CFAES Connect: October 2021

  1. Where passion meets science

    Dr. Sally Rockey
  2. The legacy of Dr. Ray A. Miller

    A leader and mentor within the CFAES community, Ray A. Miller, PhD ’76, MS ’68, BS ’66 Agricultural Education, was known for his passion for CFAES students and supporting them financially through scholarships. Dr. Miller had a significant impact on the lives of many students. Together with his family, you can help keep his legacy alive in supporting students of CFAES.

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  3. EPN program hosts a conversation with Black farmers and educators

    EPN October Program graphic

    The Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) hosted its latest monthly program on Oct. 12 to learn from Black farmers, and about opportunities and challenges that exist for growing and enhancing connections to the land through agriculture and other regenerative land and community practices, including for youth of color. In addition, leaders from Ohio’s two land-grant institutions, Central State and Ohio State, shared about their efforts through Extension, engineering, and agricultural sciences to improve opportunities for Black farmers in Ohio. The program was moderated by CFAES Alumni Society Board President Yolanda Owens ’07. 

    Please see the recording of the program below.  

    For more information about the EPN and future programs, click here.  

  4. 4-H royalty at Ohio State

    Maddie Allman
  5. 4-H Celebration of Youth raises over $137,000 for 4-H Youth Development programs!

    4-H light up sign at Celebration of Youth event

    The 24th annual 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way was a special and unique evening, bringing in over $137,000 for Ohio 4-H Youth Development programs. More than 220 4-H supporters joined us for this year’s celebration, the first at Leeds Farm in Ostrander. This year’s event was an evening of fun-filled fall activities on the farm.

    National 4-H Conference was in the spotlight when this year’s Celebration of Youth concluded with auctioneer Johnny Regula asking for $1,000 sponsorships to send Ohio 4-H teens to the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. Over $10,000 in pledges were received to help support Ohio’s delegation of youth to attend this year’s conference.

    4-H continues to lead the way in positive youth development, and proceeds from Celebration of Youth will help continue to do so by supporting new and existing Ohio 4-H programs at the county and state levels and ensure 4-H programs and activities continue to meet the needs and interests of Ohio youth.

    A special thanks to this year’s sponsors for their support and dedication. Visit our Celebration of Youth page for a list of sponsors. We hope you will join us next year!

    Individuals enjoying the festivities at Leeds Farm

  6. Wet but well worth it: Farm Science Review 2021

    FSR Crowd