Connections Newsletter: Summer 2019


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


  1. Two familiar faces are filling new positions within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Center for Cooperatives.


  1. Ryan Mapes
    Endeavor Center Manager

    Are you interested in starting a business, but not sure how to start?  Do you need to grow your existing business?  Do you just need office space?  


  1. Brad Bergefurd
    Extension Educator Scioto County and OSU South Centers 

  2. Dr. Gary Gao
    Professor and Extension Specialist

    Dr. Jiuxing “Lulu” Lu, an instructor of Horticulture from Henan Agricultural University in Zhengzhou, China, joined Dr. Gary Gao’s extension and research team in May.

  3. Ryan Slaughter
    Research Assistant


  1. Cybersecurity requirements such as the DFARS 252.204-7012 clause or NIST 800-171 framework may sound daunting, but they don’t have to be.


  1. Christie Welch
    Direct Marketing Specialist

    OSU Direct Food & Agricultural Marketing Program Is collaborating with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Grow NY, and the Ohio Farmers Market Network to help farmers markets Improve their sustainability


  1. Brad Bapst
    SBDC Director

    With the summer months quickly passing by, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is busy serving the needs of clients in Southern Ohio.  


  1. Dr. Rafiq Islam
    Soil, Water and Bioenergy Resources  

  2. Dr. Rafiq Islam
    SWBR Program Leader

    Kateryna Chorna, of Ukraine, has recently joined the Soil, Water, and Bioenergy Resources Program as a short-term exchange scholar for a two-month period at The Ohio State University South Centers. 

  3. Dr. Rafiq Islam
    SWBR Program Leader

  4. Dr. Rafiq Islam
    Soil, Water and Bioenergy Resources