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Sept. 1: See OSU’s Latest Organic Farming Research

August 25, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s nationally known organic farming research program will be featured Sept. 1 as part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

Scientists with the Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program will speak on their work, with a special focus on grains, livestock and water quality.

A new organic poultry project, improving organic spelt’s baking quality and integrating sheep into organic grain systems will be covered. Managing uterine diseases in organic dairy herds and assessing the environmental impact of organic livestock production on water quality will be looked at as well.

Hours are 1:30-5 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s West Badger Farm on Apple Creek Road, east of Wooster and north of Apple Creek.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Kathy Bielek at 330-202-3528 or

Six organizations, including Ohio State’s Sustainable Agriculture Team, are presenting the Farm Tour series. Get complete details and a list of all 36 tours at

Now in its 14th year, OFFER provides science-based information to Ohio’s organic farmers. The program is part of OARDC, which is the research arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and is the largest university agricultural bioscience research center in the U.S.

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Kurt Knebusch
Kathy Bielek