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11/04/2011 Comment Period Extended for Proposed Farm Youth Labor Regulation Changes COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week an extension of the public comment period for proposed changes to the regulations governing employment of youth on farms and agricultural enterprises. Experts from Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program will host a webinar to discuss the proposed changes and answer questions from the public Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
12/18/2011 Ohio Corn and Soybean Performance Trial Results Now Available COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers with Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have released results of the 2011 Corn Performance Test and 2011 Soybean Performance Trials. Andy Vance
09/21/2011 Issues and Opportunities for Shale Gas Production Complex LONDON, Ohio – Farmers and landowners face several complex issues and opportunities relative to mineral rights as Ohio develops natural gas production from Marcellus and Utica shale, advised experts from the Ohio State University speaking at Farm Science Review 2011. Andy Vance Doug Southgate, Allen Klaiber, Mike Lloyd
11/04/2011 Unusual Growing Season Could Lead to Unusual Aphid Cycle WOOSTER, Ohio – While farmers across the Eastern Corn Belt persist in harvesting a late soybean crop, Ohio State University Extension experts are working to determine how the soybean aphid might affect the 2012 crop. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
09/21/2011 ‘Fueling the Cure’ Yields $101,000 Joint Food, Cancer Research Endowment LONDON, Ohio – The philanthropic efforts of five agricultural cooperatives spawned a unique joint endowment between the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center with a donation of over $101,000 Tuesday (9/20) at Ohio State’s Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Bobby Moser, Steven Clinton
11/02/2011 Nutrient Management Key to Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus in Lake Erie COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers successfully reduced total phosphorus going into Lake Erie over the past 50 years, but must reevaluate nutrient management practices to manage dissolved phosphorus in the lake, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Greg LaBarge
07/06/2011 Repeal of Ohio Estate Tax Concerns Transition Planning Professionals COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Commonly referred to as the "Death Tax" by critics, estate tax is one of the more controversial issues in agricultural policy circles, said an Ohio State Extension agricultural law expert. Andy Vance Peggy Hall
10/06/2011 Northern Corn Leaf Blight Becoming ‘Concerning’ Disease Issue WOOSTER, Ohio – The continued incidence of northern corn leaf blight in Ohio fields is increasingly concerning to plant pathologists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
11/02/2011 Livestock Producers Encouraged to Attend Heart of America Grazing Conference MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Livestock farmers from across the Corn Belt are invited and encouraged to attend the 11th annual Heart of America Grazing Conference in Mt. Vernon, Ill., Jan. 25-26, 2012. Andy Vance Jeff McCutcheon
08/09/2011 Learn to Improve Soil Health at Field Days August 17, 18 WAUSEON, Ohio – Understanding soil health and biology is critical to maximizing plant healthy and productivity, according to Ohio State University Extension educators, and will be the focus of two field days later this month. Andy Vance Greg LaBarge
07/28/2011 Animal Rights Activists Target University Researchers, Students COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Activists promoting an agenda of animal rights have long protested the use of animals by major research universities and institutions.    Earle Holland, Ohio State University’s assistant vice president for Research Communications, said those activists are increasingly targeting students pursuing degrees in fields known for relying on laboratory animals to conduct research. Andy Vance Earle M. Holland
07/06/2011 Expansion of Sheep Industry Focus of Ohio Sheep Day July 16 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs more sheep. That's the conclusion of Ohio State Extension Sheep Specialist Roger High, coordinator of the annual Ohio Sheep Day slated for July 16 at Blue Heron Farm in Columbiana County. Andy Vance Roger High
10/04/2011 Optimal Window for Planting Wheat Tightening WOOSTER, Ohio – As corn and soybean harvest extends into the later weeks of harvest, the optimal window for planting winter wheat in the Eastern Corn Belt is rapidly closing according to Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
07/28/2011 Common Sense Management Necessary to Minimize Heat Stress on Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Both man and beast suffer the effects of high heat and humidity in the dog days of summer, so cattle and sheep producers need to adopt basic strategies to keep animals calm, cool and collected through the year's hottest days. Andy Vance John F. Grimes, Roger A. High
07/06/2011 June Plantings, Quarterly Stocks Reports Generally Bearish COLUMBUS, Ohio -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's June Plantings report released Thursday morning, U.S. farmers planted 1.5 million more corn acres than the market expected, said an Ohio State University agricultural economist. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
10/04/2011 Late, Wet Harvest Conditions Cause Concerns Over Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio – The combination of a late harvest and wet weather could mean optimal conditions for development of corn ear molds, according to Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist Pierce Paul. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
10/16/2012 Produce Safety Workshop Is Nov. 14 in Northeast Ohio CANFIELD, Ohio -- Ohio State’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team will hold a workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms in Mahoning County. Ashley Kulhanek
01/17/2012 Feb. 20: How to Grow, Sell Safer Produce HOMERVILLE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in northern Ohio on Feb. 20. Ashley Kulhanek
04/16/2012 Mind the GAPs: Learn Fruit, Vegetable Safety Practices in Mt. Vernon April 17 MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Ohio State's Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team will hold a program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms on April 17 at the Knox County office of OSU Extension,  Ashley Kulhanek
02/23/2012 Produce Safety Programs Set for Southern Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio — Produce Safety Education programs for farmers have been scheduled for March 20 in Clayton and April 11 in Piketon, both in southern Ohio. Ashley Kulhanek
03/15/2012 Cleaner, Safer Produce? Program for Farmers is April 14 CANFIELD, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in Mahoning County on April 14. Ashley Kulhanek
05/08/2012 Coming June 2 in Canton: Food Safety Practices for Fruit, Vegetable Growers CANTON, Ohio -- Stark Parks will host a program on food safety practices for fruit and vegetable growers from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 2 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. Ashley Kulhanek
02/23/2012 April 27 in Wooster: Produce Safety Program for Farmers WOOSTER, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place April 27 at OARDC in Wooster. Ashley Kulhanek
02/23/2012 Fruit, Vegetable Safety Program Set for SE Ohio April 12 CHESTERHILL, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team, in conjunction with the group Rural Action, will hold a Produce Safety Education Program for farmers on April 12 in southeast Ohio. Ashley Kulhanek
09/21/2012 Fruit, Vegetable Safety Program Set for Cleveland Oct. 3 CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Urban Community School, 4909 Lorain Ave., in Cleveland. Ashley Kulhanek
12/18/2012 Fruit and Vegetable Safety: Good Agricultural Practices Training Set for Jan. 24 in Central Ohio MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Union County office of Ohio State University Extension, 18000 State Route 4, Suite E, in Marysville. Ashley Kulhanek
02/24/2011 UPDATE: Grain Market Lecture Series Breaks Down Commodity Reports 3/11/11 UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the March webinar has been shifted a day later to March 16 at 9 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. Questions may be directed to Stan Ernst, 614-292-6421 or ernst.1@osu.edu.   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Agricultural economists at Ohio State University are holding a series of free, monthly online workshops that will cover grain forecasts, policy, futures markets, supply and demand, and long-term analysis. Audrie Koester Stan Ernst
03/11/2011 UPDATE: Grain Market Lecture Series Breaks Down Commodity Reports 3/11/11 UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the March webinar has been shifted a day later to March 16 at 9 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. Questions may be directed to Stan Ernst, 614-292-6421 or ernst.1@osu.edu.   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Agricultural economists at Ohio State University are holding a series of free, monthly online workshops that will cover grain forecasts, policy, futures markets, supply and demand, and long-term analysis. Audrie Koester Stan Ernst
04/27/2001 Secrest Crabapples Reaching Peak Bloom WOOSTER, Ohio - The crabapple blossoms in the Secrest Arboretum in Wooster are now blooming and favorable weather conditions will make for ideal viewing through the middle of next week. Author FIRSTNAME not provided Author LASTNAME not provided Ken Cochran
05/04/2011 Secrest Arboretum Head Named Honorary Member of Garden Club of America INDIANAPOLIS -- Ken Cochran, program director of OSU's Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, has been named an honorary member of The Garden Club of America, one of the group's highest accolades Beth Brumbaugh Ken Cochran

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