In America’s fight to
reduce carbon emissions, expanding and better managing the nation’s forests would be the cheapest and easiest steps to take.
That’s according to new research by CFAES’
Brent Sohngen, who is slated as one of eight speakers—from academia, government agencies, advocacy groups, and multiple states—in a free public webinar titled “The Economics of U.S. Forests as a Natural Climate Solution.”
April 29, noon to 2 p.m., the webinar is a joint program by CFAES, North Carolina State University, the University of Maine, the University of Idaho, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations.
Read more about the webinar and Sohngen’s research.
Register for the webinar. (Photo: Getty Images.)
Ohio State News, March 31
WKBN-TV, Youngstown, March 31; featuring
Mažeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources and director, Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
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.
Sustainability Institute invites you to join its inaugural energy symposium, Energy Transition and Decarbonization, set to be held virtually from Feb. 10–11.
Youngstown Vindicator, Jan. 10; research involving Stan Gehrt, School of Environment and Natural Resources, cited
Business First, Jan. 8, 2021
Toledo Blade, Jan. 4; Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension, cited
“Restoring soil health,” CFAES soil scientist
Rattan Lal says, “is essential to restoring human health.”
World Food Prize laureate, he knows that solving our biggest challenges starts beneath our feet.
Join us on Friday for a celebration of World Soil Day.
WOSU, Nov. 30; featuring
Brent Sohngen, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
CBS Sunday Morning, Nov. 29; featuring
Stan Gehrt, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Columbus Dispatch, Nov. 26
We invite you to join us this
Friday, Dec. 4, for a celebration of World Soil Day. Our free public virtual program will feature:
a keynote by
Andrew Margenot of the University of Illinois; a keynote by CFAES’ esteemed
Rattan Lal; and details on CFAES student research into soils, climate, farming, and food security.
Learn more and register now to attend.
Kashmir Images (India), Nov. 1; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources
WNWO-TV, Toledo, Oct. 28; featuring
Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory)
Farm and Dairy, Oct. 22; featuring Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension
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,