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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.
12/18/2011 Ohio Corn and Soybean Performance Trial Results Now Available COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers with Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have released results of the 2011 Corn Performance Test and 2011 Soybean Performance Trials. Andy Vance
12/12/2012 Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts Available to Speak on Thousand Cankers Disease in Walnut Trees COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The following experts in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are available to speak with reporters about the first discovery in Ohio of the walnut twig beetle.  Kurt Knebusch
02/08/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Three More Questions About Chickens and Eggs (for the Week of Feb. 8, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: About those backyard chickens: Don't you need a rooster if you want them to lay eggs? (Also: How many? Large talons?) Kurt Knebusch
06/17/2011 Media Advisory: Ohio State Experts on Asian Longhorned Beetle; Hotline for SW Ohio Counties COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University experts are available to speak with reporters about the discovery in Ohio of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), an exotic insects that kills maples and other trees, which was announced today (6/17) by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Mauricio Espinoza
06/24/2012 Faith-based Sustainability? Environmental Scientist, Evangelical Leader to Speak in Wooster and Columbus This Week WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cal DeWitt of the University of Wisconsin, an expert on sustainability and land stewardship and a leading Christian environmentalist, will speak five times in Wooster and Columbus later this week, Jan. 26-28. Kurt Knebusch
07/29/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Giant Tomatoes (for the Week of July 29, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What's the biggest tomato ever? Kurt Knebusch
10/09/2012 OSU South Centers to Host Pumpkin Field Night OSU South Centers to Host Pumpkin Field Night Julie Moose
08/25/2011 Northern Ohio Wheat Day to Address Research, Industry Issues Sept. 7 in Fostoria FOSTORIA, Ohio -- Farmers, seed dealers, fertilizer and chemical dealers, and members of the milling industry are invited to the Northern Ohio Wheat Day, which will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the northwestern Ohio town of Fostoria and will include updates on university research and cultural issues impacting wheat production in the region. Mauricio Espinoza
05/27/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Polar Bears Threatened? (for the Week of May 25, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: We talked in class about polar bears. They just got listed as "threatened." What's it mean? Kurt Knebusch
09/05/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dude, Where's My Mammoth? (Hypotheses 1 and 2) (for the Week of Sept. 9, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Why did those great big mammals in North America — sloths, mammoths, those guys — go extinct? Kurt Knebusch
02/15/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Kiwis Can't Fly; Neither Can Kiwis (for the Week of Feb. 15, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: Where do kiwis come from? The fruit, not the bird. Kurt Knebusch
05/29/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Tasmanian Devil in Devil of a Pickle (for the Week of June 1, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: We also talked in class about an animal called the Tasmanian devil. It's endangered. Why? Kurt Knebusch
08/02/2011 Ohio State Trials Reveal Consumer Preference of New Ornamental Plants COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A rudbeckia as bright as the desert sun, a gerbera the color of tropical fruit and a begonia with striking reddish undertones are this year's favorite ornamental plants following consumer evaluations undertaken as part of Ohio State University's extensive annuals trials in Columbus.
10/14/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Science Class Under the Sea (for the Week of Oct. 14, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: My teacher told us about a class called Project SeaCAMEL. What is it? Kurt Knebusch
09/13/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dude, Where's My Mammoth? (Hypotheses 3 and 4) (for the Week of Sept. 16, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Go on. What else might have made those great big Ice Age mammals go extinct? Kurt Knebusch
02/22/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Cool Cold Kiwis (for the Week of Feb. 22, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: OK, here's your kiwifruit. So how can I grow my own kiwifruit? Kurt Knebusch
10/05/2011 Ohio State Launches Center for Applied Plant Sciences COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), are partnering to create the Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS). The development of new bioproducts and enhanced crop performance are among its priorities.  Sandi Rutkowski
04/05/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Seahorse Manure (for the Week of April 5, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: How do seahorses go to the bathroom? Kurt Knebusch
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
11/03/2011 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 3 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
08/14/2012 Three Honored for Long-Time Dedication and Commitment: Beuerlein, Gahn and Moser to be Inducted into Farm Science Review Hall of Fame LONDON, Ohio  – The Farm Science Review Hall of Fame will welcome its 23rd class of inductees at the Vice President’s Luncheon on September 18. Jim Beuerlein, Michael Gahn and Bobby Moser have been selected for induction because of their contributions to the success of the Farm Science Review. The 50th Farm Science Review is September 18-20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Lindsay Bowman
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
10/21/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Squirrels A-fallin'! (for the Week of Oct. 21, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Do squirrels ever fall out of trees? Kurt Knebusch
09/22/2011 Food Dialogues Reach Farm Science Review Attendees via Satellite and Twitter Thought leaders in food and agriculture production and policy, wildlife, animal care and the environment came together via satellite and Twitter (#foodd) with farmers and consumers to discuss concerns about water and land availability, energy costs, food prices and transparency. Melanie Wilt
09/27/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Dead Tree Standing (for the Week of Sept. 30, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: What good are dead trees? There's one in the woods behind our house. My dad says he won't cut it down. Kurt Knebusch
03/01/2009 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Backyard Fruits That You Can Grow (for the Week of March 1, 2009) Q. Dear Twig: OK, here's another kiwifruit. So what did you mean, "more cool backyard fruits" last week? Kurt Knebusch
08/26/2008 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Send in the Clown Loaches (for the Week of Aug. 31, 2008) Q. Dear Twig: Erm, what's a clown loach? Kurt Knebusch
10/25/2007 Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Pacific Trash Vortex (for the Week of Oct. 28, 2007) Q. Dear Twig: Here's what my friend Steve said at lunch: that there's a great big pile of plastic garbage floating in the middle of the ocean. True? Kurt Knebusch
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

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