Ohio Annual State Report

Project Overview

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2017: $110,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2020
Grant Recipient: Ohio State University
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
State Coordinator:
Mike Hogan
OSU Extension


Not commodity specific


  • Animal Production: manure management
  • Crop Production: application rate management, conservation tillage, cover crops, cropping systems, high tunnels or hoop houses, low tunnels, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, row covers (for season extension), season extension
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, networking, technical assistance, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture, farm-to-institution, farmers' markets/farm stands, grant making, new enterprise development, value added
  • Pest Management: biological control, row covers (for pests)
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture, organic certification, transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: food hubs, local and regional food systems

    Proposal abstract:

    The OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team provides comprehensive leadership for all NCR SARE programs in Ohio, with primary emphasis on professional development programs (PDP) for Extension professionals (educators, specialists, program assistants), NRCS staff, and other agricultural professionals. This is accomplished through a variety of methods, including workshops, field days, tours, providing resource materials, individual consultation, travel scholarships, experiential learning, and other methods. Please note that while the Sustainable Agriculture Team and the SARE State Coordinators conduct additional sustainable agriculture educational programs, only NCR SARE funded programs are included in this plan.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    Continuing Initiatives – State-Specific

    C1 – New Extension Professionals Training

    C2 – Sustainable Agriculture Travel Scholarships


    C3 – Season Extension Training for NRCS and Extension

    New Initiatives – State Specific

    N1 – Organic Food Production: Translating Consumer Demand Into New Farm Opportunities

    N2 – Ohio Soil Health and Quality Workshop

    New Regional Initiative

    R1 – Soil Health and Water

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.