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New testing method could make phosphorus monitoring cheaper, faster
Phosphorus is usually at the forefront of concerns about the health of Lake Erie. While watershed managers never stop searching for ways to reduce phosphorus input, they also need to be able to monitor current levels easily and cost-effectively. Chris Spi ...
Students Travel to AFA Leaders Conference in Kansas City
On Thursday November 1, 19 students from The Ohio State University boarded planes and made their way to Kansas City, Missouri to partake in the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference. The AFA Leaders Conference provides support ...
Second Annual Student Council Pumpkin Carving Contest
Students come together for fall festivities in celebration of their college and friendly competition amongst student organizations. The 2012 College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences annual fall social was held October 25 this year. The ev ...
Growing numbers: CFAES enrollment up 3.3 percent
Attracting more students and creating a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students each year has always been one of CFAES's goals, and this year is no exception. Comparing autumn enrollment numbers from 2011 to 2012, undergraduate en ...
Home again: CFAES welcomes Bruce A. McPheron
If you see someone new walking the halls of the CFAES campuses, say hello! Our new vice president for agricultural administration and dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, started Nov. 1. An entomologist by training, Bruce McPh ...
ATI dedicates new beef cattle handling facility
ATI livestock student Emily Painter, pictured right, wielded the scissors at the ribbon cutting for ATI's new beef cattle handling facility on Oct. 12. About 100 people attended the program, which showcased the Temple Grandin-designed facility to t ...
Grow your own lettuce in space? Students, researchers build system for NASA
Say you're on Mars and you fancy a salad. Unless the Curiosity rover can make an unexpected find of fresh romaine somewhere on the dusty Red Planet, you're looking at a nine-month trip to the nearest produce aisle on Earth. A better option? Grow ...
Farmer to farmer: Retired Extension educator volunteers in Mozambique
I recently volunteered for another CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer Program to assist with agricultural development in an African country. Last year it was in Uganda. This year, it was in Mozambique. My assignment was to assist the Agricultural College of the Cat ...
Driven to succeed: OARDC-industry partnership is creating new jobs
Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee liked what he saw at the Mansfield, Ohio, factory, which was turning a syrupy mix of crop and biodiesel wastes into polyurethane foam. But he was more fascinated by the story of how the factory came to be, in which an Oh ...
Healthy, wealthy, and wise: What worksite wellness means to people... and how Extension helps
Employers increasingly offer worksite wellness programs to employees, for good reason: a 2010 analysis in Health Affairs showed a decrease of $3.27 in medical expenses and $2.73 saved in absenteeism costs for every dollar invested in worksite wellness ...