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Ohio State Survey to Explore Ohio Farm Custom Work Rate

Ohio State Survey to Explore Ohio Farm Custom Work Rate

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Agricultural economists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences want to know how much Ohio growers engage farm workers and machinery operators as part of the college’s Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey.

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What Can You Do With Your Woods? Get Answers Feb. 11

What Can You Do With Your Woods? Get Answers Feb. 11

BUCYRUS, Ohio -- They’re talking trees and turkeys Tuesday, and there’s still time to sign up to be there.

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Chow Line: Debate continues over ‘disease’ label (2/7/14)

Chow Line: Debate continues over ‘disease’ label (2/7/14)

I’m not sure what to make of the fact that so many people are now calling obesity a “disease.” What’s the point? Isn’t it a cop-out?

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Strawberry Season Extension, Berry Marketing Workshop Offered March 19

Strawberry Season Extension, Berry Marketing Workshop Offered March 19

WAUSEON, Ohio – The growing popularity and demand for locally grown foods offers growers who are looking for ways to generate additional income a viable alternative using land they already have, according to an educator with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Monthly Webinars to Help Growers and Producers Enhance Marketing, Improve and Expand Sales

CANFIELD, Ohio – Growers and producers – have you ever wondered how to go about marketing your hops to Ohio’s microbreweries? Or how about getting your meats into area grocery stores or restaurants? Have you ever wondered how to make sure your food business or operation has a strong, income-building presence in the mobile media arena?

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Agronomists Offer Webinars for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers Feb. 11 and 25

Agronomists Offer Webinars for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers Feb. 11 and 25

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers wanting to learn more about corn yield optimization, corn seed treatments and high-input soybean production can take advantage of a series of upcoming webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Ohio Commercial Berry Production School March 4 to Offer Growers Options to Deal with Winter Injury in Small Fruit Plants

Ohio Commercial Berry Production School March 4 to Offer Growers Options to Deal with Winter Injury in Small Fruit Plants

PIKETON, Ohio – The polar vortex and subsequent arctic cold temperatures throughout the region this winter have left many small fruit growers seeing varying degrees of winter injury in their plants, according to a small fruit crops expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: Chocolate, wine grab the headlines (1/31/14)

Chow Line: Chocolate, wine grab the headlines (1/31/14)

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I am wondering about the so-called health benefits of chocolate and wine. I hear a lot about that this time of year, but I’m skeptical. Is there any truth to the hype?

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Ohio State Team Promotes Nature-based 'ECO-farming'

Ohio State Team Promotes Nature-based 'ECO-farming'

PIKETON, Ohio – A team of scientists and educators from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences now spells farming with three extra letters.

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Family Fundamentals: Know how long you need to store tax records

Family Fundamentals: Know how long you need to store tax records

I’m starting to collect the documents I need to file taxes this year, and I noticed we still have tax records for the past decade in our files. How long do we need to keep them?

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Chow Line: Make food donations count (1/24/14)

Chow Line: Make food donations count (1/24/14)

I helped during a recent food drive, and I saw some of the donated items were past their expiration date. Is that OK? Are they safe?

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National Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference to Feature Local Farmer Who Has Benefited from Ohio State Research

National Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference to Feature Local Farmer Who Has Benefited from Ohio State Research

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio farmer who has worked with agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to further implement cover crop usage on his 1,150-acre farm will discuss his experiences during a conference next month that will be broadcast nationwide at locations including the Ohio State University Extension office in Wayne County.

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Advanced Planning Can Help Growers, Producers Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

Advanced Planning Can Help Growers, Producers Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Extensive winter storms, power outages, traumatic farm injuries, tornados and fires are just some of the kinds of conditions that can lead growers and producers to need assistance from emergency first responders, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Sustainable Farming Conference Features 17 Ohio State Presenters, Feb. 14-16

Sustainable Farming Conference Features 17 Ohio State Presenters, Feb. 14-16

COLUMBUS, Ohio – From stink bug and weed management to recruiting farm labor and agricultural marketing trends, researchers and industry experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will present the latest information on some of the key issues in organic and sustainable agriculture next month during Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference.

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Chow Line: Drink up: Choose water first for thirst (1/17/14)

Chow Line: Drink up: Choose water first for thirst (1/17/14)

None of my kids drink a lot of water. Should I encourage them to drink more?

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Hops Production Workshop is Feb. 13

Hops Production Workshop is Feb. 13

WOOSTER, Ohio – Growers looking to supply hops to Ohio’s booming microbrewering industry need to first research which varieties of hops craft brewers want to avoid the costly mistake of investing in the wrong types, a horticulture expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Ohio State Coyote Expert to Be Featured on PBS Show 'Nature' Jan. 22

Ohio State Coyote Expert to Be Featured on PBS Show 'Nature' Jan. 22

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Stan Gehrt, a noted authority on urban coyotes, will be one of the experts featured in next week’s episode of the PBS show “Nature.”

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Ohio State University Conference Offers Education and Support for Cover Crops, Conservation Tillage, March 4-5

Ohio State University Conference Offers Education and Support for Cover Crops, Conservation Tillage, March 4-5

ADA, Ohio – As more and more growers discover the benefits of cover crops to their overall soil health and use them on their farmland, Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will offer a day-long workshop on the impact and benefits of cover crops during this year’s Conservation Tillage Conference March 4-5.

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Farm Bill Legislative Committee Considers Dairy Safety Net Alternative Offered by Ohio State University Economists in Potential Compromise

Farm Bill Legislative Committee Considers Dairy Safety Net Alternative Offered by Ohio State University Economists in Potential Compromise

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A dairy safety net alternative formulated recently by a pair of dairy economists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is currently being discussed by lawmakers as a potential compromise to possibly end the dairy standoff that is one of the latest roadblocks in getting a new farm bill passed.

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Chow Line: Peanut butter a hearty choice (1/10/14)

Chow Line: Peanut butter a hearty choice (1/10/14)

Is peanut butter as good for you as peanuts are? And are peanuts as healthful as other nuts?

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