Borlaug LEAP Fellowship Grant Awarded

April 9, 2013

Congratulations, Nafeti Mheni! Nafeti was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Borlaug LEAP Fellowship program. The Borlaug-LEAP program is a leadership program that helps fund research and activities in the field of agriculture. Nafeti will travel to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico, Ethiopia, and expand his research in Tanzania. His project involves association analysis and genomic selection to breed for short season wheat that can avoid drought in Tanzania and Kenya. The grant will go into effect in June of 2013. 

Congratulations, Bradley Snyder! 2nd place winner of the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

April 4, 2013

Brad Snyder, a senior majoring in Sustainable Plant Systems with a specialization in Agronomy, has received 2nd place in the Agriculture/Environmental Science division for the 2013 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum was created in 1996 by Richard and Martha Denman.

Henry Peller a Sustainable Plant Systems Major named a Udall Scholar

April 1, 2013

Henry Peller, a junior majoring in Sustainable Plant Systems and a personalized study program through ASC, has been named a Udall Scholar.  One of only 50 students selected for this honor nationwide (and the only from Ohio), the Udall recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers related to the environment.  Read more about Henry here:

Columbus Dispatch highlights jobs for ag-school graduates

March 13, 2013

Interest in food — safety, availability, environmental impacts — is on the rise, and as a result, so is the demand for college graduates trained in food-, agricultural- and environmental-science disciplines in Ohio and nationwide. 

“Food is in the news,” said Bruce McPheron, the recently appointed dean of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Read the full article.

Congratulations to Eric Billman, 2012 Golden Opportunities Scholar

Feb. 21, 2013

Congratulations to Eric Billman, who was selected as a 2012 Golden Opportunities Scholar by the Crops Science Society of America (CSSA), American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). There were 20 Scholars selected from within North and central America based on their academic achievements and interest in agronomy, crop and soil sciences. The Golden Opportunity Scholars program encourages talented students to study agronomy, crop and soil sciences while cultivating networks to develop the necessary workforce to sustain the profession.

Ten students win awards at the 2012 Graduate Research Retreat

Oct. 19, 2012

Ten HCS graduate students won awards at the Research Retreat on October 12 and 13 in Columbus. Sixteen students made oral presentations and 10 displayed posters describing results of their research on topics ranging from molecular genetics to food safety to medicinal plants.
The Retreat was organized and conducted by graduate students and was funded in part by contributions from industry and other stakeholders.


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