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06/17/2011 Family Fundamentals: Treat your college-age students like adults, not kids (for June 2011) My daughter returned home for the summer from her first year of college. We don't agree on the rules of behavior, and the tension is building. What can I do (besides count the days until she returns to campus)? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
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
06/20/2011 Ohio State Scientists Net 'Spectacular' Results in Yellow Perch Production COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Aquaculture sales in Ohio more than tripled from $1.8 million to $6.6 million in recent years, and nationally, Ohio ranks first in sales of yellow perch for food. But currently, most fish farmers get fingerlings from traditional, low-intensity pond cultures where farmers are at the mercy of good weather and a lot of luck. That makes the supply of yellow perch juveniles limited and costly.   Martha Filipic Konrad Dabrowski
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
06/21/2011 Asian Longhorned Beetle Find Means More Bad News for Ohio's Forests, Tree Industries COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) infesting trees in Ohio -- announced by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) on June 17 -- points to a worrisome trend of exotic, invasive pests attacking the state’s forests and urban tree resources while potentially dealing yet another blow to nursery and forest-products industries, according to Ohio State University scientists. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms, David Shetlar, Cindy Meyer
06/23/2011 Economist: Don't Blame Rising Food Prices on Fuel Costs COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Consumers continue to pay high prices at the fuel pump, and costs are also rising at the grocery store. But an Ohio State University agricultural economist says the two aren't related as much as people might think. Martha Filipic Ian Sheldon
06/23/2011 Teachers Named to Summer BioEnergy, BioProducts Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fourteen Ohio educators have been chosen to participate in a multi-state project designed to bring the most current information on bioenergy and bioproducts into the classroom. Martha Filipic Dennis Hall
06/23/2011 Ohio State Researchers Outline Roadmap for Struggling Communities COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Struggling communities dot the national map from coast to coast. Only some are successful in bouncing back to prosperity. A new analysis by Ohio State University researchers outlines what works and what doesn't, offering something of a roadmap for policy makers who want their communities to succeed. Martha Filipic Amanda Weinstein, Mark Partridge
06/23/2011 Chow Line: Tips for whole grains, lean protein, dairy (for 7/3/11) I'm one of those people who have no problem eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. But I need some ideas for incorporating more whole grains, lean protein and dairy into my daily routine. Tips? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/23/2011 Chow Line: Help kids follow the Dietary Guidelines (for 7/10/11) I want to help my kids eat healthier and I'm trying to follow the MyPlate guidelines. Is there anything in particular I can do to help them establish healthy eating patterns that will last for life?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/23/2011 Chow Line: offers ideas for vegan diets (for 7/17/11) I'm a vegan and think I eat pretty healthfully, but I feel like I'm in a rut with my day-to-day diet. Any suggestions?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
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
06/28/2011 Success Uncorked for Ohio’s Wine Industry: Double the Wineries, 4K Jobs, $580M Economic Impact WOOSTER, Ohio -- Andy Troutman sees the good in a bottle of wine from Ohio. It comes in part from his alma mater, Ohio State University. And it has to do with not just taste but jobs and Ohio’s economy. Kurt Knebusch Andy Troutman, Imed Dami, Greg Johns
06/28/2011 Annual Plants Trials Underway at Ohio State's Columbus Campus: Come and Judge by Yourself COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Next year’s favorite ornamental bedding and container plants in the U.S. may now be growing on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus -- and members of the green industry as well as homeowners are welcome to peruse the 727 varieties that are part of the 2011 annuals trials there. Mauricio Espinoza Claudio Pasian
06/30/2011 Kinnamon Joins Ohio State as Industry Liaison Director for Ag Biosciences WOOSTER, Ohio -- Bryan Kinnamon, an executive with more than three decades of experience in marketing and manufacturing technology at global businesses, has joined Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) as Industry Liaison Office Director. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
06/30/2011 Markets Watching Tight Supplies, Question Demand Strength COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Volatility has been used to describe the grain markets with increasing frequency in recent years, and an Ohio State University agricultural economist expects the trend to continue throughout 2011. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
06/30/2011 Wet Spring Stresses Pastures and Forages, Changes Grazing Plans COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rain kept farmers from planting corn and soybeans for several weeks, but the relatively unprecedented precipitation this spring had another significant consequence: pasture and forage stress. Andy Vance John Grimes
07/01/2011 Down-Under Digestive Microbes Could Help Lower Methane Gas From Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal’s methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study.
07/01/2011 Tough Year for Wheat Production, Yields Highly Varied WOOSTER, Ohio -- The significance of Ohio's extremely wet spring is well documented in terms of corn and soybean production, but wheat fields also suffered considerably from the abundant precipitation. Andy Vance Pierce Paul
07/05/2011 Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22, is 'Where Farmers Go to Dream' LONDON, Ohio -- The 49th annual Farm Science Review will be held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio September 20-22, and farmers can expect to see field demonstrations despite the heaviest rains in the state in more than a century. Melanie Wilt Chuck Gamble
07/05/2011 Insects Munching On Your Garden? Learn How to Control Them July 10 in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are sponsoring a field day for home gardeners this Sunday, July 10, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus. Siera Marth Annette Swanberg
07/06/2011 Repeal of Ohio Estate Tax Concerns Transition Planning Professionals COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Commonly referred to as the "Death Tax" by critics, estate tax is one of the more controversial issues in agricultural policy circles, said an Ohio State Extension agricultural law expert. Andy Vance Peggy Hall
07/06/2011 Kids' Show in Secrest Arboretum: It's Not Rocket Science -- Wait, It Is WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum’s next Whiz Bang! Science Show “will be a blast,” says presenter Dave Lohnes, better known as “Dr. Dave.” Kurt Knebusch Dave Lohnes
07/06/2011 Expansion of Sheep Industry Focus of Ohio Sheep Day July 16 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs more sheep. That's the conclusion of Ohio State Extension Sheep Specialist Roger High, coordinator of the annual Ohio Sheep Day slated for July 16 at Blue Heron Farm in Columbiana County. Andy Vance Roger High
07/06/2011 June Plantings, Quarterly Stocks Reports Generally Bearish COLUMBUS, Ohio -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's June Plantings report released Thursday morning, U.S. farmers planted 1.5 million more corn acres than the market expected, said an Ohio State University agricultural economist. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
07/06/2011 Help Ohio Farmers Decide What to Grow PIKETON, Ohio -- Extension specialists at the Ohio State University South Centers want to know how you feel about fruit -- currants, gooseberries and jostaberries, to be exact. Suzanne Steel Julie Fox, Brad Bergefurd
07/07/2011 Register by Tomorrow (7/8) for OSU Tree ID Workshop COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Folks interested in attending a tree identification workshop next week in Columbus had better get chopping, although not the trees themselves. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
07/08/2011 Late-planted Soybeans Slightly More Susceptible to Insect Feeding Issues WOOSTER, Ohio -- With the significance of Ohio's wet spring fresh in farmers' minds, an Ohio State University expert recommends extra vigilance when scouting fields for soybean pests this summer. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
07/08/2011 Manure Science Review Coming Aug. 16 DEGRAFF, Ohio -- Ohio’s annual Manure Science Review, featuring new and better ways to manage farm manure and wastewater, takes place in the state’s west on Aug. 16 Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
07/09/2011 June 24 Workshop: Get to Know Your Backyard Woods KIRTLAND, Ohio – The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, part of OSU Extension, will present “The Woods in Your Backyard,” a workshop for landowners, in Holden Arboretum. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith