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01/31/2012 Ohio Compost Operator Education Course Is March 21-22 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The 2012 Ohio Compost Operator Education Course takes place March 21-22 at OARDC in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
01/30/2012 OSU Extension Launches New Forest Products Website COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With industrial output totaling $22.4 billion, Ohio's forest products industry makes a significant impact on the state's economy. To reflect the importance of this sector and to better serve the needs of its production forestry clientele, Ohio State University Extension has launched a new website dedicated to the industry: http://ohiowood.osu.edu. Mauricio Espinoza Eric McConnell
01/30/2012 Buckeyes Earn 'Tree Campus USA' Certification COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus campus of The Ohio State University has been certified as a "Tree Campus USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
01/27/2012 Farmers, Food Industry: Brix Workshops Set for Feb. 9 (Wooster) and Feb. 18 (Granville) WOOSTER, Ohio -- How much sugar is in your vegetables? How sweet might they taste? What factors influence sugar levels in vegetables? Are you interested in learning how to measure sugar levels using Brix values? The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will be offering two workshops on these topics, Feb. 9 in Wooster and Feb. 18 in Granville. Mauricio Espinoza
01/27/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 28 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 28. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
01/27/2012 Chow Line: Canned salmon good for omega-3s (1/27/12) We love making baked salmon, especially because it’s so good for you. But it is expensive. Recently I’ve been tempted to try canned salmon. Does it have the same health benefits from omega-3 fatty acids? Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
01/27/2012 Two Ohio Small Farm Conferences Set for March WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Small farm landowners interested in improving production and marketing practices will get the information they need in March at conferences hosted by Ohio State University Extension's Small Farm Program in Wilmington and Massillon. Tony Nye
01/25/2012 Thousand Cankers Coming? How to Spot Walnut Tree Killer COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Now you can get a free wallet-size ID card for spotting thousand cankers disease, which is a new, deadly walnut tree illness. It’s close to but not in Ohio yet. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
01/25/2012 Field Crop Programs Scheduled for Feb. 9, 14 in NW Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Field crop farmers will have two opportunities this February to get up to speed on new research and technology from Ohio State University experts as they make plans for the 2012 growing season. Mauricio Espinoza
01/24/2012 Sports Turf Managers Fighting Bugs by Going Green COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Not surprisingly, more turf managers are interested in going green. Martha Filipic Dave Shetlar
01/23/2012 Sustainable Agriculture: Ohio State Announces On-farm Research Grant Program WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team and Agroecosystems Management Program are now accepting proposals for grants for on-farm research in sustainable agriculture Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt, Casey Hoy
01/20/2012 Specialty Crops: New Book Links Ohio Growers with Institutional Food-service Buyers WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new book called Ohio’s Specialty Crops: A Boost to Food Service Menus is now available free online. Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt
01/20/2012 Family Fundamentals: Just put pen to paper to start on budget (January 2012) We promised ourselves we would establish a monthly budget in 2012, but now we don’t know where to start. Can you help?  Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
01/20/2012 Feb. 23: What's That Wood? Workshop in Southern Ohio PIKETON, Ohio -- The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program presents What’s That Wood? -- a workshop for landowners, builders, woodworkers, carpenters and others -- on Feb. 23 at Ohio State University’s Endeavor Center in Piketon. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
01/20/2012 Chow Line: Portion control essential for toddlers (1/20/12) My two toddlers are overweight. We have begun watching what we eat more closely, but I find that I’m not sure how much my children should be eating. Can you help? Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
01/19/2012 $320,000 Tractor Donated; Another on the Way Agricultural Systems Management program to benefit. Martha Filipic Scott Shearer, Dewey Mann, Tom Stannard
01/19/2012 Proper Nutrition Vital for Livestock in Late Gestation WOOSTER, Ohio -- As livestock managers anticipate the beginning of the spring calving season, it's vital that they make sure their cows and heifers are getting the proper nutrition.  Martha Filipic Rory Lewandowski
01/18/2012 Spreading Manure on Frozen Ground Option for Producers, But Proper Application Crucial COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Saturated field conditions last fall and early this winter have made it difficult for livestock producers in Ohio and the Midwest to apply manure. As a result, most farmers are beginning to run out of manure storage room right now. Mauricio Espinoza
01/17/2012 Feb. 20: How to Grow, Sell Safer Produce HOMERVILLE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in northern Ohio on Feb. 20. Ashley Kulhanek
01/14/2012 Ohio State Researcher: Foodborne Illness Costs $77.7 Billion a Year COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The cost of foodborne illness in the United States is now estimated to be up to $77.7 billion a year, according to an analysis by Ohio State University researcher Robert Scharff. Martha Filipic Robert Scharff
01/13/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 14 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 14. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
01/13/2012 New Research to Examine Connections Between Land Use, Public Policy, Lake Erie Water Quality and Climate Change COLUMBUS, OH – A new research project at Ohio State University integrates biological, physical and social sciences to develop a complete picture of what drives decision-making processes and environmental conditions in the Maumee River watershed. The four-year, $1.5 million project, funded by the National Science Foundation, will combine decision-making models with hydrological modeling and future climate change scenarios to examine how people’s actions in the watershed affect water quality in Lake Erie. Christina Dierkes Jay Martin
01/13/2012 Chow Line: Americans flunk healthy eating index (1/13/12) I’m trying to eat more healthfully by following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the “MyPlate” tips. I thought I had been eating OK, but I’m surprised at how drastically I’ve changed my diet. Do many people actually follow these recommendations?   Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
01/11/2012 Ohio Maple Days on Tap Jan. 26-28: Deadline Soon for Early-bird Discount WOOSTER, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 26 in Morrow County, Jan. 27 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 28 in Geauga County. Kurt Knebusch Gary Graham
01/10/2012 The Nuts and Bolts of Corn and Beans: Agronomy School Begins Jan. 16 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Six Monday evenings in January and February will provide farmers and certified crop advisors (CCAs) with the most comprehensive, up-to-date crop production and agricultural technology information available today, just in time to begin planning another growing season. Mauricio Espinoza
01/06/2012 Chow Line: Limit sodium, boost potassium for health (1/6/12) Can you explain how sodium and potassium work in the body?   Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
01/05/2012 Fruit, Vegetable Safety Program Set for NE Ohio March 30 BURTON, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in northeast Ohio on March 30.  Kurt Knebusch Ashley Kulhanek
01/05/2012 Ohio State Experts in Lineup for Ohio Organic Farming Conference: 'Sowing the Seeds of Food Sovereignty' GRANVILLE, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University will give a dozen of the 70-plus workshops at this year’s Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association annual conference. Kurt Knebusch Lauren Ketcham
01/04/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 4 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 4. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
01/04/2012 Researchers Unravel Challenges of Drug-Resistant Bacteria COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For years, medical professionals and the livestock industry have made great efforts not to overuse antibiotics, but drug-resistant microorganisms continue to thrive.   Martha Filipic Hua Wang

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