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  1. Sugar bush and tubing on the Ohio State Mansfield campus

    It all started with students!

    Mar 28, 2023

    Learn about making maple syrup on the Ohio State Mansfield campus and the role of students in developing the sugarbush. Find out more on Extension Today.

  2. SENR Extension Directory cover

    Introducing a NEW resource for Ohioans

    Nov 2, 2020

    A new resource directory is now available and features School of Environment and Natural Resources’ Extension and Outreach faculty, professionals, and signature programs!

  3. Ohio Woodland Stewards to host a conference for natural resource professionals in March.

    March conference to assist natural resource professionals

    Jan 13, 2020

    The 2020 Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield, OH.  This conference is geared towards keeping natural resource professionals up to date on today's key issues. The presentations provide the latest research and information on topics that will help those that manage Ohio's natural resources be better land stewards. There are also presentations designed to give resource managers a head's up - putting today's critical issues on their radar. The conference is organized by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program.

  4. Ohio State researchers are embarking on a major initiative to determine optimal rates of fertilization on corn, soybeans and wheat. Results should improve both crop production and water quality. (photo: iStock)

    Farmers, Consultants Needed for Major Initiative to Update Fertilizer Guidelines

    Apr 4, 2016

    It’s been 20 years since agronomists have developed fertilizer recommendations in Ohio.  But now, Ohio State University Extension is embarking on a major initiative to determine the optimal rates of fertilization on the state’s major crops. The goal is to not only maximize farm profitability, but also contribute to improved nutrient management and water quality in the state.  The Ohio State University On-farm Fertilizer Trials project plans to gather data from hundreds of farms statewide over the next two to three years, said Steve Culman, soil fertility specialist with the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and researcher with the college’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college.
  5. The Good, the Bad and the Hungry will show ways to live in peace with wild neighbors, including raccoons like this one. (Photo: cullenphotos, iStock.)

    Got Backyard Wildlife Problems? April 14 Workshop Has Solutions

    Apr 4, 2016

    A key to handling backyard wildlife problems, from smelly skunks to ravenous raccoons, hungry deer to messy geese, is making your backyard a worse place to be.  For them, that is, not you.  “If you can identify the component of the habitat that’s attracting an animal to your yard — usually it’s food or shelter — and then can modify or eliminate it, you’ll go a long way to solving the conflict,” said Marne Titchenell of The Ohio State University. She’ll share that and other remedies in a workshop April 14.

  6. Roger Thoma of the Midwest Biodiversity Institute presenting, "The Crayfishes of Ohio: Their Distribution and Conservation Concerns" at this year's Ohio Woodland, Water, and Wildlife Conference (Photo credit: Marisa Twigg)

    Ohio Woodland, Water, Wildlife Conference Recap

    Mar 7, 2016

    On Wednesday, March 2, the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, an OSU Extension program offered through the School of Environment and Natural Resources, held it’s 11th annual Ohio Woodland, Water, and Wildlife Conference at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield, Ohio.

  7. Tri-State Workshop Can Help You Get Into Your Woods

    Mar 9, 2015

    Calling all mammals and mushrooms, birds and butterflies, the trees they call home, and their human landlords. The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program will hold its 2015 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop — aimed at knowing, growing and managing the life of a woods — from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 28 at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road in Cincinnati. The event is designed for but not limited to landowners from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

  8. Oil and Gas Drilling Impacts? Talk Aims to Show Bigger Picture

    Sep 10, 2014

    The environmental impacts of oil and gas production “are much broader than what most people consider,” says Joe Bonnell, who hopes to show farmers, landowners and others the bigger picture. Bonnell, who is watershed management program director for CFAES’s statewide outreach arm, OSU Extension, will present “Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction” twice at the upcoming Farm Science Review.