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07/12/2011 Webinars Help Consumers Put Dietary Guidelines into Practice COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nutrition experts with Ohio State University Extension are dishing up their expertise to help consumers put the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into practice by offering a series of free webinars. Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/12/2011 OSU Extension Assists Homeowners Facing Foreclosure COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Homeowners facing foreclosure often need help, and fast. The goal of the "Ohio Hardest Hit Fund, Restoring Stability: A Save the Dream Ohio Initiative," is to provide that kind of help. Twelve Ohio State University Extension educators and program coordinators are taking part in the program to help ensure that assistance reaches rural Ohio. Martha Filipic Cäzilia Loibl
07/12/2011 Late Planting Issues, More at This Year’s Field Crops Day July 28 in Hoytville HOYTVILLE, Ohio -- Late planting and other impacts from this year’s wet spring conditions will take center stage at the 2011 Field Crops Day, which will be held on Thursday, July 28, at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Hoytville, Wood County. Siera Marth Matt Davis
07/12/2011 So You Want to Eat Chocolate-covered Bugs… WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum’s Night Insect Walk this Saturday includes a free snack if you want it. Kurt Knebusch Luis Cañas
07/12/2011 Secrest Arboretum Night Insect Walk is This Saturday (7/16) WOOSTER, Ohio – The spotlight, albeit an ultraviolet one, will soon shine on bugs in the dark.  Kurt Knebusch Luis Cañas
07/13/2011 Insects, Weeds and More: Register Now for July 20 Agronomy Field Day in South Charleston SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Grain farmers will learn everything they need to know to navigate this quirky growing season at the 2011 Western Agronomy Field Day, to be held Wednesday, July 20, at the Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston, Clark County. Siera Marth Harold Watters
07/13/2011 What’s in Your Woods? Sign Up by Friday (7/15) to Find Out OREGON, Ohio -- Register by Friday (7/15) for “The Woods in Your Backyard,” a workshop by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program in northwest Ohio Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
07/14/2011 Open House Set for Ohio State Annuals Trials Aug. 10 in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The best of this year’s ornamental bedding and container plants will be on display on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Columbus as Ohio State University’s Floriculture Program hosts the 2011 OSU Annuals and Mixed-Containers Trials for green industry professionals, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mauricio Espinoza Claudio Pasian
07/15/2011 Chow Line: Several tactics can help with weight loss (for 7/24/11) Since I turned 50, I seem to gain weight much more easily, and it's much more difficult to take off. My husband says I shouldn't blame age, but doesn't aging have an effect? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
07/15/2011 Family Fundamentals: Money tips geared to teens heading to college (July 2011) Our son is heading off to college next month. Although he's very bright academically, he hasn't been very smart about money. Do you know of any resources we can share with him that might help?  Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
07/19/2011 Cuyahoga County: Home on the Farm CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The grayness of neglect too often seen in this aging rust-belt city is being transformed into acres of flourishing green thanks to Ohio State University Extension and a vast coalition of partners.   Martha Filipic Marie Barni
07/19/2011 Late planting means weed control is both easier, more challenging Ohio crop growers faced numerous challenges planting corn and soybeans this spring, and with the crop progressing through mid-July, they now face an interesting weed control scenario, as well. Andy Vance Mark Loux
07/19/2011 Hot, dry season putting damper on corn yield potential Late-planted Ohio corn may show signs of heat stress and reduced yield potential as extremely hot, dry days plague the state this week, said Ohio State Extension corn scientist Peter Thomison. Andy Vance Peter Thomison
07/21/2011 Shearer Joins Ohio State as Chair of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering has a new department chair.    Martha Filipic Scott Shearer
07/21/2011 'Power Crops': Learn about Bioenergy Farming at July 28 Field Day in Piketon PIKETON, Ohio -- Giant miscanthus and hybrid willow could soon be growing across southern Ohio and other regions to produce fuel and energy. These are two of the "power crops" Ohio State University experts will be talking about and demonstrating at this year’s Soil, Water and Bioenergy Field Day, to be held Thursday, July 28, at the OSU South Centers at Piketon. Mauricio Espinoza
07/21/2011 Ohio Composting Tour Set for Aug. 11 in NE Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- Registration is open for Composting in Ohio 2011: A Tour of the Industry, set for Aug. 11 in northeast Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
07/22/2011 Hot, Hot ... Not? Summer Walk in Secrest This Wednesday (7/27) WOOSTER, Ohio -- The heat is on, and Ken Cochran wants to avoid it. “It’s good in the summer to walk in the morning,” said the head of Secrest Arboretum, who will do just that this Wednesday. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
07/22/2011 Chow Line: Try different tactics to maintain weight loss (for 7/31/11) I have yo-yo dieted all of my life. Why can't I keep the pounds off once I have lost them? Martha Filipic Carla Miller
07/25/2011 "4-H iMove… A Health Revolution" on Dayton's WHIO-TV DAYTON, Ohio -- A half-hour program on how 4-H is helping improve the physical, emotional and social health of young people will air on Dayton's CBS affiliate WHIO-TV (Channel 7) on Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. Martha Filipic Patty House
07/26/2011 Holy Toledo (Botanical Garden)! Family Bat Workshop Coming Soon TOLEDO, Ohio -- If you were a bat, the kind that flies, your fingers would be 3 feet long -- as long as, well, a baseball bat. Kurt Knebusch Marne Titchenell
07/26/2011 Better Grasslands for Wildlife? Workshop Coming for Land Managers LONDON, Ohio – A good, healthy grassland, unlike a lawn, is best if it has some bare spots. Kurt Knebusch Marne Titchenell
07/26/2011 EPDs Help Cattlemen Make Better Genetic Improvement Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Better data yields better decision-making in genetic selection, according to Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator John Grimes. A new EPD from the American Angus Association and improvements in DNA technologies mean even better data for beef producers. Andy Vance John F. Grimes
07/26/2011 Corn and Soybeans Trading Weather Now Until August Reports COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Market volatility is a regular feature of the grain and oilseed market this growing season according to one Ohio State agricultural economist, and will remain so until at least the next USDA production reports due in mid-August. Andy Vance Matthew C. Roberts
07/27/2011 Northern Ohio Vegetable Crops Field Night is Aug. 3 in Fremont FREMONT, Ohio -- Healthy tomatoes and hot peppers are on the menu for this year's Northern Ohio Vegetable Crops Field Night, which will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the North Central Agricultural Research Station near Fremont. Siera Marth
07/28/2011 Common Sense Management Necessary to Minimize Heat Stress on Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Both man and beast suffer the effects of high heat and humidity in the dog days of summer, so cattle and sheep producers need to adopt basic strategies to keep animals calm, cool and collected through the year's hottest days. Andy Vance John F. Grimes, Roger A. High
07/28/2011 Farm Science Review Wheat Harvest Yields Well Despite Weather Extremes LONDON, Ohio – Despite the extremes of a dry wheat planting season last fall and the wettest spring in a century, the Ohio State University Farm Science Review wheat harvest yielded successful results and a farm average of 85 bushels per acre, which was common this year in west central Ohio.  Melanie Wilt Chuck Gamble
07/28/2011 Back with a Bang: ‘Baiwoop’ Art Fest Is Saturday (7/30) in Secrest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, less than a year removed from a tornado strike, will host the community’s first-ever Baiwoop Art Festival this Saturday (7/30). Kurt Knebusch Matt Shultzman
07/28/2011 A Gardener's Delight: Gateway Garden Jubilee is Aug. 6 in Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Saturday, Aug. 6 promises to be an information-packed, fun-filled day for gardening enthusiasts of all ages. Ohio State University Extension and the Master Gardeners of Clark County will hold their annual Gateway Garden Jubilee, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Springfield. Siera Marth
07/28/2011 Animal Rights Activists Target University Researchers, Students COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Activists promoting an agenda of animal rights have long protested the use of animals by major research universities and institutions.    Earle Holland, Ohio State University’s assistant vice president for Research Communications, said those activists are increasingly targeting students pursuing degrees in fields known for relying on laboratory animals to conduct research. Andy Vance Earle M. Holland
07/29/2011 Business Is Blooming: Cut Flower Growers Set to Meet WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cut flower growers from the Midwest and beyond will blossom in northern Ohio soon. They’ll be in Wooster Aug. 8-9 for the 2011 Midwest Regional Meeting of the Association for Specialty Cut Flower Growers. Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt