Friday, April 12, 2013
Wilmington College has established a new minor, Sustainability, that will officially debut in fall 2013. It features an interdisciplinary curriculum with 12 hours in agriculture courses and a dozen hours of electives, from across the academic spectrum, designed to dovetail with a student’s career interests.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Wilmington College’s chapter of the national agricultural honor society Delta Tau Alpha inducted 54 new members during ceremonies April 3.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wilmington College was awarded a grant from the Monsanto Company, to fund travel for five students and two instructors attending the International Undergraduate Research Symposium (IURS) to be held at Tarlac State University in the Philippines.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Nearly 1,100 high school students from around Ohio and neighboring states honed their skills at judging swine, sheep, horses and beef and dairy cattle Wednesday (Feb. 20) at the Wilmington College Aggies’ 54th annual Livestock Judging Contest.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Wilmington College’s Rodeo Club offers horse lovers a chance to come inside from winter’s snow and cold while riding in the WC Equine Center’s indoor arena Wednesday evenings through March 27.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Rock stars? A congressional entourage? Moguls of industry? No, the persons leaving Clinton County Airport Friday (Nov. 9) morning by helicopter were five Wilmington College students.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) will recognize six Wilmington College faculty members with 2012 awards for “Excellence in Teaching” Friday (Nov. 9) at its annual Faculty Awards Luncheon.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
More than four-dozen students got their hands a little dirty from Clinton County fields the week of Oct. 16-19 as Wilmington College hosted the Northeast Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Contest.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The late summer harvest season is finding scores of local persons enjoying the produce they learned to grow through the Grow Food, Grow Hope Community Gardens Initiative.
Monday, August 6, 2012
A veritable parade of tomatoes in a rainbow of colors and myriad of shapes, sizes and tastes will be featured Aug. 18 at the third annual Tomadah Paradah, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Wilmington College Farm on Fife Ave.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wilmington College erected a greenhouse-like structure known as a “high tunnel” in order to extend growing seasons and expand learning opportunities for its students.
Monday, May 21, 2012
A trio of Wilmington College science students and their professor traveled to the Republic of Serbia earlier this month to participate in the fifth annual International Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Wilmington College’s participation in the fifth International Undergraduate Research Symposium this spring impressed the American Chemical Society so much that its Cincinnati Section offered financial support for their trip.
Monday, April 9, 2012
2011 graduate Alicia Jacquemin is following her Wilmington College experience by continuing her education in agriculture. It’s not the kind of graduate studies that’s exclusively at a college or university, but rather the country of Germany is her classroom.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Wilmington College’s Dr. Monte Anderson and two students hauled 200 pounds of unshelled Bloody Butcher corn to a Cincinnati area ingredient research and development company several weeks ago. Bloody Butcher is a deep purple-hued corn that Sensus Corp. of Hamilton is using to conduct research on extracting color for use in foods.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Dr. Donald Chafin is dismayed at the naiveté and misinformed opinion stated in a recent report on Yahoo News that classified agriculture, animal science and horticultural studies as among the most “useless” college degrees.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
An intensive conference highlighting a wide variety of agricultural issues will be held at Wilmington College March 9 and 10.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Nearly 1,200 high school students from around Ohio and neighboring states honed their skills at judging swine, sheep, horses and beef and dairy cattle Wednesday (Feb. 22) at the Wilmington College Aggies’ 53rd annual Livestock Judging Contest.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Wilmington College is hosting a planning seminar and luncheon titled “Intergenerational Transfer: Family Farm Succession” Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center on College St.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Wilmington College will feature consumer activist, nutritionist and award-winning author, Marion Nestle, as keynote speaker at the 2012 Food Symposium, March 20. This year’s theme focuses on the hunger-obesity paradox.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Wilmington College's Rodeo Club is sponsoring open ride nights at the Equine Center every Wednesday, from 6 to 9 p.m., through the end of April.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Monsanto Company awarded Wilmington College a $6,000 grant to fund travel for five students and an instructor so they may attend the International Undergraduate Research Symposium (IURS) in Serbia in May.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Martha Fix Enriquez, a 1982 graduate in agriculture, returned to her alma mater Nov. 2 to speak to agriculture professor Harold Thirey’s Meat Science class about finding a niche as an agricultural entrepreneur with her business, Pine Lane Soaps.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Funds raised from the third Farm-to-Table benefit dinner will go toward building an open-sided pavilion on the grounds of the College’s community gardens.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Black Prince, Lemon Bug, Linda, Marglobe, Charger, Cherokee Purple, Caspian Pink, Black Truffle and Box Car Willie constituted merely the tip of the iceberg of the 116 varieties of tomatoes displayed Saturday (Aug. 20) at the second annual Tomadah Paradah.