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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
03/03/2009 Economists to Offer Insight into the Economic Crisis During Live Webcast COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the world financial crisis deepens and the economic downtown continues, Ohio State University Extension economists will offer insight on policy decisions, U.S. international relations and rural/urban economies during a live Webcast on March 17. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
08/10/2009 Climate Change Panel Being Held at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – The impacts of cap and trade legislation and climate change on the Ohio agriculture industry will be the focus of an expert panel discussion during Farm Science Review. Candace Pollock Stan Ernst
01/06/2004 Prion Test Would Allow Early Detection of Mad Cow, Other TSEs WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University researcher Srinand Sreevatsan not only believes early detection is the best way to fight mad cow disease. He’s also creating tools to make it possible. Mauricio Espinoza Srinand Sreevatsan
11/06/2001 Preliminary Data Links Human Illness to Animal Disease Found in Sheep WOOSTER, Ohio - An animal disease that has potential links to a human intestinal illness may be more closely tied to sheep rather than dairy cattle, where the disease is most commonly associated. Candace Pollock Srinand Sreevatsan
11/15/2001 An Animal Disease Found in Sheep May Have Ties to a Human Intestinal Illness WOOSTER, Ohio - An animal disease that has potential links to a human intestinal illness may be more closely tied to sheep rather than dairy cattle, where the disease is most commonly associated. Candace Pollock Srinand Sreevatsan
03/11/2010 UPDATE: Olympic-Sized Tale of Generosity Featuring Ohio State Retiree to be Told on NBC UPDATE: MSNBC will broadcast the program, titled "Operation Yellow Ribbon," this Saturday, March 13, at noon to 1 p.m. Eastern time and again on Sunday, March 14, from 1-2 p.m. Eastern time. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This month, NBC's Olympic coverage will include one Canada-based story that has nothing to do with sports, but that has everything to do with the basic Olympian value of building a better world. Incongruously, it's a story that began on Sept. 11, 2001. Martha Filipic Shirley Brooks-Jones
02/01/2011 Spring Beekeeping Workshop to be Held March 4-5 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and the Tri-County Beekeepers Association of Northeastern Ohio will hold their 33rd Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop the evening of Friday, March 4, and all day Saturday, March 5, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campu Sherry Ferrell
10/22/2010 Chow Line: Diabetes must be taken seriously (for 10/31/10) My wife was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. How serious of a condition is it? Martha Filipic Shelby Sutphen
04/06/2007 Extending Ohio's Raspberry Season With New Fall Cultivar PIKETON, Ohio -- Black raspberries, the first bramble crop of the summer season, are a favorite among Ohio consumers. Research efforts are under way to extend the season so that black raspberries can continue to be enjoyed in the fall. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
02/14/2005 New Blackberry Varieties Can Overcome Winter PIKETON, Ohio — New blackberry varieties are now available to Ohio fruit growers that erase the production limitation associated with crop overwintering. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
06/17/2008 High Tunnels May Protect Brambles from Winter Injury PIKETON, Ohio -- High tunnels, plastic-covered structures placed on small tracts of land, can lengthen the growing season of high-value vegetable crops, such as tomatoes. Now Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are using them to improve winter hardiness of brambles. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
06/17/2008 Some Blackberry Varieties Make Bramble Production Easier PIKETON, Ohio -- Blackberries are a popular, high-value fruit crop for Ohio growers looking to produce a niche agricultural product. But getting the most out of the crop requires intensive inputs and high maintenance. Ohio State University Extension horticulturists are evaluating cultivars that may make production easier. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
06/17/2008 Project Focusing on Pawpaw for Preservation and Niche Crop PIKETON, Ohio -- A native Ohio tree, once farmed by American Indians on large plantations for its fruit and medicinal benefits, is being re-introduced to horticulture for preservation and as a potential niche market crop. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
02/06/2008 OSU Extension Offering Beginning Beekeeping Workshop PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will offer a beginning beekeeping workshop for those interested in a beekeeping operation and to discuss the state of bee populations. Candace Pollock Shawn Wright
10/10/2003 Chow Line: Watch sugar intake for calories, nutrients (for 10/19/03) I continue to be surprised at the amount of sugar my teenage daughter consumes. How bad is it for her? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
04/01/2005 Chow Line: 'Water weight' easy to lose at first (for 4/10/05) Whenever I make a concerted effort to watch my diet, I lose a lot of weight very quickly -- sometimes 5 to 7 pounds within the first week or two. But after that, it's much harder to lose weight. I've always heard that those first pounds are "water." Is that true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
02/06/2003 Chow Line: Waxy or mealy? Choose spuds wisely (for 2/16/03) At a holiday dinner, my daughter used russets to make mashed potatoes. I always thought russets were for baking. Am I wrong? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
09/05/2002 Chow Line: Weigh all factors to determine fat (for 9/15/02) I've heard that fried chicken has only slightly more fat than roasted chicken. Can that be true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
05/26/2004 Chow Line: Weigh fish advisories against fish benefits (for 6/6/04) We usually eat a lot of fish in summer. Some of it we catch ourselves. Should we cut back? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
06/23/2006 Chow Line: Your nose knows ripe cantaloupe (for 7/2/06) How can you tell cantaloupe if is ripe? I love it but rarely buy it because I'm never sure if it's good or not. Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
09/01/2005 Make Food Plan Now for Emergencies COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With clear weather in the forecast, flood warnings from earlier this week might seem like a distant memory. But Ohio State University Extension nutritionist Sharron Coplin said that this is the perfect time to do some menu planning and pantry inventory for emergencies. Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
11/22/2005 Chow Line: Use time off to fight 'Freshman 15' (for 12/4/05) I just started college this fall. I'm embarrassed to go home during the holidays because I know I've gained a lot of weight (I don't have a scale but my clothes are a lot tighter). Any advice? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
02/24/2006 Chow Line: Vitamin guidance changes with age (for 3/5/06) What vitamins should an 84-year-old man take? I am in good health and I do take vitamins, but I wonder if I should take more or less. Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
08/19/2005 Chow Line: Vitamin K appears vital for bones (for 8/28/05) What does vitamin K do? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
02/29/2008 Chow Line: Pay attention when dining out (for 3/9/08) When I go to lunch with co-workers, I push to eat at "healthier" fast food places, but my friends say they're not really any better. Is that true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
05/23/2008 Chow Line: Many options for storing fresh herbs (for 6/1/08) We are growing fresh basil and other herbs. What is the best way to store them for use later? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
05/18/2010 Family Fundamentals: Lessen risks by preparing for disaster now (for May 2010) After hearing news reports of tornadoes and flooding in other parts of the country, I started thinking about our important papers, and what we should do to prepare in case something like that happens here. What are the guidelines? Martha Filipic Sharon Seiling
05/23/2002 Study Examines Rural Low-Income Families in Light of Welfare Reform COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the government debates the details of welfare reform, a national research project sheds light on how rural low-income families fare in the world of work. Martha Filipic Sharon Seiling