Oct 7, 2013
Ohio State’s first publicly accessible green roof is open to visitors at Howlett Hall on the campus of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The green roof, or rooftop garden, is part of the university’s Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens.
The 12,000-square-foot green roof was installed in August and September on the back of Howlett Hall, over the building’s extended ground floor.
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Sep 10, 2013
Attention SPS majors!
There is a new scholarship offered by the Garden Writers Association Foundation. The offer is for SPS students with a Horticulture, Plant Science (so Agronomy, Turfgrass, and Landscape Design and Management can still apply!) or Journalism students.
Aug 29, 2013
Two HCS students, Stephanie Verhoff and Michael Hannewald were selected as the 2013 Golden Opportunity Institute Scholar award winners. The Golden Opportunity award comes from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America. Stephanie and Michael applied for the award and along with a letter of reference, their applications were sent to the Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute Committee, where they were selected. The award pays for travel to Tampa, Florida, where Stephanie and Michael will attend Annual Meetings in November.
Aug 27, 2013
The burgers were hot, the drinks cold, and despite the cloudly and humid weather, the turnout was great! Over 400 students, faculty, and staff attended our annual Welcome Back Cookout. The cookout is a great way to celebrate the start of fall term and welcome returning and new students to the department. Check out some of the photos from the cookout!
Aug 16, 2013
Congratulations Dr. McMahon!
Dr. Peg McMahon was awarded the Undergraduate Educator of the Year Award by the American Society for Horticultural Science.
The Undergraduate Educator of the Year awarded annually by the American Society for Horticultural Science. It recognizes an educator who has had a distinguished and outstanding undergraduate education teaching career in horticultural science for a period of 10 or more years.
Aug 16, 2013
Featured Undergraduate Student: Phillip Floyd
Aug 15, 2013
Lindsey Hoover: New Food Safety Program Coordinator
Jul 12, 2013
Four HCS Associate Professors have been promoted! In a June meeting of the Board of Trustees, it was announced that David Francis, Matt Keinhenz, Hannah Mathers, and Clay Sneller were promoted to full professor status. It’s rare for four promotions to take place at once but these outstanding faculty members are worth it! After years of hard work candidates are nominated to become full professors. The candidates complete a six-step review process that takes about eighteen months.
Jul 2, 2013
Ohio State's Dr. Diane Miller is working with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) to create a new variety of apple. MAIA has more than 140 apple growers involved in the project. The project lasted four years and had about forty apple selections and varieties. Each apple variety were evaluated at events like Cleveland's Fabulous Food Show in November 2010. The new apple variety, EverCrisp was chosen based on a taste review panel. “The rationale for the project was that consumer demand must pull apples through the marketing streams based upon quality,” explained Miller.
Jun 24, 2013