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  1. Growing season: OARDC's organic farming program gets a shot in the arm

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/september-october-2014/growing-season-oardcs-organic-farming

    of Food and Agriculture funds the project. Topics also included studies on soil-building cover crops, ... research and outreach efforts will once again be funded,” said OFFER Director Brian McSpadden Gardener. The ... Agriculture’s National Organic Program, according to the agency’s 2012 Census of Agriculture. The total ranks ...

  2. Student and Youth Success

    https://oardc.osu.edu/impacts/student-and-youth-success

    Hands-on learning was at the center of A.B. Graham’s first boys’ and girls’ agricultural club in ... Springfield, Ohio, in 1902. Youngsters planted seeds in experimental plots, tested the soil, and identified ... by addressing real-world challenges, The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and ...

  3. Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/conservation-tillage-and-technology-conference

    Building and maintaining healthy soils not only leads to profitable farming and improved water ... Practices for the Future of Conservation Agriculture and Soil Health,” a goal of the event, Reeder said, is ... regional soil health team leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation ...

  4. Good news: Ohio’s soil phosphorus levels are trending down

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/good-news-ohio%E2%80%99s-soil-phosphorus-levels-trending-down

    Agricultural soil phosphorus levels held steady or trended downward in at least 80 percent of ... about protecting surface water quality while maintaining agricultural production, said CFAES scientists ... by OARDC. “Soil phosphorus levels are strongly related to runoff water phosphorus levels. Less ...

  5. Pennsylvania sustainable ag leader joins Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/july-august-2016/pennsylvania-sustainable-ag-leader-joins-ohio

    Brian Snyder, pictured, previously the executive director of one of the leading sustainable ... agriculture organizations in the U.S., has joined Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural ... InFACT, the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation pursues holistic approaches to ensure good ...

  6. OARDC organic farming program has new interim leader; ‘period of reinvention’ ahead

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/may-june-2016/oardc-organic-farming-program-has-new-interim

    years ago, is replacing former OFFER director Brian McSpadden Gardener, who left for a job in the ... agricultural administration and director of the college’s Wooster campus, which includes OARDC. “He’s ... well-qualified to lead our effort in organics.” “It seems clear that OFFER will go through a period of ...

  7. 8 ways a city’s vacant lots can be good for the environment

    https://oardc.osu.edu/newsletter/oardc-report-newsletter/may-june-2015/8-ways-city%E2%80%99s-vacant-lots-can-be-good-environment

    training Master Gardener volunteers on issues related to urban farming. To contact the scientist: Mary ... plants and increased ecosystem services,” she said, “urban vacant land can be seen as an asset for ...

  8. Lead in Drinking Water: Ohio Leads the Way. What More Is Needed?

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/lead-drinking-water-ohio-leads-way-what-more-needed

    Protection Agency’s Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, will present “Lead in Drinking Water: Ohio Leads ... and Natural Resources, part of the  College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Baker, ... who’s an alumnus of the school, will talk about lead in water pipes, its prevalence in Ohio — such as ...

  9. Ohio No-Till Summer Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/ohio-no-till-summer-field-day

    No-till farming sounds simple. Just don’t till the soil, right? Farmers know better. Adopting ... no-till requires understanding how it affects drainage, soil structure, organic matter, weed control, and ... environmental impacts, said Randall Reeder, retired agricultural engineering specialist with Ohio State ...

  10. Research Internship Program

    https://oardc.osu.edu/research-resources/research-internship-program

    investigations in biofuels, molecular and cell biology and engineering. OARDC scientists lead international ...

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