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12/22/2010 Congressman-elect Renacci Tours OARDC: 'I Look Forward to Working With You' WOOSTER, Ohio — Jim Renacci, who will represent Ohio's 16th District in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in January 2011, toured the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Nov. 17 to learn more about educational and economic development assets in the north-central and northeast Ohio counties that span the district. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
08/29/2011 Join the 'Buckthorn Watch': Citizens Needed to Track Invasive Plant in Ohio, Mich., Iowa WOOSTER, Ohio -- University scientists are trying to find out if common buckthorn is really common in Ohio, Michigan and Iowa -- and will be counting on residents of these states to spot the invasive plant, report their findings online and help fight agricultural and household pests that benefit from its presence in the landscape. Mauricio Espinoza Mary Gardiner
10/05/2012 'An Ohio State Story': Lab Idea Yields 60 Local Jobs, New Green Industry MANSFIELD, Ohio -- An industry need. A waste product. An idea by an Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center scientist. Mix them together. What do you get? A new company. Sixty new Ohio jobs. And a new green industry. Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li, Jeff Schultheis
10/19/2011 A Growing Industry: Be Part of It at Renewable Energy Workshop Nov. 10 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Companies, farmers, and university and private researchers will converge in Wooster on Thursday, Nov. 10, to show the growth of Ohio’s renewable energy and products sector and explore new opportunities within this promising green industry. And they want you to be a part of it. Mauricio Espinoza
06/17/2011 Wheat Gone Bad? Here's How to Use It as Alternative Animal Feed COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As some farmers face the probability of low-quality wheat this growing season -- in some cases below quality standards for milling -- they may need to look for alternative markets for their crop. One option is to use it as animal feed, but several factors need to be considered before incorporating this wheat into livestock diets. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Boyles
03/26/2008 OARDC's Jackson Ag Research Station Has New Manager WOOSTER, Ohio — Kenny J. Wells has been appointed manager of the Jackson Agricultural Research Station in southeastern Ohio, part of Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
02/25/2003 Ohio Bull Test Preview And Sale Coming Up At EORDC CALDWELL, Ohio — If beefing up your cattle operation is one of your priorities this year, the 34th Ohio Bull Test Preview and Sale offers you not one, but 151 purebred ways to do it. Mauricio Espinoza Justin Lahmers
03/22/2011 Ohio State Receives $2.6M NSF Grant for Unique Research in Africa's Threatened Sahel Region COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the unique interactions between shrubs and crops as a basis for developing sustainable agricultural practices in the ecologically fragile Sahel region of Africa. Mauricio Espinoza Richard Dick
05/30/2012 Ohio State to Co-host International E. coli Symposium WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University food safety researchers have been selected to co-host the premier international scientific meeting dealing with dangerous E. coli infections that continue to pose global health concerns. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
04/29/2011 Chancellor Petro at OARDC Conference: 'You Are the Heart of Ohio's Economic Growth Prospects' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Speaking at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) annual conference yesterday (4/28) on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro said agriculture -- and the science that supports it -- are “the heart of Ohio’s economic growth prospects.” Mauricio Espinoza
12/07/2012 Media Advisory: OARDC in Wooster to Help Launch State's 100 Gbps Broadband Network Tuesday, Dec. 11 WOOSTER, Ohio -- Reporters are invited to the inauguration of Ohio's 100-Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) statewide broadband network, which will take place Tuesday, Dec. 11, at various university sites -- including the Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza
06/26/2007 Downy Mildew Found in Ohio Cucumbers: Growers Advised to Protect Crop WOOSTER, Ohio — Downy mildew has been found on cucumber farms in northern Ohio, and Ohio State University vegetable experts are asking growers to take measures now to prevent damage from this potentially devastating disease. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
06/15/2007 Brazilian Researcher Visits OARDC to Discuss Bio-energy Collaborations WOOSTER, Ohio € Brazil is an international leader in the production of biofuels from crops. Ohio State University has a widely recognized crop breeding and biotechnology program and is leading efforts in the state to develop renewable fuels, energy and materials. So it makes sense that both parties get together to compare notes and learn from each other as they seek to make further strides in the worlds emerging bioecononomy. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
02/12/2003 Project Comes To The Rescue of Ohio's Agricultural Literature WOOSTER, Ohio — Unique and invaluable publications that convey the history of Ohio’s agriculture and rural life in their brittle pages will be saved from obliteration thanks to a preservation project led by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Connie Britton
06/01/2012 Blowing in the Wind: OSU Extension Helps Communities Develop Wind Energy Projects VAN WERT, Ohio -- For many years, Glenn McClure has grown corn and soybeans on his 850-acre farm 10 miles northwest of Van Wert. Now, he's added a new crop to his rotation: wind energy. Mauricio Espinoza Nancy Bowen, Dan Litchfield
12/07/2012 Ohio Sheep and Goat Educational Series Returns in Early 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Animal-breeding efficiency and drought's effect on pastures will be two of the topics at hand when Ohio State University Extension co-sponsors the 2013 Sheep and Goat WebEx Program Series in February. Mauricio Espinoza Roger High
05/17/2011 Higher Fuel Prices To Impact Some Farmers More Than Others COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This year’s unexpected rise in fuel prices is certain to impact farmers in Ohio and across the nation, but the extent of the impact will vary across agricultural sectors and will depend on other variables such as the weather and the fate of already record-high grain prices. Mauricio Espinoza Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker, Clif Little
10/17/2011 Davlin Appointed Manager of OARDC’s Western Ag Research Station SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Joe Davlin has been appointed manager of the Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston, Ohio, one of nine outlying research farms operated by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
06/21/2011 Bioproducts Center Links Ag and Polymers to Drive Innovation, Job Creation COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In only six years, the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center has facilitated the creation of new companies, partnerships, products and jobs -- helping Ohio become a national leader in the promising field of bio-based specialty chemicals, polymers and advanced materials. Mauricio Espinoza Stephen Myers
11/12/2012 OARDC Receives National Research Award for Critical Soybean Rust Work WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is one of the recipients of the 2012 Experiment Station Section Award of Excellence in Multistate Research for its work to rapidly address the threat of soybean rust to U.S. agricultural production. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, Anne Dorrance
01/05/2010 Ohio First Lady Learns About Leading AgBioscience Research During OARDC Visit WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland witnessed the dedication of a renewable energy pilot plant and learned about first-class research on plant genetics, influenza viruses and green industrial products during her first visit to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campus on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Mauricio Espinoza OARDC Director's Office
11/14/2000 Ohio State Experts on Emerald Ash Borer (Updated February 2007) WOOSTER, Ohio — Experts with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State University Extension are available to speak with the media about emerald ash borer (EAB) — an invasive pest that is threatening to wipe out native ash trees and cause significant losses to the state's wood manufacturing, landscaping and nursery industries. Mauricio Espinoza
04/14/2011 Livestock Industry: May 2 Workshop in Columbus Tackles Ammonia, Nitrogen COLUMBUS, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio State University agricultural air quality workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing livestock and poultry producers when it comes to ammonia emissions and their connection with nitrogen fertilizer. It will take place Monday, May 2, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Mauricio Espinoza
01/03/2011 Learn About Emerald Ash Borer Online, for Free — First Webinar on Woodland Management is Jan. 6 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) University is back this semester, allowing anyone with broadband Internet access to learn about this destructive pest of ash trees as well as other exotic insects and diseases threatening North America’s urban and rural forests. And did we mention it’s free? Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
10/14/2011 Have Questions on Exotic Tree Pests? OSU Extension Offers Free Program for Woodland Owners and Homeowners on Oct. 27 in Bryan (NW Ohio) BRYAN, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension experts will offer landowners and homeowners an update on two of the most dangerous and talked-about invasive insect pests lurking in Ohio’s forests and landscapes: emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Mauricio Espinoza
06/21/2011 Asian Longhorned Beetle Find Means More Bad News for Ohio's Forests, Tree Industries COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) infesting trees in Ohio -- announced by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) on June 17 -- points to a worrisome trend of exotic, invasive pests attacking the state’s forests and urban tree resources while potentially dealing yet another blow to nursery and forest-products industries, according to Ohio State University scientists. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms, David Shetlar, Cindy Meyer
09/01/2011 Cleveland, Other Cities Could Produce Most of Their Food: Ohio State Study WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cleveland and other post-industrial North American cities have the potential to generate up to 100 percent of their current needs for fresh produce and other food items -- retaining millions of dollars in the local economy, creating new jobs, and spurring additional health, social and environmental benefits. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
04/02/2007 Easter Chicks and Ducklings: Cute Presents Could Carry Dangerous Salmonella WOOSTER, Ohio — Chicks and ducklings can bring smiles to kids this Easter season, but they could also carry something not so cuddly into your home: Salmonella infection, an illness that is particularly dangerous to young children. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
09/21/2012 Crop Insurance, Risk Management to Shape Next Farm Bill: Ohio State Ag Economists LONDON, Ohio -- The soaring cost of crop insurance and the move away from direct payments to farmers in favor of risk-management measures will shape the future of the Farm Bill, according to Ohio State University agricultural economists who shared their perspectives with farmers and other attendees Sept. 18 on the inaugural day of the 50th Farm Science Review in London, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza
02/18/2011 Ohio State Shares in $20M USDA Grant for Sustainability of Corn Production in the Midwest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is one of 11 institutions awarded a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), which aims to keep Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, Richard Moore

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