Connections Newsletter : 2015 Achievements Edition

  1. Vinayak Shedekar recently joined the Soil, Water and BioEnergy program as Research Associate II.  He obtained his undergraduate and Masters’ degree in Agricultural Engineering from India, and is about to complete his doctoral degree from the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University.   

Aquaculture

  1. By Dr. Hanping Wang, Senior Scientist  
  2. By Dr. Hanping Wang, Senior Scientist  

Business

  1. By: Ryan Mapes, OSU - Endeavor Center Manager  
  2. By: Ryan Mapes, OSU - Endeavor Center Manager  

Fruit

  1. By: Gary Gao, Ph.D. Extension Horticulturist and Associate Professor and Ryan Slaughter, Research Assistant  

Horticulture

  1. By: Brad Bergefurd, Extension Educator Horticulture /Agriculture and Natural Resources 

  2. By: Brad Bergefurd, Extension Educator Horticulture /Agriculture and Natural Resources 

  3. Brad Bergefurd received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during their Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Sioux Falls, SD.  This award is given to Agents with more than 10 years of service in Cooperative Extension and who have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension Education.  This award is only presented to two percent of the County Extension Educators in Ohio each year.
  4. By: Brad Bergefurd, Extension Educator Horticulture /Agriculture and Natural Resources   

Marketing

  1. By: Christie Welch, Direct Agricultural Marketing Specialist  
  2. By: Charissa Gardner, Program Assistant  

OCDC

  1. By Hannah Scott, OCDC Program Manager   It has been quite a year at the Ohio Cooperative Development Center!  The OCDC saw some exciting developments in 2015 and is poised to continue supporting rural economic development throughout Ohio and West Virginia in 2016.  

SWBR

  1. By: Rafiq Islam, PhD, Soil and Water Specialist