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12/07/2011 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Dec. 7 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Dec. 7. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
12/09/2011 Healthy Baby, Healthy Me
12/09/2011 Chow Line: Lower your stroke risk with antioxidants (for 12/18/11) I heard recently that eating more fruits and vegetables can help prevent stroke. Having a stroke is something I have always worried about. Can you tell me more details? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
12/12/2011 Materials Aim to Help Pregnant Women Prevent Foodborne Illness COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pregnant women can learn how to protect themselves and their babies from the risks of foodborne illness -- such as the recent melon-related listeria outbreak -- thanks to a joint effort between Ohio State University and Colorado State University. Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros, Pat Kendall
12/15/2011 Ohio State Scientists Work to Bring Back the Bobwhite COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio used to have more partridges in its pear trees. Today, researchers at Ohio State University are working to help the birds come back. Kurt Knebusch Bob Gates
12/15/2011 Ohio State Research Shows Dollar Value of Urban Trees, Benefits NE Ohio City WOOSTER, Ohio -- Urban trees provide vital environmental services that can be measured in terms of dollars, helping communities know their real value and make informed decisions. For the northeast Ohio city of Wooster, that value is $270,153 per year. Mauricio Espinoza Alejandro Chiriboga, Daryl Decker
12/16/2011 Chow Line: Lower temp OK for pork, but let it rest (for 12/25/11) My family is coming over on New Year’s Day, and we always serve pork roast for luck. My daughter suggested that I cook the roast only until it gets to 145 degrees (internal temperature) so it stays moist, but all my life I’ve cooked pork to 160 degrees, and that’s what my cookbooks say. Is my daughter’s suggestion safe? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
12/16/2011 Ohio 4-H Alum Makes His Mark Internationally COLUMBUS, Ohio -- David O'Brock grew up at the edge of North Benton, a small town in northeast Ohio near the Mahoning/Portage county line. His mother was an advisor for a 4-H club, and he tagged along to 4-H meetings with his older siblings even before he was old enough to join. Martha Filipic David O'Brock, Mary Lynn Thalheimer
12/18/2011 End of Year Brings Significant Tax Implications for Farmers JEFFERSON, Ohio – As 2011 draws to a close, so do opportunities for farmers to take advantage of certain provisions of the federal tax code, according to Ohio State University Extension educator David Marrison. Andy Vance David Marrison
12/18/2011 Don’t Overdo Tillage Following Wet Spring, Harvest COLUMBUS, Ohio – Warning farmers against “recreational tillage” between now and planting the 2012 crop, recently retired Ohio State University Extension engineer Randall Reeder said the unusually wet conditions surrounding planting and harvest in 2011 made quite an impact on soil conditions. Andy Vance Randall Reeder
12/18/2011 Biotechnology Only One Factor Behind Reduced Variation in US Crop Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the second of a series of papers discussing the impact of biotechnology on U.S. average crop yields, Ohio State University agricultural economist Carl Zulauf said that while “this study certainly doesn’t preclude biotechnology as an explanation for the decline in the variability of average yields for corn, cotton and soybeans, it does suggest more universal factors are likely occurring.” Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
12/18/2011 Biotechnology One Factor In Field Crop Yield Trends COLUMBUS, Ohio – While not a definitive study, one Ohio State University agricultural economist said statistical evidence on linear yield trends suggests that biotechnology could play a role in explaining increased yield trends for corn and soybeans over the past 15 years, even though the increase in yield trend is not large for these two crops. Andy Vance Carl Zulauf
12/18/2011 Ohio Corn and Soybean Performance Trial Results Now Available COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers with Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have released results of the 2011 Corn Performance Test and 2011 Soybean Performance Trials. Andy Vance
12/19/2011 Ohio State Economists: Shale Gas May Bring Fewer Jobs Than Thought COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A recent industry-funded study estimating that development of shale natural gas and oil could create or support 200,000 jobs in Ohio greatly overestimates the economic impact of the industry, according to a new Ohio State University analysis. Martha Filipic Mark Partridge, Amanda Weinstein
12/21/2011 Webinars Focus on Technologies to Help Increase Business STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A series of webinars on using social media, mobile apps and other technologies to help increase business is being offered by Penn State Extension in collaboration with Ohio State University Extension and University of Minnesota Extension. Julie Fox
12/21/2011 Ohio State Receives $1.4 M Grant for Development of Resistant Ash Tree WOOSTER, Ohio -- The native North American ash tree's future rests in the ability of researchers to create a new variety with the right genetic traits to withstand its greatest nemesis: the emerald ash borer (EAB). Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms, Jennifer Koch
12/26/2011 Ohio State Helps Cabbage Industry Dish Out the Perfect Kraut FREMONT, Ohio -- For good luck in the New Year, Americans eat sauerkraut. For cost savings and a higher-quality product, Ohio cabbage growers and processors turn to the experts at Ohio State University. Mauricio Espinoza Mark Koenig, Bruce Hanzel
01/04/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 4 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 4. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
01/04/2012 Researchers Unravel Challenges of Drug-Resistant Bacteria COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For years, medical professionals and the livestock industry have made great efforts not to overuse antibiotics, but drug-resistant microorganisms continue to thrive.   Martha Filipic Hua Wang
01/05/2012 Fruit, Vegetable Safety Program Set for NE Ohio March 30 BURTON, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in northeast Ohio on March 30.  Kurt Knebusch Ashley Kulhanek
01/05/2012 Ohio State Experts in Lineup for Ohio Organic Farming Conference: 'Sowing the Seeds of Food Sovereignty' GRANVILLE, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University will give a dozen of the 70-plus workshops at this year’s Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association annual conference. Kurt Knebusch Lauren Ketcham
01/06/2012 Chow Line: Limit sodium, boost potassium for health (1/6/12) Can you explain how sodium and potassium work in the body?   Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
01/10/2012 The Nuts and Bolts of Corn and Beans: Agronomy School Begins Jan. 16 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Six Monday evenings in January and February will provide farmers and certified crop advisors (CCAs) with the most comprehensive, up-to-date crop production and agricultural technology information available today, just in time to begin planning another growing season. Mauricio Espinoza
01/11/2012 Ohio Maple Days on Tap Jan. 26-28: Deadline Soon for Early-bird Discount WOOSTER, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 26 in Morrow County, Jan. 27 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 28 in Geauga County. Kurt Knebusch Gary Graham
01/13/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 14 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 14. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
01/13/2012 New Research to Examine Connections Between Land Use, Public Policy, Lake Erie Water Quality and Climate Change COLUMBUS, OH – A new research project at Ohio State University integrates biological, physical and social sciences to develop a complete picture of what drives decision-making processes and environmental conditions in the Maumee River watershed. The four-year, $1.5 million project, funded by the National Science Foundation, will combine decision-making models with hydrological modeling and future climate change scenarios to examine how people’s actions in the watershed affect water quality in Lake Erie. Christina Dierkes Jay Martin
01/13/2012 Chow Line: Americans flunk healthy eating index (1/13/12) I’m trying to eat more healthfully by following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the “MyPlate” tips. I thought I had been eating OK, but I’m surprised at how drastically I’ve changed my diet. Do many people actually follow these recommendations?   Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
01/14/2012 Ohio State Researcher: Foodborne Illness Costs $77.7 Billion a Year COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The cost of foodborne illness in the United States is now estimated to be up to $77.7 billion a year, according to an analysis by Ohio State University researcher Robert Scharff. Martha Filipic Robert Scharff
01/17/2012 Feb. 20: How to Grow, Sell Safer Produce HOMERVILLE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in northern Ohio on Feb. 20. Ashley Kulhanek
01/18/2012 Spreading Manure on Frozen Ground Option for Producers, But Proper Application Crucial COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Saturated field conditions last fall and early this winter have made it difficult for livestock producers in Ohio and the Midwest to apply manure. As a result, most farmers are beginning to run out of manure storage room right now. Mauricio Espinoza