Registration is open for the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association’s 2022 national conference, set for July 21–24 at Ohio State and Central State, Ohio’s 1862 and 1890 land-grant institutions.
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.”
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
When you think of a farmer, what comes to mind? CFAES alumna Yolanda Owens ’07, president of the CFAES Alumni Society Board of Directors and the first Black/Latinx person to hold this position, will tackle the topic in a talk called “Black Culture and Green Thumbs” during the online portion of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) upcoming annual conference.
Glossy, Jan. 20; research by Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, cited
Registration is open for the annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, which organizers call the region’s premier sustainable food and farm conference.
The conference includes CFAES as one of its sponsors, and some of its many speakers will be from CFAES. It’s set for Feb. 12 online and Feb. 17–19 in Dayton.
Without healthy soil there can be no food. And without any food there can be no life.
That’s the message of an opinion piece by Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources and 2020 World Food Prize laureate, that recently ran on the global development website Devex.
What will more robotics in agriculture mean for sustainability? It’s one of the topics of this public event set for CFAES Wooster on Dec. 1.
CFAES’ 15th annual Stinner Summit takes place from 1–7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, with options to attend either in person at the new Science Building at CFAES Wooster or virtually. The event, its website says, offers an opportunity “to celebrate the legacy of Ben Stinner, look back on the past projects funded by the Stinner Summit, and chart the future of the Agroecosystem Management Program.”