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Ohio allocates $6M to rebuild 'the core of our bioenergy and bioproducts research'
The state of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management has allocated $6 million in emergency funds to assist with the reconstruction of a building at OARDC that was severely damaged by the Sept. 16, 2010, tornado that struck the Wooster campus. The anno ...
Healthy, wealthy, and wise: What worksite wellness means to people... and how Extension helps
Employers increasingly offer worksite wellness programs to employees, for good reason: a 2010 analysis in Health Affairs showed a decrease of $3.27 in medical expenses and $2.73 saved in absenteeism costs for every dollar invested in worksite wellness ...
Lake's effect on housing prices?
Researchers Mark Partridge, Elena Irwin, and Heather Stephens, all of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, have found that Lake Erie attracts highly educated people to its communities and that homeowners are will ...
Coming soon: This year's Wayne County Farm Tour will stop twice at ATI
The annual Wayne County Farm Tour attracts thousands of visitors each year, and this year, some of those visitors will have the opportunity see Ohio State ATI's Equine Center and new cattle handling facility. The ATI sites are two of eight stops in ...
Keys to reducing H3N2v flu risk? Public awareness, keeping sick pigs away from fairs
Better education regarding the nature of influenza viruses and how to prevent infection, along with stepped-up efforts to keep sick pigs away from agricultural fairs, are the best ways to minimize risk of human disease and any potentially adverse impact o ...
Three Honored for Long-Time Dedication and Commitment: Beuerlein, Gahn and Moser to be Inducted into Farm Science Review Hall of Fame
LONDON, Ohio – The Farm Science Review Hall of Fame will welcome its 23rd class of inductees at the Vice President’s Luncheon on Sept. 18. Jim Beuerlein, Michael Gahn and Bobby Moser have been selected for induction because of their contributions to the s ...
What are the best ways to burn (or not) a forest?
Jack pines, which are common in parts of the northern Great Lakes, need fire to thrive. So does the rare and endangered Kirtland’s warbler, which nests only in burned or otherwise disturbed young jack pine stands in a handful of locations in Michigan, Wis ...
Engineering plants to help replace oil
OARDC will play a key role in the engineering of a novel plant-based fuel, funded by a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant, awarded by DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) under the Plants Engineered ...
ATI ranks No. 1 nationally in two-year agriculture degrees
ATI is back on top as No. 1 in Community College Week's annual Top 100 report, after a one-year drop to the No. 2 slot. ATI ranked first in the nation among two-year institutions in the number of degrees awarded in agriculture (pdf), agricultural ...
Keith Smith: 'We are committed to make these positions successful'
OSU Extension now has 12 field specialists located around the state, each working on a specific focus area and able to respond quickly to current topics and pressing issues. A field specialist in taxation will begin in September, and a search is in proces ...