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11/16/2011 Family Fundamentals: It's never too early to teach kids about money (for Nov. 2011) Our children are still young (ages 4 and 6) but we want to teach them good money management practices that will last a lifetime. What can we do now and over the next few years to give them a good, solid base?  Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
11/16/2011 December 4-H Science Saturdays Program on 'Amazing Magnets' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kids are certain to be drawn to the next "Science Saturdays" program offered by Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development.  Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
11/09/2011 Poor Forage Quality Requires Solid Nutrition Management This Winter ATHENS, Ohio – Concerned with forage quality, particularly over late-made first cutting hay, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said farmers need to diligently manage livestock nutrition needs this fall and winter. Andy Vance Rory Lewandowski
11/09/2011 Farm Bill Proposals Mark ‘Evolutionary Change’ in Safety Net COLUMBUS, Ohio – After analyzing 10 major proposals circulating for the 2012 Farm Bill as of October, an Ohio State University farm policy expert said the proposals reflect a striking commonality in the philosophical changes underlying the debate over federal farm programs. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
11/09/2011 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 9 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Nov. 9. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
11/08/2011 OSU Extension Helping Landowners, Communities Handle Shale Gas Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Shale gas development in Ohio could mean thousands of Ohio jobs, windfalls for landowners leasing away their mineral rights, and economic development for struggling communities. Martha Filipic Steve Schumacher, Peggy Hall, Mike Hogan, Fred Schwarz
11/08/2011 Speaker to Address Violence Prevention, Peace in Aftermath of Virginia Tech Tragedy COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jerzy Nowak's world changed on April 16, 2007, when his wife, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, was killed in a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. Martha Filipic Doug Doohan
11/04/2011 Chow Line: Take steps to prevent diabetes (for 11/13/11) My father and two of my grandparents suffered from type 2 diabetes. I’m concerned that I might be susceptible. What can I do, besides keeping my weight under control, to help prevent it? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
11/04/2011 Comment Period Extended for Proposed Farm Youth Labor Regulation Changes COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week an extension of the public comment period for proposed changes to the regulations governing employment of youth on farms and agricultural enterprises. Experts from Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program will host a webinar to discuss the proposed changes and answer questions from the public Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
11/04/2011 Unusual Growing Season Could Lead to Unusual Aphid Cycle WOOSTER, Ohio – While farmers across the Eastern Corn Belt persist in harvesting a late soybean crop, Ohio State University Extension experts are working to determine how the soybean aphid might affect the 2012 crop. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
11/03/2011 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 3 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
11/02/2011 Livestock Producers Encouraged to Attend Heart of America Grazing Conference MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Livestock farmers from across the Corn Belt are invited and encouraged to attend the 11th annual Heart of America Grazing Conference in Mt. Vernon, Ill., Jan. 25-26, 2012. Andy Vance Jeff McCutcheon
11/02/2011 Nutrient Management Key to Reducing Dissolved Phosphorus in Lake Erie COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers successfully reduced total phosphorus going into Lake Erie over the past 50 years, but must reevaluate nutrient management practices to manage dissolved phosphorus in the lake, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Greg LaBarge
10/31/2011 Leadership Center Opens Diversity, Inclusion Lending Library Nov. 9 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University's Leadership Center is launching the first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Lending Library Nov. 9 with a seminar and lunch, as part of a new partnership with the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals. Martha Filipic Jeff King, Gail Zoppo
10/28/2011 Ohio State Awarded $1.4 Million Grant to Induce 'Kidney Failure' in Malaria-causing Mosquitoes WOOSTER, Ohio -- An Ohio State University entomologist has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) to discover chemicals that could pave the way to an entirely new way of killing mosquitoes that spread malaria, a disease that claims the lives of 1 million children around the world each year. Mauricio Espinoza Peter Piermarini
10/28/2011 Chow Line: You can get enough iron without meat Our adult daughter has low iron. I think it’s because she doesn’t eat meat, but she says that there’s plenty of iron in other foods. Can you help me persuade her she’s wrong? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
10/27/2011 Commercial Grape and Wine Workshop is Nov. 4 in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Winemakers and commercial wine-grape growers looking for practical and essential skills in running a successful vineyard and winery are invited to attend a day-long workshop in Piketon on Friday, Nov. 4.  Julie Strawser-Moose
10/27/2011 Ohio State Professor Emeritus Receives Top Award for Work in Environmental Education RALEIGH, NC -- Rosanne Fortner, professor emeritus of Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources and former education director of Ohio State University Sea Grant, received the highest honor from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) at its annual conference on Oct. 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Matthew Forte Rosanne Fortner, Jeffrey Reutter
10/25/2011 Researchers Tackle Safety Issues with Leafy Greens COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Leafy green vegetables, power-packed with nutrients, are a growing part of the average American diet. Yet in 2009, leafy greens also made the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Top 10 Most Dangerous Foods." Here's what Ohio State researchers are doing to help.  Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry, Gonul Kaletunc, Ahmed Yousef
10/24/2011 Ohio State, Iceland's University and Soil Service Sign Cooperation Agreements COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As part of its drive to forge lasting global partnerships, Ohio State University has signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the University of Iceland and that European island-nation’s Soil Conservation Service with the goal of enhancing educational experiences and advancing critical research dealing with climate change, environmental sustainability and food security. Mauricio Espinoza Bill Ravlin
10/20/2011 Bucking Hardwood Logs for Urban Tree Professionals: Sign Up for Nov. 15 Workshop in Bowling Green BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Urban foresters and other tree professionals will learn the best ways to utilize tree stems to their highest potential and find better markets at a one-day, hands-on workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Bowling Green, northwest Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
10/20/2011 Cutworm Numbers Increasing, Not Yet Presenting Problems in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – The number of adult moths of the western bean cutworm trapped by Ohio State University Extension professionals increased for the fifth straight year, but fortunately, larval infestations have yet to present an economic impact on Ohio farms. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
10/19/2011 A Growing Industry: Be Part of It at Renewable Energy Workshop Nov. 10 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Companies, farmers, and university and private researchers will converge in Wooster on Thursday, Nov. 10, to show the growth of Ohio’s renewable energy and products sector and explore new opportunities within this promising green industry. And they want you to be a part of it. Mauricio Espinoza
10/19/2011 Family Fundamentals: Use of cell phones can help, hurt parent/teen relationship (for October 2011) Our daughter just entered high school and wants us to get her a cell phone. I realize that most high school students do have a cell phone now, but I’m concerned that it will cause more problems than it’s worth. What are the pros and cons?  Martha Filipic Kara Newby
10/19/2011 From Teosinte to Quad Stacks: See the History of Corn at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Farmers produce millions of bushels of corn annually, thanks in no small part to centuries of evolution in plant breeding, farming practices, and biotechnology. The history of corn, from ancient grasses to modern marvel, will be on display at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Harold Watters
10/19/2011 OARDC Works with Industry to Boost Ethanol Production, Create Jobs WOOSTER, Ohio -- The future of the U.S. ethanol industry depends on its ability to increase yields, be competitive with fossil fuels and fill a growing need for energy independence. Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is lending its expertise to make that possible. Mauricio Espinoza Fred Michel, Fred Clarke
10/19/2011 Proposed Regulations Could Mean Big Changes For Farm Youth Labor COLUMBUS, Ohio – An update of federal labor regulations governing youth employment could mean significant changes in the types of work young people can do on the farm, according to the leader of Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
10/19/2011 Ohio State Helps Develop Money Management Tool Available Online COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new, free online financial self-assessment tool made available by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) is based on work done in part at Ohio State University. Martha Filipic Cäzilia Loibl
10/17/2011 Corn, Soybean Input Costs Expected to Climb 10-20% in 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Led by increases in fertilizer and seed, farmers can expect to spend as much as 20 percent more to produce corn and soybeans in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to Ohio State University Extension experts. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
10/17/2011 Davlin Appointed Manager of OARDC’s Western Ag Research Station SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Joe Davlin has been appointed manager of the Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston, Ohio, one of nine outlying research farms operated by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife

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