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01/19/2012 $320,000 Tractor Donated; Another on the Way Agricultural Systems Management program to benefit. Martha Filipic Scott Shearer, Dewey Mann, Tom Stannard
01/19/2012 Proper Nutrition Vital for Livestock in Late Gestation WOOSTER, Ohio -- As livestock managers anticipate the beginning of the spring calving season, it's vital that they make sure their cows and heifers are getting the proper nutrition.  Martha Filipic Rory Lewandowski
01/20/2012 Family Fundamentals: Just put pen to paper to start on budget (January 2012) We promised ourselves we would establish a monthly budget in 2012, but now we don’t know where to start. Can you help?  Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
01/20/2012 Feb. 23: What's That Wood? Workshop in Southern Ohio PIKETON, Ohio -- The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program presents What’s That Wood? -- a workshop for landowners, builders, woodworkers, carpenters and others -- on Feb. 23 at Ohio State University’s Endeavor Center in Piketon. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
01/20/2012 Chow Line: Portion control essential for toddlers (1/20/12) My two toddlers are overweight. We have begun watching what we eat more closely, but I find that I’m not sure how much my children should be eating. Can you help? Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
01/20/2012 Specialty Crops: New Book Links Ohio Growers with Institutional Food-service Buyers WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new book called Ohio’s Specialty Crops: A Boost to Food Service Menus is now available free online. Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt
01/23/2012 Sustainable Agriculture: Ohio State Announces On-farm Research Grant Program WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team and Agroecosystems Management Program are now accepting proposals for grants for on-farm research in sustainable agriculture Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt, Casey Hoy
01/24/2012 Sports Turf Managers Fighting Bugs by Going Green COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Not surprisingly, more turf managers are interested in going green. Martha Filipic Dave Shetlar
01/25/2012 Thousand Cankers Coming? How to Spot Walnut Tree Killer COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Now you can get a free wallet-size ID card for spotting thousand cankers disease, which is a new, deadly walnut tree illness. It’s close to but not in Ohio yet. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
01/25/2012 Field Crop Programs Scheduled for Feb. 9, 14 in NW Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Field crop farmers will have two opportunities this February to get up to speed on new research and technology from Ohio State University experts as they make plans for the 2012 growing season. Mauricio Espinoza
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
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
01/27/2012 Chow Line: Canned salmon good for omega-3s (1/27/12) We love making baked salmon, especially because it’s so good for you. But it is expensive. Recently I’ve been tempted to try canned salmon. Does it have the same health benefits from omega-3 fatty acids? Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
01/27/2012 Two Ohio Small Farm Conferences Set for March WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Small farm landowners interested in improving production and marketing practices will get the information they need in March at conferences hosted by Ohio State University Extension's Small Farm Program in Wilmington and Massillon. Tony Nye
01/30/2012 OSU Extension Launches New Forest Products Website COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With industrial output totaling $22.4 billion, Ohio's forest products industry makes a significant impact on the state's economy. To reflect the importance of this sector and to better serve the needs of its production forestry clientele, Ohio State University Extension has launched a new website dedicated to the industry: http://ohiowood.osu.edu. Mauricio Espinoza Eric McConnell
01/30/2012 Buckeyes Earn 'Tree Campus USA' Certification COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus campus of The Ohio State University has been certified as a "Tree Campus USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
01/31/2012 Ohio Compost Operator Education Course Is March 21-22 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The 2012 Ohio Compost Operator Education Course takes place March 21-22 at OARDC in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
02/14/2012 Kensinger Joins Ohio State as Chair of Animal Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of his new role as chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences, Ronald S. Kensinger plans to create new partnerships, boost the department’s fundraising efforts and increase the amount of access to hands-on research opportunities for students.  Tracy Turner Ronald S. Kensinger
02/14/2012 Wet Fall and Warm Winter Leave Abundance of Manure Farmers Can Use as Crop Nutrient FINDLAY, Ohio – An unusually wet fall and unseasonably warm winter have left many livestock farmers exploring every option to find extra storage for manure. An Ohio State University Extension researcher says farmers can utilize a portion of their manure to replace commercial fertilizer on wheat and corn crops, a practice that can also protect the environment.  Tracy Turner Glen Arnold
02/14/2012 Cover Crops Boost Soil Health, Nutrients, Earthworms and Lower Costs PIKETON, Ohio – Ohio farmers looking to improve the overall health of their soil should consider planting oilseed radish, cereal rye, cowpea or Austrian winter pea as a cover crop, which can improve soil health and save money, says a soil scientist at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.” Tracy Turner Rafiq Islam
02/23/2012 Chow Line: High sodium hidden in all sorts of foods (Feb. 24, 2012) I recently read something about bread having a lot of sodium in it. Really, bread? I find that hard to believe.  Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
02/23/2012 Chow Line: Jury still out on chocolate's benefits (2/3/12) I roll my eyes every time someone says that “chocolate is good for you.” What are the facts?   Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
02/23/2012 Free 'Growing Our Own' Gardening Workshops in Columbus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension and Local Matters are collaborating on a series of free gardening workshops through mid-June.  Mike Hogan
02/23/2012 Ohio State Researcher: Global Hunger May Be Double Previous Estimates COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A household food and nutrition survey developed in part by an Ohio State University researcher is uncovering a clearer picture of hunger and malnutrition throughout the world. Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
02/23/2012 Farm Science Review Seeking Stories from First 50 Years COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the Farm Science Review looks forward to its 50th farm show Sept. 18-20, show organizers want to get in contact with individuals who were in attendance at the early Reviews dating back as far as 1963 when it was held at Ohio State University’s Don Scott Field in Columbus. Lindsay Bowman Melanie Wilt
02/23/2012 Workshops Help Growers Make Products 'MarketReady' PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio food producers looking to sell through different marketing channels are invited to attend one of three MarketReady training programs. The day-long workshop teaches what is required to sell to grocers, restaurants and other wholesale buyers. Julie Moose
02/23/2012 Ohio State Expert: Late Planting Can Still Result in Strong Yields if Corn Growers Make Adjustments ADA, Ohio – While late planting concerns may cause some growers to reconsider planting corn, an Ohio State University Extension specialist says producers may not have to fear lower yields when planting late if they make some adjustments and still manage the late-planted corn as effectively as they manage early planted corn. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
02/23/2012 Economy, Environment, and Shale Energy Webinar To Discuss Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts COLUMBUS -– Ohio State University's Climate Change Outreach Team will present “Balancing the Economic Benefits with the Environmental Impacts of Shale Energy Development” this Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tim Considine of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources will discuss the nature of shale energy production and its broader implications for the world energy complex, the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling, and estimates of the economic benefits and environmental costs of shale energy development. Jill Jentes Banicki
02/23/2012 April 27 in Wooster: Produce Safety Program for Farmers WOOSTER, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place April 27 at OARDC in Wooster. Ashley Kulhanek
02/23/2012 Innovative Approaches to Managing Drainage Ditches Can Save Growers Time, Money and Better Benefit Waterways, Ohio State Experts Say ADA, Ohio – Innovative approaches to ditch management could save Ohio crop growers time and money while at the same time reducing the flow of phosphorus and nitrogen through ditches that eventually end up in stream water, rivers and ultimately in Lake Erie and beyond, Ohio State University experts said. Tracy Turner Khandakar Rafiq Islam, Jonathan D Witter

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