CFAES Connect: September 2021

  1. Registration is still open for the annual CFAES Fallfest

    Last call for cfaes alumni homecoming football tickets!

    Registration is now open for the annual CFAES Fallfest tailgate! The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8:30–11:30 a.m. EDT at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on the Columbus campus.

    The Buckeyes are hosting the University of Maryland Terrapins for the Homecoming football game on Oct. 9, and kickoff is at noon. Register for Fallfest here: Alternatively, you can call Alumni Association Engagement Services at 614-292-2281 or 800-762-5646 during regular business hours.

    Fallfest Pricing

    The adult tailgate only is $40, and the child (ages 3–12) tailgate only is $25.

    Discounts will be applied for young alumni and alumni from the Classes of 1970 and 1971.

    Register for Fallfest Tailgate by Sept. 30.

    Register for Fallfest

    Maryland game tickets

    A limited quantity of Maryland tickets is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $100 each and will need to be purchased through Ohio State Athletics. CFAES Alumni will be able to request tickets through the registration portal above. 

    All tickets will be mobile (no physical ticket will be distributed). Once the link for tickets is sent to you and is live, there will be a hard deadline (Sept. 9), no exceptions, to purchase your tickets. After Thursday, Sept. 9, all leftover tickets will be released to the general public.

    Please note: 

    • Our health guidance will continue to evolve based on science, data, and the expertise of public health leaders. For the most up-to-date Ohio State COVID-19 guidelines, please visit the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website:
    • Fans attending Skull Session at St. John Arena will be required to wear masks. At Ohio Stadium, masks will be required in all interior public spaces including the Huntington Club, elevators, first aid rooms, restrooms, and the press box.
    • Masks will not be required for outdoor public spaces, which include the entry gates, concourses, concession stands, and the seating bowl.

    If you have questions, please contact Chan White at 614-292-8740 or

    Hope to see all you there. Go Bucks! 

  2. Alumni Webinar Series continues

    Time and Change Webinar Series graphic

    Join us for the next installment of the CFAES Time and Change Alumni Webinar, a series for our alumni and friends on a variety of intriguing issues led by prominent CFAES alumni and industry experts. 

    The second webinar in the series will be Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 10–11 a.m.



    Cathann KressModerator: Dr. Cathann A. Kress
    Ohio State Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences







    Register for the webinar here

  3. One Big Week: Buckeyes Give

    1Big Week graphic

    For more than 125 years, the institutions that make up the Big Ten have been leaders in shaping the collegiate experience. A defining pillar of this leadership has always been supporting our students.

    From September 12 – 18, the One Big Week Campaign will unite our Big Ten institutions to collectively champion our students. During this time, every gift made to Ohio State will support scholarships — and students’ futures.

    Scholarships are a lifeline. Financial assistance is crucial to students’ success, empowering them to focus on their studies, pursue internships and volunteer in our communities to become tomorrow’s leaders.

    You can create change for generations of Buckeyes, and for all of us, as they go out into the world and make it better.

    Give Here

    One Big Week Campaign

  4. Congratulations to Summer 2021 Graduates!

  5. $3.5 million gift funds new CFAES endowed chair in food science; Ahmed Yousef named holder

    Ahmed E. Yousef
  6. Return to campus. Return to Tradition

    We’re feeling a lot of gratitude as we return — in person! — to CFAES this fall.

    We’re grateful for CFAES’ valued donors, who make it possible for so many students to attend this prestigious college — students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity…valued donors who also, through their generous gifts, are growing and transforming our Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory.

    We’re grateful for the new connections we made at Waterman as students ourselves — connections to agriculture, to the soil, to plants and animals (including a helpful, lovely, cannulated Jersey cow named Lenore) … and for the growing future opportunities for people to make new connections at Waterman too — including, ideally, every student at Ohio State! (You can read about one such opportunity, the coming new Multispecies Animal Learning Center, here.)

    We’re grateful that CFAES’ research is back in full swing. That together we’re moving in a positive direction because of our loyal donor support. That together we serve an important mission: We Sustain Life.

    We’re grateful in the end, of course, for you. We thank you for your support, and Go Bucks!


    Joseph R. Gryboski

    CFAES Student Council President

    Ohio State Women's Basketball Manager

    College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Nutrition


    April F. White MS, PAS

    Graduate Student Advisory Committee Chair

    PhD Student, OSU Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Nutrition Program

    Department of Animal Sciences

    Give Now


  7. Lots to see, learn at Gwynne Conservation Area: Farm Science Review 2021

    Gwynne Conservation Area
  8. CFAES Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Kayle

    Kevin Kayle holding a Walleye