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  1. 2020 CFAES Celebration of Students

    Apr 13, 2020

    The 67th annual CFAES Celebration of Students could not be held as planned April 9, but the accomplishments of the 2020 award recipients deserve recognition. Planning committee members created an electronic yearbook, titled A Snapshot in Time after the event’s theme.

  2. Ohio State CFAES names 2020 Distinguished Seniors

    Mar 24, 2020

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Twenty-five students have been named 2020 Distinguished Seniors at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

    The award honors top graduating seniors on the Ohio State Columbus campus who exemplify the CFAES mission in areas such as academics and scholarship, research and innovation, service and involvement, and influence and leadership.

  3. FST Students Present at the Hayes Graduate Research Forum

    Mar 2, 2020

    The department was well represented at the 34th Hayes Graduate Research Forum.  Congratulations to Brittany Miles – 1st place and Yumin Yu 3rd place in FAES oral competition; Abbie Sommer – 2nd place and Danica Berry Honorable Mention in FAES poster competition; Maria Cotter – 2nd place in Social and Behavioral Sciences poster competition; Walaa Hussein – 3rd place in Biological Sciences oral competition.

  4. (l-r) Elena Irwin, Sally Miller, Devin Peterson and Judit Puskas

    Inaugural Distinguished Professors of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences announced

    Dec 12, 2019

    By: Sherrie R. Whaley

    COLUMBUS—The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has announced four inaugural Distinguished Professors of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

    The title was bestowed on a competitive basis to four full professors who have excelled in teaching, research, or outreach/engagement. In addition, their work has significantly impacted their fields, students, college, university, and/or the public. 

  5. Dr. Melvin Pascall

    FST's Dr. Melvin Pascall serves as USAID Farmer to Farmer Volunteer

    Oct 12, 2019


    Oil-related foreign competition will raise packaging, labeling stakes for Guyanese manufacturers – expert USAID Farmer to Farmer Volunteer, Ohio State University Professor Melvin Pascall earlier this week told the Stabroek Business that the prospects for Guyana’s agro-processing sector on the international market depend heavily on the sector raising its game insofar as the packaging and labeling of its products is concerned.

  6. New Ohio State center focuses on improving food safety, preventing foodborne illness

    Sep 11, 2019

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—At The Ohio State University, a new food safety center will provide a centralized location for food safety resources and will further establish the university as a global leader in food safety. 

    The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) will bring its 13-year record of protecting public health to Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). 

  7. Cooperstone

    Cooperstone named Chair-Elect of Carotenoid and Retinoid Research Interest Group

    Aug 27, 2019

    Assistant Professor Dr. Jessica Cooperstone has been elected Chair-Elect of the American Society for Nutrition's Carotenoid and Retinoid Research Interest Group (CARIG).

  8. Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores named ASDA Chair

    Jun 28, 2019

    Champaign, IL – June 26, 2019 - Rafael Jiménez-Flores, the J. T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods at The Ohio State University, assumed the role of president of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) during the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting held June 23 to 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He will serve as president of the association for one year.  Dr. Jiménez-Flores served as vice president of the organization for the past year.

  9. Chow Line: Leafy Greens Suspected in Latest E. coli Food Poisoning Cases

    Nov 30, 2018

    I’m confused about the recent reports regarding leafy greens such as romaine lettuce. How is it that leafy greens can cause a foodborne illness?

    Well, it is not the leafy greens themselves making people sick, but rather that they are the suspected source of pathogenic E. coli that has sickened some 58 people in Canada.

  10. Chow Line: Newly Updated Foodkeeper App Helps Reduce Food Waste

    Oct 19, 2018

    How do I know when an item of food is spoiled?

    That really depends on the food item in question.

    Food spoilage refers to a decrease in quality beyond what is acceptable to consumers, said Abby Snyder, an assistant professor and food safety field specialist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES).