Connections Newsletter : Fall 2019


  1. Dr. Hanping Wang
    Aquaculture Program Leader

    Dr. Hiam Elabd, a lecturer in the Department of Aquatic Animal Diseases and Management of the Benha University (BU) in Egypt, is back at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development (OCARD) for her post-doc research, sponsored by the U.S.- Egypt Joint Board on Scientific and Technological Cooperation. 

  2. Dr. Hanping Wang
    Aquaculture Program Leader

    Aquaculture team members recently published two papers in high impact journals with Frontier, the fifth most-cited publisher among the 20 largest publishers in 2019. The first paper is about development of a Genomic Resource and Identification of Nucleotide Diversity of Yellow Perch by RAD (Restriction site Associated DNA) Sequencing, published by Frontier in Genetics in October 2019. 


  1. Bradford Sherman
    South Centers/CFAES

    Highway access for The Ohio State University South Centers will see significant changes come next year, following the completion of a radically new (at least for Ohio) highway safety project planned by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

  2. (Editor’s Note: The following is the latest in a series of feature stories highlighting The Ohio State University South Centers Staff)
    Bradford Sherman
    South Centers/CFAES

    There is nothing else in our area quite like the Endeavor Center, a unique gathering place for business-minded people to meet, learn, and even house their start up.


  1. Duane Rigsby, Sarah Swanson, and Patrick Dengel have been concentrating on producing many different South Centers, Extension, and Ohio Agriculture video programs. Not only are they undertaking 28-minute telecast that are shown on PEG TV stations, but are also doing 2-3 minute, 5-6 minute, and 10-12 minutes telecasts. These shows are are housed on the South Centers YouTube channel.


  1. Whitney Hill
    Ohio Valley CTC FFA Reporter

    The students in the Agriculture Business Management program at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center have been learning about agricultural cooperatives with Joy Bauman and Hannah Scott from the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Center for Cooperatives. On October 7 and 8, 16 students participated in the Youth Cooperative Leadership Experience conducted by the Center for Cooperatives.


  1. Bradford Sherman
    South Centers/CFAES

    Over the past five months, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership team at OSU South Centers has more than doubled in size with the addition of a new Program Manager and two additional staff members.
    Dorinda Byers took the leadership reigns of the program in June when she was hired as the Program Manager. Supporting her in helping to move the program forward are fellow new hires Dawn Coleman, Program Assistant, and Kara Willis, the newest Growth Advisor.


  1. Christie Welch, Direct Food and Agricultural Marketing Program Manager at The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, Ohio, has been selected to receive a $81,316 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, “Professional Development for Ohio Farmers Market Managers and OSU Extension Educators on Creating a Culture of Data Collection for Sustainability Planning for Markets and Farmers.”


  1. Dr. Rafiq Islam
    SWBR Program Leader

    Dr. Mohammad A. Rahman (Moh) has joined the Soil, Water, and Bioenergy Resources team at The Ohio State University South Centers as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate.

    Prior to coming to OSU, Dr. Moh was a Research Associate conducting research and teaching undergraduate chemistry at New York state’s Clarkson University. He is an expert of sophisticated analytical chemistry instruments such as GC, GC-MS, LC, LC-MS, ICP-AES, ICP-MS, TOC/TON analyzer, FTIR, etc. 

  2. Dr. Rafiq Islam
    SWBR Program Leader

    Nurlan Kuldybayev, a PhD candidate from the Plant Protection Department of the Kazak National Agrarian University (Almaty, Kazakhstan), recently visited the United States as a short-term visiting scholar with the Soil, Water, and Bioenergy Resources program at The Ohio State University South Centers.

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