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  1. South Centers Live Stream - Business Matters

    May 25, 2017

    Broadcasted on: 5-25-17
    Kimberly Roush with the Ohio State University South Centers interviews local SBDC director Brad Bapst,
    both talk about the services the local SBDC offers start-up and existing businesses
    provided by the Small Business Group at the South Centers.

  2. Leave the Tilling to Mother Nature

    Apr 27, 2017

    Leave the Tilling to Mother Nature Published on April 26, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Whether talking to farmers in France, Ghana or southern Ohio, Rafiq Islam’s message is consistent: Tilling the land does more long-term damage than good.

    As an Ohio State University soil scientist, Islam is among the disciples in the movement to convince farmers that plowing their fields before they plant or after they harvest harms the health of the soil and its ability to spur growth and resist erosion.

  3. South Centers Live Streaming Channel is Live

    Dec 16, 2016

    Broadcasted on: 3-23-17
    Mick Whitt with the Ohio State University South Centers working with Manufacturing Small businesses,
    both regionally and on-site at The Ohio State University Endeavor Center. Talks about the services
    provided by the manufacturing small business group.

  4. The Aquaculture Genetic Laboratory on 2016 Dean's List

    Sep 23, 2016

    Aquaculture Genetics Laboratory at OSU South Center continually received Dean's List certificate of achievement in 2016, recognizing the laboratory’s safety research operation and management. South Center staff Hong Yao is the manager of the laboratory. She has put a lot of efforts and hard work in management of the lab research, operations, and equipment. 

  5. One of our mentees, Emmanuel Odama visited the White House

    Aug 9, 2016

    One of our mentees, Emmanuel Odama from Uganda as the Washington Mandela fellow visited the White House to meet President Obama last week and was selected as the fellow to introduce him at the stage.

  6. Aquaculture Water Quality Workshop Offers Tips to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming (August 6th)

    Jul 22, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio – Healthy water leads to healthy fish and increases the potential for healthy profits for fish farmers.

    On the other hand, poor water quality can lead to stressed fish, increasing the chance for the animals’ illness and death, and resulting in income losses for farmers, says Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist.

  7. How to Help Soils, Crops and Water, and Also Deal with Climate: July 28 Field Night

    Jun 23, 2016

    PIKETON, Ohio — The July 28 Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Night at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon will feature new and innovative ways to grow soybeans, corn and wheat in a changing climate.

    Growing cover crops, practicing long-term no-till and spreading gypsum on the soil — all of which offer the triple benefit of better soil health, crop yields and water quality — also are on the agenda.

  8. Winners Named in OARDC Research Poster Competition

    Apr 28, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has announced the winners of the research poster competition held during the center’s 2016 annual research conference in Wooster on April 21.

    The competition, which drew 106 entries, recognized outstanding research posters by OARDC-supported graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and research assistants and associates.

  9. Healthy Ground, Healthy Atmosphere: Recarbonizing the Earth's Soils

    Feb 19, 2016

    Nancy Averett writes about science and the environment from Cincinnati, OH. Her work has been published in Pacific Standard, Audubon, Discover, E/The Environmental Magazine, and a variety of other publications. 

  10. At Least 4 Good Reasons to Boost Soil Organic Matter, and a Chance to Learn How to Do It

    Feb 3, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The key to successful, sustainable farming is found in the ground — or should be, says soil scientist Rafiq Islam of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.