make their farms more resilient to weather extremes—to the warmer-than-average temperatures, unusually heavy rains, flooding, and more that Ohio is seeing from climate change.
“It’s not a future issue,” he says. “The time to prepare is right now.”
Individualized coaching coupled with an app for tracking could help families greatly reduce some types of food waste, in turn helping combat climate change.
That’s a finding from a recent study co-led by Brian Roe, holder of CFAES’ Fred N. VanBuren Professorship in Farm Management.
Read the full story. (Photo: Getty Images.)
Washington Post, Feb. 24, 2022; featuring Kerry Ard, CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
NPR, Feb. 20, 2022; spin-off from research by Richard Dick, SENR
Wondering how climate change may affect agriculture, food quality, and public health? Want to learn how tile drainage impacts river flashiness? Or what kinds of insects are beneficial for sustainable agriculture? The answers to these questions and more will be discussed during the annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference (CTC), held March 8–9 in Ada, Ohio. The conference is presented by CFAES and other supporters.
Read the full story. (Photo: Reduced tillage corn, Getty Images.)