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02/23/2012 Ohio State Researcher: Global Hunger May Be Double Previous Estimates COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A household food and nutrition survey developed in part by an Ohio State University researcher is uncovering a clearer picture of hunger and malnutrition throughout the world. Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
02/23/2012 Economy, Environment, and Shale Energy Webinar To Discuss Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts COLUMBUS -– Ohio State University's Climate Change Outreach Team will present “Balancing the Economic Benefits with the Environmental Impacts of Shale Energy Development” this Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tim Considine of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources will discuss the nature of shale energy production and its broader implications for the world energy complex, the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling, and estimates of the economic benefits and environmental costs of shale energy development. Jill Jentes Banicki
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
02/23/2012 Ohio State Expert: Late Planting Can Still Result in Strong Yields if Corn Growers Make Adjustments ADA, Ohio – While late planting concerns may cause some growers to reconsider planting corn, an Ohio State University Extension specialist says producers may not have to fear lower yields when planting late if they make some adjustments and still manage the late-planted corn as effectively as they manage early planted corn. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
02/23/2012 Training for Specialty Crop IPM Plan Developers Offered March 14 in London LONDON, Ohio -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Ohio State University's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program are teaming up to offer a workshop on IPM conservation plan writing for specialty crop growers, March 14, in London, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Jasinski
02/23/2012 Innovative Approaches to Managing Drainage Ditches Can Save Growers Time, Money and Better Benefit Waterways, Ohio State Experts Say ADA, Ohio – Innovative approaches to ditch management could save Ohio crop growers time and money while at the same time reducing the flow of phosphorus and nitrogen through ditches that eventually end up in stream water, rivers and ultimately in Lake Erie and beyond, Ohio State University experts said. Tracy Turner Khandakar Rafiq Islam, Jonathan D Witter
02/23/2012 Ohio Farm to School Offers Free Online Presentation for Producers Mary Griffith
02/23/2012 Chow Line: New findings shed light on diverticulosis (2/10/12) I spoke with a friend recently who said he had a bad attack of diverticulitis. First, is that the same thing as diverticulosis? Also, can a high-fiber diet help prevent either condition?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
02/23/2012 Ohio State Offers New Master in Plant Health Management Degree COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In response to the growing demand for professionals with expertise and training to address emerging trends and issues in plant health, Ohio State is offering a new Professional Master in Plant Health Management graduate degree. Monica Lewandowski Anne Dorrance, Joe Kovach
02/23/2012 'Operation: Military Kids' Program Has New Leader in Northwest Ohio BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Northwest Ohio has always been a hub of activity for Ohio's "Operation: Military Kids" program since it started in 2005, particularly in the summertime during overnight OMK camps on Kelleys Island.  Martha Filipic Steve Arnold, Brett zumFelde
02/23/2012 Ohio State Food Scientist Is TechColumbus's Outstanding Woman in Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Monica Giusti, an assistant professor in Ohio State University’s Department of Food Science and Technology, has been named Outstanding Woman in Technology by TechColumbus for her pathbreaking work on beneficial compounds of fruits and vegetables. Mauricio Espinoza Monica Giusti
02/23/2012 OARDC Names Research Lab After Former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees has approved naming the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research Facility (PAAR) in honor of longtime U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
02/23/2012 Soybean Disease ID Workshop First of Several to be Held This Year CUSTAR, Ohio -- Ohio crop growers, seed company agronomists, retailers and other agriculture professionals will spend time up close and personal with diseased soybeans during a workshop held by Ohio State University experts. Tracy Turner Alan P. Sundermeier
02/23/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Feb. 17 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Feb. 17. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
02/23/2012 OSU Extension Researcher Offers Strategies for Spring Marestail Management COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers are likely to find glyphosate-resistant marestail to be more abundant and harder to control this year thanks to the very wet fall and unseasonably warm weather we’ve had this winter, an OSU Extension expert predicts. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
02/23/2012 Chow Line: A healthy breakfast really is a good idea (2/17/12) I’ve always heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but to be honest, I hardly ever eat breakfast and I do OK. Why do the “experts” say we should always eat breakfast?  Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
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
02/23/2012 Family Fundamentals: A strong, happy relationship good for your health (Feb. 2012) I’m in my 50s and am happily married. I keep hearing younger people in my social circle question whether marriage is really important. Am I just old-fashioned? Or does marriage still have inherent value? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
02/23/2012 Ohio State Anaerobic Digestion Technology Now Being Commercialized WOOSTER, Ohio -- Technology developed by an Ohio State University researcher is now being commercialized by quasar energy group to increase the types of waste that can be converted to biogas for energy and fuel uses. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Caroline Henry
02/23/2012 Workshops to Look at What's New in Manure: Uses, Methods, Technology WOOSTER, Ohio — Manure Technology workshops are set for March 19 in western Ohio near Grand Lake St. Marys and for March 20 in northern Ohio at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
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
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
02/23/2012 Conference Offers Training for Crop Advisers and Farmers ADA, Ohio -- Farmers and certified crop advisers who attend Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference this year will have several opportunities to hear from nationally known experts in the field of soil conservation, nutrient management and water quality. Tracy Turner Randall Reeder
02/23/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts Available to Talk about New European Organic Food Partnerships’ Financial Impact on Ohio Growers WOOSTER, Ohio — The historic agreement of a new partnership between the United States and the European Union announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture means that organic foods certified in the U.S. can be sold in Europe for the first time, a move that could provide new market opportunities for certified organic growers in Ohio, an Ohio State University expert said. Tracy Turner Brian McSpadden Gardener, Stan Ernst
02/23/2012 Assistance, Screenings Offered for Farmers Battling Arthritis COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new program offered by faculty and students from The Ohio State University Medical Center may offer solutions for farmers struggling with arthritis. Tracy Turner Meg Teaford, Kent McGuire
02/23/2012 ECO Farming Saves Growers Money, Improves Soil and Benefits Environment, Researchers Say ADA, Ohio – Ohio crop growers looking to increase the organic matter content in their soil to the tune of $900 per unit increase in organic matter, may want to consider a move to ECO Farming, advises an Ohio State University Extension educator, who says that switching to the technique could result in raising soil organic matter levels by several percentage points depending on soil type. Tracy Turner Jim Hoorman
02/23/2012 Fifteen New AgrAbility Fact Sheets Online COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, growers and any agriculture workers dealing with a disabling condition can find tips on how to cope with their condition while continuing to farm thanks to 15 new fact sheets from the Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio AgrAbility Program. Tracy Turner Kent McGuire
02/14/2012 Kensinger Joins Ohio State as Chair of Animal Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of his new role as chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences, Ronald S. Kensinger plans to create new partnerships, boost the department’s fundraising efforts and increase the amount of access to hands-on research opportunities for students.  Tracy Turner Ronald S. Kensinger
02/14/2012 Wet Fall and Warm Winter Leave Abundance of Manure Farmers Can Use as Crop Nutrient FINDLAY, Ohio – An unusually wet fall and unseasonably warm winter have left many livestock farmers exploring every option to find extra storage for manure. An Ohio State University Extension researcher says farmers can utilize a portion of their manure to replace commercial fertilizer on wheat and corn crops, a practice that can also protect the environment.  Tracy Turner Glen Arnold
02/14/2012 Cover Crops Boost Soil Health, Nutrients, Earthworms and Lower Costs PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio farmers looking to improve the overall health of their soil should consider planting oilseed radish, cereal rye, cowpea or Austrian winter pea as a cover crop, which can improve soil health and save money, says a soil scientist at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.” Tracy Turner Rafiq Islam

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