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04/25/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of April 25 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of April 25. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
04/26/2012 Students Invited to Help Feed the World WOOSTER, Ohio -- High school and college students interested in discovering how they can make a career out of helping feed the world's growing population are invited to an open house at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) on Wednesday, June 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monica Lewandowski
04/27/2012 How to Feed Cattle More Distillers Grains: OARDC Names Krauss Award Winner WOOSTER, Ohio — Tara Felix, who last year earned her Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from Ohio State’s Department of Animal Sciences, has received OARDC’s William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.  Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 OARDC Names Annual Conference Poster Winners WOOSTER, Ohio -- OARDC has announced the winners of its research poster competition, which was held yesterday during the center’s 2012 Annual Research Conference in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 Chow Line: Microwave ovens safe if used properly A friend forwarded an email message that showed how using water heated in the microwave (and then allowed to cool) can kill houseplants. Is using the microwave to heat food safe? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
04/27/2012 Ohio State to Host Second Conference on Ohio Oil and Gas Law COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Continued development of Ohio’s shale energy resources has prompted Ohio State University's Agricultural and Resource Law Program to plan the second annual Ohio Oil and Gas Law Symposium. Martha Filipic Peggy Hall
04/27/2012 How Insects (Including in Antarctica) Survive Cold: OARDC Scientist's Achievements Net Honor WOOSTER, Ohio — David Denlinger, a professor in Ohio State’s Department of Entomology, has received OARDC’s 2012 Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award.  Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 How Do Muscle and Fat Develop? OARDC Scientist Honored for Findings in Animals, People WOOSTER, Ohio -- Kichoon Lee, an associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Animal Sciences, has received OARDC’s 2012 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 Tomato Genes for Health and Profit: Francis Wins OARDC 'Innovator' Award WOOSTER, Ohio -- David Francis, an associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, has received the 2012 Director’s Innovator of the Year Award from OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
05/01/2012 Researchers Find Potential 'Dark Side' to Diets High in Beta-Carotene COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene. Emily Caldwell Earl Harrison
05/02/2012 USDA Grant Turns Up Heat on Ohmic Processing COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sudhir Sastry has studied ohmic heating for decades, but the process continually sparks his curiosity. Sastry's team recently won a $492,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant on using the process to control enzymatic activity in tomatoes. Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry
05/02/2012 Some Corn Growers Considering Replanting: Is It Worthwhile? COLUMBUS, Ohio – The cold temperatures experienced in Ohio in the last week of April have some corn growers concerned about adverse effects on the crop and thinking about whether to replant their fields, according to an Ohio State University Extension specialist. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
05/02/2012 Grain Rescue Simulator to Help Educate About the Hazards of Flowing Grain COLUMBUS, Ohio – A group of Ohio State University students in conjunction with Ohio State University Extension are working to design Ohio's first Grain Rescue Simulator trailer, which will be used to train first responders, grain industry employees and farm families about the hazards of flowing grain.   Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
05/02/2012 OSU Extension Expert: Proposed Farm Safety Rule Withdrawn, But Training for Teens Still Needed COLUMBUS, Ohio – The move last week by the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw proposed rules that would have banned children younger than 16 from using most power-driven farm equipment without first taking a training course means that farm families won’t have to take on new requirements for their children to work on the farm, but previous legislation still requires young workers to have some training when working on a farm, said Ohio State University Extension's state safety leader. Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
05/02/2012 Family Fundamentals: Buying home? Get answers with new guidebook (May 2012) We are starting to look at buying our first house. In talking with our bank, I’m surprised at the fees they charge for closing. Is it best to stay with your own bank for a mortgage, or should we look elsewhere? Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
05/03/2012 MarketReady Workshop to Teach Producers How to Sell to Grocers, Restaurants, Wholesale and to Consumers CANFIELD, Ohio -- Food producers looking to sell through different marketing channels are invited to attend a MarketReady training program on June 12 in Canfield, Ohio. Julie Moose Julie Moose
05/04/2012 Chow Line: First, focus on health, not weight (5/4/12) I’ve tried every diet under the sun, but I always gain back everything I’ve lost and more. Before I completely give up, what can I try next? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
05/08/2012 Coming June 2 in Canton: Food Safety Practices for Fruit, Vegetable Growers CANTON, Ohio -- Stark Parks will host a program on food safety practices for fruit and vegetable growers from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 2 at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. Ashley Kulhanek
05/08/2012 New Strawberry Production Method Allows Growers Earlier and Longer Fruit Harvest PIKETON, Ohio – Fresh Ohio strawberries harvested in early May? How about the locally grown, sweet fruit well into fall?  Tracy Turner Brad Bergefurd
05/08/2012 Chadwick Arboretum Spring Plant Sale Set for May 10-12 COLUMBUS, Ohio – With Arbor Day still fresh in plant lovers’ minds and Mother's Day soon to come, the annual Spring Plant Sale, Auction, and Gardening Fair at Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens is expected to draw a crowd. Mary Maloney
05/08/2012 Webinar to Introduce Climate Change Communication Strategies COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will host a webinar on climate change May 9, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The webinar, “Framing Climate Change: Recent Research Trends on Communication Strategies & Public Opinion,” will also feature a discussion by Erik Nisbet, assistant professor of communication and political science at Ohio State. Jill Jentes Banicki
05/10/2012 Slug Feeding Injury Rampant for Crop Growers as Near-record Warm Winter Causes the Pests to Attack Weeks Earlier than Normal WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for slugs as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year has caused these plant feeders to have attacked earlier than normal and reach a size that causes noticeable feeding injury much sooner than normal, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
05/10/2012 Curcumin Extract Lowers Triglycerides, Boosts Antioxidant Activity: Ohio State Study COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A low dose of a curcumin extract from the spice turmeric can have a variety of positive health effects on healthy middle-aged individuals, according to an Ohio State University study presented at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting April 23 in San Diego. Mauricio Espinoza Robert DiSilvestro
05/10/2012 Taking the Registered Tax Return Preparer Test? Here Are 2 Ways to Get Ready COLUMBUS, Ohio -- OSU Extension and the OSU Income Tax School Program are offering two educational options to tax practitioners who are preparing to take the new Registered Tax Return Preparer competency test this year. David Marrison
05/11/2012 Chow Line: Lots of fruits, veggies might stem diabetes (5/11/12) I’ve been told that I’m “pre-diabetic.” Should I cut way back on fruit? I know it contains a lot of sugar. Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
05/11/2012 Farmers to Learn New Strawberry Production Method that Creates Earlier and Longer Harvest PIKETON, Ohio – Strawberry growers can learn about a new production method taught by an Ohio State University Extension specialist that can help them grow larger, sweeter strawberries that can be harvested in early May and well into fall. Tracy Turner Brad Bergefurd
05/11/2012 Wheat Growers Watching Weather in Ohio as Crops Are Ahead Two Weeks and Could Result in Strong Yields or Diseased Fields WOOSTER, Ohio -- Wheat is already heading in some fields in northern and central Ohio and is flowering in some fields in the southern third of the state, some two weeks earlier than expected, according to an Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher.   Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
05/14/2012 Ohio State Involved in Gates Foundation's $8M Grant for Childhood Malnutrition WOOSTER, Ohio -- An $8.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund an international team of scientists focused on finding new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent a critical global health problem: malnutrition in infants and children. Mauricio Espinoza Linda Saif
05/16/2012 Boosting Dairy Cattle Fertility: New Technologies, Outreach Go Hand in Hand COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Increasing the reproductive efficiency of dairy cows has always been a challenge for this industry. Ohio State University specialists are working to reverse this trend through the development of new reproduction techniques and training that emphasizes proper management. Mauricio Espinoza Gustavo Schuenemann, Mike Day
05/17/2012 Crop Growers Still Have Time to Switch to Corn if Alfalfa Stands Don’t Meet Production Criteria WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers wondering if they should keep their alfalfa or rotate to a different crop still have time to switch to corn if they find their alfalfa stands don’t meet production criteria, an Ohio State University Extension educator said. Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski

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