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01/05/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Deer Me: Where to Sleep? (for the Week of Jan. 5, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Where do deer sleep during winter? Kurt Knebusch
05/19/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Raven 'bout Crows (for the Week of May 18, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: What's the difference between a crow and a raven? Kurt Knebusch
04/18/2011 Media Advisory: OSU President Gee Unable to Attend Green Fair in Wooster Tomorrow WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University President Gordon Gee will not be attending tomorrow's Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, to be held on the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), as well as other activities previously scheduled in the Wooster community. The cancellation is due to funeral arrangements for Andrew Sorensen, Ohio State's senior vice president for development, who died unexpectedly on April 17. Mauricio Espinoza
09/14/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: OARDC to Dedicate First-in-Ohio Ag Safety Lab Sept. 16 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil this Friday, Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building for the study of infectious diseases of plants and animals that threaten Ohio’s $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza
01/27/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Manure, Write On! (for the Week of Jan. 27, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: I bet you didn't know this. I bet you didn't know that you can turn manure into paper. Kurt Knebusch
03/15/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Anti-skunk-spray Reek-remover! (for the Week of March 25, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: So tomato juice doesn't get rid of skunk stink. What does? My dog really smells! Kurt Knebusch
10/07/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Mountains Into Molehills (for the Week of Oct. 7, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Is "mountaintop removal" what it sounds like it is? Kurt Knebusch
03/15/2012 MacArthur Foundation Awards Ohio State $427,000 Grant to Analyze the Use of Reverse Mortgages and Its Impact on Older Adults COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A research team led by Stephanie Moulton, an assistant professor at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, was awarded one of five competitive grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for research to explore the relationships between housing and social and economic outcomes for families and communities.
06/17/2011 Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts on Asian Longhorned Beetle; Hotline for SW Ohio Counties COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University experts are available to speak with reporters about the discovery in Ohio of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), an exotic insects that kills maples and other trees, which was announced today (6/17) by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Mauricio Espinoza
02/23/2012 Produce Safety Programs Set for Southern Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio — Produce Safety Education programs for farmers have been scheduled for March 20 in Clayton and April 11 in Piketon, both in southern Ohio. Ashley Kulhanek
10/09/2012 OSU South Centers to Host Pumpkin Field Night OSU South Centers to Host Pumpkin Field Night Julie Moose
08/25/2011 Northern Ohio Wheat Day to Address Research, Industry Issues Sept. 7 in Fostoria FOSTORIA, Ohio -- Farmers, seed dealers, fertilizer and chemical dealers, and members of the milling industry are invited to the Northern Ohio Wheat Day, which will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the northwestern Ohio town of Fostoria and will include updates on university research and cultural issues impacting wheat production in the region. Mauricio Espinoza
05/27/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Polar Bears Threatened? (for the Week of May 25, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: We talked in class about polar bears. They just got listed as "threatened." What's it mean? Kurt Knebusch
04/02/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Do Skunks Spray Other Skunks? (for the Week of April 8, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: So ... do skunks ever spray each other? Kurt Knebusch
10/13/2011 OSU Extension Offers Income Tax Schools COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension will offer eight OSU Income Tax Schools across Ohio from Nov. 9 through Dec. 10. These two-day schools are designed for those who have some experience preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for individuals and small businesses. Instruction will focus on federal tax law changes and on the issues that tax preparers may encounter in 2011 returns. The schools also will include an Ohio income tax update.  David Marrison
08/02/2011 Ohio State Trials Reveal Consumer Preference of New Ornamental Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A rudbeckia as bright as the desert sun, a gerbera the color of tropical fruit and a begonia with striking reddish undertones are this year's favorite ornamental plants following consumer evaluations undertaken as part of Ohio State University's extensive annuals trials in Columbus.
02/15/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kiwis Can't Fly; Neither Can Kiwis (for the Week of Feb. 15, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Where do kiwis come from? The fruit, not the bird. Kurt Knebusch
05/29/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Tasmanian Devil in Devil of a Pickle (for the Week of June 1, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: We also talked in class about an animal called the Tasmanian devil. It's endangered. Why? Kurt Knebusch
01/27/2012 Farmers, Food Industry: Brix Workshops Set for Feb. 9 (Wooster) and Feb. 18 (Granville) WOOSTER, Ohio -- How much sugar is in your vegetables? How sweet might they taste? What factors influence sugar levels in vegetables? Are you interested in learning how to measure sugar levels using Brix values? The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will be offering two workshops on these topics, Feb. 9 in Wooster and Feb. 18 in Granville. Mauricio Espinoza
09/19/2011 Media Advisory: Ohio Governor John Kasich to Attend Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Ohio Governor John Kasich will attend Ohio State University's Farm Science Review (FSR), Sept. 20, for the Vice President's Luncheon. Andy Vance
04/10/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dandy, Yes, But Not Before Bed (for the Week of April 15, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why are dandelions called dandelions? Kurt Knebusch
10/14/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Science Class Under the Sea (for the Week of Oct. 14, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: My teacher told us about a class called Project SeaCAMEL. What is it? Kurt Knebusch
11/09/2011 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 9 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Nov. 9. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
03/15/2012 Cleaner, Safer Produce? Program for Farmers is April 14 CANFIELD, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in Mahoning County on April 14. Ashley Kulhanek
09/06/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Oak from Acorn? A-OK! (for the Week of Sept. 6, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Can I grow an oak tree from an acorn? Kurt Knebusch
04/05/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Seahorse Manure (for the Week of April 5, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: How do seahorses go to the bathroom? Kurt Knebusch
02/22/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Cool Cold Kiwis (for the Week of Feb. 22, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: OK, here's your kiwifruit. So how can I grow my own kiwifruit? Kurt Knebusch
04/20/2011 Secrest Arboretum Plant, Art Sale is May 7 WOOSTER, Ohio – Secrest Arboretum’s 18th annual Plant Discovery Day takes place May 7 at OARDC.
08/14/2012 Three Honored for Long-Time Dedication and Commitment: Beuerlein, Gahn and Moser to be Inducted into Farm Science Review Hall of Fame LONDON, Ohio  – The Farm Science Review Hall of Fame will welcome its 23rd class of inductees at the Vice President’s Luncheon on September 18. Jim Beuerlein, Michael Gahn and Bobby Moser have been selected for induction because of their contributions to the success of the Farm Science Review. The 50th Farm Science Review is September 18-20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Lindsay Bowman
01/27/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 28 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 28. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider

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