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    Marketing Local Foods? How to Stand Out from the Competition

    Sep 7, 2018

    LONDON, Ohio – As the demand for local foods continues to increase, more farmers, growers and food producers are taking advantage of the increasing opportunities to sell their products at farmers markets and directly to restaurants.
  2. Antibiotics Resistance: From Animals to People

    Aug 31, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — It can be tough to stop using antibiotics on a farm. Farmers need them to prevent and treat diseases in their animals. But increasingly, certain antibiotics used to treat illnesses in farm animals and humans are not working, said Greg Habing, an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.
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    Ohio State Professor’s New Animal Welfare Designation Shows Compassion, Expertise

    Aug 31, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A veterinarian and assistant professor of animal sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) has been named a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare, the only swine veterinarian in Ohio to earn such a designation.
  4. Mark Loux will be discussing weed control during the Farm Science Review. Photo by Ken Chamberlain.

    When Weed Killers Miss Their Mark

    Aug 31, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The field appears as a checkerboard: thriving green crops beside squares of shriveling beige stalks. This was not a farmer’s bad luck. Instead the field was intentionally sprayed with 13 different weed killers to show their effects on various crops as well as the consequences of herbicides that drift from their intended target.
  5. Corn and soybean research plots

    Field Day Features Oldest No-Till Fields

    Aug 21, 2018

    WOOSTER, Ohio – A field day scheduled for Aug. 29 will look at the old and the new in tillage practices.

    The Ohio No-Till Field Day will feature panelists with a combined 250 years of no-till experience, as well as a tour of the historic Triplett-Van Doren No-Tillage Experimental Plots. It will also include updates on recent research regarding cover crops, soil health, and more.

    The event takes place on the Wooster campus of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.

  6. Women with clipboard standing in garden center

    Online Class Improves Workplace Communication with Latinos

    Aug 20, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new online class can help non-Latino managers of Spanish-speaking employees communicate more clearly with their Latino workers – but not by learning a new language.

    Claudio Pasian, associate professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, has modified his “Latinos in the Workforce” college credit course for online learners who can take the course at their own speed and on their own timeline.

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    Farmers Must Prepare for the Unthinkable

    Aug 16, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tony Nye is a man on a mission.

    A serious heart-related illness in late 2017 shook him to his core. It also convinced him that many farmers, both small-scale and large-scale, need to hear what he has to say.

    “I was as close to knocking on the Pearly Gates as possible before I turned the corner,” he recalled. After surgery, he lost both weight and strength and spent a month in the hospital. “I wasn’t able to return to the barns for almost six months.”

  8. Purple coneflowers blooming in a field

    Two Green Places to Visit When You Go to Farm Science Review

    Aug 10, 2018

    LONDON, Ohio — Farm Science Review, the major agricultural trade show set for Sept. 18-20 in London, will share what’s new with trees, fish, wildlife, pastures, ponds and gardening, too.

  9. Head and shoulders picture of Jerry Ardrey and Clayton W. Rose III

    Farm Science Review Inducts Two More into Hall of Fame

    Aug 2, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Farm Science Review will induct Clayton W. Rose III and Jerry Ardrey into the 29th class of honorees for the Review’s Hall of Fame, an honor held by 76 others for their contribution to the event.

    The Farm Science Review, which will take place this year from Sept. 18-20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, offers farmers and other visitors the opportunity to learn about the latest agricultural innovations from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.

  10. Overhead picture of Farm Science Review exhibit area

    Online Tickets for Farm Science Review Available

    Jul 31, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tickets for the 2018 Farm Science Review, a three-day agricultural trade show Sept. 18-20, are now available for purchase online at fsr.osu.edu.

    This year’s show at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London will have a larger exhibit area, and improvements have been made so visitors can better access parking, the ever-popular “Ride and Drive” area as well as other offerings.

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