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11/26/2012 OSU Extension, NRC to Discuss Forages and Pasture Management at 3-Day Grazing School JACKSON, Ohio – Farmers and producers interested in learning more about how to improve forage and pasture management after a drought, including an in-depth look at fence and livestock watering systems, can participate in a discussion of the issues by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service during a Grazing School Dec. 4, 6 and 8 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Jackson Agricultural Research Station.  Tracy Turner Kenny Wells
11/27/2012 Cleveland, Similar Cities Could Produce Most of Their Energy: Ohio State Study WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cleveland and similar North American cities have the potential to generate up to 100 percent of their current energy needs, retaining millions of dollars in the local economy, creating new jobs, and spurring additional environmental benefits. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
11/30/2012 OSU Extension to Host Statewide Land-Use Conference January 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Government officials, planners, developers, landowners, farmers, producers and those interested in land-use implications regarding everything from agriculture as an economic force to planning for oil and gas use, can participate in discussions on those issues and more during the 2013 Ohio Land Use Conference, Jan. 11 in Columbus. Tracy Turner David Civittolo
11/30/2012 Chow Line: Plenty of options to replace olive oil (11/30/12) What kind of oil is the best to use for heart health? I tend to use olive oil all the time, but I’ve been looking for alternatives.  Martha Filipic Dan Remley
11/30/2012 OSU Extension: Ohio Oats Expected to Produce Excellent Yields and Good Supplement for Low Forage Supplies Thanks to Drought LANCASTER, Ohio – Ohio growers this year have planted more oats after wheat and into early harvested corn silage fields. And thanks to late-season rains, the crop is expected to produce “excellent yields,” which is a boost to producers suffering through low forage supplies after drought, an Ohio State University Extension beef cattle expert said. Tracy Turner Stan Smith
12/05/2012 Finer Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science WOOSTER, Ohio -- John Finer, a professor in Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) -- a recognition bestowed upon leading researchers for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to promote science or its applications. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack, John Finer
12/06/2012 OSU Extension Ag Economics Expert to Offer Market Update During Annual Grain Farmers Symposium WILMINGTON, Ohio – With the U.S. Agriculture Department’s forecast that corn production this year will drop to its lowest point since 2006 as a result of the historic drought nationwide, growers can expect to see tight supplies next year and lower grain prices, Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said.  Tracy Turner Matt Roberts, Harold Watters
12/06/2012 OSU Extension to Host Informational Meeting on Bovine Anaplasmosis MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio – A disease that could cause death in cattle but hasn’t gotten much attention in Ohio is being reported to veterinarians, indicating a need to get more producers to understand what the disease is and how to combat it, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said. Tracy Turner Chris Penrose, William Shulaw
12/06/2012 OARDC Adds Greener, Bi-fuel Vehicles to Its Fleet The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center now has four environmentally friendly bi-fuel vehicles on the road as part of a new demonstration project. Kurt Knebusch Dave Benfield, Jim Currie
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
12/07/2012 Ohio Sheep and Goat Educational Series Returns in Early 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Animal-breeding efficiency and drought's effect on pastures will be two of the topics at hand when Ohio State University Extension co-sponsors the 2013 Sheep and Goat WebEx Program Series in February. Mauricio Espinoza Roger High
12/07/2012 Poinsettia's Poisonous Reputation Persists, Despite Proof to the Contrary WOOSTER, Ohio -- Perhaps it has happened to you: You present a friend with a beautiful poinsettia for the holidays, and she shrinks in horror. Frances Whited Robert McMahon
12/07/2012 Chow Line: Focus on safety with mailed food gifts (12/7/12) Last year we received a gift in the mail and didn’t open it until Christmas Eve. The box contained cheese spreads that said “Keep refrigerated” on the label. They had been at room temperature for more than a week, so we threw them out. But since then, I’ve seen some types of cheese spreads sold at the grocery store on the shelf. Were we being overly cautious? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
12/11/2012 OSU Expert: Farmland Value Projected to Increase in 2013 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cropland values in Ohio increased in 2012 and are expected to continue on an upward trend in 2013, despite the drought that devastated growers this year, an Ohio State University Extension expert said.  Tracy Turner Barry Ward
12/11/2012 OSU Extension Expert: Cold Weather Increases Livestock Energy Needs WOOSTER, Ohio – While colder temperatures now experienced throughout the region mean livestock producers need to be aware of increased livestock energy requirements, those animals that may be thinner because of the drought could need extra energy supplements sooner, an Ohio State University Extension educator said.  Tracy Turner Rory Lewandowski
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
12/13/2012 Armageddon or Not, Now's an Opportune Time to Prepare for Emergency COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If doomsday -- or, alternatively, winter -- is approaching, you'd better be prepared.  Martha Filipic Kent McGuire
12/14/2012 Project Cultivates Tanzanian Agricultural Expertise for Future COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tanzania, a country of 42 million nestled on the east coast of Africa, is undergoing a sea change demographically. Currently, about one-third of Tanzanians live below the poverty line, and more than 4 of 10 Tanzanian children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition. By 2050, Tanzania's population is anticipated to double, and its urban population will exceed its rural population. Martha Filipic J. Mark Erbaugh
12/14/2012 Chow Line: Watch sugar intake over holidays (12/14/12) I have a sweet tooth. I’ve been cutting back on sugar lately, but I’m worried about the holidays and all the extra sweets. Do you have any guidance? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
12/18/2012 Ohio Maple Days Set for Jan. 24-26 WOOSTER, Ohio -- This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 24 in Morrow County, Jan. 25 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 26 in Geauga County. Gary Graham
12/18/2012 OSU Extension Agronomics Team to Offer Certified Crop Adviser Exam Prep Jan. 16-17, 2013 SIDNEY, Ohio – People planning to take the Certified Crop Adviser exam can gain testing insight through a two-day CCA exam preparation session taught by members of Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team, Jan. 16-17, 2013.  Tracy Turner Harold Watters
12/18/2012 Farmland Preservation Summit Set for Jan. 17 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leadership, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can get tips from the experts on the subject during a farmland summit on Jan. 17. Tracy Turner Mike Hogan
12/18/2012 Fruit and Vegetable Safety: Good Agricultural Practices Training Set for Jan. 24 in Central Ohio MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- A program on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Union County office of Ohio State University Extension, 18000 State Route 4, Suite E, in Marysville. Ashley Kulhanek
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12/20/2012 Family Fundamentals: Resolve conflicts with child’s caregiver (December 2012) Our son is 9 months old. Recently we’ve become uncomfortable with some viewpoints expressed by his caregiver. It’s nothing major, and we don’t want to ruin what has been a good thing, but I think we need to find a way to bring up our concerns. Is there a good way to handle this? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
12/20/2012 High Tunnel Workshop Offers Farmers Options to Increase Profits PIKETON, Ohio – Are you a specialty fruit or vegetable crop producer looking to gain a better understanding of how to use high tunnels to boost on-farm profits? Now you have the opportunity to attend a joint Ohio State University Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) workshop on this topic, Feb. 8, 2013. Tracy Turner Gary Gao
12/20/2012 Donation Benefits Animal Science Graduate Students WOOSTER, Ohio -- A former faculty member of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has established a new fund to support graduate students. Sarah Johnson
12/20/2012 Family Fundamentals: For health, limit kids' TV, other 'screen time' (for 12/2011) Last year when our children were home from school during Christmas break, they spent a lot of time watching TV, playing video games or on the computer. We know this isn’t ideal, but how much of a problem is it?  Martha Filipic Kara Newby
12/21/2012 Scarlet or Not, Ohio State Works to Make Sure Your Poinsettias Are the Best WOOSTER, Ohio -- If you live in Ohio and bought a poinsettia for the holidays, chances are Ohio State University agricultural scientists, educators or alumni had a hand in making them look beautiful and healthy. Mauricio Espinoza Luis Cañas
12/21/2012 Christmas Trees Offer Many Environmental Benefits — And You Can Put a Dollar Sign Next to Them WOOSTER, Ohio -- That freshly cut or live Christmas tree standing in your living room provides a host of benefits and value beyond the sheer joy of the holidays -- in the form of environmental services such as cleaner air, reduced energy use and absorption of stormwater runoff. Mauricio Espinoza Jim Chatfield

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