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09/06/2011 Researchers: No Need to 'Reinvent Wheel' to Increase Access to Local Produce COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of local foods should work within the current food distribution system to increase its availability instead of trying to start from scratch, says a new Ohio State University study. Martha Filipic Jill Clark, Jeff Sharp, Shoshanah Inwood
01/18/2011 Researchers: Ohio in Prime Position to Fill Green Energy Gaps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio should look to its roots in manufacturing -- and its expertise in developing new technologies -- to spur the state's job growth in the green economy, according to a new Ohio State University policy brief. Martha Filipic Amanda Weinstein, Mark Partridge
04/30/2009 Resources for 2009 H1N1 Information It can be hard to sort through all the information about the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak, also called the "swine flu." Here are some reliable resources from Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and other university, state and national organizations that may help answer your questions. NULL
08/30/2012 Review session to answer questions about animal antibiotic use, resistance LONDON, Ohio -- Livestock and poultry producers work with their veterinarians to use antibiotics for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is the treatment of sick animals, said Tom Wittum, Ohio State University professor of veterinary epidemiology in the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health. Antibiotics also may be used to control or prevent disease in livestock populations, or for improved growth efficiency. Kyle Sharp Tom Wittum
09/07/2012 Review Session to Discuss Ins and Outs of Direct Marketing Meat LONDON, Ohio — While many farmers have been selling meat directly to consumers in the form of freezer beef, pork and lamb for years, the expanding local food movement offers interested producers additional opportunities, said Mark Mechling, agriculture and natural resources educator at the Muskingum County office of Ohio State University Extension and a member of OSU Extension’s Direct Marketing Team. Kyle Sharp Mark Mechling
01/05/2006 Rewarding Conservation Farmers Through Carbon Trading COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's been said that money makes the world go 'round, and now it can also make it more environmentally friendly. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
07/26/2010 Ribes Trials to Evalute Resistance and Immunity to White Pine Blister Rust PIKETON, Ohio – The small fruit industry in Ohio is quickly expanding beyond blueberries, brambles and strawberries. Candace Pollock Maurus Brown
04/19/2007 Rodewald Receives 2007 OARDC Junior Faculty Research Award; Wildlife Ecologist Tackles Emerging Conservation Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio — Amanda Rodewald, an associate professor in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, received the 2007 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award today at OARDC's 2007 Annual Research Conference. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
04/22/2008 Rumen Expert, Microbe Namesake, Notches 2008 OARDC Senior Faculty Research Award WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State’s Burk Dehority, an international expert on rumen microbiology who has two protozoan species named in his honor, has added to his recognition in a dark, wet, hard-to-see field. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
03/29/2012 Safety Conference Teaches Emergency Management for Ohio Farm Markets and Agritainment Operations COLUMBUS, Ohio –When Mother Nature or natural disasters strike a u-pick operation, it’s important for farm operators to react fast and know how to handle the panic of visitors, says an Ohio State University Extension expert.  Dee Jepsen
07/11/2005 Safety First on the Farm COLUMBUS, Ohio — The summer months are the busiest time of the year in Ohio agriculture, and being so, they are also the most dangerous. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
06/23/2008 Safety Important Even with Manure Management LONDON, Ohio -- The routine of agricultural production can become perilous when attention to safety takes a back seat to the ease and efficiency of operating farm machinery. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
08/02/2007 Safety Still Key Message with New Ohio Law COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Safety remains the key message for motorists sharing the roads with farm machinery, despite a new Ohio law that now allows farmers to drive their tractors, or other equipment, faster. Candace Pollock Dee Jepsen
01/23/2002 SARE Grant Applications Available Beginning in February COLUMBUS, Ohio - Farmers seeking to produce new crops, market agricultural projects or develop environmentally friendly, viable production systems are invited to apply for a grant that will afford them the opportunity to tackle such endeavors. Candace Pollock Mike Hogan
10/12/2010 SARE Grant Applications Now Being Accepted COLUMBUS, Ohio – The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is now accepting grant applications from farmers and ranchers interested in promoting sustainability on their farms. Candace Pollock Alan Sundermeier, Mike Hogan
03/16/2012 SARE Grants Millions to Fund Sustainable Agriculture Research at Ohio State COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension researchers have garnered some $2.8  million in grant funding over the last 23 years to advance sustainable agriculture issues in Ohio as part of an effort to benefit farmers, farm families and Ohioans statewide, according to a pair of OSU Extension educators. Tracy Turner Mike Hogan, Alan Sundermeier
04/19/2007 Sastry, International Expert in Food Processing, Packaging, Receives 2007 OARDC Senior Faculty Research Award COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sudhir Sastry, a professor in Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, received the 2007 Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award today at OARDC'S 2007 Annual Research Conference. Kurt Knebusch OARDC Director's Office
05/09/2002 Satellite Program Answers Farm Bill Questions COLUMBUS, Ohio - Now that Congress has passed the 2002 Farm Bill, Ohio producers, agri-businesses and related agricultural and natural resources agencies may have questions regarding its content and implications. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
04/28/2011 Saturated Soils Could Pose Risk to Well Water COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Heavy rains mean more than an increased risk of flooding. They also can pose a threat to drinking water, said Ohio State University Extension's water quality specialist. Martha Filipic Karen Mancl
08/30/2007 Save on Fuel Costs with Natural-Air Grain Drying LONDON, Ohio -- A decades-old grain-drying technique is getting a renewed push in the face of today's higher energy costs. Candace Pollock Robert Hansen
09/28/2012 Save the Date: Nov. 1 Meeting in Wooster 'to Discuss the Future of Organic Farming' Ohio State’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program is inviting farmers, scientists, and anyone else interested in organic food and farming to attend its autumn symposium titled “Future Directions for Organic Agriculture Research.” Kurt Knebusch Larry Phelan
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
10/25/2004 Say Good-bye to Manually Controlled Sprayers COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spraying is one of the most stressful operations in agriculture, not only requiring concentration from the operator to avoid chemical drift or overlap, but also manual operation of boom sections that house the sprayer nozzles. A new advancement in precision agriculture technology may change that. Candace Pollock Jeff Rohlena, Reza Ehsani
04/20/2012 Scarlet and Gray Ag Day Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to Inspire Hunger Heroes COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, an educational awareness day for central Ohio elementary students hosted by Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is teaming up with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to help hungry families and inspire future hunger heroes. During the April 27 event, nearly 650 visiting fourth- and fifth-grade students will be packaging food to make “Kid-Packs,” which will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank for distribution. Caroline Weihl
12/21/2012 Scarlet or Not, Ohio State Works to Make Sure Your Poinsettias Are the Best WOOSTER, Ohio -- If you live in Ohio and bought a poinsettia for the holidays, chances are Ohio State University agricultural scientists, educators or alumni had a hand in making them look beautiful and healthy. Mauricio Espinoza Luis Cañas
01/18/2011 Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair Seeks Sponsors; Feb. 15 Deadline WOOSTER, Ohio — Sponsor opportunities are available for OSU's fourth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, set for April 19 at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
04/22/2011 Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair Student Winners Announced WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair has announced the winners of its creative arts, informational poster and environmental essay student competitions. Kurt Knebusch Allen Zimmerman
11/18/2005 School of Natural Resources Changes Name COLUMBUS, Ohio — An academic division of Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has taken on a new look in the form of a new name. Candace Pollock Jerry Bigham
08/08/2005 School of Natural Resources Joins University Scholars Program COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University's School of Natural Resources will be launching — through a university-wide program — an opportunity to enhance academic, co-curricular and residential experiences for undergraduate students. Candace Pollock Linda Harlow, Susan Burks
10/18/2007 SCN Management Begins with Fall Sampling WOOSTER, Ohio -- Fall is here and the time is near to soil sample for soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Candace Pollock Dennis Mills