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01/05/2011 OSU Extension/OSIA to Hold Sheep and Goat Programs This Winter COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association will offer nine district sheep and goat programs throughout Ohio this winter, as well as a Sheep and Goat Production School in Athens. Roger High
02/15/2011 Singh to Present Harris Award Seminar COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A University of California, Davis, professor, known for his research to improve food processing, will accept Ohio State University's 2010 Harris Award for Excellence in Food Science and Technology on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Kelly Elisar
03/15/2012 MacArthur Foundation Awards Ohio State $427,000 Grant to Analyze the Use of Reverse Mortgages and Its Impact on Older Adults COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A research team led by Stephanie Moulton, an assistant professor at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, was awarded one of five competitive grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for research to explore the relationships between housing and social and economic outcomes for families and communities.
04/13/2012 Join OSU Extension's 'Live Healthy, Live Well' Email Challenge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If you want to get fit this spring and are interested in living a healthier lifestyle -- and you have an email address -- Ohio State University Extension has a free educational program just for you. Cindy Shuster
04/29/2011 OARDC Recognizes Composting, Bioproducts, Bioenergy Leader COLUMBUS, Ohio — OSU scientist Harold Keener, an expert on the engineering of composting systems, biomass energy systems and plant-based bioproducts, yesterday was named winner of OARDC's 2011 Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award.
08/17/2012 New Spray Technologies, Disease Trials: See Them at Ohio State's Pumpkin Field Day Sept. 5 in South Charleston SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- There's a lot in store for pumpkin growers at this year's Pumpkin Field Day, to be held Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Ohio State University's Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston. Jim Jasinski
04/06/2011 Grewal Receives University Distinction WOOSTER, Ohio -- Parwinder Grewal, professor of entomology, was honored April 5 with The Ohio S Parwinder Grewal
04/07/2011 Ag Opportunities Conference April 16 in Marietta; Register by April 13 Farmers will learn to grow new crops, new ideas for the farm Eric Barrett
08/16/2012 Ohio State Names New VP for Agricultural Administration COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University today named alumnus Bruce McPheron vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Jim Lynch, Suzanne Steel
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
09/08/2011 ‘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
09/12/2011 USDA Secretary Vilsack: 'Agriculture is Cool Again' COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s number one industry and economic driver is again attracting the attention of young, talented people interested in a career in food and resource production and related sciences, according to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Andy Vance Tom Vilsack, Bobby Moser
10/17/2011 Corn, Soybean Input Costs Expected to Climb 10-20% in 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Led by increases in fertilizer and seed, farmers can expect to spend as much as 20 percent more to produce corn and soybeans in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to Ohio State University Extension experts. Andy Vance Dee Jepsen
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
11/17/2011 Ohio State’s Hall to Lead American Agricultural Law Association COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) elected Peggy Kirk Hall of The Ohio State University as its next president during the organization’s annual conference in late October. Hall is the director of Ohio State’s Agricultural and Resource Law Program. Andy Vance Peggy Kirk Hall
09/13/2011 On-farm Storage Generally Pays, Caution Recommended This Year COLUMBUS, Ohio – The old saying regarding on-farm grain storage goes something like this: “bins pay dividends.” This year, however, may be the one year in many that bucks conventional wisdom, according to one Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
09/13/2011 Market Focus Returns to Weather, Broader Economy Following USDA Reports COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, commodity traders and market analysts will largely turn their focus back toward Mother Nature in the final weeks of the growing season following a September crop production report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that yielded few surprises, according to Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist Matt Roberts. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
08/03/2011 ECO Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century CELINA, Ohio -- Everyone has an opinion about conventional tillage versus no-till. Ohio State University Extension, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Ohio No-Till Council have developed a third tillage system for farmers to consider. ECO Farming is a new concept and way of farming in the 21st century. Andy Vance Jim Hoorman
10/14/2011 October Crop Reports Provide Few Surprises COLUMBUS, Ohio – The October crop production and supply and demand reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture yielded surprisingly few surprises for the grain markets, according to Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
07/08/2011 Late-planted Soybeans Slightly More Susceptible to Insect Feeding Issues WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the significance of Ohio's wet spring fresh in farmers' minds, an Ohio State University expert recommends extra vigilance when scouting fields for soybean pests this summer. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
09/01/2011 Impact of Natural Gas Production on Rural Ohio Discussed at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Natural gas production from shale has potential for significant impacts on rural Ohio. Experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and OSU Extension will discuss opportunities and challenges for rural economies in developing this natural resource at the Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 near London. Andy Vance Stan Ernst
10/14/2011 DOT Clarification Means No Changes in Farm CDL Requirements COLUMBUS, Ohio – When it comes to the need for farmers to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to haul farm products or inputs, no news is good news, according to the Agricultural & Resource Law Program at The Ohio State University. Andy Vance Peggy Kirk Hall
11/09/2011 Poor Forage Quality Requires Solid Nutrition Management This Winter ATHENS, Ohio – Concerned with forage quality, particularly over late-made first cutting hay, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said farmers need to diligently manage livestock nutrition needs this fall and winter. Andy Vance Rory Lewandowski

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