Got Questions on Trees, Plants, Flowers or Conservation? Farm Science Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area Has the Answers
Wonder why some of the trees on your property have died or are dying in higher numbers this summer? Do you have questions about the owls in your barn or the names of some of the beautiful wildflowers or grasslands growing in your fields? Some of the most knowledgeable minds in natural resources will be available to answer these questions and more during this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
Cold frames, high tunnels, row covers and plasticulture are just some of the ways rural and urban growers can extend their growing season and increase access to fresh, local, healthy foods, says an Ohio State University Extension educator with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Environmental Concerns Related to Shale Oil and Gas Development to Be Discussed at 2014 Farm Science Review
The number of horizontal oil and gas wells in Ohio’s shale is growing exponentially, and residents often have concerns about potential environmental impacts. But people often worry about just one aspect -- the potential for groundwater contamination, said Joe Bonnell, watershed management program director in Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources for Ohio State University Extension.
An exhibit honoring the contributions of women in agriculture will be displayed at this year’s Farm Science Review. “Women now make up 1 out of every 3 agricultural producers across the U.S.,” said Gigi Neal, Ohio State University Extension educator in agriculture and natural resources and co-leader of OSU Extension¹s Ohio Women in Agriculture team. “We want to recognize the women who are often the backbone of agriculture across the state of Ohio.”
As growers consider their options under the new provisions of the 2014 farm bill, economists and policy experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences discuss what the changes mean for farmers during this year’s Farm Science Review at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.