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05/04/2012 Chow Line: First, focus on health, not weight (5/4/12) I’ve tried every diet under the sun, but I always gain back everything I’ve lost and more. Before I completely give up, what can I try next? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
05/03/2012 MarketReady Workshop to Teach Producers How to Sell to Grocers, Restaurants, Wholesale and to Consumers CANFIELD, Ohio -- Food producers looking to sell through different marketing channels are invited to attend a MarketReady training program on June 12 in Canfield, Ohio. Julie Moose Julie Moose
05/02/2012 Some Corn Growers Considering Replanting: Is It Worthwhile? COLUMBUS, Ohio – The cold temperatures experienced in Ohio in the last week of April have some corn growers concerned about adverse effects on the crop and thinking about whether to replant their fields, according to an Ohio State University Extension specialist. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
05/02/2012 Grain Rescue Simulator to Help Educate About the Hazards of Flowing Grain COLUMBUS, Ohio – A group of Ohio State University students in conjunction with Ohio State University Extension are working to design Ohio's first Grain Rescue Simulator trailer, which will be used to train first responders, grain industry employees and farm families about the hazards of flowing grain.   Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
05/02/2012 OSU Extension Expert: Proposed Farm Safety Rule Withdrawn, But Training for Teens Still Needed COLUMBUS, Ohio – The move last week by the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw proposed rules that would have banned children younger than 16 from using most power-driven farm equipment without first taking a training course means that farm families won’t have to take on new requirements for their children to work on the farm, but previous legislation still requires young workers to have some training when working on a farm, said Ohio State University Extension's state safety leader. Tracy Turner Dee Jepsen
05/02/2012 Family Fundamentals: Buying home? Get answers with new guidebook (May 2012) We are starting to look at buying our first house. In talking with our bank, I’m surprised at the fees they charge for closing. Is it best to stay with your own bank for a mortgage, or should we look elsewhere? Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
05/02/2012 USDA Grant Turns Up Heat on Ohmic Processing COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sudhir Sastry has studied ohmic heating for decades, but the process continually sparks his curiosity. Sastry's team recently won a $492,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant on using the process to control enzymatic activity in tomatoes. Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry
05/01/2012 Researchers Find Potential 'Dark Side' to Diets High in Beta-Carotene COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene. Emily Caldwell Earl Harrison
04/27/2012 OARDC Names Annual Conference Poster Winners WOOSTER, Ohio -- OARDC has announced the winners of its research poster competition, which was held yesterday during the center’s 2012 Annual Research Conference in Wooster. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 Chow Line: Microwave ovens safe if used properly A friend forwarded an email message that showed how using water heated in the microwave (and then allowed to cool) can kill houseplants. Is using the microwave to heat food safe? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
04/27/2012 Ohio State to Host Second Conference on Ohio Oil and Gas Law COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Continued development of Ohio’s shale energy resources has prompted Ohio State University's Agricultural and Resource Law Program to plan the second annual Ohio Oil and Gas Law Symposium. Martha Filipic Peggy Hall
04/27/2012 How Insects (Including in Antarctica) Survive Cold: OARDC Scientist's Achievements Net Honor WOOSTER, Ohio — David Denlinger, a professor in Ohio State’s Department of Entomology, has received OARDC’s 2012 Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award.  Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 How Do Muscle and Fat Develop? OARDC Scientist Honored for Findings in Animals, People WOOSTER, Ohio -- Kichoon Lee, an associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Animal Sciences, has received OARDC’s 2012 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 Tomato Genes for Health and Profit: Francis Wins OARDC 'Innovator' Award WOOSTER, Ohio -- David Francis, an associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, has received the 2012 Director’s Innovator of the Year Award from OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/27/2012 How to Feed Cattle More Distillers Grains: OARDC Names Krauss Award Winner WOOSTER, Ohio — Tara Felix, who last year earned her Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from Ohio State’s Department of Animal Sciences, has received OARDC’s William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.  Kurt Knebusch Steve Slack
04/26/2012 Students Invited to Help Feed the World WOOSTER, Ohio -- High school and college students interested in discovering how they can make a career out of helping feed the world's growing population are invited to an open house at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) on Wednesday, June 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monica Lewandowski
04/25/2012 Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of April 25 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of April 25. Kaitlyn Riemenschneider
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
04/24/2012 May 5 Plant Sale to Benefit Secrest Arboretum WOOSTER, Ohio -- Secrest Arboretum’s 19th annual Plant Discovery Day, featuring sales and auctions of plants and art, is May 5 at OARDC. Kurt Knebusch Ken Cochran
04/24/2012 Have Questions? Ask an Extension Expert with New Online Tool COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans who have questions -- on everything from personal finance to agricultural enterprise budgets, from gardening to crop production, from nutrition to producing fruits and vegetables safely -- have a new way to find answers.
04/24/2012 EcoErek to the Rescue: Denim Collection at the 2012 Scarlet and Gray Ag Day COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As part of his recycling initiative, 11-year-old "Eco" Erek Hansen will be collecting used denim at the 2012 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day on Friday, April 27, on Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences campus. Stephanie Verhoff
04/23/2012 Wheat Growers Need to Prepare For Foliar Fungicide Application As Wheat Growth in Ohio Is Ahead Two Weeks WOOSTER, Ohio – While cool weather conditions over the last few weeks have worked to slow wheat down considerably, the development of the crop is still at least a week or two ahead of what is considered to be normal in Ohio at this time of year, according to an Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher. Pierce Paul
04/20/2012 Scarlet and Gray Ag Day Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to Inspire Hunger Heroes COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, an educational awareness day for central Ohio elementary students hosted by Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is teaming up with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to help hungry families and inspire future hunger heroes. During the April 27 event, nearly 650 visiting fourth- and fifth-grade students will be packaging food to make “Kid-Packs,” which will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank for distribution. Caroline Weihl
04/19/2012 Family Fundamentals: It may be hard to tell if child is being bullied (April 2012) How can you tell if your child is being bullied at school? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
04/19/2012 Ohio 4-H Alumnus to Lead World Bank in Afghanistan, Bhutan WASHINGTON -- With a start in 4-H, you never know where you might go. Ohio 4-H alumnus Bob Saum reflected on that as he gets organized to head to Kabul on May 1, when he becomes the country director of the World Bank for Afghanistan and Bhutan. Martha Filipic Bob Saum
04/19/2012 Chow Line: Encourage, support overweight child (4/6/12) My son is much too heavy for his age (he's 13) and my mother is hinting we should try putting him on a low-carb diet. I'm not sure that's a good idea, but I do think we need to do something. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
04/18/2012 Ohio State Expert: Tips Growers Can Use to Get Corn Crop off to a Good Start This Year COLUMBUS, Ohio – Corn growers looking to ensure a healthy crop with strong yields this year need to plan ahead including knowing when to plant, when and if to till and how to make the right seed depth adjustments based on soil conditions, says an Ohio State University Extension expert. Tracy Turner Peter Thomison
04/18/2012 2012 Ohio Field Crop Enterprise Budgets Can Help Farmers Streamline Farming Decisions COLUMBUS, Ohio – Plant crops or raise livestock? If planting, should you go with corn, soybeans, wheat or maybe hay? Tracy Turner Barry Ward, Dianne Shoemaker
04/18/2012 Seminar (Friday, April 20) to Discuss Environmental Regulations and Agriculture COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New Zealand's regulations on the environmental impacts of agriculture, including a unique “nutrient trading” program between sources of nonpoint pollution -- essentially, between farmers within a watershed -- is the topic of free presentation this Friday, April 20. Jill Jentes Banicki Brent Sohngen
04/17/2012 OSU Expert: Fruit and Vegetable Growers Have Options to Protect Crops From Frost and Freeze PIKETON, Ohio – An extended period of unseasonably warm weather in March that led to vegetation across Ohio reaching growing stages more than a month earlier than normal has left many fruit and vegetable growers statewide considering contingency plans to protect their crops in the event of a frost or freeze, an Ohio State University Extension expert said. Tracy Turne Brad Bergefurd