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  1. OFFER Field Day

    https://oardc.osu.edu/events/offer-field-day

    provide science-based research and information to Ohio’s organic farmers, gardeners, processors, retailers ... and at the John Hirzel Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Research Site in northwestern Ohio. The ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Waterman Agricultural & Natural Resources Laboratory

    https://oardc.osu.edu/facility/waterman-agricultural-natural-resources-laboratory

    Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory include the Turfgrass Foundation Research & Education ... agricultural systems management, sustainable agriculture, food science, agronomic and horticultural production ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Evaluating the Performance of Stream Restoration Projects in Ohio

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/stream-systems/evaluating-performance-stream-restoration-projects-ohio

    Mecklenburg discusses the criteria used to evaluate ecological integrity, factors that lead to project success ... study site locations at the ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources website: ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Ottowa River Coalition

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/profiles-watershed-leadership/ottowa-river-coalition

    counties in NW Ohio. Most of the land in the watershed is agricultural, but there are significant urbanized ... Allen Soil and Water Conservation District office on October 7 was a large meeting room full of ... shared with me that day about their experiences leading a collaborative watershed initiative. Lesson #1: ...

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