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07/19/2012 Careers in Welding Featured at State Fair Beginning July 31 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beyond the midway thrills and the ever-present butter sculpture, this year's Ohio State Fair will have a new attraction -- one designed to have a more lasting impression. Martha Filipic Monica Pfarr, Randall Reeder, Jane Wright
07/19/2012 OSU Extension Offers Resources and Information to Manage Drought as Conditions Intensify Statewide COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the drought of 2012 continues to intensify statewide, Ohio State University Extension experts have developed two websites dedicated to helping farmers, producers and consumers find ways to deal with the dry conditions and extreme heat.  Tracy Turner Harold Watters, Don Breece, Jeff Rogers
07/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Resources can help measure financial fitness (July 2012) We have little debt, but we also have trouble putting money into savings on a regular basis. I feel pretty comfortable with our family finances, but how can I tell if we’re really doing OK? Martha Filipic Kathy Michelich
07/18/2012 OSU Extension Empowers Ohio's Families, Consumers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Organizations across Ohio that work with Ohio State University Extension indicate a strong need for Extension materials about health, family relations and personal finance. Martha Filipic Liz Smith
07/17/2012 Ohio State to Hold Field Crops Day July 26 CUSTAR, Ohio – Soybeans will be the focus of Ohio State University's Field Crops Day on July 26 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Northwestern Agricultural Research Station. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Matt Davis
07/17/2012 Aug. 8 Sprayer Workshop to Showcase Latest Application Equipment and Techniques WAUSEON, Ohio – Growers and other applicators can get an updated look at the most efficient and effective application equipment and techniques available in agriculture during an upcoming workshop offered by the Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
07/13/2012 Chow Line: New to canning? Do your homework (7/13/12) Since I retired and I have more time on my hands, I’d like to try home canning. Where should I start? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
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
07/12/2012 Drip Irrigation Workshop Offers Farmers Options to Increase Profits PIKETON, Ohio – Specialty fruit and vegetable crop producers looking to gain a better understanding of how drip irrigation can boost on-farm profits have the opportunity to attend an Ohio State University Extension drip irrigation workshop on July 19. Julie Moose, Tracy Turner Julie Moose
07/12/2012 Picnic Safety: Ohio Foodborne Illness Outbreak Prompts Advice WOOSTER, Ohio -- Picnics are a staple of summertime, but they provide many opportunities for pathogens to undermine the fun. That's apparent after 10 people were hospitalized and dozens more became ill after a July 3 company picnic in southwest Ohio.  Martha Filipic Jeff LeJeune, Linnete Goard
07/11/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of July 12 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of July 12. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
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
07/10/2012 Biotechnology Brings Summer Science Fun to Adventure Central DAYTON, Ohio -- In the lazy, hazy days of summer, the last thing on most urban teens' minds is science and biotechnology. But that's not the case for the teenagers who are teaching biotechnology to 100 day-camp participants at Adventure Central in Dayton.  Martha Filipic Nate Arnett
07/10/2012 Ohio State Offers New Major in Sustainability COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beginning this fall, undergraduate students at Ohio State University with an interest in sustainability can put their passion into practice by choosing a new sustainability major.  Martha Filipic Tim Haab, Ron Hendrick
07/10/2012 Corn Farmers 'Keeping Their Fingers Crossed' COLUMBUS, Ohio –Recent rains in some parts of Ohio may not be enough to stem the damage from high temperatures and drought conditions during corn pollination, according to an Ohio State University Extension specialist.  Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
07/10/2012 OSU Extension to Hold Agronomy Field Day July 18 SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio – Corn, soybean and wheat growers can learn some of the latest techniques in farming including weed management, variable emergence and seedling germination, July 18 during the Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomy Field Day at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Western Agricultural Research Station. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Joe Davlin, Harold Watters
07/10/2012 Composting Industry Tour Set for Aug. 23 in NW Ohio: How to Handle 1,300 Tons of Leaves, 35 Million Pounds of Food Scraps, More BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Two innovative, large-scale composting facilities in northwest Ohio will be the focus when Composting in Ohio 2012: A Tour of the Industry takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23. Mary Wicks
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
07/06/2012 Chow Line: Now is a great time to try fresh herbs (7/6/12) Last week, I used fresh dill weed in a recipe for the first time and was surprised how mild it was -- very different from from the dried dill I normally use. I want to try using more fresh herbs. Any ideas on where I should start? Martha Filipic
07/05/2012 OSU Extension to Hold Weed Science Field Day July 11 SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio – Weed control will be the focus of the Ohio State University Extension’s Weed Science Field Day on July 11 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Western Agricultural Research Station. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Mark Loux
07/05/2012 Alfalfa Can Weather Drought, but Growers May Find Lower Production as Extreme Weather Lingers WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio growers may find that although alfalfa can weather the current extreme heat and drought conditions from a quality standpoint, there will be less alfalfa overall because of the lack of moisture the region continues to experience, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
07/05/2012 OSU Extension Offers Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Course CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Livestock producers looking to learn ways to deal with livestock mortality can earn livestock mortality composting certification in a course offered by an Ohio State University Extension educator. Tracy Turner Chris Bruynis
07/02/2012 Secretary of Agriculture: Ohio State's Ag Research Plays 'Essential Role' in Health Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The story of American agriculture is much broader than the crops grown in farm fields, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Martha Filipic, Tracy Turner Steven Schwartz
07/02/2012 Power Outage? Pitch Food if Uncertain About Safety COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Anyone experiencing long-term power outages should throw out any refrigerated or frozen foods if they're not certain of their safety, said an Ohio State University Extension food safety field specialist. Martha Filipic Linnette Goard, Julie Kennel
06/29/2012 Ohio Sheep Day Day July 14 VAN WERT, Ohio -- Buckeye Acres Farm will host the 2012 Ohio Sheep Day, which offers visitors the opportunity to see a successful sheep farming operation and receive ideas about nutrition, management systems and other areas of sheep production. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Roger A. High
06/29/2012 Agritourism Workshop Promotes Preparedness, Emergency Management PIKETON, Ohio – Farmers, producers, business owners and anyone who operates farm markets, pick-your-own operations, wineries, farmers markets or festivals will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare for and handle an emergency and minimize risks that may arise when the public is invited onto the farm, during an agritourism workshop and tour offered by members of Ohio State University Extension’s Sustainable Agriculture Team. Tracy Turner Julie Moose
06/29/2012 Chow Line: Estimate portion sizes with ‘handy’ tool (6/29/12) I want to make sure I’m eating the proper portion sizes, but I don’t want to weigh and measure everything I eat. Is there an easy way to estimate servings of different foods? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
06/27/2012 Media Advisory: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Visiting Campus June 28 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will meet with Ohio State University researchers from the Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research and Entrepreneurship (CAFFRE) and Department of Food Science and Technology on Thursday, June 28. Suzanne Steel
06/26/2012 Hot, Dry Weather Could Make it Harder for Growers to Control Weeds COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the extended periods of hot, dry weather Ohio has experienced in recent weeks may mean that weeds aren’t growing as fast as they would in more moist conditions, the weather can still have an adverse effect on weed management for growers, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Mark Loux
06/26/2012 OSU Expert: Strong Demand for Wheat Straw Leaves Farmers Debating Whether to Sell or Leave It for Nutrients and Soil Organic Matter FINDLAY, Ohio – Wheat growers may have lower yields this year thanks to extreme weather and planting delays, however a strong demand for quality wheat straw may offset the loss of income from grain, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Ed Lentz