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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences



  1. Rattan Lal Appointed to BIFAD by President Biden

    Jan 24, 2022

    On January 14th, President Biden announced his intent to appoint Rattan Lal, Distingushed Professor of Soil Science, to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The President appoints members who primarily represent the academic community to advise the U.S.

  2. 2021 Farm Science Review to be live and in person

    Aug 26, 2021

    LONDON, Ohio—The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, which was held online last year because of the pandemic, will return this year to be live and in person for the 59th annual event.

    The premier agricultural education and industry exposition is set for Sept. 21–23 at Ohio State’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 135 State Route 38, near London.

  3. State-of-the-Art Animal Facility Coming to Ohio State

    Aug 24, 2021

    A tour might begin with a robot milking cows, then move to the barn where newborn piglets nestle beside their mother or hens have just laid eggs. 

    Pigs, chickens, cattle, sheep, horses and goats are coming to The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, and the public will have a chance to not only see them but understand how they’re raised. 

  4. Newbloom

    Testing a new way to kill harmful algal blooms

    Apr 27, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—As the weather warms and draws people to the water, tests are about to begin on a new technique for killing off harmful algal blooms in Ohio’s streams and lakes. 

  5. Ohio State forms food industry consortium to advance commercialization of ultra-shear technology for liquid foods and beverages processing

    Apr 12, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) have created a university-industry consortium to further the development of and provide access to the licensing of a new, innovative manufacturing technology that preserves foods and beverages using wholesome, recognizable ingredients; no artificial preservatives; and reduced heat. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. $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.

  9. 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:

  10. 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.