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02/23/2012 Ohio Farm to School Offers Free Online Presentation for Producers Mary Griffith
02/29/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Expert Available to Speak on Obama’s Administration Decision Announced Today To Buy More Bio-based Products COLUMBUS, Ohio — The announcement today from the Obama Administration on its plans to increase purchasing by the federal government of bio-based products could mean a significant financial boost for Ohio, which ranks No. 1 in terms of polymer employment, has a major bio-based product industry and is a strong agricultural producer, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Dennis Hall
03/16/2011 Artisan Cheese Making Workshop in Ashtabula County in April JEFFERSON, Ohio -- Enhance your dairy operation with a farmstead cheese business with the aid of an Ohio State University Extension workshop, "Hands-On Basic Cheese Making -- Enhancing Dairy Profitability with Cheese."  This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27-29, 2011, at the Grindstone Creek Lodge at 4-H Camp Whitewood in Windsor, Ohio. David L. Marrison
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.
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.
06/01/2011 Fish Farming Focus of June 25 Field Day PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio State University's South Centers at Piketon, located off State Route 32 in Pike County, may not look like the ideal place for yellow perch, lake sturgeon, largemouth bass and blue gill. But it's full of surprises. The facility boasts the only aquaculture genetics lab in the Midwest and is the cornerstone of research and education for Ohio's $6 million aquaculture industry.   Julie Moose
01/03/2011 Get the Latest on Forage Management at Heart of America Grazing Conference LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Livestock producers looking for the latest information on forages, grazing techniques and pasture management have the opportunity to attend the Heart of America Grazing Conference this month.  Jeff McCutcheon
08/29/2012 Fruit, Vegetable Safety Program Set for Sept. 24 in Chillicothe CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will take place in Chillicothe. Good Agricultural Practices are the focus. Ashley Kulhanek
12/09/2011 Healthy Baby, Healthy Me
04/02/2007 Farm Safety Round-Ups Celebrate 10 Years COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Every year across the nation, more than 100 children die and more than 24,000 youth experience serious injury associated with agricultural activities. For the last 10 years, Ohio State University Extension has worked to reduce those numbers with Farm Safety Round-Ups, in which more than 12,000 youths have participated so far. Amy Beaudreault Dee Jepsen
03/11/2010 Ohio Company Shows 'Concrete' Support of 4-H ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- There's concrete support for Ohio State University Extension's 4-H program in southeastern Ohio -- at least that's the message when residents see a newly painted Smith Concrete truck traveling through the area. Amy Grove Vicki Schwartz
07/23/2012 President Gee Expresses Support for Ohio Farmers Concern about the drought currently gripping Ohio was apparent at Ohio State’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center, home of the annual Farm Science Review. Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee expressed his concern and support for Ohio farmers as he visited the farm today as part of the university’s annual Roads Scholars tour for new faculty. Amy Murray
09/27/2011 Late-planted Corn Could Lead to Additional Drying Costs at Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a season marked by significant precipitation prior to planting and recent rains leading into harvest, farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt might expect corn coming out of the field at a higher moisture content than usual. Higher moisture corn could lead to higher energy costs for farmers this fall, according to Ohio State University Extension Production Business Management Leader Barry Ward. Andy Vance Barry Ward
09/27/2011 Agricultural Exports Add Significant Value to Ohio Farmers’ Revenue COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amid a visit to Ohio by a Taiwan soybean and corn delegation to sign letters of intent to purchase corn and soybeans, Ohio State University agricultural economist Ian Sheldon said the export of agricultural products adds significantly to farm revenues. Andy Vance Ian Sheldon
07/19/2011 Late planting means weed control is both easier, more challenging Ohio crop growers faced numerous challenges planting corn and soybeans this spring, and with the crop progressing through mid-July, they now face an interesting weed control scenario, as well. Andy Vance Mark Loux
12/01/2011 Genetic Improvement Propels Corn Yield Past Weather Woes COLUMBUS, Ohio – Weather conditions at planting and harvest worked to stymie farmers in 2011. Despite frustrating meteorological developments, Ohio State University experts say continuous improvements in corn genetics and traits allowed producers to record impressive yields this year. Andy Vance Peter Thomison, Matt Sullivan
07/19/2011 Hot, dry season putting damper on corn yield potential Late-planted Ohio corn may show signs of heat stress and reduced yield potential as extremely hot, dry days plague the state this week, said Ohio State Extension corn scientist Peter Thomison. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
12/01/2011 Corn Harvest Winding Down, Yields Better Than Expected COLUMBUS, Ohio – As farmers near completion of the 2011 harvest, Ohio State University corn extension specialist Peter Thomison said that despite major weather challenges at planting and harvest, yields were largely better than expected across much of Ohio. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
08/22/2011 Creating Accessible Agriculture at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio -- The “AgrAbility” Bus will increase accessibility to events at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Review staff and Ohio AgrAbility partnered with the Madison County Ride program to provide a handicapped-accessible bus to meet the needs of individuals with a disability attending Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Kent McGuire
12/01/2011 Nutrient Management Key Theme of Ohio No-Till Conference CELINA, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Ohio No-Till Council will discuss the critical importance of managing phosphorous and other nutrients through conservation tillage practices at the annual Ohio No-Till Conference, Dec. 6, 2011 in Plain City. Andy Vance Jim Hoorman
08/23/2011 Late Planted Soybeans Mean Aphids in August WOOSTER, Ohio – Because farmers across the Corn Belt planted crops later than normal this season, scouting for soybean aphids might seem later than normal, according to one Ohio State University Extension entomologist. Even so, the aphids’ appearance is right on schedule, agronomically speaking. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
09/08/2011 Trade Expecting Lower Corn Production In September Crop Report COLUMBUS, Ohio – Commodity market analysts expect lower U.S. corn and soybean production estimates in next week’s crop production report from the Department of Agriculture, and one Ohio State University agricultural economist says that could lead to marketing opportunities for farmers. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
10/20/2011 Cutworm Numbers Increasing, Not Yet Presenting Problems in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio – The number of adult moths of the western bean cutworm trapped by Ohio State University Extension professionals increased for the fifth straight year, but fortunately, larval infestations have yet to present an economic impact on Ohio farms. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
09/08/2011 ‘Question the Authorities’ on Ag Economy, Markets and Policy at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics will present a series of updates on the agricultural economy, commodity markets and policy issues at the 2011 Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London. Andy Vance Stan Ernst
09/29/2011 Fall Herbicide Application Later Than Normal Following Late Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fall herbicide applications are still a good idea this year, despite a later-than-normal harvest, according to Ohio State University Extension weed specialist Mark Loux. Andy Vance Mark Loux
09/29/2011 Ag, Rural Issues Central to New Ohio State Center for Subsurface Energy COLUMBUS, Ohio – Natural gas production from shale deposits could significantly change the rural economic landscape in states like Ohio, and will be a key focus of Ohio State University’s new Subsurface Energy Resource Center, according to the Center’s co-director, agricultural economist Douglas Southgate. Andy Vance Douglas Southgate
10/19/2011 Proposed Regulations Could Mean Big Changes For Farm Youth Labor COLUMBUS, Ohio – An update of federal labor regulations governing youth employment could mean significant changes in the types of work young people can do on the farm, according to the leader of Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health program. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
11/17/2011 Kudzu Presents Problems, Not Yet Running Rampant in the North WOOSTER, Ohio – An invasive species synonymous with the South has taken root in the Eastern Corn Belt, but according to Ohio State University Extension field crop pathologist Anne Dorrance, it doesn’t yet present quite the headaches for farmers above the Mason-Dixon Line as it has below. Andy Vance Anne Dorrance
11/17/2011 Following Harvest, Farmers Have Plenty of Work Ahead URBANA, Ohio – As farmers wrap up harvesting corn and soybeans across the Eastern Corn Belt, the work is just getting started on many farms, with fertilizer, herbicide and tillage applications planned in the waning weeks of productivity for 2011. Andy Vance Harold Watters
11/17/2011 Post-USDA Reports, Market Focus Likely Shifts to 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a November U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report described as “pretty boring,” Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said the grain markets are largely watching other markets and awaiting thoughts of buying acres for 2012 production. Andy Vance Matt Roberts

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