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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 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
02/14/2012 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
02/23/2012 Family Fundamentals: A strong, happy relationship good for your health (Feb. 2012) I’m in my 50s and am happily married. I keep hearing younger people in my social circle question whether marriage is really important. Am I just old-fashioned? Or does marriage still have inherent value? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
02/23/2012 Ohio State Anaerobic Digestion Technology Now Being Commercialized WOOSTER, Ohio -- Technology developed by an Ohio State University researcher is now being commercialized by quasar energy group to increase the types of waste that can be converted to biogas for energy and fuel uses. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Caroline Henry
02/23/2012 Workshops to Look at What's New in Manure: Uses, Methods, Technology WOOSTER, Ohio — Manure Technology workshops are set for March 19 in western Ohio near Grand Lake St. Marys and for March 20 in northern Ohio at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Mary Wicks
02/23/2012 Workshops Offer Farmers Help with Herbicide Resistance Weed Control in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers looking to find answers on how to deal with herbicide resistance issues will have the chance to speak with Ohio State University Extension experts during a series of workshops designed to help farmers who are facing increasingly difficult weed control scenarios.  Tracy Turner Mark Loux
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
02/23/2012 Conference Offers Training for Crop Advisers and Farmers ADA, Ohio -- Farmers and certified crop advisers who attend Ohio State University's Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference this year will have several opportunities to hear from nationally known experts in the field of soil conservation, nutrient management and water quality. Tracy Turner Randall Reeder
02/23/2012 Assistance, Screenings Offered for Farmers Battling Arthritis COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new program offered by faculty and students from The Ohio State University Medical Center may offer solutions for farmers struggling with arthritis. Tracy Turner Meg Teaford, Kent McGuire
02/23/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts Available to Talk about New European Organic Food Partnerships’ Financial Impact on Ohio Growers WOOSTER, Ohio — The historic agreement of a new partnership between the United States and the European Union announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture means that organic foods certified in the U.S. can be sold in Europe for the first time, a move that could provide new market opportunities for certified organic growers in Ohio, an Ohio State University expert said. Tracy Turner Brian McSpadden Gardener, Stan Ernst
02/23/2012 Fifteen New AgrAbility Fact Sheets Online COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, growers and any agriculture workers dealing with a disabling condition can find tips on how to cope with their condition while continuing to farm thanks to 15 new fact sheets from the Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio AgrAbility Program. Tracy Turner Kent McGuire
02/23/2012 ECO Farming Saves Growers Money, Improves Soil and Benefits Environment, Researchers Say ADA, Ohio – Ohio crop growers looking to increase the organic matter content in their soil to the tune of $900 per unit increase in organic matter, may want to consider a move to ECO Farming, advises an Ohio State University Extension educator, who says that switching to the technique could result in raising soil organic matter levels by several percentage points depending on soil type. Tracy Turner Jim Hoorman

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