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CFAES Crisis Rapid Response Team receives Spirit of the Land-Grant Award for work in East Palestine

July 19, 2023
Members of the CFAES Crisis Rapid Response Team for East Palestine, from left to right, Tracy Kitchel, CFAES senior associate dean and director of faculty and staff affairs; Ellen Essman; Karen Chou, Michigan State; Jeff Hattey; Haley Shoemaker; Eric Barrett; Michael Bisesi, College of Public Health; Matt Teegarden; Sam Custer; and Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES dean. Photo: Ken Chamberlain.

SENR faculty member Jeff Hattey, a professor of soil science and state Extension specialist in soil management, provided the first research-based soil science response and co-led the on-site work as part of the CFAES Crisis Rapid Response Team for East Palestine, which was honored last week with the 2023 Spirit of the Land-Grant Award. Learn how CFAES immediately implemented its Crisis Rapid Response Team, which brings together experts from CFAES and OSU Extension to work with families in East Palestin . Read more >>