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08/02/2012 Register Now for New Environmental Leaders Institute COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A series of workshops from September to January is geared to help environmental professionals address complex issues and work collaboratively with fellow professionals across private, nonprofit and government sectors. Martha Filipic Anne Baird, Joe Bonnell
08/03/2012 2012 Farm Science Review Media Credential Request This year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review celebrates its 50th year and includes lots of newsworthy events, exhibits and presentations.  Mark your calendars for Sept. 18-20, and be sure to join us at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Tracy Turner Tracy Turner
08/07/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Aug. 8 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Aug. 8. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
08/07/2012 New Department Chair, Native of New Mexico, Savors Buckeye Roots COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gary Straquadine grew up in New Mexico and has spent the last 25 years in Utah, but he feels like his move to Columbus is a true homecoming. Martha Filipic Gary Straquadine
08/09/2012 Online Challenge Can Help 'Kick Off the Pounds' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One healthy habit a week for six weeks -- that's the cornerstone of a "Kick Off the Pounds" online email challenge sponsored by Ohio State University Extension Aug. 27 through Oct. 9. Martha Filipic Michelle Treber
08/09/2012 Chow Line: Be safe: Keep cream pies cool (8/10/12) I made a chocolate cream pie for guests this weekend. We left it out on the counter for most of the afternoon, and one of my guests told me that I should have kept it refrigerated, and since I didn’t, we should throw it away. Was she right? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
08/09/2012 Jackson Beef and Forage Field Night is Aug. 23 JACKSON, Ohio – Livestock and forages will be the focus of Ohio State University’s Beef and Forage Field Night Aug. 23 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Jackson Agricultural Research Station. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig Kenny Wells
08/09/2012 Drought-Stressed Corn Has Increased Potential for Elevated Nitrate Levels DEFIANCE, Ohio – Drought conditions that have gripped Ohio and many parts of the Midwest could increase the potential for rising nitrate levels in forages, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Bruce Clevenger
08/09/2012 Five Ohio State Faculty Members Recognized by American Phytopathological Society COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Five faculty members of Ohio State University's Department of Plant Pathology are being recognized this week at the annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) in Providence, R.I. Martha Filipic
08/10/2012 USDA: Ongoing Drought Causes Significant Crop Yield Declines COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn production will drop 13 percent to a six-year low, the U.S. Agriculture Department said today, confirming what many farmers already knew – they are having a very bad year, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
08/10/2012 Aug. 30 Webinar Focuses on Health Behavior Theory to Practice COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ask any health professional: Informing people about healthy behaviors is one thing. Encouraging them to adopt healthy behaviors is another. Martha Filipic Dan Remley
08/13/2012 Ohio State President Gee, National Wildlife Federation Head to Kick Off New Environmental 'Breakfast Club' Series COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two presidents will help kick off the inaugural “2nd Tuesdays Breakfast Club” of the Environmental Professionals Network on Sept. 11 in Columbus. Kurt Knebusch David Hanselmann, Ron Hendrick
08/13/2012 Ohio State Announces New Network for Environmental Professionals: 'Most Issues Today Need Multidisciplinary Solutions' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- “At this point, we have just one planet to share.” So said David Hanselmann, a lecturer in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, in announcing a new Ohio-based professional network for people whose work helps keep the planet green. Kurt Knebusch David Hanselmann, Ron Hendrick
08/14/2012 Workshop Discusses Nitrogen, Soluble Phosphorus Mobility in Soils CENTERBURG, Ohio – Efforts to reduce soluble nitrogen and soluble phosphorus from moving off farmland will be discussed by Ohio State University experts and others during a joint workshop and meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the Association of Ohio Pedologists Aug. 23-24. Tracy Turner Jim Hoorman
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
08/14/2012 USDA: Ongoing Drought Causes Significant Crop Yield Declines COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn production will drop 13 percent to a six-year low, the U.S. Agriculture Department said last week, confirming what many farmers already knew – they are having a very bad year, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
08/14/2012 Lower Corn Production Forecast Likely to Fuel Increased Calls for Ethanol Waiver COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the U.S. Agriculture Department’s forecast that corn production this year will drop 13 percent to a six-year low as a result of the historic drought nationwide, the calls to divert more corn for food versus fuel are likely to grow more urgent, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said. Tracy Turner Matt Roberts
08/14/2012 Farmer Views on Nutrient Loss, Water Quality to Be Discussed at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio — The majority of farmers in the Maumee watershed that drains into Lake Erie are engaged in best management practices and generally concerned about nutrient loss, said Robyn Wilson, assistant professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Robyn Suzanne Wilson
08/15/2012 4-H'er to Expand International Experience with Yearlong Internship in Japan Martha Filipic Erin Hope, Mary Lynn Thalheimer, Laryssa Hook
08/16/2012 Ohio State Names New VP for Agricultural Administration COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University today named alumnus Bruce McPheron vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Jim Lynch, Suzanne Steel
08/16/2012 H3N2 Flu Outbreak: Awareness Key to Preventing Illness, Minimizing Impact on Pork Industry, Ohio State Experts Say WOOSTER, Ohio -- Better education regarding the nature of influenza viruses and how to prevent infection, along with stepped up efforts to keep sick pigs away from agricultural fairs, are the best ways to minimize risk of human disease and any potentially adverse impact on the country's pork industry as a result of the current outbreak of influenza A H3N2 variant virus, Ohio State University animal virologists say. Mauricio Espinoza Mo Saif, Chang Won Lee
08/16/2012 Leasing Land for Energy Development to Be Discussed at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- With rising energy prices, increasing concern for the environment and new energy policy, Ohio landowners are being approached to lease their farmland for energy production. But there are many things to consider and discuss before signing any documents, said Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension field specialist for energy development. Kyle Sharp Eric S Romich
08/16/2012 Bluebird Boxes, Other Conservation Info Abounds at Farm Science Review LONDON, Ohio -- Bluebirds disappeared from the Gwynne Conservation Area at the Farm Science Review site near London several years ago. The Gwynne has a bluebird monitoring trail with 19 bluebird nest boxes, but they were not being monitored, said Marne Titchenell, Ohio State University Extension wildlife program specialist. Kyle Sharp Marne Titchenell
08/17/2012 Family Fundamentals: What to do when your child is bullying others (August 2012) Late last school year, I was surprised when my son’s school said he was bullying another student. He is about to start the fourth grade and I’m not sure what to say to him to make sure he doesn’t do this again. Any advice? Martha Filipic Tasha Snyder
08/17/2012 New Spray Technologies, Disease Trials: See Them at Ohio State's Pumpkin Field Day Sept. 5 in South Charleston SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- There's a lot in store for pumpkin growers at this year's Pumpkin Field Day, to be held Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Ohio State University's Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston. Jim Jasinski
08/17/2012 Niblack Named Fellow of Society of Nematologists COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The chair of Ohio State University's Department of Plant Pathology has been inducted as a Fellow in the Society of Nematologists. Martha Filipic
08/17/2012 Chow Line: Understanding HDLs can be complex (8/17/12) I have always been proud of my high HDL level, but I heard recently that it might not be very important in terms of heart disease after all. What happened? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
08/18/2012 Space Gardening? Ohio State Creates Food-production System for Future NASA Missions WOOSTER, Ohio -- Say you are on Mars and fancy a salad. Unless the Curiosity rover can make an unexpected find of fresh romaine somewhere on the dusty Red Planet, you are looking at a nine-month trip to the nearest produce aisle on Earth. A better option? Grow the salad yourself. Mauricio Espinoza Peter Ling, Gioia Massa
08/22/2012 H3N2 Flu Outbreak: Awareness Key to Preventing Illness, Minimizing Impact on Pork Industry, Ohio State Experts Say WOOSTER, Ohio -- Better education, prevention and surveillance are key to minimizing risk of human disease and any adverse impact on the country's pork industry from the current H3N2 virus outbreak. Mauricio Espinoza Mo Saif, Chang Won Lee
08/22/2012 Extended Drought Could Lead to Aspergillus Ear Rot in Corn – An Unusual Problem for Ohio Growers WOOSTER, Ohio -- The ongoing drought afflicting most of Ohio has created conditions that are ripe for the development of a fungal disease corn growers in the Buckeye state typically don’t have to worry about -- Aspergillus ear rot, according to an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul

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