News

  1. Leadership Announcement

    Aug 15, 2019

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew “Dewey” Mann as Director of the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory as of July 15, 2019. Dr. Mann has been with CFAES since 2010, serving as lecturer and faculty advisor. Dewey earned his Ph.D. in food, agricultural and biological engineering from Ohio State, and his M.S. in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University. Dewey completed his undergraduate work in agricultural systems management at the University of Missouri.

  2. Waterman Outreach and The Ohio STEM Learning Network Food Security Design Challenge

    Feb 15, 2019

    The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory takes pride in reaching out to our youth to provide education spanning a multitude of subjects and their connection to agriculture.  To help kick-off the Metro Institute of Technology's Ohio STEM Learning Network Food Security Design Challenge for high school students, a representative from Waterman with a background in dietetics/outreach provided an introductory lecture covering the fundamentals of food security/insecurity and agriculture's role in alleviating the issue.  The students were introduced to new terms such as food secur

  3. Waterman: Engaging the Campus Community

    Feb 14, 2019

    For the past 3 years Waterman has proudly served as a service-learning partner to the students participating in the Biology 1113 honors course at  the OSU.  These students, most of which have no prior agricultural experience, are invited to our facilities for exposure to agriculture, and agricultural best management practices.  Primarily, the students volunteer to assist the Waterman Team with sowing thousands of seeds in Howlett Greenhouse that will eventually be transplanted into the different community and nutrition education plots on Waterman, all the while accummulating service-learnin

  4. 2013 Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District Orientation for New Employees

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District Orientation for New Employees returns to Waterman Farm on April 9, 2013 and September 10, 2013.  The field tours for new USDA-NRCS employees around the country demonstrate innovative agricultural best management practices such as the in-stream two-stage ditch concept and edge-of-field bioreactors.

  5. Since 2010, the Waterman Farm Education and Demonstration 319 Project has leveraged $300,000 in additional state and federal funding

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Waterman Farm 319 Demonstration and Education project, in particular, the two-stage ditch , has successfully leveraged nearly $300,000 in additional state and regional funding for research, education, and outreach on two-stage channels and alternative instream best management practices since implementation in 2010. We currently have three more pending proposals that, if funded, would leverage an additional $845,000 for state and regional work on alternative in-stream best management practices in agricultural ditches.

     

  6. International EcoSummit Features Waterman Farm Two-Stage Ditch

    Apr 8, 2013

    Waterman Farm was a featured stop for the International Ecosummit field tour on stream restoration practices in October 2012. Dr. Andy Ward led the Waterman portion of the tour explaining the benefits of two-stage ditches. Dr. Jonathan Witter presented the benefits of a self-forming channel design. Dr. Jessica D’Ambrosio co-led tour, in collaboration with Kyle Wilson from Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, helping answer questions for participants and in representing the The Ohio State University and the two-stage ditch design.

  7. Annual Congressional Assistant's Tour comes to Waterman Farm

    Apr 8, 2013

    In August 2012, more than 20 legislative aids, adminstrative personnel and congressional assistant held their annual tour on the Columbus campus at Ohio State University. The tour had a focus on Lake Erie and phosphorous issues in Ohio. The tour stopped at the Waterman Farm two-stage ditch to talk about nutrients, water and environmental issues related to agricultural management and nutrients including the communication problems around this topic.

  8. Waterman Farm Two-Stage Ditch the Cover Story in Ohio Farmer Magazine

    Apr 8, 2013

    Ohio State's Waterman Farm two-stage ditch was featured as the cover page story in Ohio Farmer Magazine in July 2012 under the title Double Ditching. Statewide circulation of Ohio Farmer is 20,000.

  9. Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District Orientation for New Employees

    Apr 8, 2013

    Between May 2012 and June 2012, three separate field tours were conducted at Ohio State's Waterman Farm for nearly 75 new USDA-NRCS employees from more than 10 states. The field tour demonstrated innovative agricultural best management practices including the two-stage ditch concept and edge-of-field bioreactor.

  10. Ohio Stormwater Conference comes to Ohio State's Waterman Farm

    Apr 8, 2013

    In May 2012, the Waterman Farm Two-Stage Ditch was a featured stop on the tour of stream restoration projects in central Ohio as a water quality best management practice with application in both rural and urban environments.

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