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12/01/2011 Corn Harvest Winding Down, Yields Better Than Expected COLUMBUS, Ohio – As farmers near completion of the 2011 harvest, Ohio State University corn extension specialist Peter Thomison said that despite major weather challenges at planting and harvest, yields were largely better than expected across much of Ohio. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
08/16/2011 Learn the Latest in Biofuel Crop Production at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Biofuels production is an important part of agriculture across the Corn Belt, and farmers can learn about the continuing evolutions in biofuels crop production at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22. Andy Vance Harold Watters
09/08/2011 Trade Expecting Lower Corn Production In September Crop Report COLUMBUS, Ohio – Commodity market analysts expect lower U.S. corn and soybean production estimates in next week’s crop production report from the Department of Agriculture, and one Ohio State University agricultural economist says that could lead to marketing opportunities for farmers. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
10/20/2011 Cutworm Numbers Increasing, Not Yet Presenting Problems in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – The number of adult moths of the western bean cutworm trapped by Ohio State University Extension professionals increased for the fifth straight year, but fortunately, larval infestations have yet to present an economic impact on Ohio farms. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
12/01/2011 Nutrient Management Key Theme of Ohio No-Till Conference CELINA, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Ohio No-Till Council will discuss the critical importance of managing phosphorous and other nutrients through conservation tillage practices at the annual Ohio No-Till Conference, Dec. 6, 2011 in Plain City. Andy Vance Jim Hoorman
09/08/2011 ‘Question the Authorities’ on Ag Economy, Markets and Policy at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics will present a series of updates on the agricultural economy, commodity markets and policy issues at the 2011 Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London. Andy Vance Stan Ernst
09/29/2011 Fall Herbicide Application Later Than Normal Following Late Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fall herbicide applications are still a good idea this year, despite a later-than-normal harvest, according to Ohio State University Extension weed specialist Mark Loux. Andy Vance Mark Loux
09/29/2011 Ag, Rural Issues Central to New Ohio State Center for Subsurface Energy COLUMBUS, Ohio – Natural gas production from shale deposits could significantly change the rural economic landscape in states like Ohio, and will be a key focus of Ohio State University’s new Subsurface Energy Resource Center, according to the Center’s co-director, agricultural economist Douglas Southgate. Andy Vance Douglas Southgate
10/19/2011 Proposed Regulations Could Mean Big Changes For Farm Youth Labor COLUMBUS, Ohio – An update of federal labor regulations governing youth employment could mean significant changes in the types of work young people can do on the farm, according to the leader of Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
11/17/2011 Kudzu Presents Problems, Not Yet Running Rampant in the North WOOSTER, Ohio – An invasive species synonymous with the South has taken root in the Eastern Corn Belt, but according to Ohio State University Extension field crop pathologist Anne Dorrance, it doesn’t yet present quite the headaches for farmers above the Mason-Dixon Line as it has below. Andy Vance Anne Dorrance
07/19/2011 Late planting means weed control is both easier, more challenging Ohio crop growers faced numerous challenges planting corn and soybeans this spring, and with the crop progressing through mid-July, they now face an interesting weed control scenario, as well. Andy Vance Mark Loux
11/17/2011 Following Harvest, Farmers Have Plenty of Work Ahead URBANA, Ohio – As farmers wrap up harvesting corn and soybeans across the Eastern Corn Belt, the work is just getting started on many farms, with fertilizer, herbicide and tillage applications planned in the waning weeks of productivity for 2011. Andy Vance Harold Watters
07/19/2011 Hot, dry season putting damper on corn yield potential Late-planted Ohio corn may show signs of heat stress and reduced yield potential as extremely hot, dry days plague the state this week, said Ohio State Extension corn scientist Peter Thomison. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
09/12/2011 USDA Secretary Vilsack: 'Agriculture is Cool Again' COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s number one industry and economic driver is again attracting the attention of young, talented people interested in a career in food and resource production and related sciences, according to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Andy Vance Tom Vilsack, Bobby Moser
10/17/2011 Corn, Soybean Input Costs Expected to Climb 10-20% in 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Led by increases in fertilizer and seed, farmers can expect to spend as much as 20 percent more to produce corn and soybeans in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to Ohio State University Extension experts. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
11/17/2011 Post-USDA Reports, Market Focus Likely Shifts to 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a November U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report described as “pretty boring,” Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said the grain markets are largely watching other markets and awaiting thoughts of buying acres for 2012 production. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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