Campus News

  1. Ohio State Names New VP for Agricultural Administration

    Aug 24, 2012

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University today named alumnus Bruce McPheron vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

    McPheron is currently dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University and will start his new appointment on Nov. 1, 2012, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

    He will succeed Bobby Moser, who has served as dean and vice president since 1991. Moser announced his retirement in September 2011.

  2. Hanging out, hanging in there

    Jul 31, 2012

    Operation: Military Kids is a national initiative that designs programs for military youth to help them find positive ways to cope with the stress of their parents' deployment, and Ohio 4-H Youth Development has been a major provider of OMK programs since 2005.

  3. What are the best ways to burn (or not) a forest?

    Jul 31, 2012

    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, Wisconsin, and Ontario -- and nowhere else on Earth.

    Both are part of the same "fire-dependent ecosystem," a type of biological community that needs occasional fires in order to persist.

  4. Three ways to learn about Lake Erie science while on vacation

    Jul 31, 2012

    Crowds swell in the summer months at Put-in-Bay as vacationers visit Lake Erie to fish, boat, and relax, and as young scientists study at Stone Lab. But students don't need to be the only ones having fun learning about Lake Erie. Visitors can take advantage of Ohio Sea Grant's science and history tours at landmarks all around the bay, from the South Bass Island Lighthouse to Gibraltar Island. The tours are a fun way to learn about Lake Erie without sitting through a traditional lecture.

  5. Urban farming in a parking lot? See it in action in Wooster

    Jul 31, 2012

    Joe Kovach of Entomology, who is studying the best ways to grow food on old asphalt parking lots, is giving free monthly tours of his test plots this summer.

  6. Engineering plants to help replace oil

    Jul 30, 2012

    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.

  7. ATI ranks No. 1 nationally in two-year agriculture degrees

    Jul 30, 2012

    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.

  8. CFAES Library renovation set to begin

    Jul 30, 2012

    The CFAES Library is being revitalized. Located in the south wing of the Agricultural Administration Building in Columbus and first opened back in 1956, the new facility -- to be renamed the CFAES Library and Student Success Center -- will be renovated "to meet important goals to transform it into a multi-functional, competitive, 21st-century" facility, planners say.

  9. Keith Smith: 'We are committed to make these positions successful'

    Jul 30, 2012

    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 process for a field specialist in family wellness.