A focus on students of water and fish

Suzanne Gray, assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources, recently earned the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture 2019 Educator Award. The award, its website says, recognizes individuals “whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education.”

Gray, who studies and teaches about fish and how water quality changes affect them, is a previous winner of Ohio State’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. She’s pictured here in 2014 with students at the Olentangy River.

Read our 2018 Q-and-A with Gray. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

‘Train a farmer, feed a nation’

A recent edition of CSA News, a magazine published jointly by three agriculture-related U.S. professional societies, features the efforts of Warren Dick, CFAES emeritus professor of soil science, in starting a new agricultural university in food-insecure Ethiopia.

Watch: ‘An amazing place’ for students, growing

Ohio State’s Student Farm is an “amazing place for students to learn how to grow their own food while getting more in touch with the environment.”

So says Maria Fredericks, an environmental policy major in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and the farm’s outreach coordinator. She’s quoted in a story about the farm on the CFAES Stories website and speaks in the video above. Tasty extra: Find out about the farm’s CSA and farm stand.

If you teach a person about fish

… you feed them for a lifetime. Congratulations to CFAES’s Suzanne Gray, assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology, School of Environment and Natural Resources, who today was named a recipient of Ohio State’s top honor for teaching. Gray is the fourth from the left.