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02/14/2002 Beef Cattle Shortcourse to Address Marketing, Management Issues BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Staying abreast of cattle industry issues, from marketing opportunities to current feeding and management practices, is a key for producers to remain competitive and improve profitability. Candace Pollock Steve Boyles
07/17/2006 Ag Agent Conference Showcases the Success of Extension CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The 91st annual National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference, being held July 23-27 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is simply more than just a conference for professional development. The event celebrates the organization that has been serving U.S. citizens for nearly a century: the Cooperative Extension System. Candace Pollock Steve Baertsche
03/26/2008 OSU Extension Assistant Director Says Farewell, But Not Before Touting Organization's Successes COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Teamwork, collaboration and specialization are what define Ohio State University Extension, aspects of the organization that outgoing OSU Extension assistant director Steve Baertsche attributes to its success and sees as keys to shaping its future. Candace Pollock Steve Baertsche
02/23/2012 'Operation: Military Kids' Program Has New Leader in Northwest Ohio BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Northwest Ohio has always been a hub of activity for Ohio's "Operation: Military Kids" program since it started in 2005, particularly in the summertime during overnight OMK camps on Kelleys Island.  Martha Filipic Steve Arnold, Brett zumFelde
06/21/2011 Bioproducts Center Links Ag and Polymers to Drive Innovation, Job Creation COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In only six years, the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center has facilitated the creation of new companies, partnerships, products and jobs -- helping Ohio become a national leader in the promising field of bio-based specialty chemicals, polymers and advanced materials. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Myers
04/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Parents: Strengthen family by changing your focus (for April 2010) Our son has never been a great student, but the stakes are higher now that he's in high school, and we can't get him to understand that. Nothing we've tried has worked -- he just doesn't care about getting good grades. What can we do? Martha Filipic Stephen Gavazzi
07/12/2012 Producers Still Need to Watch for Heat Stress Signs in Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Ohio’s heat wave with multiple 100 degree days has subsided, producers still need to watch for potential heat stress symptoms in their livestock as the animals are still dealing with hot and humid temperature swings and drought conditions, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said.   Tracy Turner Stephen Boyles, John Grimes
06/17/2011 Wheat Gone Bad? Here's How to Use It as Alternative Animal Feed COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As some farmers face the probability of low-quality wheat this growing season -- in some cases below quality standards for milling -- they may need to look for alternative markets for their crop. One option is to use it as animal feed, but several factors need to be considered before incorporating this wheat into livestock diets. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Boyles
09/23/2010 Chow Line: Make better choices for healthier chili (for 10/3/10) I love to make chili in the fall. Is it very nutritious? Martha Filipic Stephanie Hillman
08/29/2012 Ongoing Drought Means Livestock Producers Need to Be Creative to Manage Feed Rations LANCASTER, Ohio – As the worst drought on record in Ohio has caused many livestock producers to have to choose between culling their herds or forking over significantly more money to feed their cattle, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said that producers may want to consider “outside-the-box” ideas to try to minimize the negative economic impact from the continued extreme weather. Tracy Turner Stan Smith, John Grimes
02/01/2008 OSU Extension Programs Target Livestock Forage Management COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Last year's forage shortages, coupled with low inventories and continued elevated feed grain prices, are changing the way Ohio livestock producers manage production. Ohio State University Extension is offering several programs in February and March that address economic and management changes that producers may be facing. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
06/16/2010 Keep Livestock Away from Poison Hemlock COLUMBUS, Ohio—The carrot family, which boasts a variety of familiar edibles such as parsley, celery, carrots, anise, fennel and cilantro, also contains a highly poisonous plant that many people confuse for its nontoxic counterparts. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
05/23/2012 Warm Winter, Early Spring Increase Livestock Risk from Noxious Weed LANCASTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter and early spring Ohio experienced this year mean that cressleaf groundsel is on the rise earlier than normal and causing potential problems for livestock producers, said an Ohio State University Extension beef cattle expert. The weed is now listed on Ohio’s Noxious Weed list because of the poisonous characteristics it poses to some animals Tracy Turner Stan Smith
11/30/2012 OSU Extension: Ohio Oats Expected to Produce Excellent Yields and Good Supplement for Low Forage Supplies Thanks to Drought LANCASTER, Ohio – Ohio growers this year have planted more oats after wheat and into early harvested corn silage fields. And thanks to late-season rains, the crop is expected to produce “excellent yields,” which is a boost to producers suffering through low forage supplies after drought, an Ohio State University Extension beef cattle expert said. Tracy Turner Stan Smith
01/05/2005 Beef Symposium Targets Marketing Tools LANCASTER, Ohio — Raising beef cattle not only requires the skills to produce a high-quality product, but also the knowledge to develop and implement a plan to bring that product to market. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
10/22/2007 Extension Beef Team Resources Available to Producers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With hay yields lower than expected and pasture damaged from drought, it could be next spring before producers have adequate forage supplies for their livestock. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
06/02/2005 Learn to Identify Soybean Rust at Extension Field Day AMANDA, Ohio — Soybean rust looks so similar to Septoria brown spot (another soybean disease) in its early stages that it's not hard for growers to confuse the two. But an Ohio State University Extension field day will be held to help growers make the distinction. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
03/09/2005 Dial Away for the Latest on Soybean Rust LANCASTER, Ohio — Ohio growers can now get the latest on soybean rust — its detection, management and prevention— with the quick touch of a phone button. Candace Pollock Stan Smith
03/21/2011 OSU, Columbus Zoo Team Up for Class: 'I Hope They See That Passion' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Students in OSU’s recent Zoo Science and Management class never met Lulu the gorilla. Never worked with her. But cared when she got sick. And felt people’s hurt when she died. Kurt Knebusch Stan Gehrt, Danielle Ross
09/26/2012 Urban Coyotes Never Stray: New Study Finds 100 Percent Monogamy COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Coyotes living in cities don’t ever stray from their mates, and stay with each other till death do them part, according to a new study. Stan Gehrt, Cecilia Hennessy
02/24/2011 UPDATE: Grain Market Lecture Series Breaks Down Commodity Reports 3/11/11 UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the March webinar has been shifted a day later to March 16 at 9 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. Questions may be directed to Stan Ernst, 614-292-6421 or ernst.1@osu.edu.   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Agricultural economists at Ohio State University are holding a series of free, monthly online workshops that will cover grain forecasts, policy, futures markets, supply and demand, and long-term analysis. Audrie Koester Stan Ernst
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
04/04/2011 Conference on State Budget Impacts April 21; Register by April 15 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the ongoing debate about Ohio’s economy intensifies during the legislature's budgeting process, Ohio State University is hosting a conference focusing on the budget's impact on local government.  Martha Filipic Stan Ernst
03/11/2011 UPDATE: Grain Market Lecture Series Breaks Down Commodity Reports 3/11/11 UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the March webinar has been shifted a day later to March 16 at 9 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. Questions may be directed to Stan Ernst, 614-292-6421 or ernst.1@osu.edu.   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Agricultural economists at Ohio State University are holding a series of free, monthly online workshops that will cover grain forecasts, policy, futures markets, supply and demand, and long-term analysis. Audrie Koester Stan Ernst
08/03/2004 Farm Science Review Full of Answers LONDON, Ohio -- Got questions about agricultural economic, business or policy issues? Ask them at Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
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
02/18/2009 OSU Extension to Host Farm Bill Meetings COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While the U.S. Department of Agriculture is putting the final touches on the 2008 Farm Bill, farmers are making production decisions related to the Farm Bill that could have significant economic impacts. Ohio State University Extension is hosting a series of meetings throughout Ohio in March to aid farmers and landowners in the decision-making process. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
11/17/2008 Ohio State Policy & Outlook Meetings Focus on Farm and Food Economies COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The state of the farm and food economies will be examined this winter during Ohio State University Extension's Policy & Outlook meetings. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
09/09/2010 Get the Latest on Current Ag Economic Topics, Trends and Hot Issues at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – A set of agricultural economics seminars on current topics, trends and hot issues will be a new feature offered at this year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
10/26/2007 Economics, Policy and Markets Focus of Agricultural Outlook and Policy Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Farm Bill, grain and biofuel markets, agricultural law and farm input costs are just some of the topics being covered during this year's Ohio State University Agricultural Outlook and Policy Program. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst

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