The latest science on animal agriculture and the environment

Waste to Worth 2022, described as for “those who make or influence environmental management decisions on livestock and poultry farms,” takes place April 18–22 near Toledo. CFAES Dean Cathann A. Kress, OSU Extension climate specialist Aaron Wilson, and Chris Winslow, director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, will be among the speakers.

Find details about attending.

CFAES sustainability news, Nov. 12, 2021

Toledo Blade, Nov. 1; featuring research led by Jay Martin, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Lantern, Oct. 29

CFAES sustainability news, Nov. 9, 2021

NOAA authorizes $1.77 million to research harmful algal blooms

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Oct. 27; projects include researchers from Ohio State

‘Crop diversity underpins food security’: Scientists flag ‘enormous’ diversity loss

Food Navigator; Oct. 26; Kristin Mercer, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, is one of the study’s co-authors

Preserve Lake Erie, keep farms productive

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.)

A next step in efforts to battle harmful algal blooms

Scientists from eight Ohio universities—including from Ohio State and specifically from CFAES—will lead the latest round of research supported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative.

Read the story. (Photo: Lake Erie, Getty Images.)

CFAES sustainability news, July 28, 2021

Farmers make progress in improving water quality, but much work remains

Columbus Dispatch, July 27; featuring Nate Douridas, farm manager, Molly Caren Agricultural Center

Will our food break the climate or save it?

The Hill, July 27; featuring Rattan Lal, School of Environment and Natural Resources

CFAES sustainability news, July 23, 2021

National Geographic, July 22; featuring Mazeika Sullivan, School of Environment and Natural Resources

Marion Star, July 18; Whitney Gherman, OSU Extension

Cleveland.com, July 16; featuring Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Laboratory