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04/10/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dandy, Yes, But Not Before Bed (for the Week of April 15, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why are dandelions called dandelions? Kurt Knebusch
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
09/15/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Tree They Make Pencils Out Of (for the Week of Sept. 14, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What kind of wood do they make wood pencils out of? Kurt Knebusch
10/19/2011 A Growing Industry: Be Part of It at Renewable Energy Workshop Nov. 10 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Companies, farmers, and university and private researchers will converge in Wooster on Thursday, Nov. 10, to show the growth of Ohio’s renewable energy and products sector and explore new opportunities within this promising green industry. And they want you to be a part of it. Mauricio Espinoza
11/14/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oo! Blue Turkeys! (for the Week of Nov. 18, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Are there really blue turkeys? 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
07/10/2012 Ohio State’s Annual Manure Science Review Is Aug. 9 in NW Ohio: Learn How to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff, More GROVER HILL, Ohio -- Reducing phosphorus runoff, a concern related to protecting water quality and preventing harmful algae blooms, will be just one of the topics when Ohio State presents Manure Science Review 2012 on Aug. 9 in northwest Ohio. Mary Wicks
02/22/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Cool Cold Kiwis (for the Week of Feb. 22, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: OK, here's your kiwifruit. So how can I grow my own kiwifruit? Kurt Knebusch
04/29/2011 Chancellor Petro at OARDC Conference: 'You Are the Heart of Ohio's Economic Growth Prospects' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Speaking at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) annual conference yesterday (4/28) on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro said agriculture -- and the science that supports it -- are “the heart of Ohio’s economic growth prospects.” Mauricio Espinoza
04/15/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Energy Vampire! Boo! (for the Week of April 22, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: My brother said there are energy vampires. True? Kurt Knebusch
06/21/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Part of the Pig (for the Week of June 21, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: OK, I'm curious. What's the part of the pig that pulled pork actually comes from? Kurt Knebusch
03/15/2012 Cleaner, Safer Produce? Program for Farmers is April 14 CANFIELD, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in Mahoning County on April 14. Ashley Kulhanek
09/06/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oak from Acorn? A-OK! (for the Week of Sept. 6, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Can I grow an oak tree from an acorn? Kurt Knebusch
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).
08/05/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: What Katy Did (for the Week of Aug. 5, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: How do katydids make that sound? 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
01/11/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: The Eagle Has Landed ... on a Monkey (for the Week of Jan. 11, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Is there really something called a monkey-eating eagle? Kurt Knebusch
03/22/2011 Animals from Cleveland, Akron Zoos at Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio – Both the Akron Zoo and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will bring animals to OSU’s Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair. Their focus: Teaching people about conserving wildlife. Laura Chapin
02/16/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Ode to the Otolith (with Drums and Grunts) (for the Week of Feb. 25, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: My sister and my friend and I found "lucky stones" on a beach at Lake Erie. My aunt said they came from the ears of a fish. True? 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
03/01/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Backyard Fruits That You Can Grow (for the Week of March 1, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: OK, here's another kiwifruit. So what did you mean, "more cool backyard fruits" last week? Kurt Knebusch
06/28/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Lucky Stones, Lucky Fish, Lucky Finder (for the Week of June 28, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: My sister and my friend and I found lucky stones on a beach at Lake Erie. My aunt said they came from the ears of a fish. True? Kurt Knebusch
09/29/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Run, Hamster, Run (for the Week of Oct. 5, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: My pet hamster runs in her wheel all the time. OK, not all the time, but a lot. At least at night. How far do you think she runs? Kurt Knebusch
11/16/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Yellow Belly? Real, Funny (for the Week of Nov. 25, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: "Yellow-bellied sapsucker." Is that a real bird? Kurt Knebusch
05/08/2012 Coming June 2 in Canton: Food Safety Practices for Fruit, Vegetable Growers CANTON, Ohio -- Stark Parks will host a program on food safety practices for fruit and vegetable growers from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 2 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. Ashley Kulhanek
08/09/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Why Katy Doesn't (for the Week of Aug. 12, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: I know how katydids make that sound. What does it mean when they do it then stop? Kurt Knebusch
10/14/2011 Have Questions on Exotic Tree Pests? OSU Extension Offers Free Program for Woodland Owners and Homeowners on Oct. 27 in Bryan (NW Ohio) BRYAN, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension experts will offer landowners and homeowners an update on two of the most dangerous and talked-about invasive insect pests lurking in Ohio’s forests and landscapes: emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Mauricio Espinoza
01/18/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: See Cow? No, Sea Cow (for the Week of Jan. 18, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: What's a sea cow? Kurt Knebusch
11/16/2011 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 16 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Nov. 16. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
07/06/2012 Insect Night Walk is July 21 in Secrest Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio — Come experience the nightlife that most never see at Secrest Arboretum’s annual Insect Night Walk. Denise Ellsworth

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