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Certified Crop Adviser Exam Prep Course Offered by OSU Extension Agronomics Team

Certified Crop Adviser Exam Prep Course Offered by OSU Extension Agronomics Team

SIDNEY, Ohio – Studying for the Certified Crop Adviser Exam may soon be a little easier thanks to a prep course offered by agronomists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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Hogan Named President of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Hogan Named President of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State University Extension educator has been named president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

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Free Webinars Available for Growers and Producers to Enhance Marketing, Improve and Expand Sales

Free Webinars Available for Growers and Producers to Enhance Marketing, Improve and Expand Sales

PIKETON, Ohio – Growers and producers — have you ever wondered how to go about marketing your business and products to consumers? Would you like to know the steps to take now to help position your food business for success in the upcoming year?

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Chow Line: It’s not the turkey that makes you tired

Chow Line: It’s not the turkey that makes you tired

Every year at Thanksgiving, my cousin claims that turkey makes you sleepy. But I thought that myth had been debunked years ago. What’s the story?

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New Website Helps Ohioans ‘Live Smart’

New Website Helps Ohioans ‘Live Smart’

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans who want to “live smart” have a new resource, courtesy of Ohio State University Extension. The Live Smart Ohio website, online at go.osu.edu/LiveSmartOhio, offers consumers research-based information on topics they care about, said site organizers.

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Farm to School Workshop is Dec. 5

Farm to School Workshop is Dec. 5

YELLOW SPRNGS, Ohio – As efforts continue to expand the successful Farm to School Program, which works to connect food producers and school districts to provide fresh, local foods to students, a workshop Dec. 5 can provide farmers and school districts information on how to get started.

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2014-2015 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series to Kick Off Dec. 1

2014-2015 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series to Kick Off Dec. 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With crop program decision windows open, now is the time for producers to think strategically about their farm’s cash flow, exposure to risk, and the means available to manage these risks, said an economist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Free Workshops Offered on Developing Nutrient Management Plans

Free Workshops Offered on Developing Nutrient Management Plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four workshops designed to teach Certified Crop Advisers how to help farmers develop nutrient management plans will be offered by agronomists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: Dairy dilemmas fueled by headlines

Chow Line: Dairy dilemmas fueled by headlines

I’ve seen friends post information on social media saying dairy foods are bad for you. Is this hype or for real?

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Fall Harvest Requires Increased Focus on Safety

Fall Harvest Requires Increased Focus on Safety

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Working long hours without an adequate amount of sleep is just one example of how farmers can increase their risk of injury during harvest, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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OSU Extension: Acorn Poisoning a Potential Threat to Cattle, Sheep

OSU Extension: Acorn Poisoning a Potential Threat to Cattle, Sheep

LANCASTER, Ohio – The increase in this year’s fall acorn crop means that livestock producers who have oak trees in their pastures need to be on the lookout -- acorns from these trees could cause kidney failure in their animals, particularly in cattle and sheep.

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Ohio No-Tillage Conference is Dec. 3

Ohio No-Tillage Conference is Dec. 3

PLAIN CITY, Ohio – With issues concerning water quality a high priority in Ohio, managing fertilizer and planting cover crops are some of the ways farmers can help improve the condition of the state’s water, according to experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: Prescription for healthy eating

Chow Line: Prescription for healthy eating

I seemed to get sick a lot last winter. Besides citrus fruits, is there anything I can eat to fight bugs before they get a foothold?

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How to Determine Fair Price for Farm Building Rentals

How to Determine Fair Price for Farm Building Rentals

JEFFERSON, Ohio – Farmers, producers and landowners who have agricultural buildings on their property they are no longer using can turn the vacant space into extra farm income, according to experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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OSU Expert: Corn Stalks Are An Inexpensive Feed Source

OSU Expert: Corn Stalks Are An Inexpensive Feed Source

WOOSTER, Ohio – Livestock producers looking for a relatively easy and inexpensive feed source can turn to harvested cornfields for the answer.

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OSU Extension Offers Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Workshop Nov. 19

OSU Extension Offers Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Workshop Nov. 19

OTTAWA, Ohio – Poultry, dairy, swine, beef cattle and other livestock producers wanting to learn economically and environmentally beneficial ways to handle the death of their animals can earn livestock mortality composting certification through a course offered by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: Take time to focus as holidays loom

Chow Line: Take time to focus as holidays loom

I lost a lot of weight years ago, but I always struggle during the holidays. How can I make sure I maintain my weight over the next few months?

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Nov. 20 Summit Looks Ahead to 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Nov. 20 Summit Looks Ahead to 2015 Dietary Guidelines

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Many people use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to gauge the health of their diets.

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‘Science of Soil Health’ Videos Feature OSU Extension Experts

‘Science of Soil Health’ Videos Feature OSU Extension Experts

OTTAWA, Ohio – Soil researchers across the Midwest, including agronomists and scientists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, want to help growers unlock the secrets of soil health to improve yields, lower input costs and increase farm income.

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Chow Line: How to store potatoes, onions

Chow Line: How to store potatoes, onions

My boyfriend stores potatoes and onions in the refrigerator. I keep them in the pantry. Who’s right?

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