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04/27/2012 Tomato Genes for Health and Profit: Francis Wins OARDC 'Innovator' Award WOOSTER, Ohio -- David Francis, an associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, has received the 2012 Director’s Innovator of the Year Award from OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/29/2011 High-tech Rain Garden Nets OARDC Innovator Award COLUMBUS, Ohio — A four-member team of current and former OSU scientists yesterday (4/28) received the 2011 Director’s Innovator of the Year Award from OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/23/2010 Giusti Earns OARDC Innovator Award: 'Great Influence' on Cranberry Juice, More WOOSTER, Ohio — Monica Giusti of Ohio State’s Department of Food Science and Technology yesterday received the 2010 Director’s Innovator of the Year Award from OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 How to Feed Cattle More Distillers Grains: OARDC Names Krauss Award Winner WOOSTER, Ohio — Tara Felix, who last year earned her Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from Ohio State’s Department of Animal Sciences, has received OARDC’s William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.  Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/29/2011 Plant Disease Grad Student Wins OARDC Krauss Award COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alissa Kriss, a doctoral student in OSU’s Department of Plant Pathology, yesterday received OARDC’s William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.  Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/29/2011 OARDC Honors Grad Student, Postdoc, Staff Research COLUMBUS, Ohio -- OARDC has announced the winners of its 2011 Research Project Poster Competition, held yesterday (4/28) during the center’s Annual Research Conference. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/23/2010 Goebel Wins 2010 OARDC Junior Faculty Research Award: Forest Ecology, Restoration Expert WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State scientist Charles Goebel yesterday was named winner of OARDC's 2010 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
08/31/2012 $6M Announced for Reconstruction of Tornado-stricken Building on Ohio State's Wooster Campus WOOSTER, Ohio -- The state of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management has allocated $6 million in emergency funds to assist with the reconstruction of a building at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), which was severely damaged as a result of a Sept. 16, 2010, tornado that struck the Wooster campus. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
04/29/2011 Under Pressure ... and That's Good; Food Science Pioneer Honored COLUMBUS, Ohio — OSU scientist V.M. Balasubramaniam yesterday received OARDC's 2011 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/18/2003 'Golden Rice' Creator Ingo Potrykus to Speak at OARDC May 2 WOOSTER, Ohio -- World-renowned scientist Ingo Potrykus, who helped invent beta carotene-enriched "golden rice," is visiting the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) Wooster campus to speak about biotechnology and world food security, May 2 from 3-4 p.m. in the center's Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
04/23/2010 Loerch Receives 2010 OARDC Senior Faculty Research Award: 'Immediate Impact' on Beef Cited WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State scientist Steve Loerch, whose findings help livestock farmers improve both the health of their animals and their profits, yesterday received OARDC's 2010 Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
03/31/2010 Gov. Strickland Tours Bionergy Project at OARDC, Touts Digestion Technology WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said the partnership between the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and quasar energy group to produce renewable energy from biomass is a great example of how Ohio is vying to become a leader in the emerging green economy. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
04/27/2006 Lt. Gov. Candidate Padgett Tours ATI, OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — Lieutenant Governor candidate Joy Padgett looked into Ohio’s future April 25 in Wooster, and it featured science and higher education. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
11/02/2010 'OARDC Is Key to Country's Future': USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan WOOSTER, Ohio — After touring the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) — which is recovering from a Sept. 16 tornado that destroyed buildings, greenhouses, equipment and invaluable research — U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan said it’s time “to heal” and to move forward with projects that are crucial to agriculture and the country’s future development. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
04/23/2009 OARDC Names 2009 Junior Faculty Research Award Winners: Land Use, Food-borne Illness Experts COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s Elena Irwin and Jeff LeJeune today were named winners of OARDC's 2009 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
11/12/2012 OARDC Receives National Research Award for Critical Soybean Rust Work WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is one of the recipients of the 2012 Experiment Station Section Award of Excellence in Multistate Research for its work to rapidly address the threat of soybean rust to U.S. agricultural production. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, Anne Dorrance
06/30/2008 $5 Million Third Frontier Grant to Advance Granule Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The performance of a liquid combined with the convenience of a capsule is the focus of a $5 million three-year Third Frontier Grant exploring advanced granule technologies that address the economic, health and environmental concerns of the turfgrass, horticulture and agricultural industries. Candace Pollock Steve Slack, Denny Hall, Stephen Myers, Debra Crow
12/05/2012 Finer Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science WOOSTER, Ohio -- John Finer, a professor in Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) -- a recognition bestowed upon leading researchers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to promote science or its applications. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, John Finer
02/18/2011 Ohio State Shares in $20M USDA Grant for Sustainability of Corn Production in the Midwest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is one of 11 institutions awarded a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), which aims to keep Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, Richard Moore
03/13/2002 Researchers Seeking Alternative Uses for Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio - There may be more uses for soybean oil than just as a food product. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
05/01/2002 Soybean Research/Products Focus of Collaborative Program COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University soybean breeders have joined forces with researchers from four other universities to help boost research and design ways soybean products can benefit consumers. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
06/05/2007 Soybean Breeding Program Growing to Meet Industry Demands COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Growing demand for food-grade and industrial-use soybean varieties has spurred an expansion of Ohio State University's soybean breeding program -- a welcome boost in a highly competitive industry. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
12/03/2008 Breeder Contributions Helped Shape Soybean Industry COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The last three decades of Ohio soybean production have been good ones -- marked by improved Phytophthora cultivars, a new market for tofu soybeans, and one of the most popular soybean varieties ever grown in Ohio. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
04/24/2002 New Soybean Varieties Released COLUMBUS, Ohio - Six new soybean varieties, available for seed production this spring, may offer improved field characteristics and increased nutritional benefits than current market varieties. Candace Pollock Steve St. Martin
06/07/2010 Still to Receive American Horticultural Society's Highest Honor June 10 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Steven Still was "green" before green was cool. Nearly four decades ago, Still earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois by examining if waste hardwood bark, instead of being burned or dumped by distilleries that use the wood for whiskey barrels, could be used as a growing medium. Martha Filipic Steven Still
07/16/2002 'More Beef for Less Money' Highlight of Field Day COSHOCTON, Ohio — Beef cattle farmers know all too well that winter feeding takes a big bite out of the ruminants’ maintenance budget. The good news is that alternative feeding methods can reduce the total cost of raising cows without affecting productivity. Mauricio Espinoza Steven Loerch
07/02/2012 Secretary of Agriculture: Ohio State's Ag Research Plays 'Essential Role' in Health Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The story of American agriculture is much broader than the crops grown in farm fields, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Martha Filipic, Tracy Turner Steven Schwartz
03/22/2005 Hort Program Helps Boost Awarness of Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio — A horticulture program, first developed to simply spark interest in perennials, has now become a highly recognized resource for touting plant species in the green industry. Candace Pollock Steven Still
05/02/2012 USDA Grant Turns Up Heat on Ohmic Processing COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sudhir Sastry has studied ohmic heating for decades, but the process continually sparks his curiosity. Sastry's team recently won a $492,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant on using the process to control enzymatic activity in tomatoes. Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry
10/25/2011 Researchers Tackle Safety Issues with Leafy Greens COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Leafy green vegetables, power-packed with nutrients, are a growing part of the average American diet. Yet in 2009, leafy greens also made the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Top 10 Most Dangerous Foods." Here's what Ohio State researchers are doing to help.  Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry, Gonul Kaletunc, Ahmed Yousef

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