Ohio State will be the lead partner on a new five-year, multimillion-dollar pilot watershed project in northwestern Ohio designed to demonstrate that agricultural conservation practices—if used on 70% of the farmland in a watershed, and evaluated on a watershed scale—can help achieve Lake Erie’s water quality goals. CFAES researcher Jay Martin will direct the project, set for the Shallow Run watershed in Hardin County.
Read the story. (Photo: Shallow Run watershed, Laura Johnson.)
Registration is open for the next Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, “Growing the Future of Agriculture: Conversations with Black Farmers and Educators.” It’s set for Oct. 12, 7:15–9:30 a.m., on Ohio State’s Columbus campus.
Check out the program and lineup of speakers. Register at this link.
Ohio Sea Grant, which is part of CFAES, and the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative will host a free public webinar called Great Lakes Aquaculture Days from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. The program offers virtual tours of farms around the region and Q&A sessions with the farmers and Sea Grant specialists. Find out more. (Photo: Yellow perch, CFAES.)
A CFAES postdoctoral researcher is one of many speakers set for the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference of the Northern Nut Growers Association, which runs from Aug. 1–4.
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
Columbus Dispatch, March 28, subscription required; featuring Mike Hogan, OSU Extension, Franklin County
Pike County News Watchman, March 25
The Ohio Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm, have kicked off the second year of their Victory Gardens Program, with the program having been expanding this year from 10 to 25 counties because of high demand. Some 8,300 seed packets are available free of charge to the public.
Read the full story, and see which counties are now included.