1. ODA And OSU Extension Kick Off 2021 Ohio Victory Gardens Program

    Apr 5, 2021

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – It’s time to get your hands dirty and start growing! The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and OSU Extension Offices are kicking off the second year of the Victory Gardens Program. Due to high demand, the program is expanding to include 25 counties, up from 10 counties last year. Approximately 8,300 seed packets will be available free to the public to get people planting.

  2. Upcoming Events from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

    Oct 24, 2017


    18 Free screening of Food Evolution documentary,Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., on the university’s Columbus campus, 6:30 to 9 p.m. More information:

    18 Early bird registration due for first of the Tax Schools, see below.

  3. $700,000 gift to Ohio State CFAES Helps Create Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community

    Oct 24, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio ­— A new program will encourage holistic study and community engagement to address food security issues thanks to a $700,000 gift from The Columbus Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Pat and Bobby Moser.

    The gift, presented to The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences last month, creates the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Bobby Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community endowed fund.

  4. CFAES Facilities/Wooster Campus Updates

    Jul 18, 2017

    As the Congressional Assistant's Tour is about a month away, we wanted to make all aware of some new things happening around Ohio State ATI that visitors may find pertinent. 

    From Michelle Ball, FAES Communications Director:

  5. Fair Flu: It's Nothing to Sneeze At

    Jul 18, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – If pigs could say gesundheit, you could be hearing the German blessing as you visit fairs this summer.

    Andrew Bowman, veterinarian with the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University, is in the midst of a seven-year study of 100 county fairs in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, checking for incidences of Influenza A Virus Infecting Swine (IAV-S). On average, at least one animal at 25 percent of county fairs tests positive.

    “It’s like kids at preschool. If one hog comes down with it, it’s going to spread,” Bowman said.

  6. Ohio Educators Explore 2 'Amazing' Resources for Teaching About Nature, the Environment

    Jul 18, 2017

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — A July 18-19 workshop in Mansfield — called A Walk Through Ohio’s Forests: The Good, the Bad and the Invasive — will feature two helpful tools for teaching students about nature and the environment, says co-organizer Kathy Smith of The Ohio State University.

  7. Ohio 4-H Awarded $20,000 to Help Grow 4-H

    Jul 18, 2017

    Over 11,800 4-H alum show support through Raise your Hand

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (7-11-2017) -- Ohio 4-H announced its award of $20,000 for participation in Raise Your Hand, a national 4-H initiative asking the millions of 4‑H alumni across the nation, including 4-H alums in Ohio, to ‘Raise Your Hand’ and pay it forward in support of providing the hands-on learning that empowers kids across America.

  8. CFAES Changes Twitter Handle

    Jul 5, 2017

    Recently the college changed their Twitter handle, transitioning from from @FoodAgEnvNews to @CFAES_OSU. Follow the account for future pertinent information about both Government Affairs and CFAES in general.

    Other social links:

    CFAES Facebook

    CFAES Instagram

    CFAES YouTube

  9. News: Manure Science Review on August 2

    Jul 5, 2017

    PAULDING, Ohio – Farmers who want to learn more about creating fertile soil for crops and how to manage manure to improve profits, while also protecting the environment, should attend the Manure Science Review on August 2.


    The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District, Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation are collaborating to host the event.


  10. News: Urban Farm Tours Happening Throughout Columbus

    Jul 5, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – When you think of farms, you might envision wide open grass lands, a tractor and grazing cows, pigs or horses. But did you know there are farms right here in urban Columbus?

    Columbus was home to only five urban farms just three years ago. Now, there are 16 urban farms throughout the city, said Mike Hogan, an Ohio State University Extension agriculture and natural resources educator.