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10/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Confusion, memory problems common in elderly (Oct. 2012) My dad is approaching 70 and seems to be getting more confused and forgetful. We don’t think it’s anything serious right now, but should we be worried about dementia?  Martha Filipic James Bates
10/18/2012 Unbeatable Students Create UnBeetable Burger COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Apparently, it's hard to beat a burger made of beets. On Oct. 1, the "UnBeetable Burger" with a soft gourmet pretzel bun won the Student Product Development Competition of AACC International, a professional association specializing in cereal grain science.  Martha Filipic Liz Green, Luis Rodriguez-Saona
10/19/2012 Chow Line: Whole grains turn up in surprising places (10/19/12) A group of us were watching a football game last week, and someone claimed that the tortilla chips we were eating counted as a “whole-grain” food. I find that hard to believe. Is that right? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
10/23/2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland, Wildlife Workshop Is March 24 MASON, Ohio -- The 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Conference takes place on March 24 at the Kings Island Resort and Conference Center in southern Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Kathy Smith
10/23/2012 OSU Income Tax Schools Set for November, December COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension has announced its annual schedule of OSU Income Tax Schools, which last year drew more than 800 participants. Kurt Knebusch David Marrison
10/23/2012 Pilot Plant, Research Advancements Help Drive Domestic Natural Rubber Project Forward WOOSTER, Ohio -- The 6,000-square-foot pilot plant in Wooster makes gloves and a variety of other latex and rubber products. But the natural rubber used in this plant doesn't come from where you would expect it. Mauricio Espinoza Katrina Cornish, Matt Kleinhenz, John Cardina
10/23/2012 Commercial Wine Production and Grape Growers Workshop Is Nov. 15 in Southern Ohio PIKETON, Ohio – Wine grape growers, commercial wine operators, and those interested in becoming either one can learn the practical and essential skills needed to be successful in the industry at a workshop held by Ohio State University horticulture, viticulture and enology experts Nov. 15.  Tracy Turner Gary Gao
10/26/2012 Chow Line: Why it’s important to eat breakfast (10/26/12) I know I should eat breakfast, but I rarely do. Can you explain why it’s so important? I’m always looking for ways to try to lose some extra pounds, and it seems like a good idea to not eat when I’m not hungry, which is typically in the morning.  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
11/02/2012 Chow Line: Limit trans fats, boost heart health (Nov. 2, 2012) What has been the effect from the ban on trans fats in New York City restaurants? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
11/06/2012 New Ohio Casinos Prompt Cautions on Gambling Addiction COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As newly legal casinos continue to open their doors in Ohio, a new field specialist with Ohio State University Extension wants to be sure families understand the risks involved with gambling and where to turn for help if needed. Martha Filipic Jim Bates
11/06/2012 Ohio State Researcher to Re-write Ohio’s Phosphorus Index to Improve Water Quality COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Grand Lake St. Marys has lost an estimated $60-80 million in tourism due to harmful algae blooms. And in 2011, algae blooms covered 990 square miles of Lake Erie’s surface area, the largest in the lake’s history.  Tracy Turner Elizabeth Dayton
11/06/2012 OSU Extension, USDA to Discuss Forages and Pasture Management SARDINIA, Ohio – Farmers and producers interested in learning more about how to improve forage and pasture management after a drought can participate in a discussion of the issue by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nov. 15. Tracy Turner David Allen Dugan
11/06/2012 Ohio State University Extension Experts to Discuss Algae and Water Quality Issues NEWARK, Ohio – Farmers, producers, consumers and others interested in learning more about the growing issue of algae in Ohio waters can participate in a discussion of the issue by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the U. S. Department of Agriculture Nov. 8. Tracy Turner Ted Wiseman
11/06/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Nov. 7 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Nov. 7. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
11/07/2012 Renovations at Ohio State Wetland Aim to Ramp Up Its Programs and Impact COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State’s renowned Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, which opened its doors 20 years ago, is now in the process of opening them wider. Kurt Knebusch Ron Hendrick, Lynn McCready
11/09/2012 Chow Line: Take precautions if stuffing turkey (11/9/12) I have always stuffed our Thanksgiving turkey with homemade stuffing, but my daughter tells me it’s not safe. Should I stop? Would it make a difference if I used stuffing from a box? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
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
11/13/2012 Researchers: Food May Be Source of C. diff Infections WOOSTER, Ohio -- The increasing incidence of a difficult-to-control bacterial illness is leading researchers to suspect that contaminated foods might be contributing to the problem. Martha Filipic Jeff LeJeune, Alex Rodriguez-Palacios
11/13/2012 Effects from Sandy Could Delay Harvest and Impact Corn Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio – The high winds and heavy rains some parts of Ohio experienced last week with the remnants of Superstorm Sandy could cause stalk lodging and ear drop, leading to yield declines for corn and making a bad year even worse for many growers who’ve had losses because of the drought, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
11/13/2012 Aquaculture Research Program Looking to Recruit Fish Farmers PIKETON, Ohio -- The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at the Ohio State University South Centers is looking for a few good fish farmers. Tracy Turner Julie Moose
11/13/2012 Drought: Late-harvested Corn Has Increased Concern for Ear Molds WOOSTER, Ohio – While ear mold is always a concern in late-harvested corn, growers who find blackish mold in their fields on corn husks may not have ears that are infested with grain-damaging and toxin-contaminated mold. Rather, the mold could be a variety that may only impact the husks, according to an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. Tracy Turner Pierce Paul
11/15/2012 Family Fundamentals: Make plan, be firm to curb holiday spending (for November 2012) Every year, I spend more money than I want to during the holidays. Can you suggest ways to help me not go overboard this year? Martha Filipic Patricia Brinkman
11/15/2012 OARDC to Host Compost Bedded Pack Dairy Barn Workshop on Dec. 5 WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center will host a workshop on compost bedded pack dairy barns on Dec. 5. The same program will be offered in Tennessee on Dec. 12 and in Kentucky on Dec. 13. Kurt Knebusch Lingying Zhao
11/15/2012 New Bio-fertilizer Can Increase Hydroponic Vegetable Growth: Ohio State Trials WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new organic-based fertilizer for commercial hydroponic production can boost lettuce growth by about 13 percent, according to preliminary trials conducted by Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Mauricio Espinoza Robert Hansen, Bill Diederich, Paul Brentlinger
11/16/2012 Ohio State Forestry Students to Hold Christmas Tree Sale Nov. 29-Dec. 2 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Forestry Forum, a group for students interested in forestry as a career, will hold its annual public Christmas tree sale from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 behind the university’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, in Columbus. Eric McConnell
11/16/2012 Chow Line: Know warning signs, risk of diabetes (11/16/12) No one in my family has ever had diabetes. Does that mean I’m not at risk for developing it? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
11/19/2012 First-of-its-kind Wastewater Treatment System Saves Turkey Processor Millions, Protects Environment HARRISON, Ohio -- A southwestern Ohio turkey processing plant has much to be thankful for this season. Whitewater Processing Co. slaughters and processes 6,000 to 8,000 turkeys on a normal day. The Kopp family has run the business since the 1930s and wanted to stay put. Martha Filipic Karen Mancl, Ryan Kopp
11/20/2012 Chow Line: Tips to prevent holiday weight gain I need some inspiration to help keep me from gaining weight during the holidays. Any ideas?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
11/21/2012 Post 2012 Election: Farm Bill and the Fiscal Cliff COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the election of 2012 over, it may be a good thing that the forthcoming debate over the so-called fiscal cliff of automatic budget cuts and tax increases coincides with the ongoing debate over the farm bill, an Ohio State University farm policy expert said. Tracy Turner Carl Zulauf
11/21/2012 Ohio State to Host Statewide Farm to School Conference March 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 250 farmers, producers, educators, school food service professionals, business leaders and Ohio State University Extension experts are expected to attend a statewide conference on the Farm to School program, with a goal to continue to get more fresh, locally grown and produced foods into more school cafeterias.  Tracy Turner Julie Fox

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