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04/17/2012 MarketReady Workshop Teaches Producers How To Sell Through Different Marketing Channels CANFIELD, Ohio – Ohio food producers looking to sell through different marketing channels are invited to attend a MarketReady training program on April 24 at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. The daylong workshop teaches what is required to sell to grocers, restaurants and other wholesale buyers, as well as to consumers.   Julie Moose Julie Moose
04/17/2012 Ohio State University experts research new, innovative, sustainable ways to manage pests WOOSTER, Ohio -- Scientists at Ohio State University are in the midst of a multi-year research project looking to find ways to help growers, producers, consumers, and just about any Ohioan who has a problem with pests, find sustainable and ecological ways to manage them. Tracy Turner Joe Kovach
04/17/2012 FDA’s Call to Lessen Use of Antibiotics in Livestock Could Increase Consumer Confidence but Could Also Hurt Producers PIKETON, Ohio – The new rules proposed last week by the Food and Drug Administration to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock to reduce the risk of meat contaminated with drug-resistant bacteria will likely increase consumer confidence in the foods they eat, but will also likely cause additional strain to producers in the form of more work and potentially lower profits, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner John Grimes
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
04/16/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of April 5 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of April 5: Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
04/16/2012 OARDC Crabapple Trees Blooming Early: Should Be at Their Peak This Weekend WOOSTER, Ohio -- The crabapple blossoms at OARDC in Wooster should be at their peak bloom this weekend, April 6-8, nearly two weeks sooner than their earliest peak on record. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
04/16/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts Available to Speak on Bees and Pesticides WOOSTER, Ohio -- Two Ohio State University experts are available to speak to reporters about honey bees, native pollinators and the potential effects of pesticides on them. Kurt Knebusch Reed Johnson, Denise Ellsworth
04/13/2012 Can 'Naked Oats' Cut Organic Chicken Production Costs? WOOSTER, Ohio -- Scientists with Ohio State have received a four-year, $896,000 USDA grant to study the feasibility of incorporating so-called "naked oats" into organic farming rotations as a way to cut the cost of producing organic chicken. Kurt Knebusch Mike Lilburn
04/13/2012 She Leads Ohio's Master Gardeners: 'I Love Their Enthusiasm and Dedication' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pam Bennett loves her job. As coordinator of OSU Extension's Master Gardener Volunteer Program, she works with what's she keen on -- people and plants. She loves, she says, to see them both grow. Kurt Knebusch Pam Bennett
04/13/2012 Join OSU Extension's 'Live Healthy, Live Well' Email Challenge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If you want to get fit this spring and are interested in living a healthier lifestyle -- and you have an email address -- Ohio State University Extension has a free educational program just for you. Cindy Shuster
04/13/2012 Ohio State experts work with state agriculture professionals to devise water quality recommendations COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers can find ways to continue to help reduce excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management practices recommended by Ohio State University Extension experts. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
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
04/13/2012 Near-record Warm Winter Increases Insect and Pest Threat for Crop Growers This Spring WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for black cutworm, slugs, bean leaf beetles, rootworms and other invasive insects as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a significant increase in the potential for crop-damaging pests, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
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
04/13/2012 BYGL: A Gardener's Best Friend It's April, and that means the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line is back. Martha Filipic Curtis Young
04/13/2012 Chow Line: Folic acid supplements still key (4/13/12) Since so many foods are fortified with folic acid, are supplements still necessary for women who are trying to get pregnant? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
04/03/2012 Day Camps to Teach Farm Safety Techniques for Kids COLUMBUS, Ohio – A series of day camps will be offered across Ohio to teach school-age children awareness of farm hazards and how to stay safe on the farm. The camps, which are sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, are designed to offer real-world experience to show youth the importance of farm safety. Tracy Turner Kathy Mann
03/30/2012 Chow Line: Enjoy eggs, but keep safety in mind (3/30/12) I know that eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella if the hen that laid the egg is infected. But how common is this? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
03/29/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter Brings Severe Threat of Corn Flea Beetle and Increased Potential for Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio – Field crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for corn flea beetle as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a severe infestation of the pest, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
03/29/2012 Safety Conference Teaches Emergency Management for Ohio Farm Markets and Agritainment Operations COLUMBUS, Ohio –When Mother Nature or natural disasters strike a u-pick operation, it’s important for farm operators to react fast and know how to handle the panic of visitors, says an Ohio State University Extension expert.  Dee Jepsen
03/29/2012 Ohio State Experts Work with State Agriculture Professionals to Devise Water Quality Recommendations COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers can find ways to continue to help reduce excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management practices recommended by Ohio State University Extension experts. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
03/29/2012 Fill Up on Gas from Garbage? Ohio State Campus in Wooster to Try It … at $2.25 a Gallon WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, a part of Ohio State headquartered in northeast Ohio, is converting four of its vehicles to run on natural gas -- but not just any natural gas. Kurt Knebusch Dave Benfield, John Ott, Caroline Henry
03/29/2012 Green-up marks the time to apply nitrogen in winter wheat COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Now that wheat fields have reached green-up, it's time to apply spring nitrogen, an Ohio State University Extension educator says. Tracy Turner Edwin Lentz
03/28/2012 OSU CARES and Innovative Grant proposals due May 15 OSU CARES is again making available grants to support partnerships between OSU Extension and colleagues across Ohio State University to expand our outreach and Engagement work. Cheryl Buck Karen Bruns
03/27/2012 Farmers Consider Modifying Planting Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Although decisions on what to plant essentially took place last summer or fall when farmers ordered seed and other inputs, now is the time many consider tweaking those plans, says an Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist. Martha Filipic Barry Ward
03/27/2012 Homebuyer's Guide Could Help Prevent Nightmares When Pursuing American Dream COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Historically low mortgage rates and reasonable home prices make today's realty market seem like it should be a buyer's dream. But the process can become a nightmare for potential buyers who are unprepared to make what could be the biggest investment of their lives. Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
03/23/2012 What to Do With That Shoebox Full of Old Batteries: Recycling Returns to Wooster Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio -- Visitors can drop off cell phones, computers, compact fluorescent lamps and other household items for recycling at Ohio State’s fifth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair. Kurt Knebusch Gwen Covert
03/23/2012 Chow Line: Study labels to reduce trans fats (3/23/12) I just heard something on the news about trans fats, but I thought they weren’t allowed in food anymore. Am I wrong? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
03/22/2012 Polar Ice Core Expert to Keynote Ohio State Green Fair in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Paolo Gabrielli, a research scientist with Ohio State’s Byrd Polar Research Center, will be the keynote speaker at the university’s fifth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair. Kurt Knebusch Gwen Covert
03/21/2012 'Green Is for Life!' Ohio State Campus in Wooster to Host Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio — “Green is for life!” says the tagline for Ohio State’s fifth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, set for April 17 — during Earth Week — at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Gwen Covert

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