1. Dr. Peter Thomison standing in front of his corn research talking to a crowd

    OSU Research Field Days

    Jun 4, 2018

    Join us this summer for field days featuring Ohio State University research. You'll have the opportunity to talk with the researchers and learn more about innovations and new technology. Read more...

  2. Rural downtown with abandoned stores

    Jump-Starting Rural Economies

    Jul 19, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Many rural counties in Ohio and across the nation are facing dwindling populations, reduced agricultural income and lagging job growth.

    Since the nationwide recession ended in 2009, economic recovery in rural communities has not matched that in urban areas, said Mark Partridge, a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.

  3. Urban farmer weeding field behind residential houses.

    Ohio State Tour to Highlight Columbus' Growing Urban Agricultural Industry

    Jul 9, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – For Mark VanFleet, down on the farm is actually a formerly vacant lot in a residential neighborhood on the South Side of Columbus.

    His one-half acre plot grows row upon row of vegetables, including lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, turnips, cucumbers, garlic, basil, dill, chard and kale. Known as Harriet Gardens, the lot provides enough for the full-time urban farmer to sell his produce to 15 local restaurants and at least three farmers’ markets.