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08/22/2012 Social Media Effort to Help Families Get Healthier by Heading 'Back to the Kitchen' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Families who prepare meals and eat together tend to be healthier, happier -- and thinner. But half of all meals are now eaten away from home, and many meals that are eaten at home aren't prepared in the kitchen and enjoyed around the kitchen table -- they're take-out meals or fast food eaten in front of the TV. Martha Filipic Jamie Seger, Julie Kennel
08/22/2012 Farm Science Review program to discuss animal/human disease transmission LONDON, Ohio — Hollywood likes to promote the myth that humans are always the “victims” when it comes to diseases transmitted between animals and humans, referred to as zoonotic diseases. But in reality, the illnesses can pass either direction, said Armando Hoet, director of the Veterinary Public Health Program within Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Kyle Sharp Armando Hoet
08/23/2012 New Herbicide-resistant Weed Confirmed in Ohio Prompts Measures to Limit Its Spread COLUMBUS, Ohio – A weed known to many cotton and soybean growers in the South as “pigweed on steroids” has been spotted in Ohio, prompting Ohio State University Extension experts to warn Ohio growers to take measures to prevent its further spread statewide. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
08/24/2012 Chadwick Arboretum Fundraiser Sale Sept. 7-9 DELAWARE, Ohio -- Gardeners: There's still plenty of time this season to get your hands dirty. And a special fall plant sale to benefit Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens Sept. 7-9, 2012, will help make your efforts worthwhile. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney, Linda Johnson
08/24/2012 Farmers could profit from selling products to schools; Learn how at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio — A growing interest in locally raised and produced foods, along with new school meal requirements, could present great opportunities for Ohio farmers, said Julie Fox, Ohio State University Extension Farm to School program director. Kyle Sharp Julie Fox
08/24/2012 Chow Line: Behavior changes key in weight loss (8/24/12) What are some of the things people do (besides eating less) to help them lose weight successfully? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
08/27/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State's Board of Trustees Meets in Wooster Aug. 29; Campus Reconstruction Announcement to Be Made WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Board of Trustees will meet on the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) this Wednesday, Aug. 29. An announcement about campus reconstruction will be made at this meeting. Mauricio Espinoza
08/28/2012 Ohio State ATI Announces Dedication of New Beef Cattle Handling Facility WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) will dedicate its new beef cattle handling facility on Friday, Oct. 12, from 1-3 p.m., with remarks at 2 p.m. All members of the Ohio beef industry who are interested in seeing the facility and learning more about it are welcome to attend. Frances Whited
08/28/2012 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Extension's Worksite Wellness Programs a Smart Choice CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Employers increasingly offer worksite wellness programs to employees, for good reason: a 2010 analysis showed a decrease of $3.27 in medical expenses for every dollar invested. OSU Extension gives these efforts a much-needed shot in the arm.  Martha Filipic Lisa Barlage, Leslie Hartley, Polly Loy, Carol Chandler
08/29/2012 Fruit, Vegetable Safety Program Set for Sept. 24 in Chillicothe CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will take place in Chillicothe. Good Agricultural Practices are the focus. Ashley Kulhanek
08/29/2012 Ongoing Drought Means Livestock Producers Need to Be Creative to Manage Feed Rations LANCASTER, Ohio – As the worst drought on record in Ohio has caused many livestock producers to have to choose between culling their herds or forking over significantly more money to feed their cattle, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said that producers may want to consider “outside-the-box” ideas to try to minimize the negative economic impact from the continued extreme weather. Tracy Turner Stan Smith, John Grimes
08/30/2012 Review session to answer questions about animal antibiotic use, resistance LONDON, Ohio -- Livestock and poultry producers work with their veterinarians to use antibiotics for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is the treatment of sick animals, said Tom Wittum, Ohio State University professor of veterinary epidemiology in the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health. Antibiotics also may be used to control or prevent disease in livestock populations, or for improved growth efficiency. Kyle Sharp Tom Wittum
08/31/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Sept. 4 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Sept. 4: Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
08/31/2012 $6M Announced for Reconstruction of Tornado-stricken Building on Ohio State's Wooster Campus WOOSTER, Ohio -- The state of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management has allocated $6 million in emergency funds to assist with the reconstruction of a building at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), which was severely damaged as a result of a Sept. 16, 2010, tornado that struck the Wooster campus. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
09/04/2012 Specialist hopes to demystify algal blooms during Farm Science Review session LONDON, Ohio — Potentially harmful algal blooms, or HABs, have become more prevalent throughout Ohio in recent years. These blooms on public waters have drawn much attention in the media, but are still a mystery to many people, said Eugene Braig, Ohio State University Extension aquatic ecosystems program director. Kyle Sharp Robyn Wilson, Eugene Braig
09/04/2012 Growing Numbers of Insects in Ohio Could Cause a Stink for Soybean Growers WOOSTER, Ohio – Soybean-damaging bugs known for their “sweaty feet” smell when squashed or irritated have made their way into Ohio soybean fields in numbers not previously experienced in the Buckeye State, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said.  Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
09/04/2012 J.M. Smucker Co. Commits $1M to Ohio State for Food Innovation Research, Scholarships COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The J.M. Smucker Company and Timothy P. Smucker of Orrville, Ohio, have committed $1 million to support ongoing research and student success at Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Bobby Moser
09/06/2012 Protecting Harvested Grains Even More Important This Year Thanks to Drought and Lower Yield Forecasts VAN WERT, Ohio – With drought-impacted yields expected to be poor at best for many Ohio farms this year, growers need to take extra care to ensure that every bushel they’re able to harvest is protected against mold, pests and other problems that can ruin what grains they’ve managed to harvest, said an Ohio State University Extension educator. Tracy Turner Curtis E. Young
09/06/2012 Student-designed, built ag rescue trailer to be unveiled at Review LONDON, Ohio — Traditionally, organizing a grain storage rescue training and education program for firefighters and other emergency first responders was no easy task. Kyle Sharp Dee Jepsen
09/07/2012 Review Session to Discuss Ins and Outs of Direct Marketing Meat LONDON, Ohio — While many farmers have been selling meat directly to consumers in the form of freezer beef, pork and lamb for years, the expanding local food movement offers interested producers additional opportunities, said Mark Mechling, agriculture and natural resources educator at the Muskingum County office of Ohio State University Extension and a member of OSU Extension’s Direct Marketing Team. Kyle Sharp Mark Mechling
09/07/2012 Locally Grown Hops a Possibility for Ohio’s Booming Microbreweries LONDON, Ohio — Ohio beer manufacturers send an estimated $4 million out of Ohio annually by purchasing the flowers of the hop plant, called hop cones, or “hops,” from growers outside the state.  Kyle Sharp Brad Bergefurd
09/07/2012 Millin’, Chillin’ and Grillin’ at Farm Science Review’s Utzinger Garden LONDON, Ohio -- Landscapers searching for fall plant ideas, gardeners wanting to learn new techniques and practices, and people wanting a break from the tractors can all find what they are looking for at the Utzinger Memorial Garden during the Farm Science Review, Sept. 18-20 near London. Kyle Sharp Carolyn Allen
09/07/2012 Authorities Available to Answer Ag, Veterinary Questions at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio — It has been a popular question in recent years as farmland rental rates have more than doubled in many places, and it is one Barry Ward, Ohio State University Extension production business management leader, expects to hear later this month at Farm Science Review: “What direction will farmland cash rents take in 2013?” Kyle Sharp Barry Ward
09/07/2012 Chow Line: To be safe, be sure cider is pasteurized (9/7/12) We’re having a birthday party for our 4-year-old next month. My husband wants to serve apple cider, but I remember a few years ago there was a safety concern about cider. Is it OK now?  Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
09/11/2012 "Free part" of Farm Science Review can influence added profits LONDON, Ohio —While admission to Farm Science Review, Sept. 18-20 near London, costs $8 at the gate, visitors can learn some valuable lessons as they walk from the parking lot to the main grounds before they even redeem their ticket. Kyle Sharp Harold Watters
09/14/2012 Family Fundamentals: Thinking of student loans? Do some homework (Sept. 2012) Our son is about ready to apply to college. We know he will need some loans, but we think they should be limited. He says this is “good debt” and tells us not to worry about it. We want to learn more, but where do we start? Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
09/14/2012 Chow Line: Lots of options with potatoes, rice (9/14/12) Which is better for you, potatoes or rice? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
09/17/2012 Farm Science Review: Ohio 4-H and OSU Extension Offer STEM Demos and Activities to Spur Career Interests LONDON, Ohio – Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities and demonstrations will be offered daily by Ohio State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development Extension Educators during Farm Science Review as part of an effort to “bring science alive,” organizers said. Tracy Turner Patty House
09/19/2012 Growing the Cure Launched at 50th Farm Science Review COLUMBUS, OHIO -- What if the food we ate fought against cancer? Carolyn Siebert
09/20/2012 'Research Powerhouses' Join Forces in New Multistate Venture FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Faculty from Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University gathered earlier this month in a new effort to strengthen both research and Extension outreach in food safety issues.  Martha Filipic John Baker, Jeff LeJeune, Karen Plaut