For the first time in its nearly 60-year history, CFAES’ Farm Science Review trade show, scheduled this year for Sept. 22–24, will not be held in person. Instead, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the show will be held as a virtual event.
Update, Jan. 13: The optional Jan. 25 program has been cancelled.
Join experts from CFAES and beyond in discovering Ohio’s possible new cash crop. A workshop titled “Growing Hemp in Ohio: Separating Fact from Fiction,” featuring 10 sessions by 18 speakers, is set for Jan. 24 at the CFAES Wooster campus, about 60 miles south of Cleveland.
By Gary Graham, Maple Syrup Specialist, OSU Extension
Ohio had a great maple season in 2019, with lots of good-quality syrup. Now is the time to get prepared for the 2020 season at CFAES’ Ohio Maple Days workshops.
Who does research to support the farmers who grew the pumpkins you’re seeing tonight? CFAES’ South Centers, that’s who.
More than just a pretty face, pumpkins are worth more than $10 million a year to Ohio farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. (Photo: Getty Images.)
CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm hosts Sustainability Planning for Ohio Farmers Markets on Nov. 11–12 in Columbus. Designed for the managers of farmers markets, the workshop aims to help maintain and grow consumer demand, boost consumer support, and in the end increase a market’s sustainability and success.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has awarded a team of CFAES researchers $482,000 to help boost—through research and education—maple syrup production in Ohio and two other states. (Photo: Getty Images.)
Hear how young farmers got started in their business, and a colorful business at that, on the Sunday, Aug. 18, Cut Flower Farm Tour, part of the Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Find details, including how to register.
CFAES, one of the series co-presenters, is the specific presenter of this tour. (Photo: Rudbeckia flowers, Getty Images.)
The disaster declaration for nearly half of Ohio’s 88 counties extends low-interest loans to farmers. But CFAES experts say many growers are hoping for changes that could offer more financial help.
Further details on Ohio’s rain-caused farm crisis can be found on CFAES’ frequently updated Addressing 2019 Agricultural Challenges website.
Even if the United States eventually reaches a trade agreement with China, the damage done from the ongoing trade war could take years to undo, a CFAES agricultural economist says.