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08/21/2006 FSR Hot Topics: Cost Containment, Bioproducts, Nanotechnology LONDON, Ohio -- The Department of Energy predicts that almost half of the country's chemical and industrial material demand will be supplied from renewable feedstocks by 2050. Visitors to Ohio State University's Farm Science Review have the opportunity to take a peek into an effort that is putting Ohio on track to becoming a leader in the manufacturing of such bioproducts. Candace Pollock Barry Ward, Denny Hall
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
05/17/2011 Higher Fuel Prices To Impact Some Farmers More Than Others COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This year’s unexpected rise in fuel prices is certain to impact farmers in Ohio and across the nation, but the extent of the impact will vary across agricultural sectors and will depend on other variables such as the weather and the fate of already record-high grain prices. Mauricio Espinoza Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker, Clif Little
07/11/2006 Green Industry Event Showcases Latest in Research and Technology TOLEDO, Ohio -- From good pruning to turf management to digital diagnostics, the latest in green industry technology and research will be highlighted at the 9th annual Northwest Ohio Green Industry Summer Session, being held Aug. 2. Candace Pollock Becky McCann
12/09/2010 More Business Management Workshops Being Offered BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – A two-day intensive management training program for business owners and managers, specifically in the agricultural and horticulture industries, will be offered in December. Candace Pollock Becky McCann
09/14/2010 Interactive Workshops Teach Skills for Successful Business Management COLUMBUS, Ohio – The key to a successful business lies in five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Candace Pollock Becky McCann
07/29/2005 OSU Extension Event to Bring the Green Industry to NW Ohio TOLEDO, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension, along with a fledgling garden and landscape association, are looking to raise awareness of the green industry in northwest Ohio through an afternoon-driven field day. Candace Pollock Becky McCann
01/31/2006 Ohio State University Extension to Host Garden Design Workshop BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Homeowners, landscape specialists, horticulturists, and garden enthusiasts seeking to sharpen their garden designing skills have the opportunity to attend a daylong interactive workshop on basic design. Candace Pollock Becky McCann
05/11/2006 Get a Jump on Insects and Diseases with Diagnostic Workshop TOLEDO, Ohio -- The arrival of spring also marks the arrival of insects and plant diseases, and Ohio State University Extension is helping horticulture professionals prepare with a diagnostic workshop. Candace Pollock Becky McCann
11/09/2010 Interactive Workshops Teach Skills for Successful Business Management BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – A two-day intensive management training program for business owners and managers, specifically in the agricultural and horticulture industries, will be offered in December. Candace Pollock Becky McCann
11/01/2010 Ohio Participates in National Pilot Program to Build Rural Economies NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Ohio is participating in a national pilot program to strengthen rural areas in the hopes of improving economic development and creating new jobs. Candace Pollock Becky Nesbitt
10/15/2010 Chow Line: Pumpkin seeds pack a lot of punch (for 10/24/10) My family loves snacking on pumpkin seeds. I've heard they're quite nutritious -- are they? Martha Filipic Becky Vaschak
09/20/2010 First Grain Bin Rescue Tube for Public Use Donated to Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Rescue tubes are a necessary piece of emergency equipment when rescuing someone in an on-farm grain bin accident. The first grain rescue tube developed for public use 28 years ago will be donated to Farm Science Review during a special ceremony on Sept. 21 during the show. Candace Pollock Bernie Scott
09/20/2010 First Grain Bin Rescue Tube for Public Use Donated to Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Rescue tubes are a necessary piece of emergency equipment when rescuing someone in an on-farm grain bin accident. The first grain rescue tube developed for public use 28 years ago will be donated to Farm Science Review during a special ceremony on Sept. 21 during the show. Candace Pollock Bernie Scott
10/05/2010 WOSU's Ann Fisher to Host Leadership Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the past two decades The Ohio State University Leadership Center has been helping to strengthen leadership skills in the workplace and guide businesses toward more productive outcomes through research-based programs and workshops, practical resources, and self-development tools. Candace Pollock Beth Flynn
02/19/2007 Family Fundamentals: Divorcing parents need to put children's needs first (for Feb. 2007) My son and his wife are getting divorced. What can they do to make things less difficult for their two children? Martha Filipic Beth Gaydos
09/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Know your facts when considering reverse mortgages (for September 2010) My husband and I are in our 70s. We own our home outright and have a lot of equity built up. But because of some rising expenses, we're thinking of getting a reverse mortgage. What are the pros and cons that we should be aware of? Martha Filipic Betsy DeMatteo
09/17/2007 OSU Extension Heifer Program Seeing Success COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Synchronizing artificial breeding of replacement heifers compared to natural breeding stimulates reproduction earlier in the season, resulting in larger calves at market and potentially more profit for a farmer. Candace Pollock Bill Doig
09/17/2007 OSU Extension Livestock Program Adding Value to Industry COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Cattleman's Association have launched a new program that adds value to livestock educational programs and recognizes producers' management and marketing efforts. Candace Pollock Bill Doig
12/08/2006 Improving Heifer Development with New Livestock Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new Ohio State University Extension livestock program is making it possible for Ohio cattle producers to manage their own replacement heifers more efficiently. Candace Pollock Bill Doig
09/07/2010 Control Aquatic Vegetation in Your Pond. Get Tips at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Controlling aquatic vegetation, such as harmful algal blooms, can be the biggest challenge when it comes to managing a pond for fishing, swimming or other recreational use. Candace Pollock Bill Lynch
07/26/2010 Harmful Algal Blooms Impacting Landowner Ponds and Small Lakes COLUMBUS, Ohio – Harmful algal blooms, like those affecting Grand Lake St. Marys, are popping up in ponds and small lakes throughout Ohio, and Ohio State University Extension educators are encouraging landowners to protect their family, pets and livestock. Candace Pollock Bill Lynch
08/17/2009 Coping with Canada Geese? Learn How to Control Populations at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – They are a common sight in urban areas, taking up residence along riverbanks and community ponds, stopping traffic as they waddle across roads, and making a fine mess of well-manicured lawns and golf courses. Canada geese are viewed by many as a nuisance, but several options exist to help control their populations. Learn more at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Bill Lynch, Marne Titchenell
07/17/2002 New 4-H Center Receives $50,000 Pledge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tiney McComb, chairman, president, and CEO of Heartland Bank, feels he has much to give back to the program that significantly impacted his life as a 9-year-old boy growing up on a farm. Karen Daniels Bill McCleery
01/27/2011 Wetlands Park Marks Anniversaries with Feb. 2 Open House COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public is invited to an open house at Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
06/03/2010 Wetlands Director Eyes New Water COLUMBUS, Ohio -- He has the boat and he has the water, but the twain have yet to meet. But Bill Mitsch dreams big. The director of Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Mitsch was delighted last week as students from a civil engineering class presented plans for a boat dock that would connect the wetlands, situated just north of Ohio State's Columbus campus off of Ackerman Road, with the nearby Olentangy River. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
08/02/2005 Federal Funding May Further Wetlands Research COLUMBUS, Ohio – Congress has its eye on Ohio State University's Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP) to continue its research in ecological restoration, as well as to help solve a pollution problem growing in the Gulf of Mexico. Candace Pollock Bill Mitsch
08/25/2008 University Wetland Gets International Eye COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Korean television crew visited Columbus' world-renown wetland Aug. 11-12 to shoot footage for a documentary to air in Korea during the international Ramsar Convention on Wetlands triennial meeting. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
10/03/2006 Ohio State Hort and Crop Welcomes New Chair COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A plant breeder and geneticist of Louisiana’s ‘Beauregard’ sweet potato and Georgia’s Vidalia sweet onion will soon take the helm as the new chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Victor VanBuchem Bill Randle
10/24/2011 Ohio State, Iceland's University and Soil Service Sign Cooperation Agreements COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As part of its drive to forge lasting global partnerships, Ohio State University has signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the University of Iceland and that European island-nation’s Soil Conservation Service with the goal of enhancing educational experiences and advancing critical research dealing with climate change, environmental sustainability and food security. Mauricio Espinoza Bill Ravlin

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