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09/07/2010 OSU Analysis: State's Green Energy Efforts Unlikely to Create Large Numbers of New Jobs COLUMBUS, Ohio – Like many states, Ohio is banking on green energy technology to put residents back to work. Yet, a new Ohio State University analysis examining the economic development impacts of green policies suggests that the state's current efforts are unlikely to generate large numbers of new jobs. Candace Pollock Amanda Weinstein, Mark Partridge
01/18/2011 Researchers: Ohio in Prime Position to Fill Green Energy Gaps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio should look to its roots in manufacturing -- and its expertise in developing new technologies -- to spur the state's job growth in the green economy, according to a new Ohio State University policy brief. Martha Filipic Amanda Weinstein, Mark Partridge
08/18/2009 Ohio State Scientist to Speak at Midwest Birding Symposium COLUMBUS, Ohio OSU wildlife ecologist Amanda Rodewald will present “Singing the Blues: The Challenge of Conserving the Cerulean Warbler at the 2009 Midwest Birding Symposium, Sept. 17-20 in Lakeside, Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Amanda Rodewald
09/02/2009 Farm Science Review a Learning Opportunity for Students LONDON, Ohio – Teachers looking to educate their students on the importance of agriculture to Ohio's economy have the opportunity to take a field trip to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Amanda Meddles
01/21/2010 Receive Certified Livestock Manager Training at CTC ADA, Ohio – Livestock producers interested in obtaining a manure management license or who want to learn more about best manure management practices have the opportunity to gain the training they need at Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Amanda Meddles
11/22/2002 Management Tips Highlight Dairy Conference COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio dairy producers looking to get the scoop on herd management, farm finances and government programs, as well as information on nearly 20 other dairy topics, can attend the Ohio Dairy Management Conference in December. Candace Pollock Amanda Hargett
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
01/13/2012 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
01/27/2012 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
10/29/2010 Chow Line: Potatoes: You say waxy, I say mealy (11/7/20) What kinds of potatoes are best for boiling, mashing, frying and baking? Martha Filipic Allison Weis
01/14/2011 OSU-Wooster Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair Set for April 19 WOOSTER, Ohio — OSU’s fourth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair is set for April 19 at OARDC. It’s a free public program centered on the environment and how people can improve it.  Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
03/07/2011 Old Computer? Worn Tennis Shoes? Free Recycling at OSU Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio – OSU's 2011 Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair will again have an extensive recycling station. Old cell phones, computers, even tennis shoes are some of the stuff you can drop off free. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
04/22/2011 Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair Student Winners Announced WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair has announced the winners of its creative arts, informational poster and environmental essay student competitions. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
02/08/2011 OSU President Gee to Keynote Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio -- OSU President E. Gordon Gee will be the keynote speaker at the university’s fourth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair April 19 at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
04/25/2011 Black River Team Wins OSU Green Fair Solar Boat Contest The Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair has announced the winners of its solar-powered boat races. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
01/18/2011 Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair Seeks Sponsors; Feb. 15 Deadline WOOSTER, Ohio — Sponsor opportunities are available for OSU's fourth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, set for April 19 at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
03/22/2011 Music, More at OSU Green Fair April 19 WOOSTER, Ohio -- Madison Hill, home of OARDC in Wooster, will be alive with the sound of music during OSU’s Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair April 19.  Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
01/10/2011 Three Years Later, 'Green' 4-H Center Going Strong COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center opened in January 2008, it was the first building on the Ohio State University campus to be built according to LEED certification standards, designating it as a "green" building.  Martha Filipic Allen Auck, Aparna Dial, Patrick J. Smith
03/09/2011 Media Advisory: Saturday's Ohio 4-H Gathering to be Biggest Ever COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More than 1,700 Ohio 4-H members and volunteers are expected to flock to Columbus on Saturday, March 12, for the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference and the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference. Martha Filipic Allen Auck
08/27/2007 Rain Gardens Beautify, While Protecting the Environment LONDON, Ohio -- Gardens do more than beautify an area, instill a love for plants, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. They can also be a source of environmental conservation. Candace Pollock Alicia Fager
06/12/2001 OSU Researcher Giving Turkeys a Stronger Leg to Stand On COLUMBUS, Ohio - A model developed to measure bone strength in poultry may help farmers choose breeds that meet market demand for meaty birds while eradicating bone deformities associated with rapid weight gain. Candace Pollock Alfred Soboyejo
03/17/2010 Live Grain Rescue Demo a Highlight of Ohio Safety Congress and Expo COLUMBUS, Ohio – Safety and rescue training for one of the most dangerous on-farm activities will be a highlight at the Ohio Safety Congress and Expo, March 30-April 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Candace Pollock Aletha Reshan, Dee Jepsen
02/28/2011 Online Flood Resources Available to Ohioans Ohioans affected by flooding can find useful information at these websites. Suzanne Steel Aletha Reshan
06/07/2011 Ohio's Tornado Season Peaking Now COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's annual tornado season might have begun in April, but if history is any guide, June is the month to be on guard. Martha Filipic Aletha Reshan
12/15/2011 Ohio State Research Shows Dollar Value of Urban Trees, Benefits NE Ohio City WOOSTER, Ohio -- Urban trees provide vital environmental services that can be measured in terms of dollars, helping communities know their real value and make informed decisions. For the northeast Ohio city of Wooster, that value is $270,153 per year. Mauricio Espinoza Alejandro Chiriboga, Daryl Decker
11/29/2007 New Trick in Measuring Carbon Shows Conservation Tillage Value CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Carbon sequestration -- storing soil carbon using conservation tillage practices -- is a slow process that can take years to show results. But there is a way to measure soil carbon value more quickly. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier, Rafiq Islam, Randall Reeder
05/29/2008 Improve Soil Quality with New OSU Extension Tool COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Healthy soils means healthy plants, and a new Ohio State University Extension educational tool is now available to aid users in improving soil quality to boost crop performance. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier, Rafiq Islam
10/12/2010 SARE Grant Applications Now Being Accepted COLUMBUS, Ohio – The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is now accepting grant applications from farmers and ranchers interested in promoting sustainability on their farms. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier, Mike Hogan
05/23/2012 OSU Sustainable Ag Tour offers up-close look at alternative production systems COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team will host four tours this summer on urban agriculture, agritourism, farming research and farmers markets, as part of the 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.  Tracy Turner Alan Sundermeier
08/04/2004 Cover Crop Options Increase for Growers VAN WERT, Ohio — Oilseed radish, a type of mustard plant originally developed for oil production, is finding another use in Ohio as a cover crop. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier

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