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Transitioning family farms to the next generation
Only 16.5 percent of family businesses, including family farms, survive to a third generation, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. And 39 percent of U.S. farmland is owned by those 65 and older, with fewer than 30 percent having identif ...
Gone (or soon to be going) fishing: Charter captains prep for new season, new teaching
Ohio Sea Grant's annual Charter Captains Conference has become a tradition for Lake Erie charter boat captains, with many attendees regularly returning for the latest updates on Lake Erie fishing, regulations, and business opportunities. This year ...
CFAES scientist breeds 30 percent faster-growing perch
Researchers at The Ohio State University South Centers, partially funded by Ohio Sea Grant, are breeding yellow perch that thrive in aquaculture operations, growing about 30 percent faster than unimproved fish and reaching market size in 12 or 13 months i ...
CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team wins 2013 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
The CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award by the University Senate Committee and the Office of Human Resources. Recognition was awarded to the Team based on demonstrated, significant commitment towar ...
CFAES Fraternity Wins William H. Hall Chapter of the Year Award
The William H. Hall Chapter of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding fraternity at The Ohio State University. This year’s Chapter of the Year was awarded to Delta Theta Sigma (DTS) from The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science ...
Ohio State, Smucker's come together over coffee
Adding to their longstanding tradition of collaboration, Ohio State and The J.M. Smucker Co. have partnered to conduct innovative research on one of the world's favorite beverages: coffee. The university's Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and t ...
Brewing, buying biogas: OARDC campus at Wooster now runs on 30 percent green energy
Rotten produce. Animal fat. Bad soda. Manure. OARDC's Wooster campus is going to waste. And that's a good thing. The campus is using agricultural and food-processing wastes to meet nearly a third of its 12-megawatt-hour annual electricity needs. ...
A better tool in the toolbox: New project will bolster Ohio's Phosphorus Risk Index
Grand Lake St. Marys has lost an estimated $60-80 million in tourism due to harmful algae blooms. And in 2011, algae blooms covered 990 square miles of Lake Erie's surface area, the largest in the lake's history. Phosphorus is the pollutant most ...
Boost to brewing biogas: OARDC receives $6.5 million grant to further develop new system
OARDC has received a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy to test and expand OARDC-developed technology that can produce biogas from a variety of solid organic wastes and bioenergy crops. Awarded thr ...
OSU Extension introduces 3 new signature programs, graduates 2
OSU Extension engages people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming. A tremendous variety of locally specific programs focus on meeting citizens' needs right where they live and work. Since 2008, OSU ...