1. Ohio State Scientists Forging "Kinder, Gentler" Food Processing

    Jan 18, 2017

  2. Chow Line: Ring in healthy year with pork, sauerkraut

    Dec 19, 2016

    I want to serve our traditional pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day, but my teenage daughter is discouraging me, saying she wants to start the year more healthfully. Is pork and sauerkraut not very healthy?

    Pork and sauerkraut — a small amount of sauerkraut, anyway — can star at the center of a perfectly healthful meal, so that's no reason to do away with your edible New Year's good luck charm.

  3. Peggy Hall, an assistant professor of agribusiness law at Ohio State University and field specialist with the OSU Extension Agricultural and Resource Law Program, was recently awarded the Excellence in Agricultural Law Award. (Submitted photo)

    Ohio State ag law professor helps farmers know their rights

    Dec 19, 2016

    (In 2016, the Rural Roles series featured 12 different voices within the agriculture industry who make a difference and often go unrecognized. This is the final piece in the series.)

    COLUMBUS — “Sometimes when I tell people that I do ag law, they go ‘what is that?’ Well, take just about any area of law and apply it to agriculture and that’s ag law,” said Peggy Hall.

  4. 9 Farm Strategies for a Profitable 2017

    Dec 19, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite low commodity prices, Ohio farmers can stay in the black in 2017 — but they will need to tighten their belts and slash expenses, said Barry Ward, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University.

    “Farmers need to reevaluate all of their inputs in general, and focus on those things that give a clear ROI (return on investment) when corn is bringing $3.50 to $4 per bushel,” said Ward, who works for Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

    Ward’s nine strategies:

  5. According to the Children’s Hunger Alliance, more than 630,000 children across Ohio are unsure where their next meal is coming from — enough children to fill Ohio Stadium six times. (photo: The Ohio State University)

    Hunger Amid Plenty: Lack of Food More Widespread Than Many Realize

    Dec 19, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Consumer spending for the holidays is up an estimated 10 percent this year. But amid plenty, hunger remains, particularly in Ohio.

    “One of the biggest misperceptions I’ve seen about hunger in Ohio is that people think it occurs only in very poor households,” said Pat Bebo, director of Community Nutrition programs for Ohio State University Extension.

  6. Got Concerns? Dairy Scholar Extols Nutritional Virtues of Milk

    Nov 18, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The erosion of milk’s reputation as a healthy food choice is the biggest issue facing the nation’s dairy industry, said the new dairy chair for The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

    “We could survive longer on milk without food, without water, without pizza, than you can survive on anything else,” said Rafael Jimenez-Flores, who joined the college as the J.T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods earlier this year.

  7. EPN Hosting Program on Lead in Ohio's Water

    Nov 18, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The safety of Ohio’s drinking water will be in the spotlight during the December breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network.

    Mike Baker, chief of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, will present “Lead in Drinking Water: Ohio Leads the Way. What More Is Needed?” as part of the program, which goes from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

  8. Focus on Flavor

    Nov 18, 2016

    New Ohio State center aims to unearth secrets to make foods healthier

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — What if commercially made whole-wheat bread tasted just as good as its refined-wheat counterpart? What if you could enjoy the guilty pleasure of eating a bag of potato chips with a third less sodium but all the flavor?

    These are the types of questions being tackled by the Flavor Research and Education Center, newly arrived to The Ohio State University.

  9. 2016 Tax School Available November and December in Multiple Locations Throughout Ohio

    Oct 14, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – How to deal with tax liabilities in the event of the death of a taxpayer and how to report financial distress are among the topics to be discussed during the upcoming Tax School workshop series offered throughout November and December by tax experts with the IRS and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  10. Workshop Offers Insight into Aquaculture

    Oct 14, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio needs more fish farmers, and researchers at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development are working to meet that need.

    The center will offer a daylong introductory workshop on aquaculture and aquaponics Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The workshop, which will be held at The Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road in Piketon, is designed to offer participants insight into what aquaculture is and how to get started in it, said Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist.