Jan 13, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Learn more about seafood safety and the 2016 economic outlook for the aquaculture, or fish farming, industry during the Ohio Aquaculture Association Annual Conference Jan. 29-30.
Jan 7, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ever since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011 and the act’s Produce Safety Rule was proposed two years later, fruit and vegetable growers have waited for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to finalize the regulations they will be expected to follow on the farm.
Jan 6, 2016
GREENVILLE, Ohio – Producers and agriculture professionals can get an update on the 2016 corn market and learn how to budget a profitable corn crop at a workshop led by farm management experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
The 2016 Corn College is a daylong workshop offered on Feb. 10 that will focus on what farmers need to know to operate a successful operation, said Sam Custer, an Ohio State University Extension educator who is organizing the program.
OSU Extension is CFAES’s outreach arm.
Oct 9, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio farmers harvested fewer pumpkins this year compared to the 2014 crop, and the fruits are smaller than usual, according to experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
“Growers faced significant challenges during both ends of the growing season in 2015,” said Jim Jasinski, Ohio State University Extension educator and coordinator of the Integrated Pest Management program. OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of the college.
Oct 8, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Provisions of the Affordable Care Act will again be the big issue this year for taxpayers – but instead of the focus being heavy on individual taxpayers, more interest will be on employer reporting requirements, a tax expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.
Oct 8, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – With grain harvest well underway statewide thanks to favorable weather conditions throughout the region, growers are reminded that taking extra precautions when handling grain can lessen the potential for injury.
Oct 5, 2015
CAREY, Ohio — A solar installer whose headquarters building has its own sun-powered system and the largest solar farm in Ohio, which spans an area equal to some 80 football fields, are two of the highlights of the 2015 Renewable Energy Workshop.
The event, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Vaughn Industries, 1201 E. Findlay St. in Carey in northwest Ohio.
May 1, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thanks to cooler, wet weather in April that has caused spring planting delays across the region, growers may need to adjust some of their management practices when they are able to get into their fields to speed up crop establishment, said an agronomist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Apr 28, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – While some would say people are the problem behind Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms, Jay Martin will tell you they’re the solution.
Martin was recently chosen to lead Field to Faucet, a water quality program launched by The Ohio State University to ensure safe drinking water while maintaining an economically productive agricultural sector.
Apr 23, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the first time in more than three decades, Ohio 4-H members going to the Ohio State Fair who would normally compete for blue ribbons in the Rhodes Center will find themselves going to a different location.
The Ohio Expo Center and State Fair is making improvements at the fairgrounds, demolishing some buildings this year and building a new multipurpose conference center to open in 2016, said Allen Auck, program manager for 4-H events and activities.