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    How to talk about the environment with people of either political leaning

    Mar 16, 2020

    It seems intuitive: A social media post or an ad about an environmental issue written in a way that appeals to conservative values will likely persuade conservatives.  But more often than not, messages about environmental issues are framed to resonate primarily with liberal-leaning individuals, said Kristin Hurst, a postdoctoral research associate with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  2. Ohio Woodlands, Water & Wildlife Newsletter

    Ohio Woodlands, Water, & Wildlife Winter 2020 Newsletter Available

    Mar 10, 2020

    The winter 2020 edition of the Ohio Woodlands, Water, & Wildlife newsletter is available and includes articles on economic contributions of the Ohio Forest Products Industry, Women Owning Woodlands, Critter Corner and more!

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    How and why to keep phosphorus on no-till fields

    Mar 10, 2020

    Left untilled, fields gain organic matter and maintain high yields, but there’s a tradeoff to consider when deciding not to till.  Fields that aren’t tilled are less likely to erode, sending soil and the components of fertilizer, including phosphorus, downstream, a threat to water quality.

  4. Jason Ward's talk a the February 2020 EPN Breakfast program, "Hope is the thing with feathers." Image credit: Duane Gandelot

    New blog shares highlights birding in Columbus with Jason Ward

    Mar 10, 2020

    Learn more and view photos of Jason Ward’s Ohio State and Columbus visit in the EPN Community Connections blog post by Nicole Jackson, program coordinator, Environmental Professionals Network (EPN).

  5. Maggie Beetstra, a doctoral student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation grant.

    Graduate student awarded a NSF Dissertation grant to study conservation decision-making

    Mar 2, 2020

    Congratulations to Maggie Beetstra, a doctoral student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), who was awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation grant, “Evaluating the Effects of Financial and Temporal Scarcity on Farmer Decisions to Engage in Conservation” through the  Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program.

  6. Research on capacities and challenges of county governments led by School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member is featured.

    Capacities and challenges of county governments featured

    Mar 2, 2020

    A National Association of Counties (NACo) article, “Substance abuse, voting machines top funding woes” describes some of the findings of research conducted by Linda Lobao, a professor of rural sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.

  7. Explore the past, present and future of Ohio's forest resources in new digital exhibit.

    Journey through the past, present and future of Ohio’s forest resources

    Mar 2, 2020

    Explore the new digital companion to the popular Building Ohio State:  From Forest to the Renovation of the Thompson Library exhibition at the Ohio State University Libraries (on display at the library in the spring of 2017) and share with others interested in learning about the past, present and future of Ohio's forest resources.

  8. Feb. 25 Environmental Film Series - Living Soil

    Innovative farmers and soil health focus of upcoming screening and discussion

    Feb 19, 2020

    The 5th Ohio State Environmental Film Series is underway, with screenings at 151 W. Woodruff in CBEC Room 130 at 7 PM (free pizza and beverages at 6:30).  The February 25, 2020 event features the 2019 Soil Health Institute's documentary, Living Soil, which "showcases innovative farmers who enrich their soils to enhance life on Earth".  It emphasizes the role soil health plays in water quality management. With the 60-minute film, there will be two extraordinary discussion leaders -- Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science Rattan Lal and Plain City, Ohio farmer and businessman, Fred Yoder.

  9. Ohio State news story features published research review on behavioral adaptation to climate change by SENR faculty.

    Ohio State News features research review on behavioral adaptations to climate change

    Feb 11, 2020

    Faculty member Robyn Wilson describes the findings of a new research review in the Feb. 10 Ohio State News release, "Adapting to climate change: We’re doing it wrong."  The research review is published in the journal Nature Climate and is co-authored by colleagues in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. 

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    Taking the pulse of Ohio farmers

    Feb 3, 2020

    Extreme weather, trade tensions, declining prices, lack of access to health care, and urban sprawl.  To get a better handle on how Ohio farm families are adapting to these challenges, researchers at The Ohio State University will be asking farmers to share their experiences through a new statewide survey this February.  The 2020 Ohio Farm Poll will gather information about the current well-being of different types of farmers across the state, including any changes they might be seeing. The questionnaire will provide an opportunity for farmers to share their views with researchers at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and state policymakers about a range of issues. The survey will be mailed in early February to a random sample of 3,000 farmers.