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01/27/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Manure, Write On! (for the Week of Jan. 27, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: I bet you didn't know this. I bet you didn't know that you can turn manure into paper. Kurt Knebusch
03/15/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Anti-skunk-spray Reek-remover! (for the Week of March 25, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: So tomato juice doesn't get rid of skunk stink. What does? My dog really smells! Kurt Knebusch
01/29/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: People Behind Climate Change? (for the Week of Feb. 4, 2007) Dear Twig: What's causing global climate change? Some people say it's people. Some people say that's bunk. Kurt Knebusch
05/07/2010 Board of Trustees’ Ag Committee Visits OARDC Campus The Ohio State University Board of Trustees' Agricultural Affairs Committee met in Wooster late last month (4/26). Committee members had a chance to learn about a variety of research programs and activities going on at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI). NULL
06/07/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Carnivorous Chipmunks? (for the Week of June 7, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Do chipmunks eat meat Kurt Knebusch
09/14/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: OARDC to Dedicate First-in-Ohio Ag Safety Lab Sept. 16 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil this Friday, Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building for the study of infectious diseases of plants and animals that threaten Ohio’s $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza
02/24/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: E-cars Cleaner, Cheaper? (for the Week of Feb. 24, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What about the electricity you need to charge an electric car? Doesn't that make pollution and cost money, too? Kurt Knebusch
05/08/2012 Webinar to Introduce Climate Change Communication Strategies COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will host a webinar on climate change May 9, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The webinar, “Framing Climate Change: Recent Research Trends on Communication Strategies & Public Opinion,” will also feature a discussion by Erik Nisbet, assistant professor of communication and political science at Ohio State. Jill Jentes Banicki
03/09/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kinda Clammy! (for the Week of March 9, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: How many kinds of clams are there? Kurt Knebusch
06/06/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of June 6 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of June 6. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
06/06/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Biosafety Lab to Be Named after U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula Friday, June 8, in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research Facility (PAAR) will be named after longtime U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (Ohio's 16th District), at a ceremony this Friday, June 8, at 3:30 p.m. Regula has been a strong supporter of the facility. He retired from Congress in 2009. Mauricio Espinoza
06/01/2011 Media Advisory: Unique Highway Tree Planting Project Kicks Off Tomorrow (6/2) in Gahanna COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Reporters are invited tomorrow (6/2) at 10 a.m. to the kickoff of “Greening the Highways” -- a binational project that seeks to increase the survival rate and environmental benefits of trees planted in urban areas in Ontario, Canada, and Ohio. The project's first tree planting in Ohio will take place in Gahanna, at the intersection of I-270 South and Hamilton Road.
10/13/2011 OSU Extension Offers Income Tax Schools COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will offer eight OSU Income Tax Schools across Ohio from Nov. 9 through Dec. 10. These two-day schools are designed for those who have some experience preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for individuals and small businesses. Instruction will focus on federal tax law changes and on the issues that tax preparers may encounter in 2011 returns. The schools also will include an Ohio income tax update.  David Marrison
11/11/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Smelt It (for the Week of Nov. 11, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Guess what my uncle eats. Smelt! Kurt Knebusch
10/09/2012 OSU South Centers to Host Pumpkin Field Night OSU South Centers to Host Pumpkin Field Night Julie Moose
04/02/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Do Skunks Spray Other Skunks? (for the Week of April 8, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: So ... do skunks ever spray each other? Kurt Knebusch
09/02/2010 Sen. Brown, USDA Official Scuse Visit OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, visited the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) on Wednesday (9/1). NULL
03/14/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Barrel o' Rain, Barrel o' Fun (for the Week of March 16, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What's a rain barrel? What's it for? Kurt Knebusch
09/15/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Tree They Make Pencils Out Of (for the Week of Sept. 14, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What kind of wood do they make wood pencils out of? Kurt Knebusch
11/14/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oo! Blue Turkeys! (for the Week of Nov. 18, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Are there really blue turkeys? Kurt Knebusch
04/10/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dandy, Yes, But Not Before Bed (for the Week of April 15, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why are dandelions called dandelions? Kurt Knebusch
02/15/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Stuck (or Not) on Porcupines (for the Week of Feb. 18, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why don't porcupines stick to things? All those pointy quills and all ... Kurt Knebusch
07/01/2011 Down-Under Digestive Microbes Could Help Lower Methane Gas From Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal’s methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study.
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
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
09/06/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oak from Acorn? A-OK! (for the Week of Sept. 6, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Can I grow an oak tree from an acorn? Kurt Knebusch
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.
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
08/05/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: What Katy Did (for the Week of Aug. 5, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: How do katydids make that sound? Kurt Knebusch
08/12/2011 Corn, Soybeans: Attend SW Ohio Field Day For Expert Advice Aug. 16 in Washington Court House WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio -- The Southwest Ohio Corn Growers and the Fayette County Agronomy Committee will hold their annual field day and test plot demonstrations on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fayette County Demonstration Farm just north of Washington Court House. Mauricio Espinoza

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