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08/19/2011 Chow Line: Help children cut back on calories (for 8/28/11) Does eating fast food contribute to childhood obesity? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
08/19/2011 Media Request Form for FSR Tickets and Parking Make your plans now to cover the 2011 Farm Science Review. Suzanne Steel
08/22/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: Shirley Brooks-Jones Available for Interviews about 9/11 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the nation prepares to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, one local woman looks forward to again sharing her own Sept. 11 tale of overwhelming generosity.   Martha Filipic
08/22/2011 Creating Accessible Agriculture at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio -- The “AgrAbility” Bus will increase accessibility to events at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Review staff and Ohio AgrAbility partnered with the Madison County Ride program to provide a handicapped-accessible bus to meet the needs of individuals with a disability attending Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Kent McGuire
08/23/2011 Late Planted Soybeans Mean Aphids in August WOOSTER, Ohio – Because farmers across the Corn Belt planted crops later than normal this season, scouting for soybean aphids might seem later than normal, according to one Ohio State University Extension entomologist. Even so, the aphids’ appearance is right on schedule, agronomically speaking. Andy Vance Ron Hammond
08/24/2011 In the Firewood Business? Join Ohio State Firewood Directory, Connect with Customers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is inviting all firewood dealers in the state to submit their contact information for inclusion in a comprehensive industry directory aimed at better connecting potential consumers with producers.
08/25/2011 Chow Line: Type of protein can affect diabetes risk (for 9/4/11) Does the type of protein you eat have anything to do with the development of diabetes? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
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
08/25/2011 Sept. 1: See OSU’s Latest Organic Farming Research WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s nationally known organic farming research program will be featured Sept. 1 as part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Bielek
08/29/2011 Join the 'Buckthorn Watch': Citizens Needed to Track Invasive Plant in Ohio, Mich., Iowa WOOSTER, Ohio -- University scientists are trying to find out if common buckthorn is really common in Ohio, Michigan and Iowa -- and will be counting on residents of these states to spot the invasive plant, report their findings online and help fight agricultural and household pests that benefit from its presence in the landscape. Mauricio Espinoza Mary Gardiner
08/29/2011 Agriculture Event Will Help Farmers Brush Up on Financial Know-How COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Experts predict strong demand for crops will continue to warrant record-high prices over the next decade and increased net returns in the livestock industry. And, consumers' continued demand for agricultural products, despite the country's economic state, has proven agriculture as more financially stable than other sectors of the U.S. economy. Melanie Wilt Chuck Gamble
08/30/2011 Ohio State Scientist: EPA's Alert on Imprelis is Warranted COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking appropriate action in alerting homeowners and landscape professionals not to use grass clippings that have been treated with Imprelis, as well as trees that may have been injured from Imprelis, for compost or mulch, says an Ohio State University turfgrass science professor. Martha Filipic Dave Gardner
08/30/2011 Asian Longhorned Beetle the Focus of Talk at FSR COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University forestry expert Kathy Smith will present "The New Forest Threat: Asian Longhorned Beetle" on Sept. 20 at Farm Science Review. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
09/01/2011 OARDC To Mark Tornado Anniversary Sept. 16 with Community Recognition, New Building Dedication: Public Invited WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will raise the banners of renewal and resurgence up high on Sept. 16, as it commemorates the one-year anniversary of a tornado that destroyed part of the campus with a day full of recognition ceremonies and the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind research facility in the state. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
09/01/2011 Cleveland, Other Cities Could Produce Most of Their Food: Ohio State Study WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cleveland and other post-industrial North American cities have the potential to generate up to 100 percent of their current needs for fresh produce and other food items -- retaining millions of dollars in the local economy, creating new jobs, and spurring additional health, social and environmental benefits. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
09/01/2011 Impact of Natural Gas Production on Rural Ohio Discussed at Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Natural gas production from shale has potential for significant impacts on rural Ohio. Experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and OSU Extension will discuss opportunities and challenges for rural economies in developing this natural resource at the Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 near London. Andy Vance Stan Ernst
09/02/2011 Chow Line: Watch the toppings for a healthy salad (for 9/11/11) Over the summer, our salads have gotten more and more elaborate. With cheese, almonds and other toppings, are we being as healthy as we think? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
09/02/2011 Ohio State’s Dean of Food, Ag, Environment to Step Down COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The longest-tenured dean at The Ohio State University announced his transition plans today.  Suzanne Steel
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
09/07/2011 OSU South Centers Celebrate 20 Years with Open House Sept. 15 PIKETON, Ohio -- The Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon are celebrating two decades of diversifying agriculture and promoting economic development in southern Ohio, and want to share this milestone with area residents, friends and clientele past and present at a Sept. 15 open house. Mauricio Espinoza Tom Worley
09/08/2011 Trade Expecting Lower Corn Production In September Crop Report COLUMBUS, Ohio – Commodity market analysts expect lower U.S. corn and soybean production estimates in next week’s crop production report from the Department of Agriculture, and one Ohio State University agricultural economist says that could lead to marketing opportunities for farmers. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
09/08/2011 ‘Question the Authorities’ on Ag Economy, Markets and Policy at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics will present a series of updates on the agricultural economy, commodity markets and policy issues at the 2011 Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London. Andy Vance Stan Ernst
09/09/2011 Chow Line: 'Freshman 15' largely a myth, but be wise (for 9/18/11) I just started college and I know my eating patterns have changed dramatically from when I was living at home. I'm worried about gaining the "freshman 15." What can I do to stop from gaining weight?  Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
09/09/2011 Top 10 Things to See at This Year's Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Farmers will dream big at this year's Farm Science Review, which promises to offer visitors a number of new technologies and advantages to improve on-farm profits.  Melanie Wilt
09/09/2011 OARDC to Unveil Unique Ag Safety Facility Sept. 16 in Wooster: Public Invited WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at enhancing its nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals -- and further safeguarding Ohio's $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
09/12/2011 Champion Dog Breeder: 'I Owe It All to 4-H' COLUMBUS, Ohio – David Vollette has made a mark showing and breeding dogs on an international scale. And, he says, it wouldn’t have happened without Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Tom Archer, Lucinda Miller, David Vollette
09/12/2011 USDA Secretary Vilsack: 'Agriculture is Cool Again' COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s number one industry and economic driver is again attracting the attention of young, talented people interested in a career in food and resource production and related sciences, according to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Andy Vance Tom Vilsack, Bobby Moser
09/13/2011 On-farm Storage Generally Pays, Caution Recommended This Year COLUMBUS, Ohio – The old saying regarding on-farm grain storage goes something like this: “bins pay dividends.” This year, however, may be the one year in many that bucks conventional wisdom, according to one Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
09/13/2011 Market Focus Returns to Weather, Broader Economy Following USDA Reports COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, commodity traders and market analysts will largely turn their focus back toward Mother Nature in the final weeks of the growing season following a September crop production report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that yielded few surprises, according to Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist Matt Roberts. Andy Vance Matt Roberts
09/13/2011 Campus Prepares for 'ArboBlitz' Oct. 5-8 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Come October, Mary Maloney hopes to see hundreds of tree-huggers crowding Ohio State University's campus. "And I'm hoping for a lot of non-tree-huggers too," she said. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney

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