1. Ohio State’s First Green Roof Makes Debut

    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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  2. New Scholarship Opportunities

    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.

  3. HCS Seniors Win Golden Opportunity Award

    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.

  4. Welcome Back Cookout was a Success!

    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! 


  5. Dr. Peg McMahon receives the Undergraduate Educator of the Year Award

    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.  
  6. Featured Undergraduate: Phillip Floyd

    Aug 16, 2013

    Featured Undergraduate Student: Phillip Floyd

  7. Lindsey Hoover: New Food Safety Program Coordinator

    Aug 15, 2013

      Lindsey Hoover: New Food Safety Program Coordinator 
  8. Four HCS Faculty Promotions

    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.  
  9. Dr. Miller and a new variety of apple in the Midwest

    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.

  10. Two HCS Graduate students to participate in the Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

    Jun 24, 2013