Lumber grading training creates opportunities for workforce
By: Hannah Scott, OCDC Program Manager In 2010, the forest products industry employed close to 12,000 people in southeast Ohio and contributed over $511 million dollars in labor income alone to the region. The importance of the forest and wood products ...
Carter and Dengel win peer recognition awards
By: Ryan Mapes, Endeavor Center Manager and Business Development Network Program Leader The Ohio Small Business Development Center held its annual conference this past month and two of our business counselors received awards. Melissa Carter received the ...
Hort program receives USDA grant
By: Brad Bergefurd, MS, Horticulture Specialist and Extension Educator Ohioans consume over 89 million pounds of strawberries annually, however, Ohio farmers currently only produce 1.8 million pounds annually (USDA, NR-15-06, 2015). The additional 87 mi ...
OSU researchers build research capacity in Ghana
By: Rafiq Islam, PhD, Soil and Water Specialist Dr. Rafiq Islam, Senior Research Scientist and Soil, Water & Bioenergy Program Director at The Ohio State University South Centers and Dr. Warren Dick, Professor in the School of Environment and Natura ...
OCDC awarded Rural Cooperative Development Grant
By: Hannah Scott, OCDC Program Manager The Ohio Cooperative Development Center (OCDC) at the OSU South Centers located in Piketon, Ohio, was recently awarded funding to continue providing assistance to new and emerging cooperatives in Ohio and West Virg ...
2015 Fall Edition
Stop Hunger Now
Heartfelt thanks are in order to the nearly 350 volunteers and donors who hurried, hauled and helped during the Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging event at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center Nov. 24. Volunteers-- most of whom were students, facult ...
Welcome to OSU South Centers, Mick Whitt!
Mick Whitt is the new Manufacturing Business Development Specialist for the MTSBDC. He holds a Machine Trades Certificate from Pickaway-Ross CTC, a Business Management Degree from Ohio Christian University, as well as having nearly 20 years of experience ...
Gary Gao receives specialty crop block grant
By Gary Gao, Ph.D., Extension Specialist and Associate Professor Fruit production in containers in a home landscape setting is not necessarily a new concept. However, commercial fruit production in containers is. A few production practices need to be ...
OSU-RIO collaboration broadcasts update
By: Patrick Dengel, OSU- RIO Grande Collaboration Coordinator and Business Development Specialist OSU-RIO collaboration broadcasts are multi-media (Radio, TV, YouTube and live Internet streaming) educational shows with a host of different topics that pr ...