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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
09/15/2011 Family Fundamentals: Online course can help with family finances (September 2011) My wife recently received a small inheritance. Instead of paying off some of our debt, she bought our children new games, bikes and other non-essentials. We don't see eye to eye about money. How can we get past this? Martha Filipic Cazilia Loibl, Kara Newby
09/16/2011 Chow Line: Take care when choosing snack bar (for 9/25/11) I recently tried a new brand of granola bar and was surprised at how sweet it was -- it was almost like eating a candy bar. What should I look for on the label when trying another kind? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
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
09/19/2011 Confined Spaces, Teen Challenge Highlight Safety Demos At Farm Science Review 2011 LONDON, Ohio – Helping farmers and rural youth understand the implications of farm safety is the goal of several demonstrations, displays, and interactive events at Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center outside London. Andy Vance Kathy Henwood
09/19/2011 A Milestone Reached: OARDC Dedicates First-in-Ohio Ag Safety Facility WOOSTER, Ohio -- In the presence of elected officials, Ohio State University leaders and community supporters, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) unveiled last Friday, Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building aimed at safeguarding Ohio’s $100-billion agricultural industry from infectious diseases that threaten plants and animals in an increasingly globalized economy. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
09/19/2011 Master Gardeners Donate to Secrest Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio — Wooster’s Secrest Arboretum celebrated its continuing recovery from tornado damage this past Friday (9/16), the storm’s one-year anniversary, and Ohio’s Master Gardener Volunteers added some icing to the cake. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
09/20/2011 Corn Harvest As Scheduled at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio – Despite a late start to the growing season and seven-tenths of an inch of rain less than 24 hours before show time, corn harvest is on as scheduled at Farm Science Review 2011, according to General Manager Chuck Gamble. Andy Vance Chuck Gamble, Nick Zachrich
09/21/2011 Issues and Opportunities for Shale Gas Production Complex LONDON, Ohio – Farmers and landowners face several complex issues and opportunities relative to mineral rights as Ohio develops natural gas production from Marcellus and Utica shale, advised experts from the Ohio State University speaking at Farm Science Review 2011. Andy Vance Doug Southgate, Allen Klaiber, Mike Lloyd
09/21/2011 ‘Fueling the Cure’ Yields $101,000 Joint Food, Cancer Research Endowment LONDON, Ohio – The philanthropic efforts of five agricultural cooperatives spawned a unique joint endowment between the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center with a donation of over $101,000 Tuesday (9/20) at Ohio State’s Farm Science Review. Andy Vance Bobby Moser, Steven Clinton
09/22/2011 OSU Extension to Lead Ohio Farm to School Program As students head back to school, they may be eating more fresh Ohio foods in their school lunch, breakfast and snack programs. The Ohio State University Extension program in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will now provide leadership for the statewide Farm to School program, tapping into the strength of state, county, regional and national networks. Julie Fox Julie Fox
09/22/2011 Media Advisory: Elementary, Middle School Students Get Taste of Food Science Sept. 26 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- About 100 elementary and middle school students from central Ohio schools will learn the basics about food science and technology and food safety at Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology on Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. Martha Filipic V.M. "Bala" Balasubramaniam
09/22/2011 Food Dialogues Reach Farm Science Review Attendees via Satellite and Twitter Thought leaders in food and agriculture production and policy, wildlife, animal care and the environment came together via satellite and Twitter (#foodd) with farmers and consumers to discuss concerns about water and land availability, energy costs, food prices and transparency. Melanie Wilt
09/23/2011 Chow Line: Apples really could keep doctor away (for 10/2/11) Are apples as good for you as other fruits are? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
09/27/2011 Late-planted Corn Could Lead to Additional Drying Costs at Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a season marked by significant precipitation prior to planting and recent rains leading into harvest, farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt might expect corn coming out of the field at a higher moisture content than usual. Higher moisture corn could lead to higher energy costs for farmers this fall, according to Ohio State University Extension Production Business Management Leader Barry Ward. Andy Vance Barry Ward
09/27/2011 Agricultural Exports Add Significant Value to Ohio Farmers’ Revenue COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amid a visit to Ohio by a Taiwan soybean and corn delegation to sign letters of intent to purchase corn and soybeans, Ohio State University agricultural economist Ian Sheldon said the export of agricultural products adds significantly to farm revenues. Andy Vance Ian Sheldon
09/28/2011 Two 4-H Events Offer Science Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Making mozzarella cheese, spinning wool after a sheep-shearing demonstration, and creating a lamp from an empty pop can are just some of the hands-on fun but educational experiences available at two upcoming Columbus events sponsored by Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
09/28/2011 Killing Crop-Eating Pests: Compounds Work by Disrupting Bugs' Winter Sleep COLUMBUS, Ohio - The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest's winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests. Emily Caldwell David Denlinger
09/29/2011 Farmland Policy Innovation Center Announces Community-Based Agricultural Economic Development Grants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Six projects have been awarded grants through the Farmland Protection Partnership Program sponsored to support community-based agricultural economic development planning projects in Ohio. Nick Benson Jill Clark
09/29/2011 Autumn Discovery Day Is This Saturday (10/1) WOOSTER, Ohio -- Autumn Discovery Day, featuring garden advice, self-guided tours, and a sale of 100-plus types of hard-to-find trees and shrubs, takes place this Saturday in Secrest Arboretum, part of OARDC in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
09/29/2011 Sheep, Goat Producers: Management Skills Workshop to be Held Oct. 14 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Sheep and goat producers who are certified organic, in transition to becoming organic, or just interested in small ruminants and organic methods won't want to miss the Management Skills for Organic Small Ruminants Workshop, to be held Oct. 14 from 1-5 p.m. at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Mauricio Espinoza Kathy Bielek
09/29/2011 Secrest Arboretum Plants 1,000th Tree Since Tornado WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum, which lost 1,600 trees to a tornado last year, recently dug in replacement No. 1,000 -- exactly one year later. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
09/29/2011 Hello, Birdie? See What’s on the Wing in Secrest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Will there be any snowbirds if there isn’t -- one hopes -- any snow? See for yourself on Oct. 8 when Secrest Arboretum holds its next bird walk.  Kurt Knebusch Kurt Knebusch
09/29/2011 Fall Herbicide Application Later Than Normal Following Late Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fall herbicide applications are still a good idea this year, despite a later-than-normal harvest, according to Ohio State University Extension weed specialist Mark Loux. Andy Vance Mark Loux
09/29/2011 Ag, Rural Issues Central to New Ohio State Center for Subsurface Energy COLUMBUS, Ohio – Natural gas production from shale deposits could significantly change the rural economic landscape in states like Ohio, and will be a key focus of Ohio State University’s new Subsurface Energy Resource Center, according to the Center’s co-director, agricultural economist Douglas Southgate. Andy Vance Douglas Southgate
09/30/2011 Researchers: Apply Public Trust Doctrine to 'Rescue' Wildlife from Politics COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When a species recovers enough to be removed from the federal endangered species list, the public trust doctrine -- the principle that government must conserve natural resources for the public good -- should guide state management of wildlife, scientists say.  Emily Caldwell Jeremy Bruskotter
09/30/2011 Chow Line: Sugar intake can affect triglycerides (for 10/9/11) My triglyceride numbers are climbing a bit, and I was told to cut back on my added sugar intake. That surprised me -- I know that saturated fat and trans fat can affect blood cholesterol and triglycerides, but what does sugar have to do with it? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
09/30/2011 Sustainable Ag's Vision in Ohio: Register by Monday (10/3) for Stinner Summit TOLEDO, Ohio -- Registration continues through Monday for Ohio’s fifth annual Stinner Summit, a day devoted to sustainable agriculture and specific new ways to further it. It’s from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 7 in Toledo. Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt
10/03/2011 Why Trees Matter? Forum to Explore It WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio’s sixth annual Why Trees Matter Forum, a look at the social, economic and environmental benefits of trees in cities and suburbs, takes place Oct. 19 in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Lisa Troyer
10/03/2011 New Food Science, Technology Chair Hopes to Form New Partnerships COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In his new role as chair of Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology, Richard Linton plans to forge new partnerships. Martha Filipic Richard Linton