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  1. 2019 Future Leader in Science Award winner Tania D. Burgos Hernández (center) at the US Capitol Building shown with Gary Pierzynski, associate dean for research and graduate education with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Horticulture and Crop Science undergraduate Rose Vaguedes.

    Graduate Student Wins Future Leader in Science Award

    Mar 19, 2019

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) have named the recipients of the 2019 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Future Leaders in Science Award.  Tania D. Burgos Hernández from The Ohio State University is one of 18 graduate student members who received the award in recognition of her interest and engagement in science advocacy. Tania accepted the award at a reception held during the annual ASA, CSSA, & SSSA Congressional Visits Day on March 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

  2. Photo credit: University Communications, Ohio State

    CFAES Loves Its Buckeyes, and Also All Their Friends

    Mar 18, 2019

    Two homes of the Buckeyes were recently honored for how they care for their trees. The Columbus campus of The Ohio State University and the Wooster campus of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) have each been named a Tree Campus USA by the national Arbor Day Foundation.  The designation, given annually, goes to colleges and universities for their commitment to effective urban forest management—for doing the work to have healthy trees where it’s sometimes a challenge to grow them. Recipients have to meet five standards, including having a campus tree advisory committee and a campus tree care plan.

  3. CFAES Impact Story on Pawpaw

    Promoting a fruit few have eaten

    Mar 6, 2019

    Ohio’s little-known, native fruit might gain more notice soon.

    Extension recently launched Marketing and Orchard Resource Efficiency (MORE) Ohio Pawpaw, a statewide, grant-funded effort that teaches farmers how to establish productive pawpaw orchards and find markets for the tropical-tasting fruit. Light green on the outside, a ripe pawpaw is about the size of a large potato. It tastes a little like a combination between banana, mango, and pineapple. It can also be soft like an avocado. Large black seeds have to be nudged out of a pawpaw before the light yellow fruit can be eaten. Though the fruit is not widely known, there’s a pocket of pawpaw fans in southern Ohio, where an annual festival features pawpaw gelato, pawpaw chutney, pawpaw wine, and even pawpaw beer. “I liked pawpaws a lot better the second time I tried them,” said Sarah Francino, a Ohio’s little-known, native fruit might gain more notice soon. CFAES master’s degree student who has tasted and tested many varieties to try to help Ohio farmers determine the best ones to raise and sell. If you’re not keen on how pawpaws taste, you might still be drawn to pawpaw trees for their bright yellowness in the fall, she said. “If you let them grow in the open, in full sun, they form a beautiful pyramid,” said Francino. Francino is working for MORE Ohio Pawpaw, which is spearheaded by Matt Davies, a CFAES assistant professor, and Brad Bergefurd, an Extension horticulture specialist. Read the full story here.

  4. Alumnus Steve Goodwin was recognized with the College’s Distinguished Alumni Award on March 2.

    Steve Goodwin Recognized as Distinguished Alumni

    Mar 4, 2019

    Congratulations to Alumnus Steve Goodwin (BS, Parks Recreation & Tourism Administration), who was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award for his leadership in the field of natural resources conservation and management at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Awards and Recognition program on March 2, 2019. 

  5. wasted opportunities smart campus challenge

    Wasted Opportunities Wins 1st Place in Smart Campus Challenge

    Feb 20, 2019

    Mike Fackler, a fourth-year Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major at The Ohio State University is captain of the first place winning team in the inaugural Ohio State Energy Partners' (ENGIE) and Axium Infrastructure's Smart Campus Challenge.

  6. Harrison Fried conducted much of his Denman Forum research project through opportunities at Ohio State's Stone Lab on Lake Erie.

    Undergraduate research on display at Denman Forum

    Feb 18, 2019

    Environmental policy and decision making major Harrison Fried is featured as one of 205 students participating in this year's Denman Undergraduate Research Forum at The Ohio State University on February 20. His research focuses on pollution in Lake Erie (algal and sedimentary turbidity) and how it affects the swimming performance of two minnows: the Emerald Shiner and the Golden Shiner.  Read more here about the research he conducted last summer at Stone Laboratory, Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie. 

  7. Kowlett Spring 2019 Seminar Series Starts Feb. 7

    Feb 6, 2019

  8. SENR Graduate Students recognized for fisheries achievement.

    Graduate students recognized for fisheries achievement

    Feb 4, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources graduate students Chelsey Nieman and Tiffany Atkinson were recognized at the 79th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

  9. An upcoming workshop by CFAES experts will teach you the hows and whys of soil testing. (Photo: Getty Images.)

    Dig into soil health at Feb. 14 workshop

    Jan 29, 2019

    The answers to growing better crops are under your feet if you look. So says Steve Culman, soil fertility specialist at The Ohio State University, who is helping lead an upcoming workshop on how to test your soil. “Soil testing provides a window into the soil, revealing if a plant is likely to see the nutrients it needs to grow and thrive,” said Culman, based at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences(CFAES). The workshop, called “Digging Into Soil Health: What Tests Can Tell Us About Our Soil,” will be Feb. 14 in Dayton. It’s part of the annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), which runs from Feb. 14–16.

  10. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science at CFAES, is the first Ohio State scientist and the first soil scientist to win the annual Japan Prize. (Photo: John Rice, CFAES.)

    Japan Prize goes to Ohio State soil scientist Rattan Lal

    Jan 16, 2019

    Rattan Lal, a soil scientist at The Ohio State University, has been awarded the 2019 Japan Prize, considered one of the most prestigious honors in science and technology.  Lal is the first Ohio State scientist and the first soil scientist to ever receive the prize. He is Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences(CFAES).  The Japan Prize recognizes scientists and engineers from around the world for original and outstanding achievements that “not only contribute to the advancement of science and technology, but also promote peace and prosperity for all mankind,” the Japan Prize Foundation said today (Jan. 16) in announcing the award.