CFAES Connect: December 2021

  1. Meet the 2022 CFAES Alumni Award winners!

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    After receiving numerous nominations and deliberating for weeks, the CFAES Alumni Society Board has announced the 2022 CFAES Alumni Award honorees. Here they are:

    Meritorious Service Award

    Steve Loerch, Senior Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University, previous CFAES faculty member for 30 years 
    Pamela Thomas, MS ’90 Rural Sociology, retired CFAES Program Manager of Student Success and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
    Henry Zerby, Vice President for Supply Management of Foods with Sodexo, previous CFAES faculty member for 17 years

    International Alumni Award

    Lucas de Araujo Souto, MS ’10 Animal Sciences
    Ilhami Yildiz, MS ’87 Agronomy, PhD ’93 Agricultural Engineering 

    Young Professional Award

    Stephanie Langel, BS ’11 Animal Sciences 
    Wendong Zhang, PhD ’15 Agricultural Economics

    Distinguished Alumni Award

    David Brown, BS ’62 Dairy Technology
    Keith Howard, PhD ’89 Plant Pathology 
    Juan Moreno, BS ’88 Dairy Science
    Alexandre Pires, PhD ’94 Ruminant Nutrition, and Ivanete Susin, PhD, ’94 Ruminant Nutrition
    Bill Tom, BS ’87 Animal Sciences 
    Robert Torres, PhD ’93 Agricultural Education 

    Please join us in congratulating the honorees and thanking them for all they do for the college and the community. 

    These 14 wonderful alumni and friends will be honored at the annual CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon March 2022.  

    If you know someone who should be considered for a future Alumni Award, nominations for 2023 are now open. Click here to nominate a deserving alum.  


  2. What are your aspirations for 2022? Make a difference before the year ends!

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    Buckeyes accomplish incredible things every day, and 2021 was no different. We need your support to continue in 2022!

    This year, the collective impact of the Buckeye community changed the world for the better. In 2022, we know even more will be achieved. What are your aspirations for the new year?

     Please share with us!

    Your gift makes lifelong learning opportunities, community engagement, and the development of future leaders possible.

    You can give online, by mail, or by phone. Please consider giving to the following funds, which have a direct impact on the future of CFAES and our students:

    • The CFAES Student Success Fund (fund number: 316752)  
    • Waterman Facilities Fund (fund number: 316494)
    • The Fund for Ohio State Extension (fund number: 317387)
    • The Ohio State Fund for the Agricultural Technical Institute (fund number: 303349)

    Give online

    Click here to support CFAES. Then, select the fund you'd like to support, enter the amount, and make your payment online.  

    Give by mail

    You can also give by mail! Please mail a completed giving form and check with the fund number written on it to:

    The Ohio State University Foundation

    P.O. Box 710811

    Columbus, OH 43271-0811

    Give by phone

    Please call us at 614-292-2141 and have your credit card, debit, or electronic funds transfer information ready.

    Thank you for supporting CFAES!

  3. Everything you need to know about Ohio State at the Rose Bowl!

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  5. Support CFAES Student Council with a custom CFAES shirt

    CFAES Student Council Shirts

    CFAES T-shirts for sale: Support CFAES Student Council scholarships and purchase T-shirts! There are three designs that range in price from $10 to $20.

    To see designs and order information, please visit

    Just want to stop by and pick up a shirt? Come out to the Agricultural Administration Building on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to get yours!

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  6. U.S. Farm Report’s College Roadshow makes return visit to Ohio State

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    U.S. Farm Report, a syndicated television show focusing on agriculture and agribusiness, visited Ohio State’s Columbus campus in November to film its College Roadshow.


    Hosted by Tyne Morgan, the show featured six professors from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), along with a CFAES student who also plays football for the Buckeyes.


    Agricultural economics professors Ian Sheldon, Zoë Plakias, and Seungki Lee provided their take on trade policy, agricultural commodity markets, the supply chain, and local food issues.

    OSU Extension faculty Mike Estadt and Peggy Hall talked carbon markets, while rural sociologist Shoshana Inwood discussed health insurance and child care issues on the farm. 


    Buckeye tight end Cade Stover is majoring in agricultural systems management, grew up on his family beef farm in Mansfield, and is still heavily involved in its operation. The 6’5”, 255-pound sophomore was Ohio's Mr. Football and Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year after his senior season of high school. After a possible detour to professional football, he plans to return to the farm.


    Viewers watch U.S. Farm Report every week on more than 150 stations with an audience of 500,000 weekly, plus RFD-TV. To view the Ohio State/CFAES College Roadshow, visit