News & Events

Ohio agriculture industry in spotlight with business profiles

Published Apr. 8, 2015

One in every seven Ohioans is employed in an agriculture-related field and the industry contributes approximately $105 billion to the state’s economy each year, according to a news release. With more than 14 million acres of farm land, the state ranks 13th nationally for agriculture exports.

Ohio Farm Bureau membersshare concerns with officials

Published Apr. 8, 2015

Both Montgomery County farmer Keven Dull and Shelby County farmer Aaron Heilers went to the annual Ohio Farm Bureau Presidents’ Trip to Washington in March to be advocates for their Farm Bureau and for Ohio farmers throughout the state. And that was exactly the point of these trips - to learn about how Washington D.C. works in terms of policy and regulations that pertain to farmers,

Silicon Valley Firms Plant Roots in Farm Belt

Published Apr. 9, 2015

The money involved in U.S. food startups is still small compared with Internet companies. But venture-capital investment in agriculture and food soared 54% to $486 million last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource

More voices of farm moms needed in GMO conversation

Published Apr. 9, 2015

Kansas farmer Mary Mertz reached out. Her heartfelt honesty is what is needed to build trust with the average consumer. Farmers hold a huge amount of power in this discussion and are among the least likely to use it.

Agriculture's Quiet Impact on the Beer Industry

Published Apr. 9, 2015

it’s easy to forget the dedicated farmers who grow the millions of pounds of barley and hops used to make the 200 million barrels of beer produced in the U.S. every year.

Ohio State researcher committed to the science of animal health

Published Apr. 9, 2015

In May, she will receive one of her highest honors to date, the 2015 Wolf Prize in Agriculture, for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health.

Ohio poultry at risk for a potent strain of avian influenza

Published Apr. 9, 2015

Though it is not present in Ohio, poultry owners should still be on high alert for signs of a novel strain of avian influenza capable of completely wiping out entire commercial flocks, exhibition birds and backyard poultry.

Scientists, agriculture experts explore ways to produce more food with low pollu

Published Apr. 10, 2015

He calls it a "Mo Fo Lo Po": more food, low pollution.

Precision Agriculture Develops Better Farm Managers

Published Apr. 10, 2015

Speakers say precision technology improves profitability and, perhaps more importantly, promotes environmental stewardship

Farm assets threaten long-term care, Medicaid coverage

Published Apr. 10, 2015

“Long-term health care costs seem to be growing, and without preplanning, Medicaid often isn’t a good fallback for many farmers due to the wealth tied to land ownership,” said Hall, who is also an assistant professor for OSU Extension.