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.
Des Moines (Iowa) Business Record, Oct. 13; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
Ohio State News, Oct. 5; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR
No-Till Farmer, Sept. 17; partnership with CFAES cited
CFAES’ 14th annual Stinner Summit will focus on COVID-19. What has it shown about the fragility of our food system? How can the system be made more resilient?
The event, whose theme is “Adapting Ohio Agroecosystems for Resilience to the Pandemic and Other Natural Disasters,” will be held online from 1–4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.
Participation is free and open to all. Learn more and register to join us.
PrecisionAg, Sept. 28; Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), cited
Siasat Daily (Hiderabad, India), Sept. 27; featuring Rattan Lal, SENR
Ohio’s Country Journal, Sept. 23; featuring Nate Douridas, Molly Caren Agricultural Center
Food Institute Blog, Sept. 18; Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), cited
Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 16; featuring Aaron Wilson, OSU Extension
Science News for Students, Sept. 3; featuring Stan Gehrt, SENR
Want to learn more about improving your land and livestock through grazing and forages? Mark your calendar for the following talks at this year’s virtual Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24, all of them organized by the Gwynne Conservation Area.
Got the drift? Hopefully not. A new fact sheet series, co-written by agricultural specialists with CFAES and Purdue University, can help prevent damage to specialty crops by drift from the herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D.
Read the full story and download the fact sheets.
The honors keep growing for Rattan Lal. The CFAES Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science—recipient of the Japan Prize last year and the World Agriculture Prize and the Glinka World Soil Prize in 2018—was today awarded the World Food Prize.
The award, its website says, recognizes “the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.”
Gebisa Ejeta, chair of the award’s selection committee and a 2009 recipient of the award, said, “The impact of (Lal’s) research and advocacy on sustainability of agriculture and the environment cannot be overstressed.”
By Stephanie Singer, Outreach Education Specialist, The Nature Conservancy, Western Lake Erie Basin Agriculture Project Office, Defiance
Would you like to share your experience with cover crops and soil health with other farmers? If so, please consider applying to be part of an exciting farmer-led outreach project. Complete the online Farmer Advocate for Conservation application here.
A free public webinar called Sustainability and Ohio’s Landscape: Creating Value for People and the Environment takes place this Tuesday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and you still have time to register for it.
The focus will be on sustainability in three areas: in Ohio’s cities, on its farms, and in its forests. The speakers will be from CFAES, nonprofits, agencies, and businesses.
It’s the 2020 Spring Outlook program by CFAES’ Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.
Learn more and register to watch. (Photo: downtown Cleveland, Getty Images.)