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01/18/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: See Cow? No, Sea Cow (for the Week of Jan. 18, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: What's a sea cow? Kurt Knebusch
05/14/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Someone Cut the Grass (for the Week of May 20, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why does cut grass smell like it does? Kurt Knebusch
12/09/2011 Healthy Baby, Healthy Me
07/13/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: To Be in Clover (or Not to Bee) (for the Week of July 15, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: The lawn at my house has clover in it. Is that good or bad? Kurt Knebusch
07/06/2012 Insect Night Walk is July 21 in Secrest Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio — Come experience the nightlife that most never see at Secrest Arboretum’s annual Insect Night Walk. Denise Ellsworth
11/14/2000 Ohio State Experts on Emerald Ash Borer (Updated February 2007) WOOSTER, Ohio — Experts with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State University Extension are available to speak with the media about emerald ash borer (EAB) — an invasive pest that is threatening to wipe out native ash trees and cause significant losses to the state's wood manufacturing, landscaping and nursery industries. Mauricio Espinoza
03/08/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Homegrown Frugal Frugivorous Fruitfest! (for the Week of March 8, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: You asked this last week: "Why would you want to grow your own fruit?" You mentioned a good way to learn about it. Kurt Knebusch
08/07/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Aug. 8 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Aug. 8. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
05/24/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Bee Good! But Why? (for the Week of June 3, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Alright, I'll ask. How do native bees help us? Kurt Knebusch
07/06/2012 Chow Line: Now is a great time to try fresh herbs (7/6/12) Last week, I used fresh dill weed in a recipe for the first time and was surprised how mild it was -- very different from from the dried dill I normally use. I want to try using more fresh herbs. Any ideas on where I should start? Martha Filipic
04/12/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Deer! (Snort, Bleat, Grunt) (for the Week of April 12, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Do deer make sounds? Kurt Knebusch
07/31/2012 Northern Ohio Vegetable Crops Field Night August 7 FREMONT, Ohio -- Vegetable production will be the focus of Ohio State University's Northern Ohio Vegetable Crops Field Night Aug. 7 at the North Central Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) .  Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig
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
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
05/19/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Raven 'bout Crows (for the Week of May 18, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What's the difference between a crow and a raven? Kurt Knebusch
01/04/2011 Focus on Food Safety, Current Issues at OPGMA Congress, Jan. 17-19 SANDUSKY, Ohio -- "Your Recipe for Success" is the theme for this year's Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Congress, Jan. 17-19 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio. The registration deadline is Jan. 7 and is available online at http://www.opgma.org/. Martha Filipic
03/02/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: New Fuels? Cool! (for the Week of March 2, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: You talked about electric cars. What other ways can you run a car? Kurt Knebusch
06/06/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Build Your Own Bee House (for the Week of June 10, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: How can I build a house for native bees? You mentioned it last week. Kurt Knebusch
10/07/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Mountains Into Molehills (for the Week of Oct. 7, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Is "mountaintop removal" what it sounds like it is? Kurt Knebusch
06/18/2006 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Bio-who-ia? (for the Week of June 18, 2006) Q. Dear Twig: OK, I'll bite. What's bio ... bio ... phlablahblah? [See last week.] Kurt Knebusch
03/15/2012 MacArthur Foundation Awards Ohio State $427,000 Grant to Analyze the Use of Reverse Mortgages and Its Impact on Older Adults COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A research team led by Stephanie Moulton, an assistant professor at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, was awarded one of five competitive grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for research to explore the relationships between housing and social and economic outcomes for families and communities.
02/08/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Three More Questions About Chickens and Eggs (for the Week of Feb. 8, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: About those backyard chickens: Don't you need a rooster if you want them to lay eggs? (Also: How many? Large talons?) Kurt Knebusch
12/07/2011 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Dec. 7 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Dec. 7. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
10/16/2012 Produce Safety Workshop Is Nov. 14 in Northeast Ohio CANFIELD, Ohio -- Ohio State’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team will hold a workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms in Mahoning County. Ashley Kulhanek
07/21/2011 'Power Crops': Learn about Bioenergy Farming at July 28 Field Day in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Giant miscanthus and hybrid willow could soon be growing across southern Ohio and other regions to produce fuel and energy. These are two of the "power crops" Ohio State University experts will be talking about and demonstrating at this year’s Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Day, to be held Thursday, July 28, at the OSU South Centers at Piketon. Mauricio Espinoza
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
05/31/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: All I Got Was a Bellyache (for the Week of May 31, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: What does that mean, "Blech, nurdley"? Kurt Knebusch
05/27/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Polar Bears Threatened? (for the Week of May 25, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: We talked in class about polar bears. They just got listed as "threatened." What's it mean? Kurt Knebusch
07/29/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Giant Tomatoes (for the Week of July 29, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What's the biggest tomato ever? Kurt Knebusch
07/26/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Big Z's (for the Week of July 26, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: What's the biggest zucchini in the world? Kurt Knebusch

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