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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
05/23/2012 OSU Sustainable Ag Tour offers up-close look at alternative production systems COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team will host four tours this summer on urban agriculture, agritourism, farming research and farmers markets, as part of the 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.  Tracy Turner Alan Sundermeier
03/08/2012 High Grain Prices Could Lead to Less Conservation Land Entering USDA Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's offer to pay farmers and landowners more money to stop farming their land to create additional wetlands and grasslands may not be enough incentive to get more growers to forgo planting crops that have fetched record prices in recent months, an Ohio State University expert said. Tracy Turner Brent Sohngen, Carl Robert Zulauf, Marne Titchenell
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
04/03/2012 Day Camps to Teach Farm Safety Techniques for Kids COLUMBUS, Ohio – A series of day camps will be offered across Ohio to teach school-age children awareness of farm hazards and how to stay safe on the farm. The camps, which are sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, are designed to offer real-world experience to show youth the importance of farm safety. Tracy Turner Kathy Mann
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
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
05/23/2012 Warm Winter, Early Spring Increase Livestock Risk from Noxious Weed LANCASTER, Ohio – The near-record warm winter and early spring Ohio experienced this year mean that cressleaf groundsel is on the rise earlier than normal and causing potential problems for livestock producers, said an Ohio State University Extension beef cattle expert. The weed is now listed on Ohio’s Noxious Weed list because of the poisonous characteristics it poses to some animals Tracy Turner Stan Smith
04/13/2012 Near-record Warm Winter Increases Insect and Pest Threat for Crop Growers This Spring WOOSTER, Ohio – Crop growers should take extra precaution to scout their fields this spring for black cutworm, slugs, bean leaf beetles, rootworms and other invasive insects as the near-record warm winter Ohio has experienced this year is expected to cause a significant increase in the potential for crop-damaging pests, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist said. Tracy Turner Ron Hammond
04/24/2012 USDA Confirms Case of Mad Cow Disease in California: OSU Experts Available to Discuss WOOSTER, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today said a dairy cow at a rendering facility in central California was found to be infected with mad cow disease.  Tracy Turner Jeffrey T. LeJeune, Mo Saif
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
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
02/23/2012 Soybean Disease ID Workshop First of Several to be Held This Year CUSTAR, Ohio -- Ohio crop growers, seed company agronomists, retailers and other agriculture professionals will spend time up close and personal with diseased soybeans during a workshop held by Ohio State University experts. Tracy Turner Alan P. Sundermeier
06/14/2012 OSU Extension Partners with Penn State Extension to Offer Tour of Farm Markets, Promote Agritourism PIKETON, Ohio -- Farmers, producers, business owners, farm market managers, consumers and others interested in learning more about local food systems, food direct marketing and agritourism can participate in a Retail Farm Market Tour in July. Tracy Turner Julie Moose
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
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
10/03/2006 Ohio State Hort and Crop Welcomes New Chair COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A plant breeder and geneticist of Louisiana’s ‘Beauregard’ sweet potato and Georgia’s Vidalia sweet onion will soon take the helm as the new chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Victor VanBuchem Bill Randle

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