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05/09/2011 City Gardeners: Learn How to Get Big Results from Small Spaces at Free May 15 Event in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This Sunday, May 15, the Franklin County Master Gardener Vegetable Outreach, Education and Research Project will host its first event of the year at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory, 2490 Carmack Road, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus.  Siera Marth Annette Swanberg
04/13/2012 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day to Recognize, Inspire Superheroes in Our Fields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 2012 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, Superheroes in Our Fields, will showcase the impact that agricultural professionals have on the world.    Stephanie Verhoff
04/24/2012 EcoErek to the Rescue: Denim Collection at the 2012 Scarlet and Gray Ag Day COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As part of his recycling initiative, 11-year-old "Eco" Erek Hansen will be collecting used denim at the 2012 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day on Friday, April 27, on Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences campus. Stephanie Verhoff
03/29/2002 USDA: More Corn, Fewer Soybean Acres This Year WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- America's premier crop stands to grab an even larger share of the nation's farm acres this spring. Steve Leer Chris Hurt
06/27/2012 Media Advisory: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Visiting Campus June 28 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will meet with Ohio State University researchers from the Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research and Entrepreneurship (CAFFRE) and Department of Food Science and Technology on Thursday, June 28. Suzanne Steel
08/13/2009 Ohio State Soil Scientist Receives Prestigious International Award NEW DELHI, India – Ohio State University professor Rattan Lal received the prestigious international M.S. Swaminathan Award from the Trust for the Advancement of Agricultural Sciences on Aug. 11 in New Delhi, India. Suzanne Steel Rattan Lal
02/28/2011 Online Flood Resources Available to Ohioans Ohioans affected by flooding can find useful information at these websites. Suzanne Steel Aletha Reshan
01/04/2011 New Beef Position to Focus on Animal Care, Food Safety and Profitability COLUMBUS, Ohio – A newly created position in Ohio State University Extension will address animal welfare, beef management and production, and pre-harvest food safety for Ohioans. Suzanne Steel John Grimes, Elizabeth Harsh
07/06/2011 Help Ohio Farmers Decide What to Grow PIKETON, Ohio -- Extension specialists at the Ohio State University South Centers want to know how you feel about fruit -- currants, gooseberries and jostaberries, to be exact. Suzanne Steel Julie Fox, Brad Bergefurd
04/15/2004 Cheese Prices Go Whiz: Future prices hit record high COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Shoppers filling their carts with milk, butter and cheese probably won't see the full impact of spiking milk prices paid to farmers. Suzanne Steel Cameron Thraen
03/21/2011 OSU Extension: Growing Jobs in Ohio In a time when job creation and business expansion is crucial to Ohio’s economic future, an Ohio State University Extension program is garnering attention. Suzanne Steel Greg Davis, Brent Painter, Kim Elick, Mike Daymut
08/19/2011 Media Request Form for FSR Tickets and Parking Make your plans now to cover the 2011 Farm Science Review. Suzanne Steel
09/02/2011 Ohio State’s Dean of Food, Ag, Environment to Step Down COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The longest-tenured dean at The Ohio State University announced his transition plans today.  Suzanne Steel
04/29/2011 VP Statement Regarding Ohio House Budget Statement from Bobby D. Moser, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on the Ohio House budget   Suzanne Steel
04/17/2012 OSU Expert: Fruit and Vegetable Growers Have Options to Protect Crops From Frost and Freeze PIKETON, Ohio – An extended period of unseasonably warm weather in March that led to vegetation across Ohio reaching growing stages more than a month earlier than normal has left many fruit and vegetable growers statewide considering contingency plans to protect their crops in the event of a frost or freeze, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turne Brad Bergefurd
03/08/2012 Overholt Drainage School Offers Soil and Water Conservation Education COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers, land improvement contractors, soil and water conservation technicians and engineers can learn about the construction and management of soil and water conservation systems during the Overholt Drainage School led by Ohio State University and other industry experts. Tracy Turner Larry C. Brown
04/18/2012 Ohio State Expert: Tips Growers Can Use to Get Corn Crop off to a Good Start This Year COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn growers looking to ensure a healthy crop with strong yields this year need to plan ahead including knowing when to plant, when and if to till and how to make the right seed depth adjustments based on soil conditions, says an Ohio State University Extension expert. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
11/26/2012 OSU Extension, NRC to Discuss Forages and Pasture Management at 3-Day Grazing School JACKSON, Ohio – Farmers and producers interested in learning more about how to improve forage and pasture management after a drought, including an in-depth look at fence and livestock watering systems, can participate in a discussion of the issues by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service during a Grazing School Dec. 4, 6 and 8 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Jackson Agricultural Research Station.  Tracy Turner Kenny Wells
05/23/2012 OSU Sustainable Ag Tour offers up-close look at alternative production systems COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team will host four tours this summer on urban agriculture, agritourism, farming research and farmers markets, as part of the 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.  Tracy Turner Alan Sundermeier
06/18/2012 OSU Expert: Early Ohio Wheat Harvest Opens Door for Double-Crop Soybeans FINDLAY, Ohio – The near-record warm winter the Midwest experienced this year, combined with the early and unusually warm spring, has caused wheat to mature sooner than normal, which could let farmers plant a second crop like soybeans to increase their profit potential using the same land, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. Tracy Turner Ed Lentz
03/08/2012 Nematodes in Corn Could Be a Growing Problem for Ohio Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While it is unclear if Ohio corn growers will have a problem with nematodes, farmers, growers and researchers are taking a closer look at the issue to see if the tiny organisms negatively impact corn yields and if seed treatment nematicides are needed, said an Ohio State University plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Terry Niblack
07/20/2012 OSU Extension Offers Resources and Information to Manage Drought as Conditions Intensify Statewide COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the drought of 2012 continues to intensify statewide, Ohio State University Extension experts have developed two websites dedicated to helping farmers, producers and consumers find ways to deal with the dry conditions and extreme heat.  Tracy Turner Harold Watters, Don Breece, Jeff Rogers
04/13/2012 High Beef Prices Have Producers Enthusiastic, But Rising Production Costs and Consumer Confidence Are Concerns PIKETON, Ohio – Interest in beef production is high right now in part because of record high prices farmers have been fetching recently, but some producers still have concerns about rising feed and gas prices, which could hit consumers’ wallets and make them less likely to buy pricey cuts, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner John Grimes
02/23/2012 Workshops Offer Farmers Help with Herbicide Resistance Weed Control in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers looking to find answers on how to deal with herbicide resistance issues will have the chance to speak with Ohio State University Extension experts during a series of workshops designed to help farmers who are facing increasingly difficult weed control scenarios.  Tracy Turner Mark Loux
11/21/2012 Post 2012 Election: Farm Bill and the Fiscal Cliff COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the election of 2012 over, it may be a good thing that the forthcoming debate over the so-called fiscal cliff of automatic budget cuts and tax increases coincides with the ongoing debate over the farm bill, an Ohio State University farm policy expert said. Tracy Turner Carl Zulauf
05/23/2012 Warm Winter, Early Spring Increase Livestock Risk from Noxious Weed LANCASTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter and early spring Ohio experienced this year mean that cressleaf groundsel is on the rise earlier than normal and causing potential problems for livestock producers, said an Ohio State University Extension beef cattle expert. The weed is now listed on Ohio’s Noxious Weed list because of the poisonous characteristics it poses to some animals Tracy Turner Stan Smith
10/09/2012 Producers: Still Time to Eliminate Weeds in Hay and Pasture Fields WOODSFIELD, Ohio – Farmers looking to grow highly productive pastures and hay fields still have time to fight weeds in their fields to prevent reduced forage quality and quantity, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Mark Allen Landefeld
06/26/2012 Hot, Dry Weather Could Make it Harder for Growers to Control Weeds COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the extended periods of hot, dry weather Ohio has experienced in recent weeks may mean that weeds aren’t growing as fast as they would in more moist conditions, the weather can still have an adverse effect on weed management for growers, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
12/27/2012 OSU Extension to Offer Beef Feedlot School in January, February BUCYRUS, Ohio -- Farmers and producers interested in learning more about beef feedlot nutrition and maximizing profits can participate in a discussion of the issues by experts from Ohio State University Extension during a Beef Feedlot School Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, 20 and 27, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St. in Bucyrus. Tracy Turner Jason Hartschuh
03/08/2012 High Grain Prices Could Lead to Less Conservation Land Entering USDA Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's offer to pay farmers and landowners more money to stop farming their land to create additional wetlands and grasslands may not be enough incentive to get more growers to forgo planting crops that have fetched record prices in recent months, an Ohio State University expert said. Tracy Turner Brent Sohngen, Carl Robert Zulauf, Marne Titchenell

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