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03/14/2011 OSU Extension's Community Nutrition Programs Reach Tens of Thousands COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While success stories paint the picture of OSU Extension's Community Nutrition Programs, the numbers provide broad brushstrokes of the programs' impact: More than 50,000 Ohioans attended Family Nutrition Program or Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program classes last year. Martha Filipic Joyce McDowell, Maria Carmen Lambea, Ana Claudia Zubieta, Lauren Melnick, Lisa Goodall
03/15/2011 New Vaccine Candidate Shows Strong Potential to Prevent Highly Contagious Norovirus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Scientists have shown that an experimental vaccine against the human norovirus -- the bug behind about 90 percent of highly contagious nonbacterial illnesses that cause diarrhea and vomiting -- can generate a strong immune response in mice without appearing to cause the animals any harm. Emily Caldwell Jianrong Li
03/15/2011 Higher Food, Commodity Prices Prompting Focus on Ag Policy, Research COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rising global demand, sporadic weather problems and other factors have been driving up commodity prices. American consumers might be feeling a pinch at the grocery store, but the impact in some parts of the world could be much more dramatic, according to an agricultural economist at Ohio State University. Martha Filipic Carl Zulauf
03/15/2011 Firewood Quarantine Still in Place in Ohio Despite Ash Borer Regulation Changes COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) expanded its emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine last September to include all of Ohio’s 88 counties, the movement of ash tree materials and hardwood firewood within the state apparently was no longer regulated -- since the quarantine made it illegal for people to move those materials from a quarantined county into a non-quarantined county. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
03/16/2011 Artisan Cheese Making Workshop in Ashtabula County in April JEFFERSON, Ohio -- Enhance your dairy operation with a farmstead cheese business with the aid of an Ohio State University Extension workshop, "Hands-On Basic Cheese Making -- Enhancing Dairy Profitability with Cheese."  This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27-29, 2011, at the Grindstone Creek Lodge at 4-H Camp Whitewood in Windsor, Ohio. David L. Marrison
03/17/2011 Chow Line: Pros and cons of sugar alcohols (for 3/27/11) At a diabetes education class, I learned that "sugar-free" candies sometimes have more carbohydrates than their regularly sweetened counterparts. Why would anyone do that?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/21/2011 Spring Bird Walk in Secrest Arboretum April 9 WOOSTER, Ohio -- See who comes back this spring when OSU's Secrest Arboretum holds a free Leisure Birding Walk April 9. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
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
03/21/2011 Media Advisory: U.S. Rep. Renacci to Visit OARDC Tomorrow (3/22), Learn About Reconstruction, Economic Development Efforts WOOSTER, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (Ohio's 16th District) will visit the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) tomorrow, March 22, at 10:30 a.m., to learn about post-tornado reconstruction efforts and projects related to economic development and food safety. Mauricio Espinoza
03/21/2011 OSU Extension: Growing Jobs in Ohio In a time when job creation and business expansion is crucial to Ohio’s economic future, an Ohio State University Extension program is garnering attention. Suzanne Steel Greg Davis, Brent Painter, Kim Elick, Mike Daymut
03/21/2011 Wheat Growers: Ohio State’s Wheat Production Workshop is March 31 in Custar CUSTAR, Ohio -- March 31 promises to be an information-packed day for farmers and other individuals in the agriculture industry, as Ohio State University offers its hands-on Wheat Production Workshop. Siera Marth Alan Sundermeier
03/21/2011 Commercial Pesticide Training Classes Set; First Is March 30 OSU Extension's Pesticide Safety Education Program is offering training classes this spring and summer for new commercial pesticide applicators.  Jennifer Hill Joanne Kick-Raack
03/22/2011 Music, More at OSU Green Fair April 19 WOOSTER, Ohio -- Madison Hill, home of OARDC in Wooster, will be alive with the sound of music during OSU’s Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair April 19.  Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
03/22/2011 Ohio State Receives $2.6M NSF Grant for Unique Research in Africa's Threatened Sahel Region COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the unique interactions between shrubs and crops as a basis for developing sustainable agricultural practices in the ecologically fragile Sahel region of Africa. Mauricio Espinoza Richard Dick
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
03/22/2011 A Dose of Safflower Oil Each Day Might Help Keep Heart Disease at Bay COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A daily dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, for 16 weeks can improve such health measures as good cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and inflammation in obese postmenopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.  Emily Caldwell Martha Belury
03/24/2011 Savoring Success: Entrepreneur Credits OSU Extension’s Food Industries Center for Company’s Growth HAMILTON, Ohio -- In 1999, Dan Wampler took a risk, deciding to step off his career path at a major flavorings company in Cincinnati to start his own business.  Martha Filipic Valente Alvarez, Dan Wampler
03/25/2011 Christian, Jewish, Muslim Faiths and the Environment: Series Starts March 30 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths share more than a common founder -- Abraham. They share, Greg Hitzhusen says, a concern for the planet. Kurt Knebusch Greg Hitzhusen
03/25/2011 Chow Line: Honey or sugar: Is one better? (for 4/3/11) I think honey is healthier than sugar, but a friend disagrees, saying it’s just like liquid sugar. Who’s right?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/28/2011 'Food, Faith and a Sustainable Future': Talk This Wednesday (3/30) at OSU COLUMBUS, Ohio -- “Food, Faith and a Sustainable Future: Eco-Judaism from the Ground Up,” the first in the three-part "Abrahamic Faiths and the Environment" forum series co-sponsored by OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources, takes place this Wednesday. Kurt Knebusch Greg Hitzhusen
03/28/2011 Growers: 2 OSU Produce Safety Workshops Next Week   Kurt Knebusch Ashley Kulhanek
03/29/2011 Tri-State Conference Features Dairy Nutrition Information FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan State universities are partnering to present the 20th annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference to help dairy nutritionists better serve their farm clientele. Jennifer Stewart Tamilee Nennich, Maurice Eastridge, Herbert Bucholtz
03/30/2011 Spring into Farm Safety: Youth Camps Set for 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Spring has officially arrived, and as the weather warms up, a new season for farm safety also heats up.  Kathy Henwood
04/01/2011 'The Well-Placed Human': Talk on Religion, Environment Is Tuesday (4/5) COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Rev. Ken Wilson, senior pastor of the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor (Mich.), will present “The Well-Placed and Well-Connected Human: Creation Care in God’s Garden" this Tuesday (4/5) in Columbus -- part two in a three-part series co-sponsored by OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources. Kurt Knebusch Greg Hitzhusen
04/04/2011 Chow Line: Treat agave nectar as an added sugar (for 4/10/11) Is agave nectar just like honey or sugar? I've heard it's a lot healthier, but I'm not sure what to make of those claims.  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
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
04/05/2011 Volunteers Needed for Milk Study COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More people are choosing to drink raw milk these days, and Ohio State University researchers are hoping to find out why. Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros, Janet Buffer
04/06/2011 Get the Most Out of Your Sprayer This Growing Season: Follow These Tips from Ohio State COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Another growing season is just around the corner, and farmers who want to make the most efficient use of those expensive pesticides should turn their attention to their sprayers. Are they ready to do the best possible job? Or will they fail at the most critical moment? Mauricio Espinoza Erdal Ozkan
04/06/2011 Grewal Receives University Distinction WOOSTER, Ohio -- Parwinder Grewal, professor of entomology, was honored April 5 with The Ohio S Parwinder Grewal
04/07/2011 Ag Opportunities Conference April 16 in Marietta; Register by April 13 Farmers will learn to grow new crops, new ideas for the farm Eric Barrett