1. Ohio State Improving Water Quality, One Farm at a Time

    Jul 9, 2015

    Since last fall, 6,586 growers and producers responsible for farming some 1 million acres of Buckeye state farmland have gone through fertilizer applicator certification training offered by researchers from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University as part of the college’s efforts to continue to improve Ohio water quality.

  2. Beck’s Hybrids Makes Five-Year, $1 Million Commitment to Field to Faucet, Farm Science

    Jun 21, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A water quality effort and the Farm Science Review at The Ohio State University received a $1 million boost from Beck’s Hybrids, to be contributed over the next five years in monetary and in-kind support.

    The gift was announced Thursday, May 21.

    Beck’s Hybrids is the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States and is based in Atlanta, Indiana. Beck’s has a location in London, Ohio, and serves farmers in eight Midwestern states.

  3. Media Advisory: Experts Available to Speak about Nitrate Levels

    Jun 9, 2015

    Two water experts at The Ohio State University are available to speak about nitrate levels in water in light of the nitrate advisory in Columbus.

  4. OSU Extension Training Reaches Nearly 1 Million Acres To Improve Water Quality

    Apr 20, 2015

    There’s a growing army working to improve Ohio’s water quality.

    Since last fall, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University has provided fertilizer applicator certification training to 6,439 Ohio growers responsible for farming some 927,000 acres of Buckeye state farmland, and the numbers continue to grow.

  5. Jay Martin to Lead Field to Faucet

    Apr 18, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While some would say people are the problem behind Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms, Jay Martin will tell you they’re the solution.

    Martin was recently chosen to lead Field to Faucet, a water quality program launched by The Ohio State University to ensure safe drinking water while maintaining an economically productive agricultural sector.

  6. Researchers: Toledo Water Crisis Impacted Perceptions of Lake Erie Algae Causes

    Jan 22, 2015

    The August 2014 water crisis in Toledo, Ohio, impacted Ohioans' views of Lake Erie alagae problems by increasting the attribution of blame of algae growth on crop and animal agriculture, as well as increasing the levels of reported fear and concern among citizens, said Brian Roe, an economist in Ohio State Universitys College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  7. How to Stop Algal Blooms, Keep Drinking Water Safe

    Sep 22, 2014

    In the wake of this summer’s Toledo water crisis, Jeff Reutter talked to, among others, NPR’s Melissa Block, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal.

    Reutter, head of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, will keep the conversation going next month, this time as moderator of two panels on preventing such crises in the future.