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07/25/2011 "4-H iMove… A Health Revolution" on Dayton's WHIO-TV DAYTON, Ohio -- A half-hour program on how 4-H is helping improve the physical, emotional and social health of young people will air on Dayton's CBS affiliate WHIO-TV (Channel 7) on Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. Martha Filipic Patty House
05/16/2001 "Adopted" Barrels Spruce Up Communities, Fight Hunger MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Union County businesses and organizations wanting to make a difference in their communities are doing so with whiskey barrels. Over 60 barrels, planted with geraniums, swan river daisy, licorice plant and parsley, have been "adopted" for placement throughout Union County towns as part of a beautification project and a campaign to feed the hungry. Candace Pollock Laura McConnell
12/07/2004 "Crop Profit Game" Satellite Series Scheduled COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension is on tap to offer this year's "The Crop Profit Game," a satellite series for Ohio crop producers, agronomy retailers and other agribusiness individuals. Candace Pollock Greg LaBarge
06/06/2002 "Emerging" Problems Plague Corn/Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio - Unfavorable growing conditions throughout parts of Ohio may be creating emergence problems in corn and soybeans. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
07/25/2003 "Feed Me Seymour!" Carnivorous Plants All Bark, No Bite WOOSTER, Ohio — In the dark comedy classic “Little Shop of Horrors,” a giant Venus flytrap seeks a steady diet of humans with the help of its florist owner. Likewise, in the sci-fi movie “The Day of the Triffids,” hapless victims fall prey to walking, carnivorous plants. Candace Pollock Bob McMahon
09/11/2012 "Free part" of Farm Science Review can influence added profits LONDON, Ohio —While admission to Farm Science Review, Sept. 18-20 near London, costs $8 at the gate, visitors can learn some valuable lessons as they walk from the parking lot to the main grounds before they even redeem their ticket. Kyle Sharp Harold Watters
05/01/2001 "Learning Garden" Teaches Landscaping Skills COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anyone seeking basic landscape garden design skills or wanting a new look to an existing layout can get hands-on experience at BioHio 2001. Candace Pollock Michael Knee
04/16/2009 $1 Million Grant Furthering Efforts to Eliminate Food Crisis in Africa COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University is partnering with Virginia Tech to strengthen food security in Africa with a three-year, $1 million initiative to improve productivity, availability and marketing of key staple commodities and cash crops. Candace Pollock Mark Erbaugh
12/09/2010 $1 Million Study Tackles Role of Viruses in Safety of Fresh Produce COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In a new four-year, $1 million study, Ohio State University scientists are leading an effort aimed at reducing the incidence of foodborne illness in fresh produce caused by viruses. Martha Filipic Jianrong Li
01/19/2012 $320,000 Tractor Donated; Another on the Way Agricultural Systems Management program to benefit. Martha Filipic Scott Shearer, Dewey Mann, Tom Stannard
03/04/2011 $5 Million Bioenergy, Bioproducts Project Offers Opportunities for Ohio Teachers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The potential of tomorrow's bioenergy and bioproducts rests in today's classrooms. And Ohio State University is taking part in a multi-state project offering teachers with training and toolkits to prepare students for careers in this growing field. Martha Filipic Denny Hall
06/30/2008 $5 Million Third Frontier Grant to Advance Granule Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The performance of a liquid combined with the convenience of a capsule is the focus of a $5 million three-year Third Frontier Grant exploring advanced granule technologies that address the economic, health and environmental concerns of the turfgrass, horticulture and agricultural industries. Candace Pollock Steve Slack, Denny Hall, Stephen Myers, Debra Crow
08/31/2012 $6M Announced for Reconstruction of Tornado-stricken Building on Ohio State's Wooster Campus WOOSTER, Ohio -- The state of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management has allocated $6 million in emergency funds to assist with the reconstruction of a building at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), which was severely damaged as a result of a Sept. 16, 2010, tornado that struck the Wooster campus. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
10/05/2012 'An Ohio State Story': Lab Idea Yields 60 Local Jobs, New Green Industry MANSFIELD, Ohio -- An industry need. A waste product. An idea by an Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center scientist. Mix them together. What do you get? A new company. Sixty new Ohio jobs. And a new green industry. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Jeff Schultheis
01/25/2011 'Corn University' to Examine Possibility of 300 Bushel Corn ADA, Ohio -- In 1992, Ohio's corn crop achieved a record yield of 143 bushels per acre. Since then, genetic improvements have led to even higher yields, with the state's 2010 crop averaging a very respectable 163 bushels per acre. Now, the buzz across the nation's Corn Belt is that a remarkable 300 bushels per acre is possible by the year 2030.  Martha Filipic Peter Thomison
01/26/2011 'Environmental Stewardship and You': OSU Professor, Author to Speak This Friday (1/28) Kurt Knebusch Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
03/28/2011 'Food, Faith and a Sustainable Future': Talk This Wednesday (3/30) at OSU COLUMBUS, Ohio -- “Food, Faith and a Sustainable Future: Eco-Judaism from the Ground Up,” the first in the three-part "Abrahamic Faiths and the Environment" forum series co-sponsored by OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources, takes place this Wednesday. Kurt Knebusch Greg Hitzhusen
04/18/2003 'Golden Rice' Creator Ingo Potrykus to Speak at OARDC May 2 WOOSTER, Ohio -- World-renowned scientist Ingo Potrykus, who helped invent beta carotene-enriched "golden rice," is visiting the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) Wooster campus to speak about biotechnology and world food security, May 2 from 3-4 p.m. in the center's Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
03/21/2012 'Green Is for Life!' Ohio State Campus in Wooster to Host Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio — “Green is for life!” says the tagline for Ohio State’s fifth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, set for April 17 — during Earth Week — at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Gwen Covert
08/14/2009 'In Over Your Head' Bulletin Offers Strategies for Financial Crisis COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Although there are some signs that the economy may be headed toward recovery, you may still be feeling a pinch when it comes to money management. Martha Filipic Christine Olinsky
04/21/2011 'Just What I Needed': Extension Nurtures Entrepreneurs in University District COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On the west side of Ohio State University is Upper Arlington. Median household income: $87,557. Median home value: $316,768. Residents living below poverty: 4.8 percent. It's what you might expect in a neighborhood adjacent to a world-class research and teaching institution. Martha Filipic Susan Colbert, Jean Brookbank
12/15/2014 'Make Tasks Easier': Arthritis Screenings, Universal Design Exhibit at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- In conjunction with the longstanding Universal Design exhibit at the Farm Science Review, arthritis screenings will again be offered for farmers on the first two days of the annual farm show. Martha Filipic Meg Teaford, Pat Holmes
07/16/2002 'More Beef for Less Money' Highlight of Field Day COSHOCTON, Ohio — Beef cattle farmers know all too well that winter feeding takes a big bite out of the ruminants’ maintenance budget. The good news is that alternative feeding methods can reduce the total cost of raising cows without affecting productivity. Mauricio Espinoza Steven Loerch
11/02/2010 'OARDC Is Key to Country's Future': USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan WOOSTER, Ohio — After touring the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) — which is recovering from a Sept. 16 tornado that destroyed buildings, greenhouses, equipment and invaluable research — U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan said it’s time “to heal” and to move forward with projects that are crucial to agriculture and the country’s future development. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
07/29/2010 'Operation: Military Kids' Brings Kids, Parents to Campus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "It makes them feel special for a day." That's the power behind Operation: Military Kids "Hero Camps," day-long outings for children in military families, said Jennifer Douthwaite of West Liberty, at a July 27 camp at Ohio State University. Martha Filipic Mark Wilson
02/23/2012 'Operation: Military Kids' Program Has New Leader in Northwest Ohio BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Northwest Ohio has always been a hub of activity for Ohio's "Operation: Military Kids" program since it started in 2005, particularly in the summertime during overnight OMK camps on Kelleys Island.  Martha Filipic Steve Arnold, Brett zumFelde
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
07/18/2003 'Proud Past, Proud Future': OARDC Dedicates Historical Marker WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) celebrated its past and looked to the future as it dedicated an Ohio Historical Marker July 18 during the BioHio open house in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
09/20/2012 'Research Powerhouses' Join Forces in New Multistate Venture FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Faculty from Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University gathered earlier this month in a new effort to strengthen both research and Extension outreach in food safety issues.  Martha Filipic John Baker, Jeff LeJeune, Karen Plaut
03/07/2008 'Sustainability, Resilience, Adaptation': Students in New Ohio State Course to Plan Future of NE Ohio Family Farm WOOSTER, Ohio — Students will help chart the future of the nearly 200-year-old Mellinger Farm near Wooster in a new course at Ohio State. Kurt Knebusch Casey Hoy