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07/19/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Paddy the Beaver Gets a Clonking (for the Week of July 19, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Do the trees beavers cut down ever fall on and squish the beavers? Kurt Knebusch
07/28/2011 A Gardener's Delight: Gateway Garden Jubilee is Aug. 6 in Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Saturday, Aug. 6 promises to be an information-packed, fun-filled day for gardening enthusiasts of all ages. Ohio State University Extension and the Master Gardeners of Clark County will hold their annual Gateway Garden Jubilee, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Springfield. Siera Marth
01/09/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Polar Bear Question (for the Week of Jan. 6, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: The polar bears, remember? If the Arctic ice cap melts and shrinks, what will that do to them? Kurt Knebusch
11/16/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Turkey, Meet Godzilla (for the Week of Nov. 16, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: Who would win a fight between Godzilla and a turkey? A really big turkey. As big as Godzilla. Kurt Knebusch
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
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
09/19/2011 Media Advisory: Ohio Governor John Kasich to Attend Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Ohio Governor John Kasich will attend Ohio State University's Farm Science Review (FSR), Sept. 20, for the Vice President's Luncheon. Andy Vance
01/24/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Blargh of the Albatross (for the Week of Jan. 28, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: This one time, at science camp, an albatross (albatross!) threw up on my aunt. Kurt Knebusch
06/14/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Pull of the Pork (for the Week of June 14, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Why do they call it pulled pork? Kurt Knebusch
03/28/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chucks with Gnarly Choppers! (for the Week of March 30, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: Woodchucks? Needing braces? Of what might you be talking, Twiggis? Kurt Knebusch
12/18/2012 Fruit and Vegetable Safety: Good Agricultural Practices Training Set for Jan. 24 in Central Ohio MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Union County office of Ohio State University Extension, 18000 State Route 4, Suite E, in Marysville. Ashley Kulhanek
04/20/2011 Secrest Arboretum Plant, Art Sale is May 7 WOOSTER, Ohio – Secrest Arboretum’s 18th annual Plant Discovery Day takes place May 7 at OARDC.
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
08/09/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Hawk Makes a Splash (for the Week of Aug. 9, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: I saw a big hawk in my grandmother's bird bath. Kurt Knebusch
05/24/2011 Media Advisory: Tree Inventory in Fairborn Tomorrow (5/25) Highlights Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week FAIRBORN, Ohio -- Researchers and volunteers with Ohio State University Extension and officials with the city of Fairborn will conduct a tree inventory tomorrow (5/25) at the Community Park, in an effort to highlight the multiple environmental and economic benefits of trees as part of Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week (May 22-28).
01/16/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Who Else Needs the Arctic? (for the Week of Jan. 13, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What about other Arctic animals? If the ice cap melts, what will it mean to them? Kurt Knebusch
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
03/15/2012 Cleaner, Safer Produce? Program for Farmers is April 14 CANFIELD, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in Mahoning County on April 14. Ashley Kulhanek
10/19/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Turkey Beard? Weird! (for the Week of Oct. 19, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: Did you know that turkeys have beards? Kurt Knebusch
12/18/2012 Ohio Maple Days Set for Jan. 24-26 WOOSTER, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 24 in Morrow County, Jan. 25 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 26 in Geauga County. Gary Graham
11/23/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oh, Deer, Where's the Velvet? (for the Week of Nov. 23, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: The stuff that a deer rubs off of its antlers — the "velvet." What happens to it? My dad and I saw a rubbed tree but no velvet. Kurt Knebusch
11/06/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 7 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Nov. 7. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
08/16/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: All the Colors of the Tomatobow! (for the Week of Aug. 16, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: How many colors of tomatoes are there? Kurt Knebusch
05/08/2012 Coming June 2 in Canton: Food Safety Practices for Fruit, Vegetable Growers CANTON, Ohio -- Stark Parks will host a program on food safety practices for fruit and vegetable growers from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 2 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. Ashley Kulhanek
02/02/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: How to Stop Another Katrina (for the Week of Feb. 11, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Can what happened to New Orleans, the damage from Hurricane Katrina, happen again? If it can, what can we do to stop it? Kurt Knebusch
06/24/2011 Three-Day West Ohio Grazing School To Be Held in July in Sidney: Register by July 8 SIDNEY, Ohio -- A three-day, intensive-grazing educational program designed for livestock producers in both Ohio and Indiana is scheduled for July 14, 21 and 23 at the Shelby County office of Ohio State University Extension in Sidney, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
08/02/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Raccoon Latrines and Why to Avoid Them in Case You Don't Do It and Aren't a Raccoon (for the Week of Aug. 2, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: What's a raccoon latrine? Kurt Knebusch
10/26/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Can You See? (for the Week of Oct. 26, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What are those green things? Under that tree? They're all kind of big, round and wrinkly. Kurt Knebusch
08/10/2011 Pumpkins Already? Field Day Features New Varieties, Disease Management Updates SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Pumpkin season arrives early in South Charleston courtesy of Ohio State University’s annual Pumpkin Field Day, which this year will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Western Agricultural Research Station. Siera Marth
06/13/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Gift of Pbbbbbt! (for the Week of June 17, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What does it mean to give someone a raspberry? Kurt Knebusch

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