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Ridgetown Campus Public Soybean Breeding Program Recognized at Seed of the Year Event

Recognizing the contributions of public breeding, the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus soybean breeding program was honoured at a joint SeCan/ University of Guelph, Seed of the Year event on March 3rd, 2017. Both Ridgetown and Guelph campus research scientists, technicians, and industry colleagues gathered to celebrate the breeding programs four decades of success.

Soil Research Projects Gets $600,000 from NSERC

It was announced today that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded a Strategic Partnership Grant to Prof. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of Environmental Sciences.

Wagner-Riddle will use a $614,353 grant to help improve soil quality. She will look at cropping practices that mimic natural ecosystems and improve resiliency to climate change.

Farming can reduce soil quality, even as a growing world requires more food.

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Students Bolster Wikipedia’s Pet Nutrition Content with Science

Wikipedia’s reputation as a go-to source for information is clear in the English site’s statistics; it receives 7.7 billion page views per month, but is it a reputable source for information?

The information on pet nutrition is certainly much more credible today, thanks to Prof. Kate Shoveller’s pet nutrition class that gathered reputable information on 32 different pet nutrition topics for submission to the site.

New SEDRD Director Named

Professor Sean Kelly has been appointed as the new director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) effective January 1, 2017.

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U of G Researchers Unearthing Methods to Boost Agricultural Soils

University of Guelph environmental science researchers are leading the charge on studies to improve Ontario’s agricultural soil health; a foundation of all life.

Researchers, with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), have dug into a number of projects that will help farmers and society in many areas, including cropping systems that could improve soil health, increase producers’ profit margins, possibly mitigate climate change and provide other environmental benefits.

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Young alumna tackles family business succession

After 10 years of working in the family business, Cassandra Loomans, B.Comm. ’07, is preparing to take the lead.

Many OAC alumni families are working through the difficult process of passing down farmland, ownership of a business or leadership of a company. Succession planning may be awkward at times, but when the two generations (or sometimes three) do it right, the process benefits everyone.

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New Meat Scientist

The Department of Food Science is pleased to welcome Prof Ben Bohrer as an assistant professor in meat science. Bohrer joined the department on September 20, 2016.

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New Professor in Regional Economic Development

We are pleased to announce with Libro Credit Union (Libro) the appointment of Prof. Ryan Gibson to the Libro Professorship of Regional Economic Development for southwestern Ontario. The professorship is focused on building economic development and innovation across the region, through world-class research, teaching, outreach and collaboration.
 

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