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04/01/2011 'The Well-Placed Human': Talk on Religion, Environment Is Tuesday (4/5) COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Rev. Ken Wilson, senior pastor of the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor (Mich.), will present “The Well-Placed and Well-Connected Human: Creation Care in God’s Garden" this Tuesday (4/5) in Columbus -- part two in a three-part series co-sponsored by OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources. Kurt Knebusch Greg Hitzhusen
05/25/2011 'Whiz Bang Science Show' Explores Tornadoes WOOSTER, Ohio -- Learn about tornadoes in a place that was recently hit by one. Secrest Arboretum’s June 9 “Whiz Bang Science Show” looks at twisters: how they start, how to detect them, the damage they do and more. Kurt Knebusch Dave Lohnes
06/08/2010 'Whiz Bang Science Show' Is Thursday (6/10) in Secrest Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio — Secrest Arboretum’s first “Whiz Bang Science Show” of the year blasts off on Thursday, 7 p.m. The popular program, presented by OARDC's “Dr. Dave” Lohnes, is free for kids of all ages and their families. Kurt Knebusch Dave Lohnes
05/03/2007 'Win-Win-Win': Ohio State's Junior Golf Program Scores an Eagle COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twelve-year-old Khoi Tran never played golf before last summer, when he joined the Morty's Kids program operated by the Morton Foundation. Who knows? He might be the next Tiger Woods. Martha Filipic Mary Rose Molinaro
08/09/2011 100 Lbs. of Potatoes From 4 Sq. Ft.? Learn How in Columbus Aug. 14 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On Sunday, Aug. 14, the Franklin County Master Gardener Vegetable Outreach, Education and Research Project will host its last gardening program of the season from noon-1 p.m. in Columbus. Siera Marth Annette Swanberg
10/03/2012 100 Students at 4-H Center Oct. 10 for National Eco-Bot Challenge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Using inch-long "Eco-Bots" made from the head of a toothbrush, a small vibrating motor and a watch battery, thousands of youths around the nation will devise ways to clean up a simulated toxic spill on Oct. 10 in the "Eco-Bot Challenge." Martha Filipic Bob Horton, Sally McClaskey
08/11/2011 100-Bushel Soybeans Possible, Farmers Should Master Basics First URBANA, Ohio -- With continuing improvements in plant genetics, biotechnology and farm management, producing high-yielding soybeans is more attainable than ever, according to one Ohio State University Extension expert. Andy Vance Harold Watters
02/10/2011 2 Small Farm Conferences Set for March COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers who want new ways to grow, sell and stay in business can find them at two coming events: the “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Conference March 11-12 in Wilmington and the “Living Your Small Farm Dream” Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference March 26 in Massillon. Kurt Knebusch Mike Hogan
02/11/2011 2 Ways to Learn About Composting Dead Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio – What do you do with a dead cow the size of a Smart Car? A dead pig as big as a washing machine? Find out March 7, 8. Kurt Knebusch Chris Bruynis, Howard Siegrist
08/22/2002 2002 Wheat Performance Trials Released WOOSTER, Ohio - When selecting wheat varieties for next season, growers should stick to such characteristics as yield, test weight, lodging potential and disease resistance, and not worry about what the weather might have in store for their crop. Candace Pollock Pat Lipps
10/22/2007 2008 Ohio Wheat Crop Anticipated to Top One Million Acres COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Wheat planting in Ohio is anticipated to hit a million acres or more this year, thanks to historically high futures market prices and continued production efforts to keep wheat in the crop rotation. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein
08/03/2012 2012 Farm Science Review Media Credential Request This year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review celebrates its 50th year and includes lots of newsworthy events, exhibits and presentations.  Mark your calendars for Sept. 18-20, and be sure to join us at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Tracy Turner Tracy Turner
04/18/2012 2012 Ohio Field Crop Enterprise Budgets Can Help Farmers Streamline Farming Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio – Plant crops or raise livestock? If planting, should you go with corn, soybeans, wheat or maybe hay? Tracy Turner Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker
02/18/2009 300-Bushel Corn? Learn More at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference ADA, Ohio -- What does it take to produce 300-bushel corn? Cooperative Extension corn specialists throughout the Midwest will offer insight into the production and genetics of creating high corn yields during the Ohio State University Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference. Candace Pollock Peter Thomison, Randall Reeder
10/13/2011 4-H CARTEENS Programs Get Driving Simulators HAMILTON, Ohio -- Distracted driving can be deadly, particularly to teens. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than older drivers to crash.  Martha Filipic James L. Jordan
08/25/2004 4-H Founder Park, Statue Dedicated SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- A.B. Graham would have been proud. Martha Filipic Mike Haubner
06/13/2006 4-H Holds Ohio's First Multiple-Handicapped Camp JACKSON, Ohio -- For hundreds of children across Ohio, 4-H camps are an escape from thoughts of school and household chores -- a time to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends while learning life skills in a fun-filled environment. Being a typical kid is what it's all about and it was no different for a group of special needs youths who recently participated in the first Ohio multiple-handicapped 4-H camp at Canter's Cave in Jackson County. Candace Pollock Connie Goble
09/26/2012 4-H Mentoring Projects 'Making a Huge Difference' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sometimes kids have trouble learning from their mistakes. And sometimes, all it takes is a caring adult teaming up with those kids -- perhaps on a project that captures their interest -- that can make all the difference. Martha Filipic Jim Jordan, Carolyn Belczyk, Mark Light, Minnie Taylor, Janice Hanna
11/24/2010 4-H Program Explores What Goes Into the Sweets We Find So Sweet COLUMBUS, Ohio – You love chocolate. Now find out what goes into it for it to taste so good. Candace Pollock Sally McClasky
08/15/2012 4-H'er to Expand International Experience with Yearlong Internship in Japan Martha Filipic Erin Hope, Mary Lynn Thalheimer, Laryssa Hook
08/11/2004 4-H, Military Join Forces to Support Kids DAYTON, Ohio -- "I'm from Florida, but I live in Kentucky," said 12-year-old Jasmine Mills, whose father is in the U.S. Army. Martha Filipic Theresa Ferrari
08/15/2006 44th FSR Dedicated to Molly Caren LONDON, Ohio -- This year's 44th annual Farm Science Review will be dedicated to the late Molly Brown Caren Fisher, who donated her family's 1812 Madison County farm to Ohio State University -- land which is now the Molly Caren Agricultural Center and site of the Review. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble
05/10/2011 600+ Students Descend on Campus Friday for Scarlet and Gray Ag Day COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On Friday, May 13, hundreds of Columbus-area elementary school students will flood the campus of Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for the Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day.  Hannah Thompson Leslie Risch
10/04/2002 89 Honored at OARDC Employee Appreciation Night Oct. 3 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) honored 89 faculty and staff members during its annual Employee Appreciation Night Oct. 3 in the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
11/12/2004 A Bumper Crop and No Place to Put It COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. growers may be enjoying a bumper crop of corn this growing season, but are facing two consequences as a result: low prices and no storage room. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
07/10/2002 A Clean Greenhouse Means Healthier Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio - The cleaner the greenhouse, the fewer the problems with insects and plant diseases. Candace Pollock Steve Nameth
03/22/2011 A Dose of Safflower Oil Each Day Might Help Keep Heart Disease at Bay COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A daily dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, for 16 weeks can improve such health measures as good cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and inflammation in obese postmenopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.  Emily Caldwell Martha Belury
03/24/2003 A Formula For Higher Pest Resistance in Ornamental Trees WOOSTER, Ohio — Stronger cultivars. Less fertilizers. Less pesticides. These are the three ingredients in a formula developed by Ohio State University researcher Dan Herms to promote higher pest resistance in popular ornamental trees and shrubs. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
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
08/12/2003 A Gloomy Soybean Crop Looming for Some Growers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Soybean growers are batting a thousand this year and some already have three strikes against them. Candace Pollock Jim Beuerlein