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03/05/2012 Workshop to Address Legal Risks for Livestock and Dairy Producers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers who raise livestock and dairy can learn more about legal risks and what they can do to reduce their risks in a workshop hosted by Ohio State University Extension and the National Agricultural Law Center. Peggy Hall
09/17/2010 Storm Damage to OARDC Still Being Assessed; Already Looking 'To the Future, to Recovery' WOOSTER, Ohio -- Authorities gathered at Ohio State University's campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center on Friday to assess the damage done by a suspected tornado that ripped through the campus Thursday evening. NULL Mauricio Espinoza
04/30/2009 Resources for 2009 H1N1 Information It can be hard to sort through all the information about the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak, also called the "swine flu." Here are some reliable resources from Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and other university, state and national organizations that may help answer your questions. NULL
05/07/2010 Board of Trustees’ Ag Committee Visits OARDC Campus The Ohio State University Board of Trustees' Agricultural Affairs Committee met in Wooster late last month (4/26). Committee members had a chance to learn about a variety of research programs and activities going on at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and at the Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI). NULL
09/02/2010 Sen. Brown, USDA Official Scuse Visit OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, visited the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) on Wednesday (9/1). NULL
03/02/2011 See Our New Website, extension.osu.edu/news-releases Please see our new web news release web site at http://extension.osu.edu/news-releases. NULL
09/29/2011 Farmland Policy Innovation Center Announces Community-Based Agricultural Economic Development Grants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Six projects have been awarded grants through the Farmland Protection Partnership Program sponsored to support community-based agricultural economic development planning projects in Ohio. Nick Benson Jill Clark
04/26/2012 Students Invited to Help Feed the World WOOSTER, Ohio -- High school and college students interested in discovering how they can make a career out of helping feed the world's growing population are invited to an open house at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) on Wednesday, June 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monica Lewandowski
02/23/2012 Ohio State Offers New Master in Plant Health Management Degree COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In response to the growing demand for professionals with expertise and training to address emerging trends and issues in plant health, Ohio State is offering a new Professional Master in Plant Health Management graduate degree. Monica Lewandowski Anne Dorrance, Joe Kovach
08/11/2003 New Weed Hurts Ohio Soybeans and Veggies WOOSTER, Ohio-Vegetable gardens and soybean fields have been weeded out and targeted by an unfamiliar invasive plant and Ohio State University crop scientists are concerned. Melissa Karcher Joel Felix
12/08/2003 Spruce Up Your Home with Holly-day Sprigs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Each year, Connie Lybarger, 67, of Delaware, Ohio, prunes boughs from her backyard holly. And while she could keep the evergreen sprigs to herself, Lybarger opts to share with her friends. Melissa Brewer Gary Anderson
09/09/2011 Top 10 Things to See at This Year's Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Farmers will dream big at this year's Farm Science Review, which promises to offer visitors a number of new technologies and advantages to improve on-farm profits.  Melanie Wilt
08/29/2011 Agriculture Event Will Help Farmers Brush Up on Financial Know-How COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Experts predict strong demand for crops will continue to warrant record-high prices over the next decade and increased net returns in the livestock industry. And, consumers' continued demand for agricultural products, despite the country's economic state, has proven agriculture as more financially stable than other sectors of the U.S. economy. Melanie Wilt Chuck Gamble
07/28/2011 Farm Science Review Wheat Harvest Yields Well Despite Weather Extremes LONDON, Ohio – Despite the extremes of a dry wheat planting season last fall and the wettest spring in a century, the Ohio State University Farm Science Review wheat harvest yielded successful results and a farm average of 85 bushels per acre, which was common this year in west central Ohio.  Melanie Wilt Chuck Gamble
07/05/2011 Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22, is 'Where Farmers Go to Dream' LONDON, Ohio -- The 49th annual Farm Science Review will be held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio September 20-22, and farmers can expect to see field demonstrations despite the heaviest rains in the state in more than a century. Melanie Wilt Chuck Gamble
09/22/2011 Food Dialogues Reach Farm Science Review Attendees via Satellite and Twitter Thought leaders in food and agriculture production and policy, wildlife, animal care and the environment came together via satellite and Twitter (#foodd) with farmers and consumers to discuss concerns about water and land availability, energy costs, food prices and transparency. Melanie Wilt
08/16/2011 UPDATED: Three Honored for Long-Time Dedication and Commitment to Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – The Farm Science Review Hall of Fame will welcome its 22nd class of inductees at the Vice President’s Luncheon on Sept. 20. Donna Brown, David Petritz and Jack Sommers have been selected for induction because of their contributions to the success of the Farm Science Review. The Farm Science Review takes place Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Melanie Wilt Chuck Gamble
05/27/2011 Cut Flower Growers to Meet in Wooster Aug. 8 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers will hold its 2011 Midwest Regional Meeting at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Aug. 8. Megan Shoenfelt Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers
02/23/2012 Ohio State Anaerobic Digestion Technology Now Being Commercialized WOOSTER, Ohio -- Technology developed by an Ohio State University researcher is now being commercialized by quasar energy group to increase the types of waste that can be converted to biogas for energy and fuel uses. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Caroline Henry
08/10/2009 Minnesotans Learn about Value of Trees, Invasive Insects from OSU Extension Team WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio State University Extension Nursery, Landscape and Turf Team's (ENLTT) recent educational road trip to Minnesota is an excellent example of what universities, communities and industry — not to mention states — stand to gain when they collaborate and share resources. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield
06/14/2011 Better Hay, Increased Grazing: Learn How at Pasture Field Day June 25 in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Cool, rainy weather this spring has negatively impacted hay fields and pastures in Ohio and nearby states, preventing new seedings of alfalfa and orchardgrass and leading to a possible reduction in pasture yield and quality in the summer. Mauricio Espinoza
11/30/2011 OARDC's Yebo Li Receives University Innovator Award WOOSTER, Ohio -- Yebo Li, a biosystems engineer with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, has received Ohio State University's 2011 Early Career Innovator of the Year Award for his work on the development and commercialization of bio-based energy and industrial products. Mauricio Espinoza
06/19/2003 Highly Toxic Poison Hemlock a Threat in Newly Urbanized Areas CINCINNATI, Ohio -- If Socrates were alive, the first thing he would tell you is "Stay away from poison hemlock!" The toxic weed, reputedly used to execute the famous Greek philosopher in 329 B.C., has become common in Ohio during the past decade, posing a health risk to suburban dwellers, hikers, farmers and anyone who might come into close contact with it. Mauricio Espinoza Joe Boggs
09/21/2012 Crop Insurance, Risk Management to Shape Next Farm Bill: Ohio State Ag Economists LONDON, Ohio -- The soaring cost of crop insurance and the move away from direct payments to farmers in favor of risk-management measures will shape the future of the Farm Bill, according to Ohio State University agricultural economists who shared their perspectives with farmers and other attendees Sept. 18 on the inaugural day of the 50th Farm Science Review in London, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
04/07/2011 Agriculture and Plastics Sectors Join to Develop Ohio Bio-composites Industry WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is helping a Columbus, Ohio, company use plant-derived fibers to create a new generation of composite materials for cars, homes and other uses -- generating new jobs in the state. Mauricio Espinoza Prabhat Krishnaswamy
10/02/2012 Media Advisory: Tomorrow: Ohio State President Gee to Visit Mansfield Bio-foam Company Commercializing University Technology WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and elected officials tomorrow (10/3) will tour a Mansfield company that manufactures an innovative source of renewable polyurethane foam, based on patented technology by the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).   Mauricio Espinoza
05/16/2012 Boosting Dairy Cattle Fertility: New Technologies, Outreach Go Hand in Hand COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Increasing the reproductive efficiency of dairy cows has always been a challenge for this industry. Ohio State University specialists are working to reverse this trend through the development of new reproduction techniques and training that emphasizes proper management. Mauricio Espinoza Gustavo Schuenemann, Mike Day
01/19/2011 Ohio State Researchers Conduct First Genetic Study of Bedbugs, Find Possible Pesticide-Resistance Genes WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University entomologists have conducted the first genetic study of bedbugs, paving the road to the identification of potential genes associated with pesticide resistance and possible new control methods for the troublesome insect, whose sudden resurgence in the United States has led to a public health scare. Mauricio Espinoza Omprakash Mittapalli
05/12/2011 Green by Nature: Algae Research May Lead to New Alternative Fuel Industry in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- Visit Yebo Li’s Ohio State University lab anytime this spring and you will find an array of glass tubes filled with a light-green substance, endlessly bubbling inside a growth chamber. It’s algae. And perhaps the beginning of a new renewable fuel industry in Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Drew Spradling
02/11/2011 OARDC’s BioHio Research Park Attracts Companies, Creates Jobs in Growing Green Economy WOOSTER, Ohio -- At a time when the Buckeye state is trying to dig out of the recession and re-engineer its economy to boost job creation, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is collaborating with forward-thinking industry to do just that. Mauricio Espinoza Mel Kurtz, Rod Crider

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