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Is Green Energy in Your Future? Attend Nov. 19 Ohio State Workshop to Find Out

Is Green Energy in Your Future? Attend Nov. 19 Ohio State Workshop to Find Out

WOOSTER, Ohio -- A growing number of businesses and organizations are turning to green energy solutions to meet their power needs, manage waste and boost sustainability. Learn more about this trend and the opportunities it offers at Ohio State University's 2013 Renewable Energy Workshop, to be held Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wooster.

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Oct. 16

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Oct. 16

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Oct. 16.

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OSU Entomologists: Stink Bugs Could Injure Corn in Addition to Soybeans

OSU Entomologists: Stink Bugs Could Injure Corn in Addition to Soybeans

WOOSTER, Ohio – Field crop growers may already be aware that stink bugs could cause injury to soybeans, but it seems the smelly pests could also cause problems for both sweet and field corn, entomologists with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Government Shutdown Aside, Sequester Cuts Potentially Devastating

Government Shutdown Aside, Sequester Cuts Potentially Devastating

Economists concerned about slashes in local, state-level statistical data

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Chow Line: Cut back on sugar, high-fructose or not (10/11/13)

Chow Line: Cut back on sugar, high-fructose or not (10/11/13)

I keep hearing different things about high-fructose corn syrup. Some people say it’s a lot worse than sugar, and others say it’s just the same. Who’s right?

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Ohio State Researchers Clone a Gene that Regulates Fruit Size in Vegetable, Fruit Crops

Ohio State Researchers Clone a Gene that Regulates Fruit Size in Vegetable, Fruit Crops

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Do you enjoy big, plump tomatoes? If so, you should give thanks to a gene that arose thousands of years ago as early farmers in South America began domesticating this popular fruit, according to Ohio State University crop scientists.

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Family Fundamentals: School policies can help prevent bullying (10/13)

Family Fundamentals: School policies can help prevent bullying (10/13)

I’m concerned that my daughter’s middle school isn’t addressing bullying very effectively. What sorts of things should schools be doing to reduce the problem?

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Ohio State University to Offer Series of Tax Schools Statewide, November and December

Ohio State University to Offer Series of Tax Schools Statewide, November and December

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Experienced tax preparers wanting to learn about federal tax law changes and updates for this year as well as learn more about issues they may encounter when filing individual and small business 2013 tax returns can take advantage of a series of two-day income tax schools offered by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Chow Line: Make food safety your tailgate goal (10/4/13)

Chow Line: Make food safety your tailgate goal (10/4/13)

Some friends tailgate before football games, complete with grilling burgers and brats in the parking lot outside the stadium. But they don’t seem to take basic food safety precautions. They say they’ve never had a problem, but are there guidelines I can give them?

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Researchers Hope to Ignite Communities to Combat Childhood Obesity

Researchers Hope to Ignite Communities to Combat Childhood Obesity

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is teaming up with researchers at Kansas State and South Dakota State universities in a project to study how to take a community approach to combat childhood obesity in limited-income urban neighborhoods.

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Corn Growers Need to Look Out for Western Corn Rootworm Damage

Corn Growers Need to Look Out for Western Corn Rootworm Damage

WOOSTER, Ohio – Corn growers who find unexpected lodging during harvest could find that the problem is caused by Bt-resistant western corn rootworm, an entomologist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.

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Workshops to Promote the Use Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health, Water Quality and Yields

Workshops to Promote the Use Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health, Water Quality and Yields

CELINA, Ohio – Growers who want to improve soil health, reduce soil erosion and cut down on nutrient losses may want to consider using cover crops such as oilseed radish, cereal rye, or Austrian winter pea and crimson clover, according to a soil expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Ohio State University to Offer Agriculture and Natural Resources Tax Webinar and Workshop Dec. 19

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will host a day-long tax webinar and workshop Dec. 19 for those who want to learn more about federal tax law changes and updates they may encounter when filing 2013 tax returns for farmers.

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Chow Line: Farm to School efforts worthwhile

Chow Line: Farm to School efforts worthwhile

My children complain that they do not like the “healthy” lunches at their school this year. I’ve heard some schools are serving fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms, and I think that might help. How can I find out more?

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Ohio State University to Offer Year-end Tax Tips for Farmers at Nov. 4 Workshop

Ohio State University to Offer Year-end Tax Tips for Farmers at Nov. 4 Workshop

GREENVILLE, Ohio – Farmers and producers looking to plan ahead for tax filing this year can learn about federal tax law changes and updates, as well as potential money-saving tips they can use when filing 2013 tax returns, from tax experts at Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Ohio State’s Newly Developed Intelligent Sprayer Reduces Pesticide Use, Off-target Contamination

Ohio State’s Newly Developed Intelligent Sprayer Reduces Pesticide Use, Off-target Contamination

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new “intelligent” sprayer designed and developed jointly by engineers from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service can reduce pesticide use up to 73 percent by growers while reducing off-target contamination.

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Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Sept. 24

Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Sept. 24

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as Sept. 24.

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Family Fundamentals: Ohio Saves can help you with savings goals (September 2013)

Family Fundamentals: Ohio Saves can help you with savings goals (September 2013)

I had high hopes in January that we would build up our emergency fund to a respectable amount by the end of the year. Although we’ve made some progress, we haven’t been keeping on track. How can we do better in the future?

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2013 Farm Science Review Sees Increased Attendance, Concludes on a High Note

2013 Farm Science Review Sees Increased Attendance, Concludes on a High Note

LONDON, Ohio – With an attendance of 129,864 visitors to this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 17-19 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, organizers hailed the 51st annual trade show a success.

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Chow Line: Limiting sodium a good idea for most (9/20/13)

Chow Line: Limiting sodium a good idea for most (9/20/13)

My father, who has high blood pressure, has recently started using more salt, saying he has read that it’s not as bad as people think. Can that be right?

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