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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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2014 Guide on Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Available for Growers

2014 Guide on Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Available for Growers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With wet weather continuing to create harvest and planting delays, a new guide developed by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is available to help growers check their crops’ development.

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Weed Specialist: Try to Apply Fall Herbicide Treatments Before December

Weed Specialist: Try to Apply Fall Herbicide Treatments Before December

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Now is a good time for growers to apply herbicide treatments to their fields to control weeds and help ensure a good start for spring planting.

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Oct. 21

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Oct. 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Oct. 21.

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Family Fundamentals: Examine your policy for savings on car insurance

Family Fundamentals: Examine your policy for savings on car insurance

We’re taking a look at our regular expenses, and I think we might be paying too much for car insurance. What’s the best way to find out?

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$500,000 Gift from Dorothy Teater Creates New CFAES Endowment

$500,000 Gift from Dorothy Teater Creates New CFAES Endowment

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A $500,000 gift from Dorothy Teater and her four sons to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will help both natural resources students and in-career professionals.

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