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Tree School Set for Ohio State Mansfield

Tree School Set for Ohio State Mansfield

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program will hold its 2014 Tree School from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. May 3 in Ovalwood Hall on Ohio State University’s Mansfield campus, 1760 University Drive.

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Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium is May 16

Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium is May 16

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Attorneys with Ohio State University Extension's Agricultural and Resource Law Program will offer a day-long legal conference May 16 designed to offer attorneys insight into key issues that affect farmers and agribusiness, organizers said.

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Chow Line: Labeling genetically modified foods (4/11/14)

Chow Line: Labeling genetically modified foods (4/11/14)

I'm surprised that genetically modified foods aren’t required to be labeled. Why aren’t they?

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Media Advisory: Sudden Temperature Drop’s Impact on Gardens

Media Advisory: Sudden Temperature Drop’s Impact on Gardens

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Just when Ohioans finally experienced springtime warmth with temperatures in the 80s in some areas on Sunday, winter’s long reach is back in the headlines with cold temperatures and snow showers forecast Tuesday.

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'Plant That Ate the South' Is Here: Poster Tells Public to Watch Out for Kudzu

'Plant That Ate the South' Is Here: Poster Tells Public to Watch Out for Kudzu

Kudzu, the “plant that ate the South,” is now in Ohio. And experts with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences want people to know it.

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Most of Ohio’s 2014 Wine Grape Crop Lost Due to Polar Vortex, Ohio State Survey Finds

Most of Ohio’s 2014 Wine Grape Crop Lost Due to Polar Vortex, Ohio State Survey Finds

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The prolonged and extremely frigid temperatures experienced in Ohio earlier this year have destroyed a majority of the crop of popular wine grape varieties grown in the state, according to a survey recently conducted by Ohio State University’s Grape Team.

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Ohio State Study: What Happens to a River When a Dam Comes Down?

Ohio State Study: What Happens to a River When a Dam Comes Down?

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tear down a dam and a river will change. But just how much? And what will it do to what lives in the river? To find out, scientists in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are looking no farther than their own backyard.

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Upcoming Sessions Target On-farm Food Safety for Fruit, Vegetable Growers

Upcoming Sessions Target On-farm Food Safety for Fruit, Vegetable Growers

WOOSTER, Ohio -- A series of training sessions hosted by Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program continues through May and possibly into June, before the growing season gets into full swing. The Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) sessions provide produce growers the basics of on-farm food safety.

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Chow Line: Enjoy seafood, but do so safely (4/4/14)

Chow Line: Enjoy seafood, but do so safely (4/4/14)

I read about a seafood processor that was shut down because of food safety concerns. We’re trying to eat more seafood these days. Should we be doing anything special to avoid foodborne illness?

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Register by April 3 for Organic Farming Program’s Spring Meeting

Register by April 3 for Organic Farming Program’s Spring Meeting

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program holds its 2014 spring symposium, “Partnering for Growth and Success in Organic Agriculture,” on April 7 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster.

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Chow Line: Lists of ‘bad’ foods often not helpful (3/28/14)

Chow Line: Lists of ‘bad’ foods often not helpful (3/28/14)

I often see website ads that say, “Never eat these foods.” Sometimes there is a picture of a banana. I have never clicked on those ads, but I am curious. Shouldn’t we eat bananas? And what other foods shouldn’t we eat?

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Family Fundamentals: Organize financial records in case of emergency (March 2014)

Family Fundamentals: Organize financial records in case of emergency (March 2014)

A friend’s father passed away last year. She later remarked that it was a big relief to find he had left his financial records organized and easy for her to find. I’m single and live far from family, so I’d like to make sure my papers are organized, too, just in case. How should I begin?

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Chow Line: Dairy an easy way to get calcium (3/21/14)

Chow Line: Dairy an easy way to get calcium (3/21/14)

I know a few people who insist that dairy foods are bad for you. Is there any truth to that?

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of March

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of March

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

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Chow Line: Data on obesity rates questioned (3/7/14)

Chow Line: Data on obesity rates questioned (3/7/14)

I’ve read the news that the obesity rate among preschoolers has dropped, but that some are skeptical. What’s the issue?

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A Path to Energy Freedom? March 25 Talk on Local Solar Co-ops

A Path to Energy Freedom? March 25 Talk on Local Solar Co-ops

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute hosts a talk on “Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops” by Greg Pace, a member of the Clintonville (Ohio) Solar Energy Co-op and a certified photovoltaic installer, on March 25 in Wooster.

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Chow Line: Some carb choices better than others (2/28/14)

Chow Line: Some carb choices better than others (2/28/14)

I recently had a physical, and the results of my blood sugar test were a little high. Since then, I started examining carbohydrate amounts on Nutrition Facts labels, and am surprised at how many carbs are in one of my favorite foods, black beans. Can I fit black beans into a lower-carb diet?

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How One Ohio County Responded to Shale Development

How One Ohio County Responded to Shale Development

Other communities can learn from Jefferson County’s experience, researcher says

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Leaves in Absence? How to ID Trees in Winter

Leaves in Absence? How to ID Trees in Winter

CHARDON, Ohio -- The trees in Chardon’s Big Creek Park will still be bare at the end of March. And that’s good.

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Family Fundamentals: Examine decision to live together beforehand (2/2014)

Family Fundamentals: Examine decision to live together beforehand (2/2014)

Does living together before marriage help or hurt a relationship?

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