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07/10/2012 Ohio State’s Annual Manure Science Review Is Aug. 9 in NW Ohio: Learn How to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff, More GROVER HILL, Ohio -- Reducing phosphorus runoff, a concern related to protecting water quality and preventing harmful algae blooms, will be just one of the topics when Ohio State presents Manure Science Review 2012 on Aug. 9 in northwest Ohio. Mary Wicks
07/10/2012 Biotechnology Brings Summer Science Fun to Adventure Central DAYTON, Ohio -- In the lazy, hazy days of summer, the last thing on most urban teens' minds is science and biotechnology. But that's not the case for the teenagers who are teaching biotechnology to 100 day-camp participants at Adventure Central in Dayton.  Martha Filipic Nate Arnett
07/10/2012 Ohio State Offers New Major in Sustainability COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beginning this fall, undergraduate students at Ohio State University with an interest in sustainability can put their passion into practice by choosing a new sustainability major.  Martha Filipic Tim Haab, Ron Hendrick
07/10/2012 Corn Farmers 'Keeping Their Fingers Crossed' COLUMBUS, Ohio –Recent rains in some parts of Ohio may not be enough to stem the damage from high temperatures and drought conditions during corn pollination, according to an Ohio State University Extension specialist.  Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
07/10/2012 OSU Extension to Hold Agronomy Field Day July 18 SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio – Corn, soybean and wheat growers can learn some of the latest techniques in farming including weed management, variable emergence and seedling germination, July 18 during the Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomy Field Day at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Western Agricultural Research Station. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Joe Davlin, Harold Watters
07/10/2012 Composting Industry Tour Set for Aug. 23 in NW Ohio: How to Handle 1,300 Tons of Leaves, 35 Million Pounds of Food Scraps, More BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Two innovative, large-scale composting facilities in northwest Ohio will be the focus when Composting in Ohio 2012: A Tour of the Industry takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23. Mary Wicks
07/11/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of July 12 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of July 12. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
07/12/2012 Producers Still Need to Watch for Heat Stress Signs in Livestock COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Ohio’s heat wave with multiple 100 degree days has subsided, producers still need to watch for potential heat stress symptoms in their livestock as the animals are still dealing with hot and humid temperature swings and drought conditions, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said.   Tracy Turner Stephen Boyles, John Grimes
07/12/2012 Drip Irrigation Workshop Offers Farmers Options to Increase Profits PIKETON, Ohio – Specialty fruit and vegetable crop producers looking to gain a better understanding of how drip irrigation can boost on-farm profits have the opportunity to attend an Ohio State University Extension drip irrigation workshop on July 19. Julie Moose, Tracy Turner Julie Moose
07/12/2012 Picnic Safety: Ohio Foodborne Illness Outbreak Prompts Advice WOOSTER, Ohio -- Picnics are a staple of summertime, but they provide many opportunities for pathogens to undermine the fun. That's apparent after 10 people were hospitalized and dozens more became ill after a July 3 company picnic in southwest Ohio.  Martha Filipic Jeff LeJeune, Linnete Goard
07/13/2012 Chow Line: New to canning? Do your homework (7/13/12) Since I retired and I have more time on my hands, I’d like to try home canning. Where should I start? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
07/17/2012 Ohio State to Hold Field Crops Day July 26 CUSTAR, Ohio – Soybeans will be the focus of Ohio State University's Field Crops Day on July 26 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Northwestern Agricultural Research Station. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Matt Davis
07/17/2012 Aug. 8 Sprayer Workshop to Showcase Latest Application Equipment and Techniques WAUSEON, Ohio – Growers and other applicators can get an updated look at the most efficient and effective application equipment and techniques available in agriculture during an upcoming workshop offered by the Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team. Tracy Turner Greg LaBarge
07/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Resources can help measure financial fitness (July 2012) We have little debt, but we also have trouble putting money into savings on a regular basis. I feel pretty comfortable with our family finances, but how can I tell if we’re really doing OK? Martha Filipic Kathy Michelich
07/18/2012 OSU Extension Empowers Ohio's Families, Consumers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Organizations across Ohio that work with Ohio State University Extension indicate a strong need for Extension materials about health, family relations and personal finance. Martha Filipic Liz Smith
07/19/2012 Careers in Welding Featured at State Fair Beginning July 31 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beyond the midway thrills and the ever-present butter sculpture, this year's Ohio State Fair will have a new attraction -- one designed to have a more lasting impression. Martha Filipic Monica Pfarr, Randall Reeder, Jane Wright
07/19/2012 OSU Extension Offers Resources and Information to Manage Drought as Conditions Intensify Statewide COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the drought of 2012 continues to intensify statewide, Ohio State University Extension experts have developed two websites dedicated to helping farmers, producers and consumers find ways to deal with the dry conditions and extreme heat.  Tracy Turner Harold Watters, Don Breece, Jeff Rogers
07/20/2012 OSU Extension Offers Resources and Information to Manage Drought as Conditions Intensify Statewide COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the drought of 2012 continues to intensify statewide, Ohio State University Extension experts have developed two websites dedicated to helping farmers, producers and consumers find ways to deal with the dry conditions and extreme heat.  Tracy Turner Harold Watters, Don Breece, Jeff Rogers
07/20/2012 OSU Extension Offers Tractor Safety Training Course COLUMBUS, Ohio – Educators and volunteers interested in learning about teaching tractor and machinery certification to teens can do so at a workshop offered by Ohio State University Extension July 25.  Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
07/20/2012 Chow Line: Science behind appetite complex (7/20/12) I’ve been overweight all my life. Recently, I’ve read a little about what controls hunger and appetite. Are there foods I can eat that will help me feel fuller sooner, so I eat less? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/23/2012 President Gee Expresses Support for Ohio Farmers Concern about the drought currently gripping Ohio was apparent at Ohio State’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center, home of the annual Farm Science Review. Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee expressed his concern and support for Ohio farmers as he visited the farm today as part of the university’s annual Roads Scholars tour for new faculty. Amy Murray
07/25/2012 OSU Extension Offers Dairy Forum, Open House Aug. 8-10 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dairy nutritionists, industry professionals, producers and anyone who wants to learn the latest research on Jersey cattle, milk production and developing a Jersey branded beef program can get tips from the experts during a Dairy Educational Forum and Open House at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on Ohio State University's campus.  Tracy Turner Maurice Eastridge
07/25/2012 Ohio State to Hold First-ever Training Course on Anaerobic Digestion WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State will hold a first-of-its-kind training course on anaerobic digestion, a waste-management process that livestock farms and wastewater plants are increasingly using to produce biogas, a type of renewable fuel. Kurt Knebusch Yebo Li, Mary Wicks
07/26/2012 Drought Causing Severe Threat from Twospotted Spider Mite on Ohio Soybeans WOOSTER, Ohio – The severe and prolonged extreme heat and rainfall shortages that have led to moderate and severe drought conditions across Ohio have also led to reports of the twospotted spider mite, a dangerous pest that can cause severe damage to soybeans, including the death of the entire plant, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
07/27/2012 Chow Line: Research evolving on nighttime snacks (7/27/12) Please help settle a disagreement: Are you more likely to gain weight from eating a snack at night than if you ate the same snack earlier in the day? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
07/30/2012 Estimate: A New Amish Community is Founded Every 3.5 Weeks in U.S. COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new census of the Amish population in the United States estimates that a new Amish community is founded, on average, about every 3.5 weeks, and shows that more than 60 percent of all existing Amish settlements have been founded since 1990. Emily Caldwell Joseph Donnermeyer
07/31/2012 Northern Ohio Vegetable Crops Field Night August 7 FREMONT, Ohio -- Vegetable production will be the focus of Ohio State University's Northern Ohio Vegetable Crops Field Night Aug. 7 at the North Central Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) .  Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig
07/31/2012 Farm Science Review Turns 50 LONDON, Ohio – As Farm Science Review celebrates its 50th year, organizers say that despite the many changes that have occurred in agriculture during that time, one thing has remained the same -- Ohio’s premiere agricultural event is still dedicated to ensuring the best agricultural research, resources, information and access for farmers.  Tracy Turner Chuck Gamble
08/02/2012 Continued Extreme Heat Could Damage Corn, Soybeans COLUMBUS, Ohio – As days with extreme heat coupled with drought conditions have dominated the weather statewide in recent weeks, growers have begun to ask themselves just how hot is too hot for corn and soybeans? Tracy Turner Peter Thomison, Laura Elizabeth Lindsey
08/02/2012 Aug. 13 Workshop to Focus on Drought-Related Financial, Management Options for Livestock CANFIELD, Ohio – The drought of 2012 has been one of the worst on record in Ohio, and many livestock producers are now or soon could be at the point where they’ll have to adjust plans and reshuffle resources to try to minimize the negative economic impact from the continued extreme weather, a pair of Ohio State University Extension educators said. Tracy Turner, Eric Barrett Rory Lewandowski, Eric Barrett

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