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01/30/2015 How Social Networking, Sustainable Ag Can Help Grow Local Economies: Talk Tomorrow (1/14) at OSU COLUMBUS, Ohio — Social networking, local economies and sustainable agriculture will be the focus when Casey Hoy speaks tomorrow (1/14) at Ohio State University. Kurt Knebusch Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
01/30/2015 Family Fundamentals: Don't fear money talk; not talking about it is worse (for March 2011) I’m newly married, and I find myself hiding small expenditures from my husband. I don’t think he’d have a problem with them, but for some reason I just don’t feel like bringing them up. Is this a red flag I should do something about, or is this common for new couples? Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
01/27/2015 Chow Line: It's still a good idea to limit saturated fat (for 10/30/11) Has saturated fat been redeemed? Someone told me that it’s not as bad for the heart as people think, but I’m skeptical. Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/07/2015 Chow Line: Suffering from gout? Pay attention to diet (for 1/16/11) My 86-year-old father-in-law is visiting. He's in good health, but has periodic problems with gout. Are there certain foods he should avoid to prevent a recurrence? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
12/23/2014 Chow Line: Spread cheer, not illness, for holidays (for 11/20/11) Last year, we had a party during the holidays and several guests became ill afterward. We’re not sure if it was food poisoning or not, but this year we want to be extra cautious about food safety. What are the most important things to keep in mind? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
12/22/2014 Genes in 'Bad' Fungi Could Lead to More Efficient Cellulosic Ethanol Production COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fungal diseases cause significant losses food crops throughout the world. Now, an Ohio State University scientist is trying to use these bad fungi for good -- taking some of their genes to breed bioenergy crops that could make ethanol production cheaper and more efficient. Mauricio Espinoza Tom Mitchell
12/22/2014 Chow Line: Metabolic syndrome explained (4/20/12) I’ve often heard of “metabolic syndrome,” but what is it, exactly? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
12/16/2014 Chow Line: Now is prime time to examine grocery bill (8/3/12) Every week, I’m shocked at how high my grocery bill is. And I’ve heard we can expect even higher prices next year because of the drought. Please share any tips you can on saving money on groceries. Martha Filipic Dan Remley
12/16/2014 Chow Line: Make healthful eating fun for kids (8/31/12) I’m trying to get my children to eat healthier, but they constantly ask for high-sugar cereal and other foods that aren’t good for them. How can I entice them to eat healthier foods? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
12/15/2014 'Make Tasks Easier': Arthritis Screenings, Universal Design Exhibit at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- In conjunction with the longstanding Universal Design exhibit at the Farm Science Review, arthritis screenings will again be offered for farmers on the first two days of the annual farm show. Martha Filipic Meg Teaford, Pat Holmes
12/15/2014 OSU Experts to Discuss Farm Bill and What the Drought of 2012 Means for Farm Policy LONDON, Ohio – With the current farm bill set to expire Sept. 30, farmers, who are already dealing with the effects of the worst drought in 50 years, want to know how soon a new bill could be passed and what it will mean for their bottom line, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
12/15/2014 OARDC Receives $6.5M Grant for Bioenergy, Biofuel Research WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has received a $6.5 million federal grant to test and expand a technology that can produce biogas from a variety of solid organic wastes and bioenergy crops. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li
07/18/2014 OSU Extension offers Aquaculture Conference to Promote Fish Farming PIKETON, Ohio – People interested in learning business strategies to develop and maintain a healthy and sustainable fish farming operation can do so during a conference on aquaculture offered by a group of educators, including those from Ohio State University Extension. Julie Moose
07/12/2014 Despite Weekend Rain Forecast, Drought Conditions throughout Ohio Likely to Persist COLUMBUS, Ohio – While forecasters are calling for the potential of up to an inch of rain in parts of Ohio this weekend, the rainfall amounts may be enough to stave off disaster for corn and soybean growers but likely won’t be enough to end drought conditions statewide, said an Ohio State University climatologist. Tracy Turner Jeff Rogers
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
12/27/2012 OSU Extension: Producers May Need to Supplement Feed to Ensure Successful and Productive Calving Season PIKETON, Ohio – Producers who want to assure a healthy, productive calving season may want to consider testing their forage supplies to ensure the feed is of high nutritional value, an Ohio State University Extension beef expert said.  Tracy Turner John Grimes
12/21/2012 Scarlet or Not, Ohio State Works to Make Sure Your Poinsettias Are the Best WOOSTER, Ohio -- If you live in Ohio and bought a poinsettia for the holidays, chances are Ohio State University agricultural scientists, educators or alumni had a hand in making them look beautiful and healthy. Mauricio Espinoza Luis Cañas
12/21/2012 Christmas Trees Offer Many Environmental Benefits — And You Can Put a Dollar Sign Next to Them WOOSTER, Ohio -- That freshly cut or live Christmas tree standing in your living room provides a host of benefits and value beyond the sheer joy of the holidays -- in the form of environmental services such as cleaner air, reduced energy use and absorption of stormwater runoff. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
12/21/2012 Chow Line: Saturated fat science is evolving (12/21/12) In a recent column, you said oils that are high in saturated fat aren’t heart-healthy. But I’ve read about the benefits of tropical oils, especially coconut oil. What’s up? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
12/20/2012 Family Fundamentals: For health, limit kids' TV, other 'screen time' (for 12/2011) Last year when our children were home from school during Christmas break, they spent a lot of time watching TV, playing video games or on the computer. We know this isn’t ideal, but how much of a problem is it?  Martha Filipic Kara Newby
12/20/2012 Family Fundamentals: Resolve conflicts with child’s caregiver (December 2012) Our son is 9 months old. Recently we’ve become uncomfortable with some viewpoints expressed by his caregiver. It’s nothing major, and we don’t want to ruin what has been a good thing, but I think we need to find a way to bring up our concerns. Is there a good way to handle this? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
12/20/2012 High Tunnel Workshop Offers Farmers Options to Increase Profits PIKETON, Ohio – Are you a specialty fruit or vegetable crop producer looking to gain a better understanding of how to use high tunnels to boost on-farm profits? Now you have the opportunity to attend a joint Ohio State University Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) workshop on this topic, Feb. 8, 2013. Tracy Turner Gary Gao
12/20/2012 Donation Benefits Animal Science Graduate Students WOOSTER, Ohio -- A former faculty member of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has established a new fund to support graduate students. Sarah Johnson
12/19/2012 Note to CFAES News Release Subscribers In the next day or two, our news releases will start arriving in your inbox from a new email address: "CFAES News" <CFAESnews@osu.edu>
12/18/2012 OSU Extension Agronomics Team to Offer Certified Crop Adviser Exam Prep Jan. 16-17, 2013 SIDNEY, Ohio – People planning to take the Certified Crop Adviser exam can gain testing insight through a two-day CCA exam preparation session taught by members of Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team, Jan. 16-17, 2013.  Tracy Turner Harold Watters
12/18/2012 Farmland Preservation Summit Set for Jan. 17 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leadership, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can get tips from the experts on the subject during a farmland summit on Jan. 17. Tracy Turner Mike Hogan
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
12/18/2012 Ohio Maple Days Set for Jan. 24-26 WOOSTER, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 24 in Morrow County, Jan. 25 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 26 in Geauga County. Gary Graham
12/14/2012 Project Cultivates Tanzanian Agricultural Expertise for Future COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tanzania, a country of 42 million nestled on the east coast of Africa, is undergoing a sea change demographically. Currently, about one-third of Tanzanians live below the poverty line, and more than 4 of 10 Tanzanian children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition. By 2050, Tanzania's population is anticipated to double, and its urban population will exceed its rural population. Martha Filipic J. Mark Erbaugh
12/14/2012 Chow Line: Watch sugar intake over holidays (12/14/12) I have a sweet tooth. I’ve been cutting back on sugar lately, but I’m worried about the holidays and all the extra sweets. Do you have any guidance? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther

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