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Wednesday Wire: August 8, 2018

  1. Texas Buffy 2521 models for Select Sires

    Submitted by Royce Thornton,

    Congratulations to the Ohio State ATI Dairy.  OSU-ATI Texas Buffy 2521 is the featured cow in the following Select Sires ad for her sire Heartland Irwin Texas.  OSU-ATI Texas Buffy 2521's performance credentials are:  evaluated Excellent 90% at 2 years and 10 months for conformation; produced 15,790 pounds of milk, 759 pounds of fat, and 588 pounds of protein in her first lactation starting at 1 year and 9 months of age; genetically evaluated in the 84th percentile of the Jersey breed with a USDA Net Merit index of 266$ and a Jersey Performance Index of 99; and compared to the other ATI Jersey cows has an estimated producing ability of a +1902 pounds of milk, +134 pounds of fat, and +102 pounds of protein. 

  2. Ghana STEAM Project Based Learning Workshops

    Submitted by D. Elder,

    Ohio State ATI’s 2018 Ghana Research and Education Abroad (GREA) undergraduates and faculty in partnership with the Ghana Education Service and Communities of Thinking presented four project-based learning workshops at three Volta Region junior high schools and a teacher education event. Students prepared and led workshops on Building Biodigesters for Cookstove Fuel, Hydroponics for Dry Season Greens Production, and Marketplace Literacy to Improve Subsistence Markets. The student workshop leaders confidently led 125 junior high students and their teachers to build and learn the science behind their STEAM projects. Biodigester leaders were Alexa Eisenbrown (‘18, Biogas and Biowaste Management) and Travis Rutledge (‘19, Agriscience Education): Hydroponics, Maggie Lieb (‘19, Sustainable Agriculture) and Gage Smith (‘18, Community and Extension Leadership); Gage Smith planned the Marketplace Literacy workshop; Bailey Griffeth, Kenton Dresbach, Kayla Walls, Jessica Crook and Beth Allie served as small group facilitators. (NOTE: STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, AGRICULTURE, and Math, all subjects emphasized in today’s education.)

    You can read more about the 2018 GREA program here.

  3. FAES - ATI Outlook calendar of events

    Submitted by Gloria Wirt,

    If you are not aware, we have an outlook calendar for FAES-ATI Events.   All employees are able to have access to see what is going on at the ATI campus.  This is very helpful, when someone is looking for an event on campus.  If you would like access, see Valerie Childress and she can assist you. 

    If you are scheduling an event at ATI, please add it to the Event calendar.  If you don’t have access to add to the calendar, please send me an e-mail at and I will add it to the calendar.