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08/05/2011 Imprelis, Much More: Attend Ohio Turfgrass Research Field Day Aug. 10 in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 2011 Ohio Turfgrass Research Field Day will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation's (OTF) Research and Education Facility in Columbus. Siera Marth
05/23/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Native Bee Team (for the Week of May 27, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Are there other bees besides honeybees and bumblebees? Kurt Knebusch
05/20/2011 Media Advisory: U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur Joins OSU Extension Tomorrow (5/21) in Toledo to Kick Off EAB Awareness Week TOLEDO, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur will join OSU Extension educators and officials from various agencies to help kick off Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week tomorrow (5/21) at Pearson Metropark, just east of Toledo.
08/13/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Don't Waste That Food Waste, or When Good Things Happen to Bad Doodles (for the Week of Aug. 17, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: OK, so what's a better thing to do with food waste — be it old fish tacos, be it stale Cheez Doodles, be it bags of muffin stumps — than bury it in a landfill? Kurt Knebusch
07/19/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Paddy the Beaver Gets a Clonking (for the Week of July 19, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Do the trees beavers cut down ever fall on and squish the beavers? Kurt Knebusch
01/19/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Hey, Bu'b! Save Dough! Cut Gas! (for the Week of Jan. 21, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What's with the curlicue light bulbs? Kurt Knebusch
01/27/2012 Farmers, Food Industry: Brix Workshops Set for Feb. 9 (Wooster) and Feb. 18 (Granville) WOOSTER, Ohio -- How much sugar is in your vegetables? How sweet might they taste? What factors influence sugar levels in vegetables? Are you interested in learning how to measure sugar levels using Brix values? The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will be offering two workshops on these topics, Feb. 9 in Wooster and Feb. 18 in Granville. Mauricio Espinoza
09/19/2011 Media Advisory: Ohio Governor John Kasich to Attend Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Ohio Governor John Kasich will attend Ohio State University's Farm Science Review (FSR), Sept. 20, for the Vice President's Luncheon. Andy Vance
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
01/09/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Polar Bear Question (for the Week of Jan. 6, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: The polar bears, remember? If the Arctic ice cap melts and shrinks, what will that do to them? Kurt Knebusch
06/14/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Pull of the Pork (for the Week of June 14, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Why do they call it pulled pork? Kurt Knebusch
08/21/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Purple Box, Detector Gadget (for the Week of Aug. 24, 2008) Dear Twig: There's a funny purple box in a tree by the road near my house. I live in northern Ohio. I saw one in Pennsylvania, too. What are they? Kurt Knebusch
11/16/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Turkey, Meet Godzilla (for the Week of Nov. 16, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: Who would win a fight between Godzilla and a turkey? A really big turkey. As big as Godzilla. Kurt Knebusch
01/24/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Blargh of the Albatross (for the Week of Jan. 28, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: This one time, at science camp, an albatross (albatross!) threw up on my aunt. Kurt Knebusch
04/20/2012 Scarlet and Gray Ag Day Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to Inspire Hunger Heroes COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, an educational awareness day for central Ohio elementary students hosted by Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is teaming up with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to help hungry families and inspire future hunger heroes. During the April 27 event, nearly 650 visiting fourth- and fifth-grade students will be packaging food to make “Kid-Packs,” which will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank for distribution. Caroline Weihl
10/19/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Turkey Beard? Weird! (for the Week of Oct. 19, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: Did you know that turkeys have beards? Kurt Knebusch
01/27/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 28 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 28. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
03/28/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Chucks with Gnarly Choppers! (for the Week of March 30, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: Woodchucks? Needing braces? Of what might you be talking, Twiggis? Kurt Knebusch
12/18/2012 Fruit and Vegetable Safety: Good Agricultural Practices Training Set for Jan. 24 in Central Ohio MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Union County office of Ohio State University Extension, 18000 State Route 4, Suite E, in Marysville. Ashley Kulhanek
05/24/2011 Media Advisory: Tree Inventory in Fairborn Tomorrow (5/25) Highlights Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week FAIRBORN, Ohio -- Researchers and volunteers with Ohio State University Extension and officials with the city of Fairborn will conduct a tree inventory tomorrow (5/25) at the Community Park, in an effort to highlight the multiple environmental and economic benefits of trees as part of Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week (May 22-28).
11/09/2011 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 9 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Nov. 9. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
01/16/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Who Else Needs the Arctic? (for the Week of Jan. 13, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What about other Arctic animals? If the ice cap melts, what will it mean to them? Kurt Knebusch
02/02/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: How to Stop Another Katrina (for the Week of Feb. 11, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Can what happened to New Orleans, the damage from Hurricane Katrina, happen again? If it can, what can we do to stop it? Kurt Knebusch
10/26/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Can You See? (for the Week of Oct. 26, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What are those green things? Under that tree? They're all kind of big, round and wrinkly. Kurt Knebusch
12/18/2012 Ohio Maple Days Set for Jan. 24-26 WOOSTER, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 24 in Morrow County, Jan. 25 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 26 in Geauga County. Gary Graham
09/19/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dude, What's with the (Recycled) Pencils? (for the Week of Sept. 21, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: I know something else they make pencils out of. It isn't plastic, either. It's paper! Kurt Knebusch
11/06/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 7 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Nov. 7. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
11/23/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oh, Deer, Where's the Velvet? (for the Week of Nov. 23, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: The stuff that a deer rubs off of its antlers — the "velvet." What happens to it? My dad and I saw a rubbed tree but no velvet. Kurt Knebusch
06/24/2011 Three-Day West Ohio Grazing School To Be Held in July in Sidney: Register by July 8 SIDNEY, Ohio -- A three-day, intensive-grazing educational program designed for livestock producers in both Ohio and Indiana is scheduled for July 14, 21 and 23 at the Shelby County office of Ohio State University Extension in Sidney, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
08/02/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Raccoon Latrines and Why to Avoid Them in Case You Don't Do It and Aren't a Raccoon (for the Week of Aug. 2, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: What's a raccoon latrine? Kurt Knebusch

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