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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ohio allocates $6M to rebuild 'the core of our bioenergy and bioproducts research'
The state of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management has allocated $6 million in emergency funds to assist with the reconstruction of a building at OARDC that was severely damaged by the Sept. 16, 2010, tornado that struck the Wooster campus. The anno ...
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 ...
Lake's effect on housing prices?
Researchers Mark Partridge, Elena Irwin, and Heather Stephens, all of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, have found that Lake Erie attracts highly educated people to its communities and that homeowners are will ...
2012 Professional Development Night- Find Your Fit!
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences hosted the 10 th annual Professional Development night in the Ohio Union Performance hall on October 9, 2012. A total of 239 students, faculty, staff, and industry representatives were in atten ...
Coming soon: This year's Wayne County Farm Tour will stop twice at ATI
The annual Wayne County Farm Tour attracts thousands of visitors each year, and this year, some of those visitors will have the opportunity see Ohio State ATI's Equine Center and new cattle handling facility. The ATI sites are two of eight stops in ...
Organic Mulches May Boost Transition from Plowed Land to No-Till
Resources Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency and the Ohio No-Till Council. Early registration is ...