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03/05/2012 Workshop to Address Legal Risks for Livestock and Dairy Producers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers who raise livestock and dairy can learn more about legal risks and what they can do to reduce their risks in a workshop hosted by Ohio State University Extension and the National Agricultural Law Center. Peggy Hall
03/05/2012 Winter Farming in Cleveland? Yes, With Help from Ohio State Ag Experts CLEVELAND, Ohio -- You don't have to move to warmer climates (South Beach, anyone?) to enjoy the benefits of locally grown lettuce, herbs and other fresh produce in Cleveland during the winter. Mauricio Espinoza Marie Barni, Gerry Gross
03/08/2012 Overholt Drainage School Offers Soil and Water Conservation Education COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Farmers, land improvement contractors, soil and water conservation technicians and engineers can learn about the construction and management of soil and water conservation systems during the Overholt Drainage School led by Ohio State University and other industry experts. Tracy Turner Larry C. Brown
03/08/2012 Nematodes in Corn Could Be a Growing Problem for Ohio Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While it is unclear if Ohio corn growers will have a problem with nematodes, farmers, growers and researchers are taking a closer look at the issue to see if the tiny organisms negatively impact corn yields and if seed treatment nematicides are needed, said an Ohio State University plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Terry Niblack
03/08/2012 High Grain Prices Could Lead to Less Conservation Land Entering USDA Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's offer to pay farmers and landowners more money to stop farming their land to create additional wetlands and grasslands may not be enough incentive to get more growers to forgo planting crops that have fetched record prices in recent months, an Ohio State University expert said. Tracy Turner Brent Sohngen, Carl Robert Zulauf, Marne Titchenell
03/09/2012 Chow Line: Make MyPlate work for you (3/9/12) I’ve been following the eating patterns depicted in “MyPlate,” but do I have to incorporate all the food groups at every meal? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/12/2012 Classes for Divorcing Parents Designed With Kids in Mind COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When parents divorce, it's often the children who pay the highest price. But many parents in Ohio learn how to soften the blow with "Successful Co-Parenting: A Family Stability Program," a two- to three-hour class offered in 12 counties by Ohio State University Extension. Martha Filipic Kara Newby
03/15/2012 Family Fundamentals: Make wise choices when you get tax refund (for March 2012) We’re eagerly awaiting our tax refund, but we disagree on what to do with it. We do agree that we want to be smarter about our saving and spending habits. Are there good guidelines we can follow? Martha Filipic Joyce Fittro
03/15/2012 Cleaner, Safer Produce? Program for Farmers is April 14 CANFIELD, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms takes place in Mahoning County on April 14. Ashley Kulhanek
03/15/2012 MacArthur Foundation Awards Ohio State $427,000 Grant to Analyze the Use of Reverse Mortgages and Its Impact on Older Adults COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A research team led by Stephanie Moulton, an assistant professor at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, was awarded one of five competitive grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for research to explore the relationships between housing and social and economic outcomes for families and communities.
03/15/2012 Chow Line: Calcium essential throughout life (3/16/12) My doctor suggested I take a few antacid tablets every day to get additional calcium. A colleague said I should space them throughout the day instead of taking them all at once. Is that true? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
03/16/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter May Bring Early Insects, But Effect on Field Crops Depends More on Weather and Growers’ Planting Dates WOOSTER, Ohio – While the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year will cause some insects to appear earlier than normal, whether or not the bugs will impact field crops negatively depends more on the weather in spring, the variety of insect, and how early or late farmers decide to plant this year, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
03/16/2012 Conference to Help Small Farm Owners Market Products, Increase Profits Massillon, Ohio -- Small farm owners who want to tap into the growing demand for local foods and learn more about selling directly to grocery stores and restaurants can get tips from the experts during a small farm conference on March 31 in Massillon, Ohio. Tracy Turner Mike Hogan
03/16/2012 OARDC Names BioHio Research Park Leader WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has selected Shauna R. Brummet as president and executive director of its BioHio Research Park in northeast Ohio. She will begin her position in April. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
03/16/2012 Ohio Corn Performance Test Sampled for Nematodes COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amid growing questions of nematodes’ effect on corn yields in Ohio, a recent sampling in the 2011 Ohio Corn Performance Test locations found no visible evidence of nematode injury, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
03/16/2012 SARE Grants Millions to Fund Sustainable Agriculture Research at Ohio State COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension researchers have garnered some $2.8  million in grant funding over the last 23 years to advance sustainable agriculture issues in Ohio as part of an effort to benefit farmers, farm families and Ohioans statewide, according to a pair of OSU Extension educators. Tracy Turner Mike Hogan, Alan Sundermeier
03/20/2012 Beekeepers: Free Monthly Webinar Series from Ohio State Starts in April WOOSTER, Ohio -- Beekeepers in Ohio and beyond are invited to attend a free, monthly educational webinar series taught by Ohio State University experts, starting April 18. Mauricio Espinoza Denise Ellsworth
03/21/2012 'Green Is for Life!' Ohio State Campus in Wooster to Host Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio — “Green is for life!” says the tagline for Ohio State’s fifth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, set for April 17 — during Earth Week — at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Gwen Covert
03/22/2012 Polar Ice Core Expert to Keynote Ohio State Green Fair in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Paolo Gabrielli, a research scientist with Ohio State’s Byrd Polar Research Center, will be the keynote speaker at the university’s fifth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair. Kurt Knebusch Gwen Covert
03/23/2012 What to Do With That Shoebox Full of Old Batteries: Recycling Returns to Wooster Green Fair WOOSTER, Ohio -- Visitors can drop off cell phones, computers, compact fluorescent lamps and other household items for recycling at Ohio State’s fifth annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair. Kurt Knebusch Gwen Covert
03/23/2012 Chow Line: Study labels to reduce trans fats (3/23/12) I just heard something on the news about trans fats, but I thought they weren’t allowed in food anymore. Am I wrong? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
03/27/2012 Farmers Consider Modifying Planting Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Although decisions on what to plant essentially took place last summer or fall when farmers ordered seed and other inputs, now is the time many consider tweaking those plans, says an Ohio State University Extension agricultural economist. Martha Filipic Barry Ward
03/27/2012 Homebuyer's Guide Could Help Prevent Nightmares When Pursuing American Dream COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Historically low mortgage rates and reasonable home prices make today's realty market seem like it should be a buyer's dream. But the process can become a nightmare for potential buyers who are unprepared to make what could be the biggest investment of their lives. Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
03/28/2012 OSU CARES and Innovative Grant proposals due May 15 OSU CARES is again making available grants to support partnerships between OSU Extension and colleagues across Ohio State University to expand our outreach and Engagement work. Cheryl Buck Karen Bruns
03/29/2012 Fill Up on Gas from Garbage? Ohio State Campus in Wooster to Try It … at $2.25 a Gallon WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, a part of Ohio State headquartered in northeast Ohio, is converting four of its vehicles to run on natural gas -- but not just any natural gas. Kurt Knebusch Dave Benfield, John Ott, Caroline Henry
03/29/2012 Green-up marks the time to apply nitrogen in winter wheat COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Now that wheat fields have reached green-up, it's time to apply spring nitrogen, an Ohio State University Extension educator says. Tracy Turner Edwin Lentz
03/29/2012 OSU Expert: Warm Winter Brings Severe Threat of Corn Flea Beetle and Increased Potential for Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt WOOSTER, Ohio – Field crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for corn flea beetle as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a severe infestation of the pest, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
03/29/2012 Safety Conference Teaches Emergency Management for Ohio Farm Markets and Agritainment Operations COLUMBUS, Ohio –When Mother Nature or natural disasters strike a u-pick operation, it’s important for farm operators to react fast and know how to handle the panic of visitors, says an Ohio State University Extension expert.  Dee Jepsen
03/29/2012 Ohio State Experts Work with State Agriculture Professionals to Devise Water Quality Recommendations COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio crop growers can find ways to continue to help reduce excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie using best management practices recommended by Ohio State University Extension experts. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
03/30/2012 Chow Line: Enjoy eggs, but keep safety in mind (3/30/12) I know that eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella if the hen that laid the egg is infected. But how common is this? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard